Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Readers Say: Wiring Myanmar; Taiwan's Service Industry; Thailand

Such fear may have pushed cheap foreign laborers to leave in a mass exodus. TITAN MONN Bangkok President Ma strongly believes that China has not really analyzed or assessed the political scenario in Taiwan appropriately and accurately (Mainland Needs ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 5 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

BIDV expected to be among first foreign banks in Myanmar

Hong PhucBy Hong Phuc - The Saigon Times DailyHCMC - The Central Bank of Myanmar has plans to grant investment licenses to the first 10 foreign banks in the third quarter of this year, and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) is expected ... [Published Saigon Economic Times - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 7 reports

Kinden, Sumitomo to train electrical technicians in Myanmar

YANGON -- Kansai Electric Power group member Kinden and trading house Sumitomo Corp. have launched a business that will train electrical technicians in Myanmar.Working with AGTI, a leading science and technology educational institution in the Southeast ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 5 reports

India, Myanmar hold talks

:India and Myanmar Wednesday held the 14th round of foreign office consultations here, and discussed a host of issues including trade, investment and infrastructure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to Myanmar in November. A press release ... [Published ProKerala.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

Thailand: No increase in deportations from Thai camps, says UNHCR

Source: Mizzima NewsCountry: Myanmar, Thailand There has been no increase in deportations of Myanmar refugees from camps in Thailand since restrictions began being enforced on their movement in late June, the United Nations refugee agency told Mizzima ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Burma Transition ‘Not Yet Taken Root’, Threatened by Continuing Abuses: Group

Police patrol the streets of Mandalay on Wednesday, after an outbreak of inter-communal violence in early July. (Photo: Teza Hleing / The Irrawaddy)Burma’s transition to democracy, peace and justice has yet to take root and is being disrupted by continuing ... [Published Irrawaddy - 15 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Cross-border railway between China, Myanmar stranded

(ECNS) -- A plan for a cross-border railway between China and Myanmar, which was expected to be completed next year, has been stranded.The two countries failed to implement the contract for an 810-kilometer railway between the Chinese city of Kunming ... [Published Ecns.cn - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 5 reports

Malaysia’s CIMB eyes banking licences in Vietnam, Myanmar

BANGKOK – CIMB Group Holdings, Malaysia’s second-largest lender, plans to seek banking licences in Vietnam and Myanmar as part of its drive to expand in fast-growing Southeast Asian markets.CIMB, Southeast Asia’s fifth-largest bank by assets, is also ... [Published Today Online - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

Myanmar: UN's new special rapporteur on Myanmar discusses IDPs during visit to Kachin State

Source: Mizzima NewsCountry: Myanmar United Nations special rapporteur Ms Yanghee Lee discussed people displaced by conflict, land mines, land grabs and rape in talks with government officials during a trip to Kachin State on July 21 as she continued ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 6 reports

Myanmar planning nuclear reactor for ‘research’, minister says

:11Science and Technology Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo speaks during a parliamentary session on July 21 (photo-EMG)Myanmar is planning to build nuclear reactors for research purposes after it develops the expertise required to run one safely, Union Minister for ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) plans to lower barriers to the free movement of goods, capital and workers in 2015, but few workers are expected to take advantage of freedom of movement among the 10-ASEAN member states. One reason is that labor migration ... [Published Migration News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

Myanmar Opposition Says Millions Signed Petition to Change Constitution

YANGON — 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 election next year.The ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 22 2014]

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"I settled on my pseudonym Phoebe Kennedy, a combination of the names of my niece and my grandmother" she writes in Myanmar's Spring: Real Lives in Turbulent Times. "I found this degree of separation instantly liberating...
...How deep and tight it must have been to have left such scars. He continued speaking, "They just kept beating me and beating me. I don't know why."
...His coup d’ e-tat (while ostensibly serving the enemy as a ` "Christian convert’) in 1591 not only paved the way for the eventual expulsion of the Portuguese from the island in 1656, but also made it impossible for other European colonizers and white Christian missionaries to totally subvert the Sinhala Buddhist society – even after 1815."

