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A pagoda in Dawei is set to mark its 250 year anniversary. It is not only expected to be flocked with pilgrims but also to be adorned with an over 23,000 pounds bronze bell. It is believed to be the biggest in Myanmar when it’s completed in May. 

Here in Zeyar Mingalar Monastery in Mandalay, over 300 people are working together for the making of this bronze bell. 

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary- General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development met with Union Ministers, Professors, Economic experts and endorsed financial inclusion in Myanmar, during a visit to the country.

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting a YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including hurting religious feelings. Amos Yee, a student, was released on $14,500 bail. Yee, who at 16, wearing a dark T-shirt over beige trousers and rubber flip-flops, was slapped with three separate charges.

Maximizing opportunities for international trade, especially under the Generalized Scheme of Preferences scheme and Free Trade Agreements, was a key topic of a workshop between the chamber of commerce (UMFCCI) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 

Granting of preferential rates of duty by the EU’s GSP Scheme and ASEAN’s dialogue partners FTA, require strict compliance to rules and regulations, including the presentation of the certificate of origin. 

President U Thein Sein hailed the draft peace deal, highlighting the government’s eagerness to end decades of civil war, in a surprise appearance during the signing ceremony in Myanmar Peace Center Tuesday. 

The reformist leader, who has prioritized national ceasefire agreement during the country's efforts to shake off the legacy of military rule, said an end to the fighting  was within reach.

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Updated on: 11:34AM, March 31 2015
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