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  1. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    'Paper parks': Myanmar habitats where official protection is not worth the paper its written on

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lampi Island Official safeguards mean little for many of the country's wildlife havens The Myanmar parks protected only on paper Off a remote, glimmering beach ... of an illegally felled tree. Nearby, a trap has been set to snare mouse deer. The beach and sea are strewn with plastic, bottles and other human waste. The perilous state of Lampi, Myanmar's only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465869/paper-parks-myanmar-habitats-where-official-protection-not-worth-paper-its
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Farmers stage protests over land confiscations Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: ... been farming for decades- the day after President Thein Sein announced on national radio that all of Myanmar's political prisoners had been freed, said Nay Myo Zin, a former military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Dissidents imprisoned under Myanmar's junta find further struggle after amnesty, haunted by those left inside whose fate they may share again Freed ... junta, said Bo Kyi, joint secretary of Myanmar's Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Yangon. The former military dictatorship began locking up pro-democracy activists in 1988 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Myanmar's reformist government. The committee is charged with overseeing US foreign policy, and the resolution, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Myanmar snub-nosed monkey facing extinction

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm

    ... The recently discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has been bearing the brunt of China’s appetite for timber but a video clip and a new law banning the export of raw logs could give ... discovered in northeastern Myanmar is raising a glimmer of hope that the animal can be brought back from the brink of extinction. This will, however, require Chinese logging companies to respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1457035/myanmar-snub-nosed-monkey-faces-extinction
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The first census since 1983 in Myanmar has been criticised for discriminating against minorities and for excluding ethnic groups including the Rohingya Muslims from the western state of Rakhine Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threatened before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making ... The census is controversial because it opens up the thorny issue of ethnicity and crucially gives the marginalised Muslim Rohingya minority a chance to have their presence in Myanmar validated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... in Myanmar's western Rakhine state yesterday, prompting the evacuation of some staff members. There were no immediate indications anyone was hurt in the violence, which started in the state capital, ... Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million, emerged from a half-century of military rule in 2011. But newfound freedoms of expression that accompanied its transition to democracy have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in the Mergui Archipelago For centuries, the Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui islands have lived in peace and isolation- now their lifestyle is under threat from tourism Paradise found in the 'lost world' Where the Indian Ocean rolls towards Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455037/tourism-threatens-moken-people-myanmars-mergui-archipelago

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