Burma News

Burma Dissident's Eyesight 'At Risk'


A Burmese dissident's wife calls on prison authorities to treat her husband's eyesight before he goes blind.

Vietnam Set To Open Mine


A planned bauxite mine in Vietnam will provide jobs, but some experts fear its environmental impact.

Burma Dissidents' Visits Restricted

Jailers in the central Burmese city of Meiktila face new allegations of abusing politic

Karen Splinter Group Calls for Closure of Refugee Camps

The KNU/ KNLA Peace Council has called for the closure of Burmese refugee camps in Thailand and said that refugees should be sent back to Burma.

Suu Kyi’s Lawyer Appeals to PM over House Arrest

A lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi has asked Gen Thein Sein to hold a hearing on his client’s appeal against her continued house arrest.

Burma-Bangladesh Tensions Raise Fears of New Restrictions

People living along the Burma-Bangladesh border are worried about losing their freedom of movement, as the Burmese military begins construction on a new fence.

Burmese Sex Workers Tested for HIV

A survey finds HIV positive sex workers in six Burmese townships across the country.

6 Dead as Philippine Troops Battle Kidnappers

Philippine marines and al-Qaida-linked militants holding three Red Cross workers clashed for a second day Tuesday, leaving three militants and three troops dead.
Media coverage of the Rohingyans has barely broken the surface

Francis Wade

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–While the world remains shocked by the story of the Rohingya boatpeople who washed up on Thailand’s shores in January, the media coverage has failed to open up a discussion on the wider Burmese refugee crisis. - more

Prisoners living in dire conditions hundreds of miles from families

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–Family members of political prisoners languishing in jails across Burma have spoken of appalling living conditions and difficulties in visiting relatives held in remote prisons. - more

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer demands response from government

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–The lawyer of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sent a second letter to the government demanding a response to an appeal for her release, five months after the as yet unacknowledged initial demand. - more

Farmers’ lawyer sentenced to four years in prison

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–A young lawyer defending farmers whose land had been forcibly seized by the army was sentenced to four years' imprisonment by Magwe division court yesterday, said a source close to the court. - more

Suu Kyi’s lawyer despatches letter to PM

Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer has sent a letter of appeal to the Prime Minister General Thein Sein to review the house arrest order of his client....

SAARC writers encourage Burmese scribes to continue work

The members of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature has urged Burmese scribes to continue their work amidst tight restrictions imposed on them, by their military rulers,

Internet drug sells high in Thailand

Age of narcotics drug users in Thailand is found decreasing while internet open a new window for users to access drug easier, according to Thai Public Health Minister.

Thein Sein meets Singapore Prime Minister

Burmese Prime Minister General Thein Sein and host Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday agreed to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation between the two countries.
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UN Expert Calls for Burma to Release Political Prisoners
Voice of America - USA
By Lisa Schlein A UN special investigator is calling for Burma's ruling military junta to release more than 2000 political prisoners. ...
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Burma Dissidents' Visits Restricted
Radio Free Asia - Washington,DC,USA
Jailers in the central Burmese city of Meiktila face new allegations of abusing political detainees. Currently jailed Ko Pyone Cho (L) joins fellow student ...
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Burma's minorities and controversy surrounding Rohingya refugees
Asian Tribune - Bangkok,Thailand
Sadly or fortunately, the international community has come to understand better the reality of the socio-political problems inside Burma since the 2007 ...
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Burma's gem mines face closure
BBC News - UK
By Thuyein Kyaw-Zaw Burmese rubies and jades are famous for their quality, and sold all over the world. But even such a reclusive and secretive country as ...
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Burmese military junta arrests another leader connected to Aung ...
AsiaNews.it - Italy
"I was told around 30 policemen came to his house and arrested him," says NLD spokesman Nyan Win, on the dissident website Democratic Voice of Burma. ...
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Burmese Delegation Arrives in Jakarta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein arrived in Jakarta on Monday on an official visit, heading a delegation of five key ministers and nine ...
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Burmese Troops Mobilize on Bangladesh Border
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE Tension between Bangladesh and Burma went up another notch on Tuesday as the Burmese junta mobilized army and navy units along the border area, ...
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Burma: Last Stand for Democracy?
MorungExpress - Dimapur,Assam,India
Burma’s ruling military junta are aggressively seeking to eliminate all opposition ahead of elections in 2010. They may well succeed In a small Karen ...
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Five Suu Kyi supporters arrested in Burma: opposition
ABC Online - Australia
Burmese authorities have arrested five members of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a spokesman said, as the UN chastised the regime for ...
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Norway divests from company supplying military trucks to Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma - Oslo,Norway
Mar 16, 2009 (DVB)–A state-owned Norwegian fund has pulled shares from a company that sells trucks to the Burmese government after it emerged they were ...
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