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European Union Myanmar delegation visits northern Shan State IDP camps

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Myitmakha News Agency Lashio, May 20 The European Union Myanmar delegation has visited IDP camps in northern Shan State and met with the Tatmadaw [Myanmar Armed Forces], ethnic armed groups, political parties, civil society organizations and local media in a bid to promote an all inclusive peace process, it is known. “The aim of meeting with armed groups is to call a halt to the fighting and to …

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A Myanmar where it’s citizens have lost their right to vote

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  Myit Ma Kha Since 7am in the morning, 73 year old U Tin has been back making trip after trip to the polling station in Ahmu Htan neighbourhood of Than Lyin Township, striving to get permission to cast his ballot, but in the end the old man said he was unsuccessful.  The 70+ year old man, who has been …

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Ballots cast amidst difficulties

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Myit Ma Kha There’s excitement amongst voters before daybreak at a high school in Kamaryut Township. In just one hour’s time it will be time for them to select a new democratic government and their faces will be fresh with avid undertones together with the soft rays of the morning sun. It’s a morning of nervousness and excitement for voters nationwide as …

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Japan’s 3 MSDF ships land at Thilawah Port in Myanmar

Three Maritime Self-Defense Force training ships from Japan have reportedly landed at Thilawah port of Myanmar round about 11pm on 30 September 2013 to deepen relations with Myanmar as part of a round-the-world voyage. The fleet of three ships, two of which are training ships called Shiyayuki and Osoyuki and the other is Frigate named Kashima, will leave Myanmar on …

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The Removed Representatives Due to Detrimental to NLD’s solidarity

Four NLD’s conference representatives have been removed on March 5, 2013 according to strong evidence that they are doing activities detrimental to the party’s solidarity, NLD’s commission of nationwide conference reported. The removed representatives U Khin Maung of Latha, U Khin Maung Shein of Insein, U Thant Sin of Shwepyitha and Daw Mi Mi Gyi of Kawlin in Sagine Region.

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Conflict Made Mobile Phones Sales Increased in Rakhing State

During 2012 in Rakhing State, the sales of 60,000 GSM SIM cards worth K 200,000 each exceeded the expectation of Myanmar Post and Telecommunication due to the conflicts in this region, according to sources of MPT. “The increased sales of mobile phones were prompted by the conflicts. People here buy mobiles so that they can contact one another at once …

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Sittwe university students protest peacefully

    (Myit Makha)   Today, university students from Sittwe Technology University, Sittwe University and Computer Collage hold a peaceful demonstration.   The Union of University Students asks the following demands:   1.       To provide the necessary teaching materials for the schools.   2.       To open the Taung Gyute collage as Economic University.   3.       To remove the Bengali settlements …

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Rakhine holds fifth state parliamentary meeting

Moe  Wai – Rakhine State (Myit Makha) The fifth state parliamentary meeting is being held on Sept. 28 in the state parliamentary building. 12 questions are asked soon after the meeting was started yesterday. Aung Mya Kyaw, a MP, request the state government to use its full authority to quicken the development projects in the state. The first parliamentary session …

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Protestors reaches Tamwe

Myit Makha Over 300 people demanding peace in Kachin State gathers in the eastern part of Tamew Township today at noon. They are holding blue flags and slogans reading: “Stop the Civil War” “Stop the War”. During their march, they will rest at Badanpin bus stop. The protest is led by Jorgon from Kachin Peace Network.

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