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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 ......

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

Myanmar industrial port terminal on the banks of the Hlaing river in Yangon.
Photo Credit: Reuters


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")

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 State Counsellor's Office Information Committee

Interim report of the Investigation Commission on Maungtaw

Four suspects, 14 hand-made guns seized in Buthidaung

Press release on killing civilians by violent attackers issued

(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)

President returns from Vietnam

President and delegation leaving Vietnam for home
(28 October 2016)