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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army ahead of 2015 polls

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:27am by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... – including an opaque legal system, creaking infrastructure and significant poverty levels – that will need to be tackled by any new government after next year’s election.   ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's leader vows to curb poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Thein Sein vows to curb poverty Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged on Sunday to tackle chronic poverty in the long-isolated nation, whose economy was left ... of this situation,” he said. “Poverty alleviation should be prioritised rather than the wealth of the country at this moment.” Myanmar was once seen as one of Southeast Asia’s brightest economic prospects, ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    NGOs in dilemma over rescuing North Korean refugees

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on their own through rebel-held territory to Thailand in order to defect to South Korea after fleeing their poverty-stricken homeland. "We're in a great dilemma over how to rescue them," ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's radical monk calls for boycott of 'Muslim firm' Ooredoo, granted a phone licence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... number at a time when mobile phones are ubiquitous even in the poorest corners of the world. In neighbouring Laos, a country with similar levels of grinding poverty, mobile phone penetration ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seeks IMF programme to aid reforms, clear debt

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:12am by Reuters in Washington

    ... economy and reduce poverty.” Myanmar, also known as Burma, has implemented rapid economic and political reforms since President Thein Sein’s semi-civilian government took over from a long-ruling ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest could destabilise wider region

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 05:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... humanitarian aid to Myanmar, he said, as it did after Cyclone Nargis hit the country in 2008, killing 138,000. “Let’s see what we can do to relieve them from poverty, shortages of food, shelter ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... other criteria of race, ethnicity, religion," said the UN chief in Yangon, Ashok Nigam. With 44 per cent of its population living under the poverty line, Rakhine is the second-poorest state ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Street artist find new outlet for free speech

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... work takes aim at war, poverty and the snobbery of the art world. Aung was hooked after watching Banksy's Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. "I liked his ...



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