Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 44 mins ago - 7 reports

Myanmar to resume repatriating Rohingyas

After a hiatus of almost a decade, the Myanmar government has agreed to resume the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.Following a bilateral meeting in Dhaka on Sunday August 31, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told reporters ... [Published The Golden Land - 44 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars.The former political prisoner is now working to end the persecution faced by her people, ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

Burma's e-Visa application service opens

Burma has today opened its e-Visa application service which it hopes will encourage more travellers to visit The new service, found at www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm, is designed to be user-friendly and has been introduced as part of the country’s plans to encourage ... [Published Telegraph - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Qatar telco Ooredoo's Myanmar start-up focuses on pay-as-you-go

2:00pm BST* Ooredoo has attracted over 1 mln customers since Aug. 2 launch* Solely on pre-paid packages, no immediate plans for post-paid* Telco also says fixed services can also wait* High data demand as many locals use Internet for first time* Company ... [Published Reuters UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Burma Releases Preliminary Results From First Census in Decades

Burmese Immigration and Population Minister Khin Yi announces preliminary results of the nationwide census in Rangoon on Saturday. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)RANGOON — Preliminary results have been released from Burma’s first census in since 1982, ... [Published Irrawaddy - 4 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Thailand: Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Source: Democratic Voice of BurmaCountry: Myanmar, Thailand Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 9 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Political, business leaders urged to focus on sustaining reform in Myanmar

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.YANGON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein Monday urged political and business leaders in the country to look beyond merely agreeing or disagreeing with the government's efforts and to focus on sustaining ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 5 reports

Suu Kyi warns farmers not to rush into selling their land

:08Lower House MP Aung San Suu Kyi meets farmers in Kawhmu Township, Yangon on August 30Yangon – Aung San Suu Kyi has warned farmers in her constituency not to rush into selling their land, saying prices will continue to rise over time.Suu Kyi, a Lower ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 20 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 15 reports

Rohingya repatriation to resume in 2 months

After a break of nine years, Myanmar has agreed to repatriate its verified Rohingya nationals camped in Cox’s Bazar in next two months, foreign secretary Shahidul Haque said in Dhaka on Sunday.After the foreign office’s consultations with a Myanmar delegation ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - 20 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 3 reports

Rohingya issue high on FOC agenda

:00:00 A A- A+ Bangladesh will seek "specific timeline" from Myanmar to repatriate its nationals during Sunday's (today) foreign secretary-level talks, a senior foreign ministry official says.  Dhaka will put forth its position even as it wants to give ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 21 reports

Myanmar census a surprise: 9 million people less than estimated

Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people – far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census.The state-run television, which announced the initial findings of the country’s first census ... [Published Investvine - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 4 reports

Myanmar, Russia Begin Inter-governmental Economic Cooperation

Myanmar and Russia will begin inter-governmental economic cooperation, state-media reported Saturday.Under an agreement reached between Myanmar Minister of National Planning and Economic Development Dr. Kan Zaw and Minister for Economic Development of ... [Published Live Trading News - Aug 30 2014]

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She adds that Singaporeans should not simply use the Speakers Corner as an outlet for venting their anger, "We shouldn't just be going down to the Speakers Corner when we're angry and we're not happy about things. We should be going down to the Speakers Corner in general, just because we want to have a conversation, to join in like-minded gatherings. It doesn't have to be always protesting something. It could be affirming something. That's the part we don't do as much. That's why the silent majority must be awakened so that their voices can be heard."
"In addition we are analyzing the prospects for concluding such agreements with other members of ASEAN. Joint and coordinated work of the EEU and ASEAN on infrastructure projects, which are making the transport of goods between our countries faster and less expensive, is allowing for the creation of an effective bridge between the West and East. We are ready to cooperate with ASEAN on a whole number of issues, including trade facilitation, the development of a mechanism of a "single window", electronic commerce, integrated construction, food safety and the development of a multilateral trade system" Slepnev said
"Right now, the Buddhists are becoming more afraid of the Muslims and vice versa."
"We are tracking down the last suspect and hope to capture him soon" he said

