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Humanism is more important than the term 'Rohingya': NCUB

There is debate among Burma's military regime, some activists and some sectors of the ethnic nationalities on the existence of 'Ro...

Rogue Agent betrayed Burmese rebels

India's leading Human Rights lawyer Nandita Haksar said there are more political motives than legal reasons for India to have detained 34 Burmese rebels, who are currently lodged in Kolkata's.

Asia Stocks Fall amid Skepticism over US Bank Plan

Asian stock markets dropped Wednesday, following a steep sell-off on Wall Street overnight, as investors reacted with skepticism to the US government's latest plan to heal the country's ailing banking industry.


Migrant Workers Worst Casualties of Economic Crisis

As the world continues to reel from the effects of a deepening recession, economic nationalism is making life especially difficult for millions of migrant workers.

Troop Movements Reported Along Bangladesh-Burma Border

Bangladesh and Burma have reportedly deployed troops along their border and naval vessels offshore as tensions increase between the two countries over oil and gas exploration rights and the Rohingya refugees issue.

Burmese to Celebrate Union Day

The meaning Union Day in Burma, to be celebrated on Thursday, and the Panglong Agreement is not understood by many refugee youth.

Htain Maung Agrees to Border Deal with Junta

The KNU/KNLA Peace Council chief has reportedly agreed to provide border guards as part of the process in establishing an ‘economic zone’ in Three Pagodas Pass.

Malaysia Seizes Opposition Newspapers

Malaysian authorities have seized the latest editions of two opposition newspapers, increasing political tensions in the country.

'Bali process' to decide Burma asylum-seekers' fate
ABC Online - Australia
They come from Burma, but no fellow ASEAN nation wants them on its soil. They are almost 400 survivors from about 1200 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers who ...
Burmese to Celebrate Union Day
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By SAW YAN NAING The 62nd anniversary of Union Day will be celebrated on Thursday by many Burmese inside and outside the country, even though many youth are ...
Troop Movements Reported Along Bangladesh-Burma Border
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN Bangladesh and Burma have reportedly deployed troops along their border and naval vessels offshore as tensions increase between the two ...
Burmese Migrant Workers Suspected of Murdering Thai Girl
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By THE IRRAWADDY Police in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, launched a crackdown on illegal Burmese migrant workers following the rape and murder of a Thai ...
Minivan News
President urges release of Burmese political prisoner
Minivan News - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
Former political prisoner President Mohamed Nasheed has spoken out against the 14-year detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burmese military ...
MPs express concern at church closures in Burma
ChristianToday - London,UK
More than 30 MPs have expressed serious concerns over recent forcible church closures in Rangoon, Burma, by signing an Early Day Motion in the House of ...
Gambari Had 'Good Discussion' in Burma: Ban
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said his Burmese envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, had a good discussion with the second-tier leaders of ...
Burmese Cargo Boats Stop Entering Bangladesh Due to Naval Patrols
Narinjara News - Dhaka,Bangladesh
Teknaf: Burmese cargo boats, both legal and illegal, have stopped entering Bangladesh ports on the border recently due to increased Burmese naval patrols in ...
Artists Host Global Discussion on Burma's Fight for Freedom
Putnam County News and Recorder (subscription) - Cold Spring,NY,USA
... February 14, to discuss the plight of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the ...
Indonesia, Thailand to decide fate of Burmese refugees
ABC Online - Australia
... Thompson The foreign ministers of Indonesia and Thailand will meet in Jakarta today to discuss the fate of almost 400 Rohingya refugees from Burma. ...

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ASEAN plays key role to help Nargis cyclone's victims ...
By peacerunning
When asked why Burmese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kyaw Thu, in his capacity as TCG chairman, did not attend the news conference, Mr. Surin said he did not aware of it. But he said all factions wanted the best result ... An announcer suddenly broke into the broadcast with the dramatic words: "The Union of Burma is now facing a great danger." The message was repeated three times and then the radio went off the air. PRESS RELEASE TCG launches three-year recovery ...
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Taxes account for bulk of $128.9B Budget : Kaieteur News
Over $40M, according to Dr Singh, will be invested at the Burma complex to procure laboratory and specialised equipment, in order to improve the diagnostic capabilities of the industry. He added that there will be a training programme ...
Kaieteur News - http://www.kaieteurnews.com/
Media Watchdog Urges Obama To Stop Detention Of Journalists By US
By The Huffington Post News Team
It said Vietnam, Burma, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia have been following China's model of controlling the Internet and punishing those who get around restrictions. .... Get Breaking News Alerts. never spam.
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Oh Well: A Commentary on News and Politics: Dow drops 382 points
By Eric A Hopp
"The good news is they are going to spend a trillion dollars, the bad news is they don't know how," said James Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group. "They built this up as being a panacea," he said. ...
Oh Well: A Commentary on News... - http://eahopp.blogspot.com/
British Legislators Condemn "Massive Church Closures" In Burma
By WayneBrownMinistries
RANGOON, BURMA (Worthy News) – Dozens of British legislators expressed concern Tuesday, February 10, over reports of massive church closures in Burma, seen as "the most significant crackdown" on Christian activity in the military-ruled ...
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