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| We hope that this mission [Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz's upcoming visit to Burma] will be able to open up a new space in economic decision-making and policy formulations.|
—Noeleen Heyzer, the under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
|By ARKAR MOE|
|US Magazine Foreign Policy places Suu Kyi in its 2009 list of top global thinkers.|
|The recent rise in the value of the Burmese kyat against the US dollar is giving not only currency traders cause for thought—financial experts and market observers are also looking into the likely reason for the kyat's newly won strength.|
|By WAI MOE|
| The number of HIV/AIDS cases has fallen in Burma, but the need for more assistance to fight the disease is still urgent, say experts. |
|By AUNG THET WINE|
| The controversial death of a teenage girl in a Rangoon medical clinic following an operation will be investigated by the Myanmar Medical Council. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| Many teachers in Mon State have not been paid since June due to delays and cutbacks by international donors. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| Ninety-five Burmese migrants––who were trafficked into Thailand from Burma by gangs––are rescued by Thai authorities and human rights campaigners after raids in southern Thailand. |
|By JIM GOMEZ|
|Philippine prosecutors charged the heir of a powerful clan with murder in the massacre of 57 people.|
The Mae Tao clinic, which offers free medical service in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border to all Burmese people, needs emergency funding, Dr. Cynthia Maung... The Sri Lankan Navy has rescued 12 Burmese fishermen from two fishing boats adrift in deep sea of Sri Lanka’s eastern coast. A Sri Lankan Naval Headquarter official in Colombo,......
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(Editorial) The 'Union Solidarity and Development Association' (USDA), the Burmese military junta's strategically set up pillar of strength to help cling to pow...Confusion over Nationality Verification legislation for Burmese migrant workers is sewing fear in business owners of a potential shortage in labor. Jeerasak Sukhonthachart,...
Indonesian embassy officials in Rangoon on Monday said that they are negotiating with Burmese authorities regarding detained Indonesian fishermen, who along with Chinese,...
| Nobel prize-winning economist to visit Burma|
Dec 1, 2009 (DVB)–Renowned American economist, Joseph Stiglitz, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001, is due to visit Burma in December to advise the military government on poverty reduction. - more
| AIDS stems from ‘socially unacceptable behaviour’|
Dec 1, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese government marked World AIDS Day today with an article in state-run media linking the disease to “socially unacceptable behavior”, despite warning against stigmatizing AIDS sufferers. - more
| Burmese lawyers test the water at the ICC|
Dec 1, 2009 (DVB)–Action could be taken on the Burmese junta at the International Criminal Court if a signatory to the Rome Statute is known to be cooperating with the ruling generals, the ICC prosecution chief has said. - more
| NLD proclaims 'positive' Than Shwe speech|
Nov 30, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s ruling general last week made a “positive contribution” towards future peace in the country during a speech that touched on elections next year, an opposition party spokesperson said. - more
| Singapore firm sign Burma gas deal|
Nov 30, 2009 (AFP)–A Singaporean marine engineering company has signed a multimillion dollar contract with a Burmese firm, and will lay gas pipelines off the shores of the military-ruled nation next year. - more
| EU pushes for Burmese refugee work rights|
Nov 30, 2009 (DVB)–The European Union is seeking to allow Burmese refugees currently confined to camps along the Thailand-Burma border to work legally in Thailand. - more
| EU envoy sees progress in Burma|
Nov 30, 2009 (AFP)-Opportunities are emerging for a breakthrough in the political stalemate in military-ruled Burma, including the possibility of talks with the junta, and they must not be missed, an EU envoy said Friday. - more
| Police dismiss rape of three girls |
Nov 30, 2009 (DVB)–Police in Burma’s former capital have refused to investigate the rape of three sisters, one aged five, by a known paedophile due to their mother’s inability to pay costs demanded by the police. - more
| Burmese VJs risking lives for freedom|
Khin Maung Win