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Ex-Blackwater boss moves into Myanmar security

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 18, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Frontier Services Group (FSG), founded by former US military contractor Erik Prince, says it is moving into Myanmar to provide security services to Chinese and other foreign investors.


Yangon’s election: a democratic milestone?

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on March 18, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Yangon’s municipal authority is giving democracy a try. The vote could bring local government much closer to the people, but some worry it’s being rushed.


Myanmar: Government’s Peace Offensive with Arakan Army:

Source: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)

Published on March 18, 2019, 9:18 a.m.

In the midst of intensive and heavy fighting between Myanmar Army( Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army, Suu Kyi’s Government is making efforts in tandem to secure peace and stability in Rakhine Province. 

S. Chandrasekharan

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AA accuses EU of pro-gov’t bias in statements on Rakhine conflict

Source: South Asian Monitor

Published on March 18, 2019, 9:15 a.m.

The Arakan Army (AA) says it will stop targeting police task force members in Rakhine State when the European Union guarantees that police have ended what it says is their assistance to repressive operations by the Myanmar military against the Arakanese public in Rakhine.


Troop withdrawal worries villagers in Rakhine State

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:56 a.m.

After Yoe Tayoke security outpost in northern Rakhine State’s Ponnagyun township was attacked by the Arakan Army (AA) last week, the Tatmadaw (military) abandoned outposts that do not have enough personnel.


Union-Level Officials to Meet Karenni Anti-Statue Activists This Week

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:51 a.m.

Rights activists in Karenni State will meet Union government officials on Wednesday to negotiate their demand that a statue of General Aung San be removed from a park in Loikaw, the Kayah State capital, local sources said.


Private Investments Worth $54M for Chin State

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:49 a.m.

The Chin State government signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with private companies for projects totaling more than $54 million at an investment fair held at the weekend in Yangon


‘We Don’t Expect a Single Amendment Will Be Made

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) General Secretary Sai Nyunt Lwin recently talked to The Irrawaddy about the importance of charter amendment in ensuring sustainable peace and federalism in Myanmar


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Can the NLD Overcome the Military's Last Line of Defense?

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Political analyst Igor Blazevic, a keen Myanmar observer, once outlined the three major defense lines of the Tatmadaw, or Myanmar military, for maintaining its power.


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Aryu International Hospital officially opens in Ygn

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on March 18, 2019, 8:36 a.m.

The hospital is jointly owned by Gamonepwint Company Limited from Myanmar and Thonburi Healthcare Group from Thailand.