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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar to stay on reform path, says adviser, but changes will be gradual – TODAYonline


TODAYonline

Myanmar to stay on reform path, says adviser, but changes will be gradual
TODAYonline
SINGAPORE — Myanmar's political reforms will continue and more changes can be expected after the election next year, but the push towards democracy will be gradual, said a top adviser to the government. “Hopefully, we will have all political parties

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:16 pm

Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar’s architectural city of wonders – South China Morning Post


Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders
South China Morning Post
As a fierce afternoon sun finally begins to dip, work on the Ananda Temple begins again. The heat here in Bagan, 200 kilometres south of Mandalay, in central Myanmar, is stifling. Still slightly groggy from a much-needed afternoon siesta, I wander into

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 2:41 pm

Myanmar moves to ban interfaith marriage – SBS


SBS

Myanmar moves to ban interfaith marriage
SBS
In Myanmar, a proposal to impose strict restrictions on interfaith marriage has been met with barely a murmur from the public. The campaign to ban interfaith marriage has been spearheaded by ultra-nationalistic Buddhist monks. Under the proposed
Myanmar continues to persecute RohingyasFinancial Express Bangladesh
Heads of Decapitated Children Discovered After Buddhist Attacks in MyanmarSalem-News.Com
An unholy alliance of Buddhist terroristsSaudi Gazette
The University of Hawaii Kaleo
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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:08 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘silence’ on the Rohingya: Has ‘The Lady’ lost her voice? – CNN


Aljazeera.com

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'silence' on the Rohingya: Has 'The Lady' lost her voice?
CNN
But for some observers of Myanmar's emergence from nearly half a century of authoritarian military rule, the 68-year-old's perceived failure to speak out against rising violence towards the mainly Buddhist country's Muslim Rohingya minority is grounds
In Pictures: Myanmar's census bars RohingyaAljazeera.com
Extremism may throw Myanmar off courseGlobal Times

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:34 am

Happy New Year’s Bengal, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and … – UPI.com


UPI.com

Happy New Year's Bengal, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and
UPI.com
Happy New Year's Bengal, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his well wishes to South and Southeast Asian countries celebrating New Year's. By JC Finley | April 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM | …

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 7:22 pm

What’s the future for Myanmar’s architectural past? – PBS NewsHour


PBS NewsHour

What's the future for Myanmar's architectural past?
PBS NewsHour
New political and economic freedoms in Myanmar have brought rapid changes to the city of Yangon. The population of the city is expected to quadruple over the next 25 years and developers are eager to build new skyscrapers to accommodate the influx.
Will development overshadow Myanmar's rich cultural history?NET Website
The architecture in Myanmar's capital cityCommunity Idea Stations

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:58 pm

Myanmar’s ethnic minorities forced to flee their homes – ABC Online


Myanmar's ethnic minorities forced to flee their homes
ABC Online
Ethnic Shan and Kachin minorities in Myanmar are fleeing their homes as the military pushes ahead with an onslaught against rebel groups. Rebels say they're frustrated as negotiations continue with the government on a countrywide ceasefire.
Kachin Rebel General Makes US Visit Amid Fighting at HomeRadio Free Asia

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:11 am

Myanmar youngsters clamour for language lessons – Financial Times


Myanmar youngsters clamour for language lessons
Financial Times
Foreign language study is booming in Myanmar as political change fuels young people's hopes of opportunities at home and abroad of which their parents never dreamed. While English remains a favourite in the former British colony, Chinese, Japanese and …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 2:01 pm

Internet freedom in Myanmar: A curse or an opportunity? – Aljazeera.com


Channel News Asia

Internet freedom in Myanmar: A curse or an opportunity?
Aljazeera.com
Like Tunisia, Myanmar has recently emerged from the clutches of dictatorship and is slowly taking its first steps toward democracy. Nearly three years ago, after decades of military rule, the country began a transition toward civilian rule. A year
Germany's SPD awards Myanmar's Suu Kyi with Willy Brandt PrizeDeutsche Welle
Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar "not yet a democracy"Channel News Asia
Suu Kyi, Germany's Merkel discuss Myanmar's futureU-T San Diego

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Posted on 12 April 2014 | 10:08 am

Myanmar newspapers go black to protest over jailed journalist – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar newspapers go black to protest over jailed journalist
BBC News
Several newspapers in Myanmar have printed black front pages to protest against recent arrests and jail terms handed out to journalists. The protest comes after a court on Monday jailed a journalist for a year over charges that included "disturbing a
Myanmar Papers Print Black Front Pages in Press Freedom ProtestRadio Free Asia
Myanmar Newspapers Print Black Front Pages to Protest Government CrackdownMashable
Rights group decries Myanmar reporter jail termYahoo!7 News
Ventura County Star
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Posted on 11 April 2014 | 12:58 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Fighting Intensifies in Northern Burma

Fighting has intensified in northern Burma as government troops continue a weeklong offensive against ethnic Kachin rebels. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut on Wednesday confirmed that several government troops, including a senior commander, have been killed in the fighting with the Kachin Independence Army ((KIA)). He added that some local civilians have been displaced, but did not provide exact …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:28 pm

Thailand Charges Journalists for Human Trafficking Report

BANGKOK ?? Two journalists in Thailand are facing criminal charges for publishing a story about Thai security forces' alleged involvement in trafficking Rohingya Muslims from Burma. The story was …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 3:03 pm

Crossing the border from Burma to Thailand

Gill Charlton offers advice on a trip combining Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:26 am

Burma Soldier's siblings living in limbo

Myo Myint, known for his story in "Burma Soldier," is looking for a little help.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:03 am

Burma and #8217;s clunkers scrapped in rush for and #8216;new and #8217; cars

RANGOON, Burma – Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Burma manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city to a poor and still mostly road-less countryside.

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 2:16 pm

Burma papers protest sentencing of reporters

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several private newspapers in Burma have printed black front pages to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists. Burma has only recently emerged from a half-century of military rule, and one of the most visible reforms since a new, nominally civilian government came to power in 2011 was a freeing up of the press. But experts warn the media climate has been …

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 5:12 am

Burma vows to protect aid workers from violence

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma is vowing to protect U.N. and humanitarian aid workers seeking to return to the strife-torn state of Rakhine after rampaging Buddhist mobs attacked the workers' homes and offices.

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 3:13 am

Burma's Inle Lake under threat from rapid tourist development

Concerns have been raised that tourism is threatening the delicate eco-system of Inle Lake, one of Burma's most popular tourist sights

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 2:42 pm

Burma mobs put census in doubt as western aid workers flee violence

Angry Buddhist protesters rampage through streets as country's first census for 30 years opens up ethnic tensions Burma's first census for 30 years is at risk of being derailed before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making conditions impossible for counters. The government is planning a 12-day marathon operation from …

Posted on 3 April 2014 | 12:23 pm

Burma tries to overhaul its iron-fisted police

Burma’s military junta has given way to a civilian-led government, but institutions are slow to change.

Posted on 20 March 2014 | 6:27 pm