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JUL 03, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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Burma: Coca-Cola Hits Back At Military Link Claims

By Melanie Keyte Coca-Cola has defended its business practices in Burma after an international industry watchdog pointed out connections between the corporation’s local partner and the US Treasury-blacklisted company Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL). Prior to recommencing business in Burma, the drinks giant insisted it had conducted “comprehensive” due diligence checks in the years 2009 to 2012 “based on the ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Forced labor shows back-breaking lack of reform in Myanmar military

By Aubrey Belford and Soe Zeya Tun BUTHIDAUNG, Myanmar (Reuters) - In the fertile river valleys near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, stateless Rohingya Muslims say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labor, despite the government launching a campaign three years ago to end the practice. The military, which ruled the former Burma for nearly half a ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - CBS News

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22 years a slave in Asia's forced fishing industry

Myint Naing was 18 when a man came to his village in Burma promising work -- work he's lucky to have survived

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JUN 30, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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Ethnicity, Federalism, Citizenship And Politics In Myanmar – Analysis

By Robert H. Taylor* INTRODUCTION On 12 May 1947, General Aung San, as deputy chairman of the Governor of Burma’s Executive Council, signed the Panglong Agreement along with seven British-recognised hereditary leaders (or their alternates) of administrative units and twelve political activists and self-appointed leaders from the northern regions of the Myanmar. Since that day, confusion has prevailed over the ...

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JUN 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Burma’s parliament blocks contitutional changes

RANGOON, Burma — Burma’s parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military’s veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year. The legislature ended a three-day debate on proposed changes to the 2008 constitution, which bars Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, from seeking the ...

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