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|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| The great danger when states sell their assets is that they may sell them at 'fire sale' prices to their cronies. This danger is very real in Burma. |
— Sean Turnell, an economist and associate professor at Macquarie University in Australia
|By ALEX ELLGEE|
|Human Rights groups accuse authorities in Laos of mistreating Hmong refugees forcibly deported by Thailand early this month.|
|By WAI MOE AND BA KAUNG|
| Burma's ruling regime is continuing a recent wave of privatizations with the sale of 100 state-owned properties. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| The Thai government extends two-year work permits held by 1.3 million Burmese migrants whose permits are scheduled to expire. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
| The president of the human rights committee of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) says that human rights violations by the Burmese junta have caused more damaged than Cyclone Nargis. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|A Burmese Air Force fighter plane crashed Friday morning while attempting to land at Rangoon airport, killing its pilot.|
| Security concerns plague migrant workers|
Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–Burmese migrant workers are waiting with concern over the new National Verification Programme which will seek to register the millions of migrant workers currently in Thailand. - more
| Burma journal attacks ‘criminal’ homosexuality|
Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–Homosexuality can cause mental illness and encourage sexual crimes, medical “experts” have warned in a front-page article in Burmese media today. - more
| Burma praised for anti-trafficking progress|
Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–A senior UN official in Burma has congratulated the ruling junta on steps it has taken to tackle human trafficking, during a meeting yesterday of six Mekong states in Bagan. - more
| Burma junta ‘worse than cyclone Nargis’|
Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–Human rights violations by the ruling junta in Burma have caused more damage than cyclone Nargis, which struck in 2008 and left 140,000 people dead, a top Philippines senator has said. - more
Myanmar official: human traffickers under pressure
|Human Rights Source > Associated Press Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:16|
|Cooperation among the countries of the Mekong River region is putting pressure on human traffickers, a top Myanmar official has said. The Myanma Ahlin daily reported Thursday that ...|