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  1. Activists target Li's Myanmar investments

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Myanmese activist Khin Omar said yesterday businessman Li Ka-shing should either put pressure on the Myanmar junta to democratise or get out of her country. She said ... led a group of demonstrators from the Sun Hung Kai Centre in Wan Chai yesterday in a bid to protest outside the Myanmar Consulate. They were stopped by police officers and the building's ...

  2. Genuine reconciliation only path for Myanmar

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... her release by Myanmar's ruling junta on Saturday proved that within the country as much as outside it she remains a symbol of hope and determination for change. Expectations have been ... and her supporters have faced for decades loom as large and have to be dealt with as delicately. Myanmar's generals would have us believe otherwise. They billed elections earlier this month ...

  3. Asean leaders with 'Myanmar fatigue' can only wait and hope

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... Larry Jagan in Bangkok Myanmar continues to be a thorn in Asean's side. The elections there tomorrow- the first in 20 years- are posing a real headache for the regime's neighbours and friends. Disagreements about how hard to press Myanmar for human rights reforms have emerged within the organisation, with the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

  4. Election promises mean nothing in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Myanmar's election next month was supposed to bring change. The military leaders have repeatedly promised a new beginning with the ushering in of a democratic system. Neighbouring ... violence or retribution. These fundamentals have been denied, don't exist or can't be guaranteed. Myanmar's people have been served poorly over almost five decades of military rule. ...

  5. Hiratsuka extends Myanmar Open lead

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka produced another sterling performance to open up a commanding five-shot lead after the second round of the Air Bagan Myanmar Open at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club in Yangon yesterday. Hiratsuka posted a sizzling seven-under-par 65 for a two-day total of 15-under-par 129 in the US$300,000 event, which is making a return on the Asian Tour schedule after ...

  6. Asean leaders face turning point in Myanmar stand-off

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... to overshadow the gathering: Myanmar. The sad, perpetual deadlock between Myanmar's ruling military junta and pro-democracy opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi is an old story. So much so ... end-of-summit communique. But Asean is facing a potentially decisive flashpoint this year with Myanmar. The junta has announced that it will hold elections sometime this year for the first time since ...

  7. Hiratsuka leads in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka shot a course record eight-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead at the Air Bagan Myanmar Open in Yangon yesterday. The five-time winner in Japan posted an eagle, seven birdies and one bogey to beat the old record- set by Australian Gavin Flint- by two strokes. Flint, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand and South African Jbe Kruger are two ...

  8. Myanmar casino boss accused of laundering

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Loretta Fong The head of a family online casino business based in Myanmar is accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in Hong Kong from the proceeds of his ... to handle HK$314.1 million generated from the New Oriental Casino business between October 2005 and March 2007 in Myanmar. Tam was arrested on January 31 last year in a branch of Wing Hang Bank ...

  9. Money-laundering casino boss jailed for 4 years

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man and Loretta Fong The head of a family's online casino business based in Myanmar was jailed for four years yesterday for laundering a substantial part of HK$314.1 million ... on the Myanmar-mainland border through three of his bank accounts from October 2005 to March 2007. Tam had pleaded not guilty. It was not possible to determine what percentage of the HK$314.1 million was illegal ...

  10. Joint pipeline project with junta sparks rights debate

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... from the Bay of Bengal, through Myanmar and into Yunnan province. The pipeline will transport gas from the Shwe gas fields, Myanmar's largest such project, as well as oil carried by tanker ... energy conglomerate. The project includes the construction of oil terminal facilities at Kyaukryu port on the west coast of Myanmar to cater to the tankers. Construction of the pipeline ...




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