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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dethroned Myanmese beauty queen flees with US$100,000 crown after row with organisers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:50pm by AP

    ... queen has absconded with her US$100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said. May Myat Noe’s photograph was blacked out on the Miss Asia Pacific ... her to the hospital to operate on her breasts,” Kim said, adding that sponsors picked up the US$10,000 tab, as they had for previous winners. “It’s our responsibility,” he said. “If she has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581965/dethroned-myanmese-beauty-queen-flees-us100000-crown-after-row-organisers
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... But numerous efforts to locate it with the help of hi-tech equipment have failed. The latest operation- which is expected to last up to 45 days and cost US$250,000 raised through donations- is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

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

    ... 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 on rights US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the leaders of Myanmar yesterday that improved relations with his country would require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition ...

    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

    ... the former name of Myanmar. “We didn’t know anything about it until the regional commander told us,” he said. The man who hired the men as mercenaries was Peng Jiasheng, the octogenarian leader ...

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

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... are reportedly producing vests and jackets for the company’s Old Navy and Banana Republic brands. They will be ready for sale in the US by this summer, according to a statement released on Saturday by the US Embassy. While Asian nations have long had a strong presence in Myanmar, it’s only in the last few years that companies from North America and Europe have started returning, thanks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527602/gap-be-first-us-retailer-enter-myanmar-market
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon Obama says the country is a success story, but there are signs its reforms are running out of steam Myanmar's new day clouding over US President Barack ... Myanmar's leadership. "We have a moral obligation despite the political benefits" of improving ties, said congressman Joseph Crowley, who has introduced a bill to link additional US aid ...

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

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

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

    ... a tea shop. A crowd of hundreds gathered near the business, hurling stones and abuse. "The violence happened because of hate speech and misinformation spread online," an official from ...

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

    Myanmar bridles at US ethnic strife concerns

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 08:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar issued a rebuke to the United States embassy in Yangon on Saturday after the US raised concerns over continued fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern state of Kachin. The Myanmar foreign ministry accused the US statement, issued on Thursday, of only presenting one side of the bloody conflict, which has continued despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136728/myanmar-bridles-us-ethnic-strife-concerns
  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

    Obama's Myanmar trip 'no threat to Chinese interests'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... A landmark trip by US President Barack Obama to Myanmar this month poses no threat to China's interests in the country, a senior Chinese official from a key border province said yesterday. Obama will become the first US leader to visit Myanmar, the strongest international endorsement of a fragile democratic transition that his administration believes could help counter China's influence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1078964/obamas-myanmar-trip-no-threat-chinese-interests

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