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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... junta-ruled state has officially only sent domestic helpers- most of whom are women- to Singapore and Hong Kong. The case of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih- whose Hong Kong employer now faces ...

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

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

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

    ... including breakdowns by religion and ethnicity, will be released in May. About 1.2 million people were missed out of the census in parts of western Rakhine state and conflict-torn Kachin and Karen states, according to Khine Khine Soe, an immigration ministry director. She said the 60 million population estimate was based on the 1983 census and an earlier population growth rate, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

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

    ... 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 ... Associated Press in Naypyidaw US secretary of state warns Myanmar that worrying signs of growing religious intolerance, other shortfalls could slow easing of sanctions Kerry urges progress ...

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

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Myanmar's reform has been rapid under President Thein Sein, a former military commander whose changes since 2011 have helped persuade Europe and the United States to roll back crippling sanctions. ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  7. 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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1563392/myanmar-sentences-eight-chinese-militants-lengthy-prison
  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 of Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has been embroiled in sectarian violence, has retired and the country's religious affairs minister has been fired. An announcement signed by President Thein Sein ...

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

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She also visited the northern state of Kachin, where more than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting between ethnic-minority rebels and the government erupted in June 2011, ending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps

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