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|By DR ZARNI|
|It's high time to recognize the sacrifice of Burma's soldier dissidents, whose plight is largely ignored by the advocates of democracy.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Thousands of new refugees are expected to seek shelter in Thailand when the DKBA becomes a border guard force under the Burmese junta, say aid workers.|
|By BA KAUNG|
| Burmese-American citizen Nyi Nyi Aung has been on hunger strike in Insein Prison for four days. |
|By WAI MOE|
| Burmese army officers are participating in a UN-backed five-day training course this week on preventing the recruitment of child soldiers. |
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
| Four ambassadors from Europe and Japan discuss the monarchy and political system of their respective countries in a discussion at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. |
|By PAT ROQUE|
|Gunmen loyal to a powerful clan accused in the Philippines' worst political massacre clashed with police in the first reported violence since martial law was imposed in the southern region.|
The Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that the training course conducted by the Burmese military junta to prevent recruitment of children into the military is... It was an evening of cultural integration, an evening of colours when the divine Assamese culture was showcased along with the lively and invigorating tradition of...
| Senior UN official pledges Burma support|
Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–The UN’s assistant secretary-general yesterday expressed a “strong commitment” to helping Burma reach the Millennium Development Goals during talks with the Burmese junta. - more
| Wa army may install SPDC official|
Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s largest ceasefire group will not bow to government pressure and transform into a border guard force, but may install a Burmese army official within its senior rank. - more
| Detained US citizen on hunger strike|
Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese-born US citizen currently detained in a Rangoon prison on charges of fraud is staging a hunger strike, his aunt has said. - more
| Thieves steal $400,000 worth of gold|
Dec 7, 2009 (DVB)–Police in central Burma are investigating a jewelry shop robbery in which thieves made off with a horde of gold bracelets and diamond rings, a source close to the shop owners said. - more
| Stiglitz and the Master of Puppets|
| Monk given two-year sentence|
Dec 7, 2009 (DVB)–A monk who appeared at the Rangoon courtroom on the day Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced in August has been imprisoned for two years, family sources said. - more