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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar freed 41 political detainees on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, bringing the country close to fulfilling a pledge by President Thein Sein to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year. The amnesty, announced by government spokesman Ye Htut on his Facebook page, was one of at least a dozen the reformist, quasi-civilian government has ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two dead, mosques destroyed in Myanmar unrest

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 04:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... on Thursday. Around 200 people fought in the streets after an argument in a Muslim-owned gold shop turned violent in Meiktila on Wednesday, according to a post on Myanmar Police Force’s Facebook page. ... communal conflict in the western state of Rakhine has left at least 180 people dead and more than 110,000 displaced since June last year. An initial report on the police Facebook page late ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fragile calm in Rakhine after homes set ablaze

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

    ... police station went on a rampage after being told to disperse, Ye Htut, the deputy minister of information, posted on his Facebook page. Tin Win, a resident and retired education officer ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Small time bomb caused Myanmar Trader’s Hotel blast, police say

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a market on Yangon’s eastern side, wounded three civilians, according to a statement posted on Myanmar’s police Facebook page. Another homemade bomb exploded one at a bus stop in the west ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Blast during sermon by radical Myanmar monk injures five

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

    ... on social media sites and its author, Time east Asia correspondent Hannah Beech, has been singled out for personal criticism. In an article on his Facebook page entitled “This is the beginning ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs burn down Rohingya Muslim homes in Myanmar

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

    ... and nationalist speeches have been accused of stoking the unrest, posted a message about the incident on his Facebook page. Using term “kalar” - a highly derogatory word - he blamed Muslims in general ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's radical monk calls for boycott of 'Muslim firm' Ooredoo, granted a phone licence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... On the Facebook page where the government announcement was posted, critical comments quickly accumulated. "Why? Why? Why Muslim company omg," said one. "Say no to Ooredoo," said ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    One dead after fresh Myanmar anti-Muslim riots, say police

    Posted May 01st 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Oakkan

    ... after some 77 homes in four villages in the region north of the commercial hub Yangon were burned during a spate of arson on Tuesday evening, president’s spokesman Ye Htut said in a Facebook ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Mosque, shops attacked in fresh Myanmar unrest

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... warning shots to disperse the crowd,” Ye Htut said in a post on his Facebook page, adding that the situation had been brought under control. He said some shops were destroyed but no buildings had ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Anti-Muslim violence explodes onto streets in northern Myanmar

    Posted May 29th 2013, 04:15pm by Reuters

    ... that began at about 2pm, Ye Htut, spokesman for President Thein Sein, said in a Facebook post. Police fired their guns to disperse the crowd, he said. By early evening, Muslims shops and homes were ...




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