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A few decades ago, life in the hill tribes area in northern Thailand was no bed of roses. The region between Chiang Rai and...

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A US-based campaign group focusing on Myanmar urged the World Bank’s financing arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to reconsider its Myanmar investments, saying its...

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The absence of an inclusive banking branch network in Myanmar and notoriously complicated and slow banking account transmissions have led to strong acceptance of...

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Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement despite a ban gathered in a Yangon monastery on May 27, just shortly after Myanmar's top Buddhist clergy...

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Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on May 3 dismissed a decision by the United Nation’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes...

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Myanmar expects to welcome 7.5 million foreign tourists by 2020, significantly up from the 2.91 million who visited the country last year, Tint Thwin,...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29 at his speech the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit emphasised the importance of non-interference...

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In what could be a role model for Thailand, Myanmar's government in its new education roadmap running through 2021 plans to radically improve its...

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Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi saw loyalty for her National League for Democracy (NLD) party weakening in ethnic minority areas, particularly those...

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Myanmar's de-facto leader, former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, in a televised speech on March 30 on occasion of the one-year anniversary of...

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While taxi hailing apps Grab and Uber are struggling with the Thai government over their legal status and over licensing issues, both companies are...

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The new report “People and Corruption 2017: Asia-Pacific” released by anti-graft organisation Transparency International comes to the conclusion that an estimated 900 million people...

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A $700-million urban development project saw its groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon downtown on February 17: The "Yoma Central" complex, the country's largest real estate...

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New draft laws that introduce tight regulations for foreigners working in Myanmar are rattling the country's fast growing expat community and have already triggered...

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The World Bank has adjusted this year's economic growth forecast for Myanmar to 6.9 per cent from previously 8 per cent. The global lender blames...

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Despite a surge in tourism investment, the number of foreign visitors to Myanmar in 2016 dropped a staggering 38 per cent to below three...

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The new Corruption Perception Index 2016 issued by Transparency International on January 25 paints no flattering picture of Southeast Asia as corruption in the...

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Myanmar launched a new public transport system in its business hub and largest city of Yangon on January 16,  the first such network providing...