Burma News

Suu Kyi, Gambari Likely to Meet: NLD

The NLD says the UN special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, will probably meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the next few days.

Ordeal at Sea Described by Rohingya Survivors

Rohingya illegal migrants describe ordeal at sea and run-ins with the Burmese and Thai navy.


‘Illegal Immigrants’? Who’s Threatening Whom

Unwelcoming countries routinely describe migrants as a threat to their security, even as they perpetuate the cycle of exploitation that forces many to flee their homelands.

Veteran Shan Leaders Plan New Political Party

A group of veteran politicians, some of whom were active in Burmese politics in the late 1940s, has announced plans to found a new national party to contest the 2010 general election.

Thai FM Meets with UNHCR to Discuss Rohingya

The UN agency for refugees is waiting for formal approval of a request for access to detained Rohingya following a meeting with Thailand’s foreign minister.

IMF Predicts 2009 Growth Lowest Since World War II

Overall global growth will fall to 0.5 percent this year with the world's most advanced economies—in North America, Europe, and East Asia—leading the plunge, according to the latest estimates by the Washington-based International Monetary Fund.

HIV/AIDS patients driven out from Rangoon

HIV/AIDS patients being treated in Rangoon have alleged that the Health Department has restricted their stay in the former capital Rangoon. he patients, who have completed their treatment in Rangoon...

Police seize heroin from Rangoon port

The police seized a packet of heroin from a container loaded on a ship at the Asia World Port Terminal in Rangoon on Saturday, according to an eyewitness. A port...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Strategic Outlook of 2010 and the Role of Moderates in Burma Conflict

(Commentary) The Burmese regime has claimed to hold a new election in 2010 to facilitate a formation of a civil-military governmen...

UN 'positive' about access to Rohingya boatpeople

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thailand has given it the green signal to allow access to a few Rohingya boat people, who have been charged with illegally entering...

NLD brass demands meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi

The 'National League for Democracy' despatched a letter yesterday to the Burmese military junta demanding that they be allowed to meet their leader Aung San Suu Kyi before she meets...

- "Don't send us back to Myanmar," Rohingyas beg click
- Thailand grants UN access to Myanmar boat people click
- Rohingyas allege more Thai abuse click
- Secret UN deals may entice Myanmar click
- Myanmar NGOs To Receive Support From Three Disease Fund click
- U.N.: Myanmar faces food shortage click
- Go Gambari, but Don't Expect Much click
- Boat people arriving in Thailand not from Myanmar: official click
- UN Visits Boat People Detained in Thailand click
- No end to miseries for Myanmar's ethnic minorities click
- EU experts to help improve Myanmar marine products export quality click
- KBS to shoot documentary on Myanmar Buddhism click
- Muslim group flees Myanmar click
- Refugee problem needs joint action by governments click
- Burma: The town where "no one is allowed to walk on the streets" click
- UN: Food Access Difficult In Post-Cyclone Myanmar click

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