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1 hr ago | World Press Freedom Review

Myanmar president will not intervene in jailed journalists' case

Myanmar's minister of Information and presidential advisor, U Ye Htut, told an International Press Institute delegation this week that President U Thein Sein will not interfere in the ongoing case of four journalists and a media CEO sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the 1923 Official Secrets Act.

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5 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon Land Protest Leader Gets 8 Months in Prison

A woman ties on a headband identifying her as a former owner of land in Michaungkan village, in Rangoon's Thingangyun Township, which protesters say was confiscated by the Burma Army in the early 1990s.

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5 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Parliament Speakers Consider Revision of Penal Code for Journalists

Speakers of both houses of Burma's Parliament "generally agree" on the need to revise century-old sections of the country's penal code that have been used to jail journalists, according to a leading member of the Interim Press Council.

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6 hrs ago | Newsday

Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

A Buddhist monk collects alms in Yangon, where a cleric has ruled that no shoes or umbrellas are to be used in the Burmese city - even during the country's monsoon season.

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11 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Definition of Political Prisoner Sought With Govt, Activists at Odds

A workshop was convened this week in Rangoon to decide what constitutes a political prisoner, taking on a divisive issue that continues to weigh down on Burma's reform narrative.

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13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Has the United States Forgotten Suu Kyi?

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets National League for Democracy chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Rangoon on Sunday evening.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Nationwide Ceasefire Will Happen This Year'

Nai Hong Sar, head of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team , speaks during recent talks with government negotiators in Rangoon.

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The Nation

MICE: Thailand, Myanmar forge 'landmark' cooperation agreement

THE THAILAND Convention and Exhibition Bureau is teaming up with Myanmar's largest business association to hold trade shows and related events in both countries, as Myanmar continues its rapid opening to international business.

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Newsday

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Banks Fret Over Foreign Competition

Private Burmese banks are calling on the country's Central Bank to be more transparent in plans to grant limited operating licenses to foreign banks next month.

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Hispanic Business

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Interim Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2014

* Underlying profit attributable to shareholders increased by 73% to , Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSH, commented:"The past six months has been a very busy and exciting period for the Company's development.

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Bangkok Post

Vietnam, Myanmar test 3 for Ebola

Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa suffering fever, health officials said.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Regional Links Aiding Drug Syndicates in Burma: UNODC

Regional integration offers greater opportunities to narcotics producers and traffickers in Burma, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Wednesday, at a time when Asia's demand for methamphetamines shows signs of accelerating.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Workers are seen awaiting customers behind a PTT logo at a fuel station in Bangkok.

The military takeover in Thailand is prompting a new push by the country's oil companies to press for business in Burma, an industry analyst said.

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The Nation

Thai Oil

Thai Oil Plc TOP is currently looking for overseas expansion in order to boost its growth and add its value in a long run, starting in Myanmar and Indonesia .

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Leaders Want Suu Kyi to Observe Signing of National Ceasefire

Leaders from ethnic armed groups met with Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace process.

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Korea Herald

Lotte vice chief to meet Myanmar's deputy minister

The Myanmarese economic deputy minister is expected to meet with Lotte Group's vice chairman Lee In-won in early September when he visits here.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Farmers harvest opium poppies in northern Karenni State.

An ethnic Pa-O political leader has issued advice to the Burmese government on its opium eradication efforts-either take serious action or stop harassing the farmers who are left with few choices but to grow poppies.

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Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar workers eye jobs in Macau

Myanmar workers will be sent to work in casinos and factories in Macau, Min Hlaing, chairman of the Overseas Employment Agency Federation, said on Saturday.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Made in Myanmar' - and With Vivid Colors

A group art show, "Made in Myanmar," is now on display at the Lokanat art gallery in downtown Rangoon, and as its name suggests, it features paintings that depict life in Burma.

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