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Today (Singapore): Myanmar to stay on reform path, says adviser, but changes will be gradual

Myanmar's political reforms will continue and more changes can be expected after the election next year, but the push towards democracy will be gradual, said a top adviser to the government.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Burma's Badass Gun-toting Medics

The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left operating in Myanmar's contested ethnic states-and their work often straddles the line between humanitarian relief and armed activism.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Activism, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fuller Theological Seminary

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Bloomberg

Suu Kyi Says She Won't Single Out Any Groups for Reconciliation

Aung San Suu Kyi , the Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate, said her country's national reconciliation won't be helped by singling out groups such as the Muslim minority and Kachin rebels as special cases.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar 'not yet a democracy'

Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Election Commission to Ban Suu Kyi's Campaign Strategy

The chief of Burma's national election commission has defended the involvement of the army in politics as necessary to prevent a military coup, while also pledging to ban campaign methods used by the main opposition party during the previous by-election.

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

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Public Views Govt Reforms, Military Favorably: Poll

An opinion poll by a US government-backed pro-democracy institute has found that members of the Burmese public largely believe their country is "heading in the right direction" three years after President Thein Sein undertook an ambitious reform program.

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Related Topix: Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Burmanet

Mizzima News: NLD leader offers to intervene in land ownership dispute

National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has offered to help nearly 300 families from Yangon's Mayangone Township who say they are the victims of a land-grab for a real estate project.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Top Leaders Divided Over Constitutional Reform

Burma's top leaders are clarifying their stances on constitutional reform, with obvious rifts forming between the president and the army chief on the one hand, and the speaker of the legislature on the other.

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Journal Gazette

Could Myanmar derail Clinton?

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma,

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

politics, Myanmar, Burma, Rangoon General Hospital, Win Tin, National League for Democracy, democracy

Win Tin, the octogenarian co-founder of the opposition National League for Democracy party, remains in critical condition and under intensive care in Rangoon General Hospital for a fifth day.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, The Irrawaddy, democracy, multiethnic societies, constitution, federalism, divisions

A National League for Democracy supporter holds up a mobile phone with a picture of Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon on April 1, 2012, following a sweeping by-election win by the NLD.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Aung San Suu Kyi,

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Asia Times

Politics take the shine off Suu Kyi

Politics take the shine off Suu Kyi By Amantha Perera YANGON - For over a quarter of a century, Uhla Min has lived under the spell of the Lady, the popular nickname for Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Why Burma Is Heading Downhill Fast

Buddhist monks at Rangoon's Shwedagon Pagoda protest in November 2013 against an Organization of Islamic Cooperation delegation visiting Burma.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

Sat Mar 29, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Peace Process - On Track,' Thein Sein Tells Political Parties

During a landmark meeting with Burma's political parties, President Thein Sein warned over the weekend that the country's peace process would continue to be fraught with difficulties, given the many ethnic armed groups and their respective interests, while insisting that his government's three-year-old push for peace is on the right track.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News,

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

National Education Bill Rejected by NLD-Backed Group

The National Network for Education Reform has rejected a government-drafted national education bill submitted to Parliament earlier this month.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Iol.co.za

Tanks rumble through Myanmar's capital

Tanks and missile carriers rumbled through Myanmar's showpiece capital on Thursday as fighter jets soared overhead at an annual parade attended by top generals and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Suu Kyi, Shwe Mann want to discuss Constitution with President, Army Chief

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held a joint press conference with Burma's Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann on Wednesday in which she said they were waiting for President Thein Sein to respond to a request to discuss constitutional reforms with him and Commander-in-Chief Minh Aung Hlaing.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Burma President, Some See Change From Reformist to Nationalist

As the 2015 national elections near, changes in President Thein Sein's political approach have led to speculation that the former general may be positioning himself to run for a second term in office next year.

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Related Topix: Thein Sein, Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Wedding, Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Patron Visits Dr. Cynthia's Clinic on Thai Border

Dr. Cynthia Maung, second right, walks beside National League for Democracy patron Tin Oo, left, at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot on Monday.

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Related Topix: Tin Oo, Thailand, Southeast Asia, World News

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