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"Tarnished image" - Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

4:20pm GMT

YANGON Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

"Tarnished image": Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

9:08am GMT

YANGON, Feb 20 Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar's top court as rights group decries 'fear'

15 Feb 2019

YANGON Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the government wielded repressive laws against peaceful critics. | Video

In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power

14 Feb 2019

YANGON New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar's next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she has been weakened by escalating ethnic conflicts and slowing economic growth.

Myanmar police use rubber bullets to break up protest

13 Feb 2019

YANGON Myanmar police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon on Tuesday to disperse a protest over a statue of independence hero General Aung San that is opposed by members of the Karenni ethnic minority, police and a protest leader said.

Myanmar activists charged after protesting independence hero statue

08 Feb 2019

YANGON Dozens of activists in eastern Myanmar face charges of unlawful assembly, an activist leader said on Friday, after police broke up the latest protest against a statue of Aung San, the nation's independence hero and father of leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

In Myanmar, final arguments made in Muslim lawyer's murder case

01 Feb 2019

YANGON Lawyers defending the suspected conspirators behind the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar on Friday proclaimed their clients' innocence, or asked the court for lesser charges, as the landmark case drew to a close.

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters' entrapment freed from jail

01 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to "entrap" them was released from prison on Friday, after being sentenced to a year in jail for violating police discipline.

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

01 Feb 2019

YANGON A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. | Video

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

05 Jan 2019

YANGON Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said.

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