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Myanmars Rohingya face a humanitarian crisis

Details 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 ......

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

Details 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 ......

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Burma’s Badass Gun-toting Medics

Details The release of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, at the time arguably the world's most famous political prisoner, in November 2010 seemed like a turning point for her isolated nation. The following ......

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16 killed nearly 900 injured during water festival in central Myanmar

Details People take part in water festival. Photo AFP - Lehtikuva A total of 16 people were killed and 880 others injured during the Thingyan water festival in Mandalay, central Myanmar, local media reported ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

Details Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities. No one was injured and authorities said that calm has ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Burmese journalists pray for Zaw Pe’s release

Details DVB reporters and staff in Rangoon gathered for Burmese New Year's Day to pray for the release of their colleague, Magwe correspondent Zaw Pe [Zaw Phay] who was recently sentenced to a one- year ......

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Today Myanmar to stay on reform path says adviser but changes will be gradual

Details Myanmar's political reforms will continue and more changes can be expected after the election next year, but the push towards democracy will be gradual, said a top adviser to the ......

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Eleven Media Group Ayeyawady dam protestors continue march north

Details A group of protestors who left Yangon for the confluence of the Ayeyawady River have continued on their protest march north after breaking for the Thingyan new ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Amid peace talks health cooperation in Karen State sends positive signals

Details Over six decades of civil war in Eastern Burma, civilians fled en masse over the border to Thailand in search of basic necessities - physical security, food, ......

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Eleven Media Group Ethnic groups to conduct survey over census blunders

Details The representatives of the 10 organisations in February raised their concerns on the identification of ethnic identity in the national census, while meeting with Minister of Immigration Khin Yi. The ......

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The Irrawaddy A developer’s dream Housing for all

Details Yangon is a city abuzz with economic activity, as the world rediscovers one of the region's most promising frontier markets after decades of isolation. With this, however, comes a growing ......

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Burma hotel bombing arrested man involved in planting second device

Details Burma in which an American woman was injured had been under surveillance for alleged involvement in the planting of a second device found at a restaurant the next afternoon, police said.Authorities ......

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US calls on Myanmar to stop violence on Muslims

Details UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is calling on Myanmar's government to take urgent steps to stop violence in western Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have ......

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Aung San Suu Kyi wants mercy for Burmas Rohingya seeking asylum in Australia

Details 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 ......

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Myanmar gets $4 bn foreign investment

Details Yangon, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar got $4.107 billion foreign investment in the fiscal year 2013-14, up from $1.4 billion in 2012-13, media reports said Friday. The foreign investment in 2013-14 ......

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Troubled Pipelines in Burma

Details Nicholas Borroz believes the Sino-Burmese pipelines project could yield significant economic and political benefits for Beijing and Naypyidaw. Yet, there are problems that both countries need to keep ......

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U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

Details U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to the media after voting on a resolution approving U.N. peacekeepers for Central African Republic, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, ......

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Eleven Media Group Fighting rages in Kachin State during Thingyan

Details The Myanmar military has launched multiple offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on April 10, with fighting continuing over the Thingyan new year ......

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The Irrawaddy Yangon switches on

Details On the industrial outskirts of Yangon, a rusted chimney exhales wisps of white smoke as a three-decade-old gas-fired power station chunters ......

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China Radio International Head of Myanmar Radio National Service Development of multi-directional media is the only way forward

Details The head of Myanmar Radio National Service, who is attending the 2014 Bo'Ao Asia Forum in Hainan, China commented during an interview on the 9th that in the digital age, the focus on one type of ......

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Xinhua Myanmar president puts hope on bringing peace to country in new year

Details Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Sunday expressed the hope that the forthcoming traditional new year would bring peace to the nation and the country could become a union with perpetuation of ......

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Financial Times US to help companies invest in Myanmar

Details The US will open its first commercial service office in Myanmar to help US companies invest in the southeast Asian nation, marking another step towards reviving US economic ties with the country. ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Suu Kyi leaves Europe armed with international support for constitutional change

Details Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to depart France for home on Wednesday, having canvased international support for her agenda of constitutional change in Burma. The weeklong trip ......

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Xinhua Zhang Dejiang met with Speaker of the Myanmar Union Parliament U Shwe Mann

Details On April 10, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, Zhang Dejiang held a meeting with the speaker of the Myanmar Union Parliament and the Lower House, U Shwe ......

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Xinhua Chinese companies assisted Myanmar in completing national power planning report

Details Chinese companies assisted Myanmar in completing the Myanmar national power system studies and designed the country's power development planning reform. The project has been untaken as a form of ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Literacy campaign aims to coach 46000 people

Details University lecturers and students are volunteering their time during this summer holiday as part of the 2014 Literacy Campaign in Burma, which aims to provide free classes to 46,479 people, including ......

