Burma News

ASEAN summit to be held in February

The 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit which was postponed in early December will be held next year before the end of February according to the Thai government's...

Junta bans popular Buddhist monk's sermon

The Burmese military junta authorities in Rangoon Division have banned a sermon by abbot U Thumingla, organizers and friends said.

Afro-Asian organization demands release of Burmese political prisoners

A social consortium of Asian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today collectively called for the release of all political prisoners in Burma, including democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. ...

Pro-junta group gearing up to contest elections

Amid the myriad protests over fresh polls in Burma by most of the opposition forces, a pro-junta group led by a former student activist is preparing to contest the g

AK-47s—Made in Wa State

The United Wa State Army have reportedly been producing their own arms and ammunition for more than one year.

More Calls for Ban to Visit Burma

Despite doubts about what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon can achieve with a second trip to Burma, many in the country want him to visit anyway.

Crackdown on Freedom of Speech Condemned

A world press association blasts the Burmese junta’s recent targeting of journalists and free speech activists through arrests and harsh prison sentences.


Thailand to Host Postponed Asean Summit in February

The postponed summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in Bangkok on February 24-26, the Thai government announced on Tuesday.

Thai Elites Install Their Man as Premier

Finally Abhisit Vijjajiva becomes Thailand’s new prime minister. But it was not a choice of the voters.

We can't make the economic development alone without development of democracy and the human rights situation.
— Somchai Homlaor, secretary-general of the Thailand-based Human Rights and Development Foundation
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Burmese women in exile honoured with Madeleine K. Albright Award
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi - A US based organization promoting democracy gave the 4th annual Madeleine K. Albright Award to Burmese women for their efforts on ...
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More Calls for Ban to Visit Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By SAW YAN NAING Political observers and leaders of opposition and ethnic groups in Burma said they would like to see UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ...
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Party a final farewell to Burma Star branch
Spalding Today - Spalding,England,UK
Second World War veterans who fought in Burma put a brave face on their last meeting as a group. Now all in their 80s and 90s, the old soldiers, ...
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Biggest ever Burma 'Dirty List' published
World Travel Guide - London,UK
Burma Campaign UK has published a list of 170 companies that directly or indirectly help to finance the military junta ruling Burma (Mynamar). ...
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National Geographic
PHOTOS: Cyanide Millipede, Huge Spider Among New Species
National Geographic - Washington,DC,USA
The Greater Mekong includes areas of Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Discovered in northeastern Thailand in 2002, the newfound snake ...
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Biggest Burma 'Dirty List' Exposes New Companies
OneWorld US - Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (OneWorld) - The latest -- and longest ever -- list of companies that are directly or indirectly helping finance Burma's repressive ...
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Voice of America
Association of South East Asian Nations Enacts New Charter
Voice of America - USA
ASEAN's members are Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. They are home to half a billion ...
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Activists urge Canada to assign special envoy to Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) - Burmese activists based in Canada and their supporters have called on the Canadian government to assign a special ...
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Activist Calls for Wife's Release
自由亚洲电视 - Washington DC,USA
A Burmese social activist wanted for helping the victims of Cyclone Nargis says they have sentenced his pregnant wife to 26 years in jail. ...
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Another Showdown Over Debate On Zimbabwe Looms At United Nations
Voice of America - USA
By Blessing Zulu The stage is set for another showdown at the United Nations over Zimbabwe with China and Russia seen likely to frustrate the desire of ...
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ABITSU - All Burma I.T Students' Union
Irrawaddy News: The United Wa State Army (UWSA), an armed ethnic ceasefire group based in Shan State, northern Burma, is manufacturing arms and ammunition for use by their own battalions and to sell to other armed groups in the region, ...
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Burmese women in exile honoured with Madeleine K. Albright Award ...
29, 30, 31. Message Box. Previous Next. Latest on Mon, 11:09. BBN: KNU Brigade 2 victory news In the afternoon of December 1, 2008, a Karen soldier from Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Second Brigade Battalion 5 approached [...] ...
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Inya Net » Blog Archive » More Calls for Ban to Visit Burma
Irrawaddy News : Political observers and leaders of opposition and ethnic groups in Burma said they would like to see UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon return to the country to push for political reform, even as they expressed doubts ...
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The Irrawaddy Blog: Burmese Defense Lawyer Flees to Thailand ...
By The Irrawaddy Magazine
Posted by The Irrawaddy Magazine | Monday, December 15, 2008 | News | 0 comments ». By SAW YAN NAING A young Burmese lawyer sentenced to six months imprisonment for questioning court proceedings against his dissident clients has fled to ...
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Fugitive lawyer defending political prisoners flees to Thai border ...
Young lawyer Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min who represented political prisoners fled to the Thai-Burma border in the wake of an arrest warrant against him. He was on the run.
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