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Millennium goals to boost health aid

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, noon

The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG) will increase this year's health aid budget by US$40 million. 

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Ceasefire between UNFC, government remains distant dream

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, noon

It has been 14 months since the Unified Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) – an umbrella organisation of five ethnic armed groups – and the government started ceasefire negotiations but a deal remains a distant dream.

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Silamas rolls into Myanmar

Source: Heavy Lift

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, noon

Silamas will deploy a specialised equipment fleet and will provide technical support from its head office in Bangkok. 

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New mega-complex project approved near Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, noon

A Japan-led consortium has officially obtained permission to build a large-scale mixed-development project at the intersection of Shwedagon Pagoda Road and U Wisara Road in Yangon.

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Myanmar's military holds key to further reform

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

What does Myanmar need to push through a successful democratic transition? It must build strong institutions, transform the economy, and end decades of conflict between ethnic armed groups and government forces, among numerous other challenges.

William C. Dickey and Nay Yan Oo

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Fish Farmer Hit With Defamation Lawsuit Over State Counselor Facebook Post

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

MANDALAY — A fish farmer in Yangon has been dealt a lawsuit under Myanmar’s controversial telecoms law for posting on Facebook the suggestion that bachelors could propose to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Vietnamese party chief to visit Indonesia, Myanmar

Source: Xinhua

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

HANOI -- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to Indonesia from Aug. 22-24 and a state visit Myanmar from Aug. 24-26.

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Telenor video series teaches safe Internet use

Source: The Nation

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

Telenor Myanmar last week introduced an educational video series “Be Smart Use Heart” aiming to educate people to stay safe on the Internet and also fully utilise opportunities available online.

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Democratic transition needs more time: C-in-C

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

Myanmar’s transition to democracy will need to take more time, we have weaknesses in democracy experience, multi-party system because of the history we passed through,the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services said Thursday.

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Govt Peace Team to Meet UWSA

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Aug. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.

YANGON — Government peace negotiators are planning to meet leaders of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) at its headquarters in northern Shan State, according to a UWSA official.

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