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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... gave no explanation for Hla Maung Tin's retirement or for the sacking of Hsan Sint. Several official sources said Hsan Sint is facing an investigation on corruption charges. His removal ...

  2. 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

    ... Eleven, working on a story about corruption, was given a 3-month prison sentence for trespassing, using abusive language and defamation. In February, four reporters and the chief executive ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Protest held after jailing of newspaper journalist who was working on a story about corruption Press freedom outcry over reporter's imprisonment Scores of journalists staged a rare demonstration yesterday in Myanmar's biggest city in protest at a jail term handed down to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ex-Myanmar spy chief Khin Nyunt and his victims re-evaluate their lives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... in 2003, but his career came to an abrupt end a year later amid a reported power struggle with junta chief Than Shwe. He was accused of corruption and placed under house arrest, and hundreds of his ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US, China have roles to play in Myanmar, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Myanmar's democratic reform, though the two countries appeared to share one thing in common: corruption. Speaking to the South China Morning Post in a small group interview on the sidelines ... and speech should be as important as basic needs for daily life such as food, roads and hospitals. But she said corruption remained a major problem in the country since the junta officially disbanded ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US keeps import ban on Myanmese jewels

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of concerns that the mining of those gems benefits military figures and shadowy businessmen and fuels corruption and human rights abuses in ethnic minority regions that have been theatres of armed ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seen as likely to reopen natural-resource deals

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to renegotiate billions of dollars of natural-resource deals as it imposes tougher environmental standards and clamps down on corruption, a leading US think tank said. The country's powerful ... huge reserves of resources- ranging from petroleum to tin, timber and precious gems- which have become notorious for corruption and crony capitalism. "Apparently, the government ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar ministries to repay ‘embezzled’ cash

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 05:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... graft in one of the world’s most corrupt nations. The order comes after the auditor general found dozens of cases of “misuse and dishonest actions” across 15 ministries that stripped more than ... International last year ranked as the third most corrupt country in the world, retains a deep-rooted culture of graft among officials and the military who operated with impunity under the junta. ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's leader vows to curb poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... but decades of corruption and economic mismanagement under the former junta caused it to fall behind its regional neighbours. About one quarter of Myanmar’s population lives below the national poverty ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US lifts ban on most Myanmar imports

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 04:39am by AFP

    ... with the exception of gems, a sector seen as a major driver of corruption and violence. The move is “intended to support the Burmese government’s ongoing reform efforts and to encourage further change, ... The administration’s statement said that despite the “positive changes,” the United States remained concerned about continued political prisoners, ethnic conflict, corruption and Myanmar’s lingering military ...




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