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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... charges including grievous bodily harm with intent- triggered international concern about the treatment of domestic helpers. About 30,000 maids from Myanmar are thought to work both legally ...

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

    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
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... from the presidency because her two sons are British. Watch: Legal roadlock on Aung San Suu Kyi's way to be president A parliamentary committee dominated by the military ... 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
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... is the main door. If it opens, you'll see everything," he said. But a member of the constitution amendment committee, which like parliament is dominated by the military and ruling ... based on suggestions received before a December deadline. It is believed the committee has already decided not to recommend a change to the controversial provision that bars Suu Kyi from ...

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

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... a substantial revamp. "The voice of the youth in the party is still weak. I'm not satisfied with the current structure, which lacks a proper central executive committee," said NLD member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Reuters in Yangon Committee votes not to amend clause barring Nobel laureate from post Suu Kyi's hopes for presidency suffer blow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of becoming Myanmar's president next year have been dealt a blow, with a parliamentary committee voting not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post. The committee tasked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Myanmar's reformist government. The committee is charged with overseeing US foreign policy, and the resolution, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims

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