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US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:20AM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country....

Burma’s failed promise

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:23PM UTC Comments Off Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is in depressing danger of failure. ...

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC Comments Off A nighttime view of the capital of Yangon. Pic: AP.

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten....

Burma jails 3 journalists for leadership report

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 1:09PM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule. ...

Burmese pilot from lost helicopter found dead in forest

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:40AM UTC Comments Off Burma's highest mountain Hkakabo Razi, where the helicopter disappeared two weeks ago. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Burma pilot of a helicopter that went missing on a forest-clad mountain nearly two weeks ago has been found dead....

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