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|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| Without full participation, including the almost 2,200 prisoners of conscience, and an environment that allows people and parties to engage in the range of electoral activities, the elections will not be credible. |
—Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN Human Rights Envoy to Burma
|By DR ZARNI|
|The release from house arrest of Tin Oo has failed to impress the international community or the Burmese opposition, who view it as a calculated act of regime “magnanimity.”|
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma's military junta and the government-backed state monks committee plan to introduce new rules that will further restrict the activities of monks in the country.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
| China's growing economic and political influence is forcing its Asian neighbors to seriously reassess security arrangements in the region. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| The large-scale hydroelectric dam proposed for the River Salween at Hatgyi might never be built—at least not by Thailand. |
|By BA KAUNG|
| UN Human Rights Envoy Tomás Ojea Quintana concludes his five-day visit to Burma without meeting Aung San Suu Kyi. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Cases of A/H1N1 swine flu are reported in Naypyidaw, the Burmese capital, following a similar outbreak in Rangoon earlier this month.|
|By HTET AUNG|
|If the junta fails to conduct a transparent and fair election in three key areas, the upcoming election will lack credibility in the eyes of the people and the international community.|
NLD presents Aung San Suu Kyi case to UN rights envoy
The National League for Democracy's (NLD) Central Executive Committee (CEC) told UN ...
UN migrants’ expert alarmed over Thailand’s deportation policy
The Thai government’s policy that threatens massive deportation of millions of ...
| UN expert warns of mass deportations of Burmese |
Feb 19, 2010 (DVB)-Jorge A. Bustamante, a UN expert on the human rights of migrants has expressed concern about the millions of migrants in Thailand who face deportation if they have not registered biographical data by the end of the month to governments in their nations of origin. - more
| UN envoy meets ministers but not Than Shwe|
Feb 19, 2010 (AFP)–A UN rights envoy held talks in Burma's remote capital with senior members of the military regime Friday but was not granted an audience with reclusive junta supremo Than Shwe, officials said. - more
| Charity Monk Jailed|
Feb 19, 2010 (DVB)–A Buddhist monk arrested last year at Rangoon's international airport was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment by the Rangoon western district court on Wednesday. - more