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Friday, February 27 2015

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on February 26, police said, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists.

Friday, February 27 2015

Myanmar Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and an accompanying delegation have just finished a diplomatic visit to Thailand 

Former Indonesian maid Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (C) arrives at a press conference in Hong Kong, China, February 10, 2015. Photo: Jerome Favre/EPA
Friday, February 27 2015

A Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner faces up to seven years in prison

Friday, February 27 2015

Yangon municipal police moved in to demolish the Michaungkan protest camp at around 3 am in the morning on February 26

Thursday, February 26 2015

Two men were forcibly recruited by the Myanmar military in Yangon recently when they went to look for work but one managed to escape, according to a report by the Kantarawaddy Times.

Thursday, February 26 2015

Facebook users in Bangladesh have reacted angrily to the posting of a map on the Myanmar Air Force Facebook page

Thursday, February 26 2015

A worrying number of Australian women are heading to Iraq and Syria to become so-called Islamic State group "jihadi brides,"

Thursday, February 26 2015

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei says that China forbids any organization and individual carrying out activities that undermine Sino-Myanmar relations or the stability of the border area on Chinese territory.

Soe Myint in Mizzima's Yangon office
Thursday, February 26 2015
Last week two seemingly unrelated events attracted the attention of this writer. The first was the announcement in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar that the temporary ID documents known as white cards will expire at the end of March and those who hold them will lose their voting rights.
Thursday, February 26 2015

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction."

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