June 2006


Military-run Myanmar on Friday condemned the United States for using the United Nations to increase international pressure against the nation, one of the world’s most isolated and poorest countries.
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June 29: From the end of this year, Burma’s military government, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) will stop providing food to prisoners at jails and police-controlled labour camps (gulags), an official at Rangoon Insein Jail who doesn’t want to be named told DVB.
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June 29: The health condition of political prisoner Saw Win who has been serving a lengthy jail-term at Kalemyo Prison, Sagaing Division in northwest Burma, is continuing to deteriorate, according to his mother.
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June 29: The National League for Democracy (NLD) party members have been barred from making a living for their family by the authorities of Burma’s military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).
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Burma’s state-controlled media labeled various exile groups as “terrorist gangs” on Friday, accusing them of plotting to launch “synchronized attacks against the nation” from the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The unsigned article accused the National Council of the Union of Burma, the Federation of Trade Unions Burma, and the National League for Democracy (Liberated Areas). A spokesman for the NCUB’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Nyo Ohn Myint, said: “We have no military offensive [planned].”
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The rates of migration Arakan State has been increasing by the day due to economic hardships among the Arakanese people, said an Arakanese community leader in Akyab.
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Burma’s military government is continuing to block free emails and internet messenger programs, including Google Talk and Gmail, according to internet users in Rangoon. The new blackout began in late June.
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Mafia-like extortion gangs have attacked and hospitalized at least 20 Burmese immigrant workers living in an area known as “Little Burma”, 30 kilometres southwest of Bangkok, social workers say.
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Four Burmese caught in raids on three Mae Sot brothels were arrested and charged with running establishments for commercial sex purposes.
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More than 5 months after the first lot of teak logs was for the first time, allowed to be exported through Tachilek-Chiangrai route, the second lot has come through the Friendship Bridge II between Tachilek and Maesai, report Lahu and Shan resources.
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Refugees from continuing violence in the Myanmar countryside adjacent to Thailand together with an earlier than normal rainy season in the heavily-forested border region means that the incidence and danger of contracting malaria is higher than usual.
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Philippines Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo will seek a meeting with the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he visits Myanmar next week, official sources in Manila said Friday.
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Washington continues to stand in solidarity with the oppressed Burmese people and in calling for the regime to free political prisoners and take political reform seriously.
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Once again the pariah government of Burma tops an international blacklist-this time one compiled by the inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force set up to tackle money laundering and terrorism financing.
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Burmese military officials have arrested 31 staff from the Lashio Customs and Border Trade departments in northern Shan State.
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Buthidaung, Burma: To thwart the functioning of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Arakan, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities has imposed several restrictions.
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Urban development in Burma by the military regime often comes at the expense of the rural areas. This has seriously hampered growth in rural areas.
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A bomb exploded Wednesday night in the Burmese border town Tachilek, eastern Shan State.
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Thai environmentalists have been urged to back protests by Karen groups against the building of the first of what could be five dams along the Salween river in Burma, near the Thai border.
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Burmese migrant worker Naing Khin, 30, was hospitalised with severe head injuries early this morning after being attacked by a group of unidentified Thais in Mahachai in Thailand’s Samutsakorn province.
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