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|By PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGPUN|
|The Muslim insurgency in Thailand's south has taken a toll on relations with neighboring Malaysia, but now both countries are striving to repair their ties.|
|By BA KAUNG|
|Burma's prison health care system offers what is arguably the worse medical care in the world.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| A Burmese court has postponed the case against Nyi Nyi Aung, the detained Burmese-born American Citizen, to Jan.1 |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| The DKBA is still stalling on officially accepting the junta's border guard force plan, and some observers believe there is dissent its the ranks. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
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|By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR|
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Burma frees over hundred foreign fishermen
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| Burma releases four Taiwan fishermen|
Dec 29, 2009 (AFP)– Burma has freed four Taiwanese fishermen held in detention for over a month for alleged illegal fishing, a Taipei official said Monday, after a fine was paid to secure their release. - more
| Thai-Burma border radio to launch|
Dec 29, 2009 (DVB)–A daily one-hour radio programme will be aired by a local youth network on the Thai-Burma border, to educate and promote awareness on child rights, the group said. - more
| Confronting the absence of law|
Dec 28, 2009 (DVB)–Few countries’ legal systems are as corrupt and opaque as Burma’s. We spoke to Scott Leckie, director of Displacement Solutions, about their new book on housing, land and property rights (HLP) in Burma. - more
| Gov reshuffle a ‘diplomatic offensive’|
Dec 28, 2009 (DVB)–Around 30 high-ranking Burmese embassy officials have been reshuffled in what could be a diplomatic offensive prior to 2010 elections, said a former military intelligence officer. - more
| Unusual army deployment raises eyebrows |
Dec 28, 2009 (DVB)–The deployment of Burmese troops to an area near to Burma’s border with China has raised suspicions of mistrust of a recently formed border guard force in the region. - more