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Sustainability is not a choice, but a necessity
Feb 12, 2014 South Asian region is most vulnerable to climate change impact, warns Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar.
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Opium farming surges in Myanmar
Feb 01, 2010 Increased opium cultivation in northern Myanmar is creating widespread addiction among youths and men, according to a new report by the Palaung Women's Organisation. Produced by a team of ethnic women, it reveals that opium fields are flourishing not only in insurgent areas, but also in Junta strongholds.
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Myanmar: Livelihoods key to cyclone recovery
Feb 11, 2010 A report, released on 9th February, says that restoration of livelihoods is critical for the recovery of thousands who have survived the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. It urges aid and humanitarian support agencies to prioritise this along with successful health, nutrition and water interventions.
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Millions still homeless in Myanmar
Feb 17, 2010 The International Organization for Migration has raised an appeal for USD 17 million to provide shelter to 100,000 cyclone-affected families in Myanmar. Last week a periodic review was launched by the Tripartite Core Group calling for donor support to rehabilitate those left homeless.
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Myanmar bars Suu Kyi from polls
Mar 10, 2010 The new election law issued by Myanmar's junta bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,000 other political prisoners from contesting polls planned this year. Approved on Tuesday, it prevents prisoners, members of religious orders, and members of insurgent groups from joining political parties.
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Myanmar: Unsafe abortions leading cause of maternal mortality
Mar 15, 2010 The latest survey by UNICEF shows that Maternal Mortality remains persistently high in Myanmar and complications arising from unsafe abortions are the third leading cause of maternal death. While there have been gains in last two decades, a lot remains to be done.
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Myanmar: UN Investigator voices concern over rights violations
Mar 17, 2010 In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a special investigator has accused the Burmese government of gross violations of rights of political parties, prisoners of conscience and ethnic minorities. He stressed that an international commission of inquiry should look into these abuses.
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Suu Kyi against party registering for elections
Mar 24, 2010 Soon after Myanmar’s highest court refused to accept a lawsuit filed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party seeking to revoke the five election laws, which were enacted earlier this month, the pro-democratic leader has opposed her party registering for the forthcoming elections under the junta’s unjust laws.
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Burma urged to carry free and fair polling
Mar 26, 2010 Following the meeting of group of 15 nations, which urged for inclusive, participatory and transparent elections, UN Secretary General has asked the Burmese government to create conditions for credible elections. The new election laws ban political prisoners such as Suu Kyi from taking part in the poll.
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Myanmar's main opposition party boycotts elections
Mar 31, 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has refused to register under the “unjust” electoral laws, which bans political prisoners from participating in electoral process. The laws also ban members of religious orders and civil servants from joining political parties.
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Myanmar: Thousands forced to relocate for dam
Apr 07, 2010 The Myitsone Dam in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State will leave more than 15,000 over 60 villages displaced without proper resettlement plans. With the May deadline, many residents are opposing its construction, due to the lack of information on compensation, and its impact on biodiversity.
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Displaced Burmese children cloaked in trauma
Apr 09, 2010 Attacks by the Burmese military have led to the displacement of a large number of people, mostly children. Many orphaned or injured during the attacks suffer from psychological trauma and the absence of any policy on displaced children is preventing a quick recovery.
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Burma's Chin villagers face persecution by junta
Apr 21, 2010 People of the Chin State in Burma have been subjected to abuse and persecution for decades as part of a Burmese government policy to suppress the villagers and their ethnic identity. Activists and refuges are coming out to narrate their stories to the world and provide them with support.
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Myanmar: Aid gap threatens cyclone recovery plan
May 03, 2010 Long term recovery and placing efforts in the cyclone hit areas of Myanmar are threatened by severe shortage of aid. Only one-third of the required aid for a three-year recovery plan had been received. The military government of Myanmar also continues to hinder efforts in providing humanitarian support.
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Myanmar says farewell to neonatal tetanus
Jun 02, 2010 While maternal and neonatal tetanus remains a major public health concern in many countries, Myanmar has successfully eliminated it, says a report by UNICEF. It is the second country in East Asia after Vietnam to achieve the elimination status which marks the safety of mothers and newborns in the country.
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Myanmar to take back 9,000 refugees
Dec 30, 2009 Myanmar has agreed to take back 9,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh. Rohingyas are not recognised as an ethnic minority by the military-led regime and are frequently subjected to human rights abuse, depriving them of free movement, education and employment.
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Myanmar: Ignorance jeopardises Chin children's health
Jan 25, 2010 Poverty, low levels of literacy, and low accessibility to health services are compounded by lack of knowledge about health, hygiene and nutrition, exposing Myanmar's poorest children to deadly diseases.
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Myanmar releases 13,274 prisoners
Jan 06, 2014 The released inmates who were granted amnesty by U Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, were serving various prison terms.
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Myanmar rejects appeal for Aung Suu Kyi's release
May 05, 2009 Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to remain under house arrest, as the military junta in Myanmar has rejected an appeal for her release. The Nobel Peace laureate has spent more than 13 years in detention for the ‘crime’ of demanding democracy.
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UN conspicuously silent on Myanmar's child victims
May 08, 2009 A New York-based organisation in its report has castigated the UN for remaining silent on the issue of violation of children’s rights in Myanmar. It urges the world body to “move swiftly” so that rape, abduction and recruitment of children in warfare could be immediately stopped.
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Burmese leader Suu Kyi faces trial
May 18, 2009 Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be jailed for up to five years for allegedly breaking the conditions of her house arrest. Critics say this is yet another attempt by the military junta to silence dissent before the promised multi-party elections in 2010.
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Severe water crisis in Myanmar's cyclone-hit areas
May 20, 2009 A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar, survivors continue to face severe water scarcity. Aid agencies say that the work of cleaning and repairing of ponds that serve as the main source of water has not been completed.
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Time for Suu Kyi to remodel her political agenda?
Nov 19, 2010 Is it time for Aung San Suu Kyi to let activist politics take a back seat and help broker an end to trade sanctions on Myanmar? Only then can she build a favourable climate for some real political change, argues Justin Wintle.
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"Burma is an enemy of the Internet"
Dec 15, 2010 Though the news of the prominent political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi's release was carried by news networks across the world, journalist Simon Roughneen argues that heavy censorship and intimidation make reporting from Burma extremely thorny.
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Talk to Myanmar instead of pressuring us: Bangladesh PM
Aug 13, 2012 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to Britain and the countries concerned about Rohingya refugees to talk to the Myanmar government regarding the refugee issue instead of pressuring Bangladesh.
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Burma abolishes pre-censorship, but forbids criticism of state
Aug 21, 2012 The Burmese government announced on Monday that it has abolished pre-censorship of its media, but local papers say they have been issued a strict set of guidelines that forbid them from criticising the state.
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Myanmar rebels pledge to eliminate child soldiers
Aug 24, 2012 Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a ‘deed commitment’ with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage soldiers and protect children in armed conflict.
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India donates $220,000 to riot-hit state of Myanmar
Sep 04, 2012 The Indian government has provided $220,000 for aid and resettlement work in western Rakhine State, reports Indian media.
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Local hostility threatens Arakan reconstruction pledge
Apr 15, 2013 Doubts have been cast on the Burmese government’s latest commitment to implement a “long-term” rehabilitation strategy in Arakan state, where Buddhists continue to oppose reintegration with the stateless Muslim Rohingya after two bouts of ethno-religious clashes last year.
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UN expert urges reconciliation in Myanmar
Aug 25, 2013 Myanmar has suffered decades of conflict and oppression, said Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar.
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