Friday, January 5th, 2007


The commander of the Karen National Union’s 7th Brigade, Brig-Gen Htain Maung, and an accompanying delegation was set to meet Maj-Gen Ye Myint of Burma’s Military Affairs Security in Rangoon, KNU officials said on Friday. (more…)

Yangon: The leader of Myanmar’s military government did not attend an official Independence Day dinner as he underwent a medical check in Singapore, fueling concerns about the health of the 73-year-old general, diplomats said Friday. (more…)

New Delhi: Democracy-Myanmar Myanmar’s ruling junta is seeking to create a `discipline-flourishing democracy’, the military announced Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the national Independence Day. (more…)

Yangon: Two journalists who languished for years in Myanmar prisons have been freed as part of an amnesty granted to some 2,800 inmates, press rights groups said Friday. (more…)

Burmese riot control police are training security and fire fighting staff of the historic Shwedagon Pagoda of Rangoon in riot control techniques. (more…)

Burmese riot control police are training security and fire fighting staff of the historic Shwedagon Pagoda of Rangoon in riot control techniques. (more…)

Yangon: Myanmar will designate six main commercial cities as free trade zones under a new special economic zone law to be enacted in the near future, the local weekly Myanmar Times quoted the Forestry Ministry sources as reporting Friday. (more…)

Yangon: Myanmar will designate six main commercial cities as free trade zones under a new special economic zone law to be enacted in the near future, the local weekly Myanmar Times quoted the Forestry Ministry sources as reporting Friday. (more…)

In an attempt to visit detained Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners across the world are submitting visa applications to Burmese embassies in nine countries on Friday. (more…)

Geneva: Laureates worldwide – from Seoul to Washington- will seek visas today to visit sister Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the only imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate. (more…)