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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Harassment and imprisonment of journalists, cited as the reason for 'black page' protest, undermines image of nation that recently emerged from a half-century of military rule Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest against recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... as a teacher because of his criminal record. He volunteers as a tutor and, like others jailed for supporting democracy, he awaits the next national election, slated for next year. "The first thing ... years people will forget." At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' People's Forum in Yangon in March, which drew thousands of participants, the prisoners' association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... been farming for decades- the day after President Thein Sein announced on national radio that all of Myanmar's political prisoners had been freed, said Nay Myo Zin, a former military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmese couple tie knot in nation’s first gay wedding ceremony

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmese couple wed in nation's first gay ceremony Dressed in matching traditional national clothes and garlanded with jasmine, a gay couple married ... publicly declaring their relationship. Same-sex relations are criminalised under the nation's colonial-era penal code. While the law is not strictly enforced, activists have long complained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439555/myanmese-couple-tie-knot-nations-first-gay-wedding-ceremony
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million, emerged from a half-century of military rule in 2011. But newfound freedoms of expression that accompanied its transition to democracy have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... was passed unanimously on Tuesday, also urged the United States and the wider international community to press Myanmar to protect ethnic and religious minorities. Myanmar's ambassador ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... to neighbouring China, but President Thein Sein's government ordered it to be suspended in 2011, saying it went "against the will of the people". Now, many in this nation of 60 million ... the dam would displace countless villagers and upset the ecology of one of the country's most vital national resources, the Irrawaddy River. It would also submerge a culturally important site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455772/myanmar-marchers-seek-cancellation-chinese-backed-dam-project
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... with that of US whistle-blower Edward Snowden. “I think even the US government would respond with the same action, concerning national security,” he said. “We will guarantee they get a fair trial.” Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the leading opposition party National League for Democracy, told an audience of journalists and media executives in Yangon last week that they should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories

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