Burma News

Jolie's Refugee Comment Stirs Debate in Thailand

Thailand's government may still be miffed at Angelina Jolie for speaking out on behalf of impoverished boat people, but the actress has prompted soul-searching for some.

Justice in Sight for Khmer Rouge Victims

An experiment in international justice finally gets under way on February 17 when a war crimes tribunal begins in Cambodia to prosecute the notorious jailer of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.

NLD Marks Union Day with Petition Calling for Release of Prisoners

Burma’s main opposition party has launched a new campaign for the release of political prisoners at a gathering to mark the country’s 62nd Union Day.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

(Environment) Forests in Northern Burma, some of the last frontiers of Asia's rain forests, are facing a chronic threat. Logging is back in Kachin State with a new mask. Logging...

Junta's business crony to build Natural Park in northern Burma

The Burmese military junta's business associate, the Htoo Trading Company, has begun building a Natural Park in Northern Burma, which will house rare species of butterflies, orchids and wild...

Chinese businessmen abandon Sino-Burmese border town

Chinese authorities have cut off electricity supply and disconnected telephone lines in the Burmese town of Maija Yang on the Sino-Burmese border, compelling thousands of Chinese businessmen....

Exiled Burmese government calls for tripartite dialogue on Union Day

Burma's government in exile – the National Coalition Government of Union of Burma – today urged the ruling military junta to immediately begin a tripartite dialogue with the opposition party..

Ulster To Honour Burma Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi
University of Ulster Online - Coleraine,UK
Leader of the National League for Burma and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) in abstentia ...
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Czech Happenings
Four Burmese families arrive in Prague to get asylum
Czech Happenings - Pragues,Czech Republic
Prague - Four Burmese families, whom the Czech Republic has grated asylum, arrived in Prague today, Tomas Haisman, from the Czech Interior Ministry, ...
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Call to prayer for Burma's oppressed Karen minority
ChristianToday - London,UK
Christian Solidarity Worldwide is calling for prayers for Burma this weekend on the first anniversary of a Karen leader in Burma. ...
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FIJI: South Pacific's Burma?
Inter Press Service - Rome,Italy
"I honestly fear that we may be seeing, in an embryonic form, the ‘Burma of the Pacific,’" says Lal, who was part of the three-member Fiji Constitution ...
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Angelina Jolie's defence of Muslim refugees criticised
guardian.co.uk - UK
A senior Thai diplomat rebuked Hollywood star Angelina Jolie yesterday for speaking out on behalf of Muslim refugees from Burma. ...
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Activists lobby Burmese embassy in Malaysia
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
Feb 12, 2009 (DVB)–Malaysian police forced the Burmese embassy in Kuala Lumpur to accept a statement from opposition activists during a demonstration ...
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Malaysia Sun
Obama can learn from Bush on Burma
Malaysia Sun - Malaysia
In 2005, he spent almost an hour in the Oval Office with a young Shan woman activist from Burma, Charm Tong, and heard about the military regime's use of ...
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Urging Justice for Detained Burmese in India
NewsBlaze - Folsom,CA,USA
By Nava Thakuria The pro-democracy Indian civil society groups and the exile Burmese in India came one and all to raise voice for the detained 34 Burmese ...
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The human rights brand
Boston Globe - United States
This is commendable, as is the ad's salute to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been incarcerated by the dictatorship in Burma for 13 ...
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Burma envoy raps ugly, dark Rohingya
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Hong Kong (AFP) - The top Burmese official in Hong Kong has described the Rohingya people as "ugly as ogres" in a letter sent to media and foreign officials ...
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- Burmese Opposition Launches Campaign to Free Political Prisoners click
- Myanmar: UN Envoy Concludes Asian Consultations click
- Burma – The Other Side click
- Exiled Burmese government calls for tripartite dialogue on Union Day click
- Call to prayer for Burma's oppressed Karen minority click
- Prime Minister receives outgoing Myanmar ambassador click
- No Sanctuary: Trafficking of Burmese people at the ThaiMalay Border click
- Myanmar party to petition for Suu Kyi's freedom click
- Thai PM admits boat people pushed out to sea click
- UN Envoy, Japan Encourage Myanmar On Next Year's Elections click

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