| Mother-in-law of Aung San Suu Kyi dies|
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB)–The mother-in-law of imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi died at her house in London earlier this week from natural causes, according to a family member. - more
| Singapore protestors give Thein Sein a message for Daw Suu|
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB)–Three protestors who tried to hand flowers to the Burmese Prime Minister for imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a ceremony to honour his visit to Singapore have labeled the ceremony an “insult”. - more
| Campaigner urges Japan to cease support for Burmese regime|
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB)–The director of the US Campaign for Burma met with Japanese MPs in Tokyo this week to raise concerns about Japan's perceived support for the Burmese regime in the lead-up to the 2010 elections. - more
| Food shortages force Chin locals to sell opium|
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB)–Chin state locals who suffered food shortages last year due to mass flowering of bamboo have been forced to grow and sell opium to generate income, said a researcher who visited the region recently. - more
| Market vendors in Bago assaulted and sued by butchers |
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB)–Two female stall holders at a market in Bago were assaulted by local butchers earlier this month, and one then sued by police for insulting and obstructing officials on duty, said a stall holder. - more
| Beware the Ides of March: Burma's culture of violence|
A former member of China's highly secretive intelligence community calls on other countries to take Beijing to task for its abysmal human rights record.
Top brass in the U.S. military say they can probably shoot down any North Korean missile. But will they?
Authorities again stop online writer Zan Aizong from flying to Hong Kong.
|At least 20 victims of Cyclone Nargis in Twante Township in Rangoon on Friday staged a protest march demanding reconstruction of their homes ravaged by the devastating cyclone in May...|
|Activists feel that the Thai official’s announcement to reward informants leading to the arrest of illegal migrant workers will not solve the problem of illegal migration to the country.|
|By AMBIKA AHUJA|
|Thailand's main opposition party opened a no-confidence debate Thursday against the prime minister and five key Cabinet ministers.|
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|Villagers in the Irrawaddy delta struggle to find safe drinking water, as aid groups struggle to meet the area’s needs.|
|By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR|
|For now, the United Nations’ refugee agency has been given breathing room to operate in a western corner of military-ruled Burma, where humanitarian programs offer some comfort to the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|Amid reports swirling that Burma’s precious stones industry is contracting sharply because of US economic sanctions, China has pumped US $850 million into Burmese mining operations in 2008. |
|By BARRY SCHWEID|
|To relieve tensions, ease up on mistrust and develop more respect. That's a leading policy think tank's prescription for the leaders of the United States and China. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Burmese military preparedness along the country’s land and sea borders with Bangladesh has been stepped up, although the reason for the latest increase in tension is not clear.|
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,ThailandBy WAI MOE Burmese military preparedness along the country’s land and sea borders with Bangladesh was stepped up this week, although the reason for the ...
| Burma Road repairs underway; on-site work to begin shortly|
AntiguaSun - St' John's,Antigua and Barbuda
by Brian Ho Work has begun to reopen the Burma Road, which was made impassable in the rainy days following Hurricane Omar, according to the Public Works ...
| Free Burma’s Political Prisoners’ Now! Campaign|
Reporters without borders (press release) - France
The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) and Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) have launched the Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now! ...
| Burma Monks’ Leader Urges Resistance|
自由亞洲電臺 - Washington DC,USA
A leader of the 2007 Saffron Revolution is still fighting back from a remote prison in northern Burma. U Gambira's family, including (L to R) his elder ...