Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Yangon: Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar on Wednesday welcomed a United States draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the release of political prisoners and accelerated democratic reform here. (more…)

When the Burmese junta agreed to protect a vast tract of wilderness, the world was astonished. (more…)

Surfing the Internet is becoming more difficult by the day in Burma. (more…)

Cebu: Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said Wednesday he met with his Myanmar’s counterpart and reiterated a call for the military-ruled nation to fulfill a promise to rapidly move to democracy. (more…)

Activists and politicians from several ASEAN organisations yesterday welcomed a statement from Indonesia confirming the situation in Burma would be discussed at the 12th annual ASEAN summit. (more…)

Cebu: The rights of Southeast Asia’s vast army of migrant workers are proving to be a source of dispute for regional nations looking to agree a labour deal this week, an official said Wednesday. (more…)

The head of the Burmese military junta Senior General Than Shwe was “hanged” in a video produced by a Japan based anti junta organization. The video clip was hosted on the internet. (more…)

United Nations: The United States on Tuesday introduced a revised draft resolution in the UN Security Council urging Myanmar’s rulers to initiate democratic reforms, release all political prisoners and stop using rape as a weapon of war. (more…)

Brussels: The European Union has allocated euro15.5 million (US$20.2 million) in humanitarian aid for refugees on the Myanmar-Thai border and to some 1 million people suffering from food shortages in Myanmar, officials said Wednesday. (more…)

Dr Lian H Sakhong, a prominent ethnic Chin pro-democracy activist, was named this year’s recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr prize. (more…)

[Presenter] We will now report about the activity of the only independent human rights defenders group in Burma. (more…)

The Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of 88 Generation Student leaders (more…)

Commenting on the US presenting a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling on Burma to ease repression, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, Michael Moore MP said: (more…)