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  1. 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

    ... and smuggling along the porous Myanmar-China border. It follows a Chinese state-owned hydro-power conglomerate lobbying for the construction of Myanmar's biggest dam to provide electricity ...

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

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

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

    ... on the border with India, after a car chase following the killing on the other side of the country. Police seized the car, eight weapons, 1,860 rounds of ammunition, 31 grenades, three military knives ... military training at a village in the Kokang region bordering China. A report last month in the state-run New Light of Myanmar, provided by the country's ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511556/heavily-armed-chinese-men-held-myanmar-over-killing-kokang
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods force 25,000 into relief camps

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... inundated areas across the border in Thailand. Seven Thai provinces remained flooded on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said in its daily update. Three people have died since Monday after they were hit by trees felled by fast-moving water, it added. In Thailand’s western town of Mae Sot, which borders the flood-hit area of Myanmar, waters have receded in the town centre but remain high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293336/myanmar-floods-force-25000-relief-camps
  4. 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

    ... of Unity Journal were arrested and charged under the secrets act for a story about the construction of an alleged chemical weapons factory. Reporters without Borders on Thursday issued a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Borders, one of the biggest lifelines for the displaced, was expelled from Rakhine state in part because its staff included Rohingya. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Thein Sein faces growing criticism, most recently over its expulsion from Rakhine state of the aid agency Doctors Without Borders. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Defamation case against Myanmar weekly dropped

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... Myanmar rose to 151 out of 179 in this year’s World Press Freedom Index, an improvement of 18 places, the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140236/defamation-case-against-myanmar-weekly-dropped
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... organisations including The World Association of Newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders issued statements strongly condemning the prison sentence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:19pm by undefined

    ... and the elderly,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Myanmar Ashok Nigam in a statement released late on Friday. Conflict in Kachin, near the northern border with China, broke out in June ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1340448/un-fears-over-myanmar-civilians-fresh-kachin-unrest
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... border with China has continued since a 17-year ceasefire broke down in June last year, leaving tens of thousands displaced. A government official, who asked not to be named, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356646/myanmar-frees-69-political-prisoners

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