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Myanmar army junta makes way for civilian govt

YANGON (Reuters) - - Myanmar's authoritarian military junta made way for a new government on Wednesday, ushering in a new era of civilian rule though one dominated by the same faces that have tightly controlled the secretive country for almost two decades.

World

Abuses spawn Myanmar "heart of darkness" - report

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Years of civil war and abuse of ethnic minorities in eastern Myanmar by the ruling military junta have left the region more like the grimmest corners of Africa or Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, a new report said on Thursday.

World

Myanmar junta detains prominent dissidents

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta arrested three leaders of a 1988 student uprising on Wednesday, the 18th anniversary of the founding of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, colleagues said.

Nation

Activist drawn to Myanmar

She is known as 'that Malaysian woman' among the Myanmar military junta and is introduced that way to foreign delegates.

Business

A US$54b economic revamp at risk from Thailand election uncertainty

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

AseanPlus News

Rediscovering the past in a land without history

YANGON: With the laying of a wreath at a faraway grave, the last king of Myanmar finally won public recognition after more than a century hidden from view by the country’s former colonial masters and military junta.

World

Myanmar president promotes reformers in cabinet shake-up

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein announced a long-awaited reshuffle of his cabinet on Monday that sees his top reformers moved into key ministerial posts and reassignments for remnants of the former military junta.

World

Myanmar reopens talks, rejects bullying on democracy

YANGON (Reuters) -- Myanmar will not be bullied into making a faster transition to democracy, the ruling military junta said on Monday as talks on a new constitution resumed after a long monsoon break.

World

Myanmar believes 13,000 dead, missing from cyclone

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta believes at least 10,000 people died in a cyclone that ripped through the Irrawaddy delta, triggering a massive international aid response for the pariah southeast Asian nation.

World

Myanmar believes 13,000 dead, missing from cyclone

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta believes at least 10,000 people died in a cyclone that ripped through the Irrawaddy delta, triggering a massive international aid response for the pariah state in southeast Asia.