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Betel vendors shrug off tobacco trouble

Local businesspeople said they are unconcerned about the future of betel nut chewing even as health advocacy groups push for lower tobacco use worldwide. A woman sells betel quid in Dala township.Photo:Aung Htay Hlaing / The Myanmar Times ... Myanmar Times, 4 days ago

Mitsubishi, Hitachi to invest $20m in domestic train network

Riding on Myanmar's antiquated railway network is not an experience for the impatient or infirm. American travel writer Paul Theroux, in The Great Railway Bazaar, quotes a policeman on the Yangon-Mandalay line as it breaks down for the fourth time. ...
 Myanmar Times4 days ago

Three telcos to levy 5% tax on top-up

A 5 percent commercial tax on telecom services in Myanmar will be officially enforced starting June 1, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced May 18 at their office in Nay Pyi Taw. Customers buy Telenor SIMs ...
 Myanmar Times5 days ago

An unlikely but thrilling ride

He was just 11 when the chance of a lifetime came his way. Someone noticed the stable boy, who was tasked with looking after the horses at the Yangon riding club, and offered him the chance to become a professional rider. Two decades later, Aung Thu ...
 Asiaone5 days ago

Election 2015: What makes a good candidate?

With a general election slated for October or November, political parties across Burma are using this time to vet and select candidates to run in the more than one thousand constituencies up for grabs. But what criteria does a party administrator ...
 DVB5 days ago President calls for political dialogues before elections  Myanmar President Office1 month ago

Obama renews authority to maintain sanctions

US President Barack Obama has renewed his authority to maintain sanctions on Myanmar for another year, as international alarm increases over the Rohingya-Bengali migrant crisis, according to US media. US President Barack Obama speaks in Yangon ...
 Myanmar Times6 days ago

ADB signs agreement to assist private projects

The Asian Development Bank has signed an agreement with the government that will allow the bank to provide loans, investment, guarantees and trade finance directly to private firms and projects. Deputy finance minister Dr Maung Maung Thein (left) ...
 Myanmar Times6 days ago
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Thai Navy Clamps Down On Migrants

Navy officers look at migrants on their boat being towed away from Thailand by a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island May 16, 2015. REUTERS/AUBREY BELFORD A boat crammed with migrants was towed out to sea by the Thai navy and then ...
 GCaptain1 week ago Migrants in 'maritime ping-pong' as Asian nations turn them back  Yahoo! UK and Ireland1 week ago REFILE-WRAPUP 2-Migrants in 'maritime ping-pong' as Asian nations turn them back  Reuters1 week ago Migrants in 'maritime ping-pong' …  Yahoo! India1 week ago
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Malaysia intercepts migrants towed back to sea by Thais, thousands still adrift

Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants who arrived in Indonesia by boat receive medical assistance at an aid station in Kuala Langsa By Aubrey Belford and Kaweewit Kaewjinda KOH LIPE, Thailand (Reuters) - Malaysian vessels on Saturday intercepted a boat ...
 Sharenet1 week ago UPDATE 1-Malaysia intercepts migrants towed back to sea by Thais, thousands still adrift  Reuters1 week ago
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Thailand finds over 100 migrants on island, many more still adrift

KOH LIPE, Thailand/BANGKOK May 16 Thailand has found more than 100 migrants on a southern island but thousands remain adrift as boats are pushed back out into Southeast Asia's seas by governments who have ignored a U.N. call for a coordinated ...
 Reuters UK1 week ago More Than 1000 Refugees Land on Malaysian Resort Island - New York Times  Social Dashboard1 week ago
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