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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... there were six or seven former senior military intelligence officials, but they are not considered political prisoners," said Bo Kyi of the AAPP. Some military intelligence agency officers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611632/myanmar-pledges-release-3073-prisoners-ahead-regional-summit
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar working to end violence in Rakhine state: foreign minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York He dismisses growing human rights concerns, and tells the world not to jump to conclusions Myanmar seeking peace in Rakhine, says minister Myanmar's foreign minister promised that his country was working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604860/myanmar-working-end-violencein-rakhine-state-foreign-minister
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... World website, the word “dethroned” stamped alongside her name. “She thinks as long as she keeps this crown she’s the winner,” said David Kim, director of media for the South Korea-based ... and world-class models. It was decided that Noe’s breasts were too small and could hold her back, and she accepted an offer of enhancements, he said. “We thought she should be more beautiful … so we sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581965/dethroned-myanmese-beauty-queen-flees-us100000-crown-after-row-organisers
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... what other salvage crews had not: the world's largest copper bell, believed to have been lying beneath the riverbed for more than four centuries. Weighing an estimated 270 tonnes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... areas," Saw Hsar Mu Lar said. "We have to tell the world that it's not finished yet." Leprosy is one of the oldest- and most feared- diseases. It affects the skin and deadens ... and modern medicine is able to cure patients relatively quickly. But Myanmar has one of the world's least developed medical systems, with government funding consistently among the lowest of any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... since she's become the world celebrity," said Taylor, author of The State in Myanmar. "Living the life of Riley and travelling the world, skipping parliamentary sessions when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  7. 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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to lengthy prison terms for transporting an arsenal of firearms and hand grenades while 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 ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... The country of more than 55 million people remains one of the poorest in the world. Chinese investment far outpaces that of the United States- about US$14 billion compared with about US$243 million. ...

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

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... and building local capacity in garment factories around the world.” Gap – which will produce its garments at factories owned by a South Korean company – told The Myanmar Times that the plant would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527602/gap-be-first-us-retailer-enter-myanmar-market
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

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

    ... "We are so sad to have lost him- it is like the world has been lost," he said. "But we have many things to do. We will continue as he asked and will follow his way ... still in jail and to show the world that his country was still not truly free. "Although I was released five years ago, I feel like I'm still in prison," he said. Win Tin began ...

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

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