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Burmese Students Demonstrate Against National Education Bill

A network of Burmese students' unions staged a protest against the National Education Bill on Tuesday, saying the legislation does not guarantee freedom for the country's universities.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Burmanet

China News Agency: Myanmar President met with Wang Yi: Will actively...

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on August 11, Myanmar president Thein Sein met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the President's palace in Naypyidaw.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Charges dropped for 50 media activists

A case filed against more than 50 journalists in mid-July for a demonstration demanding greater media freedoms has been dropped, according to Rangoon's Kamayut Township police.

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Voice of America

Myanmar Opens ASEAN Economic Meetings

The annual meeting of economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] has opened in Myanmar, with a focus on regional free trade zone talks.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Britain Will Boost Aid to Burma by More Than a Third

Britain's newly appointed international development minister said on Monday that the United Kingdom will increase its development aid to Burma by more than a third in the next fiscal year.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thein Sein Admits Corruption, Bribery Are - Chronic' in Burma

Burmese President Thein Sein has said that corruption and bribery are still "chronic" in the country and must be addressed by a change in attitude among government officials.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Asia Times

Media suppression imperils Myanmar reform

SPEAKING FREELY Media suppression imperils Myanmar reform By Elliot Brennan Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Our World 2.0

Myanmar's Fragile Democracy

In recent years, Myanmar - also known as Burma - is making substantial progress economically with the country opening itself up to foreign investors.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's - Transformation' Shows Asia's Promise: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Burmese President Thein Sein during their meeting at the Presidential hall, outside the venue of the 47th Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Naypyidaw, August 9, 2014.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Indian Express

Asean meet: Sushma Swaraj discusses trade, insurgency with Myanmar

Swaraj raised the issue of insurgent outfits and outfits banned by India setting up bases in Myanmar during her meeting with Myanmar President.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

State Department

East Asia and the Pacific: Press Availability on the Attended Ministerial Meetings

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I want to thank President Thein Sein for his government's warm welcome here during the course of this conference, for his leadership as chair of ASEAN, and for serving as the United States-ASEAN country coordinator.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Military appointees sit in the Union Parliament in Naypyidaw.

Twenty-six years ago, mass protests took place in almost every major city and town in Myanmar.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Struggles to Ditch Its Military Masters

Since the country's first military coup in 1962, Burma has lacked a real civilian president.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma Government denies president's role in 88 crackdown

Government spokesman and newly-appointed Information Minister Ye Htut has rejected allegations that Burmese President Thein Sein played a significant role in the violent dismantling of nationwide protests in 1988.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rights Group Urges Kerry to Address - Backsliding' in Burma

Human Rights Watch has called on US Secretary of State John Kerry to press Burmese government officials on what the group calls a "deteriorating rights situation" in the country.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Washington Post

Unfinished business

WHEN SECRETARY of State John F. Kerry travels to Burma later this week, it will be crucial that he not treat the Southeast Asian nation as a democratic success story, which it emphatically is not.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Court Accepts Charges Against 5 Members of Journal

A Rangoon court has accepted criminal charges against five journalists, editors and publishers of the Bi Mon Te Nay journal, but one editor at the defunct weekly has been acquitted, the defendants' lawyer said.

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