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21 min ago | South China Morning Post

Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur formally best known for his high profile as the founder of Giordano, one of Asia's biggest retailers.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Investigator Meets With Thilawa Residents Over JICA Complaint

An independent Japanese investigator has met with local communities displaced by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone to carry out an inquiry into a complaint filed by the villagers over the Japan-backed investment project near Rangoon.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

West Hawaii Today

Myanmar opens up economy, but true democracy is still elusive

YANGON, Myanmar- On a recent rain-soaked night, the ancient gold Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, glowed through the mist in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel

Knowledge@Wharton

Myanmar: Has the 'Frontier' Economy's Time Finally Arrived?

Leveraging their longtime presence and hefty government backing, Japanese businesses eager to hedge their risks in China and find new offshore production bases and markets are rushing into Myanmar, setting up factories and taking on mentoring roles across a wide range of industries, from stock trading to rice growing.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Media Group Criticizes Deportation of Burmese Journalists

A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Thailand

Bangkok Post

5m want Myanmar charter changed

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy

Burmanet

Mizzima News: Thilawa SEZ: Some unanswered questions

Concerns about air and water pollution from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone have been raised at a meeting held by its management committee to give residents an opportunity to discuss concerns about the project's environmental impact.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Burma, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thais Find a Spiritual Home in Yangon

If you happen to be visiting Botataung Pagoda one day and suddenly notice a lot of Thai being spoken around you, don't be surprised.

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Related Topix: Burma, Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Southeast Asia

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Martyrs' Day observed on a grand scale

Burmese across the country paid tribute on Saturday to fallen independence hero Gen.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Standard

Burma link as Lai's money trail revealed

Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Thein Sein

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jan. 25, 2014 issued of the Unity journal is pictured in Rangoon.

Lawyers representing the four jailed journalists and manager of Unity journal on Monday submitted an appeal against their conviction, one of the lawyers told The Irrawaddy.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thai Arrest, Hand Over 3 in Burma Newspaper Trial

In state media, the government warned that it will take action against Rangoon-based Bi Mon Te Nay newspaper.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Prison

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rail coaches in Rangoon.

A proposed railway to link the planned industrial hub in Arakan State with China has been abandoned due to concerns over the potential cost and environmental impact of the project, according to a Myanma Railways official.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, China

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Thai banks step up push for licences in Myanmar

All four Thai banks in Myanmar are intensifying their efforts to secure banking licences in the belief that opening up of the industry will proceed despite opposition for local players.

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Related Topix: Burma

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Ooredoo announces distributors for Burma mobile rollout

Passengers and a rickshaw rider stand in the foreground of a illuminated Billboard advertising Telecom Company Ooredoo, in Yangon, Burma.

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The Paramus Post

Faith Space - Peace Photo Exhibit

Event sponsored by Rotary District 7490 and brought from Smile Education and Development Foundation, Yangon Burma -- pop up peace photo show will be held a Tuesday July 22, 2 to 9 pm at Paramus Library Peace Park in partnership with Paramus Rotary.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Paramus, NJ

The Nation

Buritara eyes Yangon in expansion plans

BURITARA DEVELOPMENT CO has set aside an investment budget of Bt2 billion to develop condominium projects in tourist destinations in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos this year and next.

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Related Topix: Burma, Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Southeast Asia, Laos Travel, Laos, Thailand Travel

Canada.com

Gormley: Shooting an elephant in Burma

In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, waves as he embraces Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing members of the media at Suu Kyi's residence in Yangon, Myanmar.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

Burma takes another step toward repressing its media

Donor countries should bring diplomatic pressure on Burma's government and reconsider their economic support for the country following Thursday's sentencing of four journalists of a magazine and the publication's chief executive to 10 years of hard labor in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism

Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar media say latest clashes caused by false rape claim

Myanmar's latest clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim men, state media reported Sunday.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

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