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Obama urges Myanmar leader to address rights of Rohingya Muslim minority

Burma Times: 31 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – President Barack Obama urged Myanmar leader Thein Sein in a telephone call on Thursday to take additional stepsRead More

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms to Date

Thursday, 30 October 214

Burma Times: NEW YORK / GENEVA  Press Release: United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Myanmar: UN Human Rights Expert Commends Reforms toRead More

‘Caught between a hammer and an anvil': Myanmar’s Rohingya ‘internment camps’

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Burma Times: Arakan state, western Burma-  Nget Chaung, a camp for displaced people on a marginal smudge of low-lying coastland in westernRead More

national news

Buddhist nationalist group in Burma calls for restrictions on interfaith marriage

Burma Times: 31 oct 2014

A powerful group of Buddhist nationalist lobbyists [The Association for the Protection of Race and Religion,Read More

Monks Plan Rally to Demand Interfaith Marriage Law

Thursday, 30 October 2014
Burma Times: RANGOON —A powerful group of Buddhist nationalist lobbyists has planned nationwide rallies in support of a controversialRead More

Reports Allege Thousands of Rohingya Now Fleeing Myanmar

Burma Times. 29 Oct 2014

BANGKOK—- A leading activist for Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya minority says there is a significant exodus – onRead More

World News

Jamaat chief sentenced to death in Bangladesh

Burma Times: 31 Oct 2014

Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, convicted of charges including genocide, murder, torture and rape.

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From Duck Eggs to Fiscal Deficit, the Journey by Indonesia’s Economics Minister

Thursday, 30 October 2014
Burma Times: JAKARTA — Born in poverty in a rebel stronghold, Indonesia’s new chief economics minister once sold duckRead More

Traffickers Use Abductions, Prison Ships to Feed Asian Slave Trade

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Burma Times: PHANG NGA, Thailand — When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to lookRead More

Burma News

Burma is still a deadly place for journalists

Burma Times- 29 Oct 2014

Letter from Asia: The killing of Aung Naing has sparked outcry, inside Burma and across the region

The journalist Aung Naing was shot dead by Burmese soldiers on 4 October…Read More

Mass exodus of Muslims from Myanmar following arrests

Burma Times: 24 Oct 2014

Unprecedented numbers of Muslim Rohingya have been leaving Myanmar on boats for Thailand and Malaysia following a campaign of arrests, a leading NGO said Friday.

“In one week we have…Read More


World leader US President B.Obama : Say ‘Rohingya’

By Ibrahim Shah Thursday, 30 October 2014

Burma Times: “World renowned leader B.Obama, does not hesitate to repeatedly say, Rohingya, Rohingya, Rohingya…”

In this 21st century, United States of America rules the whole world through many policies without discrimination. Thus, 44th US President of USRead More

Deafening silence over Rohingya issue

Burma Times- By Harun Yahya   29 Oct 2014

Despite the atrocities being committed against the Muslims of Arakan, better known as Rohingyas, the international community has so far done nothing to protect these people. The world appears to be sitting on the fence, as these peopleRead More

Development: Case of pragmatic approach

Burma Times 26 Oct 2014 Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayed

Penultimate goals of mankind and civilization aim at going forward, not lagging behind. Once it is well understood that politics, political parties and leaderships aim at the wellbeing of the people does insist on pulling the ropeRead More


Understanding Sustainable Democracy

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Rohingya people wait to receive their share of food aid from the World Food Program (WFP) at the Thae Chaung camp for internally displaced people in Sittwe, Rakhine state.

Burma Times: Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed…. 27 Oct 2014

aInquisitively enough, a new turn is on in politics giving birth to the concept of sustainable democracy. Therefore, further attention needs to be paid to the call of sustainable democracy. It’sRead More

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

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Burma Times: 20 Oct 2014

The internationally known Hilton hotel brand launched its first Burmese property in Naypyidaw last Friday. The company renovated a property owned by the Eden Group, which partnered with Hilton for brand recognition, The Irrawaddy reported. HiltonRead More

Sports News

Atletico Madrid: Simeone admits to mistake over injured Costa

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted he made a mistake in picking Diego Costa for the Champions League final.

Costa was substituted with a hamstring injuryRead More

Early goal crucial, says Wolfsburg’s Olic

Burma Times. 20 April Germanay

Wolfsburg attacker Ivica Olic said early aggression helped his side to a crucial 3-1 Bundesliga win over Hamburg on Saturday.

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Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC Cup

Hong Kong club are now just one win away from reaching the knockout stage after brushing aside Myanmar side. Unbeaten Kitchee moved a step closer to the AFCRead More

El Ahmadi impressed with new recruits

Burma Times – Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi insists that loan duo Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt are welcome additions to the squad.

Bertrand andRead More

Oman slam four past Myanmar

Burma Times – Muscat: Philippe Burle-coached Oman routed Myanmar by a 4-0 margin in their opening match as the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championship got to an excitingRead More

Oman open AFC U-22 campaign against Myanmar today

Muscat:Burma Times – As the AFC Under-22 Championship is set for kick-off today, coaches from South Korea, Jordan and Myanmar have said that Oman is a strongRead More

Myanmar President urges athletes to make utmost efforts in ASEAN Para Games

YANGON, Jan. 11 (Burma Times) — Myanmar President U Thein Sein has urged the athletes to make utmost efforts in the 7th ASEAN Para Games to sweepRead More


Ebola goes viral in Special Branch blunder

Burma Times: 19 Oct 2014

Yangon police have taken the unusual step of confirming that a poster in a downtown hotel lobby calling for information onRead More

Myanmar man being tested for Ebola virus

Burma Times: 22 august 2014

A Myanmar man is being kept in an isolation ward in Yangon, as doctors await the result of testsRead More

‘My brother’s attitude made me rape and HIV victim at 15’

By Isaac Olamikan / Special Correspondent, Abuja

For 10 years now, Joanna (not real name) has being going through hell as a result of her youthfulRead More