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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

Detention of Suu Kyi Illegal: UN

A UN body declares Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest in violation of international and domestic Burma laws.

Malaysia Ruling Party to Choose Leaders

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.

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.
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand

Thailand to persuade Karen rebels to contest 2010 election

Thailand’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.

Political prisoner suffers stroke

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),...

Sit-in protest for freedom of political prisoners

Nearly a hundred Burmese activists and Indian supporters on Monday staged a sit-in protest in New Delhi in demand of the release of political prisoners in Burma, including detained opposition...

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.
NI Nearly a year after Cyclone Nargis caused catastrophic destruction in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta, the road to recovery remains as bumpy as ever, ...
Days of Anti-US Book Numbered?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
The 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,Thailand
By 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
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 ...

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