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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory ... “I would like to ask that you do not allow personal feelings to harm the future of the nation,” she added. After being sidelined by Myanmar’s military rulers for two decades, the party ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar work will continue, vows National Endowment for Democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent The US-funded National Endowment for Democracy has played a key role in Myanmar's move towards freedom, but it says there is a long way to go Endowing Myanmar with hope One of the more discreet elements of Myanmar's transformation is the enduring role of the National Endowment for Democracy, the US taxpayer-funded body ...

  3. Business - Companies

    China Mobile eyes Myanmar

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 10:24am by Doug Young

    ... China Mobile's bid with Vodafone for a mobile license in Myanmar stands a 70 per cent chance of success, with more similar bids likely to follow. Dominant Chinese mobile carrier China ... Vodafone (London: VOD) to bid for a mobile license in Myanmar. I'm often quite critical of China Mobile, as I think this cash-rich but lazy company has done little to take advantage of its ...

  4. Business - Companies - CARS

    Myanmar market seen offering bright prospects

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So in Yangon charlotte.so@scmp.com China's Chery Auto is in talks to produce taxis in country where cars are a preferred asset Myanmar market seen offering bright prospects Myanmar may offer a huge opportunity for mainland carmakers seeking to tap into the growing demand for vehicles in one of the poorest countries in Asia. Chery Automobile is talking ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, January 12, 2013

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Shelling in Myanmar prompts deployment Soldiers have been sent to the border with Myanmar amid concern that escalating violence between the neighbouring nation's government and ethnic separatists is spilling over, the Global Times reported yesterday. It said troops were sent to the border between Yunnan province and Myanmar's Kachin state "to understand ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe keen to boost ties with Myanmar

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... with Myanmar Follow @SCMP_News Shinzo Abe arrives in Myanmar today for a three-day visit intended to boost trade between the countries, the first time a Japanese leader will have visited the country ... in Myanmar in October. In January, Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister, pledged to ease the 500 billion yen (HK$37.73 billion) that Myanmar owes Japan and offered to provide an additional 50 billion ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi's plea for unity at first party congress

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Opposition leader in rallying cry to National League for Democracy ahead of 2015 elections Suu Kyi pleads for unity at first party congress Myanmar ... important. We have been strong in the past because of this spirit." Although hugely popular in Myanmar, some experts question whether the NLD is ready to run an impoverished nation whose ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ...  Aung San Suu Kyi’s long-suppressed opposition will hold its first ever party congress on Friday, cementing its new place in Myanmar’s political mainstream as it aims to sweep to power ... decades under the former military dictatorship. “There has not been a party congress like this in Myanmar’s history,” NLD spokesman Nyan Win said. He said the conference, which will draw around ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi vows to bring new blood to party

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 08:29pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday vowed to inject new blood into her party and urged members to rise above petty differences as they elect ... The three-day NLD congress, which opened on Friday, is an important step toward making the party more reflective of its democratic ideals. It is a sign of how far Myanmar has come with political reform ...

  10. News - Asia

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to Hawaii for peace honour

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is flying to Hawaii to accept a peace award. The lawmaker and Nobel Peace laureate will deliver an address ... is a global humanitarian organisation with more than 1.2 million members. Suu Kyi flew out of Myanmar’s main city of Yangon on Thursday. She is also due to visit South Korea to attend the opening ...




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