Myanmar/Burma

Type: Country
Name: Myanmar/Burma
population: 53,222,660
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 44 mins ago - 2 reports

Desperate Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit advocacy group Arakan Project, said there has been a huge surge since Oct. 15, with an average of 900 people a day piling into cargo ships parked off Rakhine state.That’s nearly 10,000 in less than two weeks, she ... [Published Journal-Gazette - 44 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

3,000 people stage protest in Yangon for interfaith marriage bill

News DeskMyanmar ElevenPublication Date : 26-10-2014Around 3,000 people including Buddhist monks led by the Yangon Region's Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association held a protest yesterday to call for the enactment of the interfaith marriage ... [Published Asia News Network - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

10/26/2014: HT NATION: Manipur to import 10,000MT of rice from Myanmar

IMPHAL: The Food Corporation of India plans to import 10,000 MT of rice from Myanmar every month for five months during the ‘mega block’ of the Indian Railways, caused by construction of broad gauge railway tracks at Lumding-Badarpur section in Assam ... [Published Hindustan Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 13 reports

Rohingyas: The forgotten people

This is with reference to the article “Deafening silence over Rohingya issue” (Oct. 25) by Harun Yahya. I salute the writer for highlighting this issue time and again. It is sad that the world has completely forgotten about these poor people who have ... [Published Arab News - 13 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

MYANMAR MAN FOUND DEAD WITH THROAT SLIT

A foreign man was found dead with his throat slit at a car park along Jalan Russel in Ipoh at 11.45am this morning.The decomposing body of the Myanmar national was spotted by a passer-by who alerted the police.The identity of the victim and the cause ... [Published Ntv7 - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Myanmar/Burma, Ipoh, Autopsy
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 6 reports

Myanmar army kills ‘reporter’ in custody

Myanmar's press council today said the army had admitted to shooting dead a man in its custody who activists claim was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border.Aung Naing was gunned down as he tried to flee detention ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

XINHUA - Myanmar to host ASEAN financial inclusion conference

Myanmar to host ASEAN financial inclusion conferenceContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.YANGON, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will host an ASEAN conference to discuss challenges for countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam -- in striving for access to ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 7 reports

After Myanmar and Australia, Modi to visit Fiji

The 10-day tour to be the Prime Minister’s longest visit abroad since assuming office. ... [Published The Hindu - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar military slays journalist it tars as ethnic Karen rebel

Myanmar’s army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the military and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier’s gun during an...Read more ... ... [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 2 reports

Travelling to Myanmar made easier with online visa application

It is now easier to visit Myanmar, thanks to the introduction of the e-visa.MYANMAR has launched an online visa application that promises an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once-secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists ... [Published thestar.com.my - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar closer to bond sale

YANGON: Myanmar’s licensing of foreign banks brings it a step closer to an initial sovereign bond sale to help fund US$80 billion (RM262.4 billion) of power, transport and technology projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank ( ... [Published New Straits Times - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 6 reports

Myanmar calls for closer UN-ASEAN ties

Myanmar President U Thein Sein has urged the United Nations (UN) to further strengthen and expand the areas of cooperation with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).In a congratulatory message on the occasion of the UN’s 69 th founding ... [Published VietnamPlus - Oct 24 2014]

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The government has asked district collectors to complete the process by end of this month. "You are requested to take suitable steps at your level to disburse the balance funds of SCA among genuine farmers within the stipulated time and refund the unspent balance to " said food supplies and consumer welfare secretary Masdhusudan Padhi in his recent letter to collectors
"The interfaith marriage law is the lifeblood of Myanmar. That's why we, the monks, are demanding the authorities including the president and the MPs to enact this immediately. This interfaith marriage law does not affect the people of different nationalities and religions. It doesn't affect the government. It is in line with democracy. It is also in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so we demand (the authorities) to enact this immediately" Parmaukkha, chief abbot of the Magway Monastery, said during his speech after the protest march
For now, India's stance could create some awkward diplomatic moments. One came during Modi's visit to Japan.  "It is regrettable that the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement was not signed" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Modi during a reception in Tokyo on Sept. 1...
...He continues to "like to move off the grid", trekking the Inca Trail in Peru or the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia . "In these remote places, you are grateful for a bowl of hot vegetable soup" he says, tight-lipped about other aspects of how he lives

