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  1. Investment Commission Racks Up Hong Kong Investment Interest in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    One week after the government announced their 20-year foreign investment promotion plan, Myanmar Investment Commission has held an event seeking more investment from Hong Kong, which already stands as one of the largest investors in the country. MIC held their second Myanmar Investment Promotion seminar on Tuesday in Hong Kong.

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  2. Alleged Elephant Poachers Arrested in Irrawaddy Forest ReserveRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Police arrested three alleged elephant poachers and seized their small arms in a forest reserve in Pathein, Irrawaddy Region, on Thursday. A joint force of forestry police, local police, Forest Department personnel and staff from the Emergency Elephant Rescue Unit arrested the alleged poachers while on patrol in the Thalek Kwar forest reserve.

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  3. 'I Would Not Exchange My Life For That Amount of Money': Nang Mo HomRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Nang Mo Hom was arrested at gunpoint by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army at her home in Namkham Township, Muse, northern Shan State on Aug. 17 and released on Oct. 15. The TNLA accused her of allegedly informing on its soldiers for extorting money from local businesses in northern Shan State. One of the fighters was later shot dead by the Tatmadaw and the other was arrested.

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  4. Getting Myanmar movingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Instead of complaining so much about the country's ineffectual government, businesses are being advised to take the initiative in pushing the economy forward. Myanmar's economic outlook is extremely bleak, say many regional experts, and local business sentiment continues to slide downward.

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  5. Thai filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of girl group BNK48Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wasn't sure whether to believe it when he was offered unfettered, behind-the-scenes access into the normally closely guarded and secretive world of one of Asia's biggest pop idol bands. "There were no restrictions placed on me," says Nawapol, whose quirky art-house films chronicling youth in the digital age have made him one of Thailand's most beloved auteurs.

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  6. People celebrate Thadingyut Festival in Yangon, MyanmarRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    People celebrate the Thadingyut Festival in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 21, 2018. The festival of Thadingyut normally falls on the seventh month of the Myanmar calendar year and it usually marks the end of the rainy season. (Xinhua/U Aung)

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  7. Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Manila Bulletin

    Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regional government. Nayi Min, an editor at Eleven Media arrives after being detained at Tamwe court in Yangon, Myanmar, October 10, 2018.

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  8. Peace processRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, centre, Myanmar's Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, right, and chairman of the Karen National Union Gen Saw Mutu Say Poe, left, attend the third anniversary of the nationwide ceasefire agreement in Nay Pyi Taw last Monday. Myanmar's peace process is finely balanced, after the latest round of talks failed to produce anything of substance.

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  9. WWII Bring Couple Together, They Are Still Celebrating Wedding 70 Years LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Bawaba

    ... almost 10,000 miles from home in Chittagong, India, when the Allies began to turn the tables on the Japanese in the Burma Campaign. Mrs Lambert had responded to a desperate plea in the spring of 1944 from Lord Louis Mountbatten, head of South East ...

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  10. PM Modi hoists tricolour at Red Fort to honour Subhas Chandra BoseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of India

    ... were used. The provincial government had been acknowledged by 11 countries, including Japan, Nanking China, Thailand, Burma, Italy, Germany and the Philippines.

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  11. Liver symposium underway in Myanmar's YangonRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    A liver symposium is underway in Myanmar's Yangon with experts and officials presenting papers on hepatitis B and C virus and liver disease, Myanmar News Agency reported Sunday. The two-day Liver Symposium-2018, which began on Saturday, is jointly organized by National Hepatitis Control Program of the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar Liver Foundation and B.K. Kee Foundation as well as Myanmar Medical Association.

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  12. Secession: Tackling the Main Obstacle to PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kyaw Zwa Moe: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! The special meeting or summit in Naypyitaw on Monday between leaders of the government, Tatmadaw [Myanmar's military] and ethnic armed organizations [EAOs] was the first of its kind under the government led by the National League for Democracy [NLD]. The meeting focused on peace.

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  13. statementRead the original story

    Saturday | United Nations

    The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General , Christine Schraner Burgener, undertook her third visit to Myanmar from 10 to 20 October where she held consultations with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, other government and military leaders, ethnic armed organizations, local and religious leaders, NGOs, UN agencies and the diplomatic community. "Accountability is one of two important pillars for national reconciliation, the other is inclusive dialogue," she said repeatedly.

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  14. Couple celebrate 70th anniversary after meeting during WWIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Mail

    ... almost 10,000 miles from home in Chittagong, India, when the Allies began to turn the tables on the Japanese in the Burma Campaign. Mrs Lambert had responded to a desperate plea in the spring of 1944 from Lord Louis Mountbatten, head of South East ...

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  15. Myanmar, China strive to promote bilateral tourism industry developmentRead the original story

    Saturday | Xinhuanet

    "Myanmar government has granted visa-on-arrival to Chinese travelers starting from Oct.1 this year to attract more Chinese tourist arrivals in the country and we, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, will take measures to fill the need for the development of tourism industry in both countries," U Aung Aye Han, deputy director-general of the ministry said at a meeting held at the Yangon International Airport. Luo Jun, chairman of China Tourism and Service Association in Myanmar, called for efforts in creating safe environment, better service quality as well as upgrading infrastructure as part of efforts to attract more foreign travelers to the country.

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  16. Photos of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | Religion News Service

    Images of the Virgin are found everywhere during the RomerA a of the Virgin of Zapopan, including on the typical shoes worn by dancers, during the annual procession in western Mexico. RNS photo by Ameyalli DA az Hameeda Danesh, a candidate for Parliament, visits a school, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct. 14, 2018.

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  17. Alibaba Affiliate Announces Huge Online Sale Next Month in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba officially announced what it called the "world's biggest sale" to be held in Myanmar on Nov. 11, but the government is unlikely to earn a penny in taxes from the event under current laws. As the European Union considers trade sanctions against Myanmar over the 2017 northern Rakhine crisis, Alibaba's move highlights the starkly different views held by Asian and Western businesses regarding Myanmar's potential, but also raises questions about whether the country is ready for large-scale online retail, given the total lack of regulatory and tax frameworks for e-commerce here.

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  18. The Naked Truth: Exhibition of Paintings, Photos Explores the Human FormRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Harn Lay is best known for his satirical cartoons about Myanmar's former dictatorship. For decades, he used cartoons as a medium to defy the military regime.

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  19. Gov't Looks East to Revive Flagging Foreign InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Looking to arrest a two-year decline in foreign investment, the government plans to hold a summit targeting investors from East Asia before the end of the year, a senior economic official said. "We are open to all countries are who eager to invest in Myanmar.

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  20. UK Wants Accountability for Crimes Committed in Rakhine StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    After a trip to the refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border in the second week of October, the United Kingdom's ambassador to Myanmar Daniel Chugg spoke about his experiences there, Myanmar-UK relations, the UK's policy on Myanmar and his views on the ICC referral in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here are excerpts from the interview.

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