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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... of us." Nascent democratic reforms implemented by Myanmar's new civilian government since 2011 have resulted in a development boom. But so far, it is the big cities that are seeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Farmers stage protests over land confiscations Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... service for torture victims funded by the US Agency for International Development. Victims had been neglected and forgotten, he said. A January vigil to commemorate dissidents who died in prison ...

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

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

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

    ... Myanmar's development depended on a complete and accurate census. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

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

    ... fishermen, poachers and loggers, and now developers and high-end tourists. The people losing this world are the Moken, who have lived off the land and the sea for centuries. The islands harbour some ... Resort, tucked away in a U-shaped bay on McLeod Island. But a grab-the-best-island race is being run among local and foreign developers, with a dozen concessions already granted and others under ...

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

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

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

    ... but not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty which would bar it from developing such weapons. Lei Zhen, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Yangon, said he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... nationalist groups over the dispensing of support to Muslim minority groups. "They neglect our people," said Shwe Maung, a senior member of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439556/myanmar-buddhists-seek-wider-aid-ban-after-msf-barred-rakhine
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Union Solidarity and Development Party to pick new chief

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The Union Solidarity and Development Party, created by former generals who shed their uniforms to run for office, will kick off a three-day conference today to choose a new party chief and try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1060541/myanmars-union-solidarity-and-development-party-pick-new-chief
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

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

    ... by and says, 'You'll have a great life if you come with me'," says Min Thu, now a stone-faced 17-year-old, still skinny, and occasionally revealing a stutter he developed in his ...

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

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

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

    ... but visitors should “monitor local developments and keep in close contact with your tour operator in case the security situation there changes”. The foreign office counsels against all but essential travel to the rest of Rakhine state, where two major outbreaks of communal violence last year left dozens dead and tens of thousands homeless. The best way to get development is for things ...

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

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