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  1. Ambassador discusses Burma's transitionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The McGill Daily

    On February 4, around twenty people attended a talk given by the Canadian Ambassador to Burma Mark McDowell about Burma's democratization, development, and relationship with Canada. The lecture was part of the Institute for the Study of International Development 's Global Governance Program Speaker Series.

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  2. The best solo holidays revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Mail

    Join The Slow Cyclist on one of its two-wheel breaks to Transylvania. No special fitness required, but expect to cycle up to 25 miles a day in Dracula's homeland, visiting villages such as Viscri, where Prince Charles owns a home, and Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.

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  3. Bahadur Shah Zafar's wish remains unfulfilled despite promises by Indian leadersRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Newkerala.com

    Yangon, Feb 5 : India's last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in this former capital of Myanmar 154 years ago. But his exile still continues.

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  4. FC Tokyo, Thai club Chonburi to vie for ACL berthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Japan Times

    FC Tokyo will face Chonburi of Thailand in a playoff to decide who will join this season's Asian Champions League, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The Thai side overcame Myanmar's Yangon United 3-2 on Tuesday and will now travel to face FC Tokyo at Ajinomoto Stadium next Tuesday.

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  5. Travel ban fuels talk of Myanmar constitutional challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Daily Times

    NAYPYITAW/YANGON: The party of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has instructed its lawmakers not to leave the capital, rank-and-file members said, fuelling speculation of a legal bid to sidestep a clause in the constitution barring the democracy champion from the presidency. Eight new lawmakers from the National League for Democracy said the party's top governing body, the 15-strong Central Executive Committee , had told them to stay in Naypyitaw, where the NLD-dominated parliament began its five-year term this week.

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  6. Agence France-Presse: Myanmar president pushes to expand army-run ministryRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Burmanet

    Myanmar's outgoing army-backed president asked parliament Tuesday to extend the powers of the military-controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration, officials said. The surprise move comes just days before the incumbent military-dominated parliament hands over to a legislature led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, as the balance of power begins to tilt partially away from the army for the first time in generations.

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  7. Myanmarese oil explorer keen to invest in IndiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Newkerala.com

    Yangon, Feb 2 : A Myanmarese businessman with stakes in South African and Australian offshore oil blocks is keen to invest in diverse sectors in India which is poised to become the world's fifth largest consumer market by 2030. But he says India still needs to bring business reforms to attract foreign investments.

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  8. Group tours: Why some tourists will never be happyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Stuff.co.nz

    Uh-oh. I know where this is going. This guy has been having problems the whole trip.

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  9. Myanmar Times: Blackwood pardoned but Myanmar co-workers still...Read the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Burmanet

    Phil Blackwood, a New Zealand bar manager convicted of insulting religion in a high-profile case last year, was quietly released from Insein Prison on January 22, the same day he was granted amnesty, according to two political prisoner groups. His Myanmar colleagues, the owner and co-manager of the bar, have not been freed and were not pardoned, the same groups said.

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  10. The Irrawaddy: Tony Blair queried, again, over nature of Burma dealings - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Burmanet

    Former British prime minister Tony Blair was back in Burma earlier this month for at least his fifth visit since a quasi-civilian government assumed power under President Thein Sein. Blair, who has staked out a lucrative niche in various advisory and entrepreneurial roles since leaving office, met with outgoing Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann and National League for Democracy chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Jan. 7. A UK-based rights group, Burma Campaign UK, has consistently called on Blair to reveal the precise nature of his dealings in Burma.

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  11. Myanmar Times: Confusion over candidates for Speaker posts - Ei Ei Toe Lwin and Pyae Thet PhyoRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Burmanet

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi responded testily yesterday to reported leaks about the National League for Democracy's selection of candidates for the position of Speaker in both houses of parliament, even as a veteran aide confirmed that the choices were made to promote national reconciliation. AFP news agency had earlier quoted NLD spokesperson U Nyan Win as saying central executive committee member U Win Myint would be nominated as speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw , as previously reported by The Myanmar Times, while U Mahn Win Khaing Than, an ethnic Kayin, would be speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw .

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  12. Myanmar sees a new eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Daily Star

    Myanmar entered a new political era yesterday as Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy MPs took their seats in parliament, bearing the hopes of a nation subjugated for decades by the military. Wearing pastel orange uniforms, lawmakers from the National League for Democracy arrived for their first day of work in the capital Naypyidaw, buoyed by a massive popular mandate from November's election.

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  13. The Irrawaddy: Tourist arrivals for 2015 reached 4.68 million, ministry says - Tin Htet PaingRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Burmanet

    ... and our government also encourages the tourism sector." Thadoe Thuzar Aung, general secretary of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) and the managing director of Authentic Myanmar Travel & Tours, said she hoped the incoming government and ...

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  14. New era dawns as Suu Kyi's party strides into Myanmar parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Peninsula

    Members of parliament from the National League for Democracy party register during the first day of new parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 01 February 2016. Naypyidaw: Myanmar entered a new political era Monday as Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy MPs took their seats in parliament, bearing the hopes of a nation subjugated for decades by the military.

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  15. New era dawns, Suu Kyi's party strides into Myanmar parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Bangkok Post

    Aung San Suu Kyi will lead her party into a new session of Myanmar's parliament Monday, with lofty expectations that the first popularly-elected government in decades can reset a country ground down by half a century of military rule. Hundreds of new MPs streamed into the Naypyidaw parliament on Monday morning to take up seats won in historic November elections.

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  16. Historic day in Myanmar: Suu Kyi takes powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    It's a day Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters have been waiting for for more than two decades. The Nobel peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy will finally take her seat at the head of Myanmar's government when the new parliament sits on Monday.

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  17. New parliamentary era for MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | USA Today

    New parliamentary era for Myanmar There is a long road ahead before full democracy comes to Myanmar. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1WWN9eg Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after attending the first day of a new parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Feb. 1. YANGON, Myanmar - After more than five decades of isolation and repressive military rule, Myanmar on Monday swore in hundreds of lawmakers in its first freely-elected parliament since the army took power in 1962.

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  18. Mobile financial services promising in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Nation

    A BOOM in mobile financial services is anticipated, thanks to the rapid increase in penetration rate and poor infrastructure in Myanmar, according to Takashi Shigeno, director of KDDI Summit Global Corporation. He cited three main reasons for this.

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  19. New democratic era dawns in Myanmar as recently elected MPs report...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | South China Morning Post

    Some 390 NLD MPs are due to take their seats in the national parliament today, turning the tables on the army-backed party that dominated the legislature alongside a bloc of unelected military MPs for the last five years. In a modest dormitory in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, novice lawmaker Tin Thit recites a poem he wrote called "No Retreat", steeling himself to enter Myanmar's parliament carrying the dreams of a nation left traumatised by army rule.

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  20. New era as Suu Kyi's novice MPs brace for officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Bangkok Post

    In a modest dormitory in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, novice MP Tin Thit recites a poem he has penned called "No Retreat", steeling himself to enter Myanmar's parliament carrying the dreams of a nation left traumatised by army rule. A poet, editor, activist -- and now newly elected MP -- he is among hundreds of political newcomers poised to take their seats Monday in the country's most democratic legislature in generations, following the huge November landslide win by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy .

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