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6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Gauging Ethnic Angst Over Proportional Representation in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi stands during a vote in Parliament's Lower House on July 24, voicing her opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation.

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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

New Zealand PM Welcomes Burma Reforms, But Constitutional Reform an Issue

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Burma's reform process has been "important and progressive," but added that the country's undemocratic Constitution remains an issue.

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Related Topix: Thein Sein, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Scoop

Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 Introduction: Good evening and thank you all for coming today.

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Related Topix: 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,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Yahoo!

Stupa-fied in old Rangoon

Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, is sometimes overlooked by visitors in their haste to get to the temples of Pagan or the wonders of Inle Lake.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTVC

Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

For Burmese, Little Hope for a Jokowi of Their Own

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures during a rally in Proklamasi Monument Park in Jakarta July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Thein Sein

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

'Lucy': EW movie review

Three years ago, director Luc Besson tried to do prestige, directing an Oscar-bait biopic about Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi titled The Lady .

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ABC News

Key Senator Urges Myanmar to Reform Constitution

Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, World News

Reuters

Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News

Voice of America

Myanmar Legislature Considers Proportional Representation

The lower house of parliament in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has agreed to discuss a controversial proposal to switch to proportional representation for future elections.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A session of Union Parliament in Burma's capital, Naypyidaw.

An interim report by a parliamentary committee discussing amendments to Burma's controversial Constitution has failed to shed any light on what changes the committee might propose, opposition lawmakers said on Thursday.

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Switched

Meet The Lawyer Who Decided To Battle Racism Outside Of The Courtroom

Anurag Gupta is the founder and CEO of BE MORE, a nonprofit that aims to change the way people talk and think about race.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Prison, New York University, World News, New York

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times of Oman

Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar

Her book should come with a spoiler alert - her real name isn't Phoebe. In the summer of 2008, Rosalind Russell arrived in Myanmar hoping to work as a journalist under rather unlikely circumstances.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

West Hawaii Today

African wives hide HIV to avoid beatings, sapping AIDS progress

In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25- year-old mother says she won't tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Australia, World News,

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Media Group Criticizes Deportation of Burmese Journalists

A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Thailand

Bangkok Post

5m want Myanmar charter changed

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Says 5 Million Sign Petition to Change Constitution

Burma's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of Parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Burmanet

The Diplomat: Myanmar's constitutional uncertainty

Martyr's Day in Myanmar - the National League for Democracy wound up an eight-week campaign calling for changes to the country's constitution.

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Burmanet

The Diplomat: U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma - Hugo Swire

The last three years in Burma have seen remarkable change, as the country starts out on the hard, but essential, journey towards democracy.

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Related Topix: World News, Burma

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