"Aung San Suu Kyi today sent a personal letter to Senior General Than Shwe, in which she expressed her willingness to cooperate with the regime in order to work together to ensure that sanctions imposed by western countries are ended for the benefit of the nation and it's people. It is also known that, since as far back as 2007, she has also made other attempts to cooperate with the regime to end sanctions."
(Internal Reporter -Saffron Mail Letter)
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| I accept that [U.S engagement with Burma], but it must be the right engagement with both sides—the junta and the opposition. |
—Aung San Suu Kyi
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The Burmese regime is to issue a new 5,000 kyat currency note on October 1, raising fears of an increase in consumer prices as more paper money goes into circulation.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| The change of US government policy to permit talks with the Burmese government while maintaining economic sanctions could be a “positive step forward,” says the human rights group that recently exposed how the regime siphons off billions of dollars from gas income. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
| The US Department of State announced that Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell would lead US policy talks with the Burmese government. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| Confusion over how much it costs and how to apply surround the national identification paper, or “passport,” for Burmese migrant workers. |
|By KO HTWE|
|The detention of a Burmese-American in Rangoon is followed by torture in Insein Prison, says Amnesty International.|
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