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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former junta-ruled nation's last survey was held in 1983 and in more recent estimates the government had put the population at around 60 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  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

    ... been on the run after committing a murder in Kokang, a largely autonomous area on Myanmar’s border with China predominately populated by ethnic Chinese. On Wednesday, Myanmar’s largest guerilla ...

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

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

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

    ... of repression brought its own perils. "Myanmar won't succeed if the Muslim population is oppressed," Obama said at a town hall-style meeting during a visit to Muslim-majority Malaysia ... that the broader population has historically looked down upon and whose rights are not fully being protected," he said. Buddhist-dominated Myanmar has been by plagued by religious unrest in recent ...

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

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

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

    ... of Rakhine's Muslim population remains unaddressed despite many promises by government authorities for early action to provide temporary identity certificates, register new births, and allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502936/un-envoy-says-rohingya-must-get-citizenship-rights-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... The Guardian in Sittwe Watchdogs warn first population count in 30 years could stoke violence and suggest scaling back questions on ethnicity amid Rohingya rift Crucial census at risk amid ... conditions impossible for counters. The government is planning a 12-day marathon operation from tomorrow in which 100,000 teachers will fan out across the country to count the population and tally ...

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

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... 12 million households by the time they finish their job on April 10. Their long, complicated survey – a collaboration between the government and the United Nations Population Fund – seeks ... standards, respondents have the right to answer as they see fit. Ethnic minorities, which together make up about 40 per cent of Myanmar’s population, have also expressed concern about the process. ...

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

    ... pipes so that water can be delivered straight to their homes. The water shortages began with a population boom in the 1980s, with the number of inhabitants jumping from a few dozen to more than ...

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

    Rakhine state Rohingya face two-child limit on family size

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Rules to slow growth of minority population come as anti-Muslim feeling spreads nationwide Rohingya face limits on family size Authorities in Myanmar's ... the highest Muslim populations in the state. Buthidaung and Maundaw townships are about 95 per cent Muslim. The measure was enacted a week ago after a government-appointed commission investigating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1246107/rakhine-state-rohingya-face-two-child-limit-family-size
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Evidence of Buddhist massacre of Muslims in Myanmar mounts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:36am by AP

    ... to more than 280, most of them Muslims. Another 250,000 people have fled their homes. Northern Rakhine- home to 80 per-cent of the country's long-persecuted Muslim Rohingya population- runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1412185/evidence-buddhist-massacre-muslims-myanmar-mounts

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