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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... of democracy veterans touts its moral authority in the former army-run nation. The petition, which was launched in May, had gathered around three million signatures by early this month. Watch: Millions ... National League for Democracy party, said. The campaign, which ended yesterday, is focused on altering a provision that ensures the military has a veto on any amendment to the junta-era charter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... clashes that have bedevilled the nation for two years. But a police investigation found the woman was paid to fabricate the accusation against the men, the New Light of Myanmar reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... to the Southeast Asian nation, the achievement is in jeopardy. Myanmar's government has cracked down on the media. The parliament is considering laws that could restrict religious freedom. And revered ... and legitimate fears about prospects for full success." From 1962 onwards, Myanmar was ruled by secretive, brutal military regimes. The United States imposed stiff economic sanctions after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... youth wing yesterday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded after a bloody crackdown on a failed popular uprising in 1988, is preparing for key ... of becoming president and has campaigned vigorously- but so far unsuccessfully- to amend a constitutional rule barring her from the role as her two sons are foreign nationals. "We will have ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

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

    ... second-largest city was put under curfew yesterday after two people were killed in the latest outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence to convulse the former junta-ruled nation. Dozens of armed police were ... at mosques and shouting abuses and singing the national anthem to taunt the Muslim people.” Muslim politician Win Mya Mya The second fatality was a Buddhist, according to a police officer who spoke ...

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

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

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

    ... leaving one Buddhist and one Muslim dead. It was the latest in a string of deadly religious clashes that have plagued the former junta-run nation for two years, prompting warnings ...

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

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

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

    ... Agencies in Yangon Head of violence-wracked region forced to retire as national religion minister also ousted Chief minister out in Myanmar's Rakhine state The chief minister ... to a report last week in the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar, the row stems from a 2002 decision by the then-ruling junta to hand the property over to national Buddhist authorities. ...

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

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been pushing for constitutional change ahead of next year's election, mainly to reduce the political clout of the military, which ruled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

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

    ... by the US Embassy. While Asian nations have long had a strong presence in Myanmar, it’s only in the last few years that companies from North America and Europe have started returning, thanks ...

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

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