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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... gave no explanation for Hla Maung Tin's retirement or for the sacking of Hsan Sint. Several official sources said Hsan Sint is facing an investigation on corruption charges. His removal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  2. 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 Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest against recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s ... against the sentencing of the DVB reporter and also to oppose the recent harassment of journalists,” Wai Phyo, chief editor of the Daily Eleven, told reporters. Myanmar only recently emerged from ...

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

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... constitution specifically to sideline Suu Kyi, who became a global icon for her fight against military rule, most of it from house arrest. Her late husband was British, as are her two sons. Suu Kyi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  4. 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

    ... to China's Yunnan province. It visits activists hiding from politics as they organise demonstrations against a copper mine run by a subsidiary of a Chinese arms manufacturer and follows the landmark ...

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

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Obama warns against repression of Muslims US President Barack Obama has warned that ethnic and religious conflicts could move Myanmar in a "very bad direction". He praised the "courageous process" of political reform taking place in a country formerly led by a military junta, but warned that democratisation after years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498330/obama-warns-against-repression-rohingya-muslims-myanmar
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Protest held after jailing of newspaper journalist who was working on a story about corruption Press freedom outcry over reporter's imprisonment Scores of journalists staged a rare demonstration yesterday in Myanmar's biggest city in protest at a jail term handed down to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... against land grabs, rights groups reported. He was freed on December 11 in a presidential amnesty, but was arrested and jailed again on sedition charges on the same day, they reported. Almost half ... Commission. "Despite the extensive political changes taking place in Burma, many old habits are continuing under new guises," the regional watchdog added. Authorities released Htin Kyaw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  8. 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

    ... his career as a journalist working as a night editor at the Agence France-Presse bureau in Yangon in the early 1950s soon after Myanmar won its independence from British colonial rule. After ...

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

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

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

    ... joke with me. Please don't joke with me," Saw Thet Tun pleaded. It was a common reaction by those who had been imprisoned for protesting against the country's longtime military ... after massive protests against the government. Since President Thein Sein, a former military commander, took office in 2011, ushering in political, economic and social reforms, there have been ...

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

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The first census since 1983 in Myanmar has been criticised for discriminating against minorities and for excluding ethnic groups including the Rohingya Muslims ... in the country would be counted, and all respondents would have the option to self-identify their ethnicity. The British Embassy protested against the government’s decision, saying under international ...

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

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