Yangon Municipal Elections Expected to be Held in December

The elections will be held according to the new Yangon municipal law, which came into effect on June 28.

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One Rescuer Dead, Teams Stuck on How to Bring out Thailand’s Trapped Boys

A Thai rescuer died during an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex, the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger.


From The Irrawaddy

Rescued Chilean Miner Sends Message of Hope to Trapped Thai Boys

"I would like to send greetings and a lot of strength to the authorities and the families of these 12 children," said Mario Sepulveda.

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Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China After Putting $20B of Projects on Ice: Sources

Mahathir, who came to power in May, is reviewing major projects signed by the former govt, saying many of them do not make financial sense for Malaysia.

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Thailand Boat Accident: One Dead, 56 Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks

The boat was carrying 105 passengers, including 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tourist guides, when it capsized off the coast of Phuket.

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From The Irrawaddy

Yangon Has 4th-Fastest 4G Speeds in East Asia, Survey Finds

‘Surprising’ result likely reflects rapid rollout out of 4G network in past two years, OpenSignal says

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Major International Contractors Express Interest in Elevated Expressway Project

Myanmar and Chinese companies lead the way in filing EoIs for Yangon ring-road

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NLD Dismisses Ethnic Minorities’ Objections to Aung San Statues

Ethnic minorities should embrace, not reject, statues of the late general because it was because of him that they can push for federalism, an NLD spokesman said.

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From The Irrawaddy

Two Men Jailed for Three Months for Taking Part in Mandalay Peace Protests

Pair say their detention under Peaceful Assembly Act violates freedom of expression

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Enhancing Partnership in Non-Traditional Security Issues in Mekong – Lancang Cooperation: Human Trafficking Issue in Myanmar by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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