Friday, March 24th, 2006
March 23: The newspaper published by Rangoon municipal department described former political prisoner Thet Naing Oo who was recently murdered brutally by the police and fire brigade members as a drunk, causing anger and outrage among ordinary people including the victim’s relatives.
March 23: The Shan and the Thai military have been keeping an eye open for the first units of the Sagaing-based Burmese Light Infantry Division 33 that arrived on March 16 on Thailand‘s northern border.
Migration along the Thai-Burmese border is contributing to the high incidence of dengue fever in the region, experts were told at a conference of the World Health Organization and the Thai Ministry of Public Health in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.
Hanoi: East Asia and Pacific nations must protect young people from HIV/AIDS or face an epidemic that will kill nearly 20,000 children a year in less than a decade, health experts warned Friday.
China has become the world’s largest consumer of many natural resources and a dominant player in the global timber market, according to a research report released Friday.
Yangon: A special ASEAN envoy abruptly cut short a trip to Myanmar aimed at pressing the junta over democratic reforms without meeting detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, security sources and diplomats said Friday. (more…)
It would be almost impossible for Burma to gain a seat on the soon-to-be-established United Nations Human Rights Council the Asian Human Rights Centre said today.
Acclaimed British singer Peter Gabriel will help to push for Burma‘s inclusion on the UN Security Council agenda next month by hosting a film screening and discussion on the human rights abuses taking place in the military-ruled country.