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Sri Lankan civilians in a camp in Vavuniya, 21 November 2009
Sri Lanka says thousands of people held in camps since the fight against the Tamil Tigers ended will soon be free to leave.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting the Pope amid tensions over an offer to welcome some Anglicans into the Catholic fold.

The Large Hadron Collider experiment, designed to shed light on the cosmos, restarts after 14 months of repairs.

Junta Seeks to Win Hearts and Minds with FM Radio

Popular programming on local FM radio stations is helping the Burmese regime to combat the influence of shortwave radio broadcasts by exiles.

Bangkok’s Future Filled with Floods

Thailand’s capital is threatened by long-term flood inundation as rising sea waters triggered by global weather change and monsoonal rains combine.

Weekly Business Roundup (November 21, 2009)

Proposals by China to finance a railway 100 kilometers into northern Burma appear to be part of Beijing’s efforts to link its landlocked southwestern regions with the sea.

Children’s Rights Celebrated in Naypyidaw

The Burmese junta celebrates the Universal Convention on Children’s Rights, in a move that surprised many observers.

US hopes Suu Kyi’s proposal will pave way for political dialogue

The United States on Thursday said it is aware of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s proposal to the ruling junta supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe...

Burmese commanders arrive in Naypyitaw for quarterly meet

Commanders of Burma’s military commands arrived in the new jungle capital of Naypyitaw, as the ruling junta is set to commence its year-end quarterly...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Obama leaves Asia empty-handed but raises hopes

(Analysis) The United States President, Barack Obama’s has left Asia empty-handed on all the key issues facing the White House. There was little movement on t...

Burma continues to fail to eliminate forced labour: ILO

The International Labor Organization’s (ILO)’s Governing Body on Thursday said Burma’s ruling military junta has failed to implement recommendations made by...

Three year tax holiday for Burmese soccer players, coaches and clubs

Burma’s Ministry of Finance and Revenue has exempted players, coaches and clubs of the Myanmar National League (MNL), the first ever professional soccer league of the country,...
Burma to open private schools and hospitals

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Private schools and hospitals abolished under the former Ne Win regime in Burma are to reopen in an attempt to generate more revenue in the country and improve the struggling sectors. - more

An ASEAN database state?

Joseph Allchin

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Plans for a regional Southeast Asian immigration database are to be tabled in Manila next week, but questions are already being asked as to how it will accommodate ‘rogue’ states like Burma. - more

Special UN committee condemns Burma

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–A special committee of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday received a sharp rebuke from the Burmese government after passing a resolution condemning its human rights record. - more

Jailed cameraman wins top media award

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Two Burmese cameramen who filmed an acclaimed documentary on the aftermath of Burma’s cyclone Nargis have received a top media award, although it is revealed that one of them is now in prison. - more

Burmese migrants to remit half of salaries

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese nationals working abroad have been instructed by the ruling junta to send up to 50 percent of their salary home in remittances, via a state-owned bank. - more

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