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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon US embassy and human rights groups question Myanmar government policy of housing Rohingya Muslims in detention camps if they fail to call themselves 'Bengali' ... for those who remain displaced by the 2012 violence. The government will start building infrastructure including roads, houses, schools and clinics this month, and hopes to resettle displaced people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608859/rights-groups-condemn-myanmars-rohingya-plan
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With Aung San Suu Kyi barred, party may back ex-general for president

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... would not put up a candidate. "No one is second to Aung San Suu Kyi." Suu Kyi, who spent nearly two decades under house arrest for her efforts to promote democracy, is ineligible ... was under house arrest. Under Myanmar's political system, parliament chooses the president. With a quarter of lower house seats filled by military men, the military-backed USDP is bound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599671/aung-san-suu-kyi-barred-party-may-back-ex-general-president
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. "People admire her principled stands, her willingness to stay under house arrest and all that, but also they see what's happened to her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  6. 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

    ... they lived in the country illegally. The eight men were found guilty of unspecified charges, the Yangon-based publication Weekly Eleven said on its website on Wednesday. Seven of the men were ... borders China, Laos and Thailand. The UWSA leadership had been unaware of the eight men’s presence, spokesman Li Julie told the Shan Herald, a publication based in Thailand. The eight men had ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... the dictatorship it was five years ago, when it allowed no free elections or public dissent. The government has conditionally released hundreds of political prisoners, abolished censorship and permitted ... from their close ties with China and North Korea. The generals released Suu Kyi- who had won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her pro-democracy struggle- from house arrest. By 2011, "the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... constitution specifically to sideline Suu Kyi, who became a global icon for her fight against military rule, most of it from house arrest. Her late husband was British, as are her two sons. Suu Kyi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... in changing the constitution. Suu Kyi spent much of the last 20 years under house arrest, but she has been cosying up to the military since she was elected to parliament in 2012, in hopes of winning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514875/myanmar-democracy-icon-aung-san-suu-kyi-challenges-powerful-army
  10. 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

    ... elders, as he looked at the queue, some boys as young as eight waiting their turn, yokes at their side. "It used to be only paddy fields. Only a few houses. There was enough water for all ... could rely on it year-around. Villagers have only one hour- 4pm to 5pm- to get their water during dry season, to limit its use. They are charged a tiny sum- 10 kyat for each bucket, or 8 Hong ...

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

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