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Damage multiplies in monsoon-soaked, cyclone-smashed Myanmar

Myanmar
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 8/12/15, 11:25 am

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New Myanmar law regulates interfaith marriage

Myanmar
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 7/15/15, 11:48 am

Human rights groups are blasting a new law adopted last week in Myanmar, also known as Burma, requiring women to register their intent to marry outside their faith. The legislation gives the government power to halt the marriage of a Buddhist woman to a non-Buddhist man if someone  raises objections to the union. 

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Myanmar's parliament shoots down vote to lessen military control

Myanmar
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 7/01/15, 12:30 pm

Myanmar’s recent transition toward democracy is still haunted by a half-century of brutal military dictatorship and a junta-era constitution. Last week, lawmakers met to discuss several proposed amendments to loosen the military’s power grip and allow former political prisoner and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president. 

Both proposals met with flat rejection.

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