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  • Surprise check on monks’ office in Bangladesh

    Police in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh raided the International Monks’ Organization office here today. DSP Inspector Arlanky along with two policemen arrived in the office at about 4 p.m. and,......
  • Thinking outside the box

    (Commentary) Although many Burmese do not want to admit it, the situation inside Burma is at a stalemate and, frankly speaking, no one has a good workable solution or strategy to overcome the current status quo. By silencing the voice of Daw Aung San Suu ...
  • Parliamentarians seek expulsion of Burma from ASEAN

    Representatives from regional Parliaments have urged ASEAN to reconsider Burma’s membership in the bloc, while activists, academics and civic groups in Thailand organized several activities,.....
  • U.S. joins global birthday wish for Suu Kyi

    Sending birthday wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi on her 64th birthday, the U. S State Department on Thursday said the Nobel Peace Laureate continues to be the inspiration for those who support freedom and democracy in Burma and around the world....
  • Pro-junta rights group rejects UN rights experts’ view of Suu Kyi’s trial

    A human rights group, believed to be pro Burmese junta, has rejected the statement of five United Nations Independent Rights expert’s regarding the trial of Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi saying the trial is being conducted in keeping with internati...
  • Soccer fans arrested for hooliganism

    Police intervened and arrested some soccer fans from the Thuwanna Football Stadium on Thursday after fans of both Rangoon and Mandalay teams went berserk during,......
  • Of protests and players: Iran, Burma and the U.S.

    (Commentary) Grainy images of urban streets packed with predominantly young protesters filmed from a chaotic pedestrian overpass – the mass of people below surging forward together,......
  • NLD celebrates Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday

    Burma’s main Opposition party – the National League for Democracy – has promised to gift Kyat 20,000 (USD 20) to anyone, who brings back the party flag, which they released,......
  • Two year sentence handed down to Rangoon journalist

    The Bahan Township Court has sentenced the former chief reporter of the The News Watch journal, Zaw Tun, to two years imprisonment. The court yesterday sentenced Zaw Tun,......
  • Activists marking Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday arrested

    Thirty-one Burmese activists were detained on Friday by Delhi police for holding a demonstration in front of the Burmese Embassy marking the 64th birthday of detained,......
  • Burmese women’s groups pressured to cancel protest

    Two Burmese women’s organizations in the Indo-Burmese border town of Moreh were forced to cancel a planned protest rally to be held on Friday after authorities pressured the officer who had issued permission for the rally to cancel the authorization....
  • Climber protests against Lloyd’s of London

    (News Brief) Mike Robertson, a United Kingdom climber, on Thursday morning solo-climbed the outside of Lloyd’s fourteen-storey, 88 meter-high, building in the British capital in protest of Lloyd’s of London’s financial dealings with Burma’s milita...
  • Mizoram orders Burmese to leave in 15 days

    In a renewed crackdown on Burmese migrants, Mizoram authorities in India’s northeastern region have arrested over 100 Burmese nationals and ordered them to leave,...   ...
  • Karen rebel Army forced to retreat

    Burma’s largest active ethnic rebel group has been forced to abandon its stronghold on the Burmese border with Thailand after weeks of fierce fighting with government troops and rival Karen guerrillas.  ...
  • Junta continues to recruit children into army: Rights defender

    Despite the Burmese junta’s claim of eliminating the use of children in the military, a human rights advocate said children in Burma are still recruited into the army and,.. ...
  • Chinese firms to have stakes in two mega dams

    Business stakeholders from Burma, China and Thailand are into discussions for Chinese investors to involve themselves in two huge hydro power dams in Burma, said...  ...
  • Mekong citizens appeal to Thai PM against construction of dams

    Citizens of six countries which share the Mekong River on Thursday submitted a petition with 16,000 signatures to Thailand’s Prime Minister to save the Mekong River. ‘The Save the Mekong coalition’,... ...
  • Talktime with Somi Hazari,Executive Member India-ASEAN Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce

    Talktime with Somi Hazari,Executive Member India-ASEAN Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce.......
  • China wants stability in Burma: Xi

    China’s Vice President Xi Jinping has conveyed to the visiting Burmese Vice-Senior General Maung Aye his country’s willingness to help military-ruled Burma achieve stability and prosperity,......
  • KIO in preparation mode, refurbishing armed wing

    The ethnic Kachin resistance group – Kachin Independence Organisation is refurbishing its military in what appears to be preparation for an impending war with the Burmese Army....

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