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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... no choice. It is our duty," said a former student activist named Aung Tin, jailed following the so-called saffron revolution, when monks joined students in the largest demonstrations in 20 ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... the dam would displace countless villagers and upset the ecology of one of the country's most vital national resources, the Irrawaddy River. It would also submerge a culturally important site ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Business graduate is Myanmar's first Miss Universe candidate since 1961

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people are embracing the fashion revolution, not everyone approves of scanty dress. When racy shots of one model wearing a two-piece swimsuit appeared online a few years ago, she received abuse ... is that the competition presents a good image of our country, but if you look at what they wear, it is not what a lot of people here like," said Deputy Culture Minister Than Swe. Songwriter Saw Khuse, who ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Pact between Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels questioned

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... autonomy- as a significant step forward. "We're working not just towards a just and sustainable peace but towards a new political culture, one built on compromise, mutual respect ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of Muslims marginalised, many of them trapped in prison-like camps for the displaced. While radical monks have helped fuel the crisis, saying Muslims pose a threat to Buddhist culture and traditions, ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Hundreds homeless after fresh Myanmar religious unrest

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

    ... with “potential crimes against humanity and/or genocide” if authorities failed to stem anti-Muslim hate speech and a culture of impunity around the clashes. ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs burn down Rohingya Muslim homes in Myanmar

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

    ... Rights said Myanmar risked “catastrophic” levels of conflict with “potential crimes against humanity and/or genocide” if authorities failed to stem anti-Muslim hate speech and a culture ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Blast during sermon by radical Myanmar monk injures five

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 02:38pm by AFP

    ... of the cultural acts of the minority loved by Hannah Beech”, Wirathu said the blast had injured audience members. The monk has been the focus of scrutiny after emerging at the forefront of a nationalistic ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Major role for military in Myanmar government, says Thein Sein

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... of the country's transition to civilian rule in 2011. The junta's reasons for making the unusual choice to relinquish absolute rule remain a mystery. There was no revolution, no Arab spring, no civil ...




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