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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes yesterday as sectarian violence again gripped Myanmar's Rakhine state despite a visit by President Thein Sein, officials and residents ... Linthi also was hit by rioters. Both villages are about 17 kilometres from Thandwe. The visit by President Thein Sein to the divided region was his first since sectarian violence broke out more ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Myanmese Buddhists fear violence in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... to run away," said a Myanmese community leader who declined to be named over fear for his safety. The violence is believed to have compelled many Myanmese migrant workers to leave the country. "I can tell you many Myanmese workers are leaving Malaysia. Workers in Myanmar who got visas to come here to work are cancelling them because of the news of this violence," said ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Anti-Muslim violence is opposed by the majority of Buddhist clergy, who in fact are at the forefront of humanitarian aid for victims, they insist The image of Myanmar's Buddhist clergy has undergone a battering in recent months, as saffron-robed monks incite discrimination and violence against Muslim communities. But while monks have been at the forefront of anti-Muslim ...

  4. Why non-violence has failed in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... democracy. The army slaughtered 3,000 of them in the streets of Yangon, and the protesters went very quiet. The emotion that non-violence works on is shame. Most people feel that murdering large ... of an era, however. In other places, against other repressive regimes, non-violence still has a reasonable chance of succeeding. But it never did work in Myanmar. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based ...

  5. Myanmar must be told to stop the violence

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to suppression and violence. There is no place for such behaviour in the 21st century. Myanmar deserves better. ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar lifts emergency order in riot-hit areas

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 07:08pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... as President Thein Sein was wrapping up a European tour that was aimed in part at cleaning up the image of a country wracked by religious violence. Thein Sein reportedly told France 24 TV ... hundreds of homes before marching to a prestigious Islamic school, where they killed 36 teachers and students as police and local officials looked on. The violence - which left a total of 44 people ...

  7. News - China

    Briefs, January 12, 2013

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Shelling in Myanmar prompts deployment Soldiers have been sent to the border with Myanmar amid concern that escalating violence between the neighbouring nation's government and ethnic separatists is spilling over, the Global Times reported yesterday. It said troops were sent to the border between Yunnan province and Myanmar's Kachin state "to understand ...

  8. News - China - MYANMAR

    Kachin rebels say talks a small step towards peace

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... any negotiations should also address their demands for more political rights. Almost a dozen previous rounds of talks have failed to quell the violence. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut said ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi draws rare rancour over Myanmar mine report

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:35am

    ... and playing a tricky balancing act that caused some disappointment among the public and human rights groups. She has been criticised for her reluctance to speak out about violence in Rakhine ...

  10. News - China - MYANMAR

    China to host peace talks to defuse Kachin crisis in Myanmar

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from the violence-torn region, has urged an end to the fighting. "China doesn't want very serious fighting along its border," Aung Kyaw Zaw, an analyst with close ties ...




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