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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... Agencies Federation. "The Labour Ministry has temporarily suspended permits for women until the federation signs a memorandum of understanding with [its counterpart in] Singapore." He did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore
  2. 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

    ... World website, the word “dethroned” stamped alongside her name. “She thinks as long as she keeps this crown she’s the winner,” said David Kim, director of media for the South Korea-based ...

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

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

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

    ... 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

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

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

    ... marriage and make it more difficult for people to convert. The monks- backed by a petition signed by thousands of citizens- want non-Buddhist men to convert before marrying Buddhist women or face ...

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

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Du Chee Yar Tan village in northern Rakhine. The UN has said dozens of Rohingya men, women and children were believed to have been killed in January in an attack in that area by Rakhine Buddhists, allegedly aided by police. Reports of the killings have been strongly denied by the government. Chris Lewa, director of the Arakan Project, which campaigns on Rohingya rights, said the MSF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439556/myanmar-buddhists-seek-wider-aid-ban-after-msf-barred-rakhine
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dala, Myanmar Just outside commercial capital, villagers rely on pond for all their water Left behind in Myanmar's boom Every afternoon, the long queues start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It is their only source of clean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Muslim women jailed with hard labour for sparking Myanmar violence

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Jailed with hard labourfor bumping into monk A court in Myanmar has found two Muslim women guilty of sparking a recent outbreak of sectarian violence, one of them by bumping into a novice monk. Myint Thein of the pro-government National Unity Party, who attended the trial, said on Wednesday the two women in the central town of Okkan were convicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265288/two-muslim-women-jailed-hard-labour-sparking-myanmar-violence
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... fill a bucket with fish. But now many Burmese are pursuing the same livelihoods," said Aung San, resting under the trees of Island 115 with about 20 Moken men, women and children. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455037/tourism-threatens-moken-people-myanmars-mergui-archipelago
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... that they were not included among the 33 sub-tribes of the Shan. Khaing Khaing Soe, director of the department of population, was undeterred by rebel threats to deny access to census workers. “We will go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medical aid group MSF suspended by Myanmar

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:48am by AGENCIES

    ... Nations said more than 40 Rohingya may have been killed, but the government has vehemently denied allegations that a Buddhist mob rampaged through a village, killing women and children. It says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437680/medical-aid-group-msf-suspended-myanmar

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