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  1. News - Asia

    Key Myanmar reformist joins race for presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Former general Shwe Mann joins opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as presidential candidate Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann has ... for president because it is the key post to work for the betterment of the country and the people’s interest,” he told Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar service during a visit to Washington on Monday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1258358/key-myanmar-reformist-joins-race-presidency
  2. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the  turbulent and crime-ridden  border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, ... is for sale there? I visited two markets. One in Burma [Myanmar], one in China. The one in the video is in Burma. Alas I do not have video of the one in China. I found pieces of elephant skin, bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  3. News - Asia - PRESS FREEDOM

    Myanmese journalists jailed 10 years, face hard labour over Chinese chemical weapons report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Lawyer says verdict came as a surprise and vows to appeal A court in central Myanmar handed harsh sentences to four journalists of the Unity ... Myanmar’s Magway Division found the five men guilty of leaking state secrets and sentenced them to ten years in prison on Thursday.  The charges relate to two reports in the Yangon-based Unity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551125/myanmar-journalists-jailed-10-years-sentenced-hard-labour-over-chinese
  4. News - World

    Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 01:57pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333609/police-say-2-bombs-have-exploded-eastern-myanmar-killing-1-person
  5. News - World

    Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:07am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332094/myanmar-police-say-homemade-time-bomb-was-used-yangon-hotel-blast-3
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  7. News - Asia

    Bangladesh and Myanmar at odds over deadly border clash

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Bangladesh, Myanmar at odds over deadly clash Bangladesh has lodged a protest with Myanmar over what it called an unprovoked attack against its border guards by Myanmar security forces on Friday, following an earlier exchange of fire in which a Bangladeshi guard was killed. Myanmar has given a different version of events and has warned Bangladesh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523280/bangladesh-and-myanmar-odds-over-deadly-border-clash
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... Alex Bookbinder in Yangon and Patrick Boehler in Hong Kong Wolfowitz paid US$75,000 for help in Myanmar Leaked documents show Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying paid former US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for his help with projects in Myanmar. According to a July 22, 2013, remittance notice by the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Wolfowitz received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557390/jimmy-lai-paid-paul-wolfowitz-us75000-help-myanmar
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

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

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  10. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China's rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China lead under threat as rivals rush to Myanmar Although China remains the biggest foreign investor in Myanmar, investments from other countries are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pariah in the international community. This was demonstrated in the energy and telecommunications sectors, where Myanmar has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556925/chinas-rivals-catching-investment-race-myanmar

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