Burma News

Thailand exempts tourist visa fee for 42 countries including Burma

In a bid to promote tourism, Thailand has decided to exempt Burmese tourists as well as tourists from several other countries, of visa fees to Thailand for three months --March...

Pressure mounts on KNU to move out of Thailand: Sources

Members of the ethnic Karen rebel group – Karen National Union – have began moving back into Burma, after Thailand warned them not to set up base in their territory,...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Green Vs green: Jade Industry threatens environment

Hundred years ago, Phar Kant used to be a very quiet city nestled among the forests in northern Burma before someone found the great treasure lying beneath it. ...

VDO After bombs explode in Rangoon

March 4, 2009 · No Comments

Police secure the area after a bomb blast in Padomma Park, Sanchaung, Rangoon. Video: Mizzima News

Nargis ‘Crimes’ Alleged

Health groups call for a probe into abuses by Burma’s junta during 2008 cyclone relie

Burmese 'Struggle' Amid Economic Crisis


A Burmese dissident freed after serving more than 18 years in jail says he and many others outside the prison walls are now struggling to survive.

Whistle blower on corruption framed

The local Burmese military junta authorities arrested nine persons in Zaythit Ward, Twante, Rangoon Division at about 1 a.m. yesterday for allegedly not registering overnight guests.

WBURF claims responsibility for twin bomb blasts in Rangoon

A lesser known organization, the 'Whole Burma United Revolutionary Front' (WBURF), has claimed responsibility for yesterday's bomb blasts in Rangoon, according to a statement issued today.

Burmese Junta tentatively schedules elections for March 2010

Burma’s ruling military junta has tentatively scheduled its general elections in March 2010, a source close to the military establishment in Naypyitaw said.

Twin bombs explode in Rangoon

Two bombs exploded in the space of an hour in Padomma Park, Sanchaung, Rangoon and at the Hledan bus stop. The first bomb exploded in Padomma Park, Sanchaung on March...

Burma Must Treat Rohingyas Better: Malaysia FM

Malaysian Foreign Minister Rais Yatim has called on the Burmese junta to guarantee it will not persecute returning Muslim migrants.

Burmese Migrants Come Under Stricter Control

Local authorities in northern Thailand are continuing their crackdown on Burmese migrants, following the murder of a Thai university student one month ago.

Scholars: Reform Law on Criticism of Thai Monarchy

Dozens of international scholars launched a campaign urging Thailand to change a law that carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison for insulting the monarchy.

10 Philippine Soldiers in Aquino Killing Released

Clemency has been granted to 10 former soldiers convicted in the assassination of Philippine opposition leader Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., which triggered massive protests culminating in the 1986 ouster of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

USDA Going to Press?

The pro-junta organization looks set to start publishing a daily newspaper ahead of the 2010 elections.

New Kachin Party Formed to Fight 2010 Election

The three Kachin ceasefire groups and the Kachin National Consultative Assembly have formed a new political party to contest the planned 2010 election in Burma.

Sanctions Are Not to Blame for Burma’s Economic Woes

The National League for Democracy should not be faulted for trying the change the Burmese junta’s ways, which are the real cause of the country’s hardships.

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