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Myanmar – Google News

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Why Myanmar’s Leaders Misled the World About Its… – Foreign Policy (blog)


Why Myanmar's Leaders Misled the World About Its…
Foreign Policy (blog)
Myanmar's preliminary results of its first census in more than 30 years were pretty startling. Instead of being home to 60 million people, as the government had long estimated, the survey released on Friday found that the long-isolated country's

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:57 pm

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe calls for apology, denies … – ABC Online


Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe calls for apology, denies
ABC Online
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe calls for apology, denies breast implants. Updated September 03, 2014 00:04:01. Myanmar former beauty queen May Myat Noe Photo: Myanmar's former beauty queen, May Myat Noe, denies any …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:38 pm

Canada takes a closer look at Myanmar – Eleven Myanmar


Canada takes a closer look at Myanmar
Eleven Myanmar
The Canadian government has considered drawing up a preferential tariff system for Myanmar, Canada's Minister for International Trade Edward Fast revealed last week. After meeting with Win Aung, president of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber …

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:53 pm

Gap audits reveal compliance issues at Myanmar factories – just-style.com


Gap audits reveal compliance issues at Myanmar factories
just-style.com
US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced – and continues to face – a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma. And the extent of these challenges has now been revealed.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:09 pm

Myanmar’s Controversial Census – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

Myanmar's Controversial Census
The Diplomat
According to the provisional results, Myanmar now has a population of 51.41 million, falling short of the estimated 60 million previously believed to be living in the country that was once all but closed off to the world. Though rights groups consider
Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in MyanmarReuters UK
Myanmar census records country's population at over 51 millionChannel News Asia
Myanmar census lowers populationSky News Australia

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:56 pm

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant organizers, wants apology … – U.S. News & World Report


Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant organizers, wants apology
U.S. News & World Report
May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The dethroned beauty queen …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:34 pm

Myanmar beauty queen ‘wants apology in return for crown’ – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar beauty queen 'wants apology in return for crown'
BBC News
She told reporters she was forced to lie about her age and organisers had demanded that she have "head-to-toe" plastic surgery. She also denied claims that she had run off with the crown, saying she had boarded the plane for Myanmar without realising
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen says she won't return crownFox News
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant bossU-T San Diego
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen seeks apology before returning crownThe Straits Times
New York Daily News -AsiaOne
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:56 am

Uproar forces Myanmar U-turn on $8bn contract – Financial Times


Reuters UK

Uproar forces Myanmar U-turn on $8bn contract
Financial Times
The Yangon authorities have invited bidders for the construction deal originally awarded to Myanmar Say Ta Nar Myothit Public Company, which was set up less than a year ago and has prompted blank looks in the country even from people well-connected in …
Myanmar city U-turns amid outcry over secret $8 billion housing dealReuters UK

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:25 am

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa – The Straits Times


The Straits Times

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa
The Straits Times
Two years in the making, the scheme has cost impoverished Myanmar US$17 million but is a step towards wider e-government in a country whose technology lags its regional neighbours after decades of junta rule which stifled investment and the economy.
Myanmar launches e-VisaiAfrica.com
Myanmar Launches E-Visa in hopes of Raising Number of Tourists to 5 Million Gant Daily
Myanmar set to extend e-visa service to all EU countries, minister saysEleven Myanmar

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:25 pm

Myanmar’s census falls 9 million short of estimate – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar's census falls 9 million short of estimate
BBC News
Myanmar's first census in more than 30 years has revealed that the country has 9 million fewer people than it thought. The country's last national survey was in 1983 and until now the government had estimated that the total population was about 60 million.
Ooops! Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million peopleUSA TODAY
Myanmar census shows population 9m fewer than estimatedChannel News Asia
Myanmar's First Census In 3 Decades Finds Population 9M Lower Than ExpectedInternational Business Times

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:43 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Rangoon Expansion Plan Clouded By Company’s Shady Past

Rangoon – Old habits die hard, especially in Burma.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 1:13 am

Quirky World… Fired beauty queen defends crown theft

A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Burma said she won’t return her bejewelled $100,000 (€76,000) crown until pageant organisers apologise for calling her a liar and a thief-

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 12:01 am

Crowds gather for Bromsgrove VJ commemorations

A POIGNANT service to commemorate the 69th anniversary of VJ Day – ‘Victory over Japan’ – was held at Bromsgrove’s Burma Campaign Memorial in Crown Close.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:24 pm

Dethroned Burmese beauty queen blasts pageant organizers, wants apology before returning $100K crown

YANGON, Burma — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Burma said Tuesday she won’t return her bejewelled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe — the country’s first winner of an international beauty contest — lashed back at her accusers at a tightly packed news […]

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:08 pm

Dethroned Burma beauty queen refuses to return $100,000 tiara

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Burma says she won't return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:10 am

Burma opens e-Visa application service

Burma has opened its e-Visa application service, but there are some restrictions.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:15 pm

Burma's e-Visa application service opens

Burma has today opened its e-Visa application service which it hopes will encourage more travellers to visit

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:01 pm

Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million.

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 6:54 am

Burma's Mergui Archipelago: Is tourism a force for good?

As Nigel Richardson sails around Burma's Mergui Archipelago, he worries about the future of a rapidly changing country

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:07 am

U.S. seeks to safeguard progress in Burma

Burma is a rare foreign policy success for Washington, but progress is skaky.

Posted on 9 August 2014 | 2:12 pm