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KOICA to Launch Project to Help Female Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

KOICA to Launch Project to Help Female Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the country’s overseas aid agency, said Monday that it will launch a project to improve the health and human rights of female Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh. About 1 million Rohingya refugees are living at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. [...]

Local News Outlet’s Campaign to Support Myanmar Journalists Draws Active Participation

Local News Outlet’s Campaign to Support Myanmar Journalists Draws Active Participation

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A campaign launched by a South Korean news outlet to help journalists in Myanmar is drawing significant attention. OhmyNews, an Internet-based newspaper in South Korea, said that donations for the campaign that was launched in August to help the Myanmar press passed the 10 million won (US$8,354) mark on [...]

Incheon’s Bupyeong District Becomes Center of Myanmar Democratization Movement in S. Korea

Incheon’s Bupyeong District Becomes Center of Myanmar Democratization Movement in S. Korea

INCHEON, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In the streets near Bupyeong Station in Incheon’s Bupyeong District, just west of Seoul, leaflets are posted on the walls protesting Myanmar’s military coup d’etat in both Burmese and Korean. The leaflets were easily found at Myanmarese restaurants and food stores in the district. A local convenience store also put up [...]

Myanmarese People Thank S. Korea for Support

Myanmarese People Thank S. Korea for Support

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Myanmarese people, stricken by the ongoing brutality and bloodshed caused by a military coup d’etat, are using social media to thank South Korea for its continuous support. Entering the hashtag #ThanksKorea on Twitter returns messages from the Myanmarese people saying thanks to the country. One individual drew a [...]

POSCO to Terminate Business Tie-Up with Firm Backed by Myanmar Military

POSCO to Terminate Business Tie-Up with Firm Backed by Myanmar Military

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading steelmaker POSCO has decided to end its relationship with a firm backed by Myanmar’s military. POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., one of the steelmaker’s affiliates, recently issued a press release announcing that it will terminate the joint venture operation with Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) [...]