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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... The situation is most dire in Myanmar's western reaches, where more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims are living as virtual prisoners, with little access to health care or food. The fast-deteriorating ...

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

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... that have left up to 280 people dead and sent another 240,000 fleeing their homes nationwide. Tens of thousands are living in apartheid-like conditions in crowded camps, where they have little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... conditions and who otherwise have little access to health care. The UN and human rights groups say at least 40 Rohingya were killed by security forces and Buddhist civilians in a restricted area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438843/medecins-sans-frontieres-reopens-myanmar-clinics-not-rakhine
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    12 feared dead in magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Bridge over the Irrawaddy River and a mine collapses as tremblor hits remote region known for its minerals and gemstones suffers 12 feared killed by magnitude 6.8 quake A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar yesterday, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and killing as many as 12 people. No casualties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1080220/12-feared-dead-magnitude-68-earthquake-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... challenge for Thein Sein's government, which rights groups say has done little to crack down on religious intolerance and failed to bridge a divide that has left hundreds of thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1322517/violence-erupts-again-myanmar-despite-visit-president-thein-sein
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Strong quake, aftershock strike Myanmar, a dozen feared dead

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 10:12am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon A 5.8-magnitude aftershock has hit northern Myanmar hours after a strong earthquake on Sunday morning damaged several Buddhist pagodas, collapsed a bridge ... to the media. According to news reports, several people died when a bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River east of Shwebo collapsed. The bridge linked the town of Sinku, 65 kilometres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1079869/magnitude-66-earthquake-strikes-northern-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Exploited workers in 'Little Myanmar' bank on Suu Kyi

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by David Eimer in Mahachai, Thailand

    ... a way home 'Little Myanmar' banks on Suu Kyi Walk the streets of Mahachai and you might be in Myanmar rather than Thailand. Shop stores have signs in the distinctive Myanmese script, ... concentrations of the estimated two million Myanmese- also known as Burmese- working in Thailand. So many Myanmese live in Mahachai that the city has been dubbed "Little Myanmar". They come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1062715/exploited-workers-little-myanmar-bank-suu-kyi
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN urges Myanmar to give Rohingya Muslims citizenship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:08pm by Associated Press in United Nations

    ... had little else to say about Rohingya rights. She declined to meet with an Organization of the Islamic Conference delegation visiting Myanmar this week to look into the plight of the religious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361168/un-urges-myanmar-give-rohingya-muslims-citizenship
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar sees return of privately owned daily newspapers

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:15pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... and allows the government to revoke publishing licenses at any time. Most coverage of local and national news in the state press is little more than the equivalent of government press releases, typically reporting on less-than-riveting topics such as the names of all the officials who attended the inauguration of a new bridge. Opinion pieces invariably reflect conservative positions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1204603/myanmar-sees-return-privately-owned-daily-newspapers
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's old guard keeps grip on US$8b jade trade

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... are "unofficial"- that is, spirited over the border into China with little or no formal taxation. This represents billions of dollars in lost revenues that could be spent on rebuilding a nation shattered ... junta which then ruled the country. But soaring demand from neighbouring China meant the ban had little effect. After Myanmar's reformist government took power, the US scrapped or suspended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320780/myanmars-old-guard-keeps-grip-us8b-jade-trade

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