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Oscar Hope High for 'Burma VJ'

“Burma VJ” is a top contender for an Oscar for best feature-documentary at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards show to be broadcast worldwide on Sunday night in the United States.

Still Not Free

Tin Oo, 83, the vice-chairman of the NLD who was recently released from almost seven years under house arrest, spoke about his mental anguish while in detention and his vision of a future for his country and his party.

Would-be Cameroon Footballers in Rangoon Court

Two citizens of the West African republic of Cameroon have been charged in a Rangoon court with forging US dollars.

Drugs Seized, Smuggler Killed in Clash with Thai Army

Thai army soldiers patrolling the Thai-Burmese border have seized 650,000 amphetamine pills in a clash with drug traffickers in which one smuggler was killed.

Weekly Business Roundup (March 2, 2010)

EU is sidestepping its disagreements with Asean over Burma by beginning negotiations separately with Singapore on a free trade agreement.
News hunting in Burma
(Commentary) Sometimes a hunter becomes prey. Similarly Burma's news hunters can ...
Thai court rules on Thaksin’s Burma loan
A controversial loan between Thailand and Burma that cost the Thai government ...
Salt price plummets after MEHL goes back on promise
The price of salt in Burma has plummeted after the Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd. ...

News hunting in Burma

(Commentary) Sometimes a hunter becomes prey. Similarly Burma's news hunters can become a victim of the news and a reporter's jailing becomes ...

Car prices fall ahead of expected market deregulation

Burma's auto sector which is heavily affected by the Burmese junta's high import tariffs and permits fees, is currently experiencing a significant dro...
Political inmates ‘face threats to life’ Mar 2, 2010 (DVB)–Political prisoners in Burma are being detained alongside common criminals, including death row convicts, a group of recently released prisoners have said. - more

Wa opium ‘damages China-Burma relations’ Mar 2, 2010 (DVB)–Burma’s intelligence chief has reportedly told the leader of the Wa ethnic army that its hand in the cross-border opium trade into China is damaging bilateral relations. - more

Burma import tax ‘to double’ Mar 2, 2010 (DVB)–The Burmese government is to alter its valuation of the Burmese kyat to the dollar, resulting in a doubling of tax on imported goods along the China-Burma border, a businessman there said. - more

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