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AUG 31, 2015 - The Guardian

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The Guardian view on Burma, Myanmar, and faltering steps toward democracy | Editorial

Let Myanmar be called by the name its rulers prefer, but let them also make good on their promises of democracyWhat’s in a name? The Guardian has been until now one of a dwindling number of newspapers and broadcasters using the term Burma rather than Myanmar, the regime’s official name for the country. What has divided the media on this ...

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AUG 31, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burma's minimum wage pledge welcomed by UK retailers

Fashion brands say move to pay workers £1.82 for an eight-hour day will help Burma’s garment industry become ‘thriving economic driver’Major British clothing retailers using factories in Burma have welcomed the nascent democracy’s steps to regulate low pay.Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Primark, New Look and Topshop have joined international players including H&M, C&A, Aldi and Gap in buying from Burma, ...

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AUG 23, 2015 - The Guardian

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Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims

The remains of two dozen people have been found near the border with Thailand, police said Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said on Sunday. The heavily forested Thai-Malay border has been a transit point for smugglers bringing people to ...

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AUG 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force

By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Simon Webb NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein had tried and failed at least twice before to topple his arch-rival Shwe Mann, but when armed police burst into the headquarters of the country's ruling party late on Aug. 12 he finally succeeded. Police piled the mobile phones and computers from those inside on a ...

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AUG 21, 2015 - BBC

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