US President Barack Obama has voiced his support of President U Thein Sein, but expressed 'deep concern' over the issue of the persecuted Rohingya.
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Prison terms ranging from two to 28 years have been handed down to seven Muslims over Meiktila's bloody March riots which left scores dead.
Government officials have acknowledged the need for cyclone shelters in Rakhine State.
The United States has praised both the national and regional governments for their efforts in preparing for Cyclone Mahasen.
The Myanmar Times has been shortlisted for five prizes in Asia’s most prestigious print media awards.
The Communications ministry will soon review the process of issuing K1500 SIM cards to ensure the CDMA network is not overloaded.
Activists have criticised the latest round of prisoner releases, saying it was designed to boost the country’s image ahead of U Thein Sein’s US visit.
A comprehensive list of political prisoners held in Myanmar’s jails is marked for release in early June.
Parent pressure has led to a doubling in the number of private high schools in Mandalay, industry observers say.
International School of Myanmar has backed away from plans to raise school fees by up to 35 percent for 2013-14.
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