Prominent Businessman’s Associates Arrested in Drugs Raids

A Burmese special drugs squad has arrested several associates of the influential businessman Aik Hawk, also known as Hsiao Haw, following the seizure of heroin in a series of raids in Rangoon.

No Concrete Results for Gambari

The UN envoy has concluded his seventh visit to Burma without evidence of achieving any significant developments.

Than Shwe Again Shuns Meeting with Gambari

The UN Special Envoy had a meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi but failed to meet junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe.

Indonesian Navy Rescues 198 Rohingya near Aceh

For the second time in less than a month, the Indonesian navy has rescued nearly 200 Rohingya boat people claiming they were abused by Thai authorities.

Harvesting Trees to Make Ecstasy Drug

Unregulated harvesting of the safrole-rich plants causes serious damage to the environment and simple-minded law enforcement measures can exacerbate the problem.

UN Chief and envoy Gambari to meet in Delhi

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his special advisor on Burma Ibrahim Gambari will meet on Thursday in the Indian capital New Delhi to discuss Gambari's recent visit...

If UN wants political stability, drop sanction: Burmese PM

Burma's Prime Minister on Tuesday told visiting United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari that sanctions against his country should be lifted if the world community wants to see political stability...
Burmese Refugees Rescued at Sea
New York Times - United States
Refugees from Myanmar were rescued by the Indonesian Navy after drifting aboard a wooden boat at sea for almost three weeks. By PETER GELLING and THOMAS ...
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Voice of America
More Burmese Boat People Are Rescued off Indonesia
Voice of America - USA
By Katie Hamann The Indonesia navy has rescued another boat load of suspected Burmese Rohingya refugees off the coast of Sumatra in the north west of the ...
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Junta builds weapons factory in central Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Zarni Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - Burma's ruling military junta has completed construction of nearly half of a new factory that will produce military weapons ...
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Indonesians rescue 198 Burmese forced to sea
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
JAKARTA: Indonesia's navy yesterday picked up 198 boat people from Burma who were in critical condition after they were forced to sea by authorities in ...
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Another UN visit, but what next for Burma?
เดอะ เนชั่น - Thailand
By The Nation Jailed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's position is clear: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon should not visit Burma if all ...
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Asean must pressure Burma over refugees
เดอะ เนชั่น - Thailand
Since this urgent matter of concern directly involves Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan and India, regional cooperation rather than ...
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Indonesia: Burmese refugees found adrift over coast
Adnkronos International Italia - Roma,Lazio,Italy
(AKI) - Around 200 Rohingya people fleeing Burma have been found adrift off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra after three weeks at sea. ...
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Burma's opium poppy growers return to their fields
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Larry Jagan Opium poppy cultivation in Burma has increased alarmingly in the past two years amid fears that region's worsening economic crisis will ...
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More Burmese 'boat people' rescued after being cast out of Thailand
guardian.co.uk - UK
Fishermen have rescued another 198 starving Burmese "boat people" after their vessel, which had no engine, was towed out to sea by Thai security forces and ...
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Gambari winds up visit to Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) - United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Tuesday wound up his four-day visit to military-ruled Burma, sources said. ...
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Bridging the Generation Gap | Asia Daily News
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The KNU was founded to fight for autonomy for the Karen in 1949, a year after Burma had declared independence from Great Britain. The Karen rebels and its military wing, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), were once one of most ...
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Palestine News 24: Boat people rescued off Indonesia
By Enad Hazeem
recognised by Burma's military rulers. It is the second group of Rohingyas to arrive in Indonesia in a month. The plight of the boat-people has been highlighted recently because of allegations those found in Thai waters are mistreated ...
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Boat people rescued off Indonesia · SpeedSignal News
In a statement last week Burma’s military government denied the existence of the Rohingya, saying they are not officially recognised as one of the country’s 100 or so ethnic groups. There are thought to be up to one million Rohingyas ...
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