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    Myanmar cancels Thai investment in controversial mega-port

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:47am on January 19, 2021

    Myanmar on Monday announced that it was cancelling contracts with a Thai industrial giant to work on a controversial deep sea port project. The Dawei...

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    Myanmar cancels Thai investment in controversial mega-port

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 07:24pm on January 18, 2021

    Myanmar on Monday announced it was cancelling contracts with a Thai industrial giant to work on a controversial deep sea port project. The Dawei mega-project...

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    Around 100 trafficked Rohingya people arrested in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 11:58am on January 07, 2021

    Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Myanmar’s conflict-scarred Rakhine state were arrested in a raid in Yangon, police announced Thursday, with authorities saying they had been...

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    Myanmar ethnic group sentences child rapist to death

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:35pm on December 23, 2020

    A minority ethnic group that unofficially controls a swathe of eastern Myanmar has sentenced a man to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of...

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    Suu Kyi’s party wins absolute majority in polls

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:04pm on November 13, 2020

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party secured an absolute majority in Myanmar’s election, official results showed Friday, in a poll disputed by the military-aligned opposition...

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    Myanmar opposition rejects ‘unfair’ election, seeks new vote

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:13pm on November 11, 2020

    Myanmar’s military-aligned opposition party on Wednesday rejected the results of this week’s election as ‘unfair’ and called for a fresh vote — a demand immediately...

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    Muslim MP-elect vows to be rights champion in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36pm on November 10, 2020

    After five years without a single Muslim MP, Myanmar is in need of someone to help fight for the rights of oppressed minorities, says Sithu...

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    Suu Kyi’s party confident of landslide victory

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:50pm on November 09, 2020

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy said Monday it was confident of winning a landslide victory in Myanmar as official results trickled...

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    Suu Kyi forecast to win Myanmar election

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:09am on November 09, 2020

    Vote counting continued late into the night in Myanmar after an election Sunday that is expected to return to power the government of Aung San...

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    Fugitive Myanmar monk comes back before national election

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 08:09pm on November 02, 2020

    A hardline Buddhist monk turned himself in Monday after 18 months on the run—and less than a week before Myanmar’s national elections— a move that...

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