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Demand for independent homeland bars Naga group from NCA

Source: Myanmar Now

Published on July 17, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

NAYPYIDAW — A faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) will not be allowed to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) because of the ethnic Naga armed group’s core demand for an independent Naga homeland spanning either side of the Burma-India border, according to government spokesperson Zaw Htay.


Bridging the language gap

Source: Frontier

Published on July 17, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

“IT IS A common saying that you cannot pronounce Burmese properly till you take to betel-chewing,” wrote James George Scott, under the pen name Shway Yoe, in his 1882 collection of essays The Burman.


Evaluation of the third 21st Century Panglong Conference: More informal engagement than official meetings?

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

The country has been embroiled in armed ethnic conflict in ethnic states like Kachin and Shan, including to a lesser extent in Karen, Chin and Arakan (Rakhine) States, since the beginning of the year.

Sai Wansai

Opinion paper

Unique and positive transformations for the people at the grassroots level could see and feel better changes to occur in peace: State Counsellor

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

It is important for the people at the grassroots level to see and feel unique and positive transformations in peace, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. 


Myanmar’s economic future hinges on reforming state-owned enterprises

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play dominant roles in Myanmar’s economy. Collectively, they generate about half the government’s revenue, spend half the government’s budget, and regulate much of the formal economy - from forestry to telecommunications to mining.

Andrew Bauer

Opinion paper

Border zone with China to go ahead

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

An approval regarding the location of the proposed China-Myanmar border economic zone will be given “soon”, assistant secretary U Khin Maung Lwin from the Ministry of Commerce told The Myanmar Times.


ACS hires new CEO to address ananda’s teething problems

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:26 a.m.

Ananda, Myanmar’s first 4G+ wireless broadband data-only service, hasn’t gotten off to a very good start. In rushing to deliver its promise of unlimited Internet access, ananda has on the other hand drawn numerous complaints related to slow broadband speeds and poor network coverage since its debut in Yangon in May.


Brewing up a recipe for success in tea production

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Myanmar’s tea industry, which once suffered a serious blow to its reputation when harmful dyes were found to be used in production in 2009, is slowly making its way back through efforts such as organic growing and better processing methods, tea-producing businesses have told The Myanmar Times.


Shrouded in secrecy, SOE profits are not financing country’s development

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 9 a.m.

Reallocation of excess savings from Myanmar Gems Enterprise (MGE) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) alone could provide more than K2.8 trillion in available financing for the government's budget in the fiscal year starting from October, on top of covering expenses of the two state-owned enterprises.


Peace conference agrees on 14 points, skirts security issue

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 17, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

The 21st Century Panglong Conference ended its third round on Monday in Nay Pyi Taw, moving a step closer to the likely challenges the ruling NLD government will face during its remaining time in office.