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  1. News - Asia

    Key Myanmar reformist joins race for presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Former general Shwe Mann joins opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as presidential candidate Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann has ... for president because it is the key post to work for the betterment of the country and the people’s interest,” he told Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar service during a visit to Washington on Monday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1258358/key-myanmar-reformist-joins-race-presidency
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... 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 ...

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

    Thai PM to visit Myanmar on first official trip

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the leader of Thailand's government who came to power in a military coup in May, will visit Myanmar within the next few weeks Thailand’s coup leader and premier General Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit Myanmar on his first official overseas trip, an official said on Friday, as the junta seeks to strengthen ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590815/thai-pm-visit-myanmar-first-official-trip
  4. News - World

    Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 01:57pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333609/police-say-2-bombs-have-exploded-eastern-myanmar-killing-1-person
  5. News - World

    Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:07am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332094/myanmar-police-say-homemade-time-bomb-was-used-yangon-hotel-blast-3
  6. 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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to lengthy prison terms for transporting an arsenal of firearms and hand grenades while ... Chinese carried eight pistols, 1,860 rounds of ammunition, 31 grenades, three military knives, bulletproof vests and a telescope, when they were arrested on April 25 in Tamu, near Myanmar’s border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the  turbulent and crime-ridden  border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, ... is for sale there? I visited two markets. One in Burma [Myanmar], one in China. The one in the video is in Burma. Alas I do not have video of the one in China. I found pieces of elephant skin, bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561061/qa-endangered-wildlife-trading-myanmar-china-border
  8. News - Asia - BEAUTY PAGEANT

    Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen won't return crown unless pageant organisers apologise

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:53pm by AP

    ... Myanmar says she would not return her US$100,000 crown until the pageant’s organisers apologise for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe, the this year Miss Asia Pacific World winner, ... with her bejeweled tiara. May Myat Noe says that she boarded a plane for Myanmar without realising she had been dethroned. Earlier, Hla Nu Tun, who initially acted as her unofficial manager, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583671/dethroned-myanmar-beauty-queen-wont-return-crown-unless-pageant-organisers
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine ... result of the population in Myanmar is 51,419,420. The female population is 1.7 million more than the male population," Immigration Minister Khin Yi said yesterday. The full results, ...

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

    Myanmar's May Myat Noe accused of stealing her beauty contest crown

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Organisers say Myanmar's Miss Asia Pacific World winner was also rude and dishonest Beauty accused of stealing her crown A beauty queen from Myanmar who was stripped of the Miss Asia Pacific title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the US$100,000 jewelled crown, organisers of the South Korea-based pageant said yesterday. Myanmar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581861/myanmars-may-myat-noe-accused-stealing-her-beauty-contest-crown

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