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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... to work in Hong Kong, which received its first official group of 19 Myanmese helpers in February, but did not say when this came into effect. After amending its migration law last year, the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore
  2. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... with India. Insurgency groups from India have travelled through Tamu, The Irrawaddy magazine reported. Citing unnamed local government officials, it said this marked the first time armed Chinese had ... of the Southeast Asian nation. The border line between the Myanmar and China is very porous and difficult for authorities to control and manage, with transnational crime groups smuggling both ways, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... often erupted as a result of rumours or individual criminal acts. While Mandalay has a sizeable Muslim minority and also plays host to a group of nationalist Buddhist monks, it had not suffered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... army-backed party, said the petition would make no difference to its deliberations. He said the 31-member group would release its first recommendations in the coming days, but that these are only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... Kachin state, one of several areas of this majority-Buddhist country where armed ethnic groups have long clashed with the military. Since a ceasefire in the state fell apart three years ago, the Myanmese military has burned churches and destroyed villages, activists say. The human rights group Fortify Rights recently alleged that the military had tortured more than 60 civilians ...

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

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... on the night of the attack. He showed injuries on his hand that he said were slash marks from a "sword" used by a group of Muslims to kill his friend. "I will hold a grudge for the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... of police after a crowd of more than 300 Buddhists marched to the teashop, singing the national anthem. Police fired rubber bullets to try to disperse the crowd, which scattered into groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Yangon Yangon shuts down MSF in shock move Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said yesterday the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities ... our care across the country," the group said. It added that the move would have a "devastating impact" on its 30,000 HIV/Aids patients and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437680/medical-aid-group-msf-suspended-myanmar
  9. Infographics - News - MYANMAR

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... trial of a group of journalists facing up to 14 years in jail for reporting on an alleged Chinese chemical weapons factory. Click here to access the four-part multimedia series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1520445/china-myanmar-dragon-doorstep
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist villagers are suspected of having carried out the attack Myanmarmob killed 12 Muslims,says group A Buddhist mob rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a villager and a rights group reported yesterday, saying that more than a dozen people may have been killed. A government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407707/buddhist-mob-may-have-killed-dozen-muslims-myanmar-rights-group

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