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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

    ... 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... the authorities for the worsening violence and warned of the dangers of unsubstantiated reports. "The authorities should properly handle those people who are spreading rumours. Without rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  5. Lifestyle - Books - MYANMAR

    Book review: Golden Parasol, by Wendy Law Yone

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by CLAIRE HUIBONHUA

    ... Claire HuiBonHoa Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma by Wendy Law Yone Chatto & Windus 4.5 stars Claire HuiBonHoa Myanmar's chaotic history, full of coups ... In Golden Parasol Wendy Law Yone touches on several of these issues on both a personal and political level, creating a magnificent look into Myanmar. Compiled with a plethora of historical sources, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1286239/book-review-golden-parasol-wendy-law-yone
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:51pm by Li Jing

    ... "If they're found to be violating Myanmar law, the consulate could only provide humanitarian aid," the official said. Myanmar police did not respond to e-mailed requests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511556/heavily-armed-chinese-men-held-myanmar-over-killing-kokang
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... similar charges nationwide. More than 230 had been jailed in Irrawaddy region alone, he said. Most were convicted of trespassing or violating a 2012 law that ordered jail time if someone did ... announcing his opposition to the protest law with a megaphone, and standing outside court buildings holding placards denouncing it. Authorities arrested eight land-rights activists in February, ...

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

    Myanmar president sees new investment law ‘in days’

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 01:47pm by AFP

    ... to boost its struggling economy. A draft of the much-delayed law was passed by parliament last month but Thein Sein – who must approve the bill – sent it back for amendments following signs ... since taking power 18 months ago. “To get these opportunities, we definitely need foreign investment. So we revised the foreign direct investment law and submitted it to parliament. I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1067136/myanmar-president-sees-new-investment-law-days
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    New Myanmar foreign investment law offers better terms to multinationals

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Yangon President signs foreign investment bill after lawmakers remove protectionist clauses and offer more favourable terms to multinationals New law to lure foreign capital ... Htay, the director of his office said. The government will draft by-laws mandated by the statute within 90 days, he said. "The president knows the business community wanted the law to come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074939/new-myanmar-foreign-investment-law-offers-better-terms-multinationals
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar president enacts foreign investment law

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 09:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s reformist leader on Friday signed into law an eagerly awaited foreign investment bill aimed at reviving the country’s economy as it emerges from decades of military rule, his office said. The enactment follows weeks of wrangling about how far to open the doors to overseas firms, with “cronies” of the former junta who grew rich thanks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074760/myanmar-president-enacts-foreign-investment-law

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