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Charges appear related to American man who also faces charges for sneaking into Burmese democracy leader's house
Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were detained on March 17 near the North Korean-Chinese border, while reporting for US media outlet Current TV
Yousef Raza Gilani tells parliament exodus of people is largest mass displacement since country was founded in 1947
Taliban claims responsibility for attack targeting post in Spin Boldak, near Pakistani border
Media minister says government will not give in to international pressure to halt military operation
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is jailed pending trial over the visit of a man to her home, her lawyer says.
The Sri Lankan army says more than 2,000 civilians have crossed a lagoon to flee the war zone in the north-east of the country.
Indian authorities demolish the Mumbai home of one of the child stars of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Aung San Suu Kyi, her doctor, her two caretakers and an American who intruded into her lakeside compound in Rangoon will all stand trial for violating Burma’s security laws.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The British and Australian governments have joined the chorus of calls from Burmese activist groups around the world for the immediate release of the NLD leader. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|After meeting with Suu Kyi in prison, her lawyer says she is confident of being found “not guilty” of the charges against her. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|People in Burma are still trying to make sense of the charges against democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the bizarre event that led to them. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Thailand has again postponed a regional summit of Asian leaders that was twice canceled because of political unrest, the foreign minister said.|
The US embassy in Rangoon said it will continue seeking consular access to ensure that the detained American citizen, John William Yettaw, has a lawyer to represent him in the... Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Ms. Dipu Moni will arrive in Burma Thursday evening for a four day goodwill visit to promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries, according to a...
|Authorities in India’s Andaman Island have begun deporting Rohingya boatpeople, stranded in the Island as of December 2008, to Bangladesh. An immigration officer of Andaman Island said,...||Burmese authorities along the Thai-Burmese border say they have stepped-up precautionary measures to check people passing through the border for the presence of Swine Flu.|
|In a bid to give a leg up to bilateral ties between military-ruled Burma and North Korea, a sports and physical health delegation from North Korea is currently visiting Burma....||The body of Brigadier General Kaung Myat of the Burmese Army, who reportedly died during a clash with ethnic Karen rebels, will be cremated on Wednesday. The Karen National Union,...|
| Suu Kyi and US citizen charged |
May 14, 2009 (DVB)–Charges have been brought against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi relating to her contact with the US citizen who last week spent two nights in her compound, where she is being held under house arrest. - more
| Suu Kyi to face charges related to ‘swimmer’|
May 14, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been ordered to appear in court this morning to face charges related to the US citizen who broke into her compound last week. - more
| Australian company pulls out of Burma|
May 13, 2009 (DVB)–An Australian company has announced its withdrawal from Burma after evidence arose that a subsidiary was working on designs for a new airport in the country’s capital, despite Australia’s tough sanctions on Burma. - more
| US embassy still denied access to ‘swimmer’|
May 13, 2009 (DVB)–The US Embassy in Rangoon is yet to meet the man arrested last week after allegedly entering imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound, although they remain optimistic that permission will be granted. - more
| UN forced labour report condemns Burma|
May 13, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body has condemned the ongoing use of forced labour by the Burmese government whilst estimating that exploitative labour practices cost workers worldwide upwards of $US20 billion per year. - more
| Army sergeant dies under interrogation|
May 13, 2009 (DVB)–A Burmese army sergeant suspected of involvement in the theft of firearms and ammunition from a military armoury last week has reportedly died whilst undergoing interrogation. - more