Stories By May Wong
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Myanmar has seen a gradual decline in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases annually, from 9,000 in 2010 to about 7,000 last year. But health experts warn of complacency and say more needs to be done to fight the disease in the country.
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Myanmar has played a pivotal role in helping to ease tensions in the South China Sea during the ASEAN summit, said the country's Information Minister Ye Htut on Tuesday (Nov 25).
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Many of the NGOs operating in Myanmar's Rakhine state that Channel NewsAsia spoke to declined to be identified but they said that the situation is toxic.
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon had defended the UN's use of the term Rohingya, saying it is to respect the minority group. But the Myanmar government does not acknowledge the term Rohingya, identifying them as Bengalis instead.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a deal announced on Wednesday (Nov 12) by the United States and China to curb their greenhouse gas emissions is an important step in securing a global climate pact next year.
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ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh has said it is urgent for ASEAN and China to embark on more substantive consultations to resolve territorial disputes.
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The dispute has been simmering between China and other ASEAN members such as Vietnam and the Philippines.
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Myanmar is planning to conduct a national assessment to determine whether members of minority groups, such as Rohingyas, are citizens or illegal immigrants.
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Tensions have since eased following attacks on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) by Rakhine locals who had accused the international aid agencies of favouring the Bengalis or Rohingyas with more assistance.
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Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said talks involving President Thein Sein and other officials had not brought about any genuine breakthrough, and that the reform process in Myanmar was not moving forward.