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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    South Korean bid wins contract to build second Myanmar airport

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar has picked South Korea’s state-run airport operator to build a new international hub near its main city, as the once-isolated nation sees booming tourist and business visitor numbers. A consortium led by the Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) was chosen as the preferred bidder to construct the Hanthawaddy International Airport ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... the benefits. Even places like Dala township- just a 20-minute boat ride from Yangon- have so far been left out. Authorities tell residents that maybe next year the government will start installing ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Commission. "Despite the extensive political changes taking place in Burma, many old habits are continuing under new guises," the regional watchdog added. Authorities released Htin Kyaw ... announcing his opposition to the protest law with a megaphone, and standing outside court buildings holding placards denouncing it. Authorities arrested eight land-rights activists in February, ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... was inevitable. A conviction could lead to 14 years in prison. “The detention and trial of the Unity journalists is the clearest indication yet that military authorities are chafing under the more open ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... authorities. Many Muslims are prevented from working by travel restrictions that seal them within a vast compound, leaving them reliant on international aid. Ethnic Rakhine Buddhists were also ... for more than 20 years, said on Friday that the government had instructed it to cease all operations in the country. But authorities have since softened their stance, allowing the organisation ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... He barely knew how to act around his family. Fearing arrest, he spent days hiding in a swamp. The authorities leave him alone- an activist has started the paperwork to have him discharged- ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ne Win gave 'Godfather of Heroin' open slather in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... for their ongoing dealings in the international drug trade, said Bertil Lintner, author of The Golden Triangle Opium Trade: An Overview. They quickly became two of Myanmar's most powerful business tycoons, winning contracts from the junta to run ports, build highways and oversee airport operations. The US Department of Treasury, dubbing Lo Hsing Han the "Godfather of Heroin", put ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... in Myanmar” by the end of the year. But the Myanmar leader has been criticised by activists who accuse authorities of continuing to prosecute dissidents, particularly for protesting without ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... at a press briefing on Saturday in Geneva. He said the agency had received several reports of drownings and was seeking details from authorities. In Sunday’s incident, Melik said the wooden boat ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reunited 'God's Army' twins in search of a normal life

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:55am by AP

    ... to Thai authorities in 2001. Now 25, Johnny has hopes of reuniting with family who are now living in New Zealand, and Luther has questions about their former comrades that may never be answered. ... and seized a provincial hospital in Ratchaburi in 2000. In the end, no hostages at the hospital were hurt, but all 10 attackers were shot dead by Thai authorities- some after surrendering, according ...




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