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Myanmar – Google News

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Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100000 – ABC News


ABC News

Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100000
ABC News
A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa …
Expert: 8000 more Rohingya flee MyanmarManila Bulletin
Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas flee MyanmarDeutsche Welle

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:33 am

PM Modi to visit Myanmar & Australia in November – Economic Times


PM Modi to visit Myanmar & Australia in November
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, eyeing to catapult as a global statesman, will share stage with several regional and global leaders to brainstorm on pressing regional security and global economic issues during his trip to Myanmar and Australia likely from …
Myanmar to host ASEAN financial inclusion conferencePhilippine Star
Myanmar urges for closer UN-ASEAN tiesFirstpost

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

Myanmar journalist ‘killed in military custody’ – www.worldbulletin.net


www.worldbulletin.net

Myanmar journalist 'killed in military custody'
www.worldbulletin.net
Three other journalists have been killed in Myanmar since 1999, according to figures from the Committee to Protect Journalists. The most recent was Japanese cameraman Kenji Nagai, who was shot in the head at point blank range by a soldier while

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:30 pm

Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing shot dead – BBC News


BBC News

Detained Myanmar reporter Aung Naing shot dead
BBC News
A military statement said that Aung Naing was arrested in Mon state at the end of September while covering clashes near the border between Thailand and Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. The military accused him of working for an armed group in …
Myanmar Army Kills JournalistWall Street Journal
Myanmar army kills 'reporter' in custody: press bodyChannel News Asia
Myanmar army kills detained 'reporter' Aung Naing: press freedom groupABC Online
ABC News
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:47 pm

Myanmar ‘needs a new sense of national identity’ – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

Myanmar 'needs a new sense of national identity'
Deutsche Welle
Myanmar's Rakhine State has a history of extreme poverty, under-development, as well as intercommunal and inter-religious conflict between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya – a Muslim group not recognized as citizens in Myanmar.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:19 pm

Myanmar likely to sell bonds – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Myanmar likely to sell bonds
Bangkok Post
JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR — Myanmar's licensing of foreign banks brings it a step closer to an initial sovereign bond sale to help fund $80 billion of power, transport and technology projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:46 am

Banking in Myanmar – The Economist


The Economist

Banking in Myanmar
The Economist
As of last September Myanmar's 24 banks—four of which are wholly state-owned and another 11 of which are at least partially government-owned or managed—had a total of 863 bank branches. Thailand, with just 14m more people, had nearly 7,000 more …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:25 am

Myanmar’s Opening Up Hasn’t Loosened Graft in Courts – New York Times


New York Times

Myanmar's Opening Up Hasn't Loosened Graft in Courts
New York Times
YANGON, Myanmar — Lawyers in Myanmar are well accustomed to paying out a stream of bribes to clerks and judges as part of a widely acknowledged culture of graft. But when word spread last year about a judge's wife demanding $150,000 for a favorable …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Myanmar workers now say they neither raped, nor killed UK tourists – CTV News


CTV News

Myanmar workers now say they neither raped, nor killed UK tourists
CTV News
BANGKOK, Thailand — Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travellers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday.
Myanmar workers retract confessions to killing 2 British tourists: LawyerGlobalnews.ca
Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confessionChannel News Asia
Koh Tao murders: Myanmar men retract confessionsIndependent Online
The Guardian
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:40 am

Myanmar Says 2015 Election Won’t Be Delayed – ABC News


ABC News

Myanmar Says 2015 Election Won't Be Delayed
ABC News
Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed. Tin Aye, chairman of the Myanmar Union Election Commission, made the announcement at a …
Myanmar Announces General Elections for Late Next YearVoice of America

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:09 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Burma

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:55 am

Devotees Flock To ‘Japan Pagoda’ In Rangoon

RANGOON : Pilgrims from all corners of Burma have been flocking to a monastery in Rangoon’s Hmawbi Township, where a Japanese man has donated hundreds of ancient Buddha images from seven different historical eras.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:11 am

Capt. Linnaeus Tripe photo exhibit at National Gallery of Art

The images are some of first photographic records of landscape and architecture of India and Burma.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:48 pm

Banish The Night

Solar energy could help bring power to the powerless in Burma

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:34 pm

Travel deals: Chef John McLeay leads Intrepid Travel foodie tour in Burma

Take an 11-day foodie adventure of Burma and be lead by Melbourne Chef John McLeay on the Yangon leg.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:07 am

Burma: building the most beautiful ship on the Irrawaddy

A new all-suite river ship, the creation of local craftsmen, sets sail in Burma next month

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:56 pm

Burma’s President Seeks Less EU Scrutiny Amid ‘Backsliding’ Concerns

RANGOON — President Thein Sein last week urged the European Union to stop submitting annual reports on human rights in Burma, even as a UN report was released noting with concern “possible signs of backsliding” on reforms implemented by his government.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:23 am

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 226 times, 185 visits this week) The post Burma: Government plan would segregate Rohingya appeared first on ALIRAN .

Posted on 18 October 2014 | 9:02 am

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