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  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:02:16 +0000: Myanmar criticizes Malaysia's premier - Myanmar News
    Myanmar's government has criticized the prime minister of Malaysia for highlighting the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who are being persecuted in the Buddhist-majority country. On Friday, an official at Myanmar's Foreign Ministry accused …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:02:13 +0000: UN censures Myanmar treatment of minorities - Myanmar News
    A United Nations rapporteur tasked with evaluating Myanmar's handling of the plight of minority groups has criticized the country for its poor performance. In a statement before her departure on Friday, the UN human rights envoy, Yanghee Lee, painted …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:56:34 +0000: Myanmar: Complex Emergency - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRMM008 - Myanmar News
    A. Situation analysis Description of the crisis The humanitarian situation in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar, has deteriorated in recent months following an upsurge of violence. The new wave of violence has led to mass displacement and …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:22:35 +0000: Myanmar detains Kachin leaders - Myanmar News
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:00:43 +0000: Myanmar faces barrage of criticism over Rohingya crisis - Myanmar News
    Myanmar's leadership was fending off a barrage of criticism on Friday over the Rohingya crisis, which a UN rights official said was destroying hope for the country's first elected government in a generation. More than 66,000 Rohingya have fled to …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:43:39 +0000: Myanmar Reproaches Malaysia for OIC Criticisms on Rohingya Crisis - Myanmar News
    BANGKOK - Myanmar Friday described Malaysia's call for a meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation which urged Naypyidaw Friday to protect the Muslim Rohingya minority, as regrettable. The OIC expressed grave concern at the loss of innocent …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:16:31 +0000: Diebold Nixdorf awarded contract in Myanmar - Myanmar News
    Diebold Nixdorf will be supplying 500 automatic teller machines, along with systems, software and services to Co-Operative Bank Ltd., better known as CB Bank, in Myanmar. Repository staff report GREEN  One of the largest banks in Myanmar, CB Bank, has …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:29:14 +0000: Myanmar admits detaining pastors, suspects rebel links - Myanmar News
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) " Myanmar authorities have announced the army detained two Kachin Baptist pastors whose disappearance raised concerns for their safety among human rights groups. The state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Friday …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:27:04 +0000: End of Mission Statement by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, 20 January 2017 - Myanmar News
    Thank you for the opportunity to address you this evening. As you know I have just completed a 12-day visit to Myanmar and have visited parts of Kachin, Rakhine and Mon States as well as Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. In Kachin, I stayed one night in Myitkyina …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:05:19 +0000: UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military’s actions - Myanmar News
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A U.N. human rights envoy has ended a 12-day visit to Myanmar with a bleak evaluation of the government’s ability to deal with the problems facing the country’s ethnic minorities. U.N. rapporteur Yanghee Lee said in a statement …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:02:42 +0000: U.N. rights expert criticizes Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown - Myanmar News
    YANGON A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday criticized Myanmar's crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the military to respect the law and human rights.Authorities say the military launched a security sweep in response to …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:52:48 +0000: Rail link plan with Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal: Suresh Prabhu - Myanmar News
    The Centre is mulling linking neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal through the railways. This was announced here on Friday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a programme where an agreement was signed between the Indian …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:52 +0000: Myanmar censures Malaysia's premier - Myanmar News
    Myanmar's government has criticized the prime minister of Malaysia for highlighting the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who are being persecuted in the Buddhist-majority country. On Friday, an official at Myanmar's Foreign Ministry accused …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:06:29 +0000: Rail link plan with Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal: Prabhu - Myanmar News
    Darjeeling (WB), Jan 20, 2017 (PTI) The Centre is mulling linking neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal through the railways. This was announced here today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a programme where an agreement was …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:17:02 +0000: Myanmar: Why the country is being ripped apart - Myanmar News
    Religious and ethnic tensions have bubbled to the surface in Myanmar. Since 2012, waves of deadly violence engulfed parts of the western Rakhine state. Since then deadly incidents in central Myanmar and most recently Mandalay show how the violence has …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:16:35 +0000: Myanmar rebukes Malaysia PM over Rohingya defence - Myanmar News
    Yangon - Myanmar's government lashed out at Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday, accusing him of using the Rohingya crisis unfolding in Rakhine state for his own "political interests". The premier of Muslim-majority Malaysia has …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:02:39 +0000: Myanmar calls for investment in new tourism destinations - Myanmar News
    The Mergui Archipelago is one destination that needs international investmentThe Myanmar government has called on international companies to invest in its up-and-coming tourism industry. Speaking at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Singapore, Myanmar’s …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:05:38 +0000: UPDATE 1-Britain's Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete - Myanmar News
    (Adds context, changes media identification slug from MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/BRITAIN) LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:43:38 +0000: Myanmar army detains Kachin Baptists who helped journalist - Myanmar News
    Myanmar's army has detained two Kachin Baptist leaders for giving journalists information about a church allegedly hit by military airstrikes, accusing them of spying for insurgents. The two men, named by the army as Didi Naung Latt and Langyaw Gamsai …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:36:52 +0000: No. of Schools and Students in Monastic Education in Myanmar (Township Level) 2015-2016 - Myanmar News
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:10:46 +0000: Freed Myanmar farmers renew fight against army over land - Myanmar News
    YANGON (Reuters) - Farmers locked in a land dispute with Myanmar's armed forces pledged to renew their fight after being released from jail on Friday, in a case testing leader Aung San Suu Kyi's resolve to challenge the military's economic …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:50:04 +0000: Britain's Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete - Myanmar News
    LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet complete but that Britain would offer its full support as a friend."Burma’s transition to …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:26:17 +0000: Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete - Myanmar News
    LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet complete but that Britain would offer its full support as a friend."Burma’s transition to …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:25:36 +0000: Britain's Johnson to visit Myanmar, says democratic transition not yet complete - Myanmar News
    LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who will visit Myanmar on Friday, said the former British colony's transition to democracy was not yet complete but that Britain would offer its full support as a friend. "Burma …
  • Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:19:52 +0000: 'Regrettable' Malaysia called for Extraordinary Session of OIC on Rohingya: Myanmar - Myanmar News
    YANGON: In a statement released to Channel NewsAsia on Friday (Jan 20), the Myanmar government said Malaysia's decision to call for an Extraordinary Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday was " …
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