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Yesterday | 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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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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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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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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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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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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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