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Myanmar signs $80m-loan agreement with ADB for GMS Corridor Towns Development Project

If you have ever wondered what it\'s like to travel around Myanmar aka Burma, then this is the documentary series for you! In this first episode we pick up our backpacks and travel from the comfort of Chiang Mai - Thailand, over the border to the stunning landscapes of Pha-An. To watch our adventur


Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 (56 minutes ago)Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following a complaint from the Yangon regionalgovernment.? View full a


<p>Rudy Mehrbani is Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice. Mr. Mehrbani most recently served as Assistant to the President and Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, where he advised President Obama, Cabinet members, and senior staff on human capital issues arising across the executive branch of the Federal government. He was responsible for recruiting, retaining, and professionally developing political appointees in the executive branch. Mr. Mehrbani also held a number of other positions in President Obama’s Administration. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Mehrbani was General Counsel of the Peace Corps, serving as the principal legal officer and a senior advisor to the Director of the Peace Corps. Mr. Mehrbani’s leadership and creativity at the Peace Corps were critical to facilitating innovative partnerships with public and private institutions in support of the agency’s development priorities and integral to the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative, which is a government-wide effort to expand access to education for women and girls around the globe. During his tenure, the Peace Corps finalized agreements for new programs and expanded to Vietnam and Myanmar (Burma). Prior to serving at the Peace Corps, Mr. Mehrbani was Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President in the White House Counsel’s Office, where he led the team responsible for vetting President Obama’s appointees and nominees. He also served at the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Special Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary, where he helped manage HUD’s regulatory agenda and stand up the Hurricane Sandy Task Force.</p> <p>Mr. Mehrbani also held a variety of roles in the White House during President Obama’s first term, including Domestic Director for Presidential Personnel, Senior Vetting Counsel, and Deputy Associate Counsel. Before entering the Federal government, Mr. Mehrbani practiced law as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where he worked on a wide range of complex commercial cases in Kirkland’s litigation practice group.</p> <p>Mr. Mehrbani received a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has also completed an international comparative business law program at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. He currently serves as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.</p>

Rudy Mehrbani is Spitzer Fellow and Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice. Mr. Mehrbani most recently served as Assistant to the President and Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, where he advised President Obama, Cabinet members, and senior staff on human cap


Myanmar (Burma) Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Professional Survey, Analysis, Price, Size Report 2018-2022 - Trade Market Research

Myanmar finally sees increased competition in the fibre broadband SegmentFive years ago, Myanmar remained one of the last underdeveloped telecommunication markets in Asia, however this gap is being bridged quickly with a focus on mobile and mobile broadband services and exploding growth in that sect


Turkey, Myanmar Added to List of Countries Producing Goods with Child and Forced Labor

TurkeyandMyanmar, formerly Burma, have been named by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) in its annual “List of Goods Produced byChild Laboror Forced Labor.” Garment industries in both countries have employed child labor, according to the report, as h


British FM Suggests Referring Myanmar Leaders to ICC

Britain'sForeign MinisterJeremy Hunttweeted Thursday thatMyanmarofficials should be held responsible for their country'sRohingyacrisis before theInternational Criminal Court. Hunt's comments, referring to Myanmar asBurma, came after he met Thursday with embattled Myanmar leaderAung San Suu Kyiin a h


Atrocity Alert No. 123, 19 September 2018: South Sudan, Burundi and Myanmar (Burma) - South Sudan

On 12 September the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the main opposition leader, Riek Machar, signed a revised version of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). The new agreement brings an end to various negotiations that have taken plac


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Myanmar or Burma, by either name, or both are acceptable, exudes an aura of the exotic, mysterious and alluring. Even the names of its former capitals, Mandalay and Rangoon, evoke a lyrical glow. Yet, it's the magnetism of its ancient temple architecture that draws visitors to the valley of the Irra