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  1. Diver Dies From Injuries in Military Plane Crash SearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A diver who was injured in the search for the crashed Y-8 military aircraft died on Thursday evening, according to the Facebook page of the office of the commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military. U Saw Naing of Ana-Wa-Min diving service from Yangon's Dala Township joined the Tatmadaw in order to find the plane, which crashed in the Andaman Sea on June 7. However, U Saw Naing and his colleague from the service, U Thant Zin Oo, was placed in an intensive care unit at the military hospital in Yangon's Mingaladon Township after experiencing problems with the change in pressure.

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  2. A slow ride through Yangon's outdated charmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Bangkok Post

    The charmingly decrepit Circle Line is a functioning if fading piece of the past; commuters say modernisation cannot come soon enough By Adam Dean fresh produce: Vegetable vendors crowd a platform at the Danyingon train station, on the 28-mile Circle Line around Yangon, Myanmar. To ride Yangon's charmingly decrepit Circle Line train is to ride through history.

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  3. Train around Yangon: Old, slow, and beats trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Built more than 60 years ago to connect rural suburbs and townships to the city's commercial heart, its trains -- some almost as old as the line itself -- move nearly 100,000 people a day, in a slow, 28-mile loop around Myanmar's biggest city. Like much else in the country, which is still emerging from decades of isolation under military rule, the Circle Line is a functioning, if fading, piece of the past.

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  4. Personal Tribute to a Communist VeteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    On May 29, 2017, Yebaw Htun Lin, a leading member of the Communist Party of Burma , passed away in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. He had been rushed to the hospital with sudden gastric pain, and died soon afterwards.

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  5. Displaced and Forgotten, Kaman Search for a New HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 2 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Father-of-two U Khin Maung Shwe works as a motorcycle taxi driver outside Rangoon. His wife, Daw Ni La, runs a small shop.

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  6. Yangon's Circle LineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Nation

    AT Yangon Central Railway Station, steel wheels of the Circle Line Train spin on the rusty tracks, as the train departs on a 46-kilometre journey. Despite the circular route through 39 stations, the trip only takes passengers about three hours.

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  7. Court Rejects New Arrest Warrant in U Ko Ni Murder TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Rangoon Division High Court rejected a petition from a lawyer in the U Ko Ni murder trial requesting a new arrest warrant be issued in Naypyidaw for fugitive Aung Win Khaing on Friday. Lawyer U Nay La-representing the family of the National League for Democracy's assassinated legal adviser U Ko Ni-presented the criminal revision to the divisional court on April 28. Aung Win Khaing is suspected of involvement in the murder but remains at large.

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  8. Drug Bust Nabs 14 Million Amphetamine TabletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Security forces captured a huge shipment of illegal drugs on Saturday in Padaung Township, Pegu Division, according to multiple government sources. The authorities seized a shipment of 14 million amphetamine tablets that were packed inside a light truck that had stopped in Padaung Township, the Ministry of Defense announced via Facebook.

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  9. Ministry Promotes Quartz IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | The Nation

    The Industry Ministry is pushing for the development of quartz mining, as this mineral is an important raw material for the production of solar panels. According to the ministry's Department of Primary Industries and Mines, the Kingdom has reserves of 25 million tonnes of high-quality quartz that could be used to manufacture about 6 million tonnes of solar-cell-grade silicon, which in turn could generate 1 million megawatts of electricity, or 24 times Thailand's peak power demand recorded this year.

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  10. Zaykabar Group's U Khin Shwe to Open Private MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    U Khin Shwe, chairman of the Zaykabar Group of Companies, announced plans to open a private museum in Rangoon's Mingaladon Township in which to showcase his collection of antiques, art and natural history artifacts. Around three acres has been allocated for the project, which is awaiting approval for construction from the Yangon City Development Committee and is set to be completed in two years.

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  11. Rangoon Authority to Release Air Quality DataRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Information on Rangoon's air quality will be released around next May, according to the Yangon City Development Committee . The YCDC environmental conservation and sanitation department has been monitoring air quality in Burma's commercial capital since April last year and plans to continue monitoring until next April, according to deputy department head Dr. Aung Myint Maw.

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  12. Army Trucks Caught in Potentially Illegal Acid Shipment in PyayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Authorities in Pyay have intervened after two military trucks carrying acid featured on the Ministry of Industry's list of prohibited and restricted chemicals entered a residential ward of the central Burmese town on Thursday. Locals alerted police after the two trucks, belonging to the army's Mingaladon vehicle fleet in Rangoon, transported the acid in 144 five-gallon jerry cans to a battery-making workshop in Gandamar ward, where they were weighed.

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  13. Earthquake Committee: A Rangoon Quake Would Be 'Devastating'Read the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Myanmar Earthquake Committee was founded in 1999 and conducts seismological research on active fault lines and past earthquakes in Burma. Until significant earthquakes hit the country in the last few years, including a 6.8-magnitude quake in Bagan in August this year, the public had not recognized the importance of the committee and its research.

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  14. Myanmar Times: Parliament approves Ministry of Education's ADB loan - Swan Ye HtutRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | Burmanet

    An MP has hit back against accusations from a government minister that he criticised an educational program without knowing what he was talking about. Education minister U Myo Thein Gyi said Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Aung Hlaing Win had got his facts wrong when he spoke.

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  15. Myanmar Times: Blacklisted workers unhireable: Activists - Zaw Zaw HtweRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2016 | Burmanet

    Factory owners are circulating a blacklist of about 85 workers associated with trade union activity and the organisation of industrial action, workers' representatives say. Known activists are finding it increasingly difficult to find employment even as employers are ordered to rehire workers dismissed for union-related activity.

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