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Myanmar – Google News

Google News

Japan to carry out research projects before gets involved in Myanmar’s SEZ – Shanghai Daily (subscription)


Japan to carry out research projects before gets involved in Myanmar's SEZ
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
YANGON, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Japan will carry out three research projects with a fund of 700,000 U.S. dollar before it gets involved in Myanmar's delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project along the Thai-Myanmar peninsula, according to Myanmar's …

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:41 am

Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show – South China Morning Post (subscription)


Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Paintings of various styles, themes and colours form a patchwork-like carpet on the floor of Melissa Carlson's flat in Mid-Levels. For all their differences, the works have one thing in common – all had been censored or banned from public display in

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:17 am

Millcon eyes Myanmar move – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Millcon eyes Myanmar move
Bangkok Post
YANGON: SET-listed steelmaker Millcon Steel Plc (MILL) plans to use its new Myanmar factory as a base for commercial-grade production while developing Thailand's production to move towards high-grade steel to serve more advanced technology in …
Investment boom in MyanmarThe Nation

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 11:46 pm

Fast tracking Myanmar’s reform – Livemint


Livemint

Fast tracking Myanmar's reform
Livemint
Over just three years, Myanmar has introduced ambitious reforms that have put it on track to become a modern economy. Against a backdrop of ongoing political challenges it remains an extraordinary and hopeful moment. But bigger challenges lie ahead.

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 5:56 pm

Opportunities abound as investors eye Myanmar border areas – The Nation


The Nation

Opportunities abound as investors eye Myanmar border areas
The Nation
Greater opportunities await Thai businesses and investors wishing to trade and invest in Myanmar, in particular in border provinces and nearby areas, as the two Asean countries draw closer and special economic zones (SEZs) are established.
Burmese Migrant Workers in ThailandThe Diplomat

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 5:21 pm

Myanmar jails journalists and former minister – Financial Times


Myanmar jails journalists and former minister
Financial Times
Myanmar's courts have jailed a former minister, nine farmers and a group of journalists in what critics say is a widening crackdown on political rights and free expression ahead of landmark elections due next year. Judges in the trio of separate trials

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 1:52 pm

Thai regime hunts for legitimacy in Myanmar – The Japan Times


The Nation

Thai regime hunts for legitimacy in Myanmar
The Japan Times
Thai-Myanmar relations have often been erratic, shaped by insecurities along their common borders such as ethnic conflicts, the flow of Burmese refugees and the drug trade. Prayuth sought close cooperation from Myanmar to overcome some of these …
Thai media, broadcasting firms make inroads into MyanmarThe Nation
Myanmar, Thai lawyers jointly prepare for Koh Tao murders caseMizzima News

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 9:47 am

Ex-Govt Minister in Myanmar Gets 13-Year Sentence – ABC News


ABC News

Ex-Govt Minister in Myanmar Gets 13-Year Sentence
ABC News
A court sentenced Myanmar's ex-religious affairs minister to 13 years in prison for embezzling state funds and sedition Friday in the harshest penalty for a high-ranking official since the country began moving toward democracy. Hsan Sint was removed
Myanmar's Ex-Religion Minister Gets 13 Years on Graft, Sedition ChargesRadio Free Asia
Former Myanmar religion minister jailed for 13 years: lawyerReuters

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 11:33 am

Business in Myanmar – The Economist


The Economist

Business in Myanmar
The Economist
Yet the most immediate beneficiary will not be Myanmar's economy. Takashi Yanai, head of the Burmese-Japanese joint venture developing Thilawa, jokes that the monastery sitting in a finger of forest jutting into the park has much to gain. “You cannot

Posted on 16 October 2014 | 3:02 pm

Myanmar Jails 3 Journalists for Leadership Report – ABC News


ABC News

Myanmar Jails 3 Journalists for Leadership Report
ABC News
A Myanmar court sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison Thursday in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule. The July 7 article in the privately-run Bi
Six Myanmar journalists jailed over reportGulf Today
#Myanmar jails journalists over 'public alarm'MWC News

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:07 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 2:39 am

Burma: Government plan would segregate Rohingya

The forced resettlement of the Rohingya and the discriminatory citizenship process they face creates dangers, says Human Rights Watch. A draft government plan would entrench discriminatory policies that deprive Rohingya Muslims in Burma of… (Visited 171 times, 171 visits this week) The post Burma: Government plan would segregate Rohingya appeared first on ALIRAN .

Posted on 18 October 2014 | 9:02 am

Navigating The Rivers Of Burma

MON STATE : The long, rich history of Burma is deeply entwined with the nation’s extensive waterways and river systems.

Posted on 18 October 2014 | 12:37 am

For Refugees Living in the U.S., These Small Farms Are Growing a Taste of Home

Bitter melon was for sale at the Ohio City Farm in Cleveland for the first time this year. There was a woman from Burma, a trainee at the The Refugee Response’s Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program, on hand to give shoppers suggestions for preparing the pungent cousin of squash and cucumbers. (Chopped and sauteed with onion, she advised.) But for the immigrant and refugee shoppers at the …

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 10:32 pm

Burma jails 3 journalists for leadership report

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule.

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 5:25 am

Burma Launches First LGBT Film Festival

Burma's first LGBTI film festival will be held next month in Rangoon to celebrate the sexual and gender diversity of the region.

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 1:53 am

Burma demands fair trial for suspects in Thailand backpacker murders

nThe president of Burma has demanded that Thailand give a fair trial to migrant workers from his country accused of murdering two British backpackers, following allegations that the men's …

Posted on 10 October 2014 | 6:26 pm

Pro-Govt Militias Fueling Drugs Crisis In Northern Burma: Report

BURMA: A report released this week by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) alleges that pro-government militias involved in the fight against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) have been given free rein by the military to profit from the drug trade in northern Burma.

Posted on 10 October 2014 | 1:07 am

Burma frees 3000 prisoners

Burma has begun releasing hundreds of prisoners, including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures, on "humanitarian" grounds, officials say, in the latest large-scale amnesty in the once pariah nation.

Posted on 8 October 2014 | 10:26 am

Burma to release 3,000 prisoners

Burma has begun the release of more than 3,000 prisoners, including former military intelligence figures, on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said this morning.

Posted on 7 October 2014 | 10:29 am