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Make or break moment for Myanmar reforms in opaque telecoms sector

By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Companies awarded telecommunications licenses in Myanmar this week will need to spend billions of dollars rolling out networks across a country that has yet to pass a law to govern the sector and where opaque, state-owned enterprises will remain players. The process is being watched closely as a test case for reform in Myanmar, although the risks did not stop 90 international firms and groups from joining the initial phase.

Islamic school fire kills 13 children in Myanmar

A fire at an Islamic school in Yangon killed 13 children in the early hours of Tuesday in what officials said could have been an accident, but comes in the aftermath of a wave of violence against Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.The children, all boys, suffocated after the fire broke out in a dormitory of the school next to a mosque in the central, multi-ethnic Botataung district of the former capital at about 2:40 a.m.

Myanmar-drama co-production

BAGAN, Myanmar, March 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's educational TV channel EBS has co-produced a television drama series for children with a major Myanmar network, EBS said Friday. Provisionally titled "The Dream," the co-production with Myanmar's MRTV-4 will go on air in both countries in May, the company said. "This is the first time that the television networks of the two countries have worked together to make a program," it added.
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