Burma News


Behind Camp Gates

More than 148,000 refugees from the fighting in Burma huddle in the shelter of 10 camps along the Thai-Burmese border, most of them denied any hope of starting new lives in the outside world or of ever returning to a free homeland. Two writers for The Irrawaddy visited two border camps for a special series. Kyaw Zwa Moe reports first of all from Karenni Refugee Camp-1.

TCG Chairman Kyaw Thu Transferred

Kyaw Thu, who was considered to be an effective administrator, has been transferred to a low-profile post, a move seen as a snub to UN agencies and INGOs who were encouraged to see more humanitarian missions being allowed to work in Burma.


A Failed Mission

The UN Special Envoy’s seventh mission was as hollow and inconsequential as we have grown to expect.

Burmese PM’s Daughter Camera Shy on Her Wedding Day

Burma’s military elite gathered for another extravagant wedding on Saturday—but this time, guests were asked to check their video cameras at the door.

Kyaw Thu’s Transfer Questions Junta’s Intentions

The apparent transfer of Deputy Foreign Minister Kyaw Thu to an inactive post raises questions about the junta’s true intentions.

Young Activist Given 15-Year Sentence

Twenty-year-old Dee Nyein Lin receives a total of 15 years for taking part in a demonstration and organizing an “illegal” group.

Burmese Migrants in Limbo

The Thai Labor Ministry is delaying the issue of some 700,000 work permits to migrant workers—90 percent of whom are Burmese—in order to accommodate Thais affected by the global economic crisis.

UN discusses with Thailand to find solution for Rohingya boatpeople

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand said it is discussing with the Thai government on a possible solution for 78 Rohingya boat people, who were arrested by the...

Junta continues cabinet reshuffle

In the continuing reshuffle of its cabinet, the Burmese military rulers have appointed two of its Ministers to head an extra ministry each in place of ministers that have resigned,...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Burma's opium poppy growers return to their fields

(Analysis) Opium poppy cultivation in Burma has increased alarmingly in the past two years amid fears that region's worsening econ...

Leader of pro-junta group resigns

Thein Tin Aung, second-in-command of a Student and Youth Organization, which usually criticizes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party and which is also contesting the 2010 general...

ABFSU leader Dee Nyein Linn sentenced to 5 more years in prison

The South Dagon Township Court sentenced 'All Burma Federation of Students Union' (ABFSU) leader Dee Nyein Linn to another five years in prison yesterday, for unlawful association...
E! Online
Angelina Jolie Visits With Refugees in Thailand
E! Online - USA
As goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Angie was there to appeal to the country's government to provide Myanmar (Burma) ...
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Human rights: conflict in Sri Lanka, persecution of Burmese ...
Parlement Européen (Communiqué de presse) - Bruxelles,Belgium
Civilians caught in deadly crossfire between the Sri Lankan Government and rebel group Tamil Tigers, the persecution of the Rohingya people of Burma, ...
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Voice of America
Jolie Asks Thailand to Give Burmese Refugees More Freedom
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie is urging Thailand to give tens of thousands of Burmese ...
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Breaking Burma’s official secrets
United Press International, Asia - Hong Kong,USA
By Awzar Thi When some villagers in Natmauk, central Burma, made a complaint last year that the army had illegally occupied land they had been farming, ...
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Jolie asks Thailand to help Burmese refugees
International Herald Tribune - France
AP GENEVA: Angelina Jolie has called on Thailand's government to give more freedom to tens of thousands of Burmese refugees it has kept locked inside camps ...
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British Council pulls out of Tehran after 'intimidation'
Times Online - UK
That is why we continue to work in places as challenging and varied as Iraq, Burma, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. "I am now looking for the opportunity to ...
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Come Hell or High Water, the Burmese Junta Endures
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - Washington,DC,USA
By Jacob Baynham This marks Gambari's seventh trip to Burma, a country locked in a military dictatorship since 1962. His efforts have had little effect. ...
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Burmese PM’s Daughter Camera Shy on Her Wedding Day
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN Opulence was the order of the day last Saturday, as Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein’s daughter married Capt Han Win Aung at a government ...
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Gambari’s visit sees no progress in Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
Feb 5, 2009 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy has expressed disappointment that the visit of United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari to Burma did ...
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Kyaw Thu’s Transfer Questions Junta’s Intentions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
The apparent reshuffle confused international observers and rang alarm bells within UN agencies and INGOs operating inside Burma. Why the consternation? ...
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He said Rohingya were no less a problem for Bangladesh than Burma, and Bangladeshis had also mistreated them. And both countries are yet to identify how many and which Rohingya are from either. Some are Bengali economic refugees. The other two reasons the military government has made up are: Incomplete census and problems in the drug eradication programme. For those, the military government refuses .... Burma News. Aljazeera English · Burma News Google ...
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