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Shooting the Facebook Messenger (Part IV)

Source: Tea Circle Oxford

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Thomas Dowling  reflects on Facebook in Myanmar.

Thomas David Dowling

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Myanmar’s land law is a ticking time bomb

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

THE government’s March deadline of implementing the 2018 amendments to the 2012 Vacant, Fallow and Virgin (VFV) Lands Management Law has created a ticking time bomb for farmers in ethnic areas, refugees and, ultimately, the peace process.

THOMPSON CHAUF and ABIEN DAUDIER

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PTTEP to invest US$ 3.3 billion in Thailand, Myanmar in 2019

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 8:04 a.m.

Thai national oil company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) is expecting to spend a total of US$3.3 billion in 2019 to continue its activities in at the Zawtika gas field in theGulf of Moattama, Myanmar. 

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Pro-Military Rally in Capital Organized by Central War Veterans Group: Ex-Soldier

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 8 a.m.

A pro-military rally held in Naypyitaw on Wednesday was organized by the Myanmar War Veterans Organization (Central), a former Army captain told The Irrawaddy.

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Yangon Municipal Body Must Strictly Enforce Its New Law

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 7:57 a.m.

It has been more than two months since Yangon’s new municipal law came into effect. Do the city’s residents see the legislation drafted at State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s request as having a positive impact on their daily lives?

Kyaw Phyo Tha

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IDPs Call On Shan Armed Groups to Hold Talks ‘As Soon As Possible'

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 6:19 a.m.

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Shan State’s Hsipaw Township want the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) to meet in an effort to end clashes and reduce military tension in the area.  

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Indian Police Arrest Rohingya Muslim Group Stuck on Bangladesh Border

Source: Reuters

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 6:09 a.m.

India’s Hindu nationalist government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk, and has ordered that tens of thousands of them who live in scattered settlements and slums around the country be identified and repatriated.

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Projects Approved by Previous Gov’t Should Not Be Abolished: State Counselor

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 6:06 a.m.

Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said no investor would trust in Myanmar if a new government abolishes projects approved by its predecessor just because they do not comply with its policies.

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Dozens of Rohingya Arrested for Traveling Illegally

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 6:03 a.m.

Police have opened cases under the Immigration Law against dozens of undocumented Rohingya accused of leaving Rakhine State without permission.

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New Army Bases Spark Fears of Fresh Fighting in Kayah State

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Jan. 23, 2019, 5:59 a.m.

The Myanmar Army has recently established four new bases in areas of Kayah State where Karenni rebel groups remain active, evoking fear among locals that fresh clashes may break out in the area.

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