Burma News

Global Crisis Hits Junta’s Pockets as Gas Prices Fall

The Burmese regime’s income from selling natural gas is likely to suffer dramatically from falling prices triggered by the global financial crisis.

Karen Girl, 7, Raped and Killed: KWO

A Karen women’s group has reported that a seven-year-old girl was recently raped and murdered by a Burmese soldier in Pegu Division.


Suu Kyi Issues a New Year Challenge

While a mood of pessimism greeted the New Year in Burma, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reminded the nation and the international community of her heroic father’s call for “decisive action.”
New Year’s Resolutions for the NLD
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Did Than Shwe’s Grandson Kidnap Model?

Rumors abound that Than Shwe’s favorite grandson was involved in the kidnapping of a Hip-Hop star’s girlfriend.

NGOs Question Thai Government Freeze on Migrant Registration

A Thai government decision to suspend registration of new migrants for one year has come under fire from Thai non-government organizations.

Burma’s Potential for Growth

An international business consultant has tipped Burma as “the largest untapped market for consumer goods in the world.”

Top Bush Aide Hopes Obama Will Push Burmese Cause

A top aide to US President George W Bush said he hopes the incoming Obama administration will continue to push for democracy in Burma.

Humanitarian crisis in Chin state likely to escalate in 2009: NGO

With crop yields declining due to severe weather conditions and the devastation caused by rat infestation, a humanitarian crisis is imminent for western Burma's Chin state in 2009, a leading...

Burma's fight against polio continues

With the help of donations from international organizations the Burmese Health Ministry said it will administer polio vaccinations to more than 7 million children across the country.
The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Global Crisis Hits Junta’s Pockets as Gas Prices Fall
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
But economist Sean Turnell, a professor at Australia’s Macquarie University who specializes in monitoring Burma’s economy, said the situation is likely to ...
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200 boat people found in Indonesian waters
Radio Australia News - Melbourne,Australia
Local navy commander Yanuar Handwiyono says the boat carried 174 people from Burma and 19 from Bangladesh. The vessel was found at sea by fishermen off the ...
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ROBERTS: Score one for the first lady
Galesburg Register-Mail - Galesburg,IL,USA
Not so Burma. In May 2008, it was no "prim" first lady who broke all precedent by going to the White House press room herself to condemn the military regime ...
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Blogs Alert for: Burma news

Bangkok Pundit: BURMA: Home to 50 million forgotten consumers
By Bangkok Pundit
Here is some other news about Burma: this is a country where live not only 200 generals and one Lady, but also 50 million ordinary people, 50 million consumers who have developed very similar consumption habits to their neighbours in ...
Bangkok Pundit - http://bangkokpundit.blogspot.com/
2 M’sians jailed in Vietnam for credit card fraud « San Oo Aung’s ...
A court in the capital yesterday sentenced the two - identified as Tan Wei Hong, 26, and Cham Tack Choi, 23 - after they were arrested in Hanoi in December 2007, said the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Read all in Malaysiakini ...
San Oo Aung's Weblog - http://sanooaung.wordpress.com/
GlobalTalk 21: Joseph Nye, Ambassador to Japan, Not Good News for ...
By Jun Okumura
Joseph Nye, Ambassador to Japan, Not Good News for the Ozawa DPJ. According to an Asahidispatch from Washington, Joseph “Soft Power” Nye will replace John Thomas “Tom” Shieffer as ambassador to Japan. The article repeats earlier media ...
GlobalTalk 21 - http://son-of-gadfly-on-the-wall.blogspot.com/
Marriage Equality Future Unclear as Smith Made NY Majority Leader ...
Marriage Equality Future Unclear as Smith Made NY Majority Leader -- TowleRoad.com on Democratic Party, Gay Marriage, Malcolm Smith, New York, News.
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Inner City Press: Vietnam Outlaws News Blogs, Claims Foreign ...
By Matthew Russell Lee
The Vietnam government stated that services such as Google and Yahoo will help them enforce these "no news on blogs" rules. While Yahoo did turn in a Chinese dissident blogger to the government in Beijing, and Google has a history of ...
Inner City Press - http://innercitypress.blogspot.com/
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