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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With Aung San Suu Kyi barred, party may back ex-general for president

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... parliamentary elections will be the first since President Thein Sein embarked on landmark reforms in 2011, dismantling the control of the military which had ruled since seizing power in a 1962 coup. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599671/aung-san-suu-kyi-barred-party-may-back-ex-general-president
  2. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of the Southeast Asian nation. The border line between the Myanmar and China is very porous and difficult for authorities to control and manage, with transnational crime groups smuggling both ways, said ... force, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), said that the eight Chinese nationals had trained on its territory. The UWSA controls large swathes of territory in Myanmar’s eastern Shan State, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... career. Noe’s mother wanted control but so did the organisers, she said. A half-century of military rule and self-imposed isolation kept Myanmar contestants off the stage of international beauty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581965/dethroned-myanmese-beauty-queen-flees-us100000-crown-after-row-organisers
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... the president's office said. He said the situation was under control but the government had no plan to tackle inflammatory remarks posted on the internet. Friends and relatives of the Buddhist man killed ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... police for failing to control the Buddhist mobs. Myanmar emerged from half a century of military rule in 2011, but its transition to democracy has been marred by the sectarian violence. Muslims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... I noticed when I got out of prison was that we had a new flag," Aung Tin said. "The face has changed, but the military still controls the government. Now, we have the chance to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama's plan to restore military ties with Myanmar 'too soon' for some US lawmakers

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... protesters were gunned down during a 1988 popular uprising, and an arms embargo is still in force. But with a quasi-civilian government in place and national elections due in 2015, the Obama ... congressman Steve Chabot, chairman of a House of Representatives panel that oversees policy towards East Asia. "The Burmese military not only maintains control over the civilian structures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1304259/obamas-plan-restore-military-ties-myanmar-too-soon-some-us-lawmakers
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya”. And administrators in some parts of the country – including rebel controlled areas in Kachin ...

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

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... in the country is working for a forum for finding a political solution to bring peace to the country and end gun fires," the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. "These coward acts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333956/bombings-threaten-influx-tourists-myanmar
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... of the monks. The Letpadaung mine- a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper- drew international attention one year ago when police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357287/myanmar-police-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-over-china-backed-mine

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