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Monday | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: 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

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: New HIV infections have fallen in Burma: UN report

The number of people contracting HIV in Burma decreased between 2000 and 2013, according to a new UN report, which also said there are still 189,000 people in the country living with the virus.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

IRIN

Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar's communal violence

YANGON, 15 July 2014 - In early July, a hundreds-strong mob of Buddhists converged on a shop in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Put Some Color in Your Life in Pyin Oo Lwin

For such a small place, Pyin Oo Lwin packs a lot in. The former British hill station, located 3,510 feet above sea level and 42 miles east of Mandalay in the Shan Hills, is home to some well-preserved colonial architecture, two elite military academies, more than half a dozen Hindu temples, and Myanmar's only botanical garden.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Achieving Burma's energy goal will be 'very tough': Report

Burma faces a "very tough task" to achieve the Ministry of Electric Power's ambition to develop a modern national energy infrastructure in the next 15 years, an industry report said.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

BBC News

The murky world of the illicit jade trade

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the world's largest Jade producers - but with trade bound by international sanctions, many of the precious gemstones are smuggled out of the country.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Big News Network.com

Myanmar sentences five journalists to hard labour in jail

MANDALAY, Myanmar - A report about the Myanmar government's alleged secretive chemical weapons programme has earned four journalists and the head of a weekly newspaper a punishment of 10 years in prison with hard labour.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Mandalay and Bagan Among The Fascinating Destinations To Add To A Stay In Yangon

A stay in Yangon holds much fascination and appeal in itself, yet there is also much more of Myanmar to discover beyond the country's largest city and main international gateway, in destinations like Mandalay and Bagan.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Women cycle past a gas power plant in Rangoon's Thaketa Township.

Burma faces a "very tough task" to achieve the Ministry of Electric Power's ambition to develop a modern national energy infrastructure in the next 15 years, an industry report said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Four Burmese Workers Killed Brutally in Malaysia This Month

Myo Pai, a leader of a Kuala Lumpur-based free funeral services group, standing right in a white shirt, beside the coffin of Ko Tony on Wednesday, before he was killed.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man goes under the needle at a tattoo parlor in Rangoon.

The Mandalay divisional chief justice has warned that anyone who gets a tattoo of the map of Burma on the lower part of their body could be hit with a three-year prison sentence, a divisional lawmaker said.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese President Thein Sein delivers a monthly radio address.

Burma's president has vowed to take action against instigators of last week's religious riots in Mandalay, while saying the misuse of newfound media freedoms was responsible for escalating tensions.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Eff.org

Myanmar's Facebook Block Could Signal More to Come

In early March, Yangon-the former capital of Myanmar -played host to a conference held by the East-West Center, called "Challenges of a Free Press."

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Persecution of Muslims in Arakan State Traps Buddhist Minority in Limbo

The 400-odd Maramargyi ethnic minorities who have been living in ramshackle huts in the Set Yone Su displacement camp since sectarian violence wracked communities here in western Burma two years ago ostensibly practice the "right" religion-Buddhism.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Central Mandalay Calm After Heavy Police Deployment

Following a funeral for a Buddhist man killed during recent inter-communal violence, a mob of angry Buddhists burned down an orphanage, a rest house and a farm at a Muslim section of a cemetery north of Mandalay on Friday afternoon, Mandalay firefighters said.

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TIME.com

Once Again, Racial Tensions in Burma Turn Deadly

A police curfew has helped restore calm to Mandalay, Burma's second largest city, following mob violence between local Buddhists and Muslims that has so far claimed two lives and left more than a dozen injured.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

$17 Million Worth of Smuggled Goods Seized in Burma

The Burmese government says it has seized more than 17 billion kyats worth of smuggled imported and exported products over the past 20 months.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Private Sector Development of Domestic Airports Postponed

The Department of Civil Aviation said on Tuesday that it is indefinitely delaying its plans to invite foreign and local companies to upgrade 30 out Burma's 69 domestic airports.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Security Tight in Mandalay after Outbreak of Communal Violence

More than a thousand police have been deployed in central Mandalay after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left more than three people, including one policeman, injured late Tuesday night.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Standard

Just chill out, mon

We left Rangoon for Moulmein early in the morning on a tiny bus that, with all the center-aisle extra seats folded out, only just fitted our group of 23. Two spare drivers perched precariously at the front among our bags and suitcases next to the one going the driving.

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