Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of ‘punishment’ over Rohingya
Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face “punishment” for its “crimes”.
HKSAR Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to visit Myanmar
China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government information services department announced Wednesday that Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will leave for a visit to Myanmar Thursday.
Myanmar Leader Cancels U.N. Trip Amid Outcry Over Rohingya Slaughter
Facing a storm of global criticism over an ethnic slaughter in her home country, the Nobel laureate who is Myanmar’s most prominent political leader has canceled her planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly.
— The New York Times
Ultra-nationalism, anti-Muslim sentiment fuel Rohingya crisis
Attacks by Rohingya militants against Myanmar government posts in Rakhine State in August have fueled anti-Muslim sentiment and emboldened hard-line Buddhist groups in the Southeast Asian nation.
— UCA News
PAC wants detailed budget proposals on time
The Public Accounts Committee has submitted a proposal to the Yangon Parliament to compel the regional government to submit detailed estimate and drawing of plans and projects in time in order to reduce cost.
— Myanmar Times
The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis
A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar.
— The New York Times
In Myanmar, an artist wades into the sensitive business of noise
Peace and quiet is hard to come by in Myanmar, where overenthusiastic use of megaphones has long frazzled the nerves of locals and foreigners alike.
Some displaced persons have no desire to resettle in their villages
Some locals from Maungdaw Township say they will not return to their villages torched by extremist Bengali terrorists.
— Eleven Myanmar
Rakhine Govt Forges on With Maungdaw Economic Zone
The first part of the 100-acre Kanyinchaung border economic zone in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township will be completed this year, according to the state government.
— The Irrawaddy
PESTLE Analysis of Myanmar 2017 – Research and Markets
The “PESTLE Analysis of Myanmar 2017” country profile has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.
— Digital Journal (press release)
The marble village of Mandalay
A small town on the outskirts of Mandalay is renowned for the quality of its marble statues, many of which are exported to China.
— Frontier Myanmar
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