Myanmar

Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including Rohingya

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YANGON - Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims to nationality have been rejected in the past.

Myanmar sees foreign investment topping $5 bln in 2014-15

YANGON, Sept 16 - Myanmar has revised its forecast for foreign direct investment (FDI) to more than $5 billion for the fiscal year that began in April, a senior official said on Tuesday, surpassing earlier expectations and led by new ventures in energy and telecoms.

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

World, United Nations, 15 Sep 2014

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-racked state capital

YANGON - Myanmar on Thursday lifted a curfew imposed in June 2012 when clashes between Buddhists and minority Muslims erupted throughout western Rakhine state, killing at least 192 people that year.

World, United Nations 11 Sep 2014

Myanmar lifts curfew in violence-racked state capital

YANGON, Sept 11 - Myanmar on Thursday lifted a curfew imposed in June 2012 when clashes between Buddhists and minority Muslims erupted throughout western Rakhine state, killing at least 192 people that year.

Industrials, 11 Sep 2014

Indonesia's Lippo targets hospitals, retail in up to $5 billion SE Asia expansion

SINGAPORE - Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group is looking to invest up to $5 billion in healthcare, food retailing and telecoms mainly in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar over the next three to five years, its top executive said.

08 Sep 2014

Myanmar cancels by-elections

YANGON September 7 - Myanmar has called off an election scheduled for the end of this year to fill 35 vacated seats in parliament, the Union Election Commission announced on Sunday.

World, 07 Sep 2014

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen and pageant officials tussle over tiara

YANGON - South Korean organizers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant threatened to call in the police on Wednesday in their row with dethroned Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe, demanding she return a gem-studded tiara from her home country.

Entertainment, South Korea, 03 Sep 2014

Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars.

01 Sep 2014

Myanmar city U-turns amid outcry over secret $8 bln housing deal

YANGON, Sept 1 - Authorities in Myanmar's biggest city have backed down on plans to award a $8 billion construction contract to a barely known firm following a public outcry over its transparency in a country notorious for graft and vested interests.

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow