Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 mins ago - 7 reports

Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast Asia, says new study

Drug-resistant malaria, which is now widespread in Southeast Asia, is a serious threat to global efforts to control malaria, warned a new study.Blood samples from 1,241 malaria patients in 10 countries across Asia and Africa showed that western Cambodia, ... [Published Electric New Paper - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

UN envoy says targeting of media, inaction in Rakhine points to backtracking for Myanmar

The UN's human rights envoy has repeated her concerns about the progress of reform in Myanmar, pointing to harsh jail sentences for journalists and 'inaction' in Rakhine State.The United Nations human rights envoy to Myanmar has repeated her concerns ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Windstar launches Asian ‘Cruisetours’

Windstar recently purchased three ships from SeabournLuxury cruise operator Windstar is launching its first-ever series of Cruisetours in Asia.The new collection allows passengers to extend their cruise with a land element, with rates including all sea ... [Published Travel Daily Media - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 7 reports

Japan's ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airline

TOKYO: Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has dropped its plan to buy a 49 per cent stake in a Myanmar airline, blaming "intensified" competition in the country as it quickly emerges from years of economic isolation.ANA Holdings -- the airline's parent ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - 3 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

China’s ‘Strategic’ Gas Pipeline in Burma May Be Built on Hot Air

A segment of the oil and gas pipelines running from the Arakan coast to China. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)The underperforming US$1 billion gas pipeline through Burma into China was built by the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) ... [Published Irrawaddy - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 7 reports

Presidential Spokesman Ye Htut Nominated for Information Minister Post

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut talks to reporters on Saturday. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)RANGOON — A day after the removal of Information Minister Aung Kyi was announced, it emerged on Wednesday that President Thein Sein has nominated his spokesman ... [Published Irrawaddy - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Ethnic Ceasefire Team Concludes Laiza Summit

Mutu Say Poe, center, the Karen National Union (KNU) chairman, speaks at the NCCT summit in Laiza on July 26, 2014. (Photo: Thaw Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)LAIZA, Kachin State — Members of ethnic rebel groups’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) ... [Published Irrawaddy - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 6 reports

XINHUA - Roundup: Myanmar to explore suitable electoral system for parliamentary election

Roundup: Myanmar to explore suitable electoral system for parliamentary electionContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.by Feng YingqiuNAY PYI TAW, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's parliamentary House of Representatives (Lower House) Tuesday unanimously agreed to ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

Security for aid groups

IN A much belated move, under pressure from foreign human rights organisations, the authorities in the disturbed western Rakhine state of Myanmar, have invited back international aid groups, who have been hounded out of the country by rampaging Buddhist ... [Published Brunei Times - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Myanmar Armed Groups, Government Agree On 10-Point Peace Deal

YANGON, July 30 (Bernama) -- The third Myanmar ethnic summit ended in Laiza, northern Kachin state Tuesday with 10 points to be raised in future peace talks with the government's Peace-Making Work Committee (PMWC), Xinhua news agency reported.The armed ... [Published Bernama - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

Myanmar to launch birth registration pilot project

:The Myanmar government has decided to launch a birth registration week in three states as a pilot project before a nationwide coverage to ensure all births are registerd. With technical and financial support from the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) and the ... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 ... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 29 2014]

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"Controlling malaria is definitely one of the grand challenges in the field of entomology," said Dr. Alvin Simmons, the other co-chair of ICE 2016. "Dr. Agre's perspectives as a scientist and as a communicator will be well appreciated by the thousands of international insect scientists and others who will be in attendance. ICE 2016 will be a student-friendly event, and Dr. Agre is approachable for one-on-one conversations with students."
"I have arrived in Mumbai during an exciting time. My team and I will build upon progress in the US-India relationship and advance the goals our governments articulate at the Strategic Dialogue" Vajda said of his new responsibility
"The government just does not have the capacity to serve all the people in Rakhine and they are really not letting the international NGOs or international agencies to fulfill their job either" she said

