Pye, Burma Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Business Round UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The IMF said economic growth in Burma slowed in the first half of the 2016-17 fiscal year but was expected to pick up pace in the second half. The upswing is expected mainly due to a resumption of construction activities in Rangoon following a temporary halt over regulations and compliance issues, the fund said in a statement.

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  2. Somkid's mission to Myanmar promises mutual benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Nation

    THE BUSINESS communities of Myanmar and Thailand have been encouraged to foster economic cooperation by Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak's high-level business delegation. Somkid yesterday delivered a speech at the Thai-Myanmar Business Cooperation Forum, which gathered hundreds of businesspeople from both countries.

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  3. Leaks and confusion mark Myanmar murder probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Police question motorists at a checkpoint in Nay Pyi Daw, where security has been stepped up since the assassination of NLD legal adviser Ko Ni. YANGON: Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

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  4. Suu Kyi faces moment of truth after killing of Muslim adviserRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | The Nation

    Sunday's killing of a Muslim lawyer and member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy outside Yangon's international airport is emblematic of a deepening crisis. It testifies to the surge of anti-Muslim sentiment that has been sweeping the country beyond the international spotlight trained on Rakhine and the persecuted Rohingya.

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  5. Myanmar officials say work on Dawei SEZ could restartRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Little progress has been made on the planned Dawei Special Economi Zone in Myanmar since it was announced in 2008. Plodding progress is being made on the long-delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone, according to Tanintharyi Region government officials, who are hoping the project will restart soon.

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  6. Slain Myanmar lawyer 'a hero'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    The family of an assassinated adviser to Myanmar's government had worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of the country's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed, his daughter said. Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer who advised Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy party, was shot in the head at close range as he was walking out of the Yangon airport Sunday.

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  7. Somkid mission aims to double bilateral trade with MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | The Nation

    THAILAND and Myanmar will strengthen trade and economic cooperation under a strategic-partnership strategy aimed at doubling bilateral commerce within the next five years. The two countries' governments and private sectors will this week sign 15 memoranda of understanding to promote trade, investment and service growth.

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  8. Myanmar State Counsellor Urges Majority To Protect Rights Of MinoritiesRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2017 | Malaysian National News Agency

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the important role of the majority in protecting rights of the minorities, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday, according to China's Xinhua news agency. Suu Kyi made the remarks when addressing a workshop responsible drafting rules that protect the rights of ethnic minorities in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday.

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  9. Myanmar ruling party lawyer shot dead at Yangon airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    A legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country's busiest airport on Sunday after returning from a government-led trip to Indonesia. An unidentified lone gunman killed the veteran lawyer, Ko Ni, and injured two others in front of the main terminal of Yangon International Airport at 5pm , according to San Naing, Ko Ni's assistant.

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  10. Thailand, Myanmar moot maritime tourism on Andaman coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Thai provinces on the Andaman Coast are keen to expand maritime tourism to Myanmar as part of regional efforts to draw more tourists to the two countries. Tourism and sports permanent secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra held talks with Myanmar Minister for Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung in the resort island on Sunday to follow up a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation signed between the two countries in Nay Pyi Taw two weeks ago.

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  11. Myanmar govt risks credibility by denying abuses: UN envoyRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2017 | The Daily Star

    This handout photo from Myanmar's Ministry of Information released on January 20, 2017 and taken on January 15, 2017 shows UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee , meeting Rohingya Muslim residents in the village of Pyaung Bate, near the town of Maungdaw in strife-torn Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border. Lee on January 20 warned the government's denials on abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority were destroying faith in Aung San Suu Kyi's fledgling administration.

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  12. UN rights envoy: Myanmar losing credibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Yanghee Lee, the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur to Myanmar, holds a media briefing in Yangon at the end of her latest 12-day visit to the country. YANGON: The UN Human Rights envoy to Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, says the country's government will lose credibility if it continues to defend the reported human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

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  13. A day in photosRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Merit-making ceremonies on the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol and a court fight of wheelchair users are featured events on Jan 20, 2017. The Post Publishing Plc holds a merit-making ceremony marking the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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  14. photoA day in photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Merit-making ceremonies on the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol and a court fight of wheelchair users are featured events on Jan 20, 2017. The Post Publishing Plc holds a merit-making ceremony marking the 100th day of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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  15. Myanmar urged to end persecution of RohingyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Malaysia on Thursday pushed the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation , the world's largest Muslim intergovernmental organisation, to pile pressure on Myanmar to end the persecution and killing of ethnic Muslim Rohingyas in the country. Addressing an emergency meeting of foreign ministers from the OIC's 57 member states on the situation of the Rohingya, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned that, if the conflict is not resolved, Southeast Asia will not only see an influx of refugees but also create a new front for terror groups, such as Islamic State, to exploit and infiltrate.

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  16. Suu Kyi discusses Rakhine with UN inspectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | The Nation

    State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has received a delegation led by the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw. They focused on the so-called the 21st-century Panglong conference next month, the overall peace process, promoting the role of women in the talks, human rights protection, efforts to bring laws up to international standards and efforts to get humanitarian assistance to Kachin and northern Shan states.

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  17. Myanmar's capital struggles to fill empty hotelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    A lack of tourist attractions combined with overly optimistic developers has left around 80% of hotel rooms empty on any given day in Nay Pyi Taw, the administrative capital. But while the capital may lack Yangon's prolific tourist draws, with pagodas, penguins and spitfires on display local hoteliers think Nay Pyi Taw should be pulling in more visitors than it does, according to a report in The Myanmar Times .

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  18. Making terroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    At least 65,000 refugees have been driven out of their villages and are under control of the overwhelmed Bangladesh military. The continuing military operations in western Myanmar have triggered a major humanitarian crisis.

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  19. Local Start-Ups Strive to Stand OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    "Our gifts shout your brand loud and make it visible," said Ma May Mon Thu, founder of the Burmese start-up Mamper, which provides promotional materials. The Mamper team won a young start-up award given by State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the country's first entrepreneurship summit in October.

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  20. UN rights envoy in Myanmar to probe Rohingya abuse claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    The UN's rights envoy for Myanmar arrived in troubled Rakhine state on Friday for a trip north to probe allegations of horrific abuse of Rohingya Muslims by security forces. Special rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee touched down in the state capital Sittwe as part of a 12-day visit to investigate escalating violence in Myanmar's restive ethnic border areas.

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