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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... country. Saw Roger was chased out of his village when he started to show signs of leprosy aged 18 in the 1950s. "I lived only with the animals in the jungle and I was frightened. I used to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... since she's become the world celebrity," said Taylor, author of The State in Myanmar. "Living the life of Riley and travelling the world, skipping parliamentary sessions when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  3. 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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to lengthy prison terms for transporting an arsenal of firearms and hand grenades while they lived in the country illegally. The eight men were found guilty of unspecified charges, the Yangon-based publication Weekly Eleven said on its website on Wednesday. Seven of the men were ...

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

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... expert Renaud Egreteau. He said there was an intrinsic wariness of foreign occupation, in a country that gained independence from Britain in 1948 and which has long lived in the shadow of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  6. 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 wider bloodshed in Mandalay, a historic centre of Buddhist culture that has large communities of both Buddhists and Muslims who have traditionally lived peacefully together. The violence initially started on Tuesday following rumours the Muslim owner of a teashop had raped a Buddhist woman, said Khin Maung Oo, secretary of the city’s Myanmar Muslim Youth Religious Convention Centre. ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... The situation is most dire in Myanmar's western reaches, where more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims are living as virtual prisoners, with little access to health care or food. The fast-deteriorating ... minority who are not considered citizens, although many have lived in the country for generations. In 2012, thousands of Rohingya were displaced after their villages were torched by Buddhists angry ...

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

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

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

    ... their lives and had "wholly inadequate access to basic services including health, education, water and sanitation". Predominantly Buddhist Myanmar considers the Rohingya Muslims ...

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

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

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

    ... into Asia's last frontier market may be temporary. "Military leaders were responsible for atrocities," said Saw Thet Tun. "People were killed and tortured. Lives were broken. We need ...

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

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... living in hot, dirty camps on the outskirts of the Rakhine state capital, Sittwe. Myanmar finished taking its first census in 30 years three weeks ago but it is unlikely most Muslims were counted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502936/un-envoy-says-rohingya-must-get-citizenship-rights-myanmar

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