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Mong Hsu by-election: NLD member defects to SNLD

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

A high-ranking member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in southern Shan State has left the party and joined the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). His resignation prompted about a hundred other NLD members to leave the party.

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Myanmar must avoid resource curse

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Myanmar must find the right path to sustainable development, says Chan Mya Htwe, as the “curse” of natural resource development leads nowhere.

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Myanmar-Russia ties reviewed

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

Myanmar and Russia are commemorating their 70th anniversary of relations next year with strong military, rather than economic, cooperation. But their relationship is evolving and diversifying to cover other non-military areas – such as science and technology, education and tourism.    

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Myanmar legislation fuels investors' interest

Source: The Nation

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Though multinational companies are still on the wait and see move to enter Myanmar, the nation’s recent legislative reforms to create a more enabling business environment will create positive signals for foreign direct investment inflows, according to a panel discussion by Oxford Business Group taking place on last Thursday.

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Army Chief: Tatmadaw Will Prevent Political Intervention on Rohingyas’ Behalf

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

NAYPYIDAW — Burma Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has warned against what he described as a political intervention in Burma in the name of assisting the Rohingya.

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Foreign journalists given 4-day pass to investigate Rakhine violence – Burmese media

Source: Asian Correspondent

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

BURMESE (Myanmar) state media has announced a trip for local and foreign journalists to visit Rakhine State, where the country’s military has been accused of human rights abuses against the Rohingya.   

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Burmese military chief vows to modernise army

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Speaking at this morning’s Armed Forces Day parade in Naypyidaw, Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing stressed a need for a Burmese military capable of waging modern warfare in the technological world of the 21st century.

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Department Surpluses Returned to Mon State Gov’t for use in Development

Source: Mon News Agency

Published on March 27, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

State departments have returned over 1,361 million kyats (almost $1 million) of surplus funds to the state government from their 2016-2017 budget. The return was prompted by a directive from the Union government and represents the first time that surplus money has been returned, according to U Wunna Kyaw, the Mon State Minister of Planning and Finance.

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Timber sector wants MTE to get the chop

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on March 27, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Timber traders say Myanma Timber Enterprise is giving their industry a bad name and want it replaced with an independent agency tasked with ensuring compliance with international export standards.

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Myanmar army chief stresses military role in politics

Source: Anadolu Agency

Published on March 27, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Myanmar’s army chief has insisted that the military will remain a political force despite the country now being ruled by its first elected civilian government in almost half a decade.

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