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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... at hard labour for a disputed story about a weapons factory. Kerry is in Naypyidaw for the Asean Regional Forum, an annual security dialogue. He will finish at the forum today and travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  3. 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

    ... sentenced to 13 years of hard labour and one was sentenced to 10 years, the report said, citing the Crime Investigation Department, a special police department handling such crimes. The eight ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... that Muslim men had allegedly raped a Buddhist woman. Two years later, more than 100,000 Rohingya live in overcrowded camps. Health conditions worsened recently after the government suspended Medecins ...

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

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

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

    ... humanitarian official said she witnessed "appalling conditions" and the worst human suffering she had ever seen in camps for stateless Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs Kyung-wha Kang said that because of severe restrictions on their freedom of movement, both in camps and isolated villages, many Muslims could not rebuild ...

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

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

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

    ... and abundant – though poorly trained – labour force makes the country especially attractive to retailers. “This is a historic moment for Myanmar,” Wilma Wallace, a Gap vice-president, said ...

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

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

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

    ... living in hot, dirty camps on the outskirts of the Rakhine state capital, Sittwe. Myanmar finished taking its first census in 30 years three weeks ago but it is unlikely most Muslims were counted ...

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

    Myanmar floods leave 33,000 in camps and three dead

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in relief camps in eastern Myanmar after flash floods swept the region leaving three dead, state media said on Friday, warning of more heavy rain to come. Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State after monsoon floods that also caused three deaths and left another person missing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293825/myanmar-floods-leave-33000-camps-and-three-dead
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods force 25,000 into relief camps

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Nearly 25,000 people have been evacuated to makeshift camps after floods ravaged eastern Myanmar, an official said on Wednesday, as relief teams struggled to reach remote areas inundated by water. Flood waters have risen dramatically after several days of heavy rain in Karen State forcing thousands to flee to nearly 80 relief camps, said Chum Hre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293336/myanmar-floods-force-25000-relief-camps
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... for the first time. There are more than a million Rohingya in Myanmar, and 140,000 have lived in camps in Rakhine since ethnic riots and clashes with Buddhists nearly two years ago. ... of an Islamic school in one of the camps. "We are losing every one of our rights, our health care, our education. We are being discriminated against from every corner. We have asked our people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine

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