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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... army to curtail its power Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, ... of democracy veterans touts its moral authority in the former army-run nation. The petition, which was launched in May, had gathered around three million signatures by early this month. Watch: Millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... the dictatorship it was five years ago, when it allowed no free elections or public dissent. The government has conditionally released hundreds of political prisoners, abolished censorship and permitted ...

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

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Mandalay Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday challenged the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president next year’s general elections. The Nobel laureate said that that the army is duty-bound to safeguard the country and should not be involved in running the administration. Her comments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514875/myanmar-democracy-icon-aung-san-suu-kyi-challenges-powerful-army
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... more riots will come," she told Radio Free Asia, according to remarks posted on the broadcaster's website. ...

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

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo and Cedric Sam In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year. Open door to Myanmar's riches In a special report, the South China Morning Post investigates how ethnic Chinese residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1520445/china-myanmar-dragon-doorstep
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... 2015 elections. But the army retains a tight grip on the fledgling parliament, casting doubt over Suu Kyi's chances for the top job. Win Tin was freed by the former military junta from ... still in jail and to show the world that his country was still not truly free. "Although I was released five years ago, I feel like I'm still in prison," he said. Win Tin began ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1493413/win-tin-myanmar-journalist-and-opposition-leader-dies-85
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar’s army to back constitutional reform

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 08:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... currently bars her from becoming president. The Nobel laureate, who has repeatedly asserted her readiness to take on the top political job, said the nation’s “tatmadaw” army was “essential” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1397480/suu-kyi-urges-myanmars-army-back-constitutional-reform
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar leader frees prisoners ahead of US visit

    Posted May 18th 2013, 03:00pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... reforms since his election in 2010, including freeing hundreds of political prisoners. The US in turn eased most sanctions. In November, Barack Obama became the first US president to visit ... a former army captain, had been serving a 10-year sentence when he was amnestied last year. Ye Aung, a former prisoner himself, said many of those freed Friday had been identified by his committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1240566/myanmar-leader-frees-prisoners-ahead-us-visit
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a half-century of military rule. One of the most visible reforms since a new, nominally civilian government came to power in 2011 was a freeing up of the press. But media watchdogs say reporters still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters

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