Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election is an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. In an interview Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that her opposition National League for ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

Mar 16, 2015

Myanmar tries to placate China over bombing deaths

Myanmar expressed “deep sorrow” Monday for the deaths of five people across the border in China’s Yunnan province that it has been blamed for, while Beijing said it was clear Myanmar’s air force was responsible. China has said a bomb fell from a Myanmar ...

Mar 15, 2015

Myanmar denies bombing inside China amid protests from Beijing

A senior Myanmar official on Sunday denied Chinese accusations that one of its warplanes crossed China’s border and dropped a bomb that killed four farmers during fighting with Myanmar’s rebels. The official in Myanmar’s presidential office said his government regrets the deaths and suggested ...

Mar 14, 2015

About 50 dead as Myanmar ferry sinks in bad weather

About 50 people were believed to have drowned off Myanmar when a ferry sank in bad weather, government officials said Saturday, though residents said they believed more people on the overcrowded vessel had died. The boat had 209 people on board when it ran ...

Japan U-22 squad hammers Myanmar

Mar 11, 2015

Japan U-22 squad hammers Myanmar

The Japan under-22 national team walloped Myanmar 9-0 behind first-half hat tricks by Musashi Suzuki and Shoya Nakajima on Wednesday in their last warm-up ahead of the upcoming 2016 Olympic qualifiers. Suzuki and Nakajima each finished with four while Takuya Iwanami added one in ...