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Q&A: Burma’s search for direct foreign investment

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | A Times | 6:00 AM

Hello director general U Aung Naing Oo, it is good to see you again. Before we begin, can you tell us about your background and how you came to serve at DICA and MIC? After [...]
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Traditional Typists Persevere in 21st Century Burma

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Global Voices | 6:00 AM

On most afternoons, Tin Zaw Htet sits in front of a Cold War-era typewriter surrounded by satin-and-gauze portfolios and legal certificates hanging in the unrelenting Yangon [...]
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Burma Police to Drop Charges Against Remaining Political Prisoners

Burma Police to Drop Charges Against Remaining Political Prisoners

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s police force is working to drop charges against remaining political prisoners over the next several days under the direction of State Counsellor Aung San Suu [...]
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Burma Rohingya boat dead ‘forced’ to travel by sea: witnesses

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo | 6:00 AM

Witnesses to a boat capsize off Myanmar that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the [...]
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Suu Kyi Talks ‘Peace’ On Burmese New Year; Ethnic Leaders Respond

Suu Kyi Talks ‘Peace’ On Burmese New Year; Ethnic Leaders Respond

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Burma, highlighted internal peace and constitutional change in her speech to the people on the Burmese New Year. In reference to the [...]
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Changes this year for the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme

22-Apr-2016 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is fortunate to have many young people who are eager to learn, explore, and contribute their way to recognised success Earlier this year, all of the outputs of the [...]
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21 die in boat capsize off Burma: UN

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized off the coast of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state on its way to a local market Tuesday, a United [...]
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China, India move closer to military hotline: Xinhua

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and India are moving towards setting up a military hotline, Chinese state media reported, with a border dispute and tensions over terror sanctions still lingering over [...]
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DPM: South China Sea disputes pose challenge for regional peace

DPM: South China Sea disputes pose challenge for regional peace

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo | 6:00 AM

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the competing interests of the world’s superpowers in South-east Asia have made the effort to maintain regional peace [...]
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Burma Rohingya boat dead ‘forced’ to travel by sea: witnesses

Burma Rohingya boat dead ‘forced’ to travel by sea: witnesses

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on [...]
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Communist Laos appoints new president, prime minister

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Laos’s National Assembly on Wednesday appointed Communist Party chief Bounnhang Vorachit as the country’s new president and named foreign minister Thongloun [...]
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Political prisoners release encouraging sign of change

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Bnionline | 6:00 AM

There was very good news for Myanmar citizens to mark this Myanmar New Year. President Htin Kyaw pardoned 83 prisoners in a bid to promote national reconciliation. The [...]
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Kian Joo to invest $23 mil for Burma expansion

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | The Edgemarkets | 6:00 AM

Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd, which has entered into a new chapter after the RM1.47 billion takeover offer by Aspire Insight Sdn Bhd was called off, will invest $23 million [...]
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Time to ‘demilitarise’ Burma businesses

21-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military-owned companies are looking to privatise now that the country has a new, democratically elected government bent on establishing a transparent market [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi reaches out to ethnic minority rebels

20-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe rebellions roiling the country after her [...]
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