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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... of my life," he said. A funeral for the dead Muslim man, a bicycle shop owner, was held on Thursday, hours after he was killed while on his way to attend early morning prayers. Kari Hasan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... to work to win a landslide," she said. "[But] the more important thing is we need to think about the next generation. The youth nowadays will also have to think about the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... that held cat-and-mouse chases with police for several hours. Rioters threw stones at a mosque, causing minor damage to its exterior and front doors, and others ransacked a few Muslim-owned shops. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... is in Myanmar on a working visit. "We citizens do not accept what happened. We ask for their immediate release," said construction worker Aung Khin, 56, outside the court. According ...

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

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

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

    ... at a ceremony attended by the US ambassador. “By entering Myanmar, we hope to help accelerate economic and social growth in the country, and build on our track record of improving working conditions ... at one of the factories, bringing the total number of workers to around 2,000 at each site. Gap said in a statement that it was working with US Agency for International Development, CARE ...

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

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activists in Myanmar kidnap Chinese miners Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1515582/two-chinese-mine-workers-kidnapped-myanmar
  7. 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

    ... his career as a journalist working as a night editor at the Agence France-Presse bureau in Yangon in the early 1950s soon after Myanmar won its independence from British colonial rule. After ...

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

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... could rely on it year-around. Villagers have only one hour- 4pm to 5pm- to get their water during dry season, to limit its use. They are charged a tiny sum- 10 kyat for each bucket, or 8 Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  9. 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
  10. 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

    ... Eleven, working on a story about corruption, was given a 3-month prison sentence for trespassing, using abusive language and defamation. In February, four reporters and the chief executive ... in the country,” said Benjamin Ismaol, the head of the group’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It is unacceptable that local officials can obstruct a journalist’s work and have him sentenced to imprisonment just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters

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