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Myanmar leader beckons investors to country despite troubles

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi implores foreign investors to take a punt on her country during a business forum on the sideline of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.

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Long road ahead for families of jailed Myanmar reporters

The jailing of two Reuters reporters and the whistleblowing cop who tried to defend them in Myanmar has left three divided families. As Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo file an appeal to try to overturn their sentence, the three wives speak to AFPTV about the struggle of parenting solo in a country largely apathetic to their husbands’ plight.

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Flippin’ hard: Myanmar’s sea turtles fight against the odds

Myanmar’s turtle’s face dangers from trawling, pollution, habitat destruction and poaching all of which directly impact the number coming to nest on the country’s beaches.

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Myanmar journalists given bail but case continues

Three Myanmar journalists, arrested after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon’s government, are granted bail but must continue to fight a defamation case in spite of widespread fears over press freedoms. IMAGES

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Hindu refugees celebrate religious festival in Bangladesh camp

Hindu refugees from Myanmar living in a camp in Bangladesh celebrate festival of Durga Puja for the first time since fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state last year.

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Myanmar Buddhist temple now a nirvana for snakes

Pilgrims arrive at a temple in Myanmar’s Yangon region eager to pin their hopes on the pythons slinking across the temple’s floors and draped across windows.

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Amal Clooney: Myanmar should release journalists

(28 Sep 2018) Amal Clooney called on Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to release two Reuters journalists she represents who have been imprisoned for their reporting. (Sept. 28)

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Myanmar’s Rohingya

Videographic on the Rohingyas. Myanmar’s army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday, in a report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Muslim minority.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Dozens rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Dozens rally in central Yangon against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar despite the advent of civilian rule.

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Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi robustly defends the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press. The country’s de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority — which the United Nations has cast as “genocide” — could have been “handled better”, but insisted the two reporters had been treated fairly.