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  1. Kagome cultivates healthy, innovative flavours for Asian palates

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:20pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... from making nutritious products, to supporting local farmers and imparting know-how to agriculture-oriented countries such as Myanmar and India," Nishi says. "Kagome will grow only ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... in northwestern Myanmar, injuring seven, a lawmaker said yesterday. Nine officers also were hurt, a monk said, when villagers retaliated with slingshots. The incident occurred near the Letpadaung mine ... of the monks. The Letpadaung mine- a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper- drew international attention one year ago when police ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

    ... asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Police in the northern Malaysian states of Penang and Kedah have conducted several raids on the houses in recent months, including an operation ... stateless Muslims from western Myanmar, where clashes with majority Buddhists since the middle of 2012 have killed hundreds and forced about 140,000 into squalid camps. Many of the tens of thousands ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok MSF reopens clinics, but not in strife-torn Rakhine Myanmar has allowed Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to resume work in parts of the country days after it ordered ... of the state in January. Myanmar's government denies that any massacre took place. Government spokesman Ye Htut accused MSF, in comments to media on Friday, of falsely reporting that it had ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... "What next? If the Rakhine nationalists think they can kick people out, if they have a success with MSF, they will move on to the next target," he said. MSF, which has operated in Myanmar ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Yangon Yangon shuts down MSF in shock move Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said yesterday the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities ... to receive the treatment they needed," the group said. Myanmar's presidential spokesman Ye Htut had criticised MSF in the Myanmar Freedom newspaper for hiring "Bengalis", the term ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres told to leave troubled Myanmar state

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Myanmar’s government wants Medecins Sans Frontieres to leave Rakhine state over perceived bias in favour of Rohingya Muslim minority Myanmar’s government said ... the Myanmar Freedom newspaper that the group’s contract in Rakhine state would not be extended. He was quoted as saying that the aid group had hired “Bengalis”, the term the government uses ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:19pm by undefined

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Clashes between the Kachin Independence Army and Myanmar government forces are cause for concern, UN's Ashok Nigam says 'Civilians trapped' by new Kachin fighting The United Nations has expressed serious concern for hundreds of Myanmar civilians, many of them children, trapped in a conflict zone in northern Kachin state amid renewed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... Phila Siu and Joanna Chiu 19 domestic workers report for duty, keen to make money after theypay off a HK$16,000 bill and undeterred by reports of abuse First maids from Myanmar arrive full of high hopes The first group of maids hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, pronouncing themselves happy and excited to be in the city but saddled with a HK$16,000 agency debt ...




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