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Shwe Yee Saw Myint

Mar 21 2017

Beset by delays, Myanmar-China oil pipeline nears start-up

YANGON/BEIJING Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 770 km (480 miles) across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up, with a supertanker nearing the port of Kyauk Phyu, marking the opening of a new oil trading route.

Mar 08 2017

Thousands flee Myanmar army clashes with insurgents near China border, official says

YANGON Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official said, as fighting threatened leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top goal of reaching peace with minorities.

Mar 07 2017

H&M factory in Myanmar damaged in violent labor dispute

YANGON Workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, in one of the most violent labor disputes in Myanmar in years.

Feb 21 2017

Exclusive: Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

Feb 15 2017

Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer: president's office

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilize the country.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Feb 03 2017

Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion

YANGON Myanmar's national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.

Jan 31 2017

Lawyer's killing meant to 'destabilise' Myanmar, says president's office

YANGON The office of Myanmar's civilian president said on Tuesday that the assassination of a lawyer advising the ruling party on amending a military-drafted constitution was likely an effort to destabilise the country.

Jan 30 2017

Mourners gather for funeral of Myanmar lawyer shot dead at airport

YANGON Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Myanmar city of Yangon on Monday for the funeral of Ko Ni, a Muslim lawyer shot dead the previous day who was involved in efforts to amend a military drafted constitution.

Jan 29 2017

Myanmar ruling party lawyer shot dead at Yangon airport

YANGON A legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country's busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon.

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