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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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Burma’s ‘long-necked’ women hope to turn tourism into homecoming

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

Wearing a stack of bronze neck coils – a sign of beauty for her Kayan tribe – Mu Par dreams of a time when all “long-necked” women can return to [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi Vows to Amend Junta-Era Constitution

Burma’s Suu Kyi Vows to Amend Junta-Era Constitution

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

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in the Southeast Asian country as it emerges [...]
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Chevron said sellling $1.2bn Burma gas assets

20-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

US oil and gas major Chevron Corp has put its Myanmar gas block stakes worth an estimated $1.3 billion up for sale, banking sources familiar with the matter said, in what [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi vows to include ethnic groups in ‘democratic federal union’

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

Aung San Suu Kyi, whose post as Myanmar state counsellor makes her de facto head of state, vowed on Monday to build a democratic federal union including ethnic minorities, [...]
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Burma president pardons 83 political prisoners: official

Burma president pardons 83 political prisoners: official

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

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pardoned 83 political prisoners on the country’s traditional New Year Sunday, a spokesman from his office said, as the fledgling [...]
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Burma’s new era is thwarted by the old regime

19-Apr-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi’s election win saw the former political prisoner put in charge of Myanmar’s first civilian government since 1962 “I want to be a soldier, [...]
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Burma’s New President Pledges to Free Political Prisoners

Burma’s New President Pledges to Free Political Prisoners

19-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s new president on Sunday pledged to continue efforts to release remaining political prisoners as part of the sweeping democratic changes his government [...]
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Burma grants amnesty to 83 prisoners

19-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government has granted amnesty to 83 prisoners on Sunday, the country’s traditional new year day, according to a presidential order. The presidential pardon [...]
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Komodo commerce: e-tailers battle in Southeast Asia

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

With its $1 billion buy of online retailer Lazada, Alibaba (BABA.N) has signaled Southeast Asia as a regional e-commerce battleground – with 600 million people, and no [...]
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Not just China: Japan, Korea push cheap steel as world reels

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

As the world reels from a flood of cheap Chinese steel, other countries including Japan and South Korea are selling products overseas at prices as much as a third lower than [...]
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US defense chief visits aircraft carrier in South China Sea

18-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

For the second time in five months, Defense Secretary Ash Carter landed aboard a US aircraft carrier in the bitterly contested South China Sea, sending a deliberate message [...]
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