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24 April
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INDIA TO FOCUS ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT

India will extend its helping hand to Myanmar in capacity building in IT and agriculture sectors, according to an Hindustan Times report. Plans have been laid to establish Myanmar Institute of Information Technology and Rice Bio Park in Myanmar with the help of India. Indian ambassador-designate to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhyay is an expert in capacity…

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24 April
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EU SANCTIONS ON MYANMAR LIFTED PERMANENTLY

EU foreign ministers Monday confirmed permanent lift of sanctions against Myanmar except for arms embargo in recognition of the country’s democratic transition. The European Union ministers unanimously agreed on the removal of sanctions in Luxembourg meeting while arms embargo is to be kept into place for one more year. EU last year suspended economic sanctions…

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23 April
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MIN KO NAING TO VISIT SOUTH KOREA, US

Min Ko Naing, Myanmar activist nearly revered as Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit South Korea and US where he is due to collect honours for his works for human rights and democracy in the once-repressive country. He will receive Gwangju Prize in South Korea and National Endowment for Democracy award in…

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23 April
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TRANSPARENCY NEED IN MYANMAR’S TAXATION, SAYS SUU KYI

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the need of transparency in taxation so as to encourage the public members to pay taxes in meeting with Myanmar community in Kyoto of Japan on 15 April on her week-long visit. The Nobel laureate parliamentarian said the taxation system in Myanmar is not in good shape…

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23 April
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FIRE BREAKS OUT AT MANDALAY RAILWAY STATION, CAUSES NO CASUALTY

A sleeper of Myanmar Railways caught fire at Mandalay Railway Station in the second largest city of Myanmar Monday evening, military media outlet Myawaddy reported. Hundreds of firefighters put out the fire with the help of 35 fire engines about 15 minutes after the outbreak. No casualty is reported. The sleeper coach was anchoring at…

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