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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... it was "impossible" to get the necessary 75 per cent of lawmakers to agree to change the constitution when by law the military is guaranteed 25 per cent of seats in parliament. The transition from democracy ... their separate ways." Senior party members will not speculate on who could step in for a woman who spent 15 years in detention and is simply known as "The Lady". "There is no one who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  3. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... are not uncommon in Myanmar’s border areas. On Monday, police in Shan State arrested two men with HK$15 million in opium, four machine guns, pistols and grenades, local media reported.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Suu Kyi, has spearheaded the campaign, which ended on Saturday, to rescind Section 436 of the constitution. That clause requires a 75 per cent vote in parliament to amend most sections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... To alter the constitution there needs to be support from a majority of over 75 per cent of parliament. Unelected soldiers, who make up a quarter of the legislature, therefore have the last say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... account for about 4 per cent of Myanmar’s roughly 60 million people.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... dramatic reforms since he took office in 2011. These included releasing political prisoners, ending direct media censorship and allowing opposition into parliament. Suu Kyi, 69, who spent 15 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... in the shadows. The 2008 constitution drawn by the former military rulers gives the army 25 per cent of all parliamentary seats, allows it to appoint three cabinet ministers and have veto power ... for president next year’s general elections. The Nobel laureate said that that the army is duty-bound to safeguard the country and should not be involved in running the administration. Her comments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514875/myanmar-democracy-icon-aung-san-suu-kyi-challenges-powerful-army
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:51pm by Li Jing

    ... in response to a request for comment, concurred with much of the Eleven Media Group report. Its report said police had arrested the suspects after a 15-minute car chase. It said the men had driven off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511556/heavily-armed-chinese-men-held-myanmar-over-killing-kokang
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... aid. Power’s remarks came after UN special adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar briefed the 15-member UN Security Council on Thursday on the crisis in the country also known as Burma. At least 237 ... government installed in 2011 after Myanmar’s military stepped aside. Under his reforms, opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence

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