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| The critical role that civil society groups played providing critically needed assistance after Nargis has been done by many by maintaining a low profile. |
—Benjamin Zawacki, the Burma researcher for Amnesty International
|By SOPHENG CHEANG and LUKE HUNT|
|After claiming to feel great remorse for his part in Khmer Rouge atrocities, the defendant in Cambodia's first genocide trial makes a last-minute plea for his freedom.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| An unfolding financial crisis in the UAE's glitzy, debt-ridden emirate has alarmed investors throughout the Middle East and beyond. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Despite efforts by local and international agencies, a growing number of intravenous drug users in Burma are being infected with HIV. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| An infestation of rats caused by Cyclone Nargis is threatening to devastate rice crops in the Irrawaddy delta—in contradiction of government claims that Burma is set to produce a one million tons surplus for export. |
|By THAN HTIKE OO|
|The husbands of political prisoners in remote Burmese prisons have their own form of suffering and hardship.|
Thailand has started searching for a suitable location to build the second Thailand-Burma Friendship Bridge on the Moei River even as the Thai Deputy Commerce Minister... The lawyer of detained Burmese born American, Kyaw Zaw Lwin (alias) Nyi Nyi Aung, said he had objected to handcuffing the accused during the trial and had submitted...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) I would like to tell you the stories of two hapless and vulnerable HIV patients in Burma. The first is a female farmer hailing from Magwe Division....Political instability in Burma could lead to an increase in trafficking of illicit drugs and may result in the shifting of clandestine manufacturing facilities across the borders of...
A 15-member cultural troupe from Burma is to arrive in India’s North-eastern region on Saturday to showcase their country’s traditional art and culture,...
A group of Indian intellectuals and Burmese pro-democracy leaders in exile on Thursday held a brainstorming seminar on the possibilities of democratic transition in Burma and...
Singapore’s Swiber Holdings Ltd. has bagged its first offshore pipeline installation contract in Burma. In a press release on Thursday, Swiber said it has been awarded a US$ 77 million......
| Methamphetamine use ‘rapidly’ rising in Burma|
Nov 27, 2009 (DVB)–Figures released by the United Nations’ drugs agency show that use of methamphetamine in Burma is on the rise, and is having an increasingly detrimental effect on neighbouring countries. - more
| British MPs allege war crimes in Burma|
Nov 27, 2009 (DVB)–A group of high profile MPs in Britain have submitted a parliamentary petition calling for the United Nations to investigate possible crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma. - more
| Obama saddles up to ‘rogue states’ |
| Teenage girl’s death sparks media frenzy|
Nov 27, 2009 (DVB)–The death of a 15-year-old girl from a misdiagnosis has sparked a plethora of revelations about Burma’s healthcare system, with doctors admitting that they often assess patients in less than a minute. - more