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Activist who tried to overthrow the Myanmar Government in the 1980s found peace marrying an Aussie farmer

ABC News - 12 hours ago
When Tin Hta Nu was on the run from the Government in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, she never thought she would end up marrying an Australian farmer teaching people how to grow their own food. A lecturer in economics at Rangoon...

Myanmar permits 24 more investment

Xinhua - 4 hours ago
YANGON, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Investment Commission has recently permitted 24 more investments, creating over 11,200 job opportunities, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday. The permitted enterprises include 19...

Myanmar arrests government critic under sedition law

Channel NewsAsia - 19 hours ago
YANGON: Myanmar police have arrested a prominent government critic on suspicion of violating sedition laws, the critic and media said on Friday, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Ngar Min Swe was arrested at his home late...

U.S. Punishes Laos And Myanmar Over Dispute On Deporting Their ...

HuffPost - 2 days ago
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it has slapped visa sanctions on high-ranking officials from Laos and Myanmar amid disagreements over ...and...

Violence in Myanmar poses major test for Facebook

The Hill - 2 days ago
Facebook officials tell The Hill they are making a serious effort to prevent their platform from being used to stir ethnic violence in Myanmar after mounting criticism. Critics have long complained the company failed to take quick action to block hate ...and...

Aung San Suu Kyi Tells Ethnic Armies More Talks Needed to Advance Myanmar Peace Process

Radio Free Asia - 15 hours ago
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met on Friday with 10 ethnic militias that have signed the government's cease-fire accord, stressing the need for more discussions on ethnic autonomy and the creation of a federal union to advance a peace initiative that aims...

Far from a 'debt trap', China's belt and road allows countries like Myanmar to leapfrog poverty

South China Morning Post - 2 days ago
Such claims also undermine any meaningful debate around the risks associated with allowing China to build and participate in essential infrastructure development within Myanmar and other belt and road participants. And it could be argued that the...

UN readies to send experts to Myanmar's Rakhine after Rohingya return deal: official

Reuters - 2 days ago
YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar's Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional head of the U.N. development agency...

Myanmar's border pillars spark fear

National Herald - 1 hour ago
There is no incursion, no encroachment and no provocation by Myanmar, claims New Delhi and the state Government. But notwithstanding reassuring statements from chief minister Biren Singh, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and a...

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