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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... army to curtail its power Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, ... back Suu Kyi call for Myanmar charter change "In a democratic country the people's will is important. That is why this is important," Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  3. 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 Obama recently singled out Myanmar as a foreign policy victory- a country that had emerged from decades of military rule and turned toward the West, thanks in part to American diplomacy. ...

    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

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

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

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chaung Tha Aged 12, Min Thu joined Myanmar's notorious army, one of thousands of child recruits who disprove official claims those days are over Terrifying life ... "didn't even know what the guy was saying". This is what he was saying: Min Thu was joining thousands of boys swallowed up over the years by Myanmar's army, one of the country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1371329/lonely-life-myanmars-boy-soldiers
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Armed Chinese men held after alleged killing Eight armed Chinese men have been arrested in Myanmar and are being questioned in prison, the country's Foreign ... and other arms, the English-language Eleven Media Group in Myanmar reported. It added that one of the men arrested, the car's driver, identified as Han Lu Lu, told police they had undergone ...

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

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Yangon Head of violence-wracked region forced to retire as national religion minister also ousted Chief minister out in Myanmar's Rakhine state The chief minister of Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has been embroiled in sectarian violence, has retired and the country's religious affairs minister has been fired. An announcement signed by President Thein Sein ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  8. Infographics - News - MYANMAR

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo and Cedric Sam In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year. Open door to Myanmar's riches In a special report, the South China Morning Post investigates how ethnic Chinese residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1520445/china-myanmar-dragon-doorstep
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar activist’s jailing tied to copper mine protests

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activist's jailing tied to mine protests Myanmar has jailed an activist for two years in connection with protests over a controversial mine project, her lawyer said, despite the regime's pledge to free all political prisoners. Naw Ohn Hla, 49, was convicted on Thursday for public order offences in the town of Monywa, where the Chinese-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300857/activist-myanmar-jailed-over-protests-about-chinese-backed-letpadaung-mine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... of becoming Myanmar's president next year have been dealt a blow, with a parliamentary committee voting not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post. The committee tasked ... Myanmar for 49 years until a nominally civilian government led by retired generals took office in 2011. The committee picked to assess amendments has only two NLD members. Most lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow

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