Hotels Near Bagan Temples Can Stay Put For UNESCO Bid, Minister Says

Religious Affairs and Culture Minister U Aung Ko said hotels will not have to be moved out of the Bagan Archeological Zone for Myanmar to nominate it as a World Heritage Site.


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Yangon Govt to Sign Deal with Swiss Company for Youth Innovation Hub

The center is to be part of the government’s plan to establish a public waterfront area along the river in downtown Yangon.

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UWSA Detains Lahu Christian Leaders, Forces Students into Military Service, Baptist Group Says

More churches, schools closed as armed group continues crackdown on Christian community begun earlier this month.

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KBZ Bank to Finance Restoration of the Secretariat

One of Myanmar’s largest private banks, KBZ, announced that it would finance the entire restoration of Yangon’s Secretariat, one of the most historic buildings in Myanmar.


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Monk Accused of Defaming Military Chief Turns Self In, Released on Bail

U Thawbita, accused of likening Snr-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing to a cow on Facebook and suggesting he orchestrated a prison break in Karen State, denies any wrongdoing.

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Yangon Public Accounts Committee Criticizes Budget Miscalculations

The Public Accounts Committee of the Yangon Region Parliament has criticized regional government departments for large budget miscalculations.

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Vietnam Jails Another Facebook User For Comments Critical of Government

Bui Manh Dong's activities "hurt the prestige and leading role of the party and the state," police said.

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China says Rohingya Issue Should Not Be ‘Internationalized’

China, the Philippines and Burundi voted against the UN Human Rights Council’s proposal to establish a body for gathering evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar.

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UN Sets Up Body to Prepare Myanmar Atrocity Prosecution Files

The UN Human Rights Council voted to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, including possible genocide, for any future prosecution.

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