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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

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

    ... most feared institutions. The businessman was a broker for army recruiters, paid the standard fee about US$30 and a bag of rice for every person he persuaded to sign up. It did not matter if his recruits had not reached puberty. Over the next four years Min Thu would spend countless days carrying supplies and working on army-owned farms. He saw people die, and much of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1371329/lonely-life-myanmars-boy-soldiers
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

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

    ... years. Aung Tin said he was convicted of being a member of an illegal group, the All Burma Federation of Student Unions. Although he has a university degree in education, he cannot find work ... "If I go back I will be placed in a special, extreme isolation cell." The hour of morning exercise was "the worst kind of punishment", Bo Kyi recalled. Jailers sometimes forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... the government uses for Rohingya, and lacking transparency in its work. He also accused the group of misleading the world about an attack last month in the remote northern part of Rakhine. The United ... to continue to work with the international community to provide humanitarian assistance to communities in need and to ensure unfettered access for humanitarian agencies, in accordance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437680/medical-aid-group-msf-suspended-myanmar
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... worker said. Only eight survivors have been found. The boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early on Sunday, said Abdul Melik, who works for the humanitarian ... carrying at least 70 Rohingya from Ohn Taw Gyi village left at around 3am and broke apart about four hours later. Women, children and babies were among those on board. Family members and friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346646/boat-carrying-70-muslim-rohingya-sinks-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police chief says bombings were aimed at deterring foreign investors

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:09am by AP

    ... the timer to go off within 48 hours, the police chief said. It detonated just before midnight on Monday, injuring a 43-year-old American woman who was visiting the country with her husband and two ... the Karen National Union rebel group at the age of 16 and left five years later in 2008. He started working at a mine where he met a man called "Nato" who convinced him to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1334920/myanmar-police-chief-says-bombings-were-aimed-deterring-foreign-investors
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... nation. The two-hour event, held on the third day of opposition leader Suu Kyi’s first visit to the city-state, saw Myanmar nationals working or studying in the wealthy city-state turn-up ... because it is quite human and natural to make the most of your own life,” she said. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, spent more than two decades studying and working in India, Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1315929/suu-kyi-urges-myanmar-nationals-singapore-return-home
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seen as likely to reopen natural-resource deals

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

    ... to renegotiate billions of dollars of natural-resource deals as it imposes tougher environmental standards and clamps down on corruption, a leading US think tank said. The country's powerful ... said a report released by the society, which has worked closely with the old junta and new government. Chinese firms dominate the foreign presence in Myanmar and could suffer. "Contracts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268837/myanmar-seen-likely-reopen-natural-resource-deals
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar becomes a land of opportunity with political reform

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... and Singapore. Property prices are so out of reach in Yangon that an average citizen would need to work more than 100 years to afford a house in the former capital. In reality, it is impossible ... of foreign investors is creating a chronic shortage of hotel rooms. There are about 8,000 hotel rooms in Yangon, of which just 2,000 meet international standards. A room in the five-star Parkroyal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1205689/myanmar-becomes-land-opportunity-political-reform
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar gets its first investment bank

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 03:54pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... were deeply tempting – but had to return for family reasons. At first she was unhappy, discouraged by the lackluster professional standards of the local auditing firm where she worked. “I ... cent interest a year, down from 18 per cent last year, he said. Mandalay Capital’s five employees work from a bungalow in a residential neighbourhood, rather than an office. Yangon has just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1052315/myanmar-gets-its-first-investment-bank
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    United States lifts sanctions as Congress hails Aung San Suu Kyi

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the sanctions on Myanmar's president, Thein Sein, and parliamentary speaker Thura Shwe Mann came just hours after Suu Kyi had called for US sanctions crippling her impoverished nation to be lifted. ... the centrepiece of our democracy, as an elected member of your parliament," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. But Clinton said a different phase of Suu Kyi's work was just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1041870/united-states-lifts-sanctions-congress-hails-aung-san-suu-kyi

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