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Myanmar – Google News

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Hundreds mourn Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin – BBC News


BBC News

Hundreds mourn Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin
BBC News
Hundreds of mourners have gathered to mark the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin. A founder of the National League for Democracy (NLD), he served 19 years in prison under Myanmar's military rulers for his activism. Released in 2008 …
Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy heroNew Straits Times
Win Tin | Myanmar journalist, 85Philly.com
Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar democracy heroMizzima News

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:05 am

Wardrums in Myanmar’s Wa hills – Asia Times Online


Eurasia Review

Wardrums in Myanmar's Wa hills
Asia Times Online
YANGON – Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of Myanmar's armed forces, or Tatmadaw, is a man on the move. Since the beginning of the year he has traveled to Laos and Indonesia, attended large-scale war games in central Myanmar, …
Myanmar's Military: Back To The Barracks?Eurasia Review
Transformation of Tatmadaw poses huge challenge: think tankMizzima News

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:57 am

A white-knuckle ride in Myanmar – Financial Times


A white-knuckle ride in Myanmar
Financial Times
Thura Soe-Paing is Myanmar's accidental entrepreneur. Arriving back home in 2010 thanks to his Brazilian diplomat wife's posting there, the former banker and consultant walked into three years of extraordinary political change – and a surprising new …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:35 am

Myanmar’s ex-political prisoners struggle to reclaim lives – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar's ex-political prisoners struggle to reclaim lives
BBC News
Former political prisoners in Myanmar say they are still being "treated like criminals" and need more support from the state to reintegrate into society. They were originally jailed for taking part in protests, which launched the country's pro

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:08 am

Secondary Sources Asia: Fight or Flight in Myanmar? – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Secondary Sources Asia: Fight or Flight in Myanmar?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Over the last year Myanmar has received more than US$3.6 billion in foreign direct investment, an increase of nearly 300 percent. But enormous barriers to future investment remain, and if reforms aren't enacted quickly, foreign capital may take flight

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:50 am

Thai firms urged to tap GSP privileges in Myanmar – The Nation


Thai firms urged to tap GSP privileges in Myanmar
The Nation
The seminar also told Thai investors and traders that there were tremendous opportunities for Thais to explore in Myanmar, although they should be prepared for some challenges before penetrating the market. U Win Aung, president of the Union of Myanmar …

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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:33 pm

Yangon Online Delivers Amazon, eBay And Apple To Myanmar – Forbes


Forbes

Yangon Online Delivers Amazon, eBay And Apple To Myanmar
Forbes
The explanation is that all payments are conducted in person in Yangon Online's shiny glass-fronted brick-and-mortar shop on Yaw Min Gyi St. in Myanmar's capital. The shop is about a block from the cloth and jewelry vendors of traditional Bogyoke Market.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 4:49 pm

Myanmar Rebel Leader Urges US Role in Peace Talks – ABC News


UN News Centre

Myanmar Rebel Leader Urges US Role in Peace Talks
ABC News
A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions. Clashes in northern Myanmar intensified this month despite
Kachin rebels renew plea for US role to ensure fair Myanmar peaceReuters
Myanmar's Kachin General Wants Foreign Involvement in Peace TalksRadio Free Asia
Myanmar: UNICEF warns children of Kachin face growing threats due to recent UN News Centre

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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:54 am

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85 – BBC News


BBC News

Myanmar democracy veteran Win Tin dies at 85
BBC News
Win Tin, a veteran of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, has died at the age of 85. A founder of the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy, Win Tin was seen as highly influential in the push for reform in the South East Asian nation
U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, DiesNew York Times
Myanmar opposition leader Win Tin dies at 85CNN
Win Tin dies at 84; respected Myanmar opposition leaderLos Angeles Times
NPR (blog) -Channel News Asia -Straits Times
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 4:57 am

Myanmar’s Rohingya face a humanitarian crisis – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Myanmar's Rohingya face a humanitarian crisis
Aljazeera.com
Sittwe, Myanmar – Ruk and Kun Suma were born five minutes apart on March 27 in a camp for displaced Rohingya in Rakhine State, a northwestern province of Myanmar. Their mother, an emaciated 40-year-old woman named Noor Begun, suffers from …
US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violenceReuters
Atrocities in MyanmarPBS
Myanmar: Communal violence threatens political progressThe Interpreter
New Zealand Herald -Business Standard
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:57 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Top Gear 'regrets' Burma remark

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:05 am

Election tensions rise between Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein in Burma

Reforms begin to stall ahead of next year's vote that could see National League for Democracy gain outright victory Continue reading…

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:22 am

US warns Burma over ethnic violence

Officials say that attacks on Rohingya Muslims and foreign aid groups threaten the thaw in relations with Washington Continue reading…

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:22 am

Burmese insurgents call on US to enter peace talks

Last ethnic insurgent group fighting Burma government asks US to guarantee future minority rights in peace settlement The last ethnic insurgent group still fighting Burma's government has called on the US to become involved in peace efforts to guarantee future minority rights. General Gun Maw, deputy commander in chief of the Kachin Independence Army and a member of the insurgents' main …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:15 am

Burma: Kachin rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Burma government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions. Renewed clashes this month come despite efforts to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement between the government and all armed ethnic groups.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 1:58 am

Colleagues and Friends Remember Win Tin

Rangoon — People across Burma mourned the passing on Monday of 84-year-old democracy activist Win Tin, a veteran journalist and co-founder of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 12:39 am

Burma says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma says fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in the northeastern, strife-torn state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month. The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by President Thein Sein's government to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement with all armed ethnic groups — a deadline that has repeatedly been pushed back because of …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 4:28 am

Burma’s Badass Gun-toting Medics

The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left operating in Myanmar’s contested ethnic states—and their work often straddles the line between humanitarian relief and armed activism.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:45 am

Aung San Suu Kyi wants mercy for Burma's Rohingya seeking asylum in Australia

Burma's Nobel peace prize winner gets hero's welcome in Sydney, despite discomfort on Rohingya questions Australia's rule of law "must be tempered by mercy" when dealing with asylum seekers such as the Rohingya child born in a Brisbane hospital to parents fighting to prevent their transfer to Nauru , Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said in Sydney on Wednesday evening. Suu Kyi told the …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:36 pm

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