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Mong Hsu by-election: NLD member defects to SNLD

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

A high-ranking member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in southern Shan State has left the party and joined the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). His resignation prompted about a hundred other NLD members to leave the party.


Myanmar must avoid resource curse

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Myanmar must find the right path to sustainable development, says Chan Mya Htwe, as the “curse” of natural resource development leads nowhere.

Chan Mya Htwe

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Myanmar-Russia ties reviewed

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Myanmar and Russia are commemorating their 70th anniversary of relations next year with strong military, rather than economic, cooperation. But their relationship is evolving and diversifying to cover other non-military areas – such as science and technology, education and tourism.    


Myanmar legislation fuels investors' interest

Source: The Nation

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Though multinational companies are still on the wait and see move to enter Myanmar, the nation’s recent legislative reforms to create a more enabling business environment will create positive signals for foreign direct investment inflows, according to a panel discussion by Oxford Business Group taking place on last Thursday.


Army Chief: Tatmadaw Will Prevent Political Intervention on Rohingyas’ Behalf

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

NAYPYIDAW — Burma Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has warned against what he described as a political intervention in Burma in the name of assisting the Rohingya.


Foreign journalists given 4-day pass to investigate Rakhine violence – Burmese media

Source: Asian Correspondent

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

BURMESE (Myanmar) state media has announced a trip for local and foreign journalists to visit Rakhine State, where the country’s military has been accused of human rights abuses against the Rohingya.   


Burmese military chief vows to modernise army

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Speaking at this morning’s Armed Forces Day parade in Naypyidaw, Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing stressed a need for a Burmese military capable of waging modern warfare in the technological world of the 21st century.


Department Surpluses Returned to Mon State Gov’t for use in Development

Source: Mon News Agency

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

State departments have returned over 1,361 million kyats (almost $1 million) of surplus funds to the state government from their 2016-2017 budget. The return was prompted by a directive from the Union government and represents the first time that surplus money has been returned, according to U Wunna Kyaw, the Mon State Minister of Planning and Finance.


Timber sector wants MTE to get the chop

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on March 27, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Timber traders say Myanma Timber Enterprise is giving their industry a bad name and want it replaced with an independent agency tasked with ensuring compliance with international export standards.


Myanmar army chief stresses military role in politics

Source: Anadolu Agency

Published on March 27, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Myanmar’s army chief has insisted that the military will remain a political force despite the country now being ruled by its first elected civilian government in almost half a decade.