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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

    ... of abuse and ill-treatment of Myanmar maids in Singapore … That's why we want proper protection for workers," said Soe Myint Aung, a vice-chairman of the Myanmar Overseas Employment ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... headed by a former naval official, San Lin, who believes the copper treasure is protected by a curse. When he said in July that he was one of the reincarnations of the 14 guardians of the bell ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

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

    ... intolerance. In addition, US officials have accused Myanmese authorities of falling short on commitments to protect freedom of speech, including the recent sentencing of five journalists to 10 years ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... protections. But activists and US congressional leaders say his government has delivered on few of them. For example, the Myanmese president pledged to reach a ceasefire in predominantly Christian ... nationalists, who are freer to operate in the less repressive environment. Nationalist monks seeking to protect their religion from the spread of Islam are pushing for laws that would block inter-faith ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... environmental impact and land-grabbing. ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... that the broader population has historically looked down upon and whose rights are not fully being protected," he said. Buddhist-dominated Myanmar has been by plagued by religious unrest in recent ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

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

    ... of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ... Khaung, one of the organisers. He expected the march to Myitsone in Kachin state to take up to 70 days. The vast majority of Myanmese do not have access to electricity. Environmental activists say ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... was passed unanimously on Tuesday, also urged the United States and the wider international community to press Myanmar to protect ethnic and religious minorities. Myanmar's ambassador ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

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

    ... or dive boats, invariably fall under Mergui's spell. Myanmar's minister of hotels and tourism, Htay Aung, said the islands would be promoted, but that protecting the environment ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... reporting environment,” said Shawn Crispin, Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists. “The conviction and sentencing to prison of the reporters would be the nail ...




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