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58 min ago | Knowledge@Wharton

Myanmar: Has the 'Frontier' Economy's Time Finally Arrived?

Leveraging their longtime presence and hefty government backing, Japanese businesses eager to hedge their risks in China and find new offshore production bases and markets are rushing into Myanmar, setting up factories and taking on mentoring roles across a wide range of industries, from stock trading to rice growing.

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2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Media Group Criticizes Deportation of Burmese Journalists

A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.

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6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Clashes Continue Between SSA and Burma Army

A government soldier stands outside a primary school in Wan Wap village in Kyaethee Township on July 16. More fighting has erupted between ethnic Shan rebels and the Burma Army near a village in eastern Shan State where hundreds of displaced people have taken shelter for about two weeks.

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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

5m want Myanmar charter changed

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thais Find a Spiritual Home in Yangon

If you happen to be visiting Botataung Pagoda one day and suddenly notice a lot of Thai being spoken around you, don't be surprised.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

US Turns Blind Eye on Burma's North Korea Connection

Burma's then foreign minister, Nyan Win, second from right, makes an official visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 29, 2008.

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Asia News Network

SEOUL: Myanmar takes a shameful step backward

International support for reform in Myanmar is weakening as authorities in Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Appeal filed in Unity journalists' case

Lawyers representing the four jailed journalists and manager of Unity journal on Monday submitted an appeal against their conviction, one of the lawyers told The Irrawaddy.

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Burmanet

The Diplomat: U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma - Hugo Swire

The last three years in Burma have seen remarkable change, as the country starts out on the hard, but essential, journey towards democracy.

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Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: SSA-N to blame for fighting, says vice minister

A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace agreement.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: NLD, 88GPOS conclude nationwide rally for constitutional amendment

The opposition National League for Democracy party and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society concluded on Saturday a nationwide petition campaign calling for the amendment of constitutional Article 436.

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The Standard

Burma link as Lai's money trail revealed

Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rail coaches in Rangoon.

A proposed railway to link the planned industrial hub in Arakan State with China has been abandoned due to concerns over the potential cost and environmental impact of the project, according to a Myanma Railways official.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thai Arrest, Hand Over 3 in Burma Newspaper Trial

In state media, the government warned that it will take action against Rangoon-based Bi Mon Te Nay newspaper.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Two Civilians Killed in Renewed Clashes in Northern Shan State: TNLA

Two civilians were killed and at least 10 children were wounded as fighting broke out over the weekend between government troops and rebels in northern Shan State, according to an ethnic Palaung armed group.

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Jurist

Ethiopia court charges journalists with terrorism, inciting violence

The journalists, including six bloggers, were arrested [HRW report] in April and have been prevented from accessing their families or legal counsel since their arrests.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Ooredoo announces distributors for Burma mobile rollout

Passengers and a rickshaw rider stand in the foreground of a illuminated Billboard advertising Telecom Company Ooredoo, in Yangon, Burma.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Sanctuary for Burmese Elephants in Green Hill Valley

Far out of earshot of the honking vehicles that whine their way down the teak tree-lined Golden Highway, deep in southern Shan State's Green Hill Valley, the river is almost all I hear as it rushes past.

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The Nation

Thai banks step up push for licences in Myanmar

ALL FOUR THAI banks in Myanmar are intensifying their efforts to secure banking licences in the belief that opening up of the industry will proceed despite opposition for local players.

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Canada.com

Gormley: Shooting an elephant in Burma

In this Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, waves as he embraces Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing members of the media at Suu Kyi's residence in Yangon, Myanmar.

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