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Burma

# burma - Friday 28 February, 2014

‘Thousands at risk’ after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# burma - Monday 30 December, 2013

Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

# burma - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From The Score From Burma to Croke Park…all in support of the Cork hurlers Rebels

From Burma to Croke Park…all in support of the Cork hurlers

This is how to prove you love your county.

# burma - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

# burma - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

# burma - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license Digicel

Denis O’Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license

O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.

# burma - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

# burma - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

# burma - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# burma - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Plane crashes on Burma road, killing three

It’s reported that the pilot mistook the road for a runway in bad weather.

# burma - Monday 19 November, 2012

The Evening Fix… now with added tastes from home

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform Burma This post contains images

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# burma - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# burma - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma’s latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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# burma - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma’s government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# burma - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi warns Ireland over trade with China

Aung San Suu Kyi has advised the Irish government not to “look the other way” in relation to human rights abuses carried out by trading partners like China.

# burma - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# burma - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

# burma - Monday 18 June, 2012

‘This will be one of the unforgettable days of my life’: Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin In Pictures This post contains images

‘This will be one of the unforgettable days of my life’: Aung San Suu Kyi in Dublin

“I have been welcomed to Ireland as though I belong to you.”

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

# burma - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# burma - Saturday 16 June, 2012

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

# burma - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

# burma - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Amnesty International and Dublin City Council erected the welcome sign this afternoon at Liberty Hall.

# burma - Monday 11 June, 2012

Burma declares state of emergency in midst of fatal sectarian violence

At least eight people – including a 12-year-old girl – have been killed in sectarian violence in western Burma.

# burma - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to get Amnesty award from Bono during Irish visit

The Burmese pro-democracy leader will visit Ireland next month as part of a trip that will take in her acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.

# burma - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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Aung San Suu Kyi to leave Burma for the first time in 24 years today

The pro-democracy leader is due to visit Ireland in mid-June as part of her trip to Europe.

# burma - Friday 18 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

# burma - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Burma ‘halting arms purchases’ from North Korea

Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.

# burma - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

# burma - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

# burma - Monday 30 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

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Suu Kyi to attend Burmese parliament after oath dispute resolved

The head of the Burmese opposition will lead party colleagues to the parliament on Wednesday after a dispute over a legislative oath was resolved.

# burma - Monday 23 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma’s parliament over oath

Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.

# burma - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma’s debt

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# burma - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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