Monday, March 12th, 2007


March 10: Bangkok: Clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic Karen rebels killed 14 people and forced at least 300 civilians to flee into neighboring Thailand, a rebel spokesman and a Thai military official said Saturday.
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A Myanmar-Russian joint venture Victorious Glory International Ltd is reportedly drilling for Uranium in northern Burma’s Jade mine, according to the local sources.
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Yangon: A pro-democracy activist has been arrested in military-ruled Myanmar while he was at the airport preparing to leave for the United States on a scholarship, fellow activists said Monday.
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Burma’s special police raided the homes of four members of the 88 Generation Students group on Saturday and interrogated them for several hours, according to former student Ko Htun Myint Aung.
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March 10: Yangon: Military-run Myanmar Saturday rejected a US human rights report condemning the regime and accused Washington of fabricating allegations to pressure and smear the image of the Southeast Asian country.
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A new campaign called ‘ White Sunday’ was launched by 88 generation students yesterday to encourage family members of imprisoned political prisoners.
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March 11: It has been learned that computer users have expressed their anxiety over the press scrutiny office officials’ inspection and questioning of a computer training centre and an individual’s residence in Rangoon.
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The joint forces of the Burma Army and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army are gearing up to lunch a fresh offensive on the Karen National Union, according to KNU officials.
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Yangon: The U.S. has provided Myanmar with $600,000 worth of equipment for bird flu prevention after fresh outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 virus were discovered on poultry farms, state media said Sunday.
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Bangkok: More gas has been discovered in Burmese waters, further enhancing Burma’s position as one of the richest countries in southeast Asia for hydrocarbons.
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March 10: Yangon: Big local entrepreneurs and traders in Myanmar gathered here Saturday to exchange experiences and information for promotion of their business this year.
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Pattani: Suspected Islamic militants shot dead three workers from Myanmar and beheaded one of them during an attack on a construction site in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south, police said Monday.
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Pray for release of eatery worker jailed and at risk of deportation
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