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Yunnan Daily Ding Shaoxiang meets Myanmar VP U Nyan Tun

Details U Nyan Tun just attended the 2014 China-ASEAN Cultural Exchanges Year opening ceremony in Beijing and is on his way back to Myanmar. Ding Shaoxiang passed on greetings from provincial party ......

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The Washington Post U.S. officials warn Burma that attacks on Rohingya Muslims aid groups are hurting ties

Details American officials are warning that attacks on minority Muslims and foreign aid groups in Burma are threatening the nascent thaw in relations between Washington and this former pariah ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Burma’s poultry potential – Jessica Mudditt

Details Than Win can kill, pluck and disembowel a chicken in less than three minutes. He does it at least a hundred times a day, seven days a week and makes around 300,000 kyats a month. While sipping green ......

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US Calls on Burma to Stop Violence on Muslims

Details U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has urged Burma to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. Power's comments followed a briefing ......

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Myanmar Planes collide on runway

Details A plane belonging to Golden Myanmar Airlines "was taxiing when it lost control due to a technical problem, and it crashed into one of our aircraft," a Myanmar Airways International Co. ......

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Six killed in Yangon water festival

Details At least six people were killed and 47 injured over a four-day water festival in Myanmar, the media reported Thursday. The 20 accidental cases mostly happened with water throwing motor vehicles ......

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Has Aung San Suu Kyi lost her voice

Details U.N.: Persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya minority could be crime against humanity Yet revered human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been notably quiet on their ordeal Human rights bodies ......

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Top Gear review – Oh Lord I laughed

Details Y ou've got to feel for poor Burma, Myanmar, whatever you want to call it. After getting on for half a century of oppressive military rule they limp painfully towards some kind of democracy, if ......

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Journalists charged with defaming Thailands navy in news report on Myanmar refugees

Details PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.The Australian editor of ......

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Myanmar archbishop sees streaks of hope after decades of dictatorship

Details In an Easter message to his people, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar speaks of the "excruciating pain" his country has suffered under military rule, and calls for national ......

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OIC expresses dismay over deteriorating situation of Rohingya in Myanmar

Details WAM JEDDAH, April 16th 2014 (WAM) -- The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has expressed concern over the recently conducted national population ......

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Fighting Intensifies in Northern Burma

Details Fighting has intensified in northern Burma as government troops continue a weeklong offensive against ethnic Kachin rebels. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut on Wednesday confirmed that several ......

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Will development overshadow Myanmar’s rich cultural history

Details Myanmar's democracy transition marred by anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence After years of turmoil, the military government is moving toward political reform. But, as the country begins to open ......

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What’s the future for Myanmar’s architectural past

Details New political and economic freedoms in Myanmar have brought rapid changes to the city of Yangon. The population of the city is expected to quadruple over the next 25 years and developers are eager to ......

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Things go awry in Myanmar

Details As Myanmar is set to herald its New Year amid its traditional Thingyan Water Festival on Thursday, with the call from its President Thein Sein to uphold the cultural traditions of the nation by ......

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Crossing the border from Burma to Thailand

Details We are planning a visit to Burma for 28 days this May. We would like to fly into Yangon, tour the country in a clockwise direction and cross into Thailand overland using the [ferry] border crossing ......

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Radio Australia Myanmar’s ethnic minorities forced to flee their homes

Details The rebel Kachin Independence Army has accused Myanmar’s military of thwarting the peace process. (Credit: AFP)?Ethnic Shan and Kachin minorities in Myanmar are fleeing their homes as the ......

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CNN Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘silence’ on the Rohingya Has ‘The Lady’ lost her voice – Tim Hume

Details Having endured nearly 15 years of house arrest with grace and courage, Aung San Suu Kyi has earned a reputation throughout the world as a political superstar of rare moral stature.But for some, ......

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Irrawaddy The Irrawaddy Business Roundup

Details "The rules of the game in [Burma] have changed. In 2011, a civilian government came to power. China's plummeting investment coincides with the announcement of the 2012 foreign investment ......

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PBS Inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness

Details GWEN IFILL: In 2007, the world got a horrific peek inside the closed world of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, as the military regime brutally crushed the Saffron Revolution, led by ......

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Eleven Experts criticise U.S.-backed IRI survey

Details The U.S.-backed International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted Myanmar’s first national public poll and released the results on April 3. According to the recently published IRI survey, ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma ‘Boatpeople’ story lands Reuters a Pulitzer as local reporters face jail

Details Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian face charges brought by the Royal Thai Navy for their coverage of abuses allegedly committed against Rohingya Muslims in Thai territory. (PHOTO: Phuketwan)Alan ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma 3000 displaced by recent Kachin fighting

Details A coalition of aid and relief groups working in Kachin State issued a statement on Monday warning that more than 3,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting in the southeast part of the state, ......

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Voice of America Burma’s 1st Census in decades extended amid controversy

Details A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by ......

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