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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... The census, which triggered international concern after authorities refused to allow minority Muslims to register their ethnicity as Rohingya, was conducted in March and April. "The provisional ... 11-year-old girl dead. She was killed by a stray bullet after police fired warning shots to disperse angry crowds in Sittwe. Buddhist nationalists accuse the international aid community of favouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  2. 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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Branded 'rude', pageant winner's dispute with organisers began when she was asked to undergo breast surgery Myanmar’s first international beauty ... 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
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... continue pushing for Suu Kyi to lead or forge a path in which the party is no longer centred on one person, a shift that may expose internal weaknesses and dissent. "I sense that Aung San Suu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... implies a more serious legal matter. Rakhine has been caught up since mid-2012 in sectarian violence that has challenged the government and brought international criticism. This week, a top UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... at one of the factories, bringing the total number of workers to around 2,000 at each site. Gap said in a statement that it was working with US Agency for International Development, CARE International and its PACE programme to launch activities focused on technical and skills training for female workers.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527602/gap-be-first-us-retailer-enter-myanmar-market
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    South Korean bid wins contract to build second Myanmar airport

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar has picked South Korea’s state-run airport operator to build a new international hub near its main city, as the once-isolated nation sees booming tourist and business visitor numbers. A consortium led by the Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) was chosen as the preferred bidder to construct the Hanthawaddy International Airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295905/south-korean-bid-wins-contract-build-second-myanmar-airport
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... illegal immigrants, is to get on the path to citizenship. Vijay Nambiar warned in a speech to the International Peace Institute that unless this is done, the security of the Rohingya Muslims will remain threatened, "and that is sure to affect the international reputation of the country". Myanmar, a mainly Buddhist nation which emerged from half a century of military rule, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502936/un-envoy-says-rohingya-must-get-citizenship-rights-myanmar
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... the 41 political prisoners released in the December 11 amnesty, the 14th since Thein Sein took office, had been detained under his government, according to the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights ... peacefully," Amnesty International said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... could rely on it year-around. Villagers have only one hour- 4pm to 5pm- to get their water during dry season, to limit its use. They are charged a tiny sum- 10 kyat for each bucket, or 8 Hong Kong cents. With so many takers it's enough money to pay for small upkeeps, like fixing the fence that surrounds the reservoir or stringing up electricity for lights. People walk for up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... aren't demanding an international investigation into the junta's acts- now. Documentation was critical, said Bo Kyi of the prisoners' association. In Myanmar, people were afraid to keep ... service for torture victims funded by the US Agency for International Development. Victims had been neglected and forgotten, he said. A January vigil to commemorate dissidents who died in prison ...

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

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