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Homesick on the Thai-Burma border

(Commentary) Although the word 'vacation' is still a strange one to most ordinary Burmese inside the country, many Burmese in exile, including this correspondent, enjoy taking holidays...

Rohingyas face 'slow burning genocide': Activist

At least a hundred Rohingya ethnics and supporters on Monday gathered in front of the Thai and Burmese embassies in London, to stage a protest demanding just treatment to fellow...

Shwepawkyun abbot prosecuted in assault case

Abbot U Kumara of the famous 'Shwepawkyun' Buddhist missionary is facing trial in Meiktila court for beating a woman. U Kumara is accused of beating a woman called Ma Nwe...

Is Burma's former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt to be freed soon?

Rumours that Burma's military junta will soon free its detained officers above the rank of Colonel to involve them in the ensuing election, is making the rounds in military circles...

Indonesian Muslims Banned from Practicing Yoga

Muslims in Indonesia are banned from practicing yoga that contains Hindu rituals like chanting, the country's top Islamic body said, echoing concerns by some religious groups elsewhere about its effect on their faith.

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters during his meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders at the White House, 23 Jan. 2009 President Obama Begins Week Focused on Economy
Mr. Obama is aggressively campaigning for a multi-billion-dollar economic package

Britain's PM Gordon Brown speaks on Britain and the Global economy, at the Foreign Press Association in London, 26 Jan 2009 World Markets Remain Flat Despite Further Job Erosion Audio Clip Available
British PM Gordon Brown says there is a need for coordinated global action to counter worldwide recession

Thailand Rights Groups Fear Protests in Thailand Refugee Camps Audio Clip Available
Thailand's plan to repatriate Lao-Hmong refugees causing concern that violence in the Huay Nam Khao camp could be repeated

The Economist Curbs Distribution in Thailand

The latest issue of The Economist will not be distributed in Thailand because of its coverage of the country's monarchy.

Obama Speech Censored in Burma

Burma’s notorious censorship board has censored parts of US President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech from a Rangoon journal.

Sein Win Re-elected PM of Government-in-Exile

Burma’s parallel government-in-exile re-elects Dr. Sein Win as prime minister and most of the cabinet ministers who have served for nearly two decades.

Bangkok Keeps UNHCR Waiting for Rohingya Decision

One week after asking for access to Burmese Rohingya refugees in Thailand, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday it is still waiting for a response from the Thai government.

Event celebrates Burmese culture
News Sentinel - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
By Evan Goodenow Burmese refugees often resettle in Fort Wayne with little more than the clothes on their backs. Sunday’s Celebration of Burmese Culture at ...
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Photos show refugees cast adrift by Thai military
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
THE first pictures have emerged showing hundreds of refugees who had fled Burma being towed into international waters on the order of the Thai Army and ...
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RIGHTS-MALAYSIA: Malaysian, Thai Officials Trafficking Burmese ...
Inter Press Service - Rome,Italy
By Baradan Kuppusamy KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (IPS) - A scandalous trade in Burmese migrant labour involving Malaysian and Thai officials and international ...
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Obama Speech Censored in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN The Burmese government’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD) censored publication of a major part of US President Barack Obama’s ...
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Bangkok Keeps UNHCR Waiting for Rohingya Decision
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
Last Friday, a permanent secretary of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs discussed the Rohingya problem with the ambassadors of Burma, Bangladesh, India, ...
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Arjun Malhotra on founding HCL
Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India
You have a pretty colorful history, your father’s side of the family is from Burma and your mother’s side of the family is from Pakistan. ...
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UN concerned about Rohingya held in Thailand
Radio Netherlands - Netherlands
The United Nations is concerned about the fate of 126 Burmese boat refugees who are being held in at an undisclosed location in Thailand. ...
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Burmese celebration ‘shows we are united’
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Aung Naing and Maugn Soe say that back home, in the southeast Asian country they still call Burma, there is no such thing as the free sharing of ideas. ...
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Indonesia to decide on asylum seekers this week
Radio Australia News - Melbourne,Australia
Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from north-western Burma who have fled persecution in their homeland. However the Indonesian government has not expressed an ...
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The best of Sundance '09
Salon - USA
"Burma VJ" Officially directed by Danish filmmaker Anders Østergaard, "Burma VJ" is largely told through the inspiring and ultimately tragic footage shot by ...
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Bangkok Pundit: Isra News/Police Statistics for 2008
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Isra News have released their statistics for 2008 – previously blogged on their 2007 figures here although chart of those figures below. From previous explanations of the figures they are from the daily police statistics – in case you ...
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The plights of Tamil and Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are ignored by ...
The plights of Tamil and Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are ignored by Muslim countries. COMMENTS: Tamil and Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are dying in the Buddhists countries, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. ‘Islamic’ countries shamelessly closed their mouths shut. The shouting and protest against Israel and USA, and the tears for the Palestinians made them hypocrites because of their RACIAL DISCRIMINATIONS. .... Burma News. Aljazeera English · Burma News Google ...
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Portsmouth news briefs
For every large pizza, $2.50 will go directly to the Genocide Intervention Network and its efforts toward civilian protection in Darfur and Burma as well as toward UNH STAND for future genocide intervention efforts. ...
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Vital information on soil irrigation for rice farmers : Kaieteur News
Extensive studies in this area have been carried out by the GRDB’s Rice Research Station at Burma. (4) Water for Saturation of the soil – It is estimated that marine clays (which is prevalent in most of the front lands ...
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