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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... there were six or seven former senior military intelligence officials, but they are not considered political prisoners," said Bo Kyi of the AAPP. Some military intelligence agency officers were imprisoned a decade ago during a purge by the former ruling military. The group of former intelligence officials granted amnesty appeared to include Brigadier General Thein Swe who was jailed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611632/myanmar-pledges-release-3073-prisoners-ahead-regional-summit
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar work will continue, vows National Endowment for Democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... the shadowy corridors of the Central Intelligence Agency. It can be seen as US "soft power" in action. Reagan launched the endowment- mandated and funded through Congress via the State ... about action. They also deny links to US intelligence operations, or a specific "regime change" agenda, saying that regime change doesn't always mean the rise of democracy. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1050977/myanmar-work-will-continue-vows-national-endowment-democracy
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... prisoners exceeded 2,100. Saw Thet Tun was released with 246 dissidents. Before he was released, officers from Special Branch- the former military intelligence unit- asked Saw Thet Tun about his ... service for torture victims funded by the US Agency for International Development. Victims had been neglected and forgotten, he said. A January vigil to commemorate dissidents who died in prison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar on Friday said it had released dozens of jailed dissidents, as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors, ... said some of those freed had been convicted under the new quasi-civilian government. At least one released inmate was jailed over demonstrations against a Chinese-backed copper mine in central ...

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

    Buddhist mobs burn down Rohingya Muslim homes in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Violence breaks out after rumours a Muslim man sexually assaulted a Buddhist woman Homes torched in religious unrest Anti-Muslim rioters burned shops ... in the central region of Sagaing, according to a regional police official. “About 150 people gathered at the police station last night, calling for them to hand over the detainee. When police did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299285/buddhist-mobs-burn-down-rohingya-muslim-homes-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Hundreds homeless after fresh Myanmar religious unrest

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 05:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Hundreds of people made homeless by Myanmar’s latest eruption of religious violence were sheltering in a school on Monday, a local MP said, after mobs torched the homes and shops of local Muslims. Around 1,000 anti-Muslim rioters rampaged through villages in Kanbalu, in the central region of Sagaing, on Saturday evening, setting fire to property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299492/hundreds-homeless-after-fresh-myanmar-religious-unrest
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official’s claims of attack by Buddhist mob in Myanmar dismissed

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Ojea Quintana was never in any danger during his visit this week. He said members of the crowd approached Quintana's convoy in the central city of Meikhtila only to give him a letter ... agencies are ignoring their complaints and tilting relief and reconstruction efforts in favour of the Muslim community. It was Quintana's eighth trip to Myanmar since being named UN rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298629/un-officials-claims-attack-buddhist-mob-myanmar-dismissed
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for talks after clash in strife-torn Myanmar region

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon The United Nations has called for dialogue after another violent clash in a camp for dispossessed Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, as its human rights envoy toured the strife-torn area on Tuesday. At least one person was killed and around 10 injured last Friday in the latest violence in Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296428/un-calls-talks-after-clash-unrest-hit-myanmar-region
  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

    ... 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

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