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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... of law", the government said on the Information Ministry website yesterday. The government did not identify the prisoners but virtually all of them were believed to have been jailed for ordinary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611632/myanmar-pledges-release-3073-prisoners-ahead-regional-summit
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... of marginalising and dehumanising the Rohingya,” said Gregory Polling, of the Centre for Strategic International Studies, a Washington-based think-tank. The United States embassy in Yangon said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608859/rights-groups-condemn-myanmars-rohingya-plan
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ... to work in Hong Kong, which received its first official group of 19 Myanmese helpers in February, but did not say when this came into effect. After amending its migration law last year, the former ...

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

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

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

    ... said. Myanmar views the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite many being able to trace their family back for generations in Myanmar. Critics had warned the United Nations ...

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

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

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

    ... of the United States," Kerry said, noting that Obama looked forward to returning to the country. Recently more than 70 US lawmakers called on the Obama administration to impose sanctions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... it was "impossible" to get the necessary 75 per cent of lawmakers to agree to change the constitution when by law the military is guaranteed 25 per cent of seats in parliament. The transition from democracy ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... to the Southeast Asian nation, the achievement is in jeopardy. Myanmar's government has cracked down on the media. The parliament is considering laws that could restrict religious freedom. And revered ... to human rights reforms. "We're for having a relationship with Burma [Myanmar], but only if they respect human rights and the rule of law." To be sure, Myanmar is no longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  8. 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

    ... Jeremy Douglas, the Bangkok-based regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. "We receive official reports that show a mix of drugs, precursor chemicals‎, arms ... 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
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Myanmar's reform has been rapid under President Thein Sein, a former military commander whose changes since 2011 have helped persuade Europe and the United States to roll back crippling sanctions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... the daughter of Myanmar's independence hero is convinced "that she has been born to rule". The United States lent support to Suu Kyi's efforts last month, saying reform "should ...

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

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