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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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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.
The illegal logging of rosewood in Myanmar and throughout the region highlights the challenge of preservation in the absence of adequate enforcement.
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.
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.
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.
Burma's leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.
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.
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.
Surrounded by green fertile highlands and with a clear flowing river running through it, Kyauk Khet is a quiet village of two parts.
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.
Thais will need to "reset" their mindset and conduct constructive, well-focused research if they hope to prosper in the Asean community era.
Sharr Htut Eaindra smiles after being crowned in Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 pageant in Yangon, Myanmar, July 26, 2014.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 05:45 pm
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