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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MYANMAR

    Book review: Golden Parasol, by Wendy Law Yone

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by CLAIRE HUIBONHUA

    ... Claire HuiBonHoa Golden Parasol: A Daughter's Memoir of Burma by Wendy Law Yone Chatto & Windus 4.5 stars Claire HuiBonHoa Myanmar's chaotic history, full of coups d'état, human rights violations and civil wars, coupled with its sensiti ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to review disputed constitution

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 07:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s parliament has agreed to review the country’s 2008 constitution, state media said on Saturday, in a tentative step towards amending a document that bars opposition leader A ung San Suu Kyi from the presidency. The report did not detail the elements set for review in the document, which was adopted following a controversial referendum held ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar president Thein Sein backs constitutional amendment

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:42pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... political system can accommodate”. “If this happens, we could lose all the political freedom we have achieved so far,” he said. A parliamentary panel is now reviewing the constitution ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... with the international community and during ethnic minority peace negotiations. Ye Aung, a representative of former political prisoners on the committee in charge of reviewing the status of detained dissidents, ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar committee to ‘grant liberty’ to dissidents

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s leader has set up a committee to review political prisoner cases “to grant them liberty”, state media said Thursday, in a rare direct ... and announced a review of all “politically concerned” cases in November last year. The latest statement referred specifically to “political prisoners” and pledged to define who is a “prisoner ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Activists wary of Myanmar president Thein Sein's bold amnesty pledge

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Sein took power in March 2011. Last November he announced a review of all "politically concerned" cases. The opposition party of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the National ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees around 70 political prisoners

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 04:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... the existence of political prisoners. But hundreds of dissidents have been freed since Thein Sein took power two years ago. Last November he announced a review of all “politically concerned” cases. ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seen as likely to reopen natural-resource deals

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... negotiated with the former government need to be reviewed as the new government enacts new policies and signs on to new international standards, so I don't think anyone is immune ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Speaker Shwe Mann to stand in Myanmar's 2015 presidential poll

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... closer. Shwe Mann told RFA that Myanmar's parliament would soon establish a commission to review the constitution, and would abide by its recommendations, including any that said Nobel ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees dozens of political prisoners in amnesty

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... power in March 2011. The government announced a review of all politically related cases in November last year. "I think the government is releasing prisoners because the EU lifted ...




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