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Eleven Media: Govt to create jobs for 4.4m Myanmar migrants in Thailand, Malaysia

So, the Myanmar government plans to create job opportunities for these people in local areas. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint made this remark in parliament at Nay Pyi Taw on Friday.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

A Look at Myanmar's Struggling Clay Pot Industry

In this photo taken on Aug. 29, 2014, a man puts a decorative edge on a clay flower pot in Twante township, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry.

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Fodor's

Opening Soon: Kempinski Hotels' First Myanmar Property

Intrepid travelers heading to Myanmar will soon have a new luxury lodging option when Kempinski opens the doors of its first property there, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw . Located in Myanmar's capital, the 141-room and -suite hotel will begin welcoming guests on November 1, 2014.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Laborers work at a construction site in downtown Yangon.

As Myanmar embraces democratic governance, people are aspiring to equal opportunities in all aspects of the country's political economy, which at the moment remains dominated by a small group of elites. Myanmar's long-term stability depends on how effectively the government is able to translate its reform program into far-reaching economic benefits.

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The Indian Express

China President wants to revive ancient route as BCIM trade corridor.

At the edge of China's long border with Myanmar, this town could one day become the heart of the ancient Southern Silk Road that President Xi Jinping wants to rebuild with India. It is not clear if Xi can persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join in China's vigorous effort to connect the two nations through Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Burmanet

Burma News International: Medics Struggling to Cope with Numbers of Displaced in Kachin Conflict

Medics working with civilians displaced by fighting in Kachin State are struggling to cope because of a lack of resources - community based organizations warn of a potential health crisis. Information provided to Karen News by the Kachin Women's Association Thailand, allege that health workers are struggling to cope with the thousands of people displaced by conflict.

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DVB: Burma's teachers chime in on education reform

The Myanmar Teachers Federation has joined the long list of students and educators that oppose the legislation. "We would like to announce to the people that we strongly believe the National Education Law affects not only the education sector but the entire country and the people," the MTF said in a statement released on Monday.

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Myanmar Times: Government, parliament abstain from proposed alcohol plan- Shwe Yee Saw Myint

Dr Than Sein, head of the Public Health Foundation, which helped organise the seminar, said Myanmar urgently needed a national action plan to tackle what he described as a growing culture of excessive drinking, particularly among young people. "The report will give suggestions on how to reduce alcohol consumption and point out the alcohol problem among young people," he said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

3 Rohingya Drown After Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Boat

Two women and a man of the Rohingya Muslim minority drowned near the Arakan State capital Sittwe on Friday after they jumped from a boat because police fired rubber bullets at them, a local officer said. Sittwe Police Col.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Bid for Better Health Care

A silent auction for traditional Burmese parasols splashed with colorfully painted designs is offering Rangoon's philanthropically inclined the chance to help build a sustainable health care system for local communities in the commercial capital. Organized by Better Burmese Health Care , "The Parasol Project" at Pansodan Scene in downtown Rangoon presents 91 vibrant parasols painted by 37 Burmese artists.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Northern Thai Style

"As the youngest of six children, the kitchen was my playground," said the owner of Yangon's Nacha Thai Restaurant, Panida Ponlabute, who goes by the nickname "Air" . For 30 years, Air's mother ran an ever-expanding restaurant in Chiang Mai and Air asserts that Nacha's dishes are as authentic as any to be found in the northern provinces of Thailand.

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China Daily

Myanmar to implement plan to curb human trafficking

Myanmar will draw and implement a subregional action plan for the year 2014-18 in collaboration with ASEAN members and China in its increased effort to crack down on human trafficking, according to the Central Body for Suppression of Trafficking in Persons Sunday. Myanmar has taken part in the program of the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking in cooperation with the six Mekong regional member countries.

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The Nation

The Prayuth government's strategic dilemmas

Supreme Commander General Tanasak Patimapragorn is Thailand's 47th foreign minister. His arrival has created an unusually high expectation within the country.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Bangkok Post

Bell hunt claims ring hollow

After announcing the long-lost Dhammazedi Bell had been found, even key members of the search team cannot answer basic questions about it At night, the small wharf near the confluence of the Yangon and Bago rivers is quiet and dark. The team searching for the mythical Dhammazedi Bell is resting, certain in the knowledge it will not be found in the next few hours.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Dangers of Reporting on Nepotism

Prospective land buyers visit a village in Twante Township on Aug. 25. A plan to expand Rangoon by 30,000 acres, taking in farmland west of the city, including in this township, was kept secret from the public until late August. Recently, The Irrawaddy disclosed information that the government wanted to keep hidden from the public, and as a result we are now on the "blacklist" of Rangoon Division's chief minister.

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The Nation

Myanmar Muslims not interested in al-Qaeda

They may be at the receiving end of an ongoing hate-filled campaign by their own countrymen but Myanmar Muslims are not about to sell their soul just to get back at the people who don't think they deserve the same rights and respect as the rest of the country's people. No, we are not talking about Myanmar Muslims adopting the Christian philosophy of turning the other cheek when some one hits you.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar suspends work permits for maids heading to Singapore

An employment body in Yangon said the country has banned its women from working as maids in Singapore amid concerns over abuse and exploitation. YANGON: Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore due to concerns over abuse and exploitation, an employment body in Yangon said on Saturday .

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Bangkok Post

China joins search for missing mountaineers

A Chinese rescue team joined the search for two mountaineers missing in northern Myanmar for 12 days, an official said Saturday. The Blue Sky team, Chinese largest civilian rescue service, was heading to Kachin state in the hope of finding the two missing Myanmar mountaineers, said an official from the Chinese embassy who requested anonymity.

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The Daily Star

PM inaugurates Bimstec secretariat

The secretariat has been set up as per a memorandum of understanding signed on March 4 at Nay Pyi Taw, the administrative capital of Myanmar. The secretariat is expected to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the Bimstec activities and projects and to service its meetings.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Black market banking brings billions from China

As the illegal trade in jade, timber and drugs along the Sino-Burmese border appears unstoppable, black market banks have become a major channel for laundering criminal assets, according to insiders who are familiar with the business. Cross-border trade between Burma and its superpower neighbour to the north is thriving.

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