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  1. 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
  2. Journey inspires students to to help transform Myanmar

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Many eyes have turned to Myanmar, watching in amazement as its secretive, authoritarian regime opens up to the world. That includes a group of students at the University of Hong Kong, who through their organisation, Connecting Myanmar, sent students to Myanmar to witness the campaign leading up to the April 1 elections and work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998057/journey-inspires-students-help-transform-myanmar
  3. 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
  4. Myanmar's new dawn

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Aung San Suu Kyi takes a deep breath and pauses to consider her words. Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate is, after all, attempting to answer what has suddenly become a burning question in the minds of her countrymen: is Myanmar really changing? Is it really emerging from the darkness of a military dictatorship to a new dawn of openness and freedom? Speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985505/myanmars-new-dawn
  5. UN is a sideshow in the greater Myanmar game

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar is coming under fire for failing to nudge the country's military rulers in the direction of real political reform. ... junta in Myanmar. Second, on Myanmar's three key immediate neighbours- China, India and Thailand- which are vying for influence in the country. And, third, on the international community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632784/un-sideshow-greater-myanmar-game
  6. Myanmar's neighbours should play greater role

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is Myanmar. Western nations are pressuring the leaders to impose sanctions on the nation's military rulers or throw Myanmar out of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... them, are less conservative in their thinking. Myanmar, they contend, is a threat to the region's stability and ending military rule through implementing a democratic process is essential. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616203/myanmars-neighbours-should-play-greater-role
  7. Cries from Myanmar's darkness

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Buddhist monks, those most pacific of religious people, have marched through the streets of Myanmar's main cities, Yangon and Mandalay, over the past week. They were ... of Myanmar will get an opportunity to enjoy a measure of freedom after 44 years of military repression. But equally important is whether China can show maturity, wisdom and vision by promoting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609672/cries-myanmars-darkness
  8. Myanmar progress won't come easily

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... Ian Holliday At the end of his recent mission to Myanmar, UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari finally registered some success by setting up fresh talks between the junta and opposition leader ... needs to recall how easily hope can be dashed in Myanmar and act accordingly. When individuals around the globe recoiled in horror at the bloody military repression on the streets of Yangon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615435/myanmar-progress-wont-come-easily
  9. Myanmar's monks had US training

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Washington foundation helped clergy, activists protest at junta Monks in Myanmar have been taught how to stage non-violent protests by a US taxpayer-funded foundation. At camps ... Myanmar's exiled pro-democracy groups for the past 10 years. Funding has risen gradually, and amounted to US$3.9 million last year. It is expected to spend a similar amount this year and next. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612322/myanmars-monks-had-us-training
  10. World attention can help rescue Myanmar

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The fast-swelling protest movement for change in Myanmar is reminiscent of the pro-democracy demonstrations two decades ago that ended in a bloody crackdown by the military rulers. ... to democracy has not brought the ideal any nearer. Myanmar is in the grip of a health crisis, with rates of malaria and HIV/Aids among the highest in Asia. Poverty is rife, as are abuses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609201/world-attention-can-help-rescue-myanmar

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