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Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence outside of the Commonwealth was attained in 1948. Gen. NE WIN dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as military ruler, then as president, and later as political kingmaker. Despite multiparty elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party winning a decisive victory, the ruling military junta refused to hand over power. Key opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI , under house arrest from 1989 to 1995, was again placed under house detention from September 2000 to May 2002 and again in May 2003; her supporters are routinely harassed or jailed.

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As part of its first ever Myanmar Food Festival, launched to coincide with national holiday, the Sedona Hotel Yangon has assembled an expansive buffet of more than 40 authentic Myanmar dishes including tea leaf salad or laphet thoke, grilled eggplant salad, hearty, warming curries such as tender mutton, ...
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with Myanmar regulators to benchmark the corporate governance practices of Myanmar companies against international standards to help them improve performance, according to a statement. Numerous studies show that stronger governance helps ...

Yangon, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will introduce bus-fare card payment system in Yangon transport services in February, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. The card payment system called Yangon Payment Service-YPS will be installed on Yangon Bus Service (YBS) ...
Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he hoped two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with his visit to Myanmar next week as a member of an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in the country. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police accused them of ...
Communities in Burma suffer from high rates of undernutrition due to inadequate dietary diversity, household food insecurity, inadequate feeding practices and lack of access to health care. Nearly 30 percent of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to the UN World Food Program ...
Yangon, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 03, carrying a team of scientists, arrived at Myanmar's Thilawa Port Wednesday morning to jointly conduct oceanographic research in Myanmar's waters. Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Qiu Yun, chief scientist of the vessel, ...

"These shocking killings are yet another example of Myanmar security forces' contempt for human life. Even if protesters were throwing stones and bricks, nothing can justify police apparently firing into a crowd of thousands. This is a clear case of excessive use of force in violation of the right to life.
The demonstrators gathered late on Tuesday in Mrauk U township in the northern part of Rakhine to mark the end of the Arakan kingdom, the secretary of the Rakhine State government, Tin Maung Swe, told Reuters. The violent demonstration underscores the challenges facing Myanmar leader Aung San ...
Ethnic minorities make up around 40% of the population of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Many have suffered persecution at the hands of the government, and some have built up separatist armies - armed conflicts continue between government troops and various ethnic groups, although ceasefires have been signed ...
As of 30 November 2017, there are 165 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,878 IDPs. (source: CCCM) The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in government controlled ...
"We estimate the population of Myanmar snub-nosed monkeys to be over 300, but it is not an exact number as scientists from China confirmed that they can be found in the neighbouring forest of Myanmar and China. We have to check the number of specimens," said U Ngwe Lwin,a local scientist working ...
Yangon, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar and Laos have reached three memorandums of understanding on bilateral cooperation in three sectors, Myanmar news agency reported Tuesday. The cooperation in three sectors are electric power, science and technology, and anti-corruption. The signing on late ...
Other reports have suggested that some 1.2 million children aged five and above are trapped in the country's illegal labour market, with some toiling for up to 14 hours a day, as the Channel NewsAsia programme Get Real found out. It is little wonder that Myanmar has a reputation for being one of the worst ...
"There will be a phase 2 for Season 3 auditions which will include flight casting and global auditions," said Ko Sai Zom Pha, executive producer of Myanmar Idol. Idol judges will travel to Myitkyina, Lashio, Kyaing Tong, Sittwe and Myeik as part of their casting tour with auditions open to any Myanmar ...
VIENTIANE, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Laos and Myanmar are mulling an electricity agreement to empower Laos' development needs, local daily Vientiane Times quoted a senior Lao official as saying on Tuesday. Office Head of the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines, Daovong Phonekeo, told Vientiane Times that ...
Yangon, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed, one injured and four others went missing in a collision involving a cargo ship and a fishing vessel in Pauktaw township, Myanmar's western Rakhine State, said a release of the Home Affairs Ministry Tuesday. A cargo ship named "Thawara Myita," ...
International plans for the potential return of 100,000 Rohingya to Myanmar without a clear understanding of their legal status, destination or willingness to return represent a grave risk, a select committee has warned. In a tough report questioning the UK government's strategy towards the military regime in ...

