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Young Filmmaker Counters LGBT Stereotypes

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 1 p.m.

Hnin Pa Pa Soe was about 12 when she realized she was more interested in girls than boys. But it would be more than 10 years before she would come out to anyone.

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Ngapali Beach shops warned to move

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

Shopkeepers on the Ngapali Beach have been warned for a second time to relocate by December 30, sources say. Over 20 shops on the beach in Thandwe, Rakhine State apparently have trespassed on the public area which is over 185,000 feet (56 kilometres) long.

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Chief ministers, Union ministers visit Sittwe Township

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

SITTWE- Chief ministers from six states and regions, the Union ministers and officials arrived in Sittwe, Rakhine State on December 16 with the aim of building houses and schools in riot-hit Maungdaw region.

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China donates USD 500,000 towards Peace Process

Source: Mizzima Newsi

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

The People’s Republic of China donated USD 500,000 to National Reconciliation and Peace Center yesterday afternoon in Nay Pyi Taw, state media reported on 18 December.

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88 Generation to register new Four Eights Party by year end

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

Former activists who fought against the military during the deadly 1988 crackdown will officially register their new political party as the Four Eights Party before the end of the year, a co-founding member of the activist group said on Sunday.

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Rotech look east and sends team and tech to Myanmar

Source: Energy Voice

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Stephen Sin, Aberdeen-based Rotech’s Asia team leader, is focused on new business in Myanmar after the offshore technology company was asked at short notice to support critical export pipeline work with its TRS2 controlled flow excavation system.

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Prospects improving in e-commerce

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to be worth $50 billion by the end of this year and will likely be worth four times more by 2025, according to a report released last week by Google and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.

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Stock trading down, but investors remain interested

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

The Myanmar Stock Price Index tumbled 23 points, or around 4.7 percent last week, closing Friday at 463.70, after officials from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said the new Myanmar Companies Law would take at least another 8 months to implement.

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Shaken but not deterred

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

In most bars around Yangon it’s not unusual to be greeted at the front door by a woman, seated or waited on by a woman. Why then, within the same venue, do patrons rarely see a woman behind the bar mixing up drinks? Myanmar’s nightlife scene has a gender problem.

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New SEZ at Dala township on the cards

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Dec. 18, 2017, 12:04 p.m.

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be established at Dala township in the Yangon Region after completion of the Yangon-Dala Bridge, said Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein at the Challenges for Business Enterprises in 2018 public talk at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry headquarters on Sunday.

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