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Phailin succour to farmers by October-end [Published Times of India - 31 mins ago]
Desperate Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar [Published Journal-Gazette - 44 mins ago]
3,000 people stage protest in Yangon for interf... [Published Asia News Network - 1 hour ago]
26 October 2014 [Published Asia News Network - 2 hours ago]
Is the New Silk Road really an economic corrido... [Published The Express Tribune - 3 hours ago]
India irks world trade negotiators [Published Nikkei Asian Review - 4 hours ago]
Accountant in best position to advise business ... [Published New Sarawak Tribune - 4 hours ago]
Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000 [Published Belleville News Democrat - 4 hours ago]
Burma needs to investigate extrajudicial killin... [Published OpEdNews - 4 hours ago]
Morgan Stanley : On a mission to root out poverty [Published 4 Traders - 4 hours ago]
Myanmar chooses business teams to enter Mekong ... [Published GlobalPost - 4 hours ago]
Mother pines for teen who ran off with foreigner [Published Asiaone - 4 hours ago]
Scotland Yard probes Koh Tao crime scene [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 4 hours ago]
Burmese puppetry in Bangkok [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 5 hours ago]
People-centred ASEAN to be reality under M’sia'... [Published Brunei Times - 5 hours ago]
Around 3,000 people stage protest for enactment... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 6 hours ago]
Telenor SIM cards to be on sale on October 26 [Published Eleven Myanmar - 6 hours ago]
Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need... [Published Eurasia Review - 6 hours ago]
10/26/2014: HT NATION: Manipur to import 10,000... [Published Hindustan Times - 7 hours ago]
10/26/2014: Nation: Manipur to import 10,000MT ... [Published Hindustan Times - 8 hours ago]
UK police start work [Published Bangkok Post - 8 hours ago]
David Camerons fury over budget risks alienatin... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
ABET accreditation assures TIP engineers of ed... [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - 9 hours ago]
NLD's committee seeks advice on PSM bill, broad... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 9 hours ago]
Main barrier to peace is political dialogue roa... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 9 hours ago]
Warm welcome for U-19 heroes [Published Gulf Times - 10 hours ago]
Modi covering a lot of foreign ground [Published DailyMe.Com - 10 hours ago]
Nurse Scared by Ebola Quarantine as 'No One See... [Published NewsMax.com - 10 hours ago]
Thai garment manufacturers jittery over EU ... [Published The Gulf Today - 10 hours ago]
Human rights, democracy in Bangladesh not rheto... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
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Burma needs to investigate extrajudicial killin... [Published OpEdNews - 4 hours ago]
If the junta is sincere regarding democratic reforms, the journalists must be free at the outset since access to information is essential to a healthy democracy. But in Burma, the political opposition as well as journalists and media personnel are under ...
Scotland Yard probes Koh Tao crime scene [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 4 hours ago]
British police made a surprise visit to Koh Tao on Saturday to inspect locations related to the murders of two backpackers, a source said. They arrived on the island by helicopter from Bangkok, accompanied by Jarumporn Suramanee, an adviser to the Thai ...
Burmese puppetry in Bangkok [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 5 hours ago]
The famed Burmese art of puppetry – yoke thé – will feature at the Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok.  The popular art-form has a long-standing history in Burmese culture and was once reserved as the entertainment fit for royalty. The Rangoon-based ...
Rangoon police nab 12,000 drivers in a week [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 22 hours ago]
Rangoon traffic police have announced that they charged 12,000 drivers for traffic violations in just one week. In an announcement on Friday, traffic authorities in the former Burmese capital said that during the previous seven days, they had caught ...
Myanmar army kills ‘reporter’ in cu... [Published The Malaysian Insider - 22 hours ago]
Myanmar's press council today said the army had admitted to shooting dead a man in its custody who activists claim was a reporter detained after covering clashes near the conflict-hit eastern border.Aung Naing was gunned down as he tried to flee detention ...
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Setting up in Myanmar no 'Mickey Mouse' for mul... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Oct 17 2014]
Thai police search for suspects after two Briti... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 16 2014]
Kerry arrives in Myanmar for ASEAN [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 09 2014]
2NE1 greets fans in Myanmar [Published Reuters Video: Entertainment - Aug 04 2014]
UN fears for Burma refugees [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 27 2014]
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Increased Mobility in Myanmar Poses New Migrati... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Oct 03 2014]
The great new oil and gas frontier of Myanmar, ... [Published Platts - News - Sep 23 2014]
Gilat Chosen by Terabit Wave to Provide Satcom-... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 23 2014]
Best Western Continues Expansion in Myanmar Sig... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 16 2014]
Rethinking Reintegration Support for Myanmar Tr... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Aug 29 2014]
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