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Myanmar’s preparation for hosting the upcoming 24th ASEAN Summit is in full swing and will be finalized in the first week of May, state media reported Friday.
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After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near Thailand’s remote border with Malaysia.
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Myanmar-parliament_400Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia have joined growing calls on fellow legislators in Myanmar to vote down a proposed law that would see restrictions placed on inter-faith marriage in the country.
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Myanmar-focused conglomerate Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd said Southeast Asia needs to work exceptionally hard to realise a balanced, European Union-style integration of such disparate economies.
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Myanmar will host ASEAN Leadership Forum related to the 24th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nay Pyi Taw in May, official media reported Sunday.
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Burmese Representatives Selected to join the ASEAN Youth Forum 70 youths were selected to represent Burma at the forthcoming ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF), which will be held at Rangoon University from the 17th March to 19th March.
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Central Bank of Myanmar and Central Bank of Laos will cooperate in the development of banking sector in the country, official media reported Tuesday.
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The Burmese Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) has called for urgent action by the Thai and Burmese governments to ease the legal plight of Burmese migrant laborers in Thailand, many of whom are facing deportation or financially ruinous overstay fees due to a system that the network says is broken.
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Thai police rescued three Burmese youths from a Bangkok seafood restaurant on Wednesday, where it is believed they had been enslaved.
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The brutal killing of a Myanmar-born democracy activist here has unnerved Myanmar nationals in Malaysia, who worry that religious tensions back home are spilling into their sizable community in their adoptive country.
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Thai authorities said Thursday they deported about 1,300 of Rohingya boat people back to Myanmar late last year, ignoring calls from human rights groups not to send the ethnic minorities home where they face widespread discrimination.
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A special task force has been established by the Kuala Lumpur Police to investigate the attempted assassination of two Arakanese politicians last Wednesday, local media reported.
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A review of a controversial ASEAN human rights commission got underway last week but activists say they remain sceptical that Myanmar can use it chairmanship in 2014 to strengthen the body.
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Youth from Mon state are making preparations for ASEAN Youth Forum in Burma’s commercial capital Rangoon. Ko Kyi Zaw Lwin, a coordinator for the upcoming Mon State Youth Forum in capital city Moulmein, told Independent Mon News Agency, they will choose 15 representatives from this event to attend the Rangoon forum.
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Myanmar activists in Malaysia have been placed on high alert after a former 88 Generation activist was stabbed to death in Kuala Lumpur last week.
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Three Royal Thai naval ships are set to call at Myanmar Yangon’s Thilawa Port on Feb. 19 as part of the training program of the Royal Thai Naval Cadet Training Unit, official media quoted the Thai Embassy as reporting Sunday.
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Myanmar will host the first-ever ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF) next month aimed at powering national youth congress which can represent all youths in the country, according to a press release of AYF Monday.
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Residents of Rakhine State who have travelled to Malaysia to find jobs do not want to return home because of a lack of job opportunities, the chairman of the Arakan League for Democracy said on February 9.
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An apparent assassination attempt on two ethnic Arakanese leaders in Malaysia on Wednesday night may be related to current religious and social strife in Burma’s western Arakan State, the men said during a press conference in Rangoon on Friday.
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More than 300 Burmese migrant workers are in detention following a fresh crackdown by Malaysian authorities against illegal migrants, according to a source close to the Burmese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
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