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JAN 22, 2015 - The Guardian

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UN urges Burma to condemn monk who called envoy ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’

UN said language used by ultranationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu about visiting official was utterly unacceptableThe United Nations’ human rights chief has urged Burma’s leaders to condemn an ultranationalist Buddhist monk who called a visiting UN envoy a “bitch” and a “whore” during a public rally last week.Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said language used ...

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JAN 16, 2015 - The Guardian

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Land rights in Burma – in pictures

Since the passing of the Farmland Law in 2012, farmers have been seeking restitution of land seized under the military junta. The government has drafted a land-use policy, to be finalised this year, but many fear the registration process will create legal disputes, dispossess women and leave thousands of farmers with insecure rights• All photographs by Bremen Donovan of Namati ...

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JAN 14, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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Burma Needs To Amend Biased Citizenship Law, Says HRW

The Burmese government should accept the United Nations call to amend the discriminatory law that deprives Rohingya Muslims of Burmese citizenship, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday in a letter to President Thein Sein. On December 29, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the Burmese government to amend the 1982 Citizenship Law […] The post Burma Needs ...

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JAN 09, 2015 - Forbes

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The Rebirth Of Burma

Reporting by Itai Zehorai of Forbes Israel. Until a few years ago, there was not much difference between Myanmar and North Korea. The defining features of both were crippling poverty and backwardness, massive debt, isolation from the world by international embargo, harsh dictatorships with a history of murderous oppression, and little hope [...]

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JAN 09, 2015 - Forbes

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The New Burma Road

After decades of struggle, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is going through an economic, social and political revival. Following political reforms and advances in human rights, business and technology, western nations have gradually lifted the crippling economic and diplomatic sanctions levied on the Yangon’s military junta years ago. The result for the populous resource-rich ...

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