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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... the evacuation of almost all staff. “We... will conduct the census according to international standards.” Khaing Khaing Soe On Saturday, Ye Htut, the presidential spokesman, announced that Rohingya would ... standards, respondents have the right to answer as they see fit. Ethnic minorities, which together make up about 40 per cent of Myanmar’s population, have also expressed concern about the process. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Khin Maung Htwe, who has worked with Ivanoff, said re-orienting the largely illiterate Moken from their deeply rooted lifestyles and occupations to being nature guides or hotel staff would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455037/tourism-threatens-moken-people-myanmars-mergui-archipelago
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... boarded the 10-hour bus to the Pakkoku. “If I make one mistake, they will arrest me.” The lawyer, who currently handles seven political cases, the Unity Journal trial is about the military wanting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories
  8. 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
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... to exist in segregated camps in Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline. But that work is now under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that prompted the government to eject Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from the region. Experts warn that the decision last week to halt MSF's activities in Rakhine sends a chilling message to humanitarian agencies working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439556/myanmar-buddhists-seek-wider-aid-ban-after-msf-barred-rakhine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok MSF reopens clinics, but not in strife-torn Rakhine Myanmar has allowed Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to resume work in parts of the country days after it ordered ... treated victims near the scene of the alleged mass killing. MSF said on Saturday that it had been allowed to resume work in Kashin and Shan states, as well as the Yangon region. "While MSF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438843/medecins-sans-frontieres-reopens-myanmar-clinics-not-rakhine

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