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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar: Asia's next growth story?

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN GROFF

    ... Stephen Groff considers the steps to take and the pitfalls to avoid Myanmar is poised to be growing Asia's next big story Just last month, I made my first visit to Myanmar, a place ... by the vibrancy and a palpable sense of change in the air. The country's immense potential is reflected in the Asian Development Bank's most recent analysis, which shows Myanmar has ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar has barred Rohingya from mosques since start of Ramadan

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman Officials in Rakhine state have stopped Muslim minority worshipping since Ramadan began Rohingya barred from mosques Myanmar's security forces barred Muslim ... Rohingyas said. The state has been wracked by clashes between the minority Rohingya and the Buddhist majority Myanmese. "At the start of Ramadan, Nasaka forces [Myanmar's border guards] ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs backed by army said to be razing mosques in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by SHEIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman Mobs reported razing Rohingya mosques Buddhist mobs aided by security forces have been destroying mosques and other Muslim sites in Myanmar's Rakhine state, according to witnesses and activists, amid ethnic unrest involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. Witnesses described soldiers firing into the air last week to ward off Rohingya as a mob tore apart ...

  4. Myanmar must not squander its riches in the rush to grow

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chandran Nair Myanmar faces a tricky future finding a development model that will allow it to alleviate poverty and create an equitable society. As one of the last countries in Asia ... India to Malaysia. Myanmar's opening occurs at a critical time for thinking about routes to development. With the West's reputation undermined by the global financial crisis and its ...

  5. Myanmar pulls plug on dam project

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter What? What has happened? Myanmar has suddenly decided to stop building a series of dams known as the Myitsone project. The project comprises seven dams that would supply 90 ... to lose a lot of that. But, more importantly, it is a shock to Beijing. It could signal that Myanmar is moving away from China's influence. Who? Who is involved? On the one side, there's ...

  6. Spirit and Stone

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Moody monochromatic images of Asia (including Covered Walkway- Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar, left) by American photographer John McDermott. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Aug 11 ...

  7. Bangladesh secretly sending Rohingya back into Myanmar

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Bangladeshi border guards have secretly begun forcing Rohingya refugees back into Myanmar where the Muslim ethnic group faces systematic persecution, ... vessels and cast them adrift. Hundreds died as a result. The apparent Bangladeshi change in policy came after attention was turned on Myanmar's hardline stance against the Rohingya, ...

  8. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... and with nowhere to go, the Rohingya bear witness to the dark side of regional politics. In particular, their tragic stories attest to the challenge posed by Myanmar's military junta. As Amnesty International put it in an open letter issued to regional governments in January, the 'root cause' of this crisis is Myanmar's 'systematic persecution' of its Rohingya minority. ...

  9. Shock and awe in Myanmar's 'diplomacy'

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Myanmar's consul general in Hong Kong to his locally based counterparts and a few local newspapers. In it, he referred to Rohingya boatpeople as not being Myanmese citizens or among ... even jaunty tone, with consul Ye Myint Aung offering his own 'handsome' appearance as the 'typical genuine one of a Myanmar gentleman'. Mr Aung's diplomatic colleagues ...

  10. A rare victory for environmentalists

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the views of local residents and conservationists. The dam project became a key issue for Myanmar as it began to build closer ties with the United States and other Western nations, after previously co-operating with China on development schemes. The perception that Myanmar relies on China might not be correct, says Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a researcher at the Institute of Southeast Asian ...




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