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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

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

    ... exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said yesterday. Chris Lewa, ... arrived from neighbouring Bangladesh generations ago, almost all have been denied citizenship. In the past two years, attacks by Buddhist mobs have left hundreds dead and 140,000 trapped in camps, ...

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

    Helicopter survivor emerges from jungle in remote northern Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Crash survivor emerges from jungle A passenger on board a helicopter which went missing over one of Myanmar's highest mountains has walked into a remote village, saying both pilots also survived but were injured and needed help, organisers of the search said. The helicopter, carrying only three people, disappeared soon after leaving Putao airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1612351/helicopter-survivor-emerges-jungle-remote-northern-myanmar
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... quasi-civilian government that took over in March 2011 from the military. It has attempted to bolster its reformist credentials by releasing prisoners, often shortly before diplomatic meetings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611632/myanmar-pledges-release-3073-prisoners-ahead-regional-summit
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

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

    ... it and other embassies had received a draft of the plan and had provided feedback to the government. “We jointly expressed concern over some components of the draft plan, such as the provision stating ...

    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

    ... trapped in crowded camps since extremist mobs began chasing them from their homes two years ago, killing up to 280 people. Myanmar authorities view the Rohingya, estimated to number 1.3 million, ... Yangon-based Unity journal were sentenced to 10 years of hard prison labour for violating Myanmar's national security for stories about a weapons factory. The magazine published stories in January ...

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

    With Aung San Suu Kyi barred, party may back ex-general for president

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Suu Kyi's party may back ex-general for president Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year's parliamentary election ... for the presidency under the constitution, drafted during military rule, which bars candidates with a foreign child or spouse. Her late husband was British, as are her two sons. Next year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599671/aung-san-suu-kyi-barred-party-may-back-ex-general-president
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... displaced-- mostly Rohingya. "We left these areas so as not to harm stability... Even 30 years ago, not all regions and villages were included in the census because of conflicts," Khin Yi ... and donors in the run-up to the census that the tally had the potential to spark unrest, pointing out controversy over questions of ethnicity and religion in the survey. An eruption of violence just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  9. 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 ...

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

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient disease is far from over. It took six days by plane, boat, motorcycle and bus- plus an arduous ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands

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