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Bay watch [Published Bangkok Post - 30 mins ago]
PhuketWATCH Phuket Parkland Crunch Nears; Thai ... [Published Phuket Wan - 51 mins ago]
Seeking Independence, Opium Eradication in Pala... [Published Irrawaddy - 56 mins ago]
Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar [Published The Golden Land - 1 hour ago]
Telenor Myanmar to launch by September [Published The Golden Land - 1 hour ago]
Ramadan Reflection Day #25: Yesterday I Met One... [Published Huffington Post - 1 hour ago]
KING WIMALADHARMASURIYA -1: [Published LankaWeb - 1 hour ago]
Myanmar stepping up efforts to contain drug-res... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 1 hour ago]
Ooredoo : First Quarter Profits at QR1.704 bill... [Published 4 Traders - 1 hour ago]
25 kg cheap rice for poor families [Published The Statesman - 2 hours ago]
Row over house/plot allotment [Published The Statesman - 2 hours ago]
Sacrificing Eid revelry for victims of violence [Published Times of India - 2 hours ago]
Mausam to link 10 Gujarat sites to Indian Ocean... [Published Times of India - 2 hours ago]
Malaysia's CIMB Group casts wide net in Asean [Published Bangkok Post - 2 hours ago]
Chiang Mai latest hub for Bangkok Air [Published Bangkok Post - 2 hours ago]
Academics urge quake-resistant building ... [Published Bangkok Post - 2 hours ago]
Bangkok Bank succeeds to "Brings Asia to Myanmar" [Published Bangkok Bank - 3 hours ago]
The politics of outrage [Published Daily Maverick - 3 hours ago]
Man who drowned off Batam 'should not have been... [Published Asiaone - 3 hours ago]
Ooredoo Group posts half-yearly net profit of Q... [Published Gulf Times - 3 hours ago]
US hails Indonesia's maturing democracy in turb... [Published Comox Valley Echo - 3 hours ago]
S'pore firm links artists and buyers [Published MyPaper.sg - 3 hours ago]
Cambodia and Laos Infrastructure Report Q3 2014 [Published Research and Markets - 3 hours ago]
Govt, parliament have responsibilities to inves... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 4 hours ago]
MP asks to clarify profit sharing of Sky Net an... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 4 hours ago]
Widodo winning presidency means a force for dem... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 4 hours ago]
Happy Hour Extended at Local Thai Restaurant [Published Digital Journal - 4 hours ago]
Journalists from Myanmar Thandawsint journal in... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 4 hours ago]
Securing the Region [Published SentinelAssam.com - 4 hours ago]
Eduspec shares down despite bagging deal [Published The Sun Daily - 4 hours ago]
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Myanmar Intends to Build 'Research' Atomic Reac... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - 6 hours ago]
Myanmar Intends to Build 'Research' Atomic Reactors: Minister http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/myanmar-intends-build-research-atomic-reactors-minister/ ...
World: Why civil registration matters in confli... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 11 hours ago]
Source: Norwegian Refugee CouncilCountry: World Monica Sanchez Bermudez and Laura Cunial Civil documentation is a priority area for NRC’s ICLA programmes. Registration with civil authorities allows for individuals to receive birth and marriage certificates, ...
World: FAO Rice Monitor, July 2014, Volume XVII... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 11 hours ago]
Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: World ROUND UP With northern hemisphere countries about to complete the collection of their secondary paddy crops, the 2013 season is virtually over. Based on its latest assessment, FAO has heightened ...
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Ha... [Published Global Voices Online - 11 hours ago]
Journalists protesting in front of Myanmar Peace Center. Photo by Kyaw Zaw Win, Kyaw Lwin Oo. From the Facebook page of RFA Burmese Four Burmese journalists and the CEO of the Unity Journal were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour ...
Thailand: No increase in deportations from Thai... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 12 hours ago]
Source: Mizzima NewsCountry: Myanmar, Thailand There has been no increase in deportations of Myanmar refugees from camps in Thailand since restrictions began being enforced on their movement in late June, the United Nations refugee agency told Mizzima ...
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Audio/Video

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Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 19 2014]
Gap Inc. ventures into Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jul 07 2014]
"There is no peace for us"- Muslim in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 05 2014]
Water shortages in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 07 2014]
Myanmar's Muslim Rohingyas say they're facing n... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 22 2014]
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Myanmar Investment Conference 2014 (Sept 25-27)... [Published Financial Services - Jul 14 2014]
Declaration by the High Representative on behal... [Published European Council - Press - EN - May 25 2014]
China CFOs Less Optimistic on 2014 Performance ... [Published Bank of America Press Release - May 08 2014]
Asia Pacific CFOs Bullish on Revenues, Less so ... [Published Bank of America Press Release - Apr 14 2014]
IOM Trains Myanmar Rakhine State Officials in D... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Mar 21 2014]
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