Door Still Open to Rohingya Repatriation, Gov’t Says

As refugees balk at returning, officials say they’re working with Dhaka and all necessary preparations have been made

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Bangladesh Declines to Start Repatriation of Rohingya amid Protests

Refugees not yet willing to return voluntarily due to lack of security, citizenship, Dhaka says

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ASEAN will Continue to Support Myanmar in Resolving Rakhine Issues

At the close of the ASEAN Summit, the chairman’s statement confirmed that the bloc would continue to work with Myanmar to bring peace, stability and rule of law to Rakhine State.


From The Irrawaddy

Govt to Name Finalists For Yangon Elevated Expressway Project This Month

The Construction Ministry said 12 companies have submitted prequalification applications for Phase 1.

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Laxer Rules of Foreign Banks to Spur Trade, Central Bank Says

The Central Bank said its decision to let foreign banks operating in the country lend to domestic companies will help exporters finance their trade with the rest of the world.


From The Irrawaddy

Two Badly Burned as Fireworks Fall on Crowd at Balloon Festival

Some 50kg of pyrotechnics fall from hot-air balloon on crowded opening day of annual Taunggyi festival.

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Ethnic Pa-O Forced to Participate in Pro-Military Rally

Hundreds of members of the ethnic Pa-O community attended a military rally in Taunggyi on Wednesday, with one local leader claiming they were coerced with threats of eviction.


From The Irrawaddy

Rohingya Protest in Bangladesh as Repatriation Postponed

Demonstrators wave signs saying ‘We will never return to Myanmar without citizenship.’

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Development Foundation Returns 3.3B Kyats to Irrawaddy Govt

The former Irrawaddy Region Chief Minister U Thein Aung allegedly transferred the funds to a foundation before handing power to the new government in early 2016.

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