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Tuesday | Foreign Policy

Former U.S. Officials Cash in on Myanmar

Former U.S. officials -- both critics and champions of Myanmar while working for the government -- are doing brisk business as consultants introducing investors to the newly open country.

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Related Topix: George Bush

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Burmanet

Sohu Business Channel: Behind the sabotage of Sino-Myanmar railway:...

According to information released by the Myanmar Ministry of Railway Transportation, the Sino-Myanmar Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railway has run aground.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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, Aung San Suu Kyi

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

In a growing clampdown, three editors detained in Burma

Burmese authorities should drop national security-related charges brought against journalists and staff members of the Bi Mon Te Nay news journal, and release them from pre-trial detention immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Standard

Burma link as Lai's money trail revealed

Next Media boss and China pariah Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has close links with Burma's political and military leaders, hobnobbing with its president during a June 2013 trip with a former US defense secretary.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

US Says Burma Journalists' Sentences - Send Wrong Message'

The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Burma, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labor there this month.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Pressure on the Press'

From left, Kyaw Zwa Moe, editor of The Irrawaddy's English edition, speaks with panelists Pe Myint from People's Age journal and Ko Thalun Zaung Htet from The Irrawaddy's Burmese edition, during an episode of "Dateline Irrawaddy" this week.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Prison

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Court sentences 2 activists to prison terms for anti-government pamphlets

Rangoon authorities detained Tin Maung Kyi and Zaw Win, of the Myanmar Democracy Continuous Force, in May after they distributed pamphlets in Bahan, Thamwe, Mingala Taungnyut and Kyauktada townships.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Press Council Requests Meeting With President, Contacts Parliament

The Interim Myanmar Press Council said it has requested a meeting with President Thein Sein to discuss the growing threat to media freedom in Burma, while it has also sent letters to several Lower House committees asking lawmakers to look into the situation.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Public Relations, Aung San Suu Kyi, Prison,

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Ceasefire language must be 'simple and coherent', says Thein Sein

Burmese President Thein Sein has recommended that the final text of the nationwide ceasefire agreement between ethnic armed groups and the Burmese military employs simple and coherent language, according to mediators in the peace process.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Police to Visit Newspaper Offices to Identify Protesting Reporters

Journalists in Rangoon stage a protest over curbs to press freedom in Burma near the Myanmar Peace Center.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

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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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Telegraph

Chinese chequers in South China Sea

China is trying to expand its territorial waters to the disadvantage of smaller countries close by, writes Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty China's top leadership hosted the president of Myanmar, U. Thein Sein, and the vice-president of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel at the end of June in Beijing.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Riots in Myanmar put US on the spot

A visit to Myanmar next month by United States Secretary of State John Kerry is set to pose a diplomatic challenge, as scepticism rises in Congress over Washington's embrace of Naypyitaw's democratic transition.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Power-Sharing Alternative for Burma's Political Elites

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, meets with President Thein Sein at the presidential palace in Naypyidaw on August 19, 2011.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Jurist

Myanmar journalists sentenced for alleged national security violations

The report alleged the Myanmar military had seized a sizable amount of land in the central Magwe region of the county for the purpose of producing chemical weapons [BBC report].

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

ABC News

Burmese journalists sentenced to 10 years hard labour

TANYA NOLAN: Five Burmese journalists have each been sentenced to 10 years hard labour for revealing state secrets.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Gawker

Myanmar Sentences Five Journalists to 10 Years Prison and Hard Labor

The head of a newspaper and four of its reporters were sentenced to 10 years of prison and hard labor by a court in Myanmar today following a report the group published exposing a supposedly secret government chemical weapons factory.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Voice of America

Myanmar Claims Facebook Partnership After Deadly Riots

A senior official in Myanmar, also known as Burma, says the country is partnering with the social media site Facebook to monitor Burmese language posts following concerns that a viral post sparked deadly sectarian clashes last week.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Burma, World News,

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