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  1. The Irrawaddy: Charges filed against labor rights protestors - Htet Naing ZawRead the original story

    Thursday May 19 | Burmanet

    Police charged 51 labor rights protestors on Thursday under four separate charges, including Article 505 of the Burmese Penal Code, which can carry a two-year sentence for disturbing the public order. The article prohibits circulating statements that could cause fear or alarm to the public or upset public tranquility; under the former government, it was criticized as being a catchall punishment for anything deemed as dissent.

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  2. The Irrawaddy: Cronies disappointed as US sanctions extended - Kyaw Hsu Mon & Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Wednesday May 18 | Burmanet

    In wake of the extension of most of the US sanctions on Burma on Tuesday, several cronies have remained on the Specially Designated Nationals list, despite the expectation that they would be removed. Sanctioned businessman Khin Shwe, chairman of the Zay Kabar Group of companies, told The Irrawaddy, "Some people have suggested that I hire a lawyer, but this is an American policy matter, so I have decided not to pursue the issue."

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  3. Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma army carrying out airstrikes on KIA positionsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 18 | Burmanet

    Burmese government forces are reportedly conducting airstrikes on Kachin Independence Army positions in the latest series of military skirmishes against the rebel group in Kachin State's Mansi Township in northern Burma. Tanaw Norman, a resident of the village of Mangkwang in Mansi Township, said three government military aircraft were spotted bombing KIA positions in an area where the group's 3rd brigade is active.

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  4. Myanmar Now: Interview - 'Many Kokang people are afraid of politics' - Ei Cherry AungRead the original story

    Friday May 13 | Burmanet

    The Kokang minority of northern Shan State are ethnically Chinese but citizens of Burma who, like many other minorities, have long suffered from instability, conflict and illicit drug trade in the region. In 2015, a full-scale conflict erupted between government forces and Kokang rebels of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army; some 100,000 Kokang civilians fled, mostly to neighbouring China.

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  5. Desperation grows as drought grips CambodiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Channelnewsasia.com

    "I don't believe there will be any rain," she says. "I don't think there will be any rain for months."

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  6. Mizzima: Residents in Myitsone urge President to end Myitsone Dam project - Myo Thu AungRead the original story

    Wednesday May 11 | Burmanet

    Residents in the Myitsone Dam project area have urged President Htin Kyaw and the new government to end the Myitsone project so that relocated villagers can return to their villages "If the new government does not end this project, how must we, the residents, live? Our hearts are pounding. I want to cry.

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  7. The Irrawaddy: Kachin farmers urge government to address Yuzana land confiscation - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Wednesday May 11 | Burmanet

    More than 8,000 villagers in Kachin State have sent an open letter to Burma's new government calling on it to address a land confiscation dispute with Yuzana Company Limited, a Burmese conglomerate blacklisted by the United States. More than 270,000 acres of farmland in the Hukawng region of Hpakant Township were seized by the company in 2007 for agricultural projects like cassava and sugarcane plantations, the complainants say.

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  8. Law lines drawn on Burma mine furyRead the original story

    Monday May 9 | The Standard

    China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, the foreign ministry said, after hundreds of villagers in Burma protested against the resumption of operations at a Beijing-backed copper mine.The protests have gathered momentum since Wednesday when people broke through police barriers protecting the mine, operated by Myanmar Wanbao, a unit of a Chinese weapons mak... China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, the foreign ministry said, after hundreds of villagers in Burma protested against the resumption of operations at a Beijing-backed copper mine.

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  9. Awaiting Asean's literary leapRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 8 | The Nation

    Southeast Asia could claim to be - geopolitically speaking - one of the most strategic spots in the world, but it has contributed little to the world of literature. While the region has contributed at least two renowned political figures - winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: pro-democracy Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and East Timor's independence movement leader Jose Ramos Horta - no figures from the Southeast Asian literature scene have won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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  10. Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu KyiRead the original story

    Thursday May 5 | The Gazette

    A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday. Nay Myo Wai, chairman of Yangon based Peace and Diversity Party, was arrested Wednesday after a complaint was filed against him for a Facebook posting falsely claiming that army commander Min Aung Hliang had not seized power because he wanted to marry Suu Kyi.

