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  1. 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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Harassment and imprisonment of journalists, cited as the reason for 'black page' protest, undermines image of nation that recently emerged from a half-century of military rule Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest against recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s ...

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

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Farmers stage protests over land confiscations Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ...

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

    Myanmar says sorry for monks' protest injuries at Monywa mine

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Government apologises to monks for protest injuries Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained in a violent ... the demonstration had a "political" element and that the government was treating the wounded with a "clear conscience". The pre-dawn raid on protest camps at the mine last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1100913/myanmar-says-sorry-monks-protest-injuries-monywa-mine
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Win Tin, Myanmar journalist and opposition leader, dies at 85

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... of protest against military rule. It was widely believed that the military feared Win Tin for his strong intellect, believing he was linked to the country’s former communist party and was advising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1493413/win-tin-myanmar-journalist-and-opposition-leader-dies-85
  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

    ... joke with me. Please don't joke with me," Saw Thet Tun pleaded. It was a common reaction by those who had been imprisoned for protesting against the country's longtime military ... after massive protests against the government. Since President Thein Sein, a former military commander, took office in 2011, ushering in political, economic and social reforms, there have been ...

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

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Protest held after jailing of newspaper journalist who was working on a story about corruption Press freedom outcry over reporter's imprisonment Scores of journalists staged a rare demonstration yesterday in Myanmar's biggest city in protest at a jail term handed down to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption. Wearing black T-shirts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... protested, at times threatening to boycott the count. With tensions soaring, they have in recent days attacked the homes and offices of foreign aid workers who have been helping Muslims, forcing ... in the country would be counted, and all respondents would have the option to self-identify their ethnicity. The British Embassy protested against the government’s decision, saying under international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Cancel Chinese-backed dam project, say marchers Dozens of protesters began a 2,400-kilometre march yesterday to northern Myanmar, calling for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455772/myanmar-marchers-seek-cancellation-chinese-backed-dam-project
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... other data. But the count has threatened to widen the ethnic rifts that sparked deadly violence in the west of the country. Western aid workers have been targeted by angry Buddhist protesters ...

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

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Trouble flares again at copper mine Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who gathered at a roadblock near a Chinese-backed copper mine project ... frequently used by residents from Mogyopyin village to try to disrupt the shipment of supplies to a small "protest camp" set up by Buddhist monks near the mine, said Sandar Thiri, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357287/myanmar-police-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-over-china-backed-mine

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