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|By AUNG THET WINE|
|Many who were too young to vote in Burma's last election say they won't vote next year if none of the participating parties represent public interests.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| The US ambassador for global women’s issues says that Burma's military junta must be held accountable for human rights abuses against the country's women. |
|By JANE FUGAL|
| Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, making his first public comments since being hospitalized, marked his 82nd birthday with a call for peace and stability. |
|By PAT ROQUE|
| Philippine military took the patriarch of a powerful clan and three other members of his family into custody as the main suspects in the country's worst political violence. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| Government leaders of several European countries are planning to meet Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein at a UN-sponsored climate change summit in Denmark. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma's senior general ignores political concerns and instead enthuses about the country's 'booming' economy at a recent meeting in Naypyidaw.|
(Commentary) The choice of political and economic system can spell either a state’s rise or demise. However, previous miscues do not preclude a country from altering course... (Book review) Some dozen years ago I found myself sharing in the daily labors of the residents of a sea-swept monastery in the southern Burmese coastal town of Kyaikkami. One...
The US Embassy in Rangoon on Friday remained tight lipped and refused to provide information on the alleged deportation of an American teacher last weekend by...
Teashops, restaurants and beauty parlours in Rangoon have started removing television sets from their shops as the Video Association has ordered that those using TV in the shops...
| EU to begin political dialogue with Burma |
Dec 4, 2009 (AFP)–The European Union will begin "sustained political dialogue" with Burma following the thawing of relations between the junta-led nation and the US, the regional bloc's ambassador said Thursday. - more
| Indian rebels admit to Burmese hideouts|
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Members of the banned Indian separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Assam, have alleged that they hold strategic bases across the border in Burmese territory. - more
| Court agrees to hear Suu Kyi appeal|
Dec 4, 2009 (AFP)–Military-ruled Burma's supreme court has agreed to hear an appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said Friday. - more
| Imprisoned foreign fishermen lacking food|
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Nearly 130 men on board foreign fishing boats who were captured and detained in Rangoon’s Insein prison last month are lacking food and basic amenities, sources close to prison inmates said. - more
| Maligned UN envoy to Burma reassigned |
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, has been assigned head of the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, following criticism of his former posting. - more
| Detained cyclone aid workers released |
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Seventeen cyclone relief workers and journalists associated with a Burmese aid organization who were arrested in October have been released from a Rangoon interrogation centre, their families said. - more
| Burmese junta 'spies' could face execution|
Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Three men who allegedly leaked information on Burma’s secret tunnel project appeared in a Rangoon court yesterday on charges of espionage, which could be punishable by death. - more