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News Myanmar: World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rakhine-worldbank/world-bank-under-fire-for-development-plan-in-myanmars-divided-rakhine-idUSKCN1SN1K1?il=0
Publicated on: Friday 17 May 2019

YANGON (Reuters) - Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen ...

News Myanmar: I visited a nursing home for retired lumberjack elephants in Myanmar - here's what it's like to care for aging elephants every day

News source: https://www.businessinsider.in/i-visited-a-nursing-home-for-retired-lumberjack-elephants-in-myanmar-heres-what-its-like-to-care-for-aging-elephants-every-day/articleshow/69400925.cms
Publicated on: Sunday 19 May 2019

In Myanmar, elephants are hardworking lumberjacks. Still, Myanmar's once ubiquitous logging elephants are largely off the job now, and the transition hasn't been easy. Government camps are struggling ...

News Myanmar: The Quandary of Myanmar: Will Starving the Country of Visitors Make Things Better?

News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/t-magazine/myanmar-travel-quandary-essay.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

THE GOLDEN LIGHT will seduce you. As the sun rises over the plains of the ancient city of Bagan, it bathes the more than 2,000 temples that punctuate the landscape in an otherworldly stillness. The ...

News Myanmar: Myanmar’s Fragile Democracy Needs The US, Not China

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/other/myanmar-e2-80-99s-fragile-democracy-needs-the-us-not-china/ar-AAByn5b
Publicated on: Saturday 18 May 2019

CHINA’S increasing influence in Myanmar is bad news for the country’s democracy. Over the last decade, China has expanded its engagement in an effort to strengthen relations with Myanmar’s armed ...

News Myanmar: FEATURE: Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo, President of Asian Bishops, Calls for Greater Use of Bible in Life & Mission, & Bringing God’s Word to the Streets

News source: https://zenit.org/articles/feature-myanmars-cardinal-bo-president-of-asian-bishops-calls-for-greater-use-of-bible-in-life-mission-bringing-gods-word-to-the-streets/
Publicated on: Friday 17 May 2019

Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, expressed this in his May 14 sermon, provided by him to ZENIT, on ‘Bible and Evangelization,’ in which he also applauds the Holy Father’s ...

News Myanmar: 'Lives are cheap': Grief, anger as landslide rocks Myanmar's jade hills

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-mine-idUSKCN1SN0NB
Publicated on: hursday 16 May 2019

HPAKANT, Myanmar/YANGON (Reuters) - When Brang Aung left home in early April, his wife pleaded for him to stay for their newborn son’s naming ceremony, just a few weeks later. Instead, the youthful 43 ...

News Myanmar: Myanmar frees Reuters reporters jailed for Secrecy Act crime

News source: https://bismarcktribune.com/news/world/myanmar-frees-reuters-reporters-jailed-for-secrecy-act-crime/article_9e6ea862-246b-5f5b-bdda-782665c9ffdc.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar's Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces' abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and ...

News Myanmar: Foreign Firms Face Scrutiny as UN Looks to Isolate Myanmar Generals

News source: https://www.voanews.com/a/foreign-firms-face-scrutiny-as-un-looks-to-isolate-myanmar-generals/4919706.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Multinational companies doing business with Myanmar’s military have so far shrugged off calls from activists to cut ties despite ongoing efforts to have the country’s top generals prosecuted for ...

News Myanmar: Myanmar Airlines Pilot Lands Plane With No Nose Gear

News source: http://aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=62742ef6-2370-4d3a-a20d-809cf273cd68
Publicated on: hursday 16 May 2019

The pilot of a Myanmar Airlines Embraer E-190 was able to land the airplane safely despite the failure of the plane's nose landing gear to deploy. CNN reports that the pilot of Myanmar Airlines ...

News Myanmar: Man from Myanmar overcomes physical challenges, graduates

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/man-from-myanmar-overcomes-physical-challenges-graduates/vi-AABtZq2
Publicated on: hursday 16 May 2019

Dan Daru reports on a man from Myanmar who overcame significant challenges to complete two internships and graduate. The Wall Street Journal. ...

News Myanmar: World Bank under fire for Rakhine development plan in Myanmar

News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/190517135412845.html
Publicated on: Friday 17 May 2019

Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100m development project it is planning for Myanmar's conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tensions in the area. Last ...

News Myanmar: Relative Stability Brings Progress to Myanmar Region

News source: https://www.voanews.com/a/relative-stability-brings-progress-to-myanmar-region/4918501.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Loud explosions and billowing smoke filled the air above the national stadium in the highly militarized capital of Panghsang in Myanmar's Shan state — but it wasn't what one might expect in a region ...