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Exclusive: U.N. criticizes Myanmar plan to resettle Rohingya in 'camp-like' villages.

YANGON - The United Nations' refugee agency has criticized a Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent violence in "camp-like" villages, saying it risks stoking tensions, according to a document seen by Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Myanmar goldsmiths say new tax has slashed orders.

YANGON - Since the government started collecting tax on gold purchases on April 1, the size of orders placed with workshops and goldsmiths have fallen.

- BangkokPost - TH

BIMSTEC seek cooperation in combating money laundering, terrorism financing.

Yangon, April 27 Representatives of seven member countries of the BIMSTEC gathered in Myanmar for a two-day meeting to seek cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a media report said on Thursday. Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation groups consists of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Burma up in arms over 'first' locally-made HD porn flick.

AUTHORITIES in Burma have ordered a probe on what is believed to be the country's first-ever high definition pornographic film, following the emergence of the movie's trailer on social media earlier this week. The post Burma up in arms over 'first' locally-made HD porn flick appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas.

/Yangon , Apr 27 : The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused extensive damage to the Tohoku area in Japan.This agricultural high school building was washed away by the tsunami and the experimental facilities were destroyed.Many companies are offering to support the reconstruction.Kubota ...

- Sify - IN

Pop Culture, Black Markets, Skateboarding, and Freedom.

A quiet revolution in Myanmar

- Reason.com - US

This gripping app lets you 'walk a mile' in a 16-year-old refugee girl's shoes.

Smartphones have become lifelines for refugees around the world. Now, a powerful new app will show you how crucial the technology is by taking over your phone's operating system and transforming it into the phone of a 16-year-old refugee girl. "Finding Home," which was launched on Tuesday by the U.N. Refugee Agency and ...

- Mashable! - US

Developing markets could lift UnionPay.

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. UnionPay, China's state-run card network with a near monopoly over the country's payment card ecosystem, is eyeing developing markets as it looks to expand and grow outside of the Chinese market, ...

- Business Insider - US

Myanmar bird's eye view: Bagan's Buddhist temples by balloon.

BAGAN, Myanmar " The moment of takeoff was silent, and mesmerizing.Within seconds, our hot air balloon was floating above the treetops, gliding toward what Marco Polo called "one of the finest sights in the world" when he saw...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Myanmar official compares Rohingya attack to 9/11.

A top official in Myanmar compares an attack last year by Muslim militants that killed nine police officers and sparked a brutal army crackdown to America's experience on September 11.

- ABC News - AU

Myanmar police launch investigation into ‘first ever’ home-grown porn film.

Myanmar police said on Wednesday they have launched a criminal investigation into what producers describe as the first high-definition pornographic film ever filmed in the socially conservative country. Social media exploded this week when a trailer for the two-hour erotic film, entitled The Violet of Myanmar, was posted on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Woodside stepping up exploration program offshore Myanmar

Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, plans to drill five wells offshore Myanmar in 2017, one more than originally scheduled, following encouraging results in 2016. Interpretation of seismic data has indicated what the company calls “an additional low-cost exploration target with upside” on Block A-6.

- OGJ - US

Australia: Responding to Myanmar's humanitarian crises

Article | During a recent visit to Australia, Jürg Montani, outgoing ICRC Head of Delegation in Myanmar wrote a blog piece for New Mandala to highlight the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the ICRC's work there."In 2016 the International Committee of the

- ICRC - INT

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Criticized For Treatment Of Rohingya

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to journalist Poppy McPherson about Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been a disappointment to many in the international community and fellow Nobel laureates since her election.

- NPR - US

China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row

China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.

- GMA News - PH

China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row

DHAKA - China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.

- Reuters - US

'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'

Kolkata, April 25 Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar should consider the "different levels of development" while engaging in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation under BCIM Economic Corridor, an official said on Tuesday. After the two rounds of meeting hosted by China at Kunming in 2013 and by Bangladesh at Cox's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Special Report - How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das

- Reuters - US

Myanmar to hold peace talks in May with ethnic rebels

Myanmar will hold peace talks next month aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since Aung San Suu Kyi's party took power a year ago, it was announced Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Anzac Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand draw thousands

THOUSANDS of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate Anzac Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two. The post Anzac Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand draw ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Myanmar to hold peace talks in May with ethnic rebels

YANGON, April 25 — Myanmar will hold peace talks next month aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since Aung San Suu Kyi's party took power a year ago, it was announced today. Negotiators for the ethnic groups want...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

SYDNEY - Thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand attended dawn services and military parades on Tuesday to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings during World War One and the infamous Thai-Burma death railway of World War Two.

- Reuters - US

Language issues for incoming Cambodian domestic helpers spark concern in Hong Kong

Cambodian domestic helpers may face language problems in Hong Kong and be sent home early like the Myanmar workers before them, employment agencies and unions fear. The concerns were raised after the government announced on Monday that about 1,000 domestic helpers from Cambodia would arrive this autumn as part of the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China's special envoy for Asia Guoxiang in Dhaka

China's special envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang has arrived in Dhaka on a three-day visit to, what a foreign ministry official says, discuss the Myanmar crisis.

