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Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein sets out to modernize Yangon
Interview by Channel News Asia(14 July 2016)
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 ......

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives Myanmar in his capacity as the Myanmar government-appointed Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, December 2, 2016. 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.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives at Sittwe airport, Rakhine state, Myanmar. [REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun]


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)

State Counsellor with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. (Getty images)


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")

President U Htin Kyaw congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th President of the United States.(Myanmar President's office: 11 Nov 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw laid a wreath in honor of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulayadej in Bangkok yesterday at a royal ceremony to mourn over the passing of the monarch.(President office: 10 Nov 2016)

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)

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw attended regional summit meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam during a state visit from 26 - 28 October 2016. He also received officials from Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and Viettel Corporation. (President office: 28 Oct 2016)

Myanmar shifts gears to drive growth in small business. Overhaul of Investment law enacted 18 October 2016 seeks to provide spark for Myanmar's economy(The World Street Journal: 22 Oct 2016)

New Delhi: India and Myanmar signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, the third and concluding day of her three-day state visit to India. (News18.com: 19 Oct 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw signs book of condolence for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (Myanmar President's office Facebook page: 18 Oct 2016)

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi is learnt to have discussed the steps for strengthening of Indo-Myanmar ties. (The Indian Express: 17 Oct 2016)

State Counsellor attended BIMSTEC, BRICS meetings and continued on to New Delhi for official India visit. She said decades-old tensions cannot be resolved in a day in a very "young democracy". (The Wire: 17 Oct 2016)

Press release regarding the attacks on the Border Guard Police posts in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar (President Office: 14 October 2016)

Vice President U Myint Swe calls for more linking among member countries to fight poverty in region(President office: 11 Oct 2016)

Stable Growth Outlook for Myanmar, East Asia & Pacific in 2016-18(World Bank: 4 Oct 2016)

Domestic and regional demand, low labour costs and the fast pace of economic growth have attracted huge interest from foreign investors to Myanmar.. (Bangkok Post: 3 Oct 2016)


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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)

President returns from Vietnam

President and delegation leaving Vietnam for home
(28 October 2016)
State Counsellor inspects
honor guards

Ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Official Indian President's residence
(October 2016)