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.

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.

There are still hundreds and hundreds of detainees [being held for] political reasons. I would urge again the Myanmar authorities to release all the detainees, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Gas Discovery Reported Near Rangoon

An inland gas deposit has been discovered east of Rangoon by the state oil and gas enterprise, MOGE.

Lack of Proper Equipment Hampers Burma’s Firefighters

Lack of money and effective equipment is hampering Burmese local authorities tackle an increasing number of dry season fires.

Burmese Prisoner Release a ‘Positive Step’: Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cautiously welcomed the release of more than 6,000 Burmese prisoners, including a handful of political detainees.

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.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Freedom with strings attached

(Interview) The Burmese military regime announced that they would release 6313 prisoners and began releasing them since Saturday, ...

US urges Burma to release more political prisoners

The United States while welcoming Burma’s move to free political prisoners as part of the regime’s amnesty to over 6,000 prisoners urged the junta to release the rest of the...

Chicken sells in black market in Prome

Despite the authorities banning the sale and transportation of poultry and eggs following the outbreak of the Newcastle disease in Prome, the sale of banned items thrive in the black...

Ban Ki-moon welcomes release of political prisoners

The Burmese military junta’s recent amnesty for prisoners, including a few political prisoners, was welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday,...

this page is dedicated to the 88 Generation Student Group and all the monks they sent to prisons

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Fourteen members of the 88 Generation Students Group have today been sentenced to 65
years each, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has learnt. Those
sentenced are all prominent members of the group, and include high profile leaders

Lack of Proper Equipment Hampers Burma’s Firefighters
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By THE IRRAWADDY Lack of money and effective equipment is hampering Burmese local authorities tackle an increasing number of dry season fires. ...
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Jailed Burmese journalist awarded
United Press International, Asia - Hong Kong,USA
By Zin Linn An award commemorating slain Japanese video journalist Kenji Nagai was announced at the Sixth Burma Media Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, ...
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UN's Ban still holding off on visit to Myanmar
Reuters UK - UK
He also repeated a long-standing call for the release of all political prisoners in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, including opposition leader Aung San ...
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US Demands Release of all Burmese Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — The US State Department on Monday welcomed the Burmese regime’s release of some political prisoners in Saturday’s amnesty but ...
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Burma's ethnic council calls for renewed democracy push
Radio Australia - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Rohingyas were displaced from Arakan state in Burma, where they're reportedly mistreated by the military. Now, the peak political body for Burma's ...
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Govt takes Burmese refugee case to UN
ABC Online - Australia
Australia has offered to help Indonesia deal with the Muslim asylum seekers from Burma, who are living in camps in Aceh after being rescued at sea earlier ...
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Burma School Students Write Letters of Support to the Families of ...
Earthrights.org - Washington,DC,USA
Burma School students learned about the struggle of the Ogoni people in the face of human rights and environment abuses perpetuated by Shell and the ...
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UN Secretary General urges Burma to release all political prisoners
Deutsche Welle - Germany
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burma's military government to release all political prisoners, including the main opposition leader Aung San Suu ...
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... UPDATED PRISONERLIST: The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) can confirm that 23 political prisoners were released from various prisons in Burma · Breaking News – for immediate release The Assistance Association ...
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Open letter appealing Pak Lah to treat Myanmar migrants as same as ...
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Xenophobic Myanmar ambassador in Hong Kong: Rohingya boat-people ...
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“He said that the Burmese government has never accepted the Rohingyas as one of the ethnic groups of Burma,” explained the barber. “Then he said that the poor Rohingya boatpeople on the news were—and I quote—as ugly as ogres.” ...
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My first reaction was; ‘I didn’t know that there were that many ...
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They shouldn’t be there in the first place. 21 February. A snow storm hits Oslo. Burma’s military junta declares the release of 6313 ’state’ prisoners ‘out of charity’. Neither of these events, in my opinion, is news. ...
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