Burma News

EU Calls for Political Reform in Burma

The EU Presidency has called for dialogue between the Burmese junta and the opposition, the release of political prisoners and the lifting of restrictions on political parties.

Burmese Media Gather in Chiang Mai

About 150 Burmese journalists, writers, bloggers and poets have attended the Burma Media Conference’s 6th anniversary conference in northern Thailand.

Thai Anti-govt Group Stages Protest

Thousands of protesters surrounded the prime minister's office Tuesday demanding Thailand's Parliament be dissolved and new elections held.

Junta Urged to Send Positive Signals: Ban

The UN secretary-general says now is the time for the Burmese government to show the world it is making tangible progress toward national reconciliation and democracy.

US Demands Release of all Burmese Political Prisoners

The US State Department has welcomed the Burmese regime’s release of some political prisoners in Saturday’s amnesty but added: “A lot more needs to be done.”

UDP Leader Involved in Drugs, Money Laundering, Says Ex-agent

A former Burmese intelligence officer brings up the shady past of Kyaw Myint, repeating allegations of drug dealing and money laundering in a VOA radio broadcast.

Time for NLD to Step Up to the Plate

It’s time for Burma’s opposition to tackle the issues head-on and let the country know they are a viable alternative.

Quintana's trip results in amnesty for prisoners in Burma: Official Media

Burma's state-run newspaper on Monday said United Nations Human Rights expert Tomas Ojea Quintana's visit to Burma, had been a success, as it immediately resulted in the release...

Junta released prisoners to ease off mounting pressure: critics

The Assistant Association for Political Prisoners Burma, an activist group, has said that at least 23 political prisoners were included among the 6313 prisoners, who have been given amnesty...

ASEAN leaders urged to address Burma's rights issues in upcoming summit

Leaders of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) should address the issue of Burma's poor human rights record in the forthcoming summit to be held at the end of this month, an...

Tawphayalay literary prize giving ceremony venue changed

The prize giving ceremony of the 'Tawphayalay Aung Zay Memorial' literary prize was cancelled as the Burmese junta authorities did not give pe

UDP Leader Involved in Drugs, Money Laundering, Says Ex-agent
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE The leader of a Burmese political party has again been tied to drug dealing and money laundering by a former official in Burma’s military ...
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Malaysia to put Burma under spotlight
The Age - Melbourne,Australia
Malaysia plans to put Burma under the spotlight over the plight of the Rohingya boat people at an ASEAN summit later this week. The plight of the Rohingya ...
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Scenes of Poverty Banned from Burmese Films
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By KYI WAI New regulations governing Burma’s film industry instruct producers to avoid making movies that depict scenes of poverty. ...
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From political prisoner in Burma, to Misericordia dean
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA
Nyein, 59, took some time recently to reflect on his time as a political prisoner, his ever-changing career and his continued hope for a free Burma, ...
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Myanmar's junta release prisoners in amnesty
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - Wien,Austria
Burmese military junta released 12 political prisoners from among over 6000 prisoners languishing in jails around Burma, away from their families meant to ...
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19 political prisoners released from Myanmar jails
The Associated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several monks and three members of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's political party were among the more than 6300 prisoners ...
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Burma: “Kenji Nagai Award” or an Encouragement towards journalists ...
Asian Tribune - Bangkok,Thailand
By Zin Linn Burma Media Association will have to launch its sixth annual conference (from 21 to 23 February 2009) in Chiang Mai. The association was formed ...
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The Leaky Cauldron.org
HP Alliance Dumbleore's Army Meeting Live this Wednesday, Feb. 25
The Leaky Cauldron.org - Salem,MA,USA
During the last meeting hundreds of Potter fans came together to talk about helping those less fortunate in Burma and Darfur. This time the call will focus ...
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UN Refugees chief praises Australian funding boost
Australia Network News - Melbourne,Australia
The money will be spent on efforts to assist refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Burma and Sri Lanka. He says there is much that needs to be done in the region ...
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SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Burma's Muslim Rohingyas - The New Boat People
Inter Press Service - Rome,Italy
But the ‘boat people’ phenomenon is back, and this time it has to do with Burma’s Muslim Rohingyas fleeing harsh realities at home. ...
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Burma Humanitarian Watch: CWS Hotline
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"Israel puts itself in the same league as Burma, North Korea, and Syria in keeping out independent human rights monitors," said Jessica Montell, executive director of B'Tselem. "The people of Israel deserve to know the truth about the ...
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Burma: “Kenji Nagai Award” or an Encouragement towards journalists ...
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Not surprisingly, Burma stands downgraded from a free state to a prison state. All news media in Burma are strictly censored and tightly controlled by the military — all daily newspapers, radio and television stations are under ...
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Court case over boy’s 1990 death - BBC News « Current Awareness
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Court case over boy’s 1990 death - BBC News. Published February 23, 2009 news. “The General Medical Council (GMC) faces a judicial review later over claims it failed to investigate a boy’s death nearly 19 years ago.” ...
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