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Pan Pacific Hotels has announced a conditional JV with Shwe Taung Group, one of Myanmar's real estate corporations and infrastructure development, to develop the first 'Pan Pacific' hotel in Myanmar, to be known as Pan Pacific Yangon.
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As the Southeast Asian Games got underway this week, local Burmese media groups say access to events has been restricted, limiting their ability to cover the landmark sporting event.
A reformist government and an easing of sanctions mean that Myanmar , a former pariah state in Western eyes, is increasingly open for business.
An Irishman, Laurence Carroll has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to become a Buddhist monk, and became famous in Burma in the early 20th Century for denouncing the spread of Christianity there.
If you're tired of downtown's hustle and bustle, and the endless traffic jams, and want to see the other side of Burma's rapidly growing commercial capital, just jump in a boat.
ICJ's Asia-Pacific Director Sam Zarifi and HGP Than Than Aye seen at an event to release an ICJ report on December 3 Corruptions and bribery remain embedded in Myanmar's judiciary system and the government and authorities continue to interfere in politically sensitive cases, the International Commission of Jurists said in a report released on ... (more)
The New York Times released a timely op-ed this week warning that investment in Burma could aid the military, whose power the reform drive is ostensibly aimed at diluting.
Tens of thousands of Burmese Baptists are celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of an American missionary who is credited with translating the first Burmese-language Bible and bringing Baptist Christianity to the country.
Normally, Burmese artist Win Pe Myint is known for his still-life oil paintings.
A Burmese activist who burned a Chinese flag during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon last week has been detained by the police.
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Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper.
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