|By WAI MOE|
|The diarrhea epidemic that has plagued Rangoon’s North Okkalapa Township recently has not abated, raising concerns about an outbreak of cholera.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Britain’s ambassador to Burma urged continued humanitarian aid to the country while stressing the importance of releasing political prisoners as the key to real progress.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
|Burma’s army and nine other armed groups are still recruiting child soldiers, according to a new report released by the United Nations.|
|By WAI MOE|
|A war of words has escalated between INGOs in Burma and the researchers of a cyclone relief report.|
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Two members of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy have been arrested after praying for the release of their detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners at a pagoda in Twantay, Rangoon.|
|By SOPHENG CHEANG / AP WRITER|
|The man accused of running the Tuol Sleng prison for the Khmer Rouge said the regime’s leader lied when he denied knowledge of the notorious torture center.|
|By JOCELYN GECKER / AP WRITER|
|A special session of Parliament aimed at resolving Thailand’s political crisis degenerated into partisan bickering, with both sides blaming the other for the country’s troubles.|
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Vehicles Requisitioned for Border Fence
Maungdaw: Many vehicles, including lorries and trucks, on the western border have been requisitioned by the Burmese army to transport stone and gravel for construction of fences along the border with Bangladesh, said one car owner.full story
| Human rights group slams UN report on child soldiers|
Apr 23, 2009 (DVB)–A leading human rights watchdog has criticised a United Nations report for focusing too much attention on releases of child soldiers by the Burmese army whilst ignoring the fact that they continue to be recruited. - more
| Family of forced labour victims receive legal threats |
Apr 23, 2009 (DVB)–The family of two brothers who died during a forced labour incident are being threatened with legal action by village authorities after they complained about the incident to an international monitoring body. - more
| Ground control: militarization and the theft of Burma’s land|
| Army using civilians as minesweepers|
Apr 22, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese army has been using civilians to act as minesweepers, forcing them to walk in front of bulldozers and troop patrols in order that neither army equipment nor personnel is damaged, claims a report. - more
A fire broke out gutting a factory on Thursday in Rangoon’s suburban Township of South Dagon, fire department officials said. The fire started at about 11:45 a.m. (local time) at... A fresh outbreak of Diarrhea has reportedly killed four people in Rangoon’s Thaketa Township and led to 60 people being hospitalized in suburban North Okklapa this month, local residents said....
In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, a new satellite town is being built beside the Myaungmya-Latputta Highway, about three miles away from Latputta. Currently, the real estate business is on...
A Karen National Liberation Army soldier was injured in a land mine explosion this afternoon as his unit made its way through dense jungle. The pitched battle for the base...
Authorities have shut down at least five cement factories located in Burma’s second largest city of Mandalay for failing to comply with an order to move issued two years ago....
The Burmese military junta-backed civilian organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) in Chin state, has completed its list of members, who will contest in the ensuing...