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  1. Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu KyiRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Gazette

    A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday. Nay Myo Wai, chairman of Yangon based Peace and Diversity Party, was arrested Wednesday after a complaint was filed against him for a Facebook posting falsely claiming that army commander Min Aung Hliang had not seized power because he wanted to marry Suu Kyi.

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  2. A Myanmar Facebook user may face chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Nation

    A petition has been filed against nationalist firebrand Nay Myo Wai under the Telecommunications Law for posting derogatory remarks against state leaders and the National League for Democracy on his Facebook page. The petition was filed by Wai Yan Aung from the All Myanmar Federation of Teachers at Kangyidaunk Myoma Police Station in Ayeyawady Region on May 2. "I filed the petition against Nay Myo Wai, chairman of the Peace and Diversity Party, for his defamatory posts against the president, the state counsellor and the commander-in-chief of defence services.

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  3. Media, civil society should boost India-Myanmar ties: ExpertsRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 24 | Newkerala.com

    Shillong, April 24 : With a new dispensation in place in Myanmar where Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is effectively in control of state affairs, experts are of the view that Indian civil society and the media should play an effective role in promoting bilateral ties with an important and strategic neighbour. "Civil society in Myanmar has been hounded by the government so far," said Walter Fernandes, senior fellow in the North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati.

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  4. Singapore's Hassan Sunny among top goalkeepers in the world: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 12 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The 32-year-old, who is currently plying his trade in Thailand with Army United, is the only Asian in the top 20 list by UK newspaper The Telegraph. Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny saves the ball from Myanmar's Mg Mg Lwin during a friendly match.

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  5. The Irrawaddy: KNU prepares land for future IDP and refugee repatriation - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 7 | Burmanet

    Burma's long-established ethnic Karen armed organization, the Karen National Union , has been preparing land and shelter for the possible return of civilians displaced internally and on the Thai-Burma border after more than six decades of civil war with government forces. The plan is underway in areas controlled by the KNU in southern and eastern Karen State, such as Kyainseikgyi Township and Hpa-an District, according to sources from the group.

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  6. Democratic Voice of Burma: Chinese FM to meet Suu Kyi in bid to allay "distrust"Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 7 | Burmanet

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Burma's capital Naypyidaw today for a two-day visit to meet his new Burmese counterpart, National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The visit, the first that Suu Kyi will host in her capacity as foreign minister, signals Beijing's hopes that a new government in Burma will help restore a key bilateral relationship that soured under the quasi-civilian administration of former President Thein Sein.

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  7. Myanmar approves new title for Suu Kyi, rankling militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 5 | St. Petersburg Times

    Myanmar's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, foiled by military leaders in her bid to become president, would become "state counselor" under a measure approved Tuesday by Parliament's lower house. The newly created role could give her authority exceeding the president's.

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  8. The Irrawaddy: Where has Burma's peace money gone? - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | Burmanet

    Under former President Thein Sein's government, over US$100 million poured into Burma's peace programs by foreign governments and institutions. As the military-backed administration has given way to a National League for Democracy -led government, questions linger about the transparency and influence of international funds on the peace process-critics argue that this aid has thus provided war-affected ethnic communities with little to no benefit.

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  9. Burma's Transition to Civilian Rule Hasn't Stopped the Abuses of Its Ethnic WarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | TIME.com

    An officer from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army stands at attention with his soldiers during a morning gathering in a military camp Building an inclusive and durable cease-fire will present a major challenge for Burma's new government under the de facto leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi It was a late night in February when some 50 government soldiers charged into Kham Yi's village in northeastern Burma's Shan state. Brandishing assault rifles, the troops demanded food and shelter.

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    Mar 31, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The newsrooms of Burma's state-run dailies appear to have been swept up in the winds of change blowing down from Naypyidaw this week, with redesigned front pages and glowing coverage of the triumphant National League for Democracy's long-awaited swearing in to power. The shift in tone was particularly notable coming from newspapers that, little more than five years ago, were known to print cartoons depicting NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a witch and traitor to country, with accompanying articles expounding on that general sentiment.

