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  • Detained NLD leader likely to be shifted to another jail

    Myo Khin, Chairman of Rangoon’s Yankin Township National League for Democracy party, serving a prison term in Bamo jail in upper Burma is likely to be transferred to another prison on health grounds, family members said....
  • ASEAN-led humanitarian aid effort needed in Burma

    Many international and regional aid officials are now suggesting using an ASEAN-led model for all future humanitarian assistance to Burma. Last weekend was the anniversary of the establishment of the Tripartite Core Group...
  • Landslide kills four in Southern Burma

    At least four people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy downpour laced with a storm in Burma’s southern most town of Kawhthaung in Tenessarim division on Wednesday....
  • Brief gathering outside US Embassy in Rangoon

    A small group of people gathered in front of the US Embassy in Rangoon on Thursday morning, an official of the Embassy said. Drake Weisert, Assistant Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy, confirmed that there was a brief demonstration, ...
  • Activists skeptical of release of child soldiers

    State-run newspapers on Wednesday reported that eight minors who had joined the military of their own volition were returned to their parents, a rare case in military-ruled Burma, which is often criticized for forcibly recruiting children into the armed f...
  • FDB denies having contact with Yettaw

    (Interview) Dr. Naing Aung, General Secretary of the Thailand based ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ has rejected the information that FDB is having contacts with  John William Yettaw, an American man who swam across Innya Lake and intruded into Aung S...
  • Villagers forced to relocate to Arakan State

    About 300 people from proper Burma have been resettled to Arakan State under the government’s border region developmental projects. The group of people, who belongs to Rangoon, Mandalay,......
  • ASEAN urged to pressure junta for democracy in Burma

    ASEAN should use its charter and the ASEAN community should work out a mechanism to mount pressure on the Burmese military junta to usher in democracy in the country, a seminar in Bangkok concluded....
  • Divisional Court accepts appeal of Suu Kyi’s case

    The Rangoon Divisional Court on Wednesday accepted an appeal by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers to review the rejection of defense witnesses by the sitting court in Insein Prison....
  • Junta plots to justify trial of Aung San Suu Kyi: FDB

    A coalition group of the Burmese Opposition on Tuesday accused the ruling Burmese military junta of plotting to justify charging and putting on trial Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi....
  • Ivanhoe's Burma stakes to be sold to Chinese firm

    A Chinese firm has technically reached an agreement with the Canadian firm Ivanhoe Mines to buy the shares of its subsidiary, active in Burma, according to a Burmese mining expert....
  • Bomb alert in Arakan State

    Authorities in Arakan State in western Burma have alerted government offices of possible bomb attacks by foreign-based armed groups. Authorities have alerted Border Security Forces in.......
  • Woman killed in bus accident near Pegu

    A woman was killed and 40 others injured when a ferry bus belonging to a garment factory collided with a heavy truck in Pegu Township, north of Rangoon on Monday....
  • Burma ranks 126th in Global Peace Index

    Increasing militarization and internal conflict has pushed Burma down to 126th place in the new Global Peace Index, which measures the level of peace in countries across the world....
  • Call for the release of NLD Vice-Chairman Tin Oo

    While the world remains fixated on the trial of National League for Democracy (NLD) Chairman Aung San Suu Kyi, a veteran politician has called on the international community to press equally hard for the release of the party's Vice-Chairman, Tin Oo, who i...
  • DG of Meteorology and Hydrology Department resigns

    Dr. Tun Lwin, the Director General of Burma’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department has tendered his resignation, departmental sources said. Though the reason for his resignation is,.......
  • Free Suu Kyi campaign with her portrait distribution

    A ‘free Aung San Suu Kyi campaign’ has started with the distribution of the democracy icon’s portraits in Yenanchaung, Magwe Division and Myingyan in Mandalay Division, local people and the National League for Democracy party members said....
  • Veteran writer Maung Su Shin dies

    Veteran writer Maung Su Shin (alias) Myo Thant died on Tuesday afternoon in Rangoon after suffering from  pneumonia....
  • Malaysia denies Burmese human trafficking

    Malaysia has refuted US accusations that thousands of deported Burmese migrants were handed over to human traffickers in Thailand, while more migrants crossed over to Thailand,......
  • Junta publicly defends Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

    Burma’s military rulers said on Sunday that pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial is in keeping with its law and is an internal affair, where other countries should not interfere....

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