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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's President Thein Sein re-elected as ruling party head

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Ruling party revamps its leadership Myanmar's reformist President Thein Sein was yesterday reappointed head of the ruling party at a key meeting ... order as its nominal head," said independent Myanmar analyst Richard Horsey, speaking of Thein Sein. He said the move might also come as a blessing in disguise for Shwe Mann. "If he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1062714/myanmars-president-thein-sein-re-elected-ruling-party-head
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thein Sein could accept Suu Kyi as Myanmar's president

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the barriers impeding Suu Kyi's route to the residency, as the country heads towards crucial 2015 elections. Myanmar's constitution prohibits those with close foreign relatives from holding ... civilian role. Myanmar's once omnipotent military still holds a key bloc of seats in the country's fledgling parliament that gives it a potential veto over any constitution change. Suu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1051133/thein-sein-could-accept-suu-kyi-myanmars-president
  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan unveils huge aid and loans deal for Myanmar

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Abe writes off old debts and pledges 'all possible assistance' to boost changing nation's economy Japan unveils huge aid deal for Myanmar Follow @SCMP_News Japan yesterday announced a development aid and loan package for Myanmar worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it boosts trade ties with the fast-changing nation seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1246515/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-holds-talks-myanmars-thein-sein
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia eases defence curbs as Myanmar leader visits

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... President Thein Sein on Monday became Myanmar’s first head of state to visit Australia since 1974, winning aid and defence concessions as he reaps new fruits of his liberalisation ... the reforms. “As a close neighbour, Australia will benefit from a more open and prosperous Myanmar that is fully integrated into the region,” said Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the country formerly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1193674/australia-eases-defence-curbs-myanmar-leader-visits
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's leader vows to curb poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Thein Sein vows to curb poverty Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged on Sunday to tackle chronic poverty in the long-isolated nation, whose economy was left ... of this situation,” he said. “Poverty alleviation should be prioritised rather than the wealth of the country at this moment.” Myanmar was once seen as one of Southeast Asia’s brightest economic prospects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1252011/myanmars-leader-vows-curb-poverty
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama praises Myanmar reform but warns on Muslims during Thein Sein meeting

    Posted May 21st 2013, 10:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Myanmar President Thein Sein for his leadership in pushing through startling political reforms, but warned that violence against Muslims must stop. As his guest became the first leader of his country in almost 50 years to visit the White House, Obama praised Myanmar’s journey away from brutal junta rule ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1242597/obama-praises-myanmar-reform-warns-muslims-during-thein-sein-meeting
  7. News - China

    Myanmar’s president says democracy won’t change friendship with China

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:31pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Myanmar’s transition to democracy will not change the country’s traditional friendship with China, Myanmar President Thein Sein was cited as telling Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, amid concerns in China its neighbour could become a US ally. Chinese officials and media have expressed concern Washington’s renewed interest in slowly democratising Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1042992/myanmar%E2%80%99s-president-says-democracy-won%E2%80%99t-change-friendship-china
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon President Thein Sein’s historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of “Myanmar’s Spring” and a further sign that the former pariah’s reforms are irreversible, a senior Myanmar official said. Washington will welcome the former general on Monday in a hugely symbolic reward for sweeping changes since he took power two years ago. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1239688/us-visit-endorses-myanmars-spring-says-thein-sein-aide
  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Human rights issues niggle as US firms eye Myanmar

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon But political uncertainties and government's handling of anti-Muslim violence are bugbears US firms make beeline for Myanmar T-shirts bearing images ... in November when Obama became the first sitting United States president to set foot in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. A return trip to this former pariah state does not seem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1241486/human-rights-issues-niggle-us-firms-eye-myanmar
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Union Solidarity and Development Party to pick new chief

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... chief Myanmar's army-backed ruling party is preparing for a leadership revamp as the dramatic political reforms that it has helped foster threaten to bring an electoral wipeout in 2015. ... to map out a new strategy. The top post has remained vacant since Thein Sein, now 67, stepped down last year to take office as president of Myanmar amid the country's emergence from decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1060541/myanmars-union-solidarity-and-development-party-pick-new-chief

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