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Legal questions arise over Kyaukphyu port’s ESIA process
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
The environmental and social impact assessment process for the China-backed port project in central Rakhine has started but questions arise whether developers are using the right legal framework. ... 48

Waso full moon day art exhibition held at Indian embassy
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
Art exhibition commemorating Waso full moon day was held at the Indian embassy in Yangon on July 16. Indian ambassador to Myanmar said, “This exhibition is jointly organized by Indian embassy an... 32

Southeast Asia’s meth gangs making $60 billion a year: UN
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
Southeast Asia's drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region's mushrooming number of casinos, a UN stud... 33

Israel to bar Myanmar military representatives from arms expos
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
The Israeli government will bar military representatives from Myanmar from attending arms expositions held in Israel as long as Myanmar remains under an international arms embargo, Haaretz reported q... 33

US ban on Myanmar army chief not enough, says UN
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursda... 29

Myanmar protests demand military loosen grip on politics
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
Protesters in Myanmar called for the military to loosen its grip on politics Wednesday, as tensions mount over the country's army-drafted constitution ahead of national elections next year. The 20... 33

Filmmaker charged
MEDIA Jul 20, 2019
A Myanmar judge yesterday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial, Reuters reported. The director, who runs a human... 38

Myanmar nationals hold protest in U.S. against Singapore
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
A group of Myanmar nationals staged a protest in front of the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC on Monday, in a show of support for the six Myanmar nationals recently arrested in Singapore and depor... 27

Large haul of narcotic drugs seized in Yangon
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of narcotic drugs worth 200 million kyats (133,333 U.S. dollars) from a house in Myanmar's Yangon region, Xinhua reported. The seizure was made by the joint... 24

Thirteen more influenza deaths reported
GENERAL Jul 20, 2019
A total of 13 more deaths by A(H1N1) pdm 09 influenza have been reported in Myanmar over the past four days, according to Xinhua. The total death toll rose to 56 as of Tuesday from 43 deaths previ... 25

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