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General Anupong Paochinda Thai Army Chief Calls for New Elections
General Anupong Paochinda orders protesters to leave airport, end campaign against prime minister

President-elect Barack Obama answers reporter's question during press conference in Chicago, 25 Nov 2008 Obama Expected to Name More Economic Advisors
US president-elect will name Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker to head new economic advisory panel, announce new stimulus package that could cost as much as $500 billion

Two youth activists handed eight year prison terms

Continuing a series of handing down long prison terms to dissidents, Burma's military authorities on Monday sentenced two members of Generation Wave (GW), a youth dissident group, to eight years...

Trials and Prison Transfers Continue in Rangoon

The Burmese regime continued on Wednesday with its program of sending newly convicted political dissidents to prisons in remote parts of the country.

Drug-Dealing Junta Crony Gets 15 Years

Maung Weik—who was until recently a favorite business crony of Burma’s generals—has been charged with drug trafficking and sentenced to 15 years.


Asia Well-placed to Weather Global Economy Storm

There is more pain to come for Asia, as growth slows, defaults rise, and stock markets sink even lower, but the region will prove more resilient than most in withstanding the global economic downturn.


Protesters Bring Thailand's Main Airport to A Halt in Showdown

Protesters commandeering Thailand's main airport forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and stranded thousands of travelers Wednesday in a major escalation of their 4-month-old campaign to oust the prime minister.

Tourists Stranded amid Thai Political Protests

International tourists are caught up in the ongoing political protests in Bangkok as the anti-democratic People’s Alliance for Democracy takes over Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Mine casualties in Burma nearly double
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Mizzima News Reported cases of landmine casualties in Burma skyrocketed during the course of 2007, with civilians accounting for the vast majority of ...
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Abandoning Burma's HIV/AIDS afflicted community
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Larry Jagan About 25000 people will die in Burma of AIDS in the next twelve months unless more is done immediately to provide them with medical care, ...
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Sushi-specialist refugees from Burma recent additions to area's ...
Palm Beach Post - FL, United States
Many are from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar - also known as Burma - and they form part of a small and specialized minority relatively new to South ...
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Netherlands: Foreign Minister Verhagen condemns severe prison ...
ISRIA (subscription) - Washington,DC,USA
`The prison sentences imposed on Zarganar and others in Burma over the past few weeks, after secretive trials, defy belief,' said Mr Verhagen. ...
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Burma's tourism industry shows signs of life
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Zar Ni Chiang Mai – The Burmese tourism industry has picked up a little bit in recent months, after suffering serious losses in the aftermath of May's ...
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Doctors Without Borders Issues Alert on AIDS in Burma
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News The international medical group Doctors Without Borders said Burma's military government must act now if it wants to address one of Asia's most ...
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Digital Influence Group Wins MITX Award for Best Use of Social Media
MarketWatch - USA
Digital Influence Group's winning "Burma: It Can't Wait" campaign supported a 30-day effort launched by The Human Rights Action Center and the US Campaign ...
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45 Years for a Joke
Wall Street Journal - USA
It's a concept the people of Burma understand well. One of their most famous celebrities is a comedian known for his antiregime jokes who goes by the name ...
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Prepaid card system for mobile phones in Burma soon
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by The The New Delhi – Mobile phone users in Burma have reasons to cheer for they will be free of the monthly hassle of queuing up front of telephone ...
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Sneak Peek of Episode 4: Burma
Special Broadcasting Service - Australia
Stefan continues his culinary journey around the world with his most dangerous trip yet - smuggling himself into the jungles of eastern Burma, where the ...
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Prepaid card system for mobile phones in Burma soon Mizzima.com, India - 15 hours ago by The The New Delhi ? Mobile phone users in Burma have reasons to cheer for they will be free of the monthly hassle of queuing up front of telephone ...
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Burma tycoon gets 15 years for drug trafficking
Prominent business tycoon Maung Weik -known to be close to the head of Burma's junta -was sentenced to 15 years in prison on drug trafficking charges in a Yangon court last week, legal sources said Monday. Weik, 35, who owns Mg Weik and ...
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Plight of Abused Burmese Women Highlighted on International Day
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By LAWI WENG | The plight of women in Burma’s conflict areas and of Burmese women migrant workers who suffer exploitation and abuse was highlighted in statements marking Tuesday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence ...
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Domestic migrant workers still vulnerable: HRW
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With Burma's domestic economy in tatters, thousands of Burmese women have found their way abroad as domestic help, the most prolific destination being neighboring Thailand. Of the estimated one million Burmese migrant workers in ...
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By Chularat Saengpassa. The Suvarnabhumi Airport has been ordered closed after PAD protesters seized key entrance and other areas. The Airports of Thailand has decided to close the Suvarnabhumi airport after PAD protesters entered ...
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