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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Win Zaw Oo, who is 233cm tall, is to undergo surgery for tumour “Big Zaw” has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his ... was concerned about the future costs of treatment. His height brings day-to-day challenges. Win Zaw Oo has gone barefoot for most of his life in his rural village in Magway region, central Myanmar, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297113/myanmars-tallest-man-seeks-medical-aid-singapore
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory in elections set for 2015. The former political prisoner, who entered parliament last year, was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy’s 120-member Central Committee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1187542/myanmar-opposition-reappoints-aung-san-suu-kyi-party-leader
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon False rape claim fuelled Mandalay clash, police say Myanmar's latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday. Two men- a Buddhist and a Muslim- died in riots in the country's second city Mandalay that flared on July 1 after social-media ...

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

    Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... 850 representatives for three days of talks, would see the party elect a core leadership executive of 15 people as well as a wider 120-member Central Committee. Observers are eyeing signs ... eyebrows. There has in addition been a bitter feud among local NLD members in the central Irrawaddy region, raising accusations of a hierarchy indifferent to grassroots concerns - a row played down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1182347/suu-kyis-myanmar-opposition-set-maiden-congress
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Petition demands an end to the military's veto on constitutional reform, which could open the door to Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president Millions urge army to curtail its power Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, ...

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

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice Suu Kyi's ... a substantial revamp. "The voice of the youth in the party is still weak. I'm not satisfied with the current structure, which lacks a proper central executive committee," said NLD member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

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

    ... state. But the aggression that started on Tuesday night in Mandalay, in central Myanmar, is the worst sectarian violence the country’s second-largest city has faced. The violence has raised fears ...

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

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Yangon Head of violence-wracked region forced to retire as national religion minister also ousted Chief minister out in Myanmar's Rakhine state The chief minister ... Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... at one of the factories, bringing the total number of workers to around 2,000 at each site. Gap said in a statement that it was working with US Agency for International Development, CARE ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527602/gap-be-first-us-retailer-enter-myanmar-market

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