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20 min ago | Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar refugees face hardships back home

Refugees residing on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar have faced severe hardships upon returning home, with many being forced to return to refugee camps in Thailand.

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3 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 Opens Doors for International Firms to Enter Budding Market

Trade show to introduce new technology to boost productivity of local manufacturing sector Singapore, July 31, 2014 - - Myanmar's first dedicated manufacturing trade exhibition will be held at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon, from 2 - 4 October 2014.

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7 hrs ago | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Ooredoo SIM cards go on limited sale in Burma

Some shops in Mandalay have already begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about when its mobile phone cards will go on general sale.

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11 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Budget boom at Don Mueang

A new flock of no-frills airlines is descending on Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, whose significance as the region's low-cost carrier hub is growing amid optimism for a traffic recovery.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Students walk near a public school in Rangoon in 2013.

Burma's Union Parliament passed a National Education Bill during a legislative session on Wednesday, bringing the nation's derelict schooling system one step closer to an overhaul.

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16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

'Golden Triangle' drug bust

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilogrammes of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

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18 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's UEC Under Fire for Election Rule Changes

People count votes at a ballot station during by-elections in Rangoon on April 1, 2012.

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20 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

ANA kills Myanmar airline stake plan

Japan's All Nippon Airways has dropped its plan to buy a 49% stake in a Myanmar airline, blaming "intensified" competition in the country as it quickly emerges from years of economic isolation.

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22 hrs ago | Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar's IPR laws near completion

Though Myanmar has reopened its door to the world for two years, many famous international brands, franchises, cars and product lines remain absent.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Foreign Policy

Dirty Old Town

In eastern Myanmar, just a stone's throw from the Chinese border, lies a den of drug smuggling, gambling, and vice.

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Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: The nationwide ceasefire agreement at a glance - Aung Naing Oo

At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it's hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar's draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world's lengthiest ceasefire deal.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Asia News Network

YANGON: US condemns lack of freedom of religion in Myanmar

Myanmar has suffered another blow to its record for human-rights violations as it has been placed on a list of countries that breach the right to freedom of religion.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar religion

On 26th Street in downtown Yangon is a building almost hidden from sight and barely noticed by those who pass it every day.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Gauging Ethnic Angst Over Proportional Representation in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi stands during a vote in Parliament's Lower House on July 24, voicing her opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Vehicles travel along a stretch of the highway linking Mandalay and Rangoon.

The Burmese government and private tow companies have teamed up to provide emergency services along the Rangoon-Naypyidaw-Mandalay highway, a 386-mile stretch of road macabrely dubbed the "death highway" for the frequent fatalities that have plagued it.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Deeper Change Brings Deeper Resistance'

Tom Malinowski, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, recently made his first visit to Burma, leading a delegation of senior officials to Rangoon, Naypyidaw, and Mon and Karen states from June 22-28.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Burmanet

Mizzima News: Enforcement, corruption: The challenges to preservation

The illegal logging of rosewood in Myanmar and throughout the region highlights the challenge of preservation in the absence of adequate enforcement.

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Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 Introduction: Good evening and thank you all for coming today.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Australian Universities Court Burmese Students

Higher education officials from Australia in the coming years hope to draw more Burmese students to study in their country, the world's third most popular international destination for college-goers, with the land down under holding its first education exhibition in Burma over the weekend.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Conditions 'deplorable' in Arakan IDP camps, says new UN envoy

Concluding a ten-day visit to Burma, the UN's new special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, painted a decidedly mixed picture of the country's ongoing reform process at a press conference held at Rangoon airport on Saturday evening.

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