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2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Women cycle past a gas power plant in Rangoon's Thaketa Township.

Burma faces a "very tough task" to achieve the Ministry of Electric Power's ambition to develop a modern national energy infrastructure in the next 15 years, an industry report said.

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6 hrs ago | LIRNEasia

Myanmar: Telecenters to educate users about mobile services and apps?

Flagging up the likes of mobile health and money services, Swierzy told Mobile World Live there was a big opportunity to go beyond the traditional talk and text model.

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10 hrs ago | Sun-Star

NUJP protests - inhuman' prison term for Burmese journs

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is protesting what it deems as an "inhuman" sentence meted Thursday by a Burmese court on four reporters and a media executive who were found guilty of "publishing state secrets and trespassing."

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14 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Does Burma's reform reverse as journalists got harsh prison term?

Burma's media realm has been shocked as Pakokku district court in Magwe Division on Thursday sentenced the chief executive officer of a weekly news journal and four of its reporters to 10 years in prison with hard labor for publishing a report that covered a huge mysterious government complex -- established in Pauk Township, Magwe Division in Burma ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | TIME.com

Burmese Journalists Sentenced to a Decade in Prison With Hard Labor

Burmese journalists hold banners as they protest for press freedom outside the office of the Daily Eleven newspaper in Rangoon on Jan. 7, 2014.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Dusit plans entry into Myanmar

Dusit International, Thailand's hospitality chain, is eyeing to establish its presence in Myanmar through the opening of dusitD2 Residence in Yangon.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Spoils of Aid in Burma: Transition a Boon for Former Dictators

The Rangoon office of Development Alternatives Inc. , which is rented from the family of Burma's former spy chief, Khin Nyunt.

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5 journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.

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Wall Street Journal

Burma's Struggle to Stay Ancient

Burma's historical relics received a huge boost in June, when the nation hosted its first United Nations World Tourism Organization conference on tourism and heritage protection.

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AlertNet

Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years

Four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced in Myanmar on Thursday to 10 years' jail with hard labour for reporting about an alleged chemical weapons factory, legal and media sources said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Four Burmese Workers Killed Brutally in Malaysia This Month

Myo Pai, a leader of a Kuala Lumpur-based free funeral services group, standing right in a white shirt, beside the coffin of Ko Tony on Wednesday, before he was killed.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man goes under the needle at a tattoo parlor in Rangoon.

The Mandalay divisional chief justice has warned that anyone who gets a tattoo of the map of Burma on the lower part of their body could be hit with a three-year prison sentence, a divisional lawmaker said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jan. 25, 2014 issued of the Unity journal is pictured in Rangoon.

The Pakokku Township Court sentenced four journalists and the CEO of the Unity journal to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor on Thursday for reporting allegations that a Burmese military facility in Magwe Division was being used to manufacture chemical weapons.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ceasefire Talks Are Missing Public Voice: Activists

Burmese civil society groups say public involvement remains too limited in the peace process to end decades of civil war between the military and ethnic armed groups.

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ABC News

5 Myanmar Journalists Jailed 10 Years

Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.

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Asian Correspondent

How (not) to protest at the US Embassy, according to the Thai junta

We recently mentioned the foreign reactions of the international community in the aftermath of the military coup in Thailand, and the reaction of the Thai military junta.

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CNN

Abuse of the freedom of press in Mandalay Crisis.

The so-called journalists funded by mobs posted about the violence in favor of the terrorists and tried to blame on Buddhist monks who are trying to control the crowd from destroying the cars, houses and killings.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Journal of Commerce Online

WWL opens new office in Yangon, Myanmar

July 09, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has entered into a joint venture with Myanmar-based Carrier King Logistics that makes it the first independent company in the country to provide modern automobile distribution from port to consumer.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Brang Mai, publisher of the Myitkyina News Journal.

Brang Mai is the man behind Burma's first and only newspaper serving the ethnic Kachin population.

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AlertNet

Sexism, racism, poor education condemn Rohingya women in W.Myanmar

THET KE PYIN, Myanmar When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013 she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Myanmar, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain.

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