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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... will give up their positions," Suu Kyi said in the opening address. "You need to consider how these elders have struggled for a long time to ensure the survival of the NLD." Younger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

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

    ... 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
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama warns against repression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... and embrace dialogue with the United States. Unless Obama's diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme evolves into a long-term rapprochement, Myanmar will stand as the only example ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498330/obama-warns-against-repression-rohingya-muslims-myanmar
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Watch: Long time Myanmar democracy activist dies Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and the nation's longest-serving ... the following year in the wake of a student-led pro-democracy uprising. He reiterated his support for party leader Suu Kyi in the days before he died, according to his long-time assistant Yar Zar. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1493413/win-tin-myanmar-journalist-and-opposition-leader-dies-85
  5. 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

    ... to transport supplies. Aid groups have long drawn the ire of some Rakhine Buddhists who accuse them of favouring the Rohingya. Humanitarian groups reject accusations of bias toward Muslims and many ...

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

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

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

    ... denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya”. And administrators in some parts of the country – including rebel controlled areas in Kachin ... 12 million households by the time they finish their job on April 10. Their long, complicated survey – a collaboration between the government and the United Nations Population Fund – seeks ...

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

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... given voice to religious hatred, causing violence that has left up to 280 people dead and 140,000 homeless. Most of the victims have been members of the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

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

    ... that have befallen many once-pristine seascapes. As the world closes in, the long-exploited Moken are rapidly diminishing in numbers and losing the occupations that sustained them for generations. ... negotiation. A long jetty and two helicopter pads have been built and nine bungalows are under construction on the stunning but rather unhappily named Chin Kite Kyunn- Mosquito Bite Island. ...

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

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... room. “As long as [journalists] are not free, they have no duty to be responsible,” he said. The next hearing is scheduled for coming March 31. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories

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