Tuesday, May 10th, 2016


A prominent nationalist Buddhist monk has said the Ma Ba Tha movement has no plans to pressure the government over the recent arrest of a nationalist provocateur on defamation charges, but he warned that authorities should tread carefully when dealing with the movement.
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President U Htin Kyaw’s request for a new ministry to allow the state counsellor to perform her duties “more effectively” came as quite a surprise. It raises some alarming questions.
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China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday after hundreds of villagers in Burma protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed copper mine.
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Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi said the Government has plans to take care of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand.
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US Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel took to a podium in Rangoon on Tuesday and sought to assure the public that the United States remains squarely in the corner of the country’s people, even as new challenges emerge throughout a rocky transition to civilian rule.
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U.S. President Barack Obama should renew sanctions authority on Myanmar for at least another year due to ongoing egregious human rights violations against ethnic minorities in the country, said Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide in a new report published on 9 May.
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The National League for Democracy government faces a host of daunting challenges and one of the most critical is its election promise to establish a federal state.
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The government is launching a review of state-owned economic enterprises to decide which ones should be restructured, a Ministry of Finance official told The Myanmar Times.
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