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  • 52 political prisoners released in amnesty

    news Myanmar Times, 22 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    More than 50 political prisoners, including one New Zealander, have walked free from prisons across Myanmar today, in a presidential amnesty for over 100 inmates. “As far as we know, 52 political prisoners [have been released] from prisons in Mandalay, Tuangoo, Insein, Hpa-an, Myitkyina and Puta...
  • 6,000 Homebuyers Apply for 1,000 Low-Cost Housing Units in Yangon

    news The Irrawaddy, 19 Apr 2018 (4 years ago )
    YANGON — More than 6,000 Yangon residents have submitted applications to purchase 1,000-plus low-cost apartments put up for sale by the Yangon regional government, according to the government Public Housing Sale Committee. The committee is due to meet by the end of this month to determine how the...
  • 63rd Karen State Day launches, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Deputy Speaker of House of Nationalities join

    news Karen Information Center, 08 Nov 2018 (3 years ago )
    The 63rd Karen State Day annual ceremony was held in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which was run by the Karen State Government, was opened by U Aye Thar Aung, vice-chairman of the National Parliament. U Aye Thar Aung also made an inaugural speech at the ceremony. Present at the ceremony were Nai ...
  • 700 representatives to participate in political dialogue

    news Mizzima news, 16 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    The third session of the Union Political Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) concluded yesterday with the committee approving a draft political dialogue framework and determining the ratio of representation of stakeholders. The UPDJC said it would hold the upcoming political dialogue no later than 1...
  • 70th Karen National Day to be marked in Ayeyarwaddy, Yangon, Mon State

    news Burma News International, 08 Feb 2018 (4 years ago )
    The 70th Kayin (Karen) National Day ceremonies will be held in the Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon regions and the Mon State on February 11, according to the officials from respective organizing committees. According to the initial report received by KIC News, the regional-level ceremony marking the 70th ...
  • 88-Generation students apply for registration as Four Eights party

    news Eleven Myanmar, 20 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    A registration application was submitted to the Union Election Commission in Nay Pyi Taw on December 19 in order to set up a political party with the name of “Four Eights”. “Colleagues working from the various fields were asked to assemble at Dhamapiya Monastery in Thingangyun Township, Yangon R...
  • 89 firms from 17 countries invest in Thilawa SEZ

    news Eleven Myanmar, 30 Jul 2018 (4 years ago )
    Eighty nine companies from 17 countries are investing in Thilawa Special Economic Zone, and construction of Zone-B infrastructure will be completed this year, according to a Cost of Doing Business in Myanmar report. Thilawa SEZ is located on 2,400 hectares of land, 14 miles southeast of Yangon c...
  • A BBC bureau for Burma

    news BBC News, 02 Dec 2013 (8 years ago )
    This weekend I received news I never thought I'd hear. The Myanmar Ministry of Information announced that the BBC, along with three other international news agencies, had been given official permission to open a news bureau in Burma, also known as Myanmar. It is hard to overstate the significance...
  • A Home for former political prisoners to be built

    news Eleven Myanmar, 26 Nov 2018 (3 years ago )
    Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein attended the stake driving ceremony for the construction of shelter for former political prisoners on November 25th. It is situated at the Ohn Hne Bin village in Taikkyi Township. Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein in his opening speech said...
  • A PLACE AT THE TABLE — Govt invites non-signatories of NCA to join political dialogue framework meeting

    news The Global New Light of Myanmar, 03 Jun 2016 (6 years ago )
    THE ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) government has opened the door to all stakeholders in the peace dialogue process, inviting non-signatory ethnic armed groups to participate in the upcoming political dialogue framework meeting. During the first meeting with the United Nationalities F...