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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Samantha Power urges Yangon to prevent religious violence between Buddhists and stateless Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a half-century of military rule. One of the most visible reforms since a new, nominally civilian government came to power in 2011 was a freeing up of the press. But media watchdogs say reporters still ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ... Ma Phyu Phyu, one of the marchers. The project by the China Power Investment would be Myanmar's largest dam by far. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting on alleged chemical weapons factory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:40pm by Reuters

    ... chemical weapons, according to the CPJ. Myanmar's former junta, which handed power to a quasi-civilian government in 2011, has denied accusations that it used chemical weapons against ethnic ...

  5. 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

    ... for president in forthcoming elections Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country’s junta-era constitution, which ... a former general who has won international praise for reforms since he took power in 2011, on Thursday lent his support to constitutional reform in a monthly speech published in state media. He ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ex-Myanmar spy chief Khin Nyunt and his victims re-evaluate their lives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... When he was in power, everyone had to show him respect... now he seems so lonely FORMER POLITICAL PRISONER THAN HTAY The man he sought had been among the country's most feared figures- ... all-powerful spymaster that he was among those jailed for dissent against the junta in the 1990s. Khin Nyunt brushed aside that messy history and reached out to shake Than Htay's hand. "What ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar president Thein Sein backs constitutional amendment

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

    ... The charter change issue is rising to the fore as Myanmar prepares for key next year parliamentary elections, seen as a definitive test of whether the military is willing to loosen its grip on power ... Myanmar’s leader said he had “tried to promote harmony” while in power, but warned that the country risked a political impasse if the demands of the people “are larger than what the current ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... Prisoners in Myanmar. The organisation says another 230 people still face charges over their political activities. During the military’s final years in power, as many as 2,500 people, including ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... generals still wield immense political power, the government craves international respectability. Political prisoners have been freed, censorship has been abolished and, the government promises, ... to analysts, with at least 400,000 soldiers. It has grown immensely since a failed 1988 pro-democracy uprising against military rule. While top generals have turned their power into immense wealth, ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

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

    ... international praise and the removal of most Western sanctions for reforms since he took power in 2011. He announced during his first visit to London in July there would be “no prisoners of conscience ...




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