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As the Southeast Asian Games got underway this week, local Burmese media groups say access to events has been restricted, limiting their ability to cover the landmark sporting event.
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The New York Times released a timely op-ed this week warning that investment in Burma could aid the military, whose power the reform drive is ostensibly aimed at diluting.
ICJ's Asia-Pacific Director Sam Zarifi and HGP Than Than Aye seen at an event to release an ICJ report on December 3 Corruptions and bribery remain embedded in Myanmar's judiciary system and the government and authorities continue to interfere in politically sensitive cases, the International Commission of Jurists said in a report released on ... (more)
MAI JA YANG, 5 December 2013 - Even if a nationwide ceasefire is signed between the Burmese government and armed opposition groups, people displaced by fighting in Myanmar's Kachin State may face land tenure problems when they return to their homes, say rights groups.
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Amid calls from Burma's ethnic armed groups for the establishment of a "federal army," the country's commander-in-chief has claimed that the current military is already a federally constituted institution, owing to its inclusion of ethnic minority members within the ranks.
A Burmese activist who burned a Chinese flag during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon last week has been detained by the police.
Eleven Arakanese nationalists, including a chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party , who were detained in connection with the ethno-religious violence that broke out in October, have been released on bail.
As fund-raisers go, it's hardly extravagant - a donation of $10 a plate for dinner at Rangoon Restaurant in Chinatown.
Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper.
Before the Burma government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Burman people in the country.
You may only know the mysterious country of Myanmar from Rudyard Kipling's famed poem, "The Road to Mandalay," but many river cruise companies would love to introduce you firsthand to this fascinating place - the Land of the Golden Pagodas - in Southeast Asia.
In order to get a sight of their city's river, residents of Burma's commercial capital currently cram into a few jetties where they can take morning exercise or evening walks.
Illegal logging incurs US$200 million worth of losses every year according to the Myanmar Timber Merchants Association.
A man sells condoms on Feb. 18 in Yangon, Myanmar. Even as a national debate rages over contraception insurance, tens of thousands of low-income women and teenagers across the United States have lost access to subsidized birth control as states slash and restructure family-planning funds.
If you wish to know how it feels to be disowned by the country of your birth and the birth of your forefathers in the most literal sense one can be disowned; the right people to ask would be the Rohingya of Mynmar, once Burma.