Leading Saffron Revolution monk on hunger strike

Residents in Mandalay who have close contact with Mandalay's Obo prison say that Ashin Gambira, a leading monk during the Saffron Revolution, is on hunger strike.

Suu Kyi honored with 'Trumpet of Conscience' award

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Sunday named winner of the 'Trumpet of Conscience' award for courageously leading the struggle for democracy and human rights....

More checkpoints in Rangoon

The Burmese military junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon by setting up many checkpoints at busy intersections and crowded places, where commuters are being checked.

Clashes between SSA (South) and Burmese Army

Fierce fighting is taking place between the Shan State Army (South) and the Burmese Arny this month in three townships in southern Shan State, an SSA(S) official said.

Burmese Lacquerware Loses Its Shine

Burma’s tourism slump and steeply rising costs are forcing many of the country’s lacquerware producers out of business.

Australian Faces Jail for Insulting Thai Monarchy

An Australian writer was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for insulting Thailand's royal family in his novel.

Thailand’s Questionable ‘Kindness’ to Refugees

Allegations that Thailand’s navy has been towing Rohingya refugees out to sea are hurting the country’s reputation.

Karen Refugees Fear More Attacks

Refugees in Nu Po refugee camp are living in fear of more fighting between units of the Burmese army and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the Karen National Liberation Army.

Burmese Lawyer Detained

Poe Phyu, a young Burmese lawyer who has represented farmers and political activists, has been arrested and detained.

Suu Kyi Wins ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ Award

Aung San Suu Kyi wins a prestigious award associated with the US civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thai PM Promises to Investigate Boat People Charges

Thai Prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has promised to investigate allegations that the Thai navy forced Muslim Rohingya “boat people” from Burma’s Arakan State back into the Andaman Sea with little food and water.

Burmese Lawyer Detained
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By THE IRRAWADDY As the Burmese regime intensifies its crackdown on dissidents, Poe Phyu, a young Burmese lawyer, who has represented farmers and labor ...
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Burmese Lacquerware Loses Its Shine
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By KYI WAI / RANGOON Burma’s famous lacquerware is losing its shine. Less than one third of the more than 200 lacquerware factories and small workshops ...
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Suu Kyi Wins ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ Award
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
The award was accepted by Aung Ding, the executive director of US Campaign for Burma, on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi. "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi epitomizes the ...
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Homesick: Vacation on the Thai-Burma Border
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
Jan 19, 2009 (DVB)–Although the word ‘vacation’ is still a strange one to most ordinary Burmese people inside the country, many Burmese in exile, ...
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Toward the Union of a Divided Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By SHWE YOE The barber stood at the door of his shop, waiting for customers. He didn’t have to wait long—a Tibetan-looking man in a traditional ethnic shirt ...
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Thai mililtary 'set refugees adrift to die'
Times Online - UK
Survivors' stories and reports from human rights group allege that up to 1000 refugees from Burma were towed out to sea and abandoned in open water with ...
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Aung San Suu Kyi receives Trumpet of Conscience Award
Hindu - Chennai,India
Washington (PTI): Burmese democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the prestigious Trumpet of Conscience Award for leading the people of her ...
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Thailand to tackle migrant claims
BBC News - UK
His staff say they are investigating reports that troops have sent Rohingya people from western Burma back to sea in boats without engines. ...
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Cyclone help effort to continue
Bangkok Post - Thailand
The international community will keep backing Cyclone Nargis rehabilitation efforts in Burma as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations humanitarian task ...
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US Treasury freezes assets of Burmese business enterprises
Asian Tribune - Bangkok,Thailand
Washington, DC 19 January (Asiantribune.com): The United States has frozen assets of two Burmese businessmen and their companies for aiding the military ...
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