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Rakhine State

Suu Kyi Calls For Investors To Engage In Rakhine State

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Myanmar State Counselor and de facto-leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on February 22, saying...
Myanmar, China agree on new deep sea-port on cheaper terms

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Myanmar and China have signed an agreement on November 8 on a controversial deep sea port project in the Bay of Bengal, allowing Beijing...
Myanmar´s tourism revival at risk amid Rohingya crisis

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Myanmar has huge plans for its tourism industry. While 2.9 million tourists visited Myanmar in 2016, the government targets to welcome 3.5 million tourists...
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...
Kofi Annan chosen to help find solution for Myanmar’s Rohingya issue

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Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has been chosen by Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to lead a commission to stop alleged...
Myanmar census shows huge differences between population groups

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Only 0.5 per cent of Myanmar's 51.5-million population possesses modern-day communication amenities such as radio, television, landline phones, mobile phones, computer and home Internet,...
Myanmar to develop Special Economic Zone in troubled Rakhine state

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Local and foreign companies are being sought to bid on the construction of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine,...
Myanmar-Yunnan railway scrapped due to public opposition

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Construction of a railway connecting Kyaukpyu in Myanmar and Kunming in China was cancelled n July 18 due to public opposition, the Myanmar Ministry...
US Ex-Im Bank starts trade with Myanmar

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The US Export-Import Bank said it will start offering credit for trade with Myanmar, hoping to support businesses against competitors in a market that...
Myanmar opens restricted sites for tourists

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Myanmar now allows tourists to visit formerly restricted sites such as Mogok city in Mandalay Region and Mrauk Oo in Rakhine State, although special...
How are internal conflicts contaminating Myanmar?

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Myanmar is a country in a state of transition, with one foot through the door of political and economical liberalisation and the other stuck in civil unrest or various conflicts, Justin Calderon finds.