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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns Myanmar's reform process is "stalling", opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, warning the United ... caution at the pace of reforms since the country began emerging in 2011 from almost a half-century of military rule. "There have been times when the United States government has seemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1633102/reform-stalling-myanmar-suu-kyi-warns
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

    ... Jeremy Douglas, the Bangkok-based regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. "We receive official reports that show a mix of drugs, precursor chemicals‎, arms ... force, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), said that the eight Chinese nationals had trained on its territory. The UWSA controls large swathes of territory in Myanmar’s eastern Shan State, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... and the United States before returning to Myanmar in 1988 to form the National League for Democracy. The political party swept to a landslide victory in 1990 but the then-ruling military junta never ... Thousands of Myanmar nationals living in Singapore gave Aung San Suu Kyi an emotional welcome on Sunday as the democracy icon urged them to consider coming home to help rebuild the impoverished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1315929/suu-kyi-urges-myanmar-nationals-singapore-return-home
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... and embrace dialogue with the United States. Unless Obama's diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme evolves into a long-term rapprochement, Myanmar will stand as the only example of a nation to have accepted the call. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498330/obama-warns-against-repression-rohingya-muslims-myanmar
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Samantha Power urges Yangon to prevent religious violence between Buddhists and stateless Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... 12 million households by the time they finish their job on April 10. Their long, complicated survey – a collaboration between the government and the United Nations Population Fund – seeks ... The United Nations did not comment directly but said in a statement on the eve of the count that the world body and international donors had been assured by the government that everyone ...

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

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