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Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents.

YANGON - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbours in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

- Reuters - US

Meiraba, Lakshya to lead India challenge at junior badminton meets.

New Delhi, Aug 22 India's Junior top ranked player Maisnam Meiraba and the Junior World No. 1 Lakshya Sen will lead the countrys challenge in the Badminton Asia Under-17 and Under-15 Championships in Myanmar from October 4 and the BWF World Junior Championships in Jakarta from October 9 respectively, it was announced on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Malaysia thrash Indonesia 5-0 in men's futsal.

SHAH ALAM, Aug 22 — Malaysia defeated Indonesia 5-0 in the men's futsal competition of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games at the Panasonic Sports Complex here tonight. Malaysia top the table with seven points after earlier defeating Myanmar and a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine, residents say.

YANGON, Aug 22 — Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbours in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents.

YANGON - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbors in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

- Reuters - US

Buddhists blockading Rohingya in western Myanmar, residents say.

Monitors and aid workers worry that violence could erupt in an area where the two communities live side-by-side in much larger numbers

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents.

- Townhall.com - US

Appeal filed for 2 convicted of killing British backpackers.

BANGKOK " Two migrant workers from Myanmar who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand submitted a final appeal of their death sentences on Monday.Win Zaw Htun and Zaw...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cops seek info on attackers of Myanmar football supporters.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Police are soliciting public tip-offs on the individuals behind an attack on two Myanma football supporters outside the Shah Alam Stadium yesterday. Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat confirmed that the two male...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vietnam thrash Myanmar 6-1 in men's futsal.

SHAH ALAM, Aug 22 — Vietnam thrashed Myanmar 6-1 in the men's futsal competition of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games at the Panasonic Sports Complex here today. Their goalscorers were team captain Tran Van Vu, Tran Thai Huy, Ngo Ngoc Son ...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pope’s Planned Visit to Myanmar Risks Stoking Religious Tensions.

Some hard-line Buddhist nationalists have warned Pope Francis against using the visit to champion the Rohingya, the persecuted Muslim minority.

- International NY Times - US

Benam Myanmar 3-1, Malaysia mara ke separuh akhir

SHAH ALAM, 22 Ogos — Malaysia mengesahkan menempah slot separuh akhir acara bola sepak Sukan Sea Kuala Lumpur 2017 apabila menjinakkan pendahulu kumpulan A, Myanmar, 3-1 di Stadium Shah Alam, di sini, malam tadi. Kemenangan itu...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Drones on a mission to restore Myanmar's mangrove cover

Six of them can 'plant up to one lakh trees per day' and cut cost by nearly half

- The Hindu - IN

Court to rule Tuesday on Koh Tao murder appeal

Koh Samui Court is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to accept the appeal request against the death sentence handed down to the two Myanmar nationals convicted of murdering two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014. 

- BangkokPost - TH

Malaysia defeat Myanmar 3-1 to advance to football semis

SHAH ALAM, Aug 21 — Malaysia advanced to the semifinals of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games football competition after defeating Myanmar 3-1 in their third Group A match at the Shah Alam Stadium tonight. Playing before more than 70,000 home fans,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

352 km Mizoram National Highway to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route

Myanmar, the only southeast Asian country which shares a 1,643-km-long border with India, serves as a gateway to the other 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations . Four northeastern states — Arunachal Pradesh , Manipur , Nagaland and Mizoram — have an unfenced border with Myanmar.

- Zee News - IN

Appeal filed for 2 convicted of killing British backpackers

Two migrant workers from Myanmar who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand have submitted a final appeal of their death sentences.

- FOX News - US

'352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'

New Delhi, Aug 21 Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar as also create an alternate trade route for mainland ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Myanmar man faces two years in jail for speaking about his harrowing ordeal as a child soldier

A man in Myanmar faces up to two years in jail after he was arrested for allegedly defaming the military in an interview he gave detailing his harrowing life as a child soldier. Aung Ko Htwe, 26, was arrested on Friday, shortly after he spoke to Radio Free Asia’s Burmese Service recalling how he was abducted and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Myanmar men given death penalty for killing 2 British backpackers in Thailand appeal against sentence

Bar workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun were found guilty of murdering David Miller, 24, and raping and killing Hannah Witheridge, 23, in September 2014.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Myanmar men appeal against death sentences over British murders in Thailand

Two men from Myanmar convicted of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island in 2014 submitted their final appeal on Monday against the death sentence

- The Daily Star - LB

Myanmar man faces jail for speaking about past as child soldier

The man shared how he was abducted and forced into the military as a teenager The post Myanmar man faces jail for speaking about past as child soldier appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Report: Bus ferrying SEA Games players involved in accident

Several Myanmar squash players are reportedly injured in the incident.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Defence to appeal Koh Tao verdicts

The defence in a case where two Myanmar nationals were convicted of the brutal murders of two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014, will file their final appeal with the Supreme Court Monday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Rohingya Muslims refugees say they are being targeted for their religion amid deportation calls

Amid calls for their deportation from India, Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar say they have settled in Jammu and Kashmir because of compulsions, and not out of choice, and that they will return to their country once the situation becomes favourable. The post Rohingya Muslims refugees say they are being targeted for their ...

- Firstpost - IN

Fighting the vicious circlein the Golden Triangle

It took almost four hours to travel along the 160-kilometre mountainous route from Myanmar's town of Tachileik, bordering Chiang Rai, to Kengtung in the eastern state of Shan, but the officials from six neighbouring countries were determined to reach the town in a bid to launch an anti-drug centre in the state known to be a ...

