Myanmar Military speeds up release of children

Myanmar Military speeds up release of children

Myanmar Military speeds up release of childrenThursday, 25 September 2014 Burma Times: YANGON, 25th September – The Myanmar Armed Forces (“Tatmadaw”) today released 109 children from the armed forces, demonstrating its continued commitment to professionalise its security forces, ensuring that they become and remain ‘child free’. The discharge, which was attended by Union Minister for Defence, Lieutenant General Wai Lwin, follows soon after the release of 91 children and young people in August 2014. To date a [more]

Rakhine chief minister issues warning over citizenship issue

Rakhine chief minister issues warning over citizenship issueThursday, 25 September 2014 Burma Times: Rakhine Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn has warned the state’s citizens not to oppose the government’s decision to grant citizenship to “Bengalis”, the official term for those who identify as Rohingya. The warning came after 40 people who identify as Rohingya were among 209 people, most of whom were indigenous Kaman Muslims, who received citizenship documents at a ceremony held at Myebon on September 22. The [more]

Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union speaks at the State Department’s Special Event “Displacement of Religious Minorities” at the United Nations General Assembly.

Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union speaks at the State Department’s Special Event “Displacement of Religious Minorities” at the United Nations General Assembly.Burma Times: 24 Sep 2014 New York. U.S. State Department held the event “Displacement of Religious Minorities” at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2014, at the United Nations Plaza in New York.  Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union, attended the event at the invitation of U.S. State Department. The event was presided by Sarah Sewall, U.S Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, [more]

Courting Vietnam, US Prepares to Ease Arms Embargo

Courting Vietnam, US Prepares to Ease Arms EmbargoWednesday, 24 September 2014 Burma Times: WASHINGTON — Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam in an ignominious retreat, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China. Senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the initiative said Washington wants to support Vietnam by strengthening its ability to [more]

With Suu Kyi Blocked, Her Myanmar Party Eyes Ex-General For President

With Suu Kyi Blocked, Her Myanmar Party Eyes Ex-General For PresidentWednesday, 24 September 2014 Burma Times: Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year’s parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi, 69, is barred by the constitution from becoming president and is apparently unwilling to give her blessing to an alternative candidate from [more]

Citizenship Verification Scheme angered Rakhine Buddhists in Arakan state

Citizenship Verification Scheme angered Rakhine Buddhists in Arakan stateTuesday, 23 September 2014 Burma Times: RANGOON —Arakanese Buddhists in Myebon Township held a silent protest on Monday to express their displeasure over the government’s decision to award degrees of citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims in the area, according to Arakanese politicians. Khin Maung Gyi, who is a central committee member from Arakan National Party, said local Arakanese residents held a protest to send a message to Arakan Chief Minister Maung Maung [more]

The Present Government and 1982 Citizenship Law

The Present Government and 1982 Citizenship LawBy Aman Ullah Tuesday, 23 September 2014  The draft of the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship law was approved and passed by the third session of the Third Pyithu Hluttaw and promulgated by the Chairman of the Council of State, on 15 October 1982, “after long six years deliberation within the top echelons of party and state as well as extensive consultations with officials and party leaders of all levels.” It contains 8 [more]

Myanmar Tightens Security In Yangon Amid Al-Qaeda Threat

Myanmar Tightens Security In Yangon Amid Al-Qaeda ThreatTuesday, 23 September 2014 Burma Times: YANGON — Myanmar authorities have tightened security in Yangon region in the wake of a possible threat from militant organisation al-Qaeda, Xinhua news agency reported. The Yangon Region Border Affairs and Security Ministry said Tuesday police have increased patrols around religious buildings and are strictly monitoring CCTV cameras at entry points. Armed forces have beefed up security at check points and are keeping an eye on possible [more]

Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including Rohingya

Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including RohingyaMonday, 22 September 2014 Burma Times: YANGON  – Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims to nationality have been rejected in the past. The Rohingya Muslim minority live under apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine State in the west, needing permission to move from their villages or from camps where [more]

Burmese Regime turns into Ethnocentric Buddhist government

Burmese Regime turns into Ethnocentric Buddhist government By Ibrahim Shah Monday, 22 September 2014 The Ruling Burmese brutal quasi-military government started to step in ethnocentric Buddhist government in which other religions are restricted in particular Islam except Buddhism. After previous consecutive martial rulers had stepped down in Burma in 2010, more oppressive regimes which work under the command of state oppressors were raised in the name of democratic regime in order to mask the crimes against humanity which were [more]

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Citizenship Verification Scheme angered Rakhine Buddhists in Arakan state

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Burma Times: RANGOON —Arakanese Buddhists in Myebon Township held a silent protest on Monday to express their displeasure over the government’s decisionRead More

Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including Rohingya

Monday, 22 September 2014

Burma Times: YANGON  – Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase ofRead More

Anti-Muslim anthem heightens tension in Sandoway

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Burma Times: Local authorities in the Arakanese town of Sandoway have failed to take action against a bus station owner who hasRead More

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Myanmar Military speeds up release of children

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Burma Times: YANGON, 25th September – The Myanmar Armed Forces (“Tatmadaw”) today released 109 children from theRead More

Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union speaks at the State Department’s Special Event “Displacement of Religious Minorities” at the United Nations General Assembly.