- BDNews24 - BD

Burma sending democracy icon Suu Kyi to Asean meet

Burma is sending Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi as head of its delegation to the summit of leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila this week. The post Burma sending democracy icon Suu Kyi to Asean meet appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

How illicit economies in Myanmar help sustain conflict and underpin peace

Myanmar's transition to democracy and its search for ethnic peace interact in complex ways with the country's many extensive and booming illegal economies: drugs, logging, mining, and wildlife trafficking. Tackling them is not easy, as I show in a detailed report prepared for a United Nations University project on the ...

- Brookings - US

Bangladesh: ICRC distributes food to 19,000 displaced Myanmar people

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- ICRC - INT

Last of the Few: 40 minutes of wild, exhausting maneouvres in the air over Burma

Fighter ace Alan Peart had survived against incredible odds in North Africa and Europe, but he was about to face his biggest trial yet at a jungle airstrip in Burma, deep behind enemy lines. Watch the second part of his story in part two of Stuff's special video series 'The Last of the Few'.

- Stuff - NZ

The skate punks of Burma

AFTER years of repression, the government of Burma has started to loosen its on grip on society. The post The skate punks of Burma appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Two heroin smugglers arrested in Yunnan

POLICE in southwest China's Yunnan Province have arrested two suspects and seized 16.82 kg of heroin. Police with the public security bureau of Longyang District of Baoshan City received reports on April 15 that two men had attempted to transport a batch of drugs to Kunming, capital of the province, according to the bureau ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Georgians Reportedly Detained For Theft In Burma

Two Georgian citizens have been arrested in Burma on suspicion of trying to smuggle $90,000 in stolen cash out of the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Georgians caught with USD 90,000 of stolen cash in underwear

 Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with USD 90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer.

- Zee News - IN

Georgians caught with USD 90,000 of stolen cash in underwear

 Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with USD 90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer.

- Zee News - IN

Georgians caught with $90,000 of stolen cash in underwear: Myanmar police

Two Georgian men were busted in a Myanmar airport with $90,000 of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer, police said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Georgians caught with $90,000 of stolen cash in underwear: Myanmar police

Janjgava Revas, 64, and Narmania Malkhaz, 51, had made off with the money from a currency exchange office The post Georgians caught with $90,000 of stolen cash in underwear: Myanmar police appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Mishal Khan

One Health Consultant, Centre on Global Health SecuritySummaryDr Mishal Khan is consultant leading One Health projects at the Centre on Global Health Security. She is a social epidemiologist by training, specializing in quantitative and qualitative health policy and systems research to improve infectious disease control ...

- Chatham House - UK

Exploring Myanmar's Conflicted Future

Doug Bock Clark, Corey PattisonAs Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.

- Pulitzer Center - US

Myanmar publisher who criticised establishment is found stabbed to death

YANGON,  - A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticised the military, political and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday.

- Stabroek News - GY

Dialogue on stalled BCIM corridor set to resume in Kolkata

Negotiations on the stalled Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor are set to resume next week in Kolkata.After a gap of over two year, the meeting of Joint Study Group of acade...

- The Hindu - IN

Ending Myanmar's blame game: Why we need a long-term view

Human rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state have led to mounting international condemnation and calls for a United Nations commission of inquiry.

- The Daily Star - LB

Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban

U.S. wildlife officials can't legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Crime, conflict, and regime transitions: Colombia, Nigeria, and Myanmar

Organized crime and illicit economies interact in complex ways with violent conflict, often fueling it. They also shape peace negotiations and post-conflict transition, deeply influencing post-conflict economic and political arrangements as well as regime transitions. Criminal and militant actors involved in illicit ...

- Brookings - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in Indonesia, Myanmar and Philippines

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, World As of 17 April, flash floods caused nine deaths and displaced 1,200 people in Philippines' Cebu province. On 12 and 13 April, flooding affected 2,000 people in West Aceh District, Indonesia. PHILIPPINES On 12 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Stop the Suu Kyi Blame Game in Myanmar

Don't rush to judgement on Aung San Suu Kyi just yet.

- The Diplomat - US

Myanmar's Forgotten Refugees

Overshadowed by other crises around the world, 100,000 refugees are stranded in camps along the Thai-Myanmar border.

- The Diplomat - US

Time For Myanmar's New Government to Get Back on Track

Though the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi have had a disappointing year, there are some steps they can take to get back on track.

- The Diplomat - US

Rohingya refugee children seek safe space to heal in Bangladesh

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar UNHCR is working to identify and assess the best interests of unaccompanied children who recently arrived in the refugee camps of Bangladesh.UNHCR is working to identify and assess the best interests of unaccompanied children who recently arrived in the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Enhancing humanitarian civil-military coordination in Asia-Pacific

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, World A new publication focuses on five priority Asian countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines. INTRODUCTION ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN convenes Rohingya abuse investigation, but Myanmar says it won’t cooperate

Myanmar is reluctant to allow investigators to visit alleged crime scenes, so what can the fact-finding mission achieve?

- UN - INT

Burma: UN Takes Key Step for Justice

– The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by adopting a strong resolution condemning violations and making significant recommendations, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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