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Ministry reshuffle could threaten Burma military’s interests

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Incoming President Htin Kyaw proposed slashing Myanmar’s ministries from 31 to 21 Thursday as a first step toward improving efficiency, a move that could create [...]
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Burma downsizes government, axes ministries

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

During a Parliament sitting on Thursday (March 17), Myanmar’s Speaker of Parliament said the nation will have 21 ministries and 18 ministers, down from 36 ministries [...]
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Burma’s Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Ipsnews | 6:00 AM

Dr Maung Zarni is a non-resident research scholar, Sleuth Rith Institute, (A permanent Documentation Centre of Cambodia) & former visiting lecturer, Harvard Medical [...]
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Burma: UN recommends measures to address ongoing food insecurity in cyclone-hit areas

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

More than seven months after Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar, poor rural communities are still seeing increased levels of food insecurity, a situation highlighting their [...]
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Burma prez-elect submits government formation plan

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s president-elect U Htin Kyaw on Thursday submitted a proposal of forming the new government to the Union parliament, as part of the process in preparation for [...]
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Suu Kyi thanks supporters as ally wins presidential post

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi thanked her supporters Wednesday and sounded a hopeful note for the future, in her first comments after lawmakers approved her chosen proxy [...]
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Ban Ki hails election of first civilian Prez in Burma

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Gulf Today | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Htin Kyaw for being elected as Myanmar’s first civilian President in over five decades and expressed hope that the [...]
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Japan submarine to visit Philippines, other ships to Vietnam

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese submarine will make a port call in the Philippines for the first time in 15 years while accompanying naval ships will visit Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay for the [...]
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Hopes and hurdles await Burma’s new government

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nestled among towers of moldering paperwork, the few flickering computer screens at Myanmar’s information ministry are a sign that change is afoot, and nervous [...]
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Burma’s Military Leader Pledges to Work With New President

Burma’s Military Leader Pledges to Work With New President

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief on Wednesday endorsed incoming president Htin Kyaw and pledged that the country’s armed forces will cooperate with the new [...]
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Burma journalist’s home targeted in bomb attack

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an independent, high-level investigation into the bombing of a journalist’s home in western Myanmar and for the [...]
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Burma’s new president might not be Aung San Suu Kyi, but he does represent progress

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Myanmar parliament’s official confirmation on Tuesday that Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide – Htin Kyaw – is to be the presidential proxy ended months of [...]
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New president will defend human rights, freedom of expression: PEN Burma

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Eleven Myanmar | 6:00 AM

PEN Myanmar issued a statement yesterday expressing its belief that newly elected President Htin Kyaw will try to ensure Myanmar citizens enjoy fundamental human rights and [...]
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Beijing ‘comfortable with US presence in S China Sea’

Beijing ‘comfortable with US presence in S China Sea’

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

China sees no contradiction between its insistence on safeguarding territory it claims and its desire for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, said Chinese Premier [...]
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Led by China, Mekong nations take on Golden Triangle narco-empire

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Lao People’s Army patrol boat was custom-made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on this remote stretch of the Mekong River. [...]
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