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|It is political brinkmanship on the part of the NLD. Should they [NLD] succeed and people boycott the poll, it could fundamentally change the political landscape of Myanmar. But if they fail – if voters ignore the boycott and vote for other parties – then it could spell the end of the NLD as a political party. |
—Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's researcher on Burma
|By AUNG ZAW|
|There's no shortage of hypocrites when Burma's the subject, and recent events have given them ample room on the world stage.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|Chinese construction and electricity companies begin work on hydroelectric dams in Burma and Cambodia on the eve of a regional conference to discuss trans-boundary water resources management.|
|By LAWI WENG|
|About 600 Karen refugees returned from Thailand to Burma, despite what has been described as the “very unstable” situation there.|
|By KO HTWE|
|The Burmese regime's censorship board is forcing newspapers and other media to publish the official line on the NLD decision not to contest the election.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
|The Inter-Parliamentary Union calls for free and fair elections in Burma and urges Asean member-states to take a strong stand in support of democracy in Burma.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Since registering for the election on Monday, the pro-junta National Unity Party has vowed it will “serve the people” if elected.|
Indian parliamentarians have applauded the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) ...Fresh crackdown likely, Win Tin warns
National League for Democracy (NLD) Central Executive Committee (CEC) member U Win Tin has warned ...Security heightened for Mekong Summit
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200 left homeless after storm ravishes refugee camp
Fifty-seven houses were destroyed and 200 people made homeless in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma ...