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Fri, 5 Dec 2014

A Myanmar military officer was on Friday ordered jailed for two years for signing an opposition-led petition calling for amendments to the country’s military-drafted constitution in what is believed to be the first case of its kind since the country began embracing reforms more than three years ago.

Source: RFA

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Fri, 5 Dec 2014

Mandalay authorities hassled independent local media who were trying to cover the visit of Norway’s King Harald to Burma’s second-biggest city on Friday, allowing only state-run media to access the event, local journalists said.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Thu, 4 Dec 2014

Norway’s foreign ministry was lodging a complaint with authorities in Myanmar, after learning that poor families were forced to move out of a riverside slum area in Mandalay so that the area could be “cleaned up” before King Harald and Queen Sonja arrived by boat on Friday. Norwegian officials had no idea their counterparts in Myanmar would try to hide the country’s poverty by dislocating an entire community.

Source: newsinenglish.no / Nina Berglund

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Tue, 2 Dec 2014

Twelve of Myanmar's ethnic rebel groups have announced the establishment of a Federal Army, a move likely to anger the national government. The new force, called the Federal Union Army (FUA), will be under the supervision of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an umbrella group that has been trying to negotiate a nationwide cease-fire between ethnic minorities and the national military.

Source: VOA

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Mon, 1 Dec 2014

Six students may face charges for leading a demonstration against a new education law in central Burma on Saturday, according to one protest leader.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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