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UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs makes field trip to Rakhine State

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

The UN delegation led by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman made a field trip to Rakhine State during which Bengalis told them to be allowed travelling freely and staying peacefully.

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There is no catastrophe outbreak in riot-hit Maungdaw: Health Ministry

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

YANGON- The Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday night announced that there was no infectious disease outbreak as catastrophe in riot-hit Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State.

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Commentary on “ Returning to sanctions would ‘not be helpful’, think tank tells EU ”

Source: Shan Herald Agency News

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

As the International Crisis Group (ICG) has pointed out the narrow nationalist sentiments taking hold, unopposed by the democratically-elected government, it will make Myanmar more difficult “to forge an inclusive national identity, essential for such an ethnically, linguistically and religiously diverse country,” I would like to touch on the subject a bit further as the following:-

Sai Wansai

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Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

Source: South Asian Monitor

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. 

Larry Jagan

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Two Dead in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Fire

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:52 a.m.

YANGON — Two people were killed and another two were injured in a fire that gutted the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in central Yangon on Thursday morning.

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Police Bring Five Charges Against Son of Former Sports Minister

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

NAYPYITAW —Police have brought three more charges against U Phyo Ko Ko Tint San, bringing the total number of charges to five.

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UNA promises ‘true picture’ of Rakhine

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

The United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) will present its report about its four-day fact finding mission last week in northern Rakhine State, hoping it would present a true picture of the situation in the strife-torn area, a senior official said Wednesday.

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Hluttaw Speaker urges MPs to strengthen social harmony

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint has urged lawmakers to embrace the union spirit by working on the alleviation of distrust and doubt between ethnic groups and political parties in light of the current situation.

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Labour confederation wants new K6600 minimum wage

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM), the country’s largest workers organisation, will fight for K6600 daily minimum wages despite warnings by some businessmen that a minimum wage of K4800 could lead to closures of some businesses, said a senior CTUM official.

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Government to borrow K1 trillion from CBM to fund budget deficit

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Oct. 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

The government has requested for a loan of more than K1 trillion from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) to fund the budget deficit for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The request was submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on October 17.

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