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Defiant Rakhine rebels say 'no peace by prayer' in battle with Myanmar army

Source: Agence France-Presse

Published on April 18, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Rakhine rebels locked in a vicious fight with Myanmar's army will not "get peace by praying", its commander said as he vowed his forces will fight on despite being outnumbered and under aerial assault.

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EAOs can seek approvals from govt if there are the issues NCA can't influence: State Counsellor

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on April 18, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

The Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) can seek approvals from the government by a process of negotiation if there are the issues that can't be influenced by the NCA following the participation in the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the NRPC.

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Myanmar, Vietnam to promote bilateral trade and investments

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on April 18, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

During five months of this fiscal year, the total trade volume between Myanmar and Vietnam had exceeded 315 million USD. Both countries are now discussing a plan to promote bilateral trade and investments, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.

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Cardinal Charles Bo Asks Myanmar, Chinese Leaders to Scrap Myitsone Dam

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on April 18, 2019, 6:31 a.m.

On Monday, Cardinal Charles Bo issued a statement on behalf of the people of Myanmar requesting that Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping, stop their efforts to revive the dam project.

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Gov’t, (UWSP/UWSA) to meet later this month

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on April 18, 2019, 6:22 a.m.

The government will meet with the (United Wa State Party) UWSP/ United Wa State Army (UWSA) later this month, said Zaw Htay, Director-General of the State Counsellor Office after the military parade of the 30th anniversary of “Wa” State Peace Building on April 17.

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Indian agribusiness granted IFC loan to expand Myanmar facilities

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on April 18, 2019, 6:20 a.m.

Delhi-based Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM) will use the capital to expand its warehousing and logistics services in Myanmar. The terms of the loan were however not disclosed.

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Myanmar state counselor calls for genuine peace, emergence of federal union

Source: Xinhua

Published on April 18, 2019, 6:18 a.m.

In her message of greeting, sent on the occasion of the 30th anniversary celebration of establishing peace of the Wa Special Region-2 Wednesday

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NLD-Tatmadaw relations: strong words, rising tensions

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on April 18, 2019, 6:05 a.m.

Differences over the need for changes to the constitution are the main reason why relations between the government and the Tatmadaw are far from smooth.

Sithu Aung Myint

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Marching with the world’s largest narco-army

Source: The Nation

Published on April 17, 2019, 11:32 p.m.

Myanmar’s Wa rebels deliver show of force – and a rare peep behind the scenes 

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Arakan Army Leader Claims Myanmar Military Systematically Planned to ‘Crush’ His Group

Source: Radio Free Asia

Published on April 17, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Tun Myat Naing, commander in chief of the AA, told reporters in Wa state's Panghsang township that crack troops from Myanmar’s military received special training more than a year ahead of being deployed to Rakhine state

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