Burma News

Villages Reluctant to Take in Roadside Refugees

Many who were left homeless by Cyclone Nargis still have nothing to return to, and nowhere to go but local villages that don’t really want them.

Weekly Business Roundup (March 13, 2009)

Japan will pick up much of the bill for improving public transport in Rangoon where hundreds of old buses dating from before World War II are reportedly to be scrapped and replaced.

Political Prisoners Doubled in Two Years, Say Activists

The number of political prisoners in Burma has almost doubled since July 2007, according to activists who launched a campaign on Friday to press for their release.

We Will Boycott Election: CRPP

A spokesman for the CRPP has said it will not take part in next year’s general election in Burma unless the junta agrees to major political reforms.

Monk’s Family Members Sentenced in Reprisal

A brother and five family members of the influential, imprisoned monk, Ashin Gambira, each receive five-year prison terms.

Ad Appears for USDA Political Journals

An ad for two revamped political journals published by the junta-backed USDA appears in a government-sponsored Rangoon newspaper.

Major parties not to contest polls unless constitution is revised

The leader of the 'Committee Representing People's Parliament' (CRPP) Aye Thar Aung has declared that they will not contest the 2010 general elections in Burma unless the constitution is...

Ashin Gambira longs for internet and tea

Activist Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira serving 68 years in prison, is longing for internet and tea. The 29 year-old monk’s mother Daw Ray who visited Khamti prison in Sagaing Divison...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Limitations of the global human rights paradigm

(Commentary) Since the 1988 uprising, Burma campaign groups have adopted the standard approach of the transnational human rights movement everywhere, advocating...

Clinton hails Aung San Suu Kyi as “Beacon of Hope”

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, on Thursday called Burma’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a “Beacon of Hope”, for people around the world. During her speech,...

RSF lists Burma among 12 “Internet Enemies”

Paris-based media watchdog, Reporters Without Border (RSF), has listed military-ruled Burma among 12 countries, which it has called “Internet Enemies” for censoring online freedom of expression.

Just Back From: Burma - temples, nice people
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
Burma is amazing. The junta stays in its jungle capital and leaves the rest of Burma to its wonderful people. Coolest souvenir: Hard to choose. ...
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Norway hit for Dongfeng over Burma arms sale
The Standard - Hong Kong
Norway's state pension fund, one of the world's biggest investors, has pulled out of Dongfeng Motor over its sale of military equipment to the Burmese junta ...
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Burmese Prime Minister Slated to Visit Indonesia
Jakarta Globe - Jakarta,Indonesia
Burma’s Prime Minister Gen. Thein Sein is scheduled to visit Indonesia on March 16 and 17, Teuku Faizasyah, a spokesman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
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INDIA – MYANMAR Burmese people sacrificed on the altar of economic ...
AsiaNews.it - Italy
The clergyman’s outcry coincides with Human Rights Day in the former Burma. For the occasion activists have launched a campaign to free Aung San Suu Kyi and ...
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Norway's vast oil wealth fund drops Chinese firm
International Herald Tribune - France
"We cannot finance companies that support the military dictatorship in Burma through the sale of military materials," said Minister of Finance Kristin ...
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Biofuel Gone Bad: Burma's Atrophying Jatropha
13, 2009 Ethnic minorities in traditional dress and Burmese civil servants plant jatropha crops at an official planting ceremony in Burma's Shan State on ...
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Lightning strikes at fest
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country: The story of underground video journalists in Burma and their tactics for bringing footage of 2007's massive ...
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UNHCR to expand activities in Burma
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
Antonio Guterres, the High Commissioner for Refugees, who concluded a six-day mission to Burma on Thursday, was told by Burmese authorities to submit a ...
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BBC News
UN to expand north Burma mission
BBC News - UK
The UN's refugee agency says it is to expand its work immediately in Burma's northern Rakhine state. The state - one of the poorest and most isolated in ...
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UN to focus on Burma's boat people
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,Australia
The UN has agreed with Burma to extend its activities in a region from which hundreds of Muslim boat people recently fled. Antonio Guterres, the United ...
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The fact that a relatively large number of genes are affected by inbreeding is bad news for conservationists hoping to save small populations of plants or animals from extinction, Paige said. It means that there is no easy fix to the problem of inbred ... The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation announced plans to establish a 5000 mile-long "genetic corridor" from Bhutan to Burma that would allow tiger populations to roam freely across landscapes. ...
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Norway fund expels China firm, says eyeing Siemens | Financial 24
The company (Dongfeng Motor Group) sells military trucks to Burma, the finance ministry said in a statement. We cannot finance companies that support the military dictatorship in Burma through the sale of military materials, ...
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