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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... coincides with the arrest of five Buddhist monks last week after a well-known Buddhist monastery was raided in a late-night operation apparently triggered by a dispute over ownership of monastic ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... constitution specifically to sideline Suu Kyi, who became a global icon for her fight against military rule, most of it from house arrest. Her late husband was British, as are her two sons. Suu Kyi ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Armed Chinese men held after alleged killing Eight armed Chinese men have been arrested in Myanmar and are being questioned in prison, the country's Foreign Ministry has confirmed. A newspaper earlier reported that the men, who appeared to have undergone military training, had allegedly killed a man. They were arrested early on April 25 near Tamu, ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

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

    ... in changing the constitution. Suu Kyi spent much of the last 20 years under house arrest, but she has been cosying up to the military since she was elected to parliament in 2012, in hopes of winning ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a half-century of military rule Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest against recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s ... face intimidation, arrests and criminal charges, and that the media climate appears to be worsening. “We are publishing the black front page in protest against the sentencing of the DVB ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ... against land grabs, rights groups reported. He was freed on December 11 in a presidential amnesty, but was arrested and jailed again on sedition charges on the same day, they reported. Almost half ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... of political prisoners. Suu Kyi, who was freed from years of house arrest in 2010, has also been welcomed into parliament at the helm of her party and has indicated her wish to become president after ...

  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

    ... 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Buddhists arrested after Muslim shops wrecked in Kachin state

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhists held in northern state of Kachin for attack on Muslim-owned shop Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar spreads Two Buddhists have been arrested after ... arrested two people at the scene … and are still interrogating them. We will charge them if there is enough evidence," a police official in Kachin state said following the violence. Bordering ...


    Police arrest two in new anti-Muslim unrest in Myanmar

    Posted May 04th 2013, 07:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Two Buddhists have been arrested after Muslim shops were destroyed in northern Kachin State, police said on Saturday, in a new outbreak of religious ... have found work in the jade and timber industries. “We arrested two people at the scene... and are still interrogating them. We will charge them if there is enough evidence,” a police official ...




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