Burma News

Gambari Meets NLD Executive Members, Including Suu Kyi

For the first time, UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari was able to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi together with executive members of her party.

Weekly Business Roundup (February 2, 2009)

Burma has reportedly loosened restrictions on cross-border trading with Bangladesh in a bid to double business between the two countries.


Burma’s Drugs Trade Unaffected by Global Slowdown

A series of recent raids in Rangoon has again thrown the spotlight on the narcotics trade and the roles played by high profile businessmen and members of the Burmese military regime.

Gambari Meeting with Than Shwe ‘Unlikely’

UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari was due to fly to Naypyidaw on Tuesday for further talks with government officials, although a meeting with Snr-Gen Than Shwe was reportedly unlikely.

Rohingya Face More Hardships at Home, Abroad

The latest group of detained Rohingya illegal migrants in Thailand will meet with the UNHCR for interviews on Tuesday.

Bridging the Generation Gap

Some 5,000 Karens and guests celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Karen National Union (KNU) on Saturday.

Taking a United Stand

The Irrawaddy spoke recently with Brig-Gen Johnny, the commander of the 7th Brigade of the KNLA, the military wing of the KNU, about the challenges facing the Karen struggle after 60 years of resistance to Burmese rule.

Too early to say 'positive', NLD on meeting with UN envoy

Burma's detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her party – the National League for Democracy – on Monday said their meeting on Monday with visiting United Nations...

Monk dies in prison

A revered Buddhist Monk, Ahnanda, 62, who was arrested and imprisoned for participating in the 2007 monk-led protest by reciting Metta Sutra, died in the prison last month, sources said....

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Truth about delaying 2010 elections

(Commentary) A general election proposed by the military government to be held in 2010 is likely to put off, not because of some r...

29 children suffer from physic nut poisoning

Twenty-nine children from State Middle and Primary Schools from Thaketa Township in Rangoon Division, suffered from food poisoning after eating physic nut seeds, according to the Township Education Officer's Office....

NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Gambari

Burma's opposition party – National League for Democracy – on Monday briefly met with detained party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prior to meeting with visiting United Nations special...

Rohingya Migrant Crisis in Thailand
Ethical Travel News - Berkeley,CA,USA
In late January, Thailand convicted 66 of 78 detained Rohingya migrants from Burma for illegal entry. Found adrift on a boat off Thailand's southwestern ...
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Thailand's opium crops inch up amid UN warning
Bangkok Post - Thailand
In Burma it rose from 27000 hectares to 28500 hectares over the same period. Overall cultivation increased 3.3% in the three countries. ...
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Rohingya Face More Hardships at Home, Abroad
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
The Burmese regime maintains that Rohingya are not part of the 100 ethnic groups in Burma. Last week, a Burmese state-run newspaper, Myanmar Ahlin, ...
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Burma’s Drugs Trade Unaffected by Global Slowdown
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
The case follows the leveling of charges against Maung Weik, one of the richest men in Burma and a powerful friend of the country’s ruling military elite, ...
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UN envoy meets Burmese opposition leader
Radio Netherlands - Netherlands
United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari is in Myanmar, formerly Burma, and has met Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has for many years been ...
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Times Online
Aung San Suu Kyi allowed out of house to meet with Ibrahim Gambari
Times Online - UK
Ms Suu Kyi, who has spent 13 of the past 18 years in detention, met for 90 minutes with Ibrahim Gambari, special adviser on Burma to the UN ...
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UN envoy meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi
Aljazeera.net - Qatar
The United Nation's special envoy to Myanmar has met Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's detained opposition leader, on the third day of his visit to the ...
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Burma's Suu Kyi to meet UN special envoy
Deutsche Welle - Germany
Government sources in Burma say detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been taken to meet visiting United Nations envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, ...
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India urged to take Burmese refugees
Radio Australia - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A report released last week by the US-based Human Rights Watch provides a rare insight into on-going human rights abuses by Burma's military authorities ...
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Media Access to Rohingyas Blocked
Jakarta Globe - Jakarta,Indonesia
Around 800000 Rohingyas live in Burma, and about 28000 more live in UNHCR refugee camps near the Burmese border in Bangladesh. Amnesty International said in ...
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Burma VJ: Truth as Casualty « San Oo Aung’s Weblog
When I recall reporting Burma’s doomed pro-democracy uprising for TIME in September 2007, one image stands out. Amid cheering crowds, a monk holds aloft an upturned alms bowl to indicate his brethren’s refusal to accept offerings from ...
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Aung San Suu Kyi allowed out of house to meet with Ibrahim Gambari ...
The fact that the meeting took place at all is a small success – the last time Mr Gambari visited Burma’s biggest city, Rangoon, Ms Suu Kyi refused to see him, apparently out of disgust at his failure to bring meaningful pressure to bear ... in September 2007, killing dozens of demonstrators and locking up thousands more. Since then the human rights situation in Burma has got worse and worse. continue http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5639120.ece ...
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