Burma News in English

Zarganar, Ashin Gambira Get Long Prison Terms

Burma’s best-known comedian Zarganar and the prominent monk Ashin Gambira were among 35 regime critics sentenced to long prison terms in another day of trials in Rangoon’s Insein Prison on Friday.

HIV/AIDS Risk High Among Political Prisoners

Political prisoners in Burma run a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS because of unhygienic medical treatment, according to reports from inside several of the country’s prisons.

Burma’s National Day Fading from Memory

Tomorrow is the 88th anniversary of the student-led protests that ignited Burma’s struggle for independence from British rule, but few young people seem to care.

Seniors on the Streets

It’s becoming a common sight in Rangoon—elderly people begging in the streets. Once upon a time, the community would have taken care of them. Now they are fending for themselves.

adcliffe Burma veteran is given military send-off
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
THE funeral of one of the last local veterans of the Burma campaign was held today, with his Burma Star medal on top of his coffin and a military send-off. ...
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BBC News
China revives Burma pipeline plan
BBC News - UK
China has revived its plan to build oil and gas pipelines into Burma, state media has reported. State media has said construction would begin on the ...
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Burma Falls Off UN Agenda
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS What has surprised many a Burma watcher is the silence of members of the Security Council at a time when the Burmese ...
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What to do about Burma
Asia Sentinel - Hong Kong,SAR,Hong Kong
With years of sanctions following years of sanctions that have had little effect on Burma's leaders, the US government has apparently shifted to a new ...
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Council looks at future of elephants at zoo
Newstalk ZB - New Zealand
The zoo currently has two elephants, Kashin and Burma, but Kashin is 40 and Burma is 26. Elephants must have a companion so if Kashin died, Burma would have ...
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CNPC to invest in Sino-Burma oil, gas pipeline
China Knowledge Online - Singapore
Nov. 20, 2008 (China Knowledge) - China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), parent of the country's largest oil and gas producer PetroChina<601857><857> ...
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Burma meeting is Wednesday
Gillette News Record - Gillette,WY,USA
By The News-Record staff A public hearing to let residents know more about the upcoming Burma Avenue overpass and extension project will be from 5:30 to ...
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Dead Kennedys, Mission of Burma Coming to Rock Band
Appscout - New York,NY,USA
Boston indie pioneers Mission of Burma are also getting a pack featuring "That's When I Reach For My Revolver," "Mica," and "That's How I Escaped My Certain ...
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China to start constructing new pipelines through Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
... in the first half of 2009 on a giant pipeline project that will connect Sittwe, on the Bay of Bengal in Burma, with China's Yunnan Province. ...
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Interview: Win Tin dismisses junta’s scare tactics
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“I once said that when people like Ban Ki-moon come to Burma, it is very good as it shows that world leaders are interested in our country's political affairs. But, in this kind of dire situation, when world leaders visit it is like ...
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Burma, Myanmar: Jail News: three jailed today
By Ashin Mettacara(Ashin Mettacara)
The only continuity in Burma is the news about everyday jailing of monks and activists. Today three activists were jailed. One of them is Ko Kyaw Zwar aka Kyaw Htay Lwin, he got double sentence of 5 years and 6 1/2 years. ...
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Burma's Jail News: Three Jailed Today
[Everyday Jailing of activists in Burma.
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Book Sales in Burma
"U Maung Maung Lwin, the manager of Innwa bookstore, said the book market has not been active this year at all and is way down on what it’s been in years past. " Read this article....
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Burma: Aid agency helps 100000 children return to school
By Ben Oscarsito
The international aid agency Save the Children claims they have assisted at least 100000 Burmese children affected by Cyclone Nargis in returning to school. Submitted by Ben Oscarsito to Society & Culture | Note-it! | Add a Comment.
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