Barua said, "This development is the right step towards opening border trade with Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries, which is very critical for the development of North East. The India-Myanmar Friendship Road of 100 miles connects Moreh (India) to Kalewa (Myanmar) and the government of ...
Yangon, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar said on Friday that it will start construction of Yangon-Dala bridge in April, which was originally planned for last year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported. The construction of the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is to link downtown of Yangon and Dala, ...
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed serious concern to his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence by the military in northern Rakhine State. During a meeting in the capital Naypyidaw, Kono urged Aung San Suu Kyi to ...
Bangladeshi and Myanmar officials are to meet next week in Naypyidaw to hash out logistics for repatriating thousands of Rohingya refugees sheltering in southeastern Bangladesh, but with no clear date for the process to begin. The 30-member joint working group (JWG) is to hold its first round of meetings ...
Beijing, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said Friday China is willing to strengthen military cooperation with Myanmar to maintain the stability in border areas. Chang made the remarks while meeting the visiting Admiral Tin Aung San, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar navy ...
Yangon: A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday (Jan 12), the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck some 40 kilometres (24 miles) west of the town of Pyu, the USGS said. It was followed by three weaker tremors in the region, all of ...
It was a rare admission of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine. The army launched a sweeping counteroffensive in the north of the state in response to Rohingya militant attacks on 25 August, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim ...
Foreign Minister Taro Kono will leave Japan on Thursday on an 8-day trip to Myanmar, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada. In Myanmar, Kono will meet the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for the first time since he took office in August of last year. He is expected to urge Myanmar's ...
Tokyo (Reuters) - Japan wants to raise the matter of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar with the Myanmar government at appropriate opportunities, including a visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to that country this week, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
Two years after Myanmar's State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi promised to make the country's 70-year civil war a priority in her leadership, there has been little to celebrate about the peace process. With the third Peace Conference due to take place within the next month, and amid fresh tensions ...
Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left "trapped and almost forgotten" in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN has said. Stringent restrictions on the movement of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, which have worsened amid the increased violence ...
Bangkok -- Two journalists for the Reuters news agency were formally charged in Myanmar with obtaining state secrets, prosecutors said Wednesday, in a case seen as a key test of the country's nascent political freedoms. The reporters, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, have been accused of violating ...
"Although sugar traders suffered huge losses due to the temporary ban in re-exporting sugar to China, this has forced them to start making more sustainable investments in the local sugar production industry," said U Win Htay, who is also deputy chair of Myanmar Sugar and Sugar Related Products ...
9 January 2018 - While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations children's ...
Myanmar sought charges Wednesday against two Reuters journalists who stand accused of breaching the state secrets act, in a case that has renewed fears about press freedom in the country. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on Dec. 12 for allegedly "illegally obtaining and ...
Over the weekend, Chinese state media reported on the results of another recent joint drug operation that had been conducted between China and Myanmar. Though the operation is indicative of continued efforts by both sides to crack down on the problem, it also obscures the sheer magnitude of the ...
Resolving Myanmar's protracted civil wars with its ethnic minorities, which have raged since independence in 1948, is the country's defining challenge in the 21st century. But reconciling the demands of a dizzying range of ethnic armies with the centralizing vision of the powerful Myanmar armed forces ...
Myanmar has beauty -- lush jungles, valleys floored with ancient pagodas. Now it has wine too. With two wineries near the fertile but fragile Inle Lake region and seeing new demand in the country, it may soon be added to the checklist of travelers with a thirst. And while it's early days, the area might just be ...
The resulting report by Justice Base, a non-profit aimed at improving Myanmar's legal system, covered more than 155 cases in Yangon between 2013 and 2016. The group had to partner with defence lawyers to access the hearings, which they watched secretly - partly because court officials illegally deny ...
The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has denied most Rohingya citizenship and considers them to be "illegal immigrants" from Bangladesh, factors that complicate their status and their ability to be recognized as refugees or to apply for asylum. U Zaw Htay, a former army major who serves as ...
THE disasters Emergency Committee, a coalition of the UK's largest humanitarian charities, provides life-saving aid to stricken populations in Yemen, East Africa and to those fleeing conflict in Myanmar. Scottish donors have committed more than £10 million to provide shelter, water and sanitation, food and ...
He visited Myanmar and Bangladesh. When he landed in Yangon, these little ones were waiting for him. They were a little shy at first, but then they gave him the most tender welcome. The Burmese government officially welcomed him a day later in the pharaonic capital Naipyido. In this grand room, he met ...
(Reuters) - Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone, a prison official said. Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore, reporter Mok ...
In broken English, Dr. Kyaw Zeyar Win explained that he was a Rohingya dental surgeon from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. "I go, 'What!?'" Mr. FitzGerald said. "I read the New York Times and I know exactly where that is. I ask myself, 'What are the chances of a Rohingya showing up next door?'".
The monks-led Ma Ba Tha is behind a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in Myanmar. The movement has held regular anti-government protests and called for support of the military-backed USDP party - the only viable rival to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League For Democracy. Last month Ma Ba ...
İHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has delivered humanitarian aid material for 555 thousand refugees since the outbreak of the crisis. The Rohingya Muslims, who were able to survive the massacre of Myanmar administration, is trying to clutch onto the life while sheltering in Bangladesh.
KANCHANABURI, Thailand -- Three-quarters of a century after the Imperial Japanese army began its infamous "Death Railway" between Thailand and Burma -- now Myanmar -- the two countries are at work on a new transport link with a much brighter mission: Giving Southeast Asia's hottest economies ...
Yangon, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar is planning to accelerate development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) starting early January by introducing work sector competitions across the country. The products from the SMEs will be displayed and those which are up to standard in the regional ...
In this July 16, 2017, photo, Setara, right, holds her husband Mohammad's hand in Thetkabyin village camp, near Sittwe, Myanmar. The love story between Setara and Mohammad is extraordinarily rare in Myanmar. She was born an ethnic Rakhine Buddhist, and he a Rohingya Muslim. The Rakhine ...
"I arrived in September," says Awaz, a 15-year-old from Maungdaw township, just across the border in Burma's western state of Rakhine. "The military came and opened fire so we fled leaving everything behind," says the boy, who stays over the road in a plastic tent in Thangkhali camp, with his parents, ...
Situated in the junction between South Asia and Southeast Asia, and between the Indian Ocean and China's landlocked southwestern Yunnan Province, Myanmar occupies a rather unique position in the Belt and Road Initiative. Most notably, Myanmar is seen as a link that connects both the 21st Century ...
Two foreign journalists and their two local staffers have been released from prison in Myanmar, two months after they were arrested for filming with a drone near parliament buildings in Naypyitaw, the country's capital. Singaporean Lau Hong Meng and Mok Choy Lin of Malaysia were arrested along with ...
... concerns about press freedom in Myanmar. Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Malaysian reporter Mok Choy Lin were detained while shooting a documentary in October. Their driver Hla Tin and their interpreter, local journalist Aung Naing Soe, are both from Myanmar (also called Burma).


 

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