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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ... to work in Hong Kong, which received its first official group of 19 Myanmese helpers in February, but did not say when this came into effect. After amending its migration law last year, the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... sanctions and a 2012 visit by President Barack Obama, Washington has become alarmed at worsening conditions in Myanmar, including anti-Muslim discrimination, violence and infringements on freedom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... it was "impossible" to get the necessary 75 per cent of lawmakers to agree to change the constitution when by law the military is guaranteed 25 per cent of seats in parliament. The transition from democracy ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... to the Southeast Asian nation, the achievement is in jeopardy. Myanmar's government has cracked down on the media. The parliament is considering laws that could restrict religious freedom. And revered ... to human rights reforms. "We're for having a relationship with Burma [Myanmar], but only if they respect human rights and the rule of law." To be sure, Myanmar is no longer ...

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

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... the authorities for the worsening violence and warned of the dangers of unsubstantiated reports. "The authorities should properly handle those people who are spreading rumours. Without rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmese couple tie knot in nation’s first gay wedding ceremony

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... publicly declaring their relationship. Same-sex relations are criminalised under the nation's colonial-era penal code. While the law is not strictly enforced, activists have long complained of harassment and discrimination. But taboos around homosexuality have begun to be relaxed after a quasi-civilian government replaced military rule three years ago. Myanmar held its first gay pride ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439555/myanmese-couple-tie-knot-nations-first-gay-wedding-ceremony
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... the controversial rule, imposed by the previous junta and reaffirmed recently by local authorities in the wake of deadly unrest. “It is not good to have such discrimination. And it is not in line with human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1247585/suu-kyi-slams-myanmar-rohingya-two-child-rule-discrimination
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The first census since 1983 in Myanmar has been criticised for discriminating against minorities and for excluding ethnic groups including the Rohingya Muslims ... and refers to them only as “Bengalis.” Though numbering around 1.3 million, they are denied citizenship by national law. Worried the census would legitimise their status, Buddhists in the state have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:51pm by Li Jing

    ... "If they're found to be violating Myanmar law, the consulate could only provide humanitarian aid," the official said. Myanmar police did not respond to e-mailed requests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511556/heavily-armed-chinese-men-held-myanmar-over-killing-kokang
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... of an Islamic school in one of the camps. "We are losing every one of our rights, our health care, our education. We are being discriminated against from every corner. We have asked our people ...

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

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