May 2006


When Burma’s military regime extended the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the weekend, the country’s political crisis deepened.
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The United States said the UN Security Council could take action against Myanmar’s military regime following international anger over the junta’s failure to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and its crackdown on ethnic minorities.
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May 29, The political party of Burma’s pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi says it plans to appeal the recent extension of her house arrest.
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Myanmar’s military government Wednesday accused western nations of backing ethnic Karen rebels who have been the target of a bloody four-month offensive.
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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has cut short the surveying phase of the Salween dam project after one of its workers died from injuries sustained in a landmine accident in Burma.
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China has closed its borders to timber imports from Burma, according to a London-based rights group.
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A new UN report on HIV/AIDS says Burma faces major challenges in its fight to combat the disease. The report, titled “2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic,” lists insufficient financial and manpower resources, communication difficulties in the rural areas, and weakness in assessing home-based care needs and social support for HIV/AIDS patients and orphans. (more…)

A prison warder from Tharawaddy Jail in lower central Burma told DVB what really happened during the cholera outbreak in 2005 in which nearly 20 prisoners died unnecessarily.
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A deputy regional commander in Shan State has been charged of involvement in the drug trade by a former militia commander who has been on the run since 2 May.
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Migrant workers returning home to visit their families during the region’s hottest month of April were surprised to find poppy fields along the slopes of their mountainous villages in southern Shan State, reports Hawkeye aka U Sein Kyi:
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Yangon: The Japanese Embassy in Yangon [Rangoon] has handed over a newly built drug counselling and training centre to the Myanmar [Burma] Anti-Narcotic Association in Yangon.
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UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has vowed to continue working for the release of Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners.
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How much worse does the situation in Burma need to get before the U.N. Security Council decides to act?
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•    We, the KNU, regard extending detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace laureate and leader of the NLD which was elected by the people in the 1990 elections, as an insult to desire of the Burmese people at home and abroad for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and resolution of the country’s political problems justly.
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May 29, Over 23 killed and 14,000 Karen civilians displaced in Toungoo and Nyaung Lay Bin Districts by recent SPDC Military Offensives
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Bangkok: With silent prayers at a golden pagoda, supporters of Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday marked the third anniversary of an attack against her convoy.
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Kuala Lumpur: Myanmar’s foreign minister on Monday rejected international criticism over the decision to extend opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest.
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Yangon: The headquarters of Myanmar’s once-feared Military Intelligence Service, disbanded in a government power struggle in 2004, has been leased to a local entertainment company that will run it as a hotel, a magazine report said Monday.
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A new report issued on Tuesday by a Burmese exile opposition group says the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association aims to become a major political force in the country.
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May 28, Imphal: Twenty-one Kuki villagers living along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur’s Churachandpur district have been arrested by troops of the Myanmarese army, a report here said on Saturday. (more…)

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