Wednesday, January 17th, 2007


The International Committee of the Red Cross in Burma will cut its support staff in response to the junta-led government’s efforts to undermine the relief agency’s humanitarian work. (more…)

January 16, Karen State: When the Burmese soldiers arrived at his village, Maung Taungy knew what would happen next. (more…)

January 15: Health workers are running the gauntlet of border guards to cross into Myanmar, where an Aids crisis is being fuelled by government bans and ignorance (more…)

New Dehli: Myanmar and India are still discussing the price of gas and the proposed pipeline between the two countries is a possibility, a top Myanmarese official said. (more…)

Pretoria: South Africa defended Wednesday its decision to vote against a US-led United Nations Security Council resolution urging democratic reform in Myanmar, saying the measure went beyond the council’s mandate. (more…)

Toronto: Canada’s largest bank admitted yesterday it is quietly closing or refusing to open certain U.S-dollar accounts for Canadians holding dual citizenship with six countries considered enemies of the United States. (more…)

On 12 January 2007, on a vote of 9-3 with three abstentions, the UN Security Council rejected a non-punitive resolution seeking to press the Government of Burma to speed up democratic reforms in that Southeast Asian nation.  (more…)

Burma’s military junta has been crowing this week over the defeat of a US- and British-backed United Nations security council resolution condemning the regime’s egregious human rights abuses. (more…)

January 18,: As the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations posed for the traditional group photo at the 12th Asean Summit in Cebu, many must have been secretly grimacing behind their smiles at the thought of the troublesome regime in Burma (Myanmar). (more…)