Burma Times: 24 Sep 2014

New York. U.S. State Department held the event “Displacement of Religious Minorities” at the 69th UnitedRead More

Myanmar Tightens Security In Yangon Amid Al-Qaeda Threat

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Burma Times: YANGON — Myanmar authorities have tightened security in Yangon region in the wake of aRead More

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Courting Vietnam, US Prepares to Ease Arms Embargo

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Burma Times: WASHINGTON — Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam inRead More

Modi: Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India

Friday, 19 September 2014

Burma Times: NEW DELHI: India’s new prime minister has dismissed Al-Qaeda’s plan to set up a SouthRead More

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Burma Times: Washington — Earth’s inhabitants may grow larger than previously estimated, says UN-led analysis

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Rakhine chief minister issues warning over citizenship issue

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Burma Times: Rakhine Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn has warned the state’s citizens not to oppose the government’s decision to grant citizenship to “Bengalis”, the official term for those who identify…Read More

With Suu Kyi Blocked, Her Myanmar Party Eyes Ex-General For President

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Burma Times: Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year’s parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general…Read More

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The Present Government and 1982 Citizenship Law

By Aman Ullah Tuesday, 23 September 2014

 The draft of the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship law was approved and passed by the third session of the Third Pyithu Hluttaw and promulgated by the Chairman of the Council of State, on 15 October 1982, “after long six yearsRead More

Burmese Regime turns into Ethnocentric Buddhist government

By Ibrahim Shah Monday, 22 September 2014

The Ruling Burmese brutal quasi-military government started to step in ethnocentric Buddhist government in which other religions are restricted in particular Islam except Buddhism.

After previous consecutive martial rulers had stepped down in Burma in 2010, more oppressiveRead More

UNDP and OHCA missed Fundamental Direction

By Ibrahim Shah Thursday, 18 September 2014

Burma Times: On 11th September, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu and OCHA Director of Operations John Ging had released joint press release on their conclusion of a two-day visit to Rakhine State.

TheRead More

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The Changing Faces of Myanmar and Online Retail Businesses

by  admin

Yangon Myanmar Nightlife

Burma Times. 13 Sep 2014

The world knows Myanmar is re-emerging itself on the international arena and aligning itself with the rest of the open economies. Just 3 years ago in 2011, it embraced unexpected democratic roadmap, a bold act byRead More

Govt rejects ‘Rohingya’ repatriation reports

by  admin

Rohingya Muslims being brought by Bangladeshi border guards to a boat jetty at Shahporir Dwip in Taknaf, Bangladesh, in a June 2012 file photo.

Burma Times: 5 Sep 2014

Government officials have moved to distance themselves from media reports that Myanmar would resettle thousands of Rohingya currently residing in Bangladesh, highlighting the continued rift between the countries on the repatriation process, which has been stalledRead More

Sports News

Atletico Madrid: Simeone admits to mistake over injured Costa

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted he made a mistake in picking Diego Costa for the Champions League final.

Costa was substituted with a hamstring injuryRead More

Early goal crucial, says Wolfsburg’s Olic

Burma Times. 20 April Germanay

Wolfsburg attacker Ivica Olic said early aggression helped his side to a crucial 3-1 Bundesliga win over Hamburg on Saturday.

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Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC Cup

Hong Kong club are now just one win away from reaching the knockout stage after brushing aside Myanmar side. Unbeaten Kitchee moved a step closer to the AFCRead More

El Ahmadi impressed with new recruits

Burma Times – Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi insists that loan duo Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt are welcome additions to the squad.

Bertrand andRead More

Oman slam four past Myanmar

Burma Times – Muscat: Philippe Burle-coached Oman routed Myanmar by a 4-0 margin in their opening match as the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championship got to an excitingRead More

Oman open AFC U-22 campaign against Myanmar today

Muscat:Burma Times – As the AFC Under-22 Championship is set for kick-off today, coaches from South Korea, Jordan and Myanmar have said that Oman is a strongRead More

Myanmar President urges athletes to make utmost efforts in ASEAN Para Games

YANGON, Jan. 11 (Burma Times) — Myanmar President U Thein Sein has urged the athletes to make utmost efforts in the 7th ASEAN Para Games to sweepRead More

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Health

Myanmar man being tested for Ebola virus

Burma Times: 22 august 2014

A Myanmar man is being kept in an isolation ward in Yangon, as doctors await the result of testsRead More

‘My brother’s attitude made me rape and HIV victim at 15’

By Isaac Olamikan / Special Correspondent, Abuja

For 10 years now, Joanna (not real name) has being going through hell as a result of her youthfulRead More

10 Exercise Cheats That Blow Your Calorie Burn

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You put in the time and effort, show up at the gym, and pride yourself in not taking shortcuts. So why is the scaleRead More

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