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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... and summits. Ye Aung, a former prisoner himself and now a member of the government committee, praised the release, but called for the freedom of about 75 political prisoners who remain detained. ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... junta-ruled state has officially only sent domestic helpers- most of whom are women- to Singapore and Hong Kong. The case of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih- whose Hong Kong employer now faces ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... captured imaginations- the prayers, the offerings to nats, or spirits, the vegetarian diets adopted by the diving team in deference to Buddhist principles. Now, the stories grace the local ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... Kyi would not be happy to step aside and allow another NLD candidate to be proposed," said Derek Tonkin, a former British ambassador to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos who is now on the board ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... I noticed when I got out of prison was that we had a new flag," Aung Tin said. "The face has changed, but the military still controls the government. Now, we have the chance to make ... to document what happened… If we don't do it now we may not get a chance again." A government spokesman did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The association has been staging ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... whose two sons are British. Suu Kyi spent nearly two decades locked up under the junta, but now joins former generals in parliament as an MP, thanks to reforms by a quasi-civilian government ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... of its strategic "rebalance" towards Asia. Now, even some of Obama's allies on Capitol Hill have begun to question whether the administration has moved too quickly to embrace ... in the last three years, they're getting to the really hard stuff now," said assistant US secretary of state Tom Malinowski. "That's why there are some acute problems ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Heavily armed Chinese men held in Myanmar over killing in Kokang

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:51pm by Li Jing

    ... or one of the militias currently active in Kokang. The eight, now in a prison in Mandalay, had been charged with immigration offences and a special team was investigating the military training ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... In the last two years, the religious minority has been the target of bloody attacks by Buddhist mobs. Up to 280 people have been killed and another 140,000 forced to flee their homes. Most are now ... the Rohingya to move freely. "The utmost necessity now for the Muslim community in Rakhine," he said, is to have their status verified and regularised, and to obtain a national registration ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... yesterday. He was referring to the Muslim Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, which has been subjected to persecution at the hands of Buddhist nationalists. "The danger now ... or their ethnic identity... then you can actually start seeing conflicts... that could move Myanmar in a very bad direction. "In particular, you have a Muslim minority inside Myanmar right now ...




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