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Campaigners urge UK to investigate firms investing in Burma

A United Kingdom based campaign group has urged the British government to investigate UK registered insurance companies to check whether they have committed financial crimes...

Over 20 escaped convicts from Pyapon recaptured

Over 20 convicts who broke out from Pyapon prison when Cyclone Nargis lashed the region have been rearrested, according to the police. The deadly cyclone Nargis, which hit the region...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Kachin party - but not KIO - to contest 2010 election

(Interview) The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) will not be transformed into a political party to contest the planned 2010 ...

Five military trucks, believed to be capable of carrying up to 100 tons in weight, were driven to the Burmese side of the border from China through the Sino-Burmese border...

MP's to elect new NCGUB PM in exile

The 'National Coalition Government of Union of Burma' (NCGUB) in exile will elect its new Prime Minister at a meeting to be held in Ireland this month. Dr. San Aung,...

Burmese Journalists Look Back at 2008—or was it 1984?

Imprisonment and intimidation of journalists in Burma reached new heights in 2008 with the junta cracking down on even the most fundamental reporting.

There was no move towards any sort of dialogue between the government and the opposition. There was continued repression.
— Mark Canning, British ambassador to Burma


Abhisit Needs to Set a New Course on Burma

Burmese are hopeful that Thailand’s new prime minister will be able to steer his country’s Burma policy in the right direction.

Clinton Makes No Remarks on Burma

The US secretary of state-designate, Hillary Clinton, fails to mention the Burma issue during her US Senate confirmation hearing.

Mark My Words

British ambassador to Burma, Mark Canning, talks to The Irrawaddy about the role of the UN and Asean in Burma, the Cyclone Nargis relief effort and his expectations for the election in 2010.

Burma’s Economy Feeling the Pain

Rangoon business people say unsold stock is building up as consumers cut back on spending.

104 Years Given to Political Dissident

A political dissident in his 20s has been given a prison sentence totaling 104 years by a special prison court that denied him an attorney.

Food Aid Starting to Reach Chin Villages

NGO groups are starting to deliver food aid to areas of Chin State that have experienced food shortages for the past two years.
Thailand Unveils $3.3bn Economic Stimulus Plan
Thailand's Cabinet approved a 115 billion baht ($3.3 billion) economic stimulus package Tuesday that it hopes will shore up an economy battered by the global downturn and recent political turmoil.
The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Burmese Rice Farmers Struggle to Make a Living
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN The destruction wrought by Cyclone Nargis, combined with falling world prices, is hitting Burmese rice farmers hard, with many of them ...
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Burma, Myanmar: Thank You Google
Ashin Mettacara - Colombo,Colombo,Sri Lanka
By Ashin Mettacara Today is my happiest day in my life . Because my dream and hope have arrived. Google News starts to include the news from my site for the ...
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Singaporean Activists Detained after Protesting Burmese Migrants ...
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
Activists Seelan Palay and Chong Kai Xiong said they felt guilty because their government had refused to extend the work permits of two Burmese migrants who ...
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Burma ranks among worst nations for civilian freedom: Rights Group
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) - A United States-based Freedom House in its annual global release on freedom in the world, has ranked Burma among the ...
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Supporting Burma Key Achievement of Laura Bush
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — The White House Monday said on supporting the people of Burma and mobilizing world opinion against the military junta was one of ...
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83-Year-Old Man Bicycles to 146 Burmese Towns
Narinjara News - Dhaka,Bangladesh
Sittwe: An 83-year-old Arakanese man has already traveled to 146 towns in Burma by bicycle and is currently visiting southern Shan State near the Thai ...
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Censored Burmese magazine faces delay in publication
Southeast Asian Press Alliance - Bangkok,Thailand
The "Myanmar Thit" monthly magazine's latest issue has been delayed as it was forced to submit another cover design after the Burmese censor board rejected ...
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Burma: Myanmar Blog Academy Award 2008 Winners Announce
Ashin Mettacara - Colombo,Colombo,Sri Lanka
By Ashin Mettacara The first ever Myanmar Blog Award have arrived! Myanmar Blog Academy Award 2008 Programme site mmblogpress.com has announced the winners ...
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News in Brief: Mission of Burma, Gorillaz, Pipettes, Truckasauras
Pitchforkmedia.com - Chicago,IL,USA
Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma have just released the Rhapsody Originals EP, a five-song live EP that they recorded last October in Brooklyn. ...
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Thailand will not use sanctions to push for change in Burma: Abhisit
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Mizzima News Despite wanting to witness changes in neighbouring Burma, Thailand's new premier Abhisit Vejajjiva on Monday said, his government will not ...
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