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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thandwe Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar’s most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state’s fluid transition to democracy. Several days of tension spilled into bloodshed on Tuesday in the western state of Rakhine, where Buddhist mobs killed six Muslims and burned dozens of homes in the latest ...

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

    Myanmar's 'tallest man' seeks medical aid in Singapore

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Win Zaw Oo, who is 233cm tall, is to undergo surgery for tumour “Big Zaw” has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his neighbours in a remote Myanmar village. Now at seven foot eight inches he is believed to be the country’s tallest man, and a recent rise to fame means he can finally seek treatment abroad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297113/myanmars-tallest-man-seeks-medical-aid-singapore
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods leave 33,000 in camps and three dead

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in relief camps in eastern Myanmar after flash floods swept the region leaving three dead, state media said on Friday, warning of more heavy rain to come. Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State after monsoon floods that also caused three deaths and left another person missing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293825/myanmar-floods-leave-33000-camps-and-three-dead
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory in elections set for 2015. The former political prisoner, who entered parliament last year, was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy’s 120-member Central Committee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1187542/myanmar-opposition-reappoints-aung-san-suu-kyi-party-leader
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ...  Aung San Suu Kyi’s long-suppressed opposition will hold its first ever party congress on Friday, cementing its new place in Myanmar’s political mainstream as it aims to sweep to power in 2015. Hundreds of delegates will flock from across the country for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1182347/suu-kyis-myanmar-opposition-set-maiden-congress
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi picks up decade-old rights award

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 07:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected a human rights award in South Korea on Thursday nearly a decade after it was conferred. The democracy icon had been awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights back in 2004, but was still under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140353/myanmars-suu-kyi-picks-decade-old-rights-award
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns over abuse and exploitation, an employment body in Yangon said yesterday. The suspension comes amid a global spotlight on the working conditions of migrant domestic helpers in Asia after ...

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

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former junta-ruled nation's last survey was held in 1983 and in more recent estimates the government had put the population at around 60 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mawlamyaing Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the borderlands High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient disease is far from over. It took six days by plane, boat, motorcycle and bus- plus an arduous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar leader to visit Britain and France

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 11:57am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s President Thein Sein will visit Britain and France next month, an official said on Friday, as the international community continues to embrace his ... will visit about three or four countries in mid July.... he will visit the UK and Paris in France for sure,” a Myanmar government official told AFP, adding detailed information of who will accompany ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1260630/myanmar-leader-visit-britain-and-france

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