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Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative YSEALI Summit was held in LuangPrabang of Laos from September 5 to 9.

15 participants from Myanmar joined the summit, and discussed matters on civic engagement, economic development, environmental sustainability and education.

Sharing session of YSEALI participants took place at US Embassy in Yangon on Friday.

The outstanding students from Yangon Region who passed excellently the matriculation exam for 2015-2016 academic year, were honoured by the Regional Government, Friday.

22 outstanding students and 6 schools and 3 townships in the highest passing rate were awarded at the event. 

The passing rate of Yangon Region for 2016 matriculation exam is 33.21% while passing rate nationwide is 29.92%. 

Philippine President appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to eliminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT, RODRIGO DUTERTE"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there is three million, what is it, three million drug addicts, there are. I'd be happy to slaughter them. At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have (me).

The 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw, Today. This year theme is “Vibrant AIPA for a Progressive ASEAN Community”. Heads of AIPA member delegations, AIPA, ASEAN and IPU Secretary Generals, the dignified persons and invited guests joined the event. Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and President of AIPA Mahn Winn Khaing Than gave a welcoming speech. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi then gave a keynote address.

President U Htin Kyaw sent a message to the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). In his message, the President expressed his delight that AIPA has chosen “Vibrant AIPA for a progressive ASEAN Community” as the theme of the 37th AIPA General Assembly. ASEAN has opened up a new Chapter in the history with the establishment of the ASEAN Community on 31st December 2015 and embarked on a new vision “ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together” as a roadmap of the ASEAN Community.

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