Wednesday, January 24th, 2007


Myanmar’s military government may have narrowly escaped United Nations Security Council sanction, but it is facing an unprecedented political challenge at home, not by the crippled opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) but by an emerging network of dissidents who refer to themselves as the 88 Generation Students’ Group.
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Increases in fuel and fertilizer costs are forcing up the price of rice and paddy in Burma, creating further hardship for families on low incomes, according to business sources, farmers and merchants.
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Activist and Kachin politician U Maran Bawk La died on the morning of January 23 in Myitkyina, Kachin State. He was sixty.
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Four people have been injured in mine explosions in the last consecutive days in the country’s Bago division, the official English-language newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
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On January 23, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has launched a major report, called Carrying the Cross: the military regime’s campaign of restriction, persecution against Christians in Burma, according to the report of CSW.
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On January 23, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has launched a major report, called Carrying the Cross: the military regime’s campaign of restriction, persecution against Christians in Burma, according to the report of CSW.
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The chairman of Myanmar’s ruling junta, Sr. Gen. Than Shwe, met Tuesday with China’s vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress at Myanmar’s new administrative capital Naypyitaw, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday.
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January 23: European Union officials criticized Myanmar’s slow progress toward democracy and welcomed on Tuesday efforts by Southeast Asia’s main bloc to create rules that would allow sanctions against errant members.
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Malaysia slammed a failed UN Security Council resolution against Myanmar Wednesday, saying it had hardened the resolve of authorities in the military-ruled state.
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Former Prime Minister of Norway, Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik said today that the international community should form a united front on Burma and explore new ways to speed up democratization in the Southeast Asian nation.
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