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RPT-China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

May 20 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON, May 20 China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand

May 20 2019

SINGAPORE/YANGON China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said.

World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

May 17 2019

YANGON Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

'People are dying': U.N official urges aid access for Myanmar's Rakhine state

May 15 2019

YANGON A U.N. official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers "predictable, sustained access" to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives.

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

May 08 2019

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words of a Rohingya folk song. | Video

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

May 07 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

Reuters-Reporter kommen nach über 500 Tagen Haft in Myanmar frei

May 07 2019

Rangun Nach mehr als 500 Tagen Haft hat Myanmar zwei Reporter der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters freigelassen.

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

May 06 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

More than 500 days in prison: For journalists jailed in Myanmar, a long fight for freedom

May 06 2019

YANGON Convicted of breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

Apr 23 2019

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic chair in the Bangladesh camp where he lives, and translated the latest warning, sent over the WhatsApp messaging app.

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