The UK foreign secretary demands the release of local British embassy staff held in Tehran over post-election unrest.
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|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The Burmese junta’s No 3, Gen Thura Shwe Mann, made a secret, seven day visit to North Korea last November, apparently with a shopping list for arms and sophisticated weapons systems.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Gambari is visiting Naypryidaw to prepare for a possible visit by Ban Ki-moon in early July.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The Irrawaddy recently spoke with Thakhin Chan Tun, Burma’s former ambassador to North Korea, about recent developments in relations between the two pariah states. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|There appears to be little likelihood that the visiting UN envoy will meet with either Burma’s democratic opposition leader or the head of the ruling regime. |
|By KWANG-TAE KIM|
|The United States will not use force to inspect a North Korean ship suspected of carrying banned goods, an American official was quoted as saying. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|A secretive Russian mining operation in northern Shan State is accused of land theft, forced relocation and water pollution.|
With instances of artistes seeking asylum in host countries going up, the Myanmar Music Association (MMA) has introduced a new regulation for singers and musicians, who go abroad to perform.... United Nations Special envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Friday arrived in Burma’s former capital city of Rangoon and has reportedly headed for Naypyitaw, the new capital, to meet...
| ‘Lawyers of the government’ steering Suu Kyi trial|
June 26, 2009 (DVB)–A witness disqualified from testifying in the defense of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday following his appeal that it was not “ordinary lawyers” making key decisions in the trial but government cronies. - more
| UN envoy Gambari arrives in Burma |
June 26, 2009 (DVB)–The UN Special Envoy to Burma arrived in Rangoon this morning for what is widely believed to be a prelude to the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, whose trip is penciled in for early July. - more
| Thai education reform to benefit Burmese migrants |
June 26, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese migrants and refugees living on the periphery of Thai society could benefit from the Thai government’s new plans to strengthen its education policy for migrant and stateless children in the country. - more