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  • India silent on Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial: Freedom House

    The Indian government has been urged by a Washington based Independent Non-Governmental Organization on Thursday to pressurize the Burmese military junta...   ...
  • Court postpones Suu Kyi’s hearing to June 26

    The district court in Insein prison on Friday adjourned the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi till June 26....
  • France, Germany join ranks in seeking release of Suu Kyi

    The German and French Heads-of-State, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, during a joint news conference Thursday in Paris declared they are trying to enlist......
  • FDB urges UN to address Karen refugee issue

    The ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in exile has urged the UN Security Council to tackle the Karen refugee issue by taking action on the grounds of crime against humanity. ...
  • British MPs vow to support democracy-human rights in Burma

    British Members of Parliament on Tuesday discussed Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, calling it an ‘injustice’ and vowed to continue to strongly support the restoration of democracy,......
  • Rangoon court postpones date for arguments

    The Rangoon High Court on Thursday indefinitely postponed the date for the submission of arguments over the request of defence counsels to reinstate two defence witnesses in the on going trial of Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi....
  • Observers appreciate Goh’s blunt suggestions to Than Shwe

    The Burmese military junta is likely to respond positively to suggestions by Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong over Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, Burmese analysts in exile said....
  • Delta recovery could be jeopardized by Suu Kyi trial

    Burma's trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could hurt international efforts to help the country's continuing recovery from devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, donors and international...
  • EU “concern” over mounting military offensive in eastern Burma

    European Union on Thursday expressed “serious concern” over the mounting military offensive by the Burmese army and its allies against the Karen National Liberation Army, which results in large,......
  • Japanese Parliamentarians critical of Burma policy

    The ongoing trial against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has attracted the attention of Japanese Parliamentarians, raising questions regarding Japan’s stance on Burma....
  • Burmese migrants in Thailand and Malaysia demand equal rights

    Burmese migrants working in Thailand and Malaysia have released a joint statement on the impact of the global economic crisis on Burmese migrant workers, urging relevant governments to address...
  • Thai government briefs people on Salween dam project

    The government of Thailand has explained to its people on June 8 the benefit which will accrue to Thailand from the Salween Hat Gyi Dam. A Thai government official of the Environment Department explained about the dam to people...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi meets lawyer to discuss ongoing case

    Burmese opposition leader and pro democracy icon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently detained in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, on Wednesday, met her lawyer Nyan Win......
  • Indian PM urged to secure Suu Kyi’s release

    More than one-hundred Indian Members of Parliament (MP) on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to press Burma's military regime to release Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy to the country......
  • Child soldiers still a fact of life in Burma: Ban

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says despite some progress in combating the incidence of child soldiers in Burma, there remains much work to be done, urging the military government to increase their commitment to ridding the country of child ...
  • Fresh clashes force many Karen to flee

    Over  3,500 Karen in eastern Burma have fled to neighbouring Thailand in the aftermath of fresh conflicts along the border between Karen armed rebels and the Burmese Army and its ally....
  • Character assassination of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Bent on humiliating and insulting detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a number of anonymous groups, believed to be pro-junta, have distributed her morphed vulgar pictures,......
  • Junta reminds radio-listeners to pay tax

    Burma’s state-run newspapers have warned radio listeners, who do not pay tax, that action can be taken against them on the basis of the Wireless Law. The reminder issued by the Ministry of Post and Telegraph appeared in state-run newspapers on June 7....
  • Second defense witness to testify in Suu Kyi trial

    The Rangoon Divisional Court on Tuesday decided to allow a second defense witness to testify in the trial against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The decision came following a request by defense counsels to reinstate three witnesses...
  • U.S., Indonesia call for Suu Kyi's release

    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday reiterated a call for the release of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the current trial against her as “baseless”....

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