Burma News in English

Voice of America
Burmese Court Sentences Comedian-Activist to 45 Years in Prison
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News A court in military-ruled Burma has sentenced a popular comedian active in the country's democracy movement to 45 years in prison. ...
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Burma comic jailed for 45 years
BBC News - UK
A popular comedian active in Burma's democracy movement has been sentenced to 45 years in jail by a Burmese court. Zarganar was found to have violated the ...
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A long week in Burma
ISN - Zurich,Switzerland
With harsh jail terms for activists and energy-hungry countries eyeing its oil and gas, Burma's military junta stays the course, writes Simon Roughneen for ...
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Radcliffe Burma veteran has military honours at his funeral
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
During the Second World War, he served with the Durham Light Infantry's 2nd Battalion in India and Burma. He was discharged in 1946 and went back to his old ...
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Burma’s National Day Fading from Memory
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN Tomorrow is Burma’s National Day, commemorating the start of the resistance movement that eventually led to the country’s independence from ...
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Burma: Child Soldier Returned Home
UNPO - The Hague,Netherlands
Burmese authorities have returned a child soldier to his family five months after recruiting him in violation of its own policy and United Nations ...
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At the mercy of Mother Nature and Burma's generals
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Khin Tun On the surface, things can seem brighter than usual for villagers from Matupi in Southern Chin state of Western Burma, home to some 500000 ...
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Burma / Myanmar: 27-year-old hip-hop performer sentenced to six ...
Freemuse - Copenhagen,Denmark
Zayar Thaw was among at least 20 detainees sentenced on 18 November 2008 in Burma’s continuing trials of opposition activists and members of the National ...
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FEC slumps in Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
During last month's trading, one unit of FEC could fetch Kyat 1230 in Burma's black market. Today it fell to Kyat 1190. Economist U Khin Maung Nyo said the ...
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Throwing Away the Key in Burma
American Spectator - USA
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The time of reckoning for those who protested Burma's high fuel prices in September 2007 came long ago, but only now are most of them ...
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