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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MYANMAR

    Book review: Golden Parasol, by Wendy Law Yone

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

    ... tear" (as her father would say) through several touching chapters. The most memorable of these is the last chapter: Mum. As Golden Parasol comes to an end, so does her mother's life. Law Yone describes her reconciliation with the older woman's life and sudden death by revealing her mother's origins and combining that with the author's own spiritual experience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1286239/book-review-golden-parasol-wendy-law-yone
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... reports that the Muslim men had raped a Buddhist employee at their tea shop. More than 20 others were wounded as violence rocked the city for several days, the latest in a series of religious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... army-backed party, said the petition would make no difference to its deliberations. He said the 31-member group would release its first recommendations in the coming days, but that these are only ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon Obama says the country is a success story, but there are signs its reforms are running out of steam Myanmar's new day clouding over US President Barack ... drive to remove the part of the constitution that gives the military veto power over constitutional changes that could open the door to broader reforms. On a sweltering day in downtown Yangon, ...

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

    ... was Myanmar's longest-serving political detainee under the former junta. "On the road ahead, whether the youths and the elders like it or not, youths will have to take positions one day," Suu ...

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

    ... the following year in the wake of a student-led pro-democracy uprising. He reiterated his support for party leader Suu Kyi in the days before he died, according to his long-time assistant Yar Zar. ... Yangon's notorious Insein prison as part of an amnesty in September 2008. During his imprisonment he was interrogated for up to five days at a time, deprived of sleep, hooded and beaten, and said ...

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

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... been farming for decades- the day after President Thein Sein announced on national radio that all of Myanmar's political prisoners had been freed, said Nay Myo Zin, a former military ... it was confiscated by an agribusiness, the men's relatives said. The five men from Irrawaddy region's Maung Mya district were tried, sentenced and jailed on the same day, their relatives said. ...

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

    ... drew only a single representative of a western embassy, he said. Saw Thet Tun said he still thinks about the day he won his release, how the inmates from nearby cells congratulated him. ...

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

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

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

    ... conditions impossible for counters. The government is planning a 12-day marathon operation from tomorrow in which 100,000 teachers will fan out across the country to count the population and tally ... recognised in the head count that in recent days the outflow of Rohingya refugees has slowed to a trickle. At one of the largest Rohingya displacement camps, a group of educated men who were once ...

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

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