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|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| We are not unendingly patient [to Burmese regime]. We will need to see some clear steps in due course. |
— Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma's main opposition party continues its push to revitalize itself ahead of this year's election, but remains silent on whether it will take part in the vote.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Burmese lawyers and observers claim a new anti-terrorism law will be used to stifle opposition to military rule. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| The governor of Tak Province warns Burmese humanitarian workers in Mae Sot that if they become involved in Burmese political affairs they could be deported. |
|By ALEX ELGEE|
| Almost 80 refugees stage a sit-down protest outside the UN office in Nu Po camp calling for speedier action in resettlement cases. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The 100th anniversary of the birth of the popular Burmese journalist and writer Ludu U Hla (1910-1982) was celebrated in Myataung Monastery in Mandalay and in Mae Sot, Thailand, on Tuesday.|
Ludu U Hla’s birth centenary observed in Mandalay The birth centenary celebrations and a paper reading session in honour of late people’s ...
Journals in Burma forced to publish pro–junta articles With the number of migrants registering for passports still ...
Despite high turnout, most visitors to Yangon Expo 2010, an annual trade fair in Burma’s former capital, bought only low-priced products, ...
(Interview) In 1989 he was sentenced to prison, without any proof of having committed a crime. He was released almost 20 years later, ...
| ILO extends forced labour ‘understanding’ |
Jan 20, 2010 (DVB)–The International Labour Organisation has agreed the extension of a ‘supplementary understanding’ with the Burmese government regarding illegal use of forced labour in the country. - more
| Election ‘preparation’ barred from media|
Jan 20, 2010 (DVB)–Burmese media has been banned from publishing material covering political groups’ preparations for the elections this year, while news of the elections themselves is allowed. - more
| India urges Burma to hunt for rebels|
Jan 20, 2010 (DVB)–India’s ongoing problem with its Northeastern rebels will likely dominate talks between the Burmese junta and India’s home secretary, who is currently in Naypyidaw. - more
| US citizen reportedly in solitary confinement |
Jan 20, 2010 (DVB)–The Burmese-born US citizen detained in a Rangoon prison has been placed in solitary confinement, along with two other inmates, prison sources say. - more
| US ‘needs clear steps’ on Burma reform|
Jan 20, 2010 (DVB)–The US yesterday signaled a growing impatience with the Burmese regime after complaining that it had received a “mixed bag” of results following its decision to engage with the pariah state. - more
| Punk's not dead in military-ruled Burma|
Jan 20, 2010 (AFP)–The singer smashes his guitar to pieces on the stage as thousands of spiky-haired punk fans cheer loudly - a rare display of countercultural exuberance in military-ruled Burma. - more