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Troubled Myanmar State Invites Back Aid Groups – ABC News


Reuters UK

Troubled Myanmar State Invites Back Aid Groups
ABC News
Authorities in Myanmar's Rakhine state have said international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims. They also specifically invited back the …
Myanmar Muslims in remote Rakhine suffer worsening health crisisReuters UK

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 1:30 pm

Myanmar stepping up efforts to contain drug-resistant malaria – Eleven Myanmar


Myanmar stepping up efforts to contain drug-resistant malaria
Eleven Myanmar
Myanmar is stepping up efforts to join the global drive to contain drug-resistant malaria, with a host of new initiatives planned to prevent its spread beyond Southeast Asia where it was first detected in 2009, on the Thai-Cambodia border, public

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:48 am

Myanmar’s choice: resource curse or exports – FT.com (registration) (blog)


International Business Times

Myanmar's choice: resource curse or exports
FT.com (registration) (blog)
Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein Sein, Myanmar's president, has embraced the international donor community – of bilateral and multilateral agencies led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the IMF – in an
Lingering Fears About Myanmar's Political And Economic Realities May Hinder International Business Times
Challenges and opportunities in MyanmarBangkok Post

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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:06 am

Myanmar: Enter as tourist, exit as devotee – Business Standard


Business Standard

Myanmar: Enter as tourist, exit as devotee
Business Standard
“Try to be happy. Happiness is important. Even birds and trees should be happy. Do not rush to do many things in the time that you are here for this conference. Then you will enjoy your visit,” advises Michael Chin, chairman of Chin Corp of Myanmar.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:43 am

UN Rights Envoy Visits Troubled Spots in Myanmar – Radio Free Asia


UN Rights Envoy Visits Troubled Spots in Myanmar
Radio Free Asia
Lee, a South Korean who took over as the new U.N. Special Rapporteur on Myanmar in June, held discussions with community leaders in the country's second biggest city and visited the sites affected by the Buddhist-Muslim violence early this month which …

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 11:22 pm

Journalists from Myanmar Thandawsint journal interrogated – Eleven Myanmar


Journalists from Myanmar Thandawsint journal interrogated
Eleven Myanmar
Journalists from Myanmar Thandawsint (Herald Weekly) journal were questioned by the authority concerned on July 23 amid mounting protests by international and local media over the arrest and sentencing of journalists including reporters and publishers, …
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Hard Labor for Reporting About Global Voices Online

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 10:03 pm

Myanmar Opposition Eyes 10 Million Signatures For Charter Petition – Radio Free Asia


Myanmar Opposition Eyes 10 Million Signatures For Charter Petition
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party said Wednesday that it expects to double to 10 million the number of signatures it has collected in its petition campaign to amend the country's constitution.

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 9:39 pm

Readers Say: Wiring Myanmar; Taiwan’s Service Industry; Thailand – Forbes


Readers Say: Wiring Myanmar; Taiwan's Service Industry; Thailand
Forbes
The military coup in Bangkok has robbed the nation of its democracy (Asia's Week: Thailand Is Just Like You Remember, Folks). There is an element of intense fear despite the military's effort to pacify the people. Such fear may have pushed cheap

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 8:30 pm

Social business shows way of development in Myanmar – The Daily Star


Social business shows way of development in Myanmar
The Daily Star
A lot of investment capital and donor money were coming into Myanmar, he said, adding that the country could make it work for the people at the bottom rather than have all the surplus taken away from extractive industries and other sectors to foreign

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution – Reuters


Reuters

Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution
Reuters
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an …
Myanmar's Constitutional Uncertaintythe Diplomat

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 10:10 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma: Troubled Rakhine state invites aid groups to return

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:50 pm

The Moslem Jet Fighter by James Dunnigan July 21, 2014

Burma is again looking for some new jet fighters and has decided that the Chinese JF-17 is the way to go, mainly because of low price ($20-25 million depending on version) and China has offered to set up an assembly operation in Burma to build the aircraft.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 3:04 am

BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:48 pm

Burma link as Lai's money trail revealed

Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 7:33 pm

Ooredoo announces distributors for Burma mobile rollout

Ooredoo, one of two international telecoms operating in Burma, announced distributors for its low-cost mobile devices on Friday. The Qatari company pledges to provide affordable devices and SIM cards to the country and has already integrated itself into Burma's growing tech scene ahead of the product roll-out.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 3:51 am

Burma: Rape case that sparked sectarian violence was faked

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma have announced that the alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central city of Mandalay was completely fabricated.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 2:17 am

Luxury cars and artisanal cheese: Burma opens up, but true democracy still elusive

Burma has changed dramatically since it began democratic reform just over three years ago, with more shopping centers and luxury car dealerships opening. But many Burmese say democracy is still a dream.

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 11:00 am

US concerned over Burma journalists' sentences

The U.S. says it's very concerned that four reporters and a magazine chief executive in Burma have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor.

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 7:34 pm

Burma: Religious conversion law threatens religious freedom

Over 80 organisations from civil society worldwide have called on the government of Burma/Myanmar to scrap proposed legislation that would unlawfully restrict the right to freely choose a religion. If adopted, this law would… (Visited 245 times, 245 visits this week) The post Burma: Religious conversion law threatens religious freedom appeared first on ALIRAN .

Posted on 7 July 2014 | 10:11 am

U.S. wanted Burma to model democratic change, but it’s not turning out that way

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Posted on 6 July 2014 | 11:37 pm