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Friday Aug 15 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

President Thein Sein - Failing,' Public Opinion Poll Finds

Burma's President Thein Sein is "failing" in the eyes of the public, according to a poll of more than 6,500 people conducted by a local environmental and social advocacy group.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Opinion

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Villagers in Central Burma Surround Police Sheltering in School After Shootings

Dozens of police officers are currently holed up in a village school in Mandalay Division, surrounded by angry local residents, after three people were shot on Thursday as police opened fire on farmers attempting to reclaim lands confiscated by Burma's military.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: Pirates of the Ayeyarwady terrorise port communities

River pirates are running rampant on moored boats in Mandalay but ship owners and workers are too afraid to report cases to police or the media, sources in the area say.

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Related Topix: Piracy News, Burma, World News

Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: NGOs focus on sexual health awareness at nat festival

Health workers and NGOs that focus on stemming the spread of sexually transmitted diseases conducted outreach activities at the Taungbyone nat festival in Mandalay's Madaya township last week.

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Related Topix: Health, Burma, World News, HIV/AIDS, Human Sexuality

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Burmanet

The Economist: 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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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Riot, Malaysia,

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Many Burmese Will Have to Wait for Ooredoo Network

Qatari telecommunications firm Ooredoo launched its 1,500 kyat SIM cards here on Saturday, ending years of waiting for affordable and fast mobile phone and Internet services-for some.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics,

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Places of Military Dominance, Women Can Never Be Equal'

Dr. Khin Mar Mar Kyi says women must be allowed to participate more fully in Burma's ongoing peace process.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, National University, Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Vail Daily News

In Hsipaw, Buddhist nuns on their alms rounds smile and giggle at the camera.

Gardeners plant even more flowers in Myanmar's National Botanical Garden in the old British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Burma, World News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

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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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Riot, Malaysia,

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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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Burmanet

The Global Post: Buddhist vigilantes in Myanmar are sparking riots...

There are plots to systematically seduce naive Buddhist girls into converting to Islam.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Riot

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Deeper Change Brings Deeper Resistance'

Tom Malinowski, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, recently made his first visit to Burma, leading a delegation of senior officials to Rangoon, Naypyidaw, and Mon and Karen states from June 22-28.

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Related Topix: Prison, Activism, Burma, World News,

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Conditions 'deplorable' in Arakan IDP camps, says new UN envoy

Concluding a ten-day visit to Burma, the UN's new special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, painted a decidedly mixed picture of the country's ongoing reform process at a press conference held at Rangoon airport on Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

President's Claim That Media Instigated Religious Violence Draws Ire

Members of the Burmese media have rejected a message from President Thein Sein to Parliament on Friday, in which he claimed that local and international journalists share blame for outbreaks of anti-Muslim violence that have marred Burma's democratic transition.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon, Mandalay Universities Get Information Age Boost

Rangoon and Mandalay universities are increasingly wired to the outside academic world thanks to a program that is bringing access to scholarly literature at the institutions of higher learning, which languished for decades under Burma's former military regime.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Mandalay, Electronic, Libraries

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