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Do Myanmar’s Generals-Turned-Politicians Have a Plan B for the Presidency?

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

Before he voluntarily retired in 2011, Senior General Than Shwe, the chief of Myanmar’s then-ruling junta, laid out a master plan for the country’s immediate political future. 

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IDP Needs Grow as Clashes Continue in Northern Shan State

Source: Network Media Group

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Fighting is ongoing in Kutkai and Kyaukme townships in northern Shan State, with locals seeking refuge in makeshift internally displaced people’s (IDP) camps and in increasing need of emergency aid.

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Torn apart: the toll of forced recruitment

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:42 a.m.

Forced recruitment in conflict areas is tearing families apart, although ethnic armed groups insist that all their recruits are volunteers.

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Forty-four candidates from Myanmar selected for master’s courses in Japan

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

Forty-four candidates from Myanmar have been awarded scholarships for master’s courses by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an official from the agency announced on Wednesday.

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More poultry breeders adopt modern methods

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Some poultry breeders have changed their methods, and are using modern cold storage and factories due to increased foreign investment and global warming, U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Myanmar Livestock Federation, said on Wednesday.

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Banks, military are main buyers of government debt

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

The biggest backers of government-issued debt as seen from the auctions of bonds and bills are a small number of local privately owned banks and the military-backed Myanma Economic Holding Co Ltd (MEHCL). 

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Border trade disruption could last a while

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Trade disruption from recent attacks by armed groups along the Myanmar-China border may last longer than the attack on the 105th-mile camp that occurred in late 2016.

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Rebels Detain 8 Alleged Myanmar Military Troops in Shan State

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:26 a.m.

Rebels fighting in northern Shan State say they detained eight soldiers from the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, in Kutkai Township, in northern Shan State, on Thursday.

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Myanmar Military Helicopters Attack Rebels in Northern Rakhine: AA, Locals

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

The Myanmar military conducted air strikes using two attack helicopters, as well as artillery shelling, against Arakan Army (AA) rebels in northern Rakhine State’s rural Minbya and Mrauk-U townships on Thursday and Friday.

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Burma Govt Calls Northern Alliance Strikes ‘Terrorist Actions’

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

A spokesperson for the Burmese government described recent counter-attacks carried out by members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups as “terrorist actions” in a press conference in Thailand this week.

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