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  1. 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

    ... pipes so that water can be delivered straight to their homes. The water shortages began with a population boom in the 1980s, with the number of inhabitants jumping from a few dozen to more than ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... The Guardian in Sittwe Watchdogs warn first population count in 30 years could stoke violence and suggest scaling back questions on ethnicity amid Rohingya rift Crucial census at risk amid ... conditions impossible for counters. The government is planning a 12-day marathon operation from tomorrow in which 100,000 teachers will fan out across the country to count the population and tally ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... 12 million households by the time they finish their job on April 10. Their long, complicated survey – a collaboration between the government and the United Nations Population Fund – seeks ... standards, respondents have the right to answer as they see fit. Ethnic minorities, which together make up about 40 per cent of Myanmar’s population, have also expressed concern about the process. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Evidence of Buddhist massacre of Muslims in Myanmar mounts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:36am by AP

    ... to more than 280, most of them Muslims. Another 250,000 people have fled their homes. Northern Rakhine- home to 80 per-cent of the country's long-persecuted Muslim Rohingya population- runs ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... Rohingya, who make up 90 per cent of the population in northern Rakhine. It is the only place where the religious minority is in the majority. A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rakhine state Rohingya face two-child limit on family size

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Rules to slow growth of minority population come as anti-Muslim feeling spreads nationwide Rohingya face limits on family size Authorities in Myanmar's ... the highest Muslim populations in the state. Buthidaung and Maundaw townships are about 95 per cent Muslim. The measure was enacted a week ago after a government-appointed commission investigating ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Muslims flee as Myanmar death toll hits five

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with members of Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities during his two-day tour. He spent Tuesday visiting a different area of Rakhine populated mainly by stateless Rohingya Muslims. In a message ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rohingya Muslims in hiding in Myanmar after outbreak of sectarian violence

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... of Muslims have been targeted, including Kamans, who are of different ethnicity from Rohingyas. An estimated five per cent of Myanmar’s population of about 60 million is Muslim. ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... laoban ("boss" in Chinese), who are often ethnic Chinese. They buy jade from and sometimes employ handpickers like Tin Tun. The boom in Hpakant's population coincided ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... of the population are diagnosed each year. It said health risks include “diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems with a reduced life expectancy compared to the normal population”. Doctors said only ...




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