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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar: where workers pay the price for FDI – Equal Times


Myanmar: where workers pay the price for FDI
Equal Times
On 9 October, 2014, the contents of a factory in Hlaing Tharyar, the largest industrial zone in Yangon, Myanmar, were tentatively auctioned off. It marked the end to a labour dispute that highlighted the topsy-turvy nature of South Korean investment

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 11:34 am

US flexes diplomatic muscle in Myanmar – Devex


US flexes diplomatic muscle in Myanmar
Devex
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah (right) and U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell meet with Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi (second from left) during a visit to Naypyitaw in March 2013. The U.S. is broadening its …

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:51 am

Myanmar considers legalising gambling – Independent Online


Independent Online

Myanmar considers legalising gambling
Independent Online
iol travel july 16 Myanmar AFP Myanmar is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination as the reform process of new government that took power in 2011 has opened up the former pariah state to the world. Yangon – Myanmar plans to legalise some …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:20 am

US think tank faults Myanmar on Rakhine response – Jakarta Post


The National

US think tank faults Myanmar on Rakhine response
Jakarta Post
The centrist think tank, which has the ear of the Obama administration, visited Myanmar in August and issued its report Wednesday. President Barack Obama, who counts U.S. support of the Southeast Asian nation's reforms as a foreign policy success, will …
European countries 'challenge Myanmar on Rohingya issue'Mizzima News
Despite Myanmar's 'solution', the Rohingya remain in a dire situationThe National

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:42 am

Prayut to go to China and Myanmar next month : spokesman – The Nation


Prayut to go to China and Myanmar next month : spokesman
The Nation
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will be attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in China and Asean Summit in Myanmar next month. Military junta's spokesman Weerachon Sukonthanpatipak said the premier will be away …
Prayut to attend forums in China, MyanmarBangkok Post
Oct 22, 2014Global Summits Shine Spotlight on Obama's Pivot to AsiaThe Asia Foundation – In Asia
PM Prayut ready to fly to China and Myanmar on November 9-13Thailand National News Bureau

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:06 am

Oil & Gas Myanmar 2014 Cements Position as Key Event for Myanmar”s Oil and … – Nasdaq


Gulf Times

Oil & Gas Myanmar 2014 Cements Position as Key Event for Myanmar''s Oil and
Nasdaq
Yangon, Myanmar, Oct 23, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – State officials, industry associations, and trade professionals from Myanmar's oil and gas community gathered at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC) over the last three days to attend the inaugural …
Myanmar, Cambodia to push oil and gas businessGulf Times
Myanmar seeking more offshore investmentsSeaShip News

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:08 am

Myanmar’s Military Lawmakers Refuse to Give up Veto Power – Radio Free Asia


Bangkok Post

Myanmar's Military Lawmakers Refuse to Give up Veto Power
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar's powerful military is against any proposed changes to the constitution that will take away its veto power over all future amendments to the charter, according to a parliamentary panel tasked with reviewing the country's military-written
Myanmar keeps anti-Suu Kyi lawBangkok Post
Committee backs amending charter section barring Suu Kyi from presidencyEleven Myanmar
Burmese military wants to retain veto power of constitutional reformsAsiaNews.it
Democratic Voice of Burma
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:18 pm

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
Lawyers for Myanmar workers say they have retracted confessions to killing 2 Fox News
Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confessionChannel News Asia
Eleven Myanmar
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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
Myanmar says it will hold 2015 general election as planned, countering rumors Fox News

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:09 am

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

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

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 | 3:30 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 221 times, 221 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

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

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