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Speakers' Corner, 14 years on [Published Channel NewsAsia - 42 mins ago]
Myanmar to resume repatriating Rohingyas [Published The Golden Land - 44 mins ago]
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Customs Union could start official trade cooper... [Published Interfax.com - 1 hour ago]
Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 1 hour ago]
Rohingya ransom racket [Published The Sun Daily - 1 hour ago]
Burma's e-Visa application service opens [Published Telegraph - 1 hour ago]
Qatar telco Ooredoo's Myanmar start-up focuses ... [Published Reuters UK - 2 hours ago]
South Asia Intelligence Review, Volume 13, No. 9 [Published South Asian Terrorism Portal - 2 hours ago]
Market Growth and Moral Decline in Mong La [Published Irrawaddy - 2 hours ago]
Chinese gas distributors stumble ahead of price... [Published Interfax Energy - 2 hours ago]
FLASH: LIBYA'S ELECTED PARLIAMENT ASKS ABDULLAH... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar introduces new move to increase mobile ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 2 hours ago]
PM for using huge potential of sea resources th... [Published Energy Bangla - 2 hours ago]
Tehran to host 53rd AALCO annual meeting [Published IRIB World Service - 2 hours ago]
Leaders receive congratulatory messages on 69th... [Published VietnamPlus - 2 hours ago]
Bullet Points: 1 September 2014 [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
KNU suspends membership of ethnic alliance [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
China’s pipeline imports continue to outpace LN... [Published Bunker Ports News Worldwide - 3 hours ago]
ACO Investment to develop 300MW solar energy pr... [Published Clean Technology Business Review - 3 hours ago]
Govt may roll the dice on legal casino approvals [Published Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago]
Ooredoo cuts prices for Pay As You Go promotion [Published Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago]
Ooredoo claims 1 million customers [Published Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago]
Telenor promises to build 8000 towers in five y... [Published Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago]
Samsung unveils plan for Burmese fonts [Published Myanmar Times - 3 hours ago]
Night Market Slated for Rangoon by Year’s End [Published Irrawaddy - 3 hours ago]
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Bullet Points: 1 September 2014 [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
On today’s edition of Bullet Points: Burma agrees on Rohingya repatriation . Rift emerges between KNU, ethnic council . Burma to sign rice deal with China. You can watch Bullet Points every weeknight on DVB TV after the 7 o’clock news. ...
KNU suspends membership of ethnic alliance [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
After walking out on ethnic talks on Sunday, the Karen National Union (KNU) has suspended its membership with the United Nationalities Federal Council. In a statement published on Sunday night, the KNU said they would not be sending a representative ...
Protesting Karenni farmers threatened by army c... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 4 hours ago]
Karenni farmers, who sent a letter to Commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing asking him to intervene in a local land dispute, say they have now been threatened by local military commanders. According to TuReh, a farmer from So-Lyar-Ku village in ...
Over 1,000 in Mandalay protest mining activities [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 6 hours ago]
The mining sector in Burma continues to receive flak, with protestors taking to the streets in Wetthay and Phetshay villages in Thabeikkyin, Mandalay. On 30 August, the villagers protested against the encroaching mining activities on village land and ...
Burma agrees to repatriate over 2,000 Rohingya ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 6 hours ago]
Burma has agreed to take back more than 2,000 Rohingya refugees from camps in Bangladesh following a bilateral agreement between delegations led by Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister Thant Kyaw and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister M Shahidul Haque in Dhaka ...
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Kerry arrives in Myanmar for ASEAN [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 09 2014]
2NE1 greets fans in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Aug 04 2014]
UN fears for Burma refugees [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 19 2014]
Gap Inc. ventures into Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 07 2014]
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Rethinking Reintegration Support for Myanmar Tr... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 29 2014]
Trafficked Myanmar Fishermen Return Home from I... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 22 2014]
UPS Establishes Freight Forwarding Services in ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Aug 19 2014]
Emerging Insurance Markets - Cambodia, Cuba, My... [Published Financial Services - Aug 06 2014]
Myanmar Investment Conference 2014 (Sept 25-27)... [Published Financial Services - Jul 14 2014]
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