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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa dissolves parliament, paving the way for national elections, his spokesman says.

Toyota in global recall of Prius
Toyota recalls 436,000 hybrid cars, including the flagship Prius, in a new setback over brake problems.

India defers first GM food crop
India defers the cultivation of what would have been its first genetically modified vegetable crop because of safety concerns.

We want a free, fair and an inclusive election [in Burma]. We should give everybody a chance, including Aung San Suu Kyi.
— Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman

The Case for China's Intervention in Burma

There are now more reasons than ever for China to press Naypyidaw for genuine reconciliation in Burma.


Celebrating Shan National Day

Ethnic Shan villagers celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Shan National Day with soldiers from the rebel Shan State Army–South at their headquarters on the Thai-Burmese border.

Authorities Threaten Violence at Rangoon Strike

Authorities block roads to Factory Zone 3 and order striking textile workers to disperse

End of February Deadline for BGF

The junta's chief negotiator urges main cease-fire groups to accept the border guard force plan by the end of the month

Eggs Withdrawn at Markets after Flu Outbreak

Authorities have banned the sale of eggs in markets in Rangoon after the discovery of the A/H1N1 virus at a chicken farm.

Returning Karen Refugees Fear Landmines

Recently deported families returned to Thailand expressing fear of landmines.
Burmese Navy Participates in Asia-Pacific War Games
Burma's navy works alongside a patrol boat from the Australian navy during a four-day naval war game exercise hosted by India.

Workers strike spreads in industrial zone in Rangoon: Riot Police deployed
demo-ygnsAbout 2,000 workers from three factories in the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone continued ...
Boat capsizes, two bodies recovered
A motor schooner carrying 23 people capsized on the 5th of this month while traveling ...
Internet cafes ordered to keep tabs on users
In a renewed attempt at putting internet users on the leash, internet cafe owners ...
Wa leader again refuses to meet MAS Chief
The United Wa State Party (UWSP) Chairman Bao Yuxiang has again refused to meet with ...
Malaysia calls for Suu Kyi’s release ahead of polls

Feb 9, 2010 (AFP)–Malaysia Tuesday called on military-run Burma to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of national elections it expects to be held around October. - more

Shan leader ‘losing hair and weight’

Feb 9, 2010 (DVB)–A senior member of the Shan political party that came second in the 1990 Burma elections is reportedly in declining health, five years into a 79-year prison sentence. - more

Australia in joint navy exercises with Burma

Feb 9, 2010 (DVB)–Australia’s announcement yesterday that it will carry out joint military exercises with the Burmese navy has been met with condemnation by Australian activists. - more

Sweeping privatisation in Burma continues

Feb 9, 2010 (DVB)–Three major Rangoon shipping ports handling 90 percent of Burma’s imports and exports are to be privatised, the latest in a major overhaul of Burmese industry, the ruling junta has announced. - more

Burma’s double-edged sword

Francis Wade

Feb 9, 2010 (DVB)–Kyaw Min Htun’s is a story too often seen, but not told: the boy was plied with alcohol by troops in the small town of Taungdwingyi in central Burma last month, before being abducted and taken to a nearby army base. - more

Burma revels in Kim Jong Il

Feb 9, 2010 (DVB)–The many faces of bilateral diplomacy were on show last week as the Burmese junta lauded Kim Jong Il at a film screening to mark the ‘Dear Leader’ of North Korea’s birthday. - more

Karen refugees threatened on media contact

Feb 8, 2010 (DVB)–The Thai army has reportedly told Karen refugees at the centre of a dispute over their forced repatriation to Burma not to speak to media, otherwise they may face arrest. - more

Australia to increase Burma aid

Feb 8, 2010 (DVB)–Australia will increase aid to Burma by 40 percent over the next three years, despite maintaining sanctions on the pariah Southeast Asian state, the Australian foreign minister announced yesterday. - more

Exiled media ‘should be charged with libel’

Feb 8, 2010 (DVB)–Burmese exiled media should be sued for broadcasting a “skyful of lies” in relation to forced recruitment of child soldiers by the ruling junta, state-run media said on Saturday. - more

Anti-malarial tolerance rising in Burma

Feb 8, 2010 (DVB)–Resistance to what is hailed the most effective drug for malaria prevention is rising in Burma, the World Health Organisation has warned. - more

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