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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 WAI MOE|
|An official visit to an IT center can unmask the current ranking of family members, cronies and military generals in Than Shwe's Burma.|
|By ALEX ELLGEE|
| More and more North Korean refugees are heading to Thailand via China in the hope of being deported to South Korea. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Citizen-journalists in Burma will again join hands with the exile media by contributing information, photographs and video about the 2010 general election, as they did in the monk-led protests in 2007 and the Cyclone Nargis disaster in 2008. |
|By JIM GOMEZ|
| The Moro Islamic Liberation Front denies masterminding a jailbreak that freed 31 guerillas and criminals in the southern Philippines. |
|By APICHART WEERAWONG|
|Thailand's seizure of some 35 tons of military weapons from North Korea and arrests of five foreigners charged with illegal possession of arms may prove a blow to efforts by the United States to negotiate a halt to Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.|
(Interview) In nearly two decades of undisputed and uninterrupted rule, Burma’s military supremo Senior General Than Shwe is certainly going down in the history of Burma as one man,...... After the elimination of the Burmese team from the U 23 SEA tournament, the match between Singapore and Laos, was “fixed” Burmese coach Drago Macmax...
World leaders at the UN Conference on Climate Change were urged by media freedom groups to pressurize countries, including Burma to protect journalists covering...
Thailand will report the seizure of the North Korean aircraft carrying illegal weapons in Bangkok to the United Nations, according to a report in the Thai government..
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(Interview) In nearly two decades of undisputed and uninterrupted rule, Burma’s military supremo Senior General Than Shwe is certainly going down in the histo...
| Suu Kyi to meet with senior party colleagues|
Dec 15, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s ruling junta has granted detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi permission to hold a rare meeting with senior party members, according to a party spokesperson. - more
| Burma opium cultivation up, but yield down|
Dec 14, 2009 (DVB)–Opium cultivation in Burma has doubled since 2006, despite production of the narcotic falling, the United Nations drugs office has said. - more
| Burma handed economic bloc chair|
Dec 14, 2009 (DVB)–Burma has formally received the rotating chair of a regional seven-member technical and economic bloc from India, following an annual conference in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. - more
| Junta chief ‘used child soldiers for bodyguards’ |
Dec 14, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s junta strongman Than Shwe has surrounded himself with a special bodyguard unit that took root 15 years ago and reportedly included child soldiers, sources close to the army have said. - more
| Activists say Than Shwe’s future still uncertain|
Dec 14, 2009 (AFP)–As Burma gears up for rare elections due next year, eyes are turning to the fate of the country's ageing military strongman, Than Shwe, and a possible succession, exiled activists say. - more
| Fresh AH1N1 outbreak near China-Burma border |
Dec 14, 2009 (DVB)–Schools have closed and travel has been restricted in a Chinese town near to the Burmese border as doctors there warn of a fresh outbreak of the AH1N1 virus. - more