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  11. A Myanmar Facebook user may face chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | The Nation

    A petition has been filed against nationalist firebrand Nay Myo Wai under the Telecommunications Law for posting derogatory remarks against state leaders and the National League for Democracy on his Facebook page. The petition was filed by Wai Yan Aung from the All Myanmar Federation of Teachers at Kangyidaunk Myoma Police Station in Ayeyawady Region on May 2. "I filed the petition against Nay Myo Wai, chairman of the Peace and Diversity Party, for his defamatory posts against the president, the state counsellor and the commander-in-chief of defence services.

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  12. Media, civil society should boost India-Myanmar ties: ExpertsRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 24 | Newkerala.com

    Shillong, April 24 : With a new dispensation in place in Myanmar where Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is effectively in control of state affairs, experts are of the view that Indian civil society and the media should play an effective role in promoting bilateral ties with an important and strategic neighbour. "Civil society in Myanmar has been hounded by the government so far," said Walter Fernandes, senior fellow in the North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati.

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  13. Singapore's Hassan Sunny among top goalkeepers in the world: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The 32-year-old, who is currently plying his trade in Thailand with Army United, is the only Asian in the top 20 list by UK newspaper The Telegraph. Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny saves the ball from Myanmar's Mg Mg Lwin during a friendly match.

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  14. The Irrawaddy: KNU prepares land for future IDP and refugee repatriation - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    Burma's long-established ethnic Karen armed organization, the Karen National Union , has been preparing land and shelter for the possible return of civilians displaced internally and on the Thai-Burma border after more than six decades of civil war with government forces. The plan is underway in areas controlled by the KNU in southern and eastern Karen State, such as Kyainseikgyi Township and Hpa-an District, according to sources from the group.

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  15. Democratic Voice of Burma: Chinese FM to meet Suu Kyi in bid to allay "distrust"Read the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | Burmanet

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Burma's capital Naypyidaw today for a two-day visit to meet his new Burmese counterpart, National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The visit, the first that Suu Kyi will host in her capacity as foreign minister, signals Beijing's hopes that a new government in Burma will help restore a key bilateral relationship that soured under the quasi-civilian administration of former President Thein Sein.

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  16. Myanmar approves new title for Suu Kyi, rankling militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    Myanmar's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, foiled by military leaders in her bid to become president, would become "state counselor" under a measure approved Tuesday by Parliament's lower house. The newly created role could give her authority exceeding the president's.

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  17. The Irrawaddy: Where has Burma's peace money gone? - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | Burmanet

    Under former President Thein Sein's government, over US$100 million poured into Burma's peace programs by foreign governments and institutions. As the military-backed administration has given way to a National League for Democracy -led government, questions linger about the transparency and influence of international funds on the peace process-critics argue that this aid has thus provided war-affected ethnic communities with little to no benefit.

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  18. Burma's Transition to Civilian Rule Hasn't Stopped the Abuses of Its Ethnic WarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | TIME.com

    An officer from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army stands at attention with his soldiers during a morning gathering in a military camp Building an inclusive and durable cease-fire will present a major challenge for Burma's new government under the de facto leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi It was a late night in February when some 50 government soldiers charged into Kham Yi's village in northeastern Burma's Shan state. Brandishing assault rifles, the troops demanded food and shelter.

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  19. ReplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The newsrooms of Burma's state-run dailies appear to have been swept up in the winds of change blowing down from Naypyidaw this week, with redesigned front pages and glowing coverage of the triumphant National League for Democracy's long-awaited swearing in to power. The shift in tone was particularly notable coming from newspapers that, little more than five years ago, were known to print cartoons depicting NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a witch and traitor to country, with accompanying articles expounding on that general sentiment.

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  20. The New York Times: Myanmar to create new post for Aung San Suu Kyi, ...Read the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Burmanet

    The governing party of Myanmar's democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took a step to formalize her role as the country's leader on Thursday, circumventing a stricture in the Constitution that prevents her from being president. Her party, which won elections in a landslide last fall, introduced a bill in Parliament to create a new post for her as "state counselor," which some analysts are comparing to prime minister.

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