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  11. The New York Times: Myanmar to create new post for Aung San Suu Kyi, ...Read the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Burmanet

    The governing party of Myanmar's democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took a step to formalize her role as the country's leader on Thursday, circumventing a stricture in the Constitution that prevents her from being president. Her party, which won elections in a landslide last fall, introduced a bill in Parliament to create a new post for her as "state counselor," which some analysts are comparing to prime minister.

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  12. Karin Information Center: Journal editor charged with defamation released on bailRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2016 | Burmanet

    U Zaw Ye Htet, the Hpasithan Journal Chief Editor, was released on bail on 21 March following 14 days in prison charged with defaming the police force and the Karen State authorities. U Zaw Ye Htet, also known as U Zaw Min Oo, had also been charged with defaming the Karen State Police Commander U Sein Lwin.

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  13. The Irrawaddy: Flyovers not effective solution to Rangoon's traffic woes - ThuzarRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    The construction of flyovers has not been an effective solution to ever-worsening traffic woes in Rangoon, said lawmakers at the first regular session of the Rangoon Division parliament on Thursday. As parliament debated the Rangoon Division's planning draft law for the 2016-17 fiscal year, MP Yan Shin, from Rangoon's Mayangone Township, said that he still sees long queues of cars at the existing flyovers.

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  14. Cruel owner deliberately feeds puppy to Burmese python: Disturbing videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Examiner.com

    In China , a despicable video of a puppy being eaten by a man's Burmese python has sent Internet users into a rage; slamming the owner's behavior and asking that authorities investigate the source and identify the person responsible for the heinous act of cruelty, reports the Daily Mail. It is believed the person who owned both the puppy and the snake deliberately fed the puppy to the python to test if the reptile would eat the dog.

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  15. Myanmar Times: NLD leader's next challenge: the bureaucracy - Wa LoneRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | Burmanet

    Staff in the four ministries soon to come under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's management have welcomed her appointment, telling The Myanmar Times they hope she can accelerate administrative reforms in the civil service. But analysts and insiders have cautioned that she will face myriad challenges in cleaning up the bureaucracy and upholding promises of clean government.

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  16. Suu Kyi to run foreign ministryRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | The Echo

    Members of Parliament are to vote on the Cabinet nominees this week, possibly tomorrow. She led the party to a landslide victory in last November's parliamentary elections.

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  17. Myanmar Times: Chief ministers to be named at the end of March, NLD...Read the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | Burmanet

    The post-election suspense and secrecy over the incoming administration will continue for some time yet as the chief minister positions will not be announced until the last week of March, the National League for Democracy announced. Under the 2008 constitution, the chief ministers are chosen by the president from among elected or appointed MPs, regardless of which party holds a majority in the state.

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  18. Jeje's brace in Bagan victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | The Telegraph

    Calcutta: Mohun Bagan beat Yangon United 3-2 in an AFC Cup Group G encounter at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati, on Wednesday. Sony Norde's opener and a Jeje Lalpekhlua brace secured the three points despite Marcelo Fernandes scoring twice as well.

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  19. The Irrawaddy: Salween in focus for Burmese civil society on Rivers Day - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ethnic civil society organizations and environmental activists together with local communities marked International Day of Action for Rivers along the Salween River in eastern Burma on Monday, expressing concern over the Burmese government's six planned dams on the waterway. Separate events took place at different locations in Shan, Karenni and Karen states, where in some locations active or latent conflict is a concern of the groups in addition to the projects' potential negative environmental impacts.

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  20. Myanmar Times: Bagan locals seek bigger slice of entrance fee for...Read the original story

    Mar 15, 2016 | Burmanet

    Bagan residents want more. Outraged at the disclosure that only 2 percent of the takings from the entrance fees paid by tourists goes toward the upkeep of the ancient religious buildings that constitute one of the country's premier tourist sites, they are taking up the matter with the incoming government.

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