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Nine of the 10 executives paid top bonuses by US insurance giant AIG agree to return
The UN says the detention of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi breaks domestic laws as well as international norms.
The world is moving closer to becoming "death-penalty free", the rights group Amnesty International says.
| UN concludes Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention violates Burmese law|
Mar 24, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body has for the first time ruled that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention is illegal under both Burmese domestic law and international law. - more
| 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
|By LALIT K JHA|
|A UN body declares Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest in violation of international and domestic Burma laws.|
|By VIJAY JOSHI|
|Malaysia's ruling party delegates gathered Tuesday to choose new leaders—the biggest revamp of leadership in decades and an attempt to recover from a humiliating election defeat of the old guard a year ago. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Analysts speculate on whether a US policy re-evaluation on Burma may be giving the regime second thoughts about anti-US rhetoric? |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|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. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has asked the Burmese government to help Thailand screen Rohingya migrants who have entered his country illegally.|
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,ThailandBy YEThailand’s government, following a call by the Burmese junta, has agreed to hold talks with the Karen National Union concerning their participation in Burma’s general election scheduled for 2010. A political prisoner suffered a stroke while serving his prison term in Buthitaung prison, in western Burma, according to sources close to the prison. Political activist Maung Maung Thet (20),...
| Days of Anti-US Book Numbered?|
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,ThailandThe book blasted US policy on Burma, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the CIA’s past involvement in Burma. However, some observers in Rangoon are now ...
| Thailand Requests Burmese Help in Screening Rohingyas|
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,ThailandBy LAWI WENG Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya asked the Burmese government on Sunday to help Thailand screen Rohingya migrants who have entered his ...
| Thailand asked to talk to Burma's rebellious minorities|
เดอะ เนชั่น - Thailand
By Supalak Ganjanakhundee Burma urged Thailand to help convince rebellious ethnic minorities to join seven-step roadmap toward national reconciliation, ...
| US Still Working on New Burma Policy|
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand“It is clear that we and the international community have not been very successful in Burma,” the Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organizations ...
| Looking for the Silver Lining in Burma's Upcoming Elections|
TIME - USA
But the whispered questions at teahouses across Burma were always the same: What did I, as an American who had the good fortune to vote in one of the most ...
| Three Burmese Army Deserters Brought to Dhaka for Interrogation|
Narinjara News - Dhaka,Bangladesh
Cox’sbazar: Three Burmese soldiers that were arrested by Bangladesh forces were brought to army headquarters in Dhaka for interrogation about the border ...
| Kasit asks Burma for cooperation on Rohingya|
Bangkok Post - Thailand
RANGOON : Thailand has called on the Burmese government to send its embassy staff to help screen those who could be identified as Bengali people in Thailand ...
| Rose Hill Road closed for construction|
Salina Journal - Salina,KS,USA
Rose Hill Road, from Burma to Halstead, will be closed beginning Monday for the replacement of an existing drainage ditch. No through traffic will be ...