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Myanmar freeing 3,073 prisoners in new amnesty

Myanmar prisoners get off at truck as they were released from Insein prison Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar government pardoned 3,073 prisoners on Tuesday, but advocacy groups said no political prisoners were included despite a pledge by the president to free all such detainees by the end of this year. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Myanmar pardoned and began freeing 3,073 prisoners Tuesday in an amnesty that virtually excluded political prisoners despite a presidential pledge to free all such detainees by year’s end.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

Members of Myanmar's military march in formation during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday, July 10 to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 suspects in abduction of Burmese boy arrested

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An airport policeman and the owner of the house that served as a safehouse for the 8-year-old son of a food company executive from Burma (Myanmar) whom they had kidnapped were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in separate operations recently.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Suu Kyi hopeful on ending Myanmar presidency ban

Aung San Suu Kyi AFP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced confidence that the country’s powerful military will support changes to the constitution that would allow her to become president.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi makes Myanmar parliamentary debut

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut Monday, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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