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|Foreign tourists have been banned from attending the Naga New Year's festival this year by the Burmese military government. No reason was given for the ban.|
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| Judges at the Supreme Court in Rangoon announce they will hear Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her house arrest. |
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| Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has told Burmese junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe in Naypyidaw that he hoped to see “political stability, economic development and national reconciliation” in Burma. |
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| When the global financial crisis hit Southeast Asia last year, a reality that had once plagued this region—a spike in child labour—emerged as an obvious concern. |
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|Cambodia deported a group of 20 Muslim asylum-seekers back to China, despite protests from the US and the UN.|
Chinese banks eye operations in Burma
Two Chinese banks are gearing up to launch commercial banking operations in Burma, according to a source close ...
| Suu Kyi lawyers appeal sentence at top Burma court|
Dec 21, 2009 (AFP)–Lawyers for Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi argued an appeal against her extended house arrest sentence on Monday at the country's supreme court. - more
| Burma assures China on border and pipeline|
Dec 21, 2009 (DVB)–Escalating tensions between China and Burma earlier this year appear to have been tempered after the Burmese junta reassured Beijing over border stability and pipeline security. - more
| Migrant protest ends in violence|
December 21, 2009 (DVB)–Protests by Burmese migrant workers in western Thailand at the weekend ended in violence after security guards locked around 1500 demonstrators in a garment factory compound. - more
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| Suu Kyi’s party needs new blood, say analysts|
Dec 21, 2009 (AFP)–Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces an urgent challenge to shake up her party's ranks, analysts say, after a rare meeting with her colleagues exposed a weak and ageing leadership team. - more