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    Rakhine violence leaves Aung San Suu Kyi reeling

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Myanmar's restive western state of Rakhine erupted into violence on Friday, leaving the government's efforts to find a solution to the communal tension there in tatters. Insurrection and arson engulfed large areas around Maungdaw and Buthidaung.

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    Surakiart's Rakhine mission no easy task

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/02/2018

    » After a dramatically shaky start, Surakiart Sathirathai's international advisory group is getting down to tackle the Herculean task of trying to find practical solutions to Myanmar's tragic inter-communal violence. As the Myanmar government comes under increased criticism and international scrutiny, Mr Surakiart believes he and his team must help Myanmar look forward and produce a comprehensive and sustainable plan to restore peace, harmony and development to the country.

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    Airwaves in the know

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 07/09/2019

    » Tuning in to programmes on the "physical" radio has retained its charm in the digital era in the midst of popular streaming which has taken the broadcast scene by storm.

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    Suu Kyi should heed Pope's suggestion on UN role

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar last week was an overwhelming success and may provide the much needed spark to ignite the government's peace process and its efforts to bring reconciliation to the country's violence-torn western region of Rakhine. The Pope's message was loud and clear: the only way forward for Myanmar was "love and peace", the title used for his visit.

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    Separating fact from fiction

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Last October, Singapore's online news channel Asia One reported a gruesome story from Thailand. It alleged that a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok served human flesh to diners. The news went viral, and was quickly picked up by various news outlets worldwide, including The Sun and the Daily Mail in the UK, and Newsweek in the US.

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    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

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    UK riots spread

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 10/08/2011

    » The worst riots in Britain for decades spread to new cities as Londoners counted the costs of three nights of violence. AFP photo.

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    Myanmar security forces 'setting northern Rakhine ablaze'

    Reuters, Published on 15/09/2017

    » YANGON: The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a "mass-scale scorched-earth campaign" across the north of Rakhine state was unmistakably ethnic cleansing, while Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees -- although authorities on the ground might restrict access 'for security reasons'.

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    Iran marshals pro-regime rallies, declares protests over

    Published on 04/01/2018

    » TEHRAN: Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday declared an end to the anti-establishment unrest that has roiled the Islamic Republic and left about 20 people dead over the past week.

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    Myanmar's military commander-in-chief on the rise

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 02/02/2018

    » Myanmar's military chief, Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, has become the man of the moment in the country's unfolding political crisis. While he and the country's civilian leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, may not trust each other, he has become increasingly her indispensable ally amid the increasing international turmoil surrounding the government's handling of the Rakhine crisis.

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