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Myanmar – Google News

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AFF Suzuki Cup: Myanmar vs Singapore live updates – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

AFF Suzuki Cup: Myanmar vs Singapore live updates
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: It is an emotional return for Myanmar coach Raddy Avramovic as he faces Singapore in their second Group B match of the AFF Suzuki Cup. Raddy has said that Singapore are the ones under pressure, not Myanmar, but Lions coach Bernd …
AFF 2014 PREDICTIONS: Myanmar – SingaporeGoal.com
Football: Honours even as Malaysia and Myanmar start AFF Suzuki Cup campaignThe Straits Times
AFF Suzuki Cup analysis: Malaysia 0 Myanmar 0FourFourTwo Singapore
The Malaysian Insider -The Star Online
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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:48 am

Bangladesh proposes interning, repatriating up to 270K Rohingya to Myanmar – Al Jazeera America


Bangladesh proposes interning, repatriating up to 270K Rohingya to Myanmar
Al Jazeera America
TEKNAF, Bangladesh — Bangladesh has outlined proposals to intern thousands of undocumented Rohingya before repatriation to Myanmar, which they fled because of targeted violence and systematic discrimination, an official Foreign Ministry document …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 6:09 am

Garuda, Myanmar Air ink code-share deal – Jakarta Post


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Garuda, Myanmar Air ink code-share deal
Jakarta Post
With the code-share agreement, which was signed on Tuesday by Garuda Indonesia's executive vice president of sales and marketing Erik Meijer and Myanmar Airways International's managing director Si Thu, the carriers will connect Jakarta and Yangon via …
Garuda Indonesia signs code share agreement with Myanmar Airways.4Hoteliers
Garuda Indonesia and Myanmar Airways to CodeshareASIATravelTips.com
Codeshare with Garuda aimed to boost regional trafficThe Nation

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 4:10 am

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution – Reuters


Reuters

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution
Reuters
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country's top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her …
Myanmar's Parliament Calls for Urgent High-Level Talks on Charter ChangeRadio Free Asia
Myanmar lawmakers vote for talks on junta-era frameworkwww.worldbulletin.net

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 3:20 am

EU bets big on Myanmar social, political development – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

EU bets big on Myanmar social, political development
Bangkok Post
Traders and investors look at Myanmar as a new business frontier following the country's end of military rule, elections in 2010 and reforms in 2011. Trade and investment are dominated by China and Thailand with western countries are moving in to tap

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:18 pm

Trekking joys in Myanmar’s hill country – Stuff.co.nz


Stuff.co.nz

Trekking joys in Myanmar's hill country
Stuff.co.nz
"Hands down, the best thing I did in Myanmar was a trek" was what I kept reading on travel blogs while doing research for our trip to Myanmar. We were keen to do something a bit different on this trip, so it was settled – we were going to do a three

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:54 pm

Myanmar helped ease tensions at ASEAN summit: Minister – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

Myanmar helped ease tensions at ASEAN summit: Minister
Channel News Asia
YANGON: Myanmar's Information Minister said on Tuesday (Nov 25) the country has played a pivotal role in helping to ease tensions in the South China Sea during the ASEAN summit. He has also defended the government's handling of the Rohingya issue.
The South China Sea Disputes: Singapore As An 'Honest Broker'? – AnalysisEurasia Review

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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 3:38 pm

Myanmar’s Jade Curse – Aljazeera.com


Myanmar's Jade Curse
Aljazeera.com
Most of Myanmar's raw jade enters a murky black market. Its official revenue from jade exports over from 2011 to 2014 was $1.3bn. But Harvard University's Ash Center estimates total jade sales – including through unofficial channels – were $8bn in 2011 …

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 2:31 pm

UN calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protection – Reuters


Deutsche Welle

UN calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protection
Reuters
A resolution passed the U.N. General Assembly committee dealing with human rights welcomed positive steps in political and economic reform in Myanmar but reiterated serious concerns about violence and other discrimination against the Rohingya Muslim …
UN Committee Urges Myanmar Action on RohingyaABC News
UN presses Myanmar on Rohingya citizenship rightsDeutsche Welle
Obama is going soft on Myanmar's military bossesBoston Globe
Aljazeera.com -Channel News Asia
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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:02 pm

Why has Myanmar dropped proportional representation plans? – BBC News


BBC News

Why has Myanmar dropped proportional representation plans?
BBC News
A week ago as Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama were meeting in Yangon, a piece of largely unreported news slipped out of the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The speaker of the Hluttaw (the Burmese parliament), Shwe Mann, announced that efforts …
Myanmar Military Chief Denies Presidency Ban Targets Aung San Suu KyiVoice of America

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 5:04 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Parliament Proposes High-Level Charter Talks

MANDALAY – Burma’s Union Parliament passed an urgent proposal on Tuesday calling for a six-member roundtable meeting about constitutional reform.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 2:12 am

Inside the Kachin War Against Burma

Burma's rulers have promised cease-fires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin, peace is further away than ever

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:32 am

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Backward Steps

As its political reforms stall, Burma is in danger of regressing. Is the democracy icon fighting back hard enough

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 12:34 pm

Burma Counts Down to Elections But Democracy Remains a Distant Dream

Adam Dean's photos capture a still impoverished Burma as it stumbles through democratic transition, and ethnic strife, one year before landmark polls

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:45 am

Obama takes on role as adviser and ally for Burma’s pro-democracy aspirations

Obama finds receptive audience in Burma as de facto adviser in time of transition.

Posted on 14 November 2014 | 12:56 pm

President Obama Is in Burma—or Is It Myanmar?

There's a great episode of Seinfeld in which J. Peterman, the clothing catalogue impresario and Elaine's boss, telephones her from Burma and asks her to run his company.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 11:04 pm

WorldViews: Obama’s journey through Burma’s strange, ‘ghost town’ capital

What it's like traveling in the president's motorcade as it moved through Burma's eerily empty capital.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 9:35 pm

In Burma, Obama revisits goal of keeping democratic path open

The president reaffirmed his goal of helping Burma make the rocky transition to democracy.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 8:56 pm

Obama: Move to democracy in Burma is real

Seeking to shore up reforms in long-isolated Burma, President Barack Obama pressed the country's leader to hold inclusive elections next year and respect the rights of its persecuted Muslim minority. But despite setbacks on those fronts, Obama insisted that he remains optimistic about Burma's move toward democracy.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 4:16 pm

Obama confronts shortcomings in Burma reforms

In Burma's remote capital, President Barack Obama will confront a nation backsliding in its pledges to enact economic and political reforms that were rewarded with U.S. sanctions relief and made the long-isolated country a darling of Obama's efforts to stake out a legacy in Asia.

Posted on 12 November 2014 | 3:16 pm