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  • Celebrity takes France's Total to task over Burma interests

    Highly committed to the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi’s for many years, British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin, a resident of France who met Aung San Suu Kyi in 1999,  has asked Total CEO Christophe de Margerie to accept United Nations control over t...
  • Police raid True News Weekly Journal office

    Burmese military junta authorities raided the office of the True News (Thitsa) Weekly Journal after sales of the journal picked up among supporters of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi waiting outside Insein prison on May 28, sources said....
  • Gold price highest during Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

    The price of gold has been unstable in Rangoon ever since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial began and was at its highest on May 26. In the first two months of 2009, the price of gold was stable at about Kyat 500,000 per tical (about 16 gm)....
  • Will ceasefire groups yield to junta’s pressure?

    The Burmese military junta is gearing up for another round of talks with the armed ceasefire group, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), after it rejected the junta’s proposal to hand over control of its army.  ...
  • Many injured in Burma pagoda collapse

    The 180-foot high Danoke pagoda in Dala Township, which was being renovated, collapsed on Saturday afternoon leaving many injured including naval personnel from the Irrawaddy,......
  • Beckham writes in support of Aung San Suu Kyi

    British International soccer player David Beckham has written a message of support for detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the website that is collecting messages for her 64th birthday......
  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s court date postponed to June 5

    The special court in Insein Prison on Friday extended the date for lawyers to submit arguments on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial until June 5, according to her lawyers. Kyi Win, a member of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team ......
  • Health care, urgent need in Malaysian detention camps

    Detention camps in Malaysia urgently need regular health care service and preventive measures, a joint action group working for migrant workers in Malaysia said today. Because of poor health care in the Juru Immigration detention camp ......
  • Human rights in jeopardy around the world: AI

    Amnesty International (AI) is reporting that the world is sitting on a social, political and economic time bomb fuelled by an unfolding human rights crisis, according to their latest annual report released on Thursday......
  • Indonesian coalition raises awareness on Rohingya, Suu Kyi

    The Indonesian Civil Society Coalition on Burma (KMSUB) held a seminar on Friday today to highlight the plight of the Rohingya boatpeople who are stranded in Indonesia’s Aceh province after fleeing from Burma ......
  • Yettaw's testimony throws a wrench into junta's plans

    Yesterday’s state-run media, weary of potential implications, omitted some facts revealed during the court testimony on Wednesday of American John William Yettaw, who disclosed that,......
  • Thai senators call for Suu Kyi’s release

    Thirty senators of Thailand on Thursday submitted a petition to the Burmese military junta urging that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi be released and the creation of a favourable ambience for political stability in the country....
  • Chevron determined to retain investments in Burma

    Chevron Corps has made it abundantly clear that it will not pull out of Burma but would retain its investments for compelling business reasons, and even if they do withdraw they will be replaced by other competitors....
  • PHOENIX entertainment journal suspended this week

    Burma’s censor board suspended the publishing license of the ‘PHOENIX’, an entertainment journal for this week’s issue after it published some censored news. The censor board under,......
  • What did Yettaw discuss with Bo Kyi?

    In a testimony given in the special court hearing of the case in Insein prison yesterday, the American John William Yettaw who swam across the Innya Lake and sneaked into  detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence testified that he once met Bo K...
  • Burmese Army delegates in Kolkata

    A Burmese Army delegation led by Brig Gen Tin Maung Ohn, Deputy Commander of the Northwest Military Command, arrived in Kolkata, West Bengal on Wednesday on a goodwill visit....
  • News updates on 9th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

    Despite the United Nations Security Council urging implementation of an all inclusive political dialogue including Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and other stake-holders and initiate reconciliation,......
  • Junta rejects UN Security Council’s demand

    Despite the United Nations Security Council urging implementation of an all inclusive political dialogue including Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and other stake-holders and initiate reconciliation, Burma’s military government has said it will cont...
  • Plight of Rohingya forgotten: HRW report

    Regional countries and neighbors should press Burma’s ruling junta to cease in the systematic abuse of the Rohingya and provide necessary assistance to those who have fled to.......
  • India urged to pressurize junta to free Suu Kyi

    Indian politicians and activists including artists today called on the Indian government to pressurize the Burmese military regime to release Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and......

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