Low-Interest Loan Project for Female Farmers is Raising Hopes

A pilot project launched by KBZ Bank and ActionAid has dispersed $59,000 in low-interest loans to more than 100 women in Magwe Region since December.

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From The Irrawaddy

Storm Kills Man, Injures Wife in Rakhine State

U Pyae Tun, 78, was killed and his wife, Daw Saw Mra Oo, was injured when a tree fell on their house in Manaung Township on Tuesday morning.

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Police Arrest 8 for Elephant Poaching in Separate Raids

Suspects held in Irrawaddy, Bago and Magwe; more arrests imminent, police say.

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In its Final Leg, Naga Peace Accord Comes with More Questions than Answers

In what appears to be the final countdown to the signing of the Naga peace accord, there are hopes that the finalization of the accord will bring an end to the longest-running insurge...

From The Irrawaddy

Analysis: Myanmar Planning and Finance Minister’s Case a Test of Govt Seriousness on Corruption

Public expects disgraced former minister to face harsh punishment.

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Once-powerful General Maung Aye Now Confined to Wheelchair

Pictures showing the former vice senior-general and stroke victim in a wheelchair receiving blessings from Buddhist monk Mei Phone Sayadaw recently shocked many people.

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From The Irrawaddy

Vietnam’s Viettel, Partners to Launch 4G Network in Myanmar

Mytel aims to have at least 2 million subscribers by the end of the year and will be the first 4G mobile phone network with nationwide coverage at the time of launching.

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From The Irrawaddy

Malaysia’s New Deputy PM Aims to be a Role Model for Women

Wan Azizah has vowed to push for greater women's rights in a country where female representation in national legislatures is among the world's lowest.

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Myanmar Police Witness Says Searched Reuters Reporters’ Phones Without Warrant

Prosecution witness Major Aung Kyaw San said police did not have a warrant to search the phones because the reporters were accused under the Official Secrets Act.

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