President says after decades of frustration and distrust, it is time for candor, dialogue and a fresh start
Country has struggled to regain the relative stability it enjoyed after the 1975-1990 civil war
Despite some misgivings, most Arabs, from Beirut to Riyadh to Cairo, are mulling over importance of US president's Mideast visit
Security forces barred reporters from entering the square Thursday and Chinese police were out in force to prevent any commemoration of the anniversary
Euna Lee and Laura Ling, of U.S. media outlet Current TV, were arrested while working on a story near the border between North Korea and China
President Barack Obama calls for a new beginning in US relations with the Muslim world in a keynote speech in Egypt.
Chinese police ring Tiananmen Square to prevent people marking the 20th anniversary of the deadly suppression of protests.
Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room at the age of 72.
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The senior member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said that the international outcry over her trial has given the opposition “breathing space.”|
|By SEAN YOONG|
|An official of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, the country’s largest opposition group, says it’s ready to take over the leadership of the country “in the near future.”|
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma’s state-run media has resumed its war of words with the government of neighboring Thailand over Bangkok’s Burma policy. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Activists pass out more than 3,000 photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myingyan Township market and other cities. |
|By MIN LWIN|
|Increasing numbers of Burma’s political prisoners are suffering ill health, according to their families and the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|A Burmese general tells the United Wa State Army, the largest ethnic armed group, to reconsider its rejection of an instruction to serve as border guards under the junta.|
A domestic company, Zaykabar, is all set to launch a Frequency Modulated (FM) radio broadcast in Taungyi town, capital of Shan State in mid-June, a company official said. United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he would like to revisit military-ruled Burma and assist the country in the realization of former Burmese U.N. Secretary,...
Myo Khin, Chairman of Rangoon’s Yankin Township National League for Democracy party, serving a prison term in Bamo jail in upper Burma is likely to be transferred to another prison... A small group of people gathered in front of the US Embassy in Rangoon on Thursday morning, an official of the Embassy said. Drake Weisert, Assistant Public Affairs Officer of...
| US ‘will not impose solutions’ on Burma|
June 4, 2009 (DVB)–The United States has said it will not impose its own measures to solve Burma’s problems but that the military government should “promote the exchange of information” and empower its own people. - more
| Child protestors arrested outside US embassy|
June 4, 2009 (DVB) –Burmese police have arrested four children and two adults outside the US Embassy in Rangoon who were protesting for the release of a family member detained by Burmese authorities. - more
| Teenager recruited by Burmese army|
June 4, 2009 (DVB)–A teenager who went missing after being arrested last year in Burma’s central Bago division has been recruited by the army, his family said. - more
| Court accepts appeal for remaining Suu Kyi witnesses|
June 4, 2009 (DVB)–Rangoon divisional court yesterday agreed to listen to an appeal from Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers to readmit three defence witnesses disqualified last week, thereby delaying the final verdict until next week. - more
| Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to Burma’s U Thant|
June 4, 2009 (DVB)–UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday paid tribute to former Burmese UN chief U Thant on the 100-year anniversary of his birth and lamented his unrealised vision for democracy in his home country. - more