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Mon, 27 Oct 2014

Two ethnic language newspapers in Tedim Township, Chin State, have been shut down by the regional government, making them the third and fourth in a month to be shuttered by authorities citing the publications’ lack of registrations.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014

A local journalist who was reporting in Mon State on the recent fighting between the Burma Army and Karen rebels was killed while in custody of government soldiers, according to the Interim Myanmar Press Council.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Lawyers in Myanmar are well accustomed to paying out a stream of bribes to clerks and judges as part of a widely acknowledged culture of graft. But when word spread last year about a judge’s wife demanding 0,000 for a favorable decision, even the most jaded lawyers took notice.

Source: The New York Times

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014

On 9 October, 2014, the contents of a factory in Hlaing Tharyar, the largest industrial zone in Yangon, Myanmar, were tentatively auctioned off. It marked the end to a labour dispute that highlighted the topsy-turvy nature of South Korean investment abroad and Myanmar’s industrial landscape.

Source: Equal Times

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014

Burma’s first democratic elections in 25 years are scheduled to be held in the last week of October or in the first week of November, the Union Election Commission has announced.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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