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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... system in a country that highly values respect for elders. "I can guess that some youths might have in their mind that it's their turn to take their places, wondering whether the elders ...

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

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

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

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... violence since 2012 that has left up to 280 people dead and another 140,000 homeless, most of them Muslims attacked by extremist Buddhists. Most of the violence has taken place in western Rakhine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Obama warns against repression of Muslims US President Barack Obama has warned that ethnic and religious conflicts could move Myanmar in a "very bad direction". He praised the "courageous process" of political reform taking place in a country formerly led by a military junta, but warned that democratisation after years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498330/obama-warns-against-repression-rohingya-muslims-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... in the country,” said Benjamin Ismaol, the head of the group’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It is unacceptable that local officials can obstruct a journalist’s work and have him sentenced to imprisonment just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... the benefits. Even places like Dala township- just a 20-minute boat ride from Yangon- have so far been left out. Authorities tell residents that maybe next year the government will start installing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... Commission. "Despite the extensive political changes taking place in Burma, many old habits are continuing under new guises," the regional watchdog added. Authorities released Htin Kyaw ...

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

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

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

    ... "If I go back I will be placed in a special, extreme isolation cell." The hour of morning exercise was "the worst kind of punishment", Bo Kyi recalled. Jailers sometimes forced ...

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

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438843/medecins-sans-frontieres-reopens-myanmar-clinics-not-rakhine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... Rohingya, who make up 90 per cent of the population in northern Rakhine. It is the only place where the religious minority is in the majority. A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407707/buddhist-mob-may-have-killed-dozen-muslims-myanmar-rights-group

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