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Insulting Karens on Karen New Year Day: SPDC junta's lawlessness

On 2008 December 27, Karen New Year's Day, at about 6:00 PM, a soldier from Lt. Thet Khaing's Company in SPDC Army LIR 350 deployed at Saw Behldoe outpost near Ma-u-bin village in Nyaunglebin District Kyaukkyee Township raped a seven-year old Karen girl named Ma Ni Kabyar at her home while her parents were away and then shot her to death.

On December 16, in Mergui-Tavoy District Kasehdo Township Htee Bo-bwa Special Region, soldiers from SPDC Army IB 101 killed four villagers trading oxen and buffaloes at Kasawphoe and stole two oxen and two buffaloes. The murdered villagers were Saw Hser Thel (aged 35), Saw Dah Htoo Phoe (aged 18), Saw Hut Phloe (aged 16) and Saw Deedi (aged 40) all of whom came from Se-ku village.

In KNU territory Dooplaya District Kawkareik Township, Col. Khin Maung Cho, Commander of No.1 Tactical Operations Command of No.19 MOC summoned village tract elders to IB 106 camp and ordered them to report to the army camp three days a week starting from December 11th, also threatening them with prison terms if skirmishes broke out on the road in their respective vicinity. The elders were from Wahkami, Belemai, Kaneh Kamaut, Kyeh, Dellphee, Ta-nayliu, Ru-taw and Tha-wawphya village tracts. They were threatened with seven years in jail for village tract elders and two years in jail for village elders.

Similarly, Than Win, Commander of LIR 587, also issued orders for guarding of Kaneh Kamaut-Wahkami Road with 36 villagers every day, threatening them with two years' prison sentences if battle broke out in their allotted sentry area.

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Restless Souls of the Irrawaddy Delta

Soldiers stationed in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta are being detailed to help soothe fears that the ghosts of cyclone victims are stalking the region.

Weekly Business Roundup (January 02, 2009)

2008 saw a surge in foreign companies doing business in Burma despite U.S. and European Union sanctions, observers and activists say.

Win Tin Denies NLD Divided Over 2010 Election

Prominent opposition leader Win Tin rejected claims that he had told a visiting diplomat his party was divided over an election slated for 2010.

Burmese Migrants Earning, Learning in Thailand

Shan migrant workers are grateful for good incomes and the support they receive from migrant labor NGOs.

Burma’s Bleak Prospect in 2009

All parties in Burma can expect 2009 to be a busier year than the one now ending as the country heads for a general election in 2010, with uncertainty and many more challenges to be faced.

Leading saffron monk's memoir

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Burmese Censor Board tightens grip on films for festivals

Burma's Information Ministry has announced that makers of films and documentaries will need to seek prior permission from the Censor Board to be able to contest in international film festivals,...

Sheikh Hasina seeks Suu Kyi's release

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's Prime Minister in waiting has sought the release of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from prolonged house arrest and friendly relations with all neighbouring countries......
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