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Myanmar – Google News

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In Myanmar, ethnic loyalties could crimp Suu Kyi’s party – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

In Myanmar, ethnic loyalties could crimp Suu Kyi's party
Channel News Asia
TAUNGGYI, Myanmar: Political parties representing Myanmar's ethnic minorities could pick up a sizeable number of seats at general elections later this year, presenting a stumbling block for the ambitions of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party.

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Posted on 8 July 2015 | 12:40 am

Trial for Koh Tao killings starts July 8 | Bangkok Post: news – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Trial for Koh Tao killings starts July 8 | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
Surat Thani: Two Myanmar migrants accused of murdering two Britons 10 months ago on the tourist island of Koh Tao will stand trial Wednesday. The legal team for Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun said it is keen to hear how the prosecutor intends bringing forth …
Families of murdered British backpackers to attend Thai trialThe Straits Times
Thai trial opens for 2 accused of killing British touristsseattlepi.com
Tropical Thai island set for Brit murder trialYahoo News UK

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 10:57 pm

Myanmar Activists Mark 1962 Military Crackdown on Students – Voice of America


Voice of America

Myanmar Activists Mark 1962 Military Crackdown on Students
Voice of America
YANGON—. Activists in Myanmar have gathered to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the military crackdown on a student uprising and the demolition of the historic Student Union Building at Yangon University. About 20 people gathered peacefully in the …
Image of Asia: Commemorating 1962 Myanmar student uprisingYahoo News

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 7:31 pm

Myanmar Scraps Real Estate Projects Under Pressure From Monks – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Myanmar Scraps Real Estate Projects Under Pressure From Monks
Wall Street Journal
NAYPYITAW, MyanmarMyanmar's government on Tuesday scrapped five planned real-estate projects in its largest city, Yangon, including a high-profile US$300 million luxury condominium with international backers, after months of pressure from …
Myanmar's Parliament Approves Controversial Interfaith Marriage LawRadio Free Asia
Myanmar scraps property projects under pressure from Buddhist monksReuters Blogs (blog)
REFILE-Myanmar scraps developments under pressure from monksReuters

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 5:21 pm

Rohingya Family’s Plight Prompts Offers of Aid – New York Times


New York Times

Rohingya Family's Plight Prompts Offers of Aid
New York Times
The story of a family from western Myanmar that was torn apart during a regional migration crisis, published in The New York Times on Monday, has elicited an outpouring of response from readers who want to help them and other members of the Rohingya …
Escape from Myanmar: A mother's awful choiceMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Mother's Anguished Choice To Leave One Child BehindNDTV
Lost in diplomatic wrangling, a mother's anguished choice to leave one child Malay Mail Online

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 1:50 pm

SS Khaplang and the Naga insurgency in India and Myanmar – Asia Times


Asia Times

SS Khaplang and the Naga insurgency in India and Myanmar
Asia Times
Though the Naga movement was indivisible between India and Myanmar with the Nagas of both countries facing similar problems in contiguous areas, Khaplang was sought to be excluded from the negotiations under pressure from the NSCN-IM on the …
Indian Army's Myanmar strike to be a case study in special opsHindustan Times
Myanmar reluctant to aid India in rebel crackdownTimes of India
Modi Asks MHA to Frame Action Plan against NSCN(K)The New Indian Express
Deccan Herald -Assam Tribune -The Sangai Express
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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 1:21 pm

Sales tumble at annual Myanmar gem expo – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Sales tumble at annual Myanmar gem expo
Bangkok Post
YANGON — Myanmar's annual gem emporium took in about €1 billion this year, but fell far short of last year's record-breaking fair, news reports said Tuesday. The 13-day Myanmar Gems Emporium that ended Monday in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, brought …
Opening Soon: Kempinski Hotels' First Myanmar PropertyFodor’s Travel
Myanmar gems emporium drops in earning this yearGlobalPost

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 11:19 am

Singapore, Myanmar reaffirm bilateral ties at Joint Ministerial Working … – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

Singapore, Myanmar reaffirm bilateral ties at Joint Ministerial Working
Channel News Asia
YANGON, Myanmar: Singapore and Myanmar reconvened the bilateral Joint Ministerial Working Committee (JMWC) in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday (Jul 6). A joint press statement by Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Myanmar Investment …
Singapore and Myanmar to jointly work on trade, finance and legal sectorsAsiaOne
Singapore, Myanmar sign MOU on banking supervision, capacity buildingTHE BUSINESS TIMES

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 12:45 pm

Myanmar: South Asia’s Perennial Troublemaker? – Forbes


Forbes

Myanmar: South Asia's Perennial Troublemaker?
Forbes
At a time when regional heavyweights China and India are pushing forward with connectivity in South Asia, developments along the Myanmar border as well as inside the country run counter to the region's common interest, including Myanmar itself.
UNHCR Adopts OIC's Resolution On Rohingyamalaysiandigest.com
COMMENTARY: Speak Up for the Rohingya Before It's Too LateBenitolink: San Benito County News
KSA seeks end to repression of RohingyasYahoo! Maktoob News
Bernama -Bangladesh News 24 hours -GlobalPost
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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 10:39 am

Myanmar showdown looms as military flexes veto ahead of polls – Financial Times


Financial Times

Myanmar showdown looms as military flexes veto ahead of polls
Financial Times
The generals and their allies restated their power 11 days ago [June 25] by seeing off an effort to change the constitution to open a possible path for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president and seal Myanmar's transition from almost
China's moves to win friends and influence people in MyanmarThe Interpreter
Fading military strength sets up Myanmar election showdownThe Australian Financial Review
Burma's grim realityWashington Post

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Posted on 5 July 2015 | 12:07 pm