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Mahinda Rajapaksa
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is declared winner of Sri Lanka's presidential poll, but the outcome is rejected by his challenger.

Goldsmith admits Iraq legal shift
The UK's former attorney general admits he changed his mind over his advice to ministers on the legality of the Iraq invasion.

'Worst year' for airlines in 2009
The year 2009 saw the biggest decline in air passenger traffic in the post-war era, says airline industry body Iata.

Burmese Tycoon Takes Over Fuel Imports and Sales

Burmese business tycoon Tay Za, a close associate of the junta generals, has reportedly co-founded an association to control the importation and sale of gasoline and diesel fuel.

Junta Restarts Border Guard Talks

The junta's top border guard force negotiator is to meet the KIA at the end of January.

Imprisoned Comedian Turns 49

Popular Burmese comedian Zarganar spends his second consecutive birthday behind bars.

Burmese Soldiers Still Recruit Underage Youth

Underage youth are being conscripted by Burmese soldiers despite the government's agreement with the UN that such practices would stop.

UN Special Rapporteur to Visit Burma

The UN's human rights representative has asked to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic cease-fire leaders during a seven-day visit in February.
Detained US Citizen's Trial Postponed
A Burmese court has postponed the trial of US Citizen Nyi Nyi Aung to Feb. 10.

U.S. wants Burma to reach out to ethnic communities
The United States on Tuesday said it would like to see Burma opening up its political process ..
Secretary of Mongla-based ceasefire group assassinated
The Secretary of the Mongla-based ceasefire group National Democratic Alliance ...
MNA stops providing Suu Kyi pictures
The State-run Myanmar News Agency (MNA) as of January has stopped providing photographs ...
Villages burnt, Karen villagers hide in jungles
Villagers are being killed and houses being burnt to the ground in Karen state by the Burmese ...
Myanmar junta blames ethnic rebels for blasts
National Source > AFP Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:26
Myanmar's state media on Wednesday blamed ethnic separatists for two explosions in a town in the heart of the military-ruled country. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper, a junta mouthpiece ...

Two explosions slightly damage buildings in Kyaukkyi, Myanmar
Crimes Source > People's Daily Online Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:24
Two series of explosions occurred in Kyaukkyi, Myanmar's Bago division, Tuesday morning without casualties but slightly damaged some buildings, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar ..

Burma is a Mere Pawn of China
News Analysis Source > Sydney Prabhu/Wall Street Journal Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:14
The Burmese arms buildup is not the dream child of a megalomaniac or errant general. It is a carefully orchestrated move by the Chinese to have an offensive front against India ...

Burmese Buddhist monks share plight with Tibetan exiles
Regional Source > Oneindia Wednesday, 27 January 2010 20:05
An 18-member Burmese monks' delegation, which arrived here on a three-day visit, shared their plight with Tibetan exiles here on Tuesday...

Burmese court delays verdict for detained US man: lawyer
Human Rights Source > AFP Wednesday, 27 January 2010 19:57
A Burmese court delayed a verdict Wednesday in the case of a US citizen detained in the military-ruled country, whose release has been called for by more than 50 US lawmakers, his lawyer said...

Opium abuse ‘devastating’ Shan communities

Jan 26, 2010 (DVB)–Palaung communities in northeastern Burma are being “devastated” by opium addiction, with mothers and wives forced to carry the weight of growing abuse among men, a report says. - more

Burmese junta to privatise gas stations

Jan 26, 2010 (DVB)–More than 250 petrol stations across Burma are to be sold to private companies in a scheme being overseen by a close ally of the ruling junta chief, a senior government official announced. - more

Whistleblower moved to Bago prison

Jan 26, 2010 (DVB)–The former Burmese army official sentenced to death this month for leaking state secrets has been moved from Rangoon’s Insein prison, as his family prepares to appeal his sentence. - more

Mekong tiger population at 'crisis point'

Jan 26, 2010 (AFP)–Governments must act decisively to prevent the extinction of tigers in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region, where numbers have plunged more than 70 percent in 12 years, the WWF said Tuesday. - more

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