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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Myanmar's reformist government. The committee is charged with overseeing US foreign policy, and the resolution, which ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... with recommending amendments opted to retain the section that prevents anyone married to a foreigner or with children of foreign citizenship from becoming head of state, two of the panel members said ... on the panel are from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which was created from a social movement set up by the former junta. A vote in the bicameral legislature to change ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar’s army to back constitutional reform

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 08:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... in amending the charter, which is currently being debated by a parliamentary panel that includes soldiers. “The tatmadaw must not remain in a dilemma about whether to take part in amending ... pushed through sweeping changes, including welcoming Suu Kyi and her party into parliament following landmark by-elections in 2012. The parliamentary panel is expected to receive reform ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to get bigger slice of profits at China-backed copper mine

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Kyi. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi drew rare criticism from villagers in March after she defended a report by a panel she chaired backing the mine's expansion despite concern about ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US welcomes Myanmar signing nuclear agreement

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 08:36am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Representative Steve Chabot, the republican chairman of a House panel that oversees foreign policy toward East Asia, said the administration has turned a blind eye to congressional concerns. Another ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama's plan to restore military ties with Myanmar 'too soon' for some US lawmakers

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... congressman Steve Chabot, chairman of a House of Representatives panel that oversees policy towards East Asia. "The Burmese military not only maintains control over the civilian structures ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to profit from controversial Chinese-backed mine

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi drew rare criticism from villagers in March after she defended a report by a panel she chaired backing the mine’s expansion despite concern over its ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi voicing impossible dream to be president put leaders on spot

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... for president and I'm quite frank about it," she told a panel. "If I pretended that I didn't want to be president, I wouldn't be honest and I would rather be honest with my ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi draws rare rancour over Myanmar mine report

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:35am

    ... was built on illegally seized land. The country’s most high-profile lawmaker chaired a panel that concluded in a report on Tuesday that a deal agreed between a local joint venture and the former ... recommended better training for police. The panel also recommended greater compensation and return of some farmland to residents and changes to the mine’s expansion plans which residents had said ...




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