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|By WAI MOE|
|With the deadline for a Burmese junta apology to monks set for Saturday, extra security forces appear on Rangoon streets.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Burmese traders are under increasing pressure from the military government to keep their prices stable following Friday’s introduction of the 5,000 kyat (US $5) banknote. |
|By LWIN KO|
| The UMEHL, a military-owned conglomerate, is unhappy that it has been permitted to import fewer cars than Tay Za, a close associate of Burma’s top generals. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| A Burmese court has turned down Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her most recent sentence to house arrest. |
|By PAT BROWN|
|Monks and nuns were at the forefront of the September 2007 “Saffron Revolution” in Burma.|
A group of Burma’s ethnic political organizations in exile – the Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) - has urged US Senator James Webb not to condemn the junta’s 2010 election before... The US embassy in Rangoon has got in touch with lawyers to defend its detained citizen, Aung Kyaw Zaw, arrested on arrival in the former Burmese capital’s international...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Analysis) The United States is seeking to more actively engage with Burma’s military rulers, but made it clear they will not repeal sanctions unless the regi...The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Tripartite Core Group will raise US$ 103 million for Post-Nargis Humanitarian Activities, even as it has established an “ASEAN Cooperation... Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer on Friday said the Rangoon division court’s decision to reject the appeal against her sentence is “legally flawed” as...