Thursday, March 29th, 2007


Burmese special police and Shwedagon pagoda officials have reportedly given up on repeated attempts to harass the group of Tuesday prayer campaigners.
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U Thein Zan from Thingangyun township, who was arrested on March 7 for defacing a copy of a government newspaper, was released from Insein prison yesterday after spending 22 days in detention.
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The Burmese army is now using many local people from the border area as military porters in an operation against an insurgent group on the western Burmese border, report local people who fled to Bangladesh to avoid being forced into porterage.
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The Thai authorities are probing reasons for the Burmese government’s continued closure of the Myawaddy-Tak border crossing, on the Moei River near Mae Sot.
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China’s Yunnan Province and Myanmar signed a series of trade accords here Thursday at a trade and investment promotion meeting between the province and Myanmar.
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Last month, in a rare show of public dissent in military-run Myanmar, a dozen people marched in Yangon to protest rising food prices, frequent electricity cuts, corruption and mismanagement of the economy.
