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Chief Minister Lea Lea Maw sets out to develop
Tanintharyi Division

Interviewed by Mizzima TV
(8 January 2017)
A satisfactory first 100 days for the new government

(by Frontier Myanmar)
Myanmar's new
economic blueprint

(by Bangkok Post)


Myanmar news digest from around the world ......

Duterte in Myanmar: Pledges $300K, inks agri-food deal.[CNN Philippines: 20 February 2017]

Presidents Duterte and U Htin Kyaw at Myanmar's Presidential Palace


Kofi Annan led Rakhine commission released its interim report. In releasing the report, Mr. Kofi Annan said, "We recognise that the challenges facing Rakhine State and its peoples are complex and the search for lasting solutions will require determination, perseverance and trust. Nevertheless, there are steps that can be taken immediately, which we put forward in this report."[Rakhine commission : 16 March 2017]

Tackling Asia's final technology frontier: Myanmar's digital transformation [CNBC: 17 March 2017]

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin paid a visit to Chin State recently. The President stated that, to ensure smooth development in underdeveloped areas, the government is considering granting tax freedom for foreign companies who come to invest. Improvements on transport, communication systems and supply of full electricity is being carried out with consideration from the national budget, he added.[20 February 2017]

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin received by the King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. [Khmer Times: 3 February 2017]

"Myanmar-United States relationship reached to a higher level with the visits of the Presidents of two countries recently." said Ambassador U Aung Lynn at a reception on 18 January 2017.

Myanmar is growing at 8 per cent, fuelling a shipping boom. [The Hindu: 5 January 2017]

Rakhine commission releases interim report. [Myanmar Times: 5 January 2017]

Myanmar Scout Centenary was held at the diamond jubilee hall of Yangon University yesterday: 26 Dec 2016. The Myanmar scouts movement was formed in 1916 and suspended in 1964. It was reformed in 2012 and it became the 164th member of the World Scout on 11 August 2016.

The Myanmar Language Department of Yangon University kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration with the opening address by President U Htin Kyaw. U Htin Kyaw said he appreciated the efforts of the department for the past 75 years for promoting the Myanmar language, calling for preserving and simultaneously developing the country's own language and literature.

State Counsellor hosts ASEAN Foreigner Ministers to brief on Rakhine State.

Aid flowing into villages in northern Rakhine State [Global New Light of Myanmar: 13 December 2016]

False news in UK's Daily Mail the latest in misinformation [Myanmar News Agency: 9 Dec 2016]

"Myanmar violence not genocide", Kofi Annan tells the BBC.[BBC News: 6 December 2016] Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been in Myanmar in his capacity as the Myanmar government-appointed Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State. The latest outbreak of violence in the region was triggered by attacks on Myanmar border posts on 9 Oct 2016 that killed 9 police officers.

Myanmar hopes to overtake Singapore economically in 20 years' time: Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar's State Counsellor arrives in Singapore today for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. (Channel News Asia: 30 Nov 2016)

Mid-year Gems and Jewellery Emporium-2016 opens. (President office: 21 Nov 2016)

Training Myanmar's next tech entrepreneurs The Silicon Valley Way. Founded in 2014, the self-described innovation lab hosts weekly tech events and started the country's first tech accelerator in September. (Myanmar Innovation Lab "Phandeeyar")

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls on Emperor of Japan. Attends luncheon hosted by Japanese business and economic associations in the afternoon. (Tokyo: 4 November 2016)

Japan to provide $7.73 billion in aid to Myanmar, PM Abe says (Reuters: 2 Nov 2016)

Xi says China to play constructive role in Myanmar's peace process (CRI English news:: 1 Nov 2016)

Suu Kyi to push for investment, development aid on Japan trip. During the five-day trip starting Tuesday, Suu Kyi will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders. (Nikkei Asian Review: 1 Nov 2016)



Rakhine updates:

Statement by Kofi Annan
upon release of interim report on Rakhine


(5 December 2016)

In Pictures:
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's three-day official trip to Singapore

(The Straits Times: 2 Dec 2016)
Myanmar's leader
Aung San Suu Kyi

receives an honorary doctorate from Kyoto University President Juichi Yamagiwaon Thursday. | KYODO
(3 October 2016)