Tuesday, January 9th, 2007


Singapore: Myanmar’s aging junta leader Senior General Than Shwe is “very much OK” after a medical checkup in Singapore, an embassy official said Tuesday. (more…)

How a single news agency report led to the accepted belief that China has a sophisticated intelligence post in Burmese waters (more…)

A series of explosions at noon on Sunday rocked the Indo-Burmese border town of Moreh late reports from the border town said. (more…)

Hospitals and clinics in Rangoon treating HIV/AIDS sufferers have stopped providing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for new patients, saying stocks have been exhausted, according to a member of the opposition National League for Democracy concerned with the welfare of victims of the disease. (more…)

Burma’s military authority is set to designate a free trade zone at Kyauk Pru in Arakan in the near future, along with five other free trade zones in Burma. (more…)

Cebu: Timor-Leste, formerly  known as East Timor, will have no problem joining the 10-member  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to  officials of the 12th ASEAN Summit. (more…)

A week after taking over as the new secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Burma to release all political prisoners, including National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (more…)

January 8: United Nations: Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is considering naming a U.S. diplomat as the United Nations’ top political official, which would give an American a key role in shaping the world body’s diplomatic, disarmament and postwar reconstruction policies, according to senior U.N. officials. (more…)

Jakarta: United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James B. Warlick visited Jakarta recently to hold a series of meetings with Foreign Ministry officials. (more…)