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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again Helpers from Myanmar look set to make a comeback- two months after the nation's government cautioned against sending more workers to Hong Kong in the wake of the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid. A change of heart was signalled by officials in the capital Naypyidaw calling for the Myanmar Overseas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again
  2. News - World

    Aid worker says boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya capsizes off Myanmar; 8 survivors found so far

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 05:02pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aid worker says boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya capsizes off Myanmar; 8 survivors found so far. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346618/aid-worker-says-boat-70-muslim-rohingya-capsizes-myanmar-8-survivors
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said President Thein Sein had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  5. News - World

    Police say Buddhist rioters kill Muslim woman, burn more than 70 homes in western Myanmar

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 06:36pm by AP

    ... THANDWE, Myanmar (AP) — Police say Buddhist rioters kill Muslim woman, burn more than 70 homes in western Myanmar. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322215/police-say-buddhist-rioters-kill-muslim-woman-burn-more-70-homes-western
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... Alex Bookbinder in Yangon and Patrick Boehler in Hong Kong Wolfowitz paid US$75,000 for help in Myanmar Leaked documents show Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying paid former US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for his help with projects in Myanmar. According to a July 22, 2013, remittance notice by the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Wolfowitz received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557390/jimmy-lai-paid-paul-wolfowitz-us75000-help-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  8. Business - China Business - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China's rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China lead under threat as rivals rush to Myanmar Although China remains the biggest foreign investor in Myanmar, investments from other countries are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pariah in the international community. This was demonstrated in the energy and telecommunications sectors, where Myanmar has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556925/chinas-rivals-catching-investment-race-myanmar
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar activist’s jailing tied to copper mine protests

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activist's jailing tied to mine protests Myanmar has jailed an activist for two years in connection with protests over a controversial mine project, her lawyer said, despite the regime's pledge to free all political prisoners. Naw Ohn Hla, 49, was convicted on Thursday for public order offences in the town of Monywa, where the Chinese-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300857/activist-myanmar-jailed-over-protests-about-chinese-backed-letpadaung-mine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... army to curtail its power Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, ... back Suu Kyi call for Myanmar charter change "In a democratic country the people's will is important. That is why this is important," Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power

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