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Rise in teenage gambling as police ignore racketeers

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB)–Parents of students studying in Magwe have pointed to the government’s failure to punish gambling racketeers as being partly responsible for the rise in gambling addiction among youths. - more

Still no fresh water nearly a year after cyclone Nargis

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB)–Villages in Irrawaddy division are still struggling for fresh water nearly a year after sources were inundated by seawater and debris, including human and animal corpses, from cyclone Nargis. - more

Confiscated farmland returned following ILO pressure

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB)–The International Labour Organisation has confirmed that over 2000 acres of farmland confiscated by the army in Magwe division has been returned following meetings between the ILO and local authorities. - more

Imprisoned activist Su Su Nway ‘too weak to even walk’

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB)–Labour rights activist Su Su Nway, who is serving eight and a half years’ imprisonment in Sagain’s Kalay prison, is feared to be seriously ill, according to the family member of an inmate in the prison. - more

Nargis victims protest after being denied new housing

Mar 23, 2009 (DVB)–Villagers in Rangoon division who lost their homes during cyclone Nargis protested outside a local Red Cross office last week after authorities excluded them from a list of people to receive new houses. - more

A Painter’s Homage to Rangoon

Despite its shabby façades and run-down appearance, Rangoon is a very beautiful city, with a downtown area of architectural treasures unrivaled in Southeast Asia.

Wild Elephants Attack Cyclone-hit Areas

Local media says wild elephants that lost their habitats in last year's devastating cyclone are destroying farm lands and attacking villagers as they forage for food.

Days of Anti-US Book Numbered?

Analysts speculate on whether a US policy re-evaluation on Burma may be giving the regime second thoughts about anti-US rhetoric?

US Still Working on New Burma Policy

A high administration official says the US is committed to bring about change in Burma, and its policy toward the reclusive regime is still under review.

Thailand Requests Burmese Help in Screening Rohingyas

Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has asked the Burmese government to help Thailand screen Rohingya migrants who have entered his country illegally.

Revered Politician, Writer Dies

Kyi Oo, the mother of Zarganar, the popular comedian-activist now imprisoned in Burma, dies at age 84.

Drug mafia related to Khun Sa nabbed

Members of a large drug network were arrested in Thailand, after the Thai government vowed to check the drug menace in its northern region within six months.

Gas exploration in Rangoon suburbs

The state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise has begun drilling in northern Rangoon, in a strategic move to tap natural gas in inland areas to meet domestic demand, said a...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Wrong man for the wrong flower

(Letter to the Editor) Burmese and Singaporean pro-democracy activists should be outraged over the Singaporean government’s latest act of adulation shown towa...

Backpack doctors risk Burma's wrath
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
(03-22) 04:00 PDT Mergui-Tavoy District, Burma -- Eh Dah Zu, a petite, 24-year-old woman, peeled back layers of white plastic and cloth wrapped around a ...
Japan Focus
The Rising Importance of Chinese Labour in the Greater Mekong Sub ...
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
The Kuomintang faction present in Yunnan at the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War was forced across the border, either to Burma or to northern Thailand. ...
LOOKING BACK: Road signs and billboards
Hingham Journal - MA, USA
They were the Burma Shave ads. Six consecutive small billboards were situated so that the passing motorist and passengers could easily read them. ...
Japan Focus
The Water Politics of China and Southeast Asia : Rivers, Dams ...
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
In this paper, and against that fast-changing background, I concentrate on two prominent current issues, principally involving China , Burma ( Myanmar ) ...
Kasit off to Burma
Bangkok Post - Thailand
The Rohingya boat people will top the agenda at talks during Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya's two-day visit to Burma starting on Sunday. ...
Japan Focus
The Rising Importance of Chinese Labour in the Greater Mekong Sub ...
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
The Kuomintang faction present in Yunnan at the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War was forced across the border, either to Burma or to northern Thailand. ...
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Japan Focus
Crime and Responsibility: War, the state, and Japanese society
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
India and Burma refused to participate in the conference, regarding it as a “rigged affair” so that only four Asian nations – the Philippines, Indonesia, ...
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Did It Really Help to be a Japanese Colony? East Asian Economic ...
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
South Korea and Taiwan were below all these countries, and above only Burma (Table 3). By 1929, Taiwan and South Korea had overtaken Thailand, ...
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Before Oil: Japan and the Question of Israel/Palestine, 1917-1956
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
Although, it had managed to gain recognition from several Asian states such as India, Burma, Ceylon and the People's Republic of China by that time, ...
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Yasukuni Shrine Imposes Silence on Bereaved Families
Japan Focus - Ithaca,NY,USA
and “Prisoners of War in the Pacific War: Japan’s Policy” in The Burma-Thai Railway (Gavan McCormack and Hank Nelson, eds.). Richard H. Minear, Professor of ...
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