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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army ahead of 2015 polls

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:27am by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... Kyi, who was kept under lock and key until days after the vote, and without her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The 2010 election came as the military relinquished its outright ... to Myanmar and visiting fellow at the Australian National University, said the timing of Friday’s meeting, before Obama’s visit, was highly significant. “Without a doubt this is carefully timed. Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628920/obama-calls-inclusive-and-credible-2015-election-process-myanmar
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar's military leader for first time

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by Reuters

    ... Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) has contested since it won a 1990 vote that the military ignored. The party boycotted the 2010 poll and Suu Kyi was under house arrest at the time. Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628513/aung-san-suu-kyi-meet-myanmars-military-leader-first-time
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

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

    ... That is nearly 10,000 in less than two weeks, one of the biggest upticks yet. Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 50 million, has an estimated 1.3 million Rohingya. Though many of their families ...

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

    Rights groups condemn Myanmar’s Rohingya plan

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

    ... of marginalising and dehumanising the Rohingya,” said Gregory Polling, of the Centre for Strategic International Studies, a Washington-based think-tank. The United States embassy in Yangon said ...

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

    Myanmar working to end violence in Rakhine state: foreign minister

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

    ... 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
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Reuters in Yangon Detention or denial of identity Rohingya's choice Myanmar's national government has drafted a plan that will give about a million members of the persecuted ... village," said Tha Pwint, who also serves on the committee that oversees humanitarian affairs in Rakhine. The plan was drafted at the request of the national government, said Tha Pwint and three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1602817/become-bengali-or-well-detain-you-myanmars-draft-plan-rohingya
  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 in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi, 69, is barred ...

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

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... nationals to work as domestic helpers overseas- will impose the ban until an agreement is reached with Singapore over issues including worker rights and salary. "We have been informed of cases ...

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

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

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

    ... said. Myanmar views the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite many being able to trace their family back for generations in Myanmar. Critics had warned the United Nations ... million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former junta-ruled nation's last survey was held in 1983 and in more recent estimates the government had put the population at around 60 million. ...

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

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... Kerry himself, in remarks to the foreign ministers of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), did not raise the concerns but did say the US wanted to work ... of the United States," Kerry said, noting that Obama looked forward to returning to the country. Recently more than 70 US lawmakers called on the Obama administration to impose sanctions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights

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