Santubong Nature Festival, Sarawak Reply

KUCHING: Santubong Nature Festival (SNF) is back for the second year from Nov 8 and 9 at Permai Rainforest Resort.

Conceptualised and organized by the Malaysian Nature Society-Kuching Branch (MNSKB), the first SNF was held in November 2013.
The festival is hosted by Permai Rainforest Resort and held in collaboration with Kuching City North Hall (DBKU), and with the support from Sarawak Museum, Geoscience and Mineral Department, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, Sultan Iskandar Planetarium, IBEC of Universiti Sarawak Malaysia, Ika Picture House, Sarawak Society of Prevention of Cruelty for Animal and Society of Wilderness (SOW). More…

Myanmar, Thailand work on economic border zones master plan Reply

Myanmar and Thailand see promise in planned special border economic zones. Trucks loaded with goods at Myawaddy border trade zone, Kayin State. Photo: Nan Lwin Hnin Pwint/Mizzima
Mizzima News Oct 16, 2014
Myanmar and Thailand’s chambers of commerce have held discussions in the Mae Sot Thailand-Myanmar border town to draw up a joint master plan to develop special economic zones in both countries, according to The Nation. More…

Myanmar – Latpadaung activist Phyu Hnin Htwe release Reply

By Phyu Phyu Zin Mizzima News Oct 16, 2014

Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe, seen here on her release October 15. Photo: Ko Toe Gyi/Mizzima Activist Phyu Hnin Htwe, seen here on her release October 15. Photo: Ko Toe Gyi/Mizzima

Ma Phyu Hnin Htwe, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, was released by the Yinmarbin District court on October 15 after kidnapping charges against the activist were dropped. More…

Six Myanmar companies to take trophies in ASEAN Business Awards 2014 By Thiha Ko Ko Mizzima News Oct 13, 2014 Six Myanmar companies will receive awards in a ceremony at the ASEAN Business Awards 2014 that aims to promote public-private partnerships and consultation to assist in the integration of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. ASEAN Business Advisory Council member U Wai Phyo told Mizzima October 12, six excellent Myanmar companies will be awarded at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2014 to be hosted by Myanmar November 11 in Nay Pyi Taw. The six companies will be among other candidates from ASEAN countries that will be awarded in six categories, namely corporate excellence, innovation, ASEAN Centrality, micro, small and medium enterprises, young entrepreneurs, and woman leaders. Myanmar’s six companies will be picked from 26 candidates, with a total of 121 companies in ASEAN competing. U Wai Phyo, who is also chairman of the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association, said, “The six best companies among 26 candidate companies were selected as national champions to be able to participate in the six sectors of the contest together with other companies in the region.” The winners will be announced shortly, he added. http://mizzima.com/ Reply

Six Myanmar companies to take trophies in ASEAN Business Awards 2014
By Thiha Ko Ko Mizzima News Oct 13, 2014
Six Myanmar companies will receive awards in a ceremony at the ASEAN Business Awards 2014 that aims to promote public-private partnerships and consultation to assist in the integration of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.

ASEAN Business Advisory Council member U Wai Phyo told Mizzima October 12, six excellent Myanmar companies will be awarded at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2014 to be hosted by Myanmar November 11 in Nay Pyi Taw. More…

EU consults with Myanmar civil society Reply

Mizzima News October 24, 2014

EU Ambassador Roland Kobia (C) talks with civil society groups in Yangon to help the EU develop a roadmap for EU engagement with Myanmar. Photo: EU in Myanmar
Representatives of the European Union are consulting with members of Myanmar NGOs to see how the EU might best help support civil society. More…