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Thein Sein

Myanmar's leader vows to curb poverty

Myanmar President Thein Sein pledged on Sunday to tackle chronic poverty in the long-isolated nation, whose economy was left in tatters by decades of harsh junta rule.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 3:21am

Japan unveils huge aid and loans deal for Myanmar

Japan yesterday announced a development aid and loan package for Myanmar worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it boosts trade ties with the fast-changing nation seen as a key regional emerging market.

27 May 2013 - 4:08am

Obama praises Myanmar reform but warns on Muslims during Thein Sein meeting

US President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Myanmar President Thein Sein for his leadership in pushing through startling political reforms, but warned that violence against Muslims must stop.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Human rights issues niggle as US firms eye Myanmar

T-shirts bearing images of President Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, hang side by side in the shops just off busy Kabar Aye Pagoda Road in Yangon. It is a reminder of the history made in November when Obama became the first sitting United States president to set foot in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

Who said it?

If no one has the courage to stand up for what he thinks is right, then nothing will happen, nothing will change

Michael Vidler, lawyer for transsexual woman W

 

The exciting thing about Eurovision is you never know what's going to happen

Emmelie de Forest, the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest

 

20 May 2013 - 1:52am

US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide

President Thein Sein’s historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of “Myanmar’s Spring” and a further sign that the former pariah’s reforms are irreversible, a senior Myanmar official said.

17 May 2013 - 12:39pm

President Xi Jinping holds summit with Myanmar President Thein Sein

A summit between President Xi Jinping and his Myanmese counterpart, Thein Sein, signalled both nations' desire to revive their strategic partnership, which had cooled since the civilian government came to power, according to a Chinese expert on the Southeast Asian nation.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Talking points

President Xi Jinping welcomes leaders from two of Southeast Asian neighbours for talks in Beijing. Myanmar's President Thein Sein and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's prime minister, are both due in the capital.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Myanmar president rejects religious extremism

Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday vowed a tough response to religious extremists after a wave of deadly Buddhist-Muslim violence in the former army-ruled nation.

At least 40 people have been killed and mosques burned in several towns in central Myanmar since fresh sectarian strife erupted on March 20, prompting the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas.

28 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm

Australia eases defence curbs as Myanmar leader visits

President Thein Sein on Monday became Myanmar’s first head of state to visit Australia since 1974, winning aid and defence concessions as he reaps new fruits of his liberalisation policies.

As the once pariah country approaches the second anniversary of a quasi-civilian regime led by the ex-general taking power, Canberra said it was increasing its support to recognise the reforms.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:29pm

Myanmar government and Kachin rebels renew talks

Myanmar’s government met Kachin rebels for renewed peace talks in China on Monday, an analyst said, as the rivals seek to resolve a festering ethnic conflict that has undermined reforms.

11 Mar 2013 - 11:11pm

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi keeps door open to US and China

Stronger ties with the United States, which is keen to increase its political influence in Asia, should not be considered a challenge to Myanmar’s long-time relationship with China, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 21, 2013

Myanmar's president said he wanted peace talks with all ethnic rebel groups in the country, but government troops again attacked rebel positions in Kachin state in the northeast despite his order to cease fire, rebels and a local source said. President Thein Sein had issued the ceasefire order on Friday to troops in the La Ja Yang area of Kachin near the border with China, where fighting has been fierce.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:26am

Three civilians dead in Myanmar attack on Kachin base

Kachin rebels on Monday said three civilians were killed and six wounded in the first attack by Myanmar forces on their northern stronghold, as fighting escalates in the country’s last active civil war.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Myanmar army, rebels trade claims over helicopter crash

Myanmar’s state media said on Sunday three army personnel were killed when a helicopter crashed in conflict-torn northern Kachin state, rebutting rebel claims that the aircraft had been shot down.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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