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Myanmar aims to plant over 600,000 acres of cotton in 2024-25 FY

Yangon, Apr 1 (UNI) Myanmar aims to cultivate over 600,000 acres of cotton across six states and regions in the country during the 2024-25 fiscal year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday.
The media report, citing Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Min Naung, said that a total of 612,712 acres of cotton will be grown in 19 cotton cultivation zones in six regions and states across the country.
With an anticipated yearly increase in cotton production, the Southeast Asian country also aims to expand its cotton plantations to 747,000 acres in the 2027-28 fiscal year, the media report said.
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Malaysia releases stamp to commemorate 50th anniversary of ties with China

30 May 2024 | 8:20 PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (UNI) Pos Malaysia, the national courier service provider and sole licensee for universal postal services in the country, unveiled a set of special joint commemorative stamps on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China.

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Ukraine says Russia fired 19 missiles, 32 combat drones in fresh attack

30 May 2024 | 8:17 PM

Kiev, May 30 (UNI) Russia fired 11 cruise missiles, eight surface-to-air missiles and 32 Shahed combat drones at targets in Ukraine early Thursday, the Ukrainian Air Force said in a Telegram post.

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Google announces 2 bln USD for data center, cloud services in Malaysia

30 May 2024 | 8:03 PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (UNI) Google will invest 9.4 billion ringgit (2 billion U.S. dollars) to establish its first data center and Google Cloud region in Malaysia, the tech company said on Thursday.

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Laos prepares to host 57th ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

30 May 2024 | 6:14 PM

Vientiane, May 30 (UNI) Laos is making comprehensive preparations to host the 57th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and related meetings here from July 21 to 27 in 2024.

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US bans entry to 5 current, former Ugandan officials

30 May 2024 | 6:00 PM

Washington, May 30 (UNI) The US State Department on Thursday imposed visa restrictions on five current and former Ugandan officials for their alleged involvement in corruption and human rights violations.

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