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| Popular programming on local FM radio stations is helping the Burmese regime to combat the influence of shortwave radio broadcasts by exiles. |
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| Thailand’s capital is threatened by long-term flood inundation as rising sea waters triggered by global weather change and monsoonal rains combine. |
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| 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. |
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|The Burmese junta celebrates the Universal Convention on Children’s Rights, in a move that surprised many observers.|
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... 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...
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(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...The International Labor Organization’s (ILO)’s Governing Body on Thursday said Burma’s ruling military junta has failed to implement recommendations made by...
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
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| 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