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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    We can't force change to constitution, admits Aung San Suu Kyi's party

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:25am by AFP

    ... in democracy," said Nyan Win, in some of the party's most downbeat remarks on a charter many believe was designed to thwart Suu Kyi's rise. Legislators will choose a new president after ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmese journalist tortured before being shot by army, wife says

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 01:06pm by AP

    ... of long-standing policies that sanctioned "the direct targeting of civilians and were designed to effect large-scale displacement". Information Minister Ye Htut, the government spokesman, ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... that appears designed to strip the Rohingya of hope and force them to flee the country,” Phil Robertson, deputy director for Asia at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Friday. Putting Rohingya ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... Muslims. The census was largely carried out by teachers and its 41 questions were designed to give policymakers a full picture of the country as it emerges from decades of direct military rule. ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... They will not be counted as citizens, nor will they be listed among the 135 officially designated ethnic categories. But the census will acknowledge they exist by allowing an "other" category, allowing ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

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

    ... Next Phuket". Zochwell is negotiating a lease to build a marina, casino, hotels and a golf course to be designed by Jack Nicklaus' company. Visitors, almost all travelling on yachts ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... as the Southeast Asian country’s military-backed government enacted its first media law, designed to ensure freedom of the press, after nearly five decades of censorship and harsh restrictions under ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... films, K-pop and clothes. "Myanmar people dared not wear clothes like this in the past. Now things are improving, and people dare to wear things, so as a designer I can create what I like. So I'm glad things are changing," said Htay Htay Tin, who designed the contestants' outfits. What about the swimsuits? "I wouldn't dare to wear one, but they are part ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi voicing impossible dream to be president put leaders on spot

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Although she has expressed interest before, the timing and venue, a packed meeting of the World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, was designed for impact. "I want to run ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi slams Myanmar Rohingya two-child rule as ‘discrimination’

    Posted May 27th 2013, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... had been reaffirmed in two Muslim-majority townships in the state. Win Myaing, spokesperson for the Rakhine government, said the order was designed to “enforce monogamy and not to have more ...




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