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|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Seven hundred Karen villagers flee to Thailand after armed clashes between Karen troops and a Karen breakaway army and Burmese troops.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Burma’s state-run media has broken its silence over the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, blaming renovation work.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|Thailand’s state overseas oil and gas developer PTTEP wants to delay the start of production at its big gas concession in Burma’s Gulf of Martaban. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|For the second time in a week, an accident has occurred at a Buddhist temple in Burma. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Fourteen churches launch a campaign to protect the environment in Burma's Kachin State. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Activists call for more pressure on Burma from non-government groups, world leaders and the UN Security Council. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The UN secretary-general has paid tribute to the achievements of his predecessor, Burma’s U Thant, on the centenary of his birth.|
Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy fighting is likely on Saturday, a Karen officer said. The military government has accused officials of the US and British embassies in Rangoon of allegedly dropping into the office of the Opposition party – the National League for Democracy...
Several hundred ethnic Karen have crossed into Thailand as fears of fresh fighting between the Burmese Army and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) echo along the border. The Rangoon Divisional Court on Friday heard arguments from lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi urging the Court to reinstate three defense witnesses previously ruled inadmissible, fixing a date of...
| Karen villagers flee rumoured Burmese offensive |
June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 villagers from Burma’s eastern Karen state have fled to the Thai border to avoid forced recruitment into the Burmese army following rumours of an offensive against the Karen National Union. - more
| Burma donates to Sri Lanka’s displaced|
June 5, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese junta has donated US$50,000 to the Sri Lankan government in humanitarian aid for the thousands displaced by the recent conflict between the rebel Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan army. - more
| State newspaper underreports pagoda deaths|
June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burma's leading state-run newspaper has allegedly underreported the death toll from a collapsed pagoda, whilst authorities have threatened those who pass information on the incident to news agencies. - more