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Tuesday August 30th 2016

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Myanmar – Google News

Google News

Myanmar Buddhist group criticizes former UN chief Kofi Annan – Fox News


The Wire

Myanmar Buddhist group criticizes former UN chief Kofi Annan
Fox News
YANGON, Myanmar – A prominent anti-Muslim group of Buddhist nationalists in Myanmar is criticizing former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on social media, and accidentally taking actor Morgan Freeman down with him. Myanmar's government …
Myanmar Turns to Kofi Annan for Help on Festering Rohingya CrisisThe Wire

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 10:20 am

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pays homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti – The Indian Express


The Indian Express

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pays homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti
The Indian Express
The Myanmar President and PM Modi in their meeting agreed upon strengthening cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorism and insurgency in the region. The joint statement released, following the meeting, said that both sides reiterated …

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:04 am

Myanmar’s friendship with China is no hindrance to its India ties – South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Myanmar's friendship with China is no hindrance to its India ties
South China Morning Post
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi's recent high-profile visit to China, to be followed by her India sojourn later this year, is a clever balancing act to deepen ties with two major powers which can potentially transform the economic and development …
To counter China's clout, India offers to stand by Myanmar 'at every step'Times of India
Myanmar to hold historic peace talks with ethnic armiesThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Mystery Myanmar mines shake up world tin marketFinancial Times
Channel NewsAsia –Anadolu Agency
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:44 am

Myanmar army attacks SSPP/SSA ahead of Panglong Conference – Mizzima News


Mizzima News

Myanmar army attacks SSPP/SSA ahead of Panglong Conference
Mizzima News
Less than a week ahead of Myanmar's historic 21st Century Panglong Conference, the Myanmar army has launched an offensive against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in northern Shan State's Lashio District, according to an …

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:20 am

Almost 1.3 million child labourers in Myanmar: survey – Myanmar Times


Morung Express

Almost 1.3 million child labourers in Myanmar: survey
Myanmar Times
According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, there are nearly 1.3 million child labourers in Myanmar. Child labourers work at a construction site in Yangon. Photo: EPA. The Myanmar Labour Force, Child Labour
Myanmar has over 1 mn child workers: StudyMorung Express

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:05 am

Minor earthquake in Myanmar near Thai border – Bangkok Post


artnet News

Minor earthquake in Myanmar near Thai border
Bangkok Post
A magnitude 3 earthquake occurred at 3.28am on Tuesday inside Myanmar, about 1 kilometre underground, with the epicentre about 16 kilometres northwest of Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, the Seismological Bureau of the Meteorological Department said.
Myanmar Earthquake Rattles Temples of Bagan The quake has damaged nearly 200 Buddhist sites.artnet News
Nearly 400 Bagan pagodas damaged by earthquake: govtMyanmar Times

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:51 am

Myanmar shoppers exchange kyat overseas – Myanmar Times


Myanmar shoppers exchange kyat overseas
Myanmar Times
When it comes to spending money abroad Myanmar tourists have an increasing array of options. Local banks are competing to offer international credit cards, and holiday shoppers in Bangkok have now found they are able to swap kyat for baht at licensed …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:19 am

Organizing Committee Reviews Final Preparations For Myanmar’s Panglong Conference – Radio Free Asia


The Hindu

Organizing Committee Reviews Final Preparations For Myanmar's Panglong Conference
Radio Free Asia
The organizing committee for Myanmar's Panglong Conference held a meeting in the capital Naypyidaw on Monday to discuss the final preparations for major negotiations with armed ethnic groups in a bid to end decades of ethnic separatist civil wars.
India, Myanmar to build bridges, sign pact for 69The Hindu
United Nations News Centre – Upcoming peace conference an …UN News Centre
KIO acknowledges participation in Panglong ConferenceMyanmar Times

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 8:12 pm

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights – Channel NewsAsia – Channel NewsAsia


Channel NewsAsia

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights – Channel NewsAsia
Channel NewsAsia
Ban said elections last November, won overwhelmingly by Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, had opened the way to include various ethnic groups in …

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 2:52 pm

Excluded Myanmar Rebel Groups Highlight Challenges for NLD – Voice of America


Voice of America

Excluded Myanmar Rebel Groups Highlight Challenges for NLD
Voice of America
As Myanmar's new democratic government prepares to hold its first peace conference to end decades of ethnic conflict, doubts are still continuing over whether three ethnic rebel groups will be allowed to attend the five-day event, which starts on

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 12:47 pm