Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Yangon:  Myanmar’s military government Wednesday granted an Independence Day amnesty to more than 2,800 prisoners, including at least 27 pro-democracy campaigners, state media and activists said. (more…)

Yangon: Myanmar’s constitutional national convention, which forms the first step of the country’s seven-step political roadmap, will be completed soon, official media quoted Myanmar’s second top leader Vice Senior-General Maung Aye as saying Wednesday. (more…)

U Tun Win, a National League for Democracy elected member of parliament from Mindon township in Magwe division, was buried yesterday after dying from heart disease. (more…)

A pro-democracy activist group in Rangoon has initiated a new campaign to urge the people of Burma to speak up about the political and social problems facing the nation. (more…)

A delegation of the Karen National Liberation Army, led by its Seventh Brigade commander, Brig-Gen Htain Maung, is reported to be on its way to Rangoon for a meeting with regime representatives, against the wishes of the Karen National Union. (more…)

An explosive device was found in the compound of Pegu township’s Union Solidarity and Development Association office on January 1, according to sources in the area. (more…)

Bangkok: In an effort to bolster its armed forces, Myanmar’s ruling junta continues to diversify the sources of its military hardware, finding willing suppliers in countries that are eager to gain access to the Southeast Asian nation’s abundant energy resources. (more…)

We have learned from traders at the border that Chinese businessmen are boycotting Mu-se and refusing to come to the border to buy their wares following the arrest of a Chinese fruit trader instead of the real drug dealers by the Mu-se Special Narcotics Unit. (more…)