Burma News

Weekly Business Roundup (February 20, 2009)

The new Thai government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is proposing to open up the border with Burma to more trade links.

NLD Criticizes Gambari-Japan Joint-statement

A joint statement on the 2010 Burmese election by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari and Japan’s foreign minister undermines the NLD position, say party leaders.

Popular Burmese Blogger’s Jail Term Reduced

The jailed Burmese blogger Nay Pone Latt has had his prison sentence cut from 20 years and six months to 12 years on appeal.

Thai PM to Discuss Rohingya in Jakarta

The plight of Burma’s Rohingya people will be on the agenda of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva during his two-day visit to Indonesia.

UN General Assembly President Calls for Dialogue in Burma

The president of the United Nations General Assembly has issued a statement calling on the Burmese regime and the democratic opposition to begin an unconditional dialogue.

Singapore is looking at hiring ports in the region including some in Burma, to be used to anchor its ships as the city-state...Singapore is looking at hiring ports in the region including some in Burma, to be used to anchor its ships as the city-state...


Singapore is looking at hiring ports in the region including some in Burma, to be used to anchor its ships as the city-state...

Chin National Day turns into Chin State Day celebration in Burma

With the Burmese military junta's profound objection to the celebration of Chin National Day, ethnic Chin in Rangoon are albeit being forced to mark the day under different banners, organisers...

Junta urges UWSA to turn into militia group

An official of the ethnic rebel group the United Wa State Army has alleged that the Burmese military regime was pressurising the group to transform its army into a militia...

UNA opposes junta's proposed 2010 general elections

The United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) today said that they were opposed to the Burmese military junta's proposed general elections scheduled to be held in 2010.

Burma announces release of over 6000 prisoners

Burma has announced it will release 6313 prisoners on Saturday, from prisons across the country, state television and radio reported on Friday. The announcement, however, did not mention...

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- Worlds famous French musicians to perform in Yangon click
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- UN: Food Shortages, Poverty Forcing Rohingya to Flee Burma click
- Myanmar PM meets new Chinese ambassador click
- New minister on the block click
- Burma Announces Amnesty for 6,000 Prisoners click
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- U.K. 'deeply concerned' by Myanmar refugee claims click
- After prisoner release, UN panel blasts Myanmar and its own envoy click
- Thailand, Indonesia agree on Rohingya solution click
- South Africa Unrepentant Over UN Security Council Role click
- Myanmar's junta deserves hard sanctions click
- Burma needs to speed up democracy: Indonesia FM click
- Letter: The Rohingya crisis click
- Asia-Pacific group to meet on Rohingyas: Indonesia FM click
- Burma rights still 'challenging' click
- Thai PM visits Indonesia to discuss migrants click
- Is it time for the United States to reach out to the junta? click
- Myanmar fruit export through border trade increases in 2008-09 click

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