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  1. Welcome intervention

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We Burmese heartily welcome Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar's statement that the United Nations and some countries might intervene in Myanmar's political future ('Malaysia urges Myanmar to free Suu Kyi', July 28). We are helpless under the military boot and our political leader Aung San Suu Kyi is totally pressured by the junta in Yangon. The Burmese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423461/welcome-intervention
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Suu Kyi must ensure Myanmar's reforms continue

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Myanmar mustn'tslacken on reform Not since the release of Nelson Mandela has the emancipation of one person made such a difference. Parallels between Mandela ... former junta leaders who now lead a reformist government- in recognition of efforts to promote political reforms and human rights, and to move Myanmar towards democracy. Suu Kyi has highlighted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1043155/suu-kyi-must-ensure-myanmars-reforms-continue
  3. Xi vows to reinforce ties with Myanmar

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com President-in-waiting Xi Jinping yesterday pledged stronger relations with Myanmar during a visit by its military chief. It was a gesture said by analysts to show ... is to embark on a visit to Myanmar- the first by a US secretary of state in more than 50 years. Xi, China's vice-president and a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986244/xi-vows-reinforce-ties-myanmar
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monk blames Myanmar's military for Rohingya unrest

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... for unrest Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira, who was a top leader of the 2007 "saffron revolution" against Myanmar's junta regime, has blamed the military for the ongoing ethnic unrest ... Expressing his view in a letter, a translation of which appeared on some Myanmar activists' websites this week, he said: "The violence between Rakhines and Rohingya in Arakan state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1031124/monk-blames-myanmars-military-rohingya-unrest
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar needs more reforms and freedom

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Myanmar needs more reforms The economic and political reforms Myanmar's president Thein Sein is spearheading have won praise internationally, but have so far given ... There is widespread optimism in Myanmar's future. The lifting of sanctions by Western governments has prompted an ever-rising tide of overseas investment. It is what the nation needs to put 50 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1016455/myanmar-needs-more-reforms-and-freedom
  6. Myanmar on first steps of a long journey

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The overseas tour by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi augurs well for a more prosperous and open Myanmar. But it would be wrong to attribute the reforms ... as the emergence of democracy. Rather, Myanmar is the Johnny-come-lately, the slow learner who is finally following in the footsteps of Asia's great economies. China's Deng Xiaoping, Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002950/myanmar-first-steps-long-journey
  7. Cautious optimism on Myanmar

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I was surprised when Aung San Suu Kyi was set free after 20 years of house arrest by Myanmar's military government, and then allowed to stand in a by-election to become a member ... by the military government. I think the public in Myanmar should go on strike to win real democracy, and then the West can lift sanctions. I am looking forward to seeing Myanmar building a new democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998066/cautious-optimism-myanmar
  8. Myanmar still has a long way to go

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Those who have hoped for a democratic, free and prosperous Myanmar have been given considerable cheer with the apparent election of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. The result of Sunday's polls are unlikely to be official for some days, but her National League of Democracy party is claiming victory in all but one of the 44 seats it contested. Amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997350/myanmar-still-has-long-way-go
  9. Pressure to deliver in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter in Yangon As Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to move from dissident to backbench MP, it is clear Myanmar's longrepressed politics have changed at a stroke- and voters ... health care is a dream. Being able to vote for Mother Suu is giving us hope, but now she and all the parliamentarians must work to improve our lives. 'Everyone knows Myanmar was once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997205/pressure-deliver-myanmar
  10. Myanmar has a long way to go

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Myanmar's leaders may have the best of reasons to believe that their day in the sun has arrived. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the country, the highest-profile ... But the efforts so far made are only a start and much more has to be done. There is every reason for caution. Despite the changes, doubts remain that Myanmar is really opening up. More than 1,800 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986447/myanmar-has-long-way-go

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