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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... the daughter of Myanmar's independence hero is convinced "that she has been born to rule". The United States lent support to Suu Kyi's efforts last month, saying reform "should ...

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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... 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 ... The country of more than 55 million people remains one of the poorest in the world. Chinese investment far outpaces that of the United States- about US$14 billion compared with about US$243 million. ...

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

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

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

    ... against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday. Two men- a Buddhist and a Muslim- died in riots in the country's second city Mandalay that flared on July 1 after social-media ... left at least 250 people dead and tens of thousands displaced since fighting broke out in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in 2012. Most of the victims have been Muslims. Violence has ...

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

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

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

    ... since fighting first broke out in Rakhine state in 2012. Most of the victims of the violence have been Muslim and clashes have often erupted in response to false rumours or individual criminal ...

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

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

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

    ... state. But the aggression that started on Tuesday night in Mandalay, in central Myanmar, is the worst sectarian violence the country’s second-largest city has faced. The violence has raised fears ...

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

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

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

    ... with recommending amendments opted to retain the section that prevents anyone married to a foreigner or with children of foreign citizenship from becoming head of state, two of the panel members said ...

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

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