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Myanmar chief labels Rohingya Muslim intruders, warns against UN investigation
Myanmar’s military chief has warned against United Nations intervention in his country, declaring more than one million Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine state as “Bengali” interlopers, despite them having lived there for generations.
— The Sydney Morning Herald
Sino-Myanmar oil pipeline launch a good signal: experts
The launch of the Sino-Myanmar oil pipeline following a two-year delay could be the Myanmar government’s way of sending a positive signal ahead of its president’s visit to China in April, Chinese experts said.
— Global Times
India Bags Myanmar Torpedo Order Worth $38 Million
India has agreed to supply lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a US$ 37.9 million-contract which is said to be evidence of a growing arms race between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The torpedoes will be manufactured by government-owned Bharat Dynamics and private company L&T.
— Sputnik International
Mitsubishi Corp. courts Myanmar’s wealthy with new hospitals
Mitsubishi Corp. will team with local companies to establish medical complexes in Myanmar, where a growing health care market is being fueled by the increasing number of middle- and upper-class residents.
— Nikkei Asian Review
ASIA’S FUTURE CITIES: New buds of growth for Yangon’s ‘green movement’
The notion of starting a “green” business in Myanmar is still an unconventional one in 2017.
— Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar Authorities Charge Farmers in Roadblock Protest of Lepadaung Copper Mine
Myanmar authorities have charged 50 farmers with assault, illegal assembly, illegal demonstration, and destruction of state property for blocking the road to the controversial Chinese-run Letpadaung copper mine in the country’s northwestern Sagaing region, a police officer said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia
Sai Harn Yawnghwe: ‘The basic issue is equality’
The recent spike in fighting in the north of the country appears to have dashed hopes that State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership could bring all ethnic armed groups into the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
— Frontier Myanmar
Myanmar defence chief pledges to achieve everlasting peace
The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services pledged that the Tatmadaw will participate in establishing everlasting peace using the six peace principles laid down by the Tatmadaw under supervision of the government.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar
MPs need to be ever vigilant in carrying out the duties of the Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint met with Hluttaw Representatives at the meeting hall in Haka, Chin State to discuss law amendments, regional development, the peace process, and experiences of the Hluttaw.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar
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