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|A dose of skepticism is advised in reacting to the Burmese Prime Minister’s remarks on Aung San Suu Kyi and her national reconciliation role.|
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma was once a nation of avid readers, but these days, fewer and fewer young people show any interest in serious writing.|
|By WAI MOE|
| The Burmese premier’s comment that Aung San Suu Kyi has a role to play in Burmese politics could be intended for US ears, an NLD leader says. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Thai security forces raided the homes and offices of KNU and KNLA leaders in Mae Sot in Tak Province early on Tuesday morning. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s comparison of Thaksin Shinawatra and Aung San Suu Kyi raises the ire of Burmese. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|Religious freedom is suppressed in Burma, while the military government actively promotes Theravada Buddhism, says a new US report.|
Two months after clashes between the Kokang ceasefire group and the Burmese Army, 12 bombs exploded on October 24 evening in the Kokang capital Laogai, which was captured by......
A Sino-Burmese border-based observer has rejected rumors that one of Burma’s strongest non-state armed groups – United Wa State Army (UWSA) – has agreed to transform its...
The United States State Department has once again produced a report critical of the right to religious freedom inside military ruled Burma. Monday’s release of the Bureau of Democracy,......
| 25 percent of Shan families forcibly relocated|
Oct 27, 2009 (DVB)–More than a quarter of families in Burma’s northeastern Shan state were forcibly relocated in the past year, while nine percent of families had at least one member injured by a landmine, a US health academic said. - more
| Sweden scrutinizes US policy to Burma|
Oct 27, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese activists and aid workers took center stage at the Swedish parliament yesterday for a discussion forum aimed scrutinising US policy to Burma. - more
| US accuses junta of abusing religious freedom|
Oct 27, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s military government “frequently” abuses the right to religious freedom for the country’s myriad ethnic and religious groups, an annual US government report states. - more
| DKBA troops dig for gold in Karen territory|
Oct 27, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 troops from a pro-junta Karen militia have entered territory controlled by the opposition Karen National Union in eastern Burma, allegedly to mine for gold. - more
| Photos released of murdered Japanese journalist|
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