Dethroned Burma beauty queen refuses to return $100,000 tiara

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 3:00PM UTC May Myat Noe, Burma's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Burma says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until the pageant’s organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 1:44PM UTC Women hide their faces as children sleep after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the famed tourist hub is no safe haven for those marginalised youth.

Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:44PM UTC A recent census showed Burma has a population of 51 million, rather than the 60 million the government had thought. Pic: AP

Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million.

Dethroned Burmese beauty queen runs off with crown, new boobs

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:57PM UTC Burmese model May Myat Noe. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The first Burma national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

State-owned Burmese telecom lowers prices in face of outside competition

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 12:31PM UTC Ooredoo Myanmar launched services in Burma on Aug. 15. Photo courtesy Ooredoo Myanmar

A state-owned telecom in Burma will start a price war with Ooredoo, the Qatari company that launched services in Burma earlier this month, Eleven Myanmar reported.

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