- BangkokPost - TH

First secretary of Bangladesh consulate in Myanmar dies

An official of the Bangladesh Consulate in Myanmar's Rakhine state has died.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

A coastguard patrol boat found the boat on the Naf river, which acts as a border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as it tried to enter Cox`s Bazar early in the morning.  

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

Bangladesh coastguards Saturday turned back a boat carrying 31 Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping renewed army activity in their neighboring Myanmar homeland, an official said

- The Daily Star - LB

Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

A coastguard patrol boat found the boat on the Naf river, which acts as a border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as it tried to enter Cox`s Bazar early in the morning.  

- Zee News - IN

Malaysia must beat Myanmar for spot in football semis

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysia need to beat current Group A leader Myanmar and Laos to book a place in the semi-finals as well as top the group and avoid facing the winner of Group B. A win or draw against Myanmar on Monday will earn a ticket...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SEA Games: Bus driver of Myanmar football team arrested for theft of Malaysian official's watch

POLICE have confirmed that the bus driver employed to drive the Myanmar's women's football team at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia was arrested for stealing a watch. The post SEA Games: Bus driver of Myanmar football team arrested for theft of Malaysian official's watch appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

NHRC seeks report from MHA on move to deport Rohingyas

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday sought a report from Ministry of Home Affairs over the move to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the plans to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar, who are residing in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Tally reaches 500 in Florida Everglades Burmese python hunt

Hunters have killed 500 Burmese pythons during an elimination program in the Florida Everglades.

- FOX News - US

Women's futsal squad off to a winning start

SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — The Malaysian women's futsal squad got off to a winning start in the in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, edging Myanmar 2-1 at the Panasonic Sports Complex here today. Malaysia, bronze medallists at the last edition, however,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Syed Aizad Daniel destroys Myanmar in men's futsal event

SHAH ALAM, Aug 19 — Malaysia edged Myanmar 5-4 in the opening match of the men's football competition of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games at the Panasonic Sports Complex here tonight. Syed Aizad Daniel Syed Nasir was the hero when he scored the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tally reaches 500 in Florida Everglades Burmese python hunt

MIAMI — Hunters have killed 500 Burmese pythons during an elimination program in the Florida Everglades.

- Billings Gazette - US

Myanmar advance to football semis after thrashing Brunei 6-0

SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — Myanmar have become the first team to enter the football semi-finals at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games after whitewashing Brunei 6-0 in their third group A match at Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Women's futsal squad start on winning note

SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — The Malaysian women's futsal squad got off to a winning start in the in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, edging Myanmar 2-1 at the Panasonic Sports Complex here today. Malaysia, bronze medallists at the last edition, however,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China's Puji Capital Invests In Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched Puji Films, a new entity that will focus on investments into the Chinese and Hollywood film industry. To kick open its doors it's backing former Columbia Pictures head Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. MEMV is a joint venture between Mandalay ...

- Deadline.com - US

Myanmar retains tough clause in communications law

YANGON -- Myanmar's parliament on Friday made minor changes to a controversial telecommunications law, amendments rights monitors say will do little to address concern the law is used to curb criticism of the authorities and reporting of corruption.

- BangkokPost - TH

Police confirm arrest of SEA Games bus driver for theft

SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — Police today confirmed the arrest of a man who served as the Myanmar SEA Games women's football team bus driver, after he was suspected to have stolen a watch from one of the Malaysian national football team officials....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Chinese Investor Launches Puji Films, Backs Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched a movie investment subsidiary, Puji Films, whose first move is to back former Columbia boss Peter Guber's new Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. MEMV is a joint enterprise between Mandalay Entertainment, Endurance Media and sports owner Jeff Vinik. Puji describes MEMV ...

- Variety - US

Myanmar political change brings food revolution

Restaurateurs and gourmets hope cosmopolitan cuisine will go global

- Financial Times - US

Chinese Investor Launches Puji Films With Backing for Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched a movie investment subsidiary, Puji Films. Its first investment is the backing of Peter Guber's new Mandalay Endurance Ventures. MEMV is a joint venture between Mandalay Entertainment, Endurance Media and sports owner Jeff Vinik. Puji describes MEMV as a film ...

- Variety - US

Mixed archery team makes it seven gold for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Compound archers Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki and Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh delivered another gold for Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur SEA Games when they beat Myanmar in the mixed team event today. The pair edged Ye Min Swe-Aung...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Myanmar aibkan Malaysia 5-0

SHAH ALAM, 18 Ogos — Harapan Malaysia untuk memburu pingat dalam acara bola sepak wanita pada Sukan SEA Kuala Lump[ur 2017 semakin pudar apabila kalah teruk 5-0 kepada Myanmar di Stadium UiTM Shah Alam, di sini, malam tadi. Kekalahan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bangladesh is ramping up its border patrols to stop the influx of Rohingya muslims from Myanmar

Thomson ReutersCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON - Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbor's northwestern Rakhine state. Security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar ...

- Business Insider - US

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON - Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbour's northwestern Rakhine state.

- Reuters - US

Rights Activists Call on India to Not Deport Rohingyas, but Solve Issue

Human rights groups are calling on India to take a lead in addressing the crisis faced by tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar after a senior minister said New Delhi plans to identify and deport those living in the country. Calling them illegal immigrants and a security threat, junior Home Minister ...

- Voice of America - US

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