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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... tourism Paradise found in the 'lost world' Where the Indian Ocean rolls towards Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches ... will you spot the people who live here- the Moken, who are shy, peaceful nomads of the sea. The Mergui archipelago has been called the "Lost World", but outsiders have found it- first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455037/tourism-threatens-moken-people-myanmars-mergui-archipelago
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... Within hours of meeting the businessman, and with his parents completely unaware, he found himself at an army camp, terrified, confused and tearful. He said: "They punched us and slapped us, ... only connection. Then, suddenly, he called from a Yangon military hospital, saying he needed help. They found a boy so swollen from kidney disease that he was barely recognisable. They slipped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1371329/lonely-life-myanmars-boy-soldiers
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... before. "Last year I found a stone worth 50 million kyat," he said, trekking past the craters and slag heaps of this notorious jademining region in northwest Myanmar. That's about ... wealth extracted on an industrial scale by Myanmar's military, the tycoons it helped enrich and companies linked to the country where most jade ends up - China. Almost half of all jade sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320780/myanmars-old-guard-keeps-grip-us8b-jade-trade
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... of the monks. The Letpadaung mine- a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper- drew international attention one year ago when police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357287/myanmar-police-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-over-china-backed-mine
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... worker said. Only eight survivors have been found. The boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early on Sunday, said Abdul Melik, who works for the humanitarian ... were scouring the Bay of Bengal and coastlines for survivors, but so far only eight survivors have been found, he said. It was not immediately clear whether any bodies had been recovered. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346646/boat-carrying-70-muslim-rohingya-sinks-myanmar
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suspect in Myanmar hotel blast captured on CCTV

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... found at a restaurant the next afternoon, police said. Authorities moved in on Saw Myint Lwin, 26, after matching his photograph with images captured on the Traders Hotel closed circuit ... There was no indication they had been targeted. On Tuesday afternoon, authorities safely detonated a bomb found at Western Park restaurant in Yangon. Saw Myint Lwin was suspected of playing a role in that foiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333010/suspect-myanmar-hotel-blast-captured-cctv
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Be vigilant, Westerners told after Myanmar bomb blasts

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the planting of a second device found at a restaurant the next afternoon, police said. Officers matched his photograph with images captured on the Traders Hotel closed-circuit television camera, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333212/be-vigilant-westerners-told-after-myanmar-bomb-blasts
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Small time bomb caused Myanmar Trader’s Hotel blast, police say

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... called on the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious packages found at bus or train stations, or at the seaport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332121/small-time-bomb-caused-myanmar-traders-hotel-blast-police-say
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Thandwe

    ... control things”. “We have many investors who want to invest here. If we cooperate with them, businesses will grow. This natural beauty can not be found elsewhere.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1326345/myanmar-unrest-raises-stakes-tourist-industry
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to get bigger slice of profits at China-backed copper mine

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

    ... at the Letpadaung mine is both common and controversial - a Chinese company exploits Myanmar's natural resources with local military help, while little if any of the profits go into public coffers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1323035/myanmar-get-bigger-slice-profits-china-backed-copper-mine

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