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Myanmar – Google News

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UN Resolution Urges Myanmar to Drop Identity Plan – ABC News


UN Resolution Urges Myanmar to Drop Identity Plan
ABC News
A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis." The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained Friday by The …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:48 pm

New Blacklisting Shows Myanmar Business Still Perilous – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

New Blacklisting Shows Myanmar Business Still Perilous
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The latest U.S. sanctions on a Myanmar lawmaker highlight the conundrum for companies looking to bring Western investment to the country: more names are going on the Myanmar blacklist than coming off. U.S. officials placed Myanmar parliament member …
US Blacklists Myanmar Ruling Party LawmakerABC News
On Visit, Obama to Face a Backsliding MyanmarNew York Times
US blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visitReuters

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:14 pm

Myanmar orders probe into killing of journalist – www.worldbulletin.net


www.worldbulletin.net

Myanmar orders probe into killing of journalist
www.worldbulletin.net
Naing was covering a recent outbreak of fighting between the military and ethnic Karen rebels when he was detained by government troops on September 30. Four days later he was killed, according to a military statement sent to Myanmar's press council.
Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then KilledGlobal Voices Online
Wife and US raise concerns over Myanmar reporter's deathThe Nation
President Orders Rights Commission to Investigate Killing of JournalistThe Irrawaddy News Magazine

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:01 pm

Military-linked group wins Myanmar beer spat – Financial Times


Wall Street Journal

Military-linked group wins Myanmar beer spat
Financial Times
Profits from Myanmar's bestselling beers will soon flow solely to a company linked to the former ruling military, after arbitrators ruled that the Thai partners in the joint venture must sell out. The decision threatens to force Charoen
Myanmar Conglomerate Wins Control Over BreweryWall Street Journal
UPDATE 2-Military-linked Myanmar group wins brewery spat with Singapore's F&NReuters
F&N loses arbitration, may be forced to sell stake in Myanmar BreweryChannel News Asia
Bangkok Post -The Straits Times
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:34 pm

US Treasury blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker for undermining reforms – Fox Business


US Treasury blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker for undermining reforms
Fox Business
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms. Aung Thaung (Awn(g) Tong) was industry minister under the former ruling junta and his family …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:12 pm

Telenor partners with Opera in Myanmar to help relieve bandwidth overload – CNET


CNET

Telenor partners with Opera in Myanmar to help relieve bandwidth overload
CNET
So far, things are working out pretty well and the launch of new telcos in Myanmar in August 2014 saw rapid growth. With one million SIM cards being sold per month in Myanmar, bandwidth requirements have so far surpassed what the carriers have expected …

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:47 am

Myanmar key players in rare roundtable talks – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar key players in rare roundtable talks
BBC News
Myanmar's president has held rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" polls next year. The meeting comes days after officials announced the next general election would be held in late 2015
Myanmar Leaders Hold Landmark Meeting, but no BreakthroughsVoice of America
Myanmar's leaders seek to revive peace talks, maintain reformsReuters
Obama Prepares to Travel to Myanmar at a Critical TimeCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)
ABC Online -Deutsche Welle
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:42 am

This Is the First Video of Wild Red Pandas in Myanmar – TakePart


TakePart

This Is the First Video of Wild Red Pandas in Myanmar
TakePart
The red panda sighting occurred in the Imaw Bum mountain range, in the northeastern region of Myanmar's Kachin state. Since 2009, FFI has been surveying the species throughout Myanmar's Himalayas, with Imaw Bum being somewhat of a hot spot for red …

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:57 pm

‘Caught between a hammer and an anvil’: Myanmar’s Rohingya ‘internment camps’ – CNN


'Caught between a hammer and an anvil': Myanmar's Rohingya 'internment camps'
CNN
(CNN) — Nget Chaung, a camp for displaced people on a marginal smudge of low-lying coastland in western Myanmar, is not a place anyone would want to call home. "No-one should have to live in the conditions that we see in Nget Chaung," said Pierre …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:23 pm

Myanmar’s Story, Told by One Crumbling Building – ABC News


ABC News

Myanmar's Story, Told by One Crumbling Building
ABC News
The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or
Myanmar's story, told by a crumbling siteThe Asian Age
In a once-graceful building, Myanmar's story is told by the residents of 12 Minneapolis Star Tribune
US, wife, raise concerns over Myanmar reporter's deathBangkok Post

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:28 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Obama urges protection of Rohingya rights in Burma

(MENAFN – Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) US President Barack Obama made phone calls to Burmese President Thein Sein and opposition MP and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi on …

Posted on 1 November 2014 | 3:39 am

Readout of the President’s Call to President Thein Sein of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone with President Thein Sein of Burma to discuss his upcoming travel to Burma for the East Asia Summit and U.S.-ASEAN Summit. President Obama and President Thein Sein discussed the status of Burma’s ongoing political and economic reforms. The President stressed the importance of the government of Burma taking additional steps to address the tensions and the …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:22 pm

Burma to consider reform to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to be elected president

Burmese opposition leader and military chief set to meet for first time at unprecedented gathering

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:58 am

Burma considers altering law that bars Aung San Suu Kyi from being president

Opposition leader in talks with Thein Sein before election widely expected to be won by her National League for Democracy Burmas parliament will consider amending the countrys constitution which currently bars the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from becoming president before crucial elections next year, an official said on Friday. Suu Kyi is trying to change key sections of Burmas charter …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 11:20 am

Burma president opens unprecedented talks with Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese opposition leader and military chief set to meet for first time at unprecedented gathering

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:53 am

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Burma's president in milestone talks

Former military commander Thein Sein greets political rival as Barack Obama, soon to visit, calls for fair election in 2015 Burmas president, Thein Sein, has opened unprecedented talks with Aung San Suu Kyi and other political rivals as Barack Obama called for inclusive and credible elections in the country in 2015. Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the meeting together on Thursday to …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:09 am

Burma’s president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma''s president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:39 am

Volokh Conspiracy: Buddhist nationalist group in Burma calls for restrictions on interfaith marriage

"'A lot of Buddhist people are afraid their Buddhist religion will disappear if the Muslim population grows. Our Buddhist monks are worried the Muslim population will influence the country,' the [Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP)] lawmaker Pe Than said."

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 5:05 pm

Can I visit Burma independently?

Gill Charlton, our Burma expert, offers advice on driving into the country from Thailand

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:52 am

Us, Uk Embassies Urge Govt Inquiry Into Journalist’s Killing

RANGOON : The embassies of the United States and Britain have called on the Burmese government to launch a transparent investigation into the recent killing of a local journalist by the Burma Army.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:52 am