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State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi discusses bilateral relations with New Zealand PM

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:29 a.m.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi had a discussion with Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand about bilateral relations at the Suntec Expo Convention Centre in Singapore on November 14. Aung San Suu Kyi attending the 33rd ASEAN Summit and 

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Military and SSPP clashes in Thibaw forces 500 locals to abandon their place

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:27 a.m.

More than 500 locals fled their homes when clashes between military forces and Shan State Progressive party SSPP/SSA occurred at a hill at the west of Narlot village in Thibaw, northern Shan State on November 13.

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500 villagers flee as Tatmadaw, SSPP/SSA combats in Hsipaw

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

Over 500 internally displaced people fled and took refuge at a monastery following clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Hsipaw Township on 13 November, according to a local source.

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Karen State Residents Urge Govt to Stop Factory's Switch to Coal

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

People living near two military-run cement factories in the Karen State capital of Hpa-an are urging the government to stop the larger of them from switching to coal power.

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Rohingya in Bangladesh protest efforts to send them back to Myanmar

Source: Reuters

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:10 a.m.

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatriation plan was postponed.

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Rohingya Protest in Bangladesh as Repatriation Postponed

Source: Reuters

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:05 a.m.

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after sources in Bangladesh said the launch of a repatriation plan had been postponed.

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Ethnic Pa-O Forced to Participate in Pro-Military Rally

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 8:02 a.m.

Khun Soe Myint, general secretary of the United National Pa-O Organization told The Irrawaddy on Thursday that many members of the ethnic Pa-O community living close to Taunggyi live in fear under the control of the authorities and had no choice but to join the rally.

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and Union Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma Before Bilateral Meeting

Source: Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

The United States desires a prosperous, peaceful, successful civil society in Burma with a free and independent press. 

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FDI has risen under the NLD: U Set Aung

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 7:55 a.m.

Foreign direct investments (FDI) have increased under the NLD government, said U Set Aung, deputy minister for planning and finance.

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Reinstatement of rice tariffs unrelated to politics: Brussels

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Nov. 15, 2018, 7:53 a.m.

The European Union will decide whether to restore tariffs on Indica rice imports from Myanmar in a bid to protect its own producers early next year. Brussels has denied the move is related to the country’s alleged human rights violations in northern Rakhine.

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