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Tue, 30 Jun 2015

Rapid growth in the multi-billion dollar volunteer tourism industry has prompted calls for tighter controls with concerns over exposing vulnerable communities to unskilled foreign labor and dodgy operators exploiting foreigners for profit.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015

Incarcerated political activist Naw Ohn Hla has been handed an additional six-month sentence for allegedly disturbing religious assembly eight years ago. The charge relates to Naw Ohn Hla’s ‘Tuesday prayer sessions’, a weekly silent protest held in 2007 calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi who was then under house arrest by the ruling military junta.

Source: DVB

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Myanmar’s military flexed its muscle on Thursday, blocking moves to rescind its veto power in Parliament and refusing to ease a rule that helps prevent Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader and Nobel laureate, from eventually becoming president.

Source: The New York Times

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Burma’s Union Parliament on Thursday voted against major changes to the nation’s Constitution, keeping a military stronghold on the legislature firmly in place. In a secret ballot vote attended by 538 lawmakers, 67 percent voted in favor, just shy of the 75-plus minimum required for passage. The bill recommended amendments to several controversial clauses in the charter, which was drafted by the military in 2008.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Burma’s indomitable opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has entwined her life with the politics of her country. But as she turns 70 on Friday, ‘The Lady’, as she is known to her fans, is facing one of the greatest challenges in her decades-long fight for freedom.

Source: AFP / DVB

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