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2 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai latest hub for Bangkok Air

Bangkok Airways will turn Chiang Mai into its third airport hub and use it as a stepping stone to boost its coverage of Myanmar.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za Under Scrutiny

Myanmar tycoon Tay Za leans back and fulminates against the U.S. government as a playful pet bear cub scrambles up his alligator-skin chair.

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Related Topix: World News, North Korea, Asia, US Politics, US News, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives

9 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar

Her book should come with a spoiler alert - her real name isn't Phoebe. In the summer of 2008, Rosalind Russell arrived in Myanmar hoping to work as a journalist under rather unlikely circumstances.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar hopes for Singapore MOU to better protect domestic maids

Myanmar wants to initiate an agreement with Singapore, to offer better protection for its domestic maids working in the city-state.

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Related Topix: World News

17 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Transition - Not Yet Taken Root', Threatened by Continuing Abuses: Group

Police patrol the streets of Mandalay on Wednesday, after an outbreak of inter-communal violence in early July.

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Related Topix: World News

17 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Rep in Canada Says Doing Business With US-Sanctioned Tycoon Legal

Steven Law listens to a speech during a luncheon for Asean economic ministers in Toronto on June 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Southeast Asia

21 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur formally best known for his high profile as the founder of Giordano, one of Asia's biggest retailers.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Landslide Kills 5 Civilians in Kachin Camp

Five people were killed in a camp for displaced Kachin civilians near the rebel-held town of Laiza on Tuesday after their shelters were buried by a landslide, according to Kachin rebels.

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Related Topix: World News

West Hawaii Today

Myanmar opens up economy, but true democracy is still elusive

YANGON, Myanmar- On a recent rain-soaked night, the ancient gold Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, glowed through the mist in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: Journalism, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Thailand

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy

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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Related Topix: Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Southeast Asia

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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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Prison, North Korea, Asia,

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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Related Topix: World News, Journalism

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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Related Topix: World News,

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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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News,

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy

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