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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar army chief on presidential ambitions, military role – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

Myanmar army chief on presidential ambitions, military role
Channel News Asia
Myanmar's military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing sat down with Channel NewsAsia's May Wong for his first interview with a foreign journalist. In Part 1 of the interview, he addresses talk that he will run for president, and whether military
Journalists Lament Lack of Access Despite Military PledgeThe Irrawaddy News Magazine
Army moves to end child recruitmentThe Nation

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Posted on 27 January 2015 | 1:59 pm

Myanmar and Ethiopia to establish diplomatic ties – Myanmar Times


Myanmar and Ethiopia to establish diplomatic ties
Myanmar Times
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will become the 13th nation to proclaim ties with Myanmar under the U Thein Sein government – and the 116th overall. U Tin Oo Lwin, deputy minister for foreign affairs, made the announcement to the Pyidaungsu …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:49 am

Refinery deal in Myanmar key for Guangdong Zhenrong Energy – AsiaOne


AsiaOne

Refinery deal in Myanmar key for Guangdong Zhenrong Energy
AsiaOne
Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co, a major Chinese bulk commodity trader, expects the country's "One Belt One Road" strategy to help boost its overseas investments, which in its case includes a planned massive oil refinery in Myanmar. The country's New …

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Posted on 27 January 2015 | 2:40 am

‘I Want to Be a Miss Myanmar’ – Foreign Policy


Foreign Policy

'I Want to Be a Miss Myanmar'
Foreign Policy
In the wake of Myanmar's recent democratic transition — and the reforms that came with it — fashion is a boom business. After years of economic isolation, the government has liberalized a range of industries and has normalized relations with much of

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:57 pm

Rebel Coalition Leader Says Myanmar Cease-Fire Could Come in March – Radio Free Asia


Rebel Coalition Leader Says Myanmar Cease-Fire Could Come in March
Radio Free Asia
The head of a coalition of armed ethnic rebel groups in Myanmar said Monday that a “top-level” meeting with the government on the country's Union Day next month could pave the way for a nationwide cease-fire agreement in March, though a peace deal …

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 10:06 pm

Heavy scrutiny on Chinese investments in Myanmar – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

Heavy scrutiny on Chinese investments in Myanmar
Channel News Asia
YANGON: In Myanmar, opposition to Chinese-backed projects is mounting. Locals allege that Beijing is only interested in exploiting their natural resources, and new trade deals may lead to growing scrutiny over Beijing's influence there. The suspended …
Myanmar president delivers compelling speech on current state of Myanmar eTurboNews
Myanmar signs pacts on ASEAN tourist secretariat, Japanese loanZee News
Myanmar parliament approves signing agreements on ASEAN tourist secretariat Shanghai Daily (subscription)

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 12:19 pm

The Plunder of Myanmar – New York Times


The Plunder of Myanmar
New York Times
China's exploding appetites have unleashed a wholesale looting of Myanmar's valuable natural resources. While this often involves outright theft, it also comes in the form of crony capitalism. Myanmar's military elite has deals with Chinese companies

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:41 pm

In Far-Flung Myanmar, a Land of Contradictions – New York Times


New York Times

In Far-Flung Myanmar, a Land of Contradictions
New York Times
But laurels must also go to Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country that languished after a military junta took power in 1988 and overturned a democratic election. It was the State Law and Order Restoration Council, or Slorc, that put the dissident Daw

Posted on 24 January 2015 | 9:14 pm

Ashin Wirathu: Myanmar and its vitriolic monk – BBC News


BBC News

Ashin Wirathu: Myanmar and its vitriolic monk
BBC News
Myanmar's most radical Buddhist monk is famed for his angry speeches, stoking fears that the Muslim minority will one day overrun the country. Now Ashin Wirathu has drawn the ire of the UN by calling its special envoy to Myanmar (formerly known as
Myanmar monk stands by offensive languageThe Japan News
Myanmar's monk stands by offensive language against UN envoyAsahi Shimbun
UN envoy waits for Myanmar government response on U Wirathu tiradeMizzima News

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Posted on 24 January 2015 | 5:19 am

Telecoms in Myanmar – The Economist


Telecoms in Myanmar
The Economist
ON THE outskirts of Bago, a scruffy town in southern Myanmar, a tall, pale Scandinavian-looking man squints up at a four-legged telecoms mast that has recently sprouted next to a mud track. He is Petter Furberg, the boss of the Burmese operations of

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 3:26 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Swiftly ‘Reveal The Truth’ In Murder Of Kachin Teachers: NLD

The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party on Monday implored Burma’s government to swiftly get to the bottom of the grisly murder of two Kachin schoolteachers last week, saying the country’s tenuous peace process could hang in the balance.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:03 am

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Frank Rose Travels to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the UK

Assistant Secretary Frank Rose Travels to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the UK Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2015 Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, will travel to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the United Kingdom for meetings with counterparts from January 27-February 6. On January 27, Assistant …

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 8:09 pm

Optimism and Concern Mark Burma’s First Workshop on Hydropower Dams

NAYPYIDAW: An atmosphere of optimism over the sustainable development of hydropower dams in Burma was tempered by serious concern at the country’s first ever public workshop on dams in Naypyidaw early this week.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:39 am

Parliament Presses President on Six-Party Talks, Agrees to Revisit Education Law

RANGOON — Burma’s Union Parliament decided on Thursday to double down on its endorsement of six-party talks on constitutional reform, and agreed to re-examine a controversial National Education Law passed last year, with lawmakers asking the Ministry of Education to draft amendments for consideration.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 7:46 am

Wirathu Stands By Offensive Language Against UN Rights Envoy

RANGOON — Following a stinging rebuke by the United Nations’ human rights chief, Burma’s ultranationalist Buddhist monk fired back Thursday, saying he didn’t regret calling a U.N. special envoy a “whore” and a “bitch” after she criticized a bill opposed to interfaith marriage and religious conversions.

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:43 am

Burma: Religious Conversion Bill is major setback for religious freedom, human rights'

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed profound concern that a new law restricting religious conversions, passed earlier this week by the upper house of Burma’s parliament, would be a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country. If implemented, the law will require anyone wishing to change their religion to apply for permission to an 11-member committee …

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 6:37 pm

Burmese soldiers suspected of brutal rape and murder of 2 Kachin teachers

Burma army soldiers are the prime suspects in the brutal rape and murder of two young Kachin teachers in a case that has caused local and international outrage.

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 3:55 am

Burma says Kachin rebels trying to scuttle peace deal

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government is accusing ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal, as tensions soar in the northern state of Kachin. Sporadic clashes between the army and insurgents have left more than 1,800 civilians trapped in a village.

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 10:24 am

Burma releases prominent Rohingya political prisoner

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Rights groups are welcoming the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Burma.

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 7:10 am

Officials Seize $27M in Smuggled Goods on Burma-China Border

RANGOON: Mobile government teams tasked with curbing smuggling along the Burma-China border near Muse have seized illicit goods, including gemstones, timber, wildlife and precursor drugs, with an estimated total value of US$27 million in the past two years, according to Ministry of Commerce officials.

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 2:21 am