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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Join Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will leave for Japan on Friday to take part in the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit to discuss ways to connect industries and improve infrastructure in the Mekong region. The state counselor will also visit a farm in Fukushima Prefecture ...

Second 21st-century Panglong conference to begin on May 24

The Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting between the government and signatory groups, participants agreed to hold the Second 21st Century Panglong Conference beginning on May 24. The agreement was reached during a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on April 24 between the government, Tatmadaw officials and armed ...

Peace and economy co-related: peace commission chair

To attract more local and foreign investments in Myanmar, peace and political stability are critical, said Peace Commission chair Dr Tin Myo Win. “It is fundamental. Business is essential for peace and peace is also critical in encouraging business growth. They are co-related. “We also need ...

Women crucial for Myanmar’s development: state counsellor

Many people, including women, have the impression that the fairer sex have equal rights in Myanmar, but in reality, they do not, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. “Women often boast that they have equal rights with men. But we know that that ...

Myanmar celebrates the power of women this week

The government and several parties – including foreign embassies, business groups and non-governmental organisations – are coming together to hold a series of programs on women empowerment this week. The programs from Monday to Sunday in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw are part of a global ...

Local protesters block road to Letpadaung copper mine

The Sagaing Division chief minister will likely visit the controversial Letpadaung copper mine later this week after protesters prevented vehicles from leaving the compound on February 21 and demanded the mine cease operations. “We blocked five trucks carrying copper from leaving the mine,” U Pho La ...

Letpadaung copper project to bring in US$20m

The Letpadaung Copper Project, which is a joint venture between the Wanbao Mining Company from China, Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited and the Myanmar Government is expected to generate about US$20 million in its first 10 months for the State, said U Ohn Win, Union Minister ...

Suu Kyi strengthens ties with ASEAN and China

Myanmar’s democractic government has laid down a people-centered foreign policy which it will play pro-actively role in the region and international affairs. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations marks 50th anniversary this year after it was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. The founding ...

Somkid promises responsible Thai investments in Myanmar

The business communities of Myanmar and Thailand have been encouraged to foster economic cooperation by Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak’s high-level business delegation. last Friday delivered a speech at the Thai-Myanmar Business Cooperation Forum, which gathered hundreds of business people from both countries. There, he assured ...

Officials talk education, reconciliation on National Day

The National League for Democracy’s patron championed the importance of education while acknowledging that some are eager for more rapid improvements to the system at a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of National Day at the party’s headquarters on November 24. “In this era, there are ...

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