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Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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It’s estimated that some 10-12% of Myanmar’s population live or work overseas – a statistic comparable with the Philippines.
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Myanmar health and fitness app Flexible Pass has secured a six-digit amount in pre-series A funding from existing investors Yangon Capital Partners, Seed Myanmar, and Nest Tech.
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PETALING JAYA: While things may be slower on the homefront, Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon) is banking on more jobs from overseas such as in Myanmar where it recently formed a joint venture with Capital Construction Ltd.
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YANGON, Aug 4 — Once a seat of kings, the city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar has seen turbulent chapters in its 162-year history — the fall of Burma's last royal dynasty and decades of colonial ...
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Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital has raised a second fund at US$22 million, set to back enterprise tech startups around Southeast Asia.
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YANGON, July 10 — A human trafficker and four boat crew members have been arrested by the Myanmar police force in western Rakhine state for smuggling 63 people to Malaysia, reported Xinhua News Agen...
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YANGON: More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar's Rakhine state, an official said Monday (Jul 8), as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya Muslims appears open for busines...
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Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a child-rape case that has sparked nationa...
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Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tue...
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GUANGZHOU, June 27 — Pressured by a labour crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke’an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, first con...
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YANGON: When bike-sharing firms oBike, Ofo and Mobike pulled out of Singapore and Malaysia, they left behind thousands of perfectly-usable bikes in "graveyards".
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YANGON, Myanmar: The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a na...
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Food delivery startup Meal Temple Group said it has invested in Myanmar-based Freshgora to expand its footprint in the frontier markets of Asia.
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SINGAPORE, June 5 — When bicycle-sharing company oBike pulled out of Singapore abruptly last year, leaving the city with unattended bicycles rusting away in parks and public spaces, Myanmar entrepre...
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Toyota Motor Corporation has decided to establish Toyota Myanmar Co. Ltd.
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TOKYO, May 30 — Japanese automaker Toyota said today it will open its first vehicle production plant in Myanmar, as the country’s auto market grows and the government raises import barriers.
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TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp said today it would launch a plant in Myanmar to manufacture Hilux pick-up trucks from 2021 as the Japanese automaker plans to locally assemble vehicles for the emerging natio...
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Toyota will be building its first-ever plant in Myanmar, marking the sixth plant in the Southeast Asian region.
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A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an official said.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak Ministry of International Trade and E-Commerce will coordinate seven trade expositions, mostly in foreign countries in the second half of the year to exhibit and promote various p...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes that the government of Myanmar will improve the safety of journalists and press freedom in the country, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
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LANGKAWI (April 11): A trading vessel carrying 24 million cigarette sticks worth RM19.14 million, was detained on suspicion of transporting contraband goods, in Kuah waters here last Saturday.
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Netherlands-based ICCO Cooperation, Yangon-based startup incubator Phandeeyar, and DaNa Facility – a program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development – announced a plan to inv...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) indirect unit Sunway Builders (Myanmar) Co Ltd (SBM) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Myanmar company Capital Con...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon)’s indirect unit Sunway Builders (Myanmar) Co Ltd (SBM) is entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local firm Capital Con...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): IHH Healthcare Bhd, which will spend RM1.96 billion on the expansion of its hospital projects across four of its key markets in the next four years, said the group will focus on...
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A SOCIAL venture in Myanmar is boosting farm outputs with customised technologies and giving loans for seasonal migration to raise incomes in one of the world’s poorest countries.
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Yangon-based investment company EME Myanmar and Vietnam-based venture capital firm Nest Tech have invested a six-figure sum in Mote Poh, a Myanmar startup focusing on providing employee benefits serv...
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YANGON: Myanmar authorities have detained 14 illegal migrants bound for Malaysia and two brokers assisting them, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting Myanmar News Agency Monday.
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PUTRAJAYA : Some 24 years after serving as a junior Malaysian diplomatic officer to Japan, Datuk Kennedy Jawan will return to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, this time with a bigger responsibility, ...