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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres told to leave troubled Myanmar state

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:21pm by AP

    ... for Rohingya, and lacked transparency in its work. He criticised the group over its handling of an attack in the remote northern part of the state last month. The United Nations says more than 40 ... a half-century of military rule. Since then, ethnic tensions have swept Rakhine state, raising concerns from the United States and other members of the international community that the bloodshed could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437266/aid-group-told-leave-troubled-myanmar-state
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    United States lifts sanctions as Congress hails Aung San Suu Kyi

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar's top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago. The move to end ... the centrepiece of our democracy, as an elected member of your parliament," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. But Clinton said a different phase of Suu Kyi's work was just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1041870/united-states-lifts-sanctions-congress-hails-aung-san-suu-kyi
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Sittwe Watchdogs warn first population count in 30 years could stoke violence and suggest scaling back questions on ethnicity amid Rohingya rift Crucial census at risk amid Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  5. 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 ... Rakhine state. Some 140,000 Rohingya have been forced into camps, and tens of thousands have fled by boat. Republican committee chairman Ed Royce said Myanmar could not claim progress on reforms ...

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

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... from the western state of Rakhine Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government ... and Wa states – said they were barring census takers because they worry it will be used for political purposes. Myanmar only recently emerged from a half-century of military rule and self-imposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  7. 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

    ... arrested on criminal charges, such as violating the state secrets act or trespassing. Two have been sentenced to jail. On Monday, Zaw Pe, a 41-year-old video journalist for Democratic Voice ...

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

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

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

    ... prisoners exceeded 2,100. Saw Thet Tun was released with 246 dissidents. Before he was released, officers from Special Branch- the former military intelligence unit- asked Saw Thet Tun about his ...

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

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

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

    ... in Myanmar's western Rakhine state yesterday, prompting the evacuation of some staff members. There were no immediate indications anyone was hurt in the violence, which started in the state capital, ... Borders, one of the biggest lifelines for the displaced, was expelled from Rakhine state in part because its staff included Rohingya. ...

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

    State linked to Myanmar unrest, says UN

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar's human rights said he had received reports of "state involvement" in some of the recent violence between Buddhists ... the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas. "I have received reports of state involvement in some of the acts of violence," Tomas Ojea Quintana said. The military, police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1202780/state-linked-myanmar-unrest-says-un

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