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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Experts warn about problems in sending aid to Myanmar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Governments and agencies must be wary of flooding Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts warned on Thursday, admonishing the global community to “first do no harm.” With the once pariah country approaching the second anniversary of the government of President Thein Sein, foreign aid is pouring into the country as it embarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1191332/experts-warn-about-problems-sending-aid-myanmar
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers ... many of whom have lived in the country for generations but are denied citizenship. Aid groups providing care for the displaced have faced threats and intimidation. Last month, Doctors Without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Buddhist groups target others after ban on Medecins Sans Frontieres Aid lifeline under threat for Rakhine's Muslims For Muslim communities battling to exist in segregated camps in Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline. But that work is now under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that prompted the government to eject Medecins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439556/myanmar-buddhists-seek-wider-aid-ban-after-msf-barred-rakhine
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Yangon Yangon shuts down MSF in shock move Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said yesterday the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities ... our care across the country," the group said. It added that the move would have a "devastating impact" on its 30,000 HIV/Aids patients and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437680/medical-aid-group-msf-suspended-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Myanmar's leadership. "We have a moral obligation despite the political benefits" of improving ties, said congressman Joseph Crowley, who has introduced a bill to link additional US aid ... sans Frontieres and other aid groups following two more rounds of violence, although some humanitarian workers have begun returning. Ye Htut said that long-running peace talks continued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's 'tallest man' seeks medical aid in Singapore

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Win Zaw Oo, who is 233cm tall, is to undergo surgery for tumour “Big Zaw” has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his neighbours in a remote Myanmar village. Now at seven foot eight inc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297113/myanmars-tallest-man-seeks-medical-aid-singapore
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threatened before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making ... other data. But the count has threatened to widen the ethnic rifts that sparked deadly violence in the west of the country. Western aid workers have been targeted by angry Buddhist protesters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  8. 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 ... in a statement. Aid agencies were forced to halt operations in Rakhine late last month when hundreds of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists destroyed staff homes, offices and warehouses as well as boats used ...

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

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

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

    ... "If they're found to be violating Myanmar law, the consulate could only provide humanitarian aid," the official said. Myanmar police did not respond to e-mailed requests ...

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

    US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon President Thein Sein’s historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of “Myanmar’s Spring” and a further sign that the former pariah’s reforms are irreversible, a senior Myanmar official said. Washington will welc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1239688/us-visit-endorses-myanmars-spring-says-thein-sein-aide

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