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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... contests until 2012. When Noe was crowned in May, it was seen as a new beginning for young, talented beauties. Following her victory, the organisers said they would arrange singing and video deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581965/dethroned-myanmese-beauty-queen-flees-us100000-crown-after-row-organisers
  2. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the eight were on their way to India. "They want to sell their arms and munitions [to] Indian insurgents," he said.  A report in the state-run New Light of Myanmar however said the men had ... force, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), said that the eight Chinese nationals had trained on its territory. The UWSA controls large swathes of territory in Myanmar’s eastern Shan State, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... that mentions the bell was written by an Italian merchant, Gasparo Balbi, who came to Myanmar in the 16th century and wrote that he saw it. And as for the new supernatural search technique? Chit San Win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mawlamyaing Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the borderlands High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... clashes that have bedevilled the nation for two years. But a police investigation found the woman was paid to fabricate the accusation against the men, the New Light of Myanmar reported. ... was paid New Light of Myanmar report "After a detailed investigation she confessed that she accused the two men because she was paid" to do so by two other people who apparently had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon Obama says the country is a success story, but there are signs its reforms are running out of steam Myanmar's new day clouding over US President Barack ... If Myanmar succeeds, the president told West Point cadets in May, "We will have gained a new partner without having fired a shot". But two years after Obama made a historic visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice Suu Kyi's party youth ready to rise in ranks Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference dedicated to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... it is because of Islam. With the new government we expected good things but we only get bad things," he said. Sectarian clashes have left at least 250 people dead and tens of thousands displaced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... to a report last week in the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar, the row stems from a 2002 decision by the then-ruling junta to hand the property over to national Buddhist authorities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state

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