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7 hrs ago | The Economist

Race and religion in South-East Asia: The plural society and its enemies

IN MANDALAY in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many injured.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ooredoo SIM Cards Go on Limited Sale in Burma

Some shops in Mandalay have already begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about when its mobile phone cards will go on general sale.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

World Oil

Interra spuds CHK 1191 development well in Myanmar's Chauk oil field

Interra Resources Limited informed its shareholders that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company Inc , has commenced drilling development well CHK 1191 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A session in Burma's Union Parliament in Naypyidaw in 2012.

The Burmese Parliament's Lower House will form a commission to discuss the proportional representation electoral system, lawmakers said, after three days of heated debate on the proposal to change how future governments are elected.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Govt Reversed MSF Ban Because of - International Pressure'

A sign is seen outside a MA©decins Sans FrontiA res clinic in a village in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, on June 6, 2014.

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Burmanet

Global Times: Sino-Myanmar "strategic railway" plan ran aground, MOU expired

According to a report by Eleven Group on the 20th, Myanmar Ministry of Railway Transportation formally released information that the Sino-Myanmar Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railway project has run aground.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Time for an Energy Boost'

The government should encourage local players in the booming energy sector, says U Ken Tun of Parami.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

AlertNet

U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims are seen in their home at a village in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state June 6, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

MSF cautiously optimistic over Myanmar return

Medecins Sans Frontieres , or Doctors without Borders, has expressed cautious optimism about news that it can resume its medical activities in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Arakan Govt Softens Stance Toward MSF

The Arakan State government and Burma's Ministry of Health have encouraged international humanitarian organizations-including the previously maligned Medecins Sans Frontieres-to work in the troubled state, where 140,000 internally displaced persons live in increasingly dire conditions after interreligious violence broke out more than two years ago.

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Bangkok Post

Myanmar wants doctors group back

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region despite a severe health crisis.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Transition - Not Yet Taken Root', Threatened by Continuing Abuses: Group

Police patrol the streets of Mandalay on Wednesday, after an outbreak of inter-communal violence in early July.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

New UN Rights Rapporteur Meets With Rohingya, Arakan Leaders

Yanghee Lee, the new UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, visited the Arakan State capital Sittwe and has met with leaders of the Arakanese Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities in the troubled region, local sources said.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

There Must be a Mastermind Behind the Conflict'

Oo Hla Saw is a central executive committee member of the Arakan National Party , the biggest ethnic Arakanese political party in Burma.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A 25-year-old Rohingya Muslim sits in front of her hut at a camp outside Sittwe.

The newly appointed chief minister of Burma's conflict-torn Arakan State appears to be struggling to win the trust of Rohingya Muslims, who continue to live in squalid camps after being driven from their homes in rioting two years ago.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Sexism, Racism, Poor Education Condemn Rohingya Women

When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013, she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Burma, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

AlertNet

Sexism, racism, poor education condemn Rohingya women in W.Myanmar

THET KE PYIN, Myanmar When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013 she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Myanmar, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Foreign visitors at Hokekathein stupa in Mrauk U.

Mrauk U, once the capital of an ethnic Arakanese kingdom, is presently more of a ruined city than an ancient capital.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

In this June 27 2014 photo, Shamshu Nahad's baby girl is prepared for burial just hours after she was born, a tiny victim of the humanitarian crisis gripping the Rohingya Muslim community in north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in ...

In this June 27 2014 photo, Yusuf handovers the corpse of his niece to a community elder to place on the ground for burial at Dar Paing village cemetery in north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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