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|Myat Hnin Phyu ,Senior Manager of Digital Services with the award. Photo: Ooredoo|
Ooredoo Myanmar has announced it was awarded the GSMA’s “Connected Women: Leadership in Industry Award” for its work to empower women in Myanmar.
Twitter and Facebook generated some buzz during the last few days over speculation regarding former UK PM Tony Blair’s recent appearance in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the London-based Spectator magazine on March 6.
The members of Border Guard of Bangladesh have detained 108 Rohingya migrants, who entered Bangladesh illegally through the Balukhali border of Ukhia with the help of traffickers, reports the Dhaka Tribune on March 6.
Thai stock exchange-listed steelmaker Millcon Plc (MILL) is expected to start its operations in Myanmar next year after being granted a licence to invest in the special economic zones recently, reports the Bangkok Post on March 5.
The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund will partner with the with United Nations Population Fund to support the Myanmar Health Ministry’s plans to strengthen the health system, according to a press release from the fund on March 5.
The Thai cabinet has endorsed guidelines for the management of migrant workers, agreeing to allow those who complete the nationality verification process by this month to work for another two years after their work permits expire in March next year, according to the Bangkok Post on March 5.
China’s stance as a benevolent mediator in Myanmar’s many internal conflicts and its treatment of asylum seekers is far less altruistic than Beijing cares to admit, according to Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, writing in an op-ed piece in the New York Times.
Tens of thousands of refugees from fighting in the northern Myanmar region of Kokang near the border with China are being evicted from at least two camps in China, reports Radio Free Asia on March 4.
The head of Kokang rebel forces in Myanmar has implicated a neighbouring armed ethnic group as helping in its struggle against the army, according to Voice of America on March 3.
The Karen Human Rights Group has voiced concern that the firing of artillery shells by Tatmadaw troops in a township in Kayin State is preventing