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  1. Myanmar Times: Will business linked to Thura U Shwe Mann escape unscathed? - Clare HammondRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    Thura U Shwe Mann's removal from power has shaken Myanmar's business elites and captured the attention of foreign investors. Since the Speaker of the lower house was ousted from his post as leader of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party after a midnight police raid on party headquarters earlier this month, some of country's most powerful businesspeople have been on edge, according to sources at major conglomerates.

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  2. Myanmar Times: As the sun rises in the Golden Land - Nicholas FarrellyRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    When you adjust your computer for "Yangon - Myanmar" you step into an unusual time-zone. At UTC+6:30, the country sets itself apart from its neighbours: Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh.

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  3. Myanmar Times: Chin government seeks K20 billion to repair flood damage - Chan Mya HtweRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    The Chin State government has asked Nay Pyi Taw for more than K20 billion to repair damage from recent flooding. Chin State was one of four states and regions, along with Rakhine State and Sagaing and Magwe regions, identified as national disaster areas by the Union government on July 31. State Minister for Forestry and Mining U Kyaw Nyein told The Myanmar Times that the flooding and subsequent landslides had damaged homes, schools, religious buildings, farmland and bridges.

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  4. Myanmar Times: Will business linked to Thura U Shwe Mann escape unscathed? - Clare HammondRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    Thura U Shwe Mann's removal from power has shaken Myanmar's business elites and captured the attention of foreign investors. Since the Speaker of the lower house was ousted from his post as leader of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party after a midnight police raid on party headquarters earlier this month, some of country's most powerful businesspeople have been on edge, according to sources at major conglomerates.

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  5. Myanmar Times: One last block for ceasefire talks - Lun Min MangRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    Armed ethnic groups are proposing a zero-sum bargain to break the months-long ceasefire deadlock: The government must make concessions to non-signing groups if the others are to join the agreement. The negotiations have so far not broken past the issue of the six groups the government doesn't want signing the ceasefire - three because they have an ongoing offensive against the Tatmadaw, and three because they have no armed wing.

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  6. Myanmar counts cost of flood disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Bangkok Post

    Flood victims walk through a muddy road to receive relief supplies from a private donor in Thabaung township in the Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar, on Aug 22, 2015. Recent monsoonal floods and landslides have taken a dreadful human toll, leaving at least 117 dead and 1.6 million people displaced, in 12 states and regions across Myanmar.

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  7. China's PLA delivers flood relief supplies to MyanmarRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Xinhuanet

    Two military aircraft from the Chinese People's Liberation Army arrived at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport Friday morning with relief supplies to flood victims of the country. The aid supplies were handed over to the Myanmar side and were received by Lieutenant-General Ye Aung of the Defense Ministry in the presence of Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang.

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  8. Myanmar Times: Minimum wage set at K3600 - Nyan Lynn Aung and Pyae Thet PhyoRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Burmanet

    After months of protest and dispute, the minimum wage was finally confirmed at K3600 per day at a final meeting with employers and worker representatives yesterday. The National Committee on the Minimum Wage said all participants had agreed on the amount at the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, which was the eighth to be held since the process was launched.

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  9. Myanmar Times: NLD and 88 Generation: It's time to unite - Sithu Aung MyintRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Burmanet

    It's barely 80 days to the November 8 general election. All agree on the importance of the vote.

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  10. AccorHotels keeps plans for Thailand despite blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Nation

    AccorHotels will continue expanding in Thailand despite the recent bombing in Bangkok, said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. AccorHotels will continue expanding in Thailand despite the recent bombing in Bangkok, said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.

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  11. Tap Oil inks production sharing contract for Myanmar blockRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | World Oil

    Tap Oil has formalized its entry into Myanmar following the signing of the Production Sharing Contract for the shallow water Block M-7 in the Moattama basin. Tap Energy Pte.

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  12. Myanmar Times: Speaker hands over USDP top job at party meeting -...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Burmanet

    Four days after being deposed as Union Solidarity and Development Party leader in a show of force by the government, Thura U Shwe Mann has handed over his position to U Htay Oo. The handover took place in front of President U Thein Sein at a closed-door meeting at the party's Nay Pyi Taw headquarters yesterday, the USDP said in a statement.

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  13. Suu Kyi confident of majority if Myanmar polls 'free and fair'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The coming elections will see the opposition leader's NLD party contest its first general election in more than two decades. File photo: National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during a press conference at her residence in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on July 11, 2015.

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  14. Bangkok Post: Thein Sein in palace coup to boost support - Larry JaganRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    Myanmar's president Thein Sein has launched a palace coup within the ruling party to shore up his support and end the presidential hopes of his rival, the speaker of the lower house Thura Shwe Mann. It also comes immediately after a massive shakeup in the army hierarchy - with nearly two hundred senior officers having retired or in the process of stepping down - and a major reshuffle in cabinet.

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  15. Myanmar Times: Election jitters as MIC gives permits - Su Phyo WinRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    Some claim this a sign that foreign business interest continues even as the election nears, though other experts say they may simply be older investments looking to solidify their status. A total of seven of the 11 investments are from foreign entities, with most earmarked for the garment industry, according to statistics posted on the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration website.

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  16. Myanmar Times: Japan pumps $10 million into agricultural research - Pyae Thet PhyoRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    Agro-Laboratories that will help Myanmar become the "food bank of Japan" will be completed next month. Nine labs being built by the Japan International Cooperation Agency on the campus of Nay Pyi Taw's Yezin Agricultural University will be completed by the end of September, said university rector U Myo Kywel on August 10. Japanese experts will teach at the labs, which cost US$10.6 million, starting November until 2019 in subjects including agricultural crops, plant husbandry, fertile topsoil and water science, plant diseases, entomology, gardening crops, agro-business, agro-engineering, and animal husbandry.

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  17. Myanmar Times: President's men to run as independent candidates - Ei Ei Toe LwinRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    Two key government ministers, U Soe Thein and U Aung Min, will register as independent candidates in the November 8 election - and likely run against their old party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, sources have confirmed. The two ministers made the decision after the party rejected their requests to run in "safe" seats in Kayah State, instead insisting they contest the seats they won in the 2010 election.

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  18. Mizzima: Thailand and Myanmar agree on concessions for Dawei SEZRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    A recent joint meeting between Thailand and Myanmar on the development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone touched on concession agreements for the project's initial development phase and a supplemental memorandum of understanding Thailand's The Nation reported on 10 August. The fourth Thailand-Myanmar joint high-level committee meeting for the SEZ and related project zones took place in Nay Pyi Taw on 5 August.

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  19. Myanmar incurs wrath of civic groups as hydropower solutions remain its main priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Nation

    MYANMAR'S Electric Power Ministry will go ahead with hydropower projects, the Minister for Electric Power, Industry, Science and Technology said last week amid reports of local resistance. Nyan Tun U told the Confexhub's Myanmar Green Energy Summit that the government would fulfil its target to achieve universal electricity access by 2030.

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  20. BANGKOK: Sickening treatment of the Rohingya continuesRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 22 | Asia News Network

    A country long associated with gross human rights violations, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is now trying to regulate private faith. But judging the atmosphere and conditions leading up to the passing of two laws in Nay Pyi Taw recently, morality was not high on the mind of Myanmar's parliamentarians.

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