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|By ALEX ELLGEE|
|Many Burmese migrant workers in Thailand are put off applying for short-term passports because of the costs and corruption.|
There's none so fair that can compare…
|By WAI MOE AND KO HTWE|
| Suu Kyi’s lawyer says she is keenly monitoring the upcoming visit of Kurt Campbell and his delegation. |
|By WAI MOE|
| About a dozen people, including journalists and Nargis Cyclone volunteer relief workers, have been arrested by Burmese authorities in the past several weeks. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Leaders of the United Wa State Army have told Burmese government negotiators that regime troops must withdraw from Wa territory before discussions can proceed about the formation of a border guard force. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|At least 75,000 people in eastern Burma were forcibly relocated in the past year, according to the main humanitarian group at the Thai-Burmese border.|
Even as detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues with her fact-finding mission on the consequences of western sanctions, she is also observing the process of... Two Nobel Peace Laureates, Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, on Thursday reiterated their call for the immediate release of fellow Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) On May 10, 2008 the military junta ruling Burma held a constitutional referendum to approve a new constitution. Perhaps the results of the referend...A smug Burmese delegation, led by Prime Minister and General Thein Sein, are back home after attending the 15th annual ASEAN summit in Thailand, where they successfully...
The ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) has reissued party disciplinary regulations, circulated six years ago, since activities of some party members have not been in keeping with...
Severe human rights violations and internal instability stares military-ruled Burma in the face, as the regime prepares to construct a dual gas and petroleum pipeline across the country...
A number of members of a Cyclone Nargis volunteer group, ‘Lin Let Kye’, including freelance journalist Pai Soe Oo were arrested from Dagon Seikkan, Rangoon Division yesterday...
| Japan ‘should protect’ Burmese Rohingya |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–The Japanese government’s lack of protection for Burmese Rohingya seeking asylum in Japan is sending the wrong message to the Burmese regime, human rights organisations have warned Tokyo. - more
| What lies beneath|
| China denounced by anti-pipeline protesters |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Protesters yesterday expressed “grave concern” about China’s multi-billion dollar gas and oil pipeline project in Burma that they claim poses serious risks both to Burmese citizens and regional security. - more
| Torture used on ‘ordinary criminals’ in Burma |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Victims of state-sanctioned torture in Burma range from the elderly to teenage girls who lack any sort of institutional measures to tackle the problem, an investigation has found. - more