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New Survey on Myanmar Indicates Challenges Ahead for Democracy – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

New Survey on Myanmar Indicates Challenges Ahead for Democracy
The Diplomat
On December 11, The Asia Foundation released the first ever nationwide survey conducted in Myanmar, documenting public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes. The survey, which was conducted in May and June 2014, …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 12:04 am

Myanmar Activist Charged With ‘Defamation’ Following Arrest – Radio Free Asia


Myanmar Activist Charged With 'Defamation' Following Arrest
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar authorities have arrested an activist who assisted protesters demanding the return of land they say was unlawfully confiscated by the country's former military regime and charged him with “defamation of the state,” one month after his release

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:27 pm

Exiled Myanmar Singer Still Not Able to Return Home – Voice of America


Exiled Myanmar Singer Still Not Able to Return Home
Voice of America
In Myanmar, also known as Burma, thousands of refugees have returned home in recent years, drawn by democratic changes, a growing economy and loosened restrictions on political freedoms. But not everyone is welcome. One former activist remains in …

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:33 pm

Myanmar seek more defence witnesses for murder suspects – Eleven Myanmar


Myanmar seek more defence witnesses for murder suspects
Eleven Myanmar
The Myanmar Embassy is attempting to find possible defence witnesses for the accused Myanmar migrant workers in Kao Tao murder case, said the embassy's investigation team during a press conference in Yangon on December 18. The team said they will …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:37 pm

IN PHOTO: Celebrating Hanukkah in Myanmar – Ynetnews


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IN PHOTO: Celebrating Hanukkah in Myanmar
Ynetnews
They were joined by visitors in Myanmar's only synagogue, the 118-year-old Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. The Jews in predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar, also known as Burma, are descendants of 19th century migrants from Iraq, Europe and India. Before …
Image of Asia: Celebrating Hanukkah in MyanmarU-T San Diego

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:41 pm

Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar – TRFN – Daily Mail


Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar – TRFN
Daily Mail
TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar, Dec 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – I n the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 11:45 am

Myanmar uses pop-up power to meet growing energy demand – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar uses pop-up power to meet growing energy demand
BBC News
Myanmar's unusual new power plant is made up of 67 containers, delivering enough electricity for the modest demands of about six million people. It's a quick and flexible way to get "fast track" power generation up and running in a country that is

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 3:56 am

Myanmar turns to pop-up power stations – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar turns to pop-up power stations
BBC News
Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour's drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country's newest power station. There are no cooling towers or huge turbine halls, just neat lines of white shipping containers.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:24 pm

Myanmar ‘Buddha insult’ trial: Men plead not guilty – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar 'Buddha insult' trial: Men plead not guilty
BBC News
A New Zealander and two Burmese men have pleaded not guilty to charges of insulting Buddhism in Myanmar. The trio, who ran a bar in Yangon, are accused over a flyer promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones. The image triggered an …
New Zealander bar manager Philip Blackwood faces Myanmar court over ABC Online
Kiwi faces Myanmar court over Buddha imagesStuff.co.nz
Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting BuddhaCharlotte Observer

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:18 pm

Myanmar investigators say accused workers are innocent of murdering British … – ABC Online


ABC Online

Myanmar investigators say accused workers are innocent of murdering British
ABC Online
Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Phyo, both 21, were arrested in October and initially confessed to the murders but later retracted their statements, saying they had been beaten and threatened by Thai police. But Thai police deny the accusations
Myanmar seeks more defence witnesses for murder suspectsThe Nation
Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in ThailandYahoo News

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:36 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Dubai, Namibia and Burma: destinations on the rise in 2015

Dubai will be among the travel hotspots of the coming year, according to the online travel agency Destinia.com, which has released its selection of international destinations to discover in 2015.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:25 am

NZ man charged with insulting Buddhism in Burma

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 5:40 am

NZ man accused of insulting Buddhism goes on trial in Burma

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 3:40 am

Closed-door trial for Kiwi in Burma

A Burma court has started the trial of a Kiwi charged under the nation's strict religious law after the bar he managed used an image of Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:42 pm

Burma trial begins over ‘Buddha insult’

New Zealand bar manager and two workers deny charges they insulted religion by posting advertisement with pink Buddha wearing headphones A New Zealand bar manager and two Burmese men pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones. Philip Blackwood, general manager of the V Gastro Bar, was arrested …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:29 pm

Burma orders Irrawaddy publishing group to change name

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's former military government easily changed the name of the country's mightiest river, but a magazine ordered to make the same change is putting up a fight.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 4:24 am

WorldViews: In Burma, it’s a crime to put headphones on the Buddha

Three men are now facing jail time.

Posted on 13 December 2014 | 8:30 am

Burma: NZ bar manager accused of insulting Buddhism

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager in Burma has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones.

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 4:54 am

Myanmar Reforms Slip Into Reverse: Can Burma's Democracy And Obama's Number One Foreign Policy Success Be Saved?

Burma risks stalling out on its reform journey with much yet to do. The U.S. must continue to engage the government and military behind it, leavening high hopes with realistic expectations.

Posted on 8 December 2014 | 12:11 pm

Inside the Kachin War Against Burma

Burma's rulers have promised cease-fires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin, peace is further away than ever

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:32 am