Wednesday, January 31st, 2007


Anti-Chinese sentiment has been spreading among Burmese people since China vetoed the UN Security Council resolution on Burma earlier this month, reported a trader and politician from Arakan who came to Bangladesh yesterday.
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Given the lack of proper medical treatment for inmates, Burma ‘s prisons have become an epicentre for HIV/AIDS prevalence, said a Thailand based welfare group today.
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A Landmine and a bomb exploded in two separate incidents in Burma on the same day, with one person critically wounded in one explosion.
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A Karen National Union military officer who had talks earlier this month in Rangoon with regime representatives without KNU approval has been dismissed from his post at the head of the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th Brigade.
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Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) has said more than two of its guerrillas were killed in a crackdown by the Myanmarese army in that country.
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Myanmar’s military government has opened its latest auction of jade and gems, attracting hundreds of buyers seeking to tap into the country’s natural wealth, state media said Wednesday.
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January 30: Japan and the United Nations will extend financial support to former poppy farmers in Burma.
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Mr. Hasan Wirayuda said Asean wanted to help Burma’s democratisation process, but was disappointed over lack of tangible results in the military-ruled country.
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here Wednesday with Thura Shwe Mann, member of the ruling Myanmar State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and the Myanmar military’s chief of staff.
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Myanmar’s top generals are in the throes of a full-blown power struggle as they grapple with how best to introduce significant political reforms, including a planned move toward some form of democracy, and hand political power to a new generation of military commanders.
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