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Hsipaw residents demand their land back

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Some 30 local residents of Hsipaw Township in northern Shan State marched through the streets on Thursday, demanding the return of lands which were seized by the previous military government.

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Rakhine nationalists plan party conference

Source: Seven Media Group

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

The Arakan National Party (ANP) is making preparations to hold a second conference later this year, said Oo Hla Saw of the central executive committee (CEC).

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World Bank approves credit to help Myanmar's economy

Source: Xinhua

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

YANGON -- The World Bank has approved a 200-million-U.S. dollar credit to Myanmar to assist the country maintain a stable growth and reduce poverty, the international financial institution's resident office said on Friday.

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Myanmar gov't, private sectors to cooperate in reforestation efforts

Source: Xinhua

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

YANGON -- The Myanmar government and private sector will cooperate in their efforts for reforestation to fight gradual deforestation in the country, official media reported on Friday.

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Negotiations this week on EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement

Source: EIN News

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

On 26 and 27 April, EU and Myanmar chief negotiators met in Yangon to discuss the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement and outstanding issues following the 4th round of negotiations held in December of last year.

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Australian assistant minister visits Mae La refugee camp

Source: The Nation

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Zed Seselja, the Australian Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, yesterday visited Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, which hosts over 42,000 mainly Karen refugees.

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Private firms to help unprofitable state factories

Source: Seven Media Group

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Some of the 34 loss-making industries the Parliament decided to suspend will continue operating on private joint ventures, according to the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Industry.

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Private companies in Myanmar seek approval to run all types of insurance

Source: Xinhua

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

YANGON -- Private companies in Myanmar have submitted their proposal to the government to grant all types of insurance to private sector, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.

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First national law students conference to be held

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

The first national law students conference of Myanmar will be hosted for law students from all universities in Myanmar on April 28, according to organiser Ko Kaung Myat Arkar from the Dagon university law students association.

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Environment-friendly development projects

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on April 28, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

With Myanmar being one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, all development projects must take climate change into account, the union government said.

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