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1 hr ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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Scoop

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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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's media bodies call for press protection

Burma's leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.

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Bangkok Post

Banks await big decision

Thai banks lead the Central Bank of Myanmar's nomination list for foreign bank licences, scheduled to be awarded later this year, say banking industry sources.

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Asia News Network

YANGON: Only five Myanmar companies pass transparency test

Of all 60 companies enlisting for the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business's transparency index, only five - led by Kanbawza Bank - earned enough points to pass the test.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The New Light of Myanmar's English and Burmese-language editions.

Burma's state-run English-language daily newspaper will from September be renamed and relaunched as a joint venture with a private company, the newspaper reported Sunday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Evicted

Surrounded by green fertile highlands and with a clear flowing river running through it, Kyauk Khet is a quiet village of two parts.

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Yahoo!

Stupa-fied in old Rangoon

Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, is sometimes overlooked by visitors in their haste to get to the temples of Pagan or the wonders of Inle Lake.

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The Nation

'Get to know the neighbours'

Thais will need to "reset" their mindset and conduct constructive, well-focused research if they hope to prosper in the Asean community era.

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LIRNEasia

Myanmar launch of Information lives of the poor book

The first translation of the book Information lives of the poor, co-authored by Laurent Elder, Rohan Samarajiva, Alison Gillwald and Hernan Galperin and published by IDRC, was ceremonially released in Yangon at at event on the 25th of July.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Xinhuanet

Sharr Htut Eaindra crowned in Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 pageant

Sharr Htut Eaindra smiles after being crowned in Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 pageant in Yangon, Myanmar, July 26, 2014.

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The Charlotte Observer

UN Myanmar envoy worried over camps for displaced

YANGON, Myanmar The U.N.'s new human rights envoy for Myanmar on Saturday expressed serious concern about the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country's human rights situation may be deteriorating.

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TEFL.com

Myanmar: Teacher of English, Yangon, Myanmar

I/We have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of TEFL Professional Network Ltd. and confirm this acceptance by entering my/our user name and password above and accessing the service.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

IRIN

Ceasefire but no demining in Myanmar's Kayah State

YANGON, 25 July 2014 - Landmine clearance in southern Myanmar's Kayah State has still not begun despite a 2012 ceasefire between the main armed groups and the government.

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Critical Distance BV Weblog

MN.23.07.1992.Moscow Radio Profile

Long before Putin there was a different type of media in Moscow. It was just gradually breaking free of the old Communist era, experimenting with all kinds of different formats.

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