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Duterte stresses non-interference policy at ASEAN summit (full speech)

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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...
Myanmar revamps education system, ditches rote learning

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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...
Suu Kyi’s party loses support from ethnic minorities

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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...
Suu Kyi says she’s ready to step down if people dissatisfied

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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...
Grab, Uber make inroads into Myanmar

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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...
Vietnam holds record for bribery in Southeast Asia

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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...
Huge city development kicked off in Yangon

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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...
Expats in Myanmar worried by draconian residency regulations

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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...
Myanmar growth slowing as foreign investment drops

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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...
Visitor numbers to Myanmar slump significantly

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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...
Corruption keeps plaguing Southeast Asia

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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...
Yangon gets first-ever regular bus network

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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...
Myanmar housing market cooled down

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Yangon’s property market finally cooled down in 2016 from a peak that began to ease in 2014 as a result of changing government policies. During...
Myanmar farmers enter modern age with 3D printing technology

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Farmers in Myanmar, notoriously under-equipped with agricultural tools, made a virtue out of necessity of deploying 3D printing technology to create bespoke parts the...
Thailand’s economy to gather much needed pace next year

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The World Bank revised up its forecast for Thailand's economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 3.2 per cent for next year in anticipation...
Suu Kyi to get prime minister-like role in Myanmar government

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Aung San Suu Kyi, a recent recipient of the Harvard humanitarian of the year award and a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1991 in...
Islamist extremism reaches Myanmar

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Myanmar police said on November 26 that they arrested three Muslims for planting home-made bombs around Yangon and were investigating their links to what...
Myanmar struggles to control tumbling currency

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Myanmar's central bank has increasing difficulties to prevent the depreciation of the country's currency, the kyat, which has reached new record lows these days. The...