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Google HQ in Beijing
China rejects Hillary Clinton's criticism of its internet controls, saying it could harm relations between the two countries.

Freed Haiti criminals 'loot slum'
A police chief in a Haiti slum appeals for help to tackle criminals who escaped when the earthquake wrecked the main jail.
Bank stocks drop on Obama plans
Banking shares drop following President Barack Obama's plans to curb the activities of big US banks.
Thai migrant worker policy tough on Burmese
Radio Australia
I think most migrants see this as an opportunity for the Burmese government to regularise them, get them in the paper work and then somehow tax them. ...

Gonna have a surreal good time together
Metro.us (blog)
Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller hosts his first surrealist game night this weekend. At least, his first public one. “I got turned onto surrealism as ...

Renewal, book effort make use of openings
The Militant
One, a worker originally from Burma, said he wanted to talk more about the Militant and Malcolm X. So far three Black workers on the kill floor have ...

Color of Water Godspeed, Secretary Remonde!
Cebu Daily News
In April 2009, former Press Secretary Noel Cabrera died of an illness while serving as Philippine Ambassador to Yangon, capital of Burma. ...

US freedoms and Cuba
The Cubans, helpfully, issue visas on a loose slip of paper, so no stamp is placed in your passport. The bans on US citizens or residents traveling to Cuba ...

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

Expelled Hmong Imprisoned in Laos

Human Rights groups accuse authorities in Laos of mistreating Hmong refugees forcibly deported by Thailand early this month.

Junta Puts More State-owned Properties up for Sale

Burma's ruling regime is continuing a recent wave of privatizations with the sale of 100 state-owned properties.

Thailand Extends Migrant Worker Permits

The Thai government extends two-year work permits held by 1.3 million Burmese migrants whose permits are scheduled to expire.

Junta 'Worse' than Nargis

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.

Air Force Jet Crashes near Rangoon Airport

A Burmese Air Force fighter plane crashed Friday morning while attempting to land at Rangoon airport, killing its pilot.

Win Tin returns to Rangoon
wintin-trip-mandalay1ssVeteran journalist Win Tin, a central executive committee member of the National League ...
Businesses accuse Htoo Trading of unfair monopolization
cdma-phone1sMobile phone dealers are accusing Htoo Trading of monopolizing the market for ...
Rights group concerned over Thai policy on refugees, migrants
Deteriorating human rights records is in evidence in Thailand given the country’s ...
U.S. policy grants China greater influence in Burma
The inconsistent foreign policy of the United States towards Asian countries has gifted ...
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 ...
ILO Renews Watchdog Pact with Burma
National Source > THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:14
Burma's military government has renewed for a year an agreement allowing the UN to monitor complaints of forced labor, the state-controlled press reported Wednesday...

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