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  1. Myanmar to hold parliament by-election in AprilRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    The by-election will be held to fill 18 vacant seats -- nine in the House of Representatives , three in the House of Nationalities and six in state parliaments. According to the UEC, the date for issuing forms to overseas voters to cast vote in advance is set between November 15 and December 15 and date for submission of names of candidates is between November 28 and December 7, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  2. 30 attackers killed in assaults on Myanmar border postsRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Five soldiers from the government troops were also killed in the clashes after three border posts were attacked by gunmen in Maungtaw since October 9, Xinhua news agency reported citing the Minister. The three border posts are Kyikanpyi in Maungtaw, Kotankauk in Rathedaung and Ngakhuya Office.

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  3. Frontier Myanmar: A year on from the NCA, what hope for peace? - Oliver SlowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Burmanet

    October 15 marks the first anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between U Thein Sein's government and eight armed groups. Although celebrated as a step forward in the country's decades-old civil war, the deal fell well short of the government's hopes of sealing a truly nationwide ceasefire before the end of their term.

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  4. 25 die as ferry capsizes in MyanmarRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Another 155 people survived the tragedy which occurred on Saturday in the Chindwin river. The ferry was enroute from Homelin to Monywa, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  5. MPT soft-launches 4G servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    MPT's limited 4G network uses frequencies in the 2100MHz band, but the operator is planning to expand coverage once the government auctions the 1800MHz band. At present, the new network covers MPT's flagship store in downtown Yangon, as well as: Junction Centre Maw Tin, Junction Square Centre and Taw Win Centre and Junction Centre and Capital Hyper Market in Nay Pyi Taw.

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  6. Aung Sang Suu Kyi leaves for India visitRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    During her visit, Suu Kyi will first attend the Bimstec-Retreat and BRICS-Bimstec Leaders' Outreach Summit scheduled to be held later on Sunday in Goa, Xinhua news agency reported. Bimstec, known as Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, groups Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.

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  7. Myanmar Times: Death toll tops 40 in Rakhine border raid aftermath as ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Burmanet

    The death toll in northern Rakhine State has risen to more than 40 as security forces and unidentified insurgents continue to clash in the aftermath of a brazen October 9 assault on border security posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships. A contingent of government officials, including Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and the state border and security affairs minister, yesterday visited the site of a skirmish on October 12, about 1 mile from the Myanmar Border Police's headquarters in Kyikan Pyin village, where one of the attacks took place early this week.

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  8. China-Myanmar established Biodiversity Research Institute unveiled in Nay Pyi TawRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    The SABRI, unveiled on Wednesday, was jointly established by the Chinese Academy of Science and the Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The SABRI project, which had been implemented since 2013 under a bilateral MoU, includes four labs for research on animal activities, biodiversity, aqua-biodiversity, traditional medicines, human and plant species.

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  9. Myanmar Times: Australian agriculture institute launches Myanmar research project - Htoo ThantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    Australia's pre-eminent agricultural research institute, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research , is cooperating with Myanmar on research and education projects aimed at improving the country's agricultural sector. The ACIAR will assist Yezin Agricultural University, as well as various agriculture departments across the country, in two projects: an education initiative, and research on tropical peas, according to the university's rector, U Myo Kywe.

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  10. Frontier Myanmar: Home Affairs Ministry walks back civil service...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    In late August, just days before the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference began in Nay Pyi Taw, the Ministry of Home Affairs sent an unusual letter. Signed by minister Lieutenant-General Kyaw Swe, the letter ordered the ubiquitous General Administration Department and four other departments to "serve under the supervision" of state and region chief ministers.

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  11. Myanmar Times: New university planned for capital - Pyae Thet PhyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    A University dedicated to arts and sciences degrees will be built in Nay Pyi Taw, according to U Tun Tin, a member of Nay Pyi Taw Council. "The university will be built.

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  12. Myanmar Times: Health plan aims for universal care by 2030 - Swan Ye HtutRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Burmanet

    Policymakers will craft a national health plan for the next five years with the ultimate goal of achieving universal healthcare coverage by 2030, Health Minister Dr Myint Htwe said yesterday. The Union minister was giving opening remarks at an event to officially launch the drafting process for the national health plan 2016-21, held at Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.

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  13. Myanmar Times: Ministers dispatched to Rakhine as security forces...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Burmanet

    A Contingent of Union cabinet officials were joined by Myanmar's chief of police and the Rakhine State chief minister for a meeting yesterday with Rakhine elders and local political parties in Sittwe as the northern part of their state continues to reel from a deadly assault on border security posts this week. The ministers for information, immigration, security and border affairs, and the State Counsellor's Office were dispatched to the Rakhine State capital to discuss the recent violence, which saw three security posts attacked by unknown assailants, killing nine police officers.

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  14. Aung San Suu Kyi to visit IndiaRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    New Delhi, Oct 12 : In what can be seen as a milestone in New Delhi's "Neighbourhood First" policy, Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi will pay a state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from October 17 to 19. "The State Counsellor will be accompanied by several key Ministers and senior officials," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. "During her visit, the State Counsellor will call on President of India Pranab Mukherjee and have meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj," it stated.

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  15. Myanmar Times: Speaker emphasises separation of powers - Pyae Thet PhyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Burmanet

    At a press conference following the conclusion of the second regular sitting of the Pyithu Hluttaw on October 7, Speaker U Win Myint instructed lower house lawmakers to be mindful of the separation of powers in government. "When the legislative body provides checks and balances, it needs to be aware not to disrupt the executive and judicial branches beyond the existing limited boundaries," he said.

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  16. Myanmar policemen killed in Rakhine border attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | Newsday

    A series of attacks targeting border posts along Myanmar's border with Bangladesh have left nine police officers dead, officials in Rakhine region have told the BBC. Those who attacked the border posts had shouted that they were Rohingyas, police general Zaw Win told reporters at a press conference in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.

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  17. Myanmar police killed in attack on Bangladesh borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    At least two policemen were killed in coordinated attacks by an unknown group on posts along Myanmar's border with Bangladesh early Sunday morning, an official and police said. The assaults hit three border posts around 1.30am near Maungdaw in Rakhine, an impoverished state on Myanmar's western flank simmering with sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims.

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  18. Pair charged with insulting Suu KyiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    YANGON: A member of Myanmar's governing party has pressed charges against two villagers for insulting Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader. Police confirmed that the pair were charged for allegedly going on an obscenity-laced rant against the Nobel Laureate after a heavy evening drinking session in a village not far from the capital Nay Pyi Daw.

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  19. Mizzima: KNO calls on UN to investigate 'crimes against humanity'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Kachin National Organisation is calling on the United Nations to investigate what it terms 'crimes against humanity' in Kachin State. The KNO in a press release on October 4 called on the UN to step in and protect innocent civilians and prevent further destruction.

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  20. 'Myanmar prepared for any terror attack'Read the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Maj. Gen. Aung Soe told parliament that the country's readiness included surveillance of suspected terrorists and specially-trained anti-terror combatants, Xinhua news agency reported.

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