Burma News

Naypyidaw’s Version of Shwedagon Pagoda Nears Completion

Preparations are reported to be under way to consecrate and complete a replica in Naypyidaw of Burma's famous Shwedagon Pagoda.


Washington’s Man in Thailand Discusses Obama’s Asia Policies

In a wide ranging interview with The Irrawaddy, US Ambassador to Thailand Eric G John spoke about what Asia and the countries of Asean in particular can expect from the foreign policy program of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Hundreds of Thousands Still Displaced in Burma: Watchdog

A new report reveals that the internal displacement of local populations remains a serious problem in many parts of Burma.

UNHCHR Calls for Investigation on Mistreatment of Rohingya

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an investigation into alleged mistreatment of Rohingya boatpeople.

Sleepless in Mae Sot

Alarm bells must be ringing in the upper echelons of the KNU after being told they are no longer welcome on Thai soil.

Mae Sot Bridge Closed by Taxi Drivers

Thai taxi drivers block Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot, protesting Burmese taxi drivers who carry passengers into Mae Sot.

Experiences in pre-saffron revolution period (Part 2)

The 'Seintaungdan' teashop was crowded with customers while we were conversing with Ko Hlaing Bwa. Seven monks including me were having breakfast then. Five of them came from...

UNHCHR calls for probe into abuse of Rohingya boatpeople

Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Thursday called on Burma’s neighboring countries to treat Rohingya, members of Burma’s minority Muslim community,...

Thai truck drivers block Mae Sot bridge

Thai truck drivers on Thursday blocked the Friendship Bridge connecting Thailand with Burma in protest against Burmese vehicles entering the Thai border town of Mae Sot...

Plans to contest 2010 election begin to take form

A Rangoon-based political group comprised of those who support the Burmese junta's seven-step roadmap will hold a meeting on the 15th of this month to form a 'Joint Action Committee'...
Voice of America
Burma Releases Lawyers From Prison After Contempt Conviction
Voice of America - USA
By VOA News Burma has released two lawyers who were convicted of contempt of court last year and sentenced to four months in prison. ...
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Award winning Burma VJ picked up by Oscilloscope and Dogwoof
Screendaily.com - UK
Zurich-based sales agent First Hand Films has concluded deals for the UK and US for Anders Ostergaard's award-winning festival favourite Burma VJ ...
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Burmese Writers Offered Asylum in Maldives
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By MIN LWIN The president of the Republic of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has offered asylum for Burmese writers and opposition journalists from other ...
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Hundreds of Thousands Still Displaced in Burma: Watchdog
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE Burma’s problem of internal displacement continued in 2008 due to ongoing conflict and human rights violations, according to a report released by ...
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Over 451000 IDPs in Burma in 2008: Report
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) - At least 451000 people have been internally displaced as a fall out of the continuous conflicts between the Burmese Army ...
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Thailand Should Not Repatriate Rohingyas: US Ambassador
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By THE IRRAWADDY The United States Ambassador to Thailand has urged the Thai government to not forcibly repatriate Rohingya boat people to Burma without ...
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Burma, Buddhism: Myanmar Student Monks in Sri Lanka to celebrate ...
Ashin Mettacara - Colombo,Sri Lanka
Myanmar Student Monks Association, also known as Lanka-MSMA, founded on 27 September 2007 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, aims to unite the Burmese people and strive ...
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UN News Centre
UN rights expert praises Maldives for steps taken towards freedom ...
UN News Centre
5 March 2009 – An independent United Nations expert today welcomed measures taken by the new Government of the Maldives to establish democratic reforms, ...
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Govt. must consult public more: special rapporteur
Minivan News - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
The government needs to establish a system of “communication and consultation” in order to make the public more aware of the reforms that are taking place, ...
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Truckers block Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge in protest
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
A leader 0f the passenger truck drivers union in Mae Sot, who led the blockade of the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, said the protest was to prevent Burmese ...
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Stabroek News - Rice farmers briefed on six-point high yield ...
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Meanwhile, Leroy Small, Chief Scientist of the Burma Rice Research Station, also agreed that the six-point technique was essential to rice cultivation. According to the release, he said that the six-point system is a stable approach to ...
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US Campaign for Burma » Speaking out on the future of Burma
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