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Burma: Proposed Assembly Law Falls Short

Human Rights Watch - ‎May 26, 2016‎
(New York) - Burma's parliament should amend a proposed law on public protest to better protect rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, Human Rights Watch said today.

Trump, zombies and dictators: impressions from a Burmese internship

News@UofT - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“The world has perished in the zombie apocalypse except for Donald Trump and 10 Burmese dictators. Together they conspire to build an extravagant South East Asian paradise with lavish hotels and 20 lane highways for just the 11 of them: the end result ...

Debate Over Burma's Household Guest Registration Law Intensifies

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎May 27, 2016‎
RANGOON - A bill to amend and repeal sections of Burma's colonial-era law requiring citizens to report overnight guests continues to face hurdles in Parliament.
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Burma's Democratic Transition Isn't Enough to Get Most US Sanctions Lifted

TIME - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Headlines coming out of Burma have been largely positive this year, with the country's first democratically elected government in decades taking the reins in late March following a sweeping election victory in November.
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As Lines Form for Water, Burma Pins Hopes on Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi's government on April 1 opened a new chapter in Burma. The Nobel Peace laureate heads the first civilian government after a half-century of military control, meaning the people have great expectations and the democracy ...
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Delivering The Dividends of Democracy in Burma

Huffington Post - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Specifically, the Administration took sanctions steps intended to support investment and trade with Burma. These steps facilitate the movement of goods within Burma; allow certain incidental transactions related to U.S. individuals residing there; and ...

Starr 'Church Olympics' kicks off at Burma Camp

GhanaWeb - ‎16 hours ago‎
Twelve churches will shake off stress at the maiden edition of the Starr 'Church Olympics' at the Burma Camp Sports Complex in Accra today.

Travel: Now is the best time to visit Burma's Ngapali beach

Asia Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In an effort to dole out the best of Burma to tourists, has come up with customized, yet affordable travel packages.

Doctor Wins 'Citizen of Burma' Award

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
RANGOON - Dr. Than Min Htut, a medical doctor who provides health care and promotes reproductive health access in villages in rural Shan State, has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Citizen of Burma Award. The award, given by members of ...

US Further Eases Burma Sanctions

Lexology (registration) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In response to Burma's peaceful and competitive elections in November 2015, on May 18, 2016, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further eased U.S.

Irrawaddy Taste of Burma Introduces the Spectacular Flavors of Burma to OC

OC Weekly - ‎May 25, 2016‎
If you're a wannabe food anthropologist as I am, tasting the dishes at the new Irrawaddy Taste of Burma in Stanton will be as fascinating as it is delicious.

EU and US Sanctions Updates on Burma/Myanmar

The National Law Review - ‎May 25, 2016‎
EU renews its sanctions on Burma/Myanmar until 30 April 2017. These measures impose an embargo on providing Burma/Myanmar with arms and goods that might be used for internal repression.

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

Washington Post - ‎May 17, 2016‎
In the mountains between China and Burma, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world's worst heroin crises.

Six Months in Prison for a Burmese Poet Charged With Online Defamation

The Atlantic - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A court in Burma found a 24-year-old poet guilty Tuesday of online defamation and sentenced him to six months in prison for a poem he wrote in October that claimed he'd tattooed a picture of the country's then-president on his penis.

Civilians Beaten by Burma Army Soldiers: Sources

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Two civilians have claimed they were beaten by Burma Army troops under the suspicion of being Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State.

Manhattan veterans recall little-known Burma Campaign

Manhattan Mercury (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bernice Taylor and McKinley Blake were among the 15,000 Americans who served in World War II's Burma Campaign. They first met decades after the war at Via Christi Village in Manhattan.
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Eleven killed in landslide at Burma jade mine

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
At least 11 people have been killed by a landslide in a jade mine in northern Burma and many more are feared missing. Rescue workers are searching for bodies after a wall of unstable earth collapsed during a downpour on Monday night in Hpakant, Kachin ...

Burma Sanctions Continue to Sunset

Lexology (registration) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to broaden the scope of permissible trade with Burma. The Burma regulations, which have been amended piecemeal rather than simply re-issued, remain ...
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Burma Army Accused of Killing, Burning Bodies of Shan Villagers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
RANGOON - According to Kachin and Shan community leaders, the Burma Army is responsible for killing and burning the bodies of several villagers in northern Shan State.
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Burmese cardinal thanks Western Christians for support during oppression

Catholic Herald Online - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Burma's first cardinal has thanked the Christians of the West for helping to bring democracy to his country. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said the Catholic Church was “at the forefront” of supporting the people of Burma, during a dictatorship ...