With Myanmar's first credible general election in 25 years just weeks away, our Myanmar correspondent Jonah Fisher met five people in Yangon to find out how the country's reforms have affected their working lives.
BBC · 9 hours ago
Myanmar has approved the overhaul of a circular rail system in its commercial capital, Yangon, in a step towards modernising the city Reuters reported on 3 September. The US$207-million upgrade to the 48-km …
Mizzima · 23 hours ago
They left Hlaing, and her younger brother with relatives in Yangon. When the family returned to Sittwe, they did not have the right paperwork to get Hlaing into the local school. “In Thailand, I worked as an electrician …
UNICEF · 3 hours ago
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Ahead of the high-stakes vote, some activists and students are frustrated about the lack of progress on key issues and are eager to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Steve Sandford reports from Yangon.
Voice of America · 6 hours ago
Myanmar Political Activists
It is from here, at an unremarkable roadside monastery just outside the city of Yangon, that the abbot is propelling the radical Buddhist group he co-founded into the mainstream of Myanmar's politics. Four bills drafted …
The Huffington Post · 9/2/2015
Buddhist Group
YANGON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Football Federation will launch U-16 players selections after trial matches, sports circle said on Saturday. The Federation will release the finalists of the U-16 team following the round of matches against local and ...
Xinhua News Agency · 2 hours ago
Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its portfolio of offerings in Southeast Asia to Myanmar for the first time, with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 260-room Wyndham Grand hotel in Yangon. Owned by Asia …
Asia Travel Tips · 9/3/2015
TORONTO/YANGON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A prominent farmers' activist in Myanmar appeared in court on Friday in what watchdog organisations say is part of an escalating crackdown on land rights campaigners. Saw Maung Gyi, an …
Reuters · 14 hours ago
Myanmar activist
Myanmar-based digital agency, NEX, achieves another milestone, raising US$150,000 in a 3rd Round investment by Blibros Ltd before a planned Series A in 2016 YANGON, YANGON, MYANMAR, September 4, 2015 / -- NEX, a …
EIN Newsdesk · 12 hours ago
YANGON: Ethnic minorities in Myanmar are seeking greater representation in the next elected parliament in 2016, saying that their nominees will not limit themselves to contesting only ethnic minority constituencies …
Daily Times · 5 hours ago
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Yangon is a former capital of Myanmar and the capital of Yangon Region. Yangon is the country's largest city with a population of over five milli…
Yangon is a former capital of Myanmar and the capital of Yangon Region. Yangon is the country's largest city with a population of over five million, and is the most important commercial centre, although the military government officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw in March 2006.
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