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Monday, March 9 2015

Twitter and Facebook generated some buzz during the last few days over speculation regarding former UK PM Tony Blair’s recent appearance in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the London-based Spectator magazine on March 6.

Civilians wearing red armbands with the word “Duty” on them launched a violent crackdown on activists and students protesting outside the Yangon City Hall on March 5, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Monday, March 9 2015

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe said in the meeting with the 88-Generation Peace and Open Society that the action taken against activists and students by men wearing red armbands outside Yangon City Hall was lawful.

Friday, March 6 2015

Security police and civilians wearing red armbands attacked activists and students protesting outside Yangon City Hall and arrested eight in a surge in tension over spreading student rallies calling for education reform.

Thursday, March 5 2015

China’s stance as a benevolent mediator in Myanmar’s many internal conflicts and its treatment of asylum seekers is far less altruistic than Beijing cares to admit, according to Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, writing in an op-ed piece in the New York Times.

Thursday, March 5 2015

Five journalists whose reports have helped raise awareness about the wildlife trade in Myanmar have been honoured at an event held to coincide with World Wildlife Day, March 3.

Thursday, March 5 2015

Tens of thousands of refugees from fighting in the northern Myanmar region of Kokang near the border with China are being evicted from at least two camps in China, reports Radio Free Asia on March 4.

Student column at Lepadan in Bago Region on March 4, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Thursday, March 5 2015

Myanmar riot police March 4 corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

The head of Kokang rebel forces in Myanmar has implicated a neighbouring armed ethnic group as helping in its struggle against the army, according to Voice of America on March 3.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

Student protesters calling for education reform on March 3 defied an order to disperse in a tense stand-off with police near a monastery in central Myanmar.

Wednesday, March 4 2015

The New Zealand bar manager facing jail in Myanmar over religious insult accusations was solely responsible for using a Buddha image in a controversial drinks promotion, his colleague has told a court.

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