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Great Eastern Reports Q2-14 and 6M-14 Financial... [Published Noodls - 6 mins ago]
Myanmar President Replaces Information, Health ... [Published Radio Free Asia - 8 mins ago]
Nobel Prize Winner Peter Agre to Give Keynote A... [Published PRWeb - 16 mins ago]
Thomas L. Vajda is new US Consul-General in Mumbai [Published ProKerala.com - 22 mins ago]
Activity Report for the Second Quarter - Ended ... [Published Noodls - 29 mins ago]
Fearing flood, Myanmar stocks up [Published Bangkok Post - 39 mins ago]
PH ranks with strife-torn Syria, Iraq in human ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 46 mins ago]
Tashi gets its “Dorji” [Published Kuensel Online - 49 mins ago]
UN envoy says targeting of media, inaction in R... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 1 hour ago]
BNP Paribas posts 4.3b euro 2Q loss [Published Trading Room - 1 hour ago]
Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast ... [Published Electric New Paper - 1 hour ago]
Burmese migrant wins Thai calligraphy award [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
1st Myanmar CNG for Transport, Industry and Pow... [Published Myanmar Business Network - 2 hours ago]
The Pindaya Caves is a Myanmar must for Jetsett... [Published Today Online - 2 hours ago]
This Day in History (9-5-1393) [Published IRIB World Service - 2 hours ago]
US Assistant Secretary stresses importance of A... [Published VietnamPlus - 2 hours ago]
Thailand Quick To Claim Human Trafficking Impro... [Published Phuket Wan - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar parties step up electoral system debate... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 2 hours ago]
No more junk in their trunks: Heroin-addict ele... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 2 hours ago]
Trends that are shaping the travel industry [Published Examiner.com - 2 hours ago]
Historical and Modern Examples of Command Economy [Published Buzzle.com - 2 hours ago]
Interfaith Harmony Can Generate Development – A... [Published Eurasia Review - 3 hours ago]
Drug-resistant Malaria Hits South East Asia [Published Live Trading News - 3 hours ago]
Korea, Mekong region to boost cooperation [Published Korea.net - 3 hours ago]
Decision awaited on Taunggup lynching appeal [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
Economy in US. Grows More Than Forecast [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - 3 hours ago]
Rural people in Myanmar easy prey to human traf... [Published China.org.cn - 3 hours ago]
Windstar launches Asian ‘Cruisetours’ [Published Travel Daily Media - 3 hours ago]
Japan's ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - 3 hours ago]
Remarks – On Aug. 6, 2014, let us remember Aug.... [Published The Villager - 4 hours ago]
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Burmese migrant wins Thai calligraphy award [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
The 12-year-old son of Burmese migrant labourers has topped all Thai students to win the Thai language handwriting competition for primary school level announced on Tuesday to mark National Thai Language Day. Yasa, a Grade 3 student at Arunmetha School ...
Decision awaited on Taunggup lynching appeal [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 3 hours ago]
The Arakanese High Court has yet to announce its decision on whether to uphold an appeal against murder charges levelled at seven men indicted for the 2012 lynching of 10 Muslim pilgrims at a bus station in Taunggup. The incident is widely seen ...
Myanmar: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 8 hours ago]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam 07/30/2014 22:12 GMT PARIS, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly ...
Myanmar: Malnutrition, disease rising in camps ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 10 hours ago]
Source: Washington PostCountry: Myanmar By Annie Gowen Alittle girl balances a bag of donated rice on her head as she begs for her family of eight. Other children play in fetid, trash-clogged pools of water. And at a religious class at a makeshift mosque, ...
Asia Pacific Economic Outlook August 2014 Deloitte [Published Strategy and Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it - 10 hours ago]
This edition gives a near-term outlook for China, Japan, Myanmar, and Singapore. The demand for credit has not abated in China. Japan seems to be recovering quickly from the tax-induced downturn. Despite foreign aid coming in, more needs to be done ...
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Audio/Video

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UN fears for Burma refugees [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
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]
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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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