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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bar on Aung San Suu Kyi presidency to stay for elections

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Constitution preventing opposition leader from running in poll can't be changed in time: speaker Bar on Suu Kyi presidency to stay for elections ... in the capital Naypyidaw, adding it was "impossible to change [the charter] at this time" because of the scope of the likely changes. On Monday the powerful military voiced strong opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643423/bar-suu-kyi-presidency-stay-elections
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Singapore beats China to become top investor in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:54pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok and Hong Kong Change prompted by US companies registering in city state to skirt sanctions, finance deputy says, as foreign investment heads for new high Singapore ... to invest in Myanmar for the first time since 1997, he has continued to block ventures with businesses connected to the country's former junta. In May he extended some sanctions under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1642453/singapore-beats-china-become-top-investor-myanmar
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar faces UN pressure over campaign against Rohingya

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Myanmar faces UN pressure over Rohingya A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims accept ... preferably before world leaders including US President Barack Obama arrive for a regional summit in less than two weeks' time. Myanmar's 1.3 million Rohingya have emerged as a sensitive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1630136/myanmar-faces-un-pressure-over-campaign-against-rohingya
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 06:40pm by AP

    ... where they live without access to adequate health care, education or jobs. Lewa said some Rohingya families had been told new ships had started arriving in neighbouring Thailand, where ... to villagers, some were confined to their villages for weeks at a time for refusing to take part in the "verification" process, while others were beaten or arrested. More recently, dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624442/number-rohingya-muslims-fleeing-myanmar-tops-100000
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... in internment camps would constitute a “crime against humanity”, New York-based Physicians for Human Rights said in a separate statement. “It certainly fits into the government’s decades-long tradition ... before next March when the rainy season begins, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Major-General Tin Aung Chit told the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper this week.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608859/rights-groups-condemn-myanmars-rohingya-plan
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar working to end violence in Rakhine state: foreign minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York He dismisses growing human rights concerns, and tells the world not to jump to conclusions Myanmar seeking peace in Rakhine, says minister Myanmar's foreign minister promised that his country was working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604860/myanmar-working-end-violencein-rakhine-state-foreign-minister
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Become 'Bengali' or we'll detain you: Myanmar's draft plan for Rohingya

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... documents in the widespread violence, or have previously refused to register as "Bengalis", as required by the government under the new plan, because they say the term implies ... be unable to assist. The document says the plan "is a work in progress, with time frames to be adjusted according to the situation on the ground". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1602817/become-bengali-or-well-detain-you-myanmars-draft-plan-rohingya
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... at a later time, according to Eleven Media, a Myanmese newspaper. Hla Nu Tun, who initially acted as her unofficial manager, said Noe and the organisers had disagreed over who should oversee her ... contests until 2012. When Noe was crowned in May, it was seen as a new beginning for young, talented beauties. Following her victory, the organisers said they would arrange singing and video deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581965/dethroned-myanmese-beauty-queen-flees-us100000-crown-after-row-organisers
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... the mysterious bell is a symbol of pride for many in the country. And for the first time, search crews are largely relying on spirituality rather than science to try to find it. Myanmar's ... that mentions the bell was written by an Italian merchant, Gasparo Balbi, who came to Myanmar in the 16th century and wrote that he saw it. And as for the new supernatural search technique? Chit San Win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  10. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... with India. Insurgency groups from India have travelled through Tamu, The Irrawaddy magazine reported. Citing unnamed local government officials, it said this marked the first time armed Chinese had ... the eight were on their way to India. "They want to sell their arms and munitions [to] Indian insurgents," he said.  A report in the state-run New Light of Myanmar however said the men had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison

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