USDP Lawmaker Questions Transparency of Private Power Deals

Energy minister says urgent action needed or country may face dire electricity shortages in 3 years

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Yangon Parliament, Cabinet Still At Odds Over Draft Budget

Lawmakers failed to pass a draft 2018-19 budget Monday as debate over the proposed purchase of 10 Ford vehicles and a multi-million dollar investment in Yangon City Bank continued.

From The Irrawaddy

Public Needs Left Out of Draft Budget, Yangon Finance Minister Admits 

It won’t happen again, he vows; committee rejects minister’s revised 2018-19 spending plan

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Govt Rights Body Says Two Kachin Men Found Dead Were KIA Fighters

The MNHRC has concluded that two Kachin men found dead in March were rebel fighters and killed in battle with the Tatmadaw, contradicting claims they were arrested and executed.


From The Irrawaddy

Eight Arrested, Drug Houses Torn Down in Raid by Mandalay Police

Crackdown follows online video post showing dealers operating in Zee Oak village.

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The Perfect Place to Chill with a Hot Coffee

A new Gloria Jean’s outlet has opened just in time for Yangon’s ‘sweater weather.’

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50 Percent of Inmates Who Sat for Matriculation Exam Passed

There were 106 inmates who sat for the matriculation exam in the 2017-18 academic year. About half of them passed, some with distinction.

The post From The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Says Willing to Take Back All Rohingya Refugees

"If you can send back 700,000 on a voluntary basis, we are willing to receive them," Thaung Tun said. "Can this be called ethnic cleansing?"

The post From The Irrawaddy

Afghan Archaeologist Killed Near Buddhist Site, Giant Copper Reserve

Many local and international companies are reevaluating their hiring strategy because of the rising violence.

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Myanmar’s Perspective on Indo-Pacific by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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