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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

    ... nationals to work as domestic helpers overseas- will impose the ban until an agreement is reached with Singapore over issues including worker rights and salary. "We have been informed of cases ...

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

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... on rights US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the leaders of Myanmar yesterday that improved relations with his country would require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition and a halt to what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights. After hailing the decision to end decades of direct military rule that resulted in the easing of some US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... the deputy minister of information, said the president had exercised his right to accept the resignations but he also hinted that the president wanted the two out of his team. "Just like a coach of a football team, he has the right to change both the players and the game plan depending on the results so far to improve the performance of his team in the remaining time," Ye Htut said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

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

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said 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 ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... conditions prompted Tomas Ojea Quintana, a former UN special rapporteur for human rights, to say in April that there is an "element of genocide" in the Rohingyas' plight. The setbacks ... to human rights reforms. "We're for having a relationship with Burma [Myanmar], but only if they respect human rights and the rule of law." To be sure, Myanmar is no longer ...

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

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

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

    ... Associated Press in New York UN envoy calls for Rohingya rights The top UN envoy on Myanmar said the most pressing priority for Muslims in violence-torn Rakhine state, who are considered ... considers the Rohingya Muslims to be immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship and related rights, although many were born to families who arrived in the country generations ago. ...

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

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... to be immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship and related rights, even though many were born to families who arrived in the country generations ago. Meanwhile, a senior British monk stripped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist villagers are suspected of having carried out the attack Myanmarmob killed 12 Muslims,says group A Buddhist mob rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a villager and a rights group reported yesterday, saying that more than a dozen people may have been killed. A government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407707/buddhist-mob-may-have-killed-dozen-muslims-myanmar-rights-group
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

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

    ... or their ethnic identity... then you can actually start seeing conflicts... that could move Myanmar in a very bad direction. "In particular, you have a Muslim minority inside Myanmar right now 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
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

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

    ... 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 ... not obtain a permit before holding a public demonstration, he said. Farmers' rights activist Htin Kyaw, a former political prisoner, was jailed twice last year after he organised a protest ...

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

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