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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Thandwe

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thandwe Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar’s most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state’s fluid ... at upmarket resorts seemingly oblivious to the violence. French holidaymaker Lambert Demoulin said he had seen news reports of previous unrest and was “a bit worried” but had decided to visit the area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1326345/myanmar-unrest-raises-stakes-tourist-industry
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore During a visit to Singapore Noble Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi urged Myanmese expatriates to return and help build the future in their homeland Thousands of Myanmar nationals living in Singapore gave Aung San Suu Kyi an emotional welcome on Sunday as the democracy icon urged them to consider coming home to help rebuild the impoverished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1315929/suu-kyi-urges-myanmar-nationals-singapore-return-home
  3. 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

    ... in a statement. Aid agencies were forced to halt operations in Rakhine late last month when hundreds of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists destroyed staff homes, offices and warehouses as well as boats used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's 'tallest man' seeks medical aid in Singapore

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 01:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Win Zaw Oo, who is 233cm tall, is to undergo surgery for tumour “Big Zaw” has known he was different since a teenage growth spurt sent him soaring above his neighbours in a remote Myanmar village. Now at seven foot eight inches he is believed to be the country’s tallest man, and a recent rise to fame means he can finally seek treatment abroad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297113/myanmars-tallest-man-seeks-medical-aid-singapore
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar floods leave 33,000 in camps and three dead

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 02:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in relief camps in eastern Myanmar after flash floods swept the region leaving three dead, state media said on Friday, warning of more heavy rain to come. Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State after monsoon floods that also caused three deaths and left another person missing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293825/myanmar-floods-leave-33000-camps-and-three-dead
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... reporter and also to oppose the recent harassment of journalists.” Daily Eleven editor Wai Phyo In the last four months, at least six journalists and a chief executive of a news journal have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1475816/myanmar-newspapers-print-black-covers-protest-against-sentencing-reporters
  7. 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 plast ...

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

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... prisoners in a jail of the mind On October 12, 2011, a guard approached the cell of prisoner 7021/C, and said, "I have good news brother. You have been ordered released." Saw Thet Tun ... service for torture victims funded by the US Agency for International Development. Victims had been neglected and forgotten, he said. A January vigil to commemorate dissidents who died in prison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... a party source told news agency AFP. Hundreds of NLD members have gathered in Yangon for the conference in a display of political strength that would have been unthinkable under the junta. ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1187542/myanmar-opposition-reappoints-aung-san-suu-kyi-party-leader
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Thein Sein faces growing criticism, most recently over its expulsion from Rakhine state of the aid agency Doctors Without Borders. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims

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