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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    International aid agencies lining the pockets of corrupt elite in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Aid agencies lining the pockets of corrupt elite Staff hired to work with the US government's aid agency in Myanmar are preparing to move out ... since Washington eased economic sanctions two years ago. Meanwhile, Unicef, the UN children's agency, pays US$87,000 a month to the family of Nyunt Tin, one of the most corrupt ministers ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activists in Myanmar kidnap Chinese miners Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    We can't force change to constitution, admits Aung San Suu Kyi's party

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon We can't win on charter, admits Suu Kyi party Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party admitted it cannot win its fight to change a constitutional provision barring her from Myanmar's presidency, as the powerful military signalled strong opposition to such amendments. In a fresh blow to democracy campaigners after authorities ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bar on Aung San Suu Kyi presidency to stay for elections

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Constitution preventing opposition leader from running in poll can't be changed in time: speaker Bar on Suu Kyi presidency to stay for elections Myanmar's parliament speaker said yesterday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be changed before elections ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns Myanmar's reform process is "stalling", opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, warning the United States against over-optimism before a visit by President Barack Obama to the former pariah state. Suu Kyi, who has long looked to the West to bolster her efforts to promote democracy, voiced ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar parliament will consider allowing Suu Kyi to run for presidency

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Way to presidency could be cleared for Suu Kyi Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution- which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president- ahead of crucial elections next year, an official said. Suu Kyi is trying to change key sections of Myanmar's charter ahead of 2015 ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar pledges to release 3,073 prisoners ahead of regional summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... there were six or seven former senior military intelligence officials, but they are not considered political prisoners," said Bo Kyi of the AAPP. Some military intelligence agency officers were ... at that time. "Having a top day with great news. I'm heading to Myingyan to pick up my dad," said his son Myat Swe on his Facebook page, referring to a prison near the central city ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Become 'Bengali' or we'll detain you: Myanmar's draft plan for Rohingya

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... would request the UN's refugee agency, the UNHCR, to "resettle illegal aliens elsewhere". That might leave them facing indefinite detention, Robinson said, as the UNHCR would ...

  10. 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 ...




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