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  • Powerless against The Lady

    (Commentary) Signs that the government in Burma is losing its power are everywhere. While the latest collapse of a pagoda recently re-anointed with help from the wives of Army generals may provide a sign of diminishing divine right for the military junta,...
  • Junta to put Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest again

    The Burmese military junta is preparing to put pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, currently facing trial in Rangoon’s Insein court, under house arrest again, this time in a military base on the outskirts of Rangoon, sources close to the military sai...
  • Thousands flee latest military offensive in Karen State

    A Karen rights group said today over 3,000 ethnic Karen refugees fleeing Burmese military operations are facing difficulty finding adequate food, shelter and healthcare along the Thai-Burma border....
  • Warning to members is a threat to party: Win Tin

    The National League for Democracy (NLD) is faced with a new threat with the ruling junta having warned and restricted it from issuing statements, an executive member of the party said on Monday....
  • Another ethnic ceasefire group rejects junta’s overture

    Another ethnic armed ceasefire group in the north of Burma has rejected the Burmese military junta’s proposal to transform its army into ‘Border Guards’, sources said....
  • Test kit for fish paste on sale

    The ‘Food and Drug Administration’ of Burma has since yesterday started putting on sale a ‘test kit’, for detecting possible contamination by a banned red chemical dye in fish paste products....
  • Fire in Indo-Burma border town kills one

    At least one person was killed following severe injuries when a fire broke out on Sunday morning in a house on the Indo-Burma border town of Tamu, local residents said....
  • Constitutional loophole leaves door open for forced labor: ILO

    A committee on International Labor Standards has called on Burma's military government to both amend existing legislation and address shortcomings in a new Constitution due to,......
  • Goh Chok Tong on four-day Burma visit

    Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s Senior Minister begins a four-day official visit to military-ruled Burma on Monday. Goh Chok Tong will be visiting the new Burmese jungle capital of Naypyitaw, where he will be received by Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein....
  • Junta launches fresh offensive against KNU

    Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy fighting is likely on Saturday, a Karen officer said....
  • State media accuses U.S. and UK embassies of nexus with NLD

    The military government has accused officials of the US and British embassies in Rangoon of allegedly dropping into the office of the Opposition party  – the National League for Democracy – 25 times in May alone....
  • Karen villagers flee to escape battlefront

    Several hundred ethnic Karen have crossed into Thailand as fears of fresh fighting between the Burmese Army and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) echo along the border....
  • Court postpones decision to reinstate witnesses

    The Rangoon Divisional Court on Friday heard arguments from lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi urging the Court to reinstate three defense witnesses previously ruled inadmissible, fixing a date of June 9th for their decision on the matter. ...
  • Lift accident in upper Burma injures eight

    Eight people, including prominent Buddhist abbots Ashin Sandar Dihka and Ashin Yawainwe, have been injured in a lift accident at the Bodhi Tathaung Monastery in Upper Burma....
  • Rangoon: a tale of two cities amidst political turmoil

    (Commentary) The youth brusquely inserted himself between me and the shoe repairman. I had often taken my damaged footwear to this particular gentleman, a middle-aged man, slight in build,......
  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial adjourned till June 12

    The special court in Rangoon’s Insein prison on Friday adjourned the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi till June 12. The court session, which began at 10 a.m. (local time) on Friday, did not conduct any hearing but fixed the next date...
  • Burmese and Tibetans mark Tiananmen Square anniversary

    Burmese and Tibetan activists in New Delhi on Thursday staged a joint demonstration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, also known as the June 4 movement....
  • Boy hospitalised after soldiers-youth clash in Kachin state

    A boy belonging to Kachin State sustained serious injuries and was hospitalised after he was brutally assaulted by soldiers of a Burmese Army battalion following a clash with local youths....
  • Junta allows more FM Radio Stations

    A domestic company, Zaykabar, is all set to launch a Frequency Modulated (FM) radio broadcast in Taungyi town, capital of Shan State in mid-June, a company official said. ...
  • U Thant’s vision of democracy unrealized in Burma: Ban

    United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he would like to revisit military-ruled Burma and assist the country in the realization of former Burmese U.N. Secretary,......

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