Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 29 reports

Veteran Burmese Pro-Democracy Campaigner Dies

Win Tin, a prominent journalist and the co-founder of the pro-democracy opposition in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has died at the age of 84.National League for Democracy officials said Win Tin died Monday. The former newspaper editor founded the National ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 25 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – Further Thoughts

Derek Tonkin19 April 2014I have received one or two expressions of disbelief about the conclusion I reached in my essay on 9 April 2014   (The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – The British Experience in Arakan 1826-1948) that the designation ‘Rohingya’ was totally ... [Published Narinjara - 3 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Cebu Pacific interested to operate in Myanmar

Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla said in an interview last week that talks with Myanmar were up first, or from May 19 to 20. The move is set to result in the first direct flights between Philippines and Myanmar, often described ... [Published Myanmar Business Network - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

DefTech targets Myanmar jobs

Malaysia’s leading armoured vehicle maker DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DefTech) is in talks about new projects with the relevant authorities in Myanmar, said chief executive officer Amril Samsudin.Source: The Star Online[embedded content] ... [Published Myanmar Business Network - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 8 reports

22 Dead State Media Reports, as Kachin Fighting Intensifies

A soldier prepares to load his KIA-made grenade launcher during a long assault on the Hkaya Bum outpost on Jan. 20, 2013. (Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy)RANGOON— Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Burma’s northeastern state ... [Published Irrawaddy - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 5 reports

Myanmar media freedom under attack

A flurry of criminal cases against Myanmar journalists is stoking wider fears of a human rights clampdown in the run-up to elections ... [Published Financial Times - UK Homepage - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Washington Post: how to begin to justify the massacres against Muslims in Burma

" But the picture on the ground is complex . In Burma, also known as Myanmar, a growing measure of democracy and economic reform coexist with a virulent strain of Buddhist nationalism.“There’s an inability in London and Washington to entertain two contradictory ... [Published The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي ... - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

Myanmar confirms mopping-up operation in three areas in northernmost state

Myanmar state media confirmed Sunday that the military has launched a mopping-up operation in three main areas in northernmost Kachin state early this month against the Kachin Independence Army ... ... [Published Big News Network - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 3 reports

Singapore's SCCP to invest in Myanmar hotel project

(MENAFN) Singapore's SCCP Lakeside Company is planning to invest in a three-star hotel project in Myanmar, Xinhua reported.The Myanmar Investment Commission ... [Published MENAFN - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

Bangladesh to discuss drug smuggling with Myanmar

Bangladesh is seeking to hold talks with Myanmar for discussing ways to prevent drug smuggling along the border, Home Ministry officials have said.Home Ministry Additional Secretary Kamal Uddin Ahmed told the UNB that the foreign ministry has been asked ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmars border trade hits over 4 bln USD in 2013-14 FY

Myanmar's border trade hit 4.585 billion USdollars in the fiscal year 2013-14, up over 830 million dollars compared with that of the same period of 2012-13 fiscal year, local media reported ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar: Aid shortage hits Kachin refugees

Source: Democratic Voice of BurmaCountry: Myanmar Hundreds of displaced villagers who fled their homes in Mansi amidst escalating violence in Kachin State late last week are now facing an extreme shortage of provisions and adequate accommodation, according ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 19 2014]

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"The third film for the evening will be about the two restorations of the Nicholson War Memorial, firstly in 1994 and again, recently, in 2010."
"My future plan is to keep fighting till the military dictatorship ends" he told Reuters at the time, still wearing his prison uniform as a symbolic protest against what he saw as his illegal detention
...living with HIV, a young man who has sex with other men, a young transgender person, or a young person who engages in selling sex or using drugs. "We see more and more governments taking action to enforce existing or draft new punitive laws. This places the sexual health of millions of young people at even greater risk" says Podmore

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Karpal Singh's official funeral [Published FZ.com - 14 mins ago]
PM should be careful with name-calling over PID... [Published Singapore Democrats - 24 mins ago]
Veteran Burmese Pro-Democracy Campaigner Dies [Published DailyMe.Com - 25 mins ago]
Myanmars noted journalist U Win Tin passes away [Published Big News Network - 34 mins ago]
Standalone NVR is on the rise [Published ASMAG - 48 mins ago]
Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Ti... [Published Big News Network - 52 mins ago]
Win Tin, journalist and opponent of Myanmar's m... [Published EuroNews - 56 mins ago]
Gerald Mee will be presenting a film night for ... [Published Leek News - 1 hour ago]
Burmese Democracy Activist Win Tin Dies [Published Irrawaddy - 1 hour ago]
The world around us – DAWN.com [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - 1 hour ago]
Win Tin, journalist and opponent of Myanmar's m... [Published TrustMedia - 1 hour ago]
Kuantan bus crash: Driver tests negative for dr... [Published thestar.com.my - 1 hour ago]
The naked truth of Myanmar, a portrait of U Win... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
Solomon Islands: Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Burma’s emerging rich [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
The places kissed by stars [Published Manila Bulletin - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar revs for car binge [Published Journal-Gazette - 2 hours ago]
Zambia: Let's Start By Talking to Youths to Pre... [Published AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago]
Islamic Group Accuses SSS of Religious Bias [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar's noted journalist U Win Tin passes away [Published Global Times - 2 hours ago]
Potato price goes up [Published The News International - 2 hours ago]
Myanmar opposition leader Win Tin dies at 85 [Published CNN - 2 hours ago]
An Apology Long Overdue [Published Irrawaddy - 3 hours ago]
The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – Further Thoughts [Published Narinjara - 3 hours ago]
The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – British experience in... [Published Narinjara - 3 hours ago]
If Afghans can vote, why can't Thais? [Published Bangkok Post - 3 hours ago]
Myanmar’s telecom dividend [Published Bangkok Post - 3 hours ago]
Renowned Myanmar democracy campaigner dies [Published World Bulletin - 3 hours ago]
Burma mourns death of ally of Aung San Suu Kyi ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
Burma mourns death of ally of Aung San Suu Kyi ... [Published The Independent - 3 hours ago]
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The world around us – DAWN.com [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - 1 hour ago]
A LOT is happening around us, both in our immediate neighbourhood, as well as further afield, that has not just geopolitical, strategic or military underpinnings, but potentially far-reaching economic ramifications as well. Beyond a small circle of ...
The naked truth of Myanmar, a portrait of U Win... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
A word from the filmmaker The film is an initiative of DVB’s deputy executive director Khin Maung Win and myself. We came to the conclusion that, although U Win Tin gave thousands of interviews, his complete life-story was never filmed. It took me more ...
Solomon Islands: Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsCountry: Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot from the OCHA Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific REPUBLIC OF KOREA A passenger ...
Burma’s emerging rich [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 1 hour ago]
As Burma’s economy steadily grows, a higher percentage of Rangoon’s population are finding themselves with more cash to spend. Imported products from Thailand and Hong Kong can be seen on display in downtown shopping malls – something that would have ...
Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Ti... [Published The Malaysian Insider - 4 hours ago]
The co-founder of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and the nation's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died at the age of 84, his party said today, after battling for decades to bring freedom to the formerly junta-run country.The veteran ...
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Myanmar's historic census draws criticism from ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 30 2014]
NGOs targeted in Myanmar, causing food prices t... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 29 2014]
Tycoon sees pitfalls, and potential in the new ... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Mar 25 2014]
Suu Kyi and Yeoh launch foundation in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Mar 10 2014]
Asia Day Ahead: A health check for Hong Kong Ex... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Feb 25 2014]
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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]
Willis Opens Representative Office in Myanmar [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Mar 20 2014]
Myanmar: Support for migrant workers at five ke... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Mar 18 2014]
Support for Migrant Workers at Five Key Embassies [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Mar 18 2014]
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