Burma News

Thai government to investigate Rohingya abuse claims

(Analysis) Thailand's government has promised to investigate claims that the country's military authorities abused hundreds of Rohingya by pushing them back out to sea to die.

Burmese refugees protest in front of UN office in Malaysia

Nearly three hundred Burmese refugees on Wednesday demonstrated in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur,..

Girl injured in Indo-Burma border gun battle

An eight year old Burmese girl in Bokkan village, Tamu Township along the Indo-Burma border lost her right arm in an explosion at her residence on Sunday evening, her mother...

NLD member jailed for two years for disturbing officials

A member of the National League for Democracy, Burma's main opposition party, was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison on charges of disturbing officials carrying out their duty


Burmese Hear an Echo of Their Own Hopes in Obama

Barack Obama’s first speech as president resonated with many who heard it in Burma.

Malaysia Bans Hiring of Foreign Workers

Malaysia has banned the hiring of foreign workers in factories, stores and restaurants to protect its citizens from mass unemployment amid the global economic downturn.

Spirits Are Waiting for Us to Return

A Burmese refugee family in Australia has a new, safer life, but their spirits are still in their home country.

Thai PM: Obama's ‘Politics of Hope’ May Help Asia

Thailand's new, youthful prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama's economic package, buttressed by a "politics of hope," may help Asia's battered economies.

Obama’s Inauguration Attracts Big Interest in Burma

Burmese from all walks of life—including astrologers—watched the inauguration of US President Barack Obama with great interest.

Chinese Youth Kidnapped in Burma

Young Chinese gamblers at Burmese casinos on the northern border are reportedly being kidnapped and held for ransom.

Imprisoned Monk Leader Transferred

The activist Buddhist monk, Ashin Gambira, who was sentenced to 68 years imprisonment, has been reportedly transferred to a remote prison in Sagaing Division.

Chinese teenagers kidnapped by Burma militants
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
At least 50 teenagers from the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have been kidnapped by Burmese militants. By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai According to ...
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Obama’s Inauguration Attracts Big Interest in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By SAW YAN NAING A Rangoon monk who watched the entire US presidential inauguration on TV summed up the feelings of countless Burmese when he said ...
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Chinese Youth Kidnapped in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LAWI WENG Chinese reports say there have been numerous kidnappings of Chinese youth in northern Burma, where ethnic insurgent ceasefire groups allow ...
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EU to Give Burma US $52 Million in Aid
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By THE IRRAWADDY The European Commission will give €40.5 million (US $52.4 million) in humanitarian aid to Burma this year. €22 million has been allocated ...
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Irish FM welcomes Burma Parliamentary Congress to Ireland
ISRIA (subscription) - Washington,DC,USA
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD, today welcomed Members of the Parliamentary Union (MPU) of Burma, the National Coalition Government of ...
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John Gibson: Will Keith's Karma work in Burma?
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Cardinal Keith O'Brien yesterday began a two-week tour of Burma, checking out the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund's commitments there, ...
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UN seeks access to Burma asylum seekers in Thailand
ABC Online - Australia
A spokesman for the says 80 asylum seekers from Burma are being held on an island off the Thai coast, but another 46 who were handed over to military ...
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Mixed Reactions to Obama in Southeast Asia
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
One of the more difficult issues facing US relations with the region will be Burma. Although it remains to be seen whether the Obama administration will be ...
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'UNHCR unfair to Burmese refugees in M'sia'
Malaysia Kini - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Kuala Lumpur has come under fire for being “unfair in its treatment of Burmese refugees”. ...
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Burmese official downplays cold weather warning
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
Jan 21, 2009 (DVB)–While meteorologists in India have forecast freezing temperatures in northern India and Burma, a Burmese official has denied that there ...
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Thai Navy did not abuse boat people's rights: Abhisit
"This follows our expression of strong concern to the government last week over allegations that large groups of Rohingya boat people from Myanmar [Burma] were intercepted in Thai waters, towed out to sea and left to die. ... News about the boat people was broken last week by a group dedicated to the Rohingyas and widely reported overseas. Some survivors told Indian Coast Guards and international media their boat was towed out to sea by the Thai Navy and ...
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