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Myanmar to end Kirin row based on law: investment minister

Military regime says economic shrinkage to be smaller than outsiders predict

Myanmar's Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Minister Aung Naing Oo said in an Dec. 8 interview that he hopes Japan will restart aid. (Screenshot from the online news conference)

YANGON -- Aung Naing Oo, Myanmar's investment and foreign economic relations minister, says a dispute between Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings and a company backed by the Myanmar military will be settled based on the law.

Everything will "go along with the laws," and the government is monitoring the progress of the issue between the two parties, the minister told Nikkei and other media outlets in an online news conference on Tuesday. Maung Maung Ohn, Myanmar's information minister, also took part in the interview. Both ministers were appointed by the military after it seized power from the civilian-led government in February.

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