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Democratic Voice of Burma: Rights group calls for international...

In a report reopening allegations of the Burmese army's persistent and systematic use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, Burma Campaign UK has reignited calls for an international commission into violence against women in Burma.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Asian Correspondent

US envoy urges Burma to help aid groups return

A visiting U.S. State Department official has urged Burma's government to quickly facilitate the return of international aid organizations to the western state of Rakhine, where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims face acute shortages of water, food and medical care.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Burmanet

IRIN: Myanmar peace and development scorecard

Three years after Myanmar's first nominally civilian government in decades came to power, many of the country's 135 minority ethnic groups say they have yet to see any tangible change on the ground.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: North Korea talks not about arms deals, says Burma government

A Burmese government spokesman said Tuesday that during meetings last week officials in Naypyidaw and their counterparts from North Korea did not discuss the controversial weapons trade between the two nations.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, North Korea, Asia, South Korea

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Thailand, migrant, worker, Andy Hall, Finnwatch, Hilton, Hotel, project, investment,

Large-scale commercial building projects in Rangoon are reportedly being delayed by a shortage of skilled labor because Burmese workers still prefer jobs in Thailand.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand, Than Shwe

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: DVB reporter jailing prompts doubts over Burma's press freedom

Several leading actors in the international community have voiced concern and accused the Thein Sein government of backsliding on its commitment to media reform, following the sentencing to one year in prison of DVB reporter Zaw Pe on Monday.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Court verdict on DVB reporter goes against media law

Magway Township Court has sentenced Democratic Voice of Burma reporter Thura Thet Tin, aka Zaw Pe, and a parent Win Myint Hlaing for one year in jail on April 7 for trespassing, obstructing officials on duty and conspiracy to do so, according to local sources.

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Related Topix: Prison, Burma, World News

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Public Views Govt Reforms, Military Favorably: Poll

An opinion poll by a US government-backed pro-democracy institute has found that members of the Burmese public largely believe their country is "heading in the right direction" three years after President Thein Sein undertook an ambitious reform program.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, National League for Democracy

Sat Apr 05, 2014

South China Morning Post

Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Burma, World News, Activism

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Draft Law on Religious Conversion to Be Finished by June: Deputy Minister

Within the next couple months, a government commission will finish drafting two bills to restrict religious conversion and to enact population control measures, the deputy minister for religious affairs says.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Inflation Expected to Rise as Burma's Economy Grows

While observers are positive about the economic outlook as Burma enters a new fiscal year, the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund both predict rising inflation, pushing the cost of living up for the country's mostly poor population.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Why Burma Is Heading Downhill Fast

Buddhist monks at Rangoon's Shwedagon Pagoda protest in November 2013 against an Organization of Islamic Cooperation delegation visiting Burma.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy

Asian Correspondent

Burma: ASEAN activist meet-up raises worrying parallels with Cambodia

Burma's President Thein Sein, left, and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen appear to have much in common when it comes to political thinking.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Activism, Hun Sen

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Independent.ie

Fury as Burma census bans Rohingya

President Thein Sein and his government is under fire over a census that prevents the Muslim minority from using the name Rohingya Burma has begun a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as Rohingya.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Elders' Call for Burma's Peace, Transition to Be More Inclusive

A delegation from The Elders-a group of independent world leaders visiting Burma and the Burmese community in Thailand this week-said Friday they would urge the international community to push for Burma's peace process and transition to be more inclusive.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand,

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Crony, blacklist, businessman, Tay Za, Air bagan,

Although most economic sanctions applied by the United States against Burma have been suspended, a number of businesspeople and companies with ties to the former military regime, or to arms or drug trafficking, remain sanctioned.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Prison,

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Opponents slam Thein Sein's anniversary speech

Several politicians have lashed out at Burmese President Thein Sein following a speech on Wednesday to mark the third anniversary of his government in which he praised his administration's progress and expressed his "delight" at the country's "achievement of national consolidation to a satisfactory extent and a new political culture of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Voice of America

Burma President Affirms Slowly Declining Role for Military

Burmese President Thein Sein says his country's military has a vital but slowly decreasing role to play as Burma, also known as Myanmar, transitions to a democracy.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Burma President, Some See Change From Reformist to Nationalist

As the 2015 national elections near, changes in President Thein Sein's political approach have led to speculation that the former general may be positioning himself to run for a second term in office next year.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Wedding, National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Burma: Scrap Proposed Discriminatory Marriage Law

"It is shocking that Burma is considering enshrining blatant discrimination at the heart of Burmese family law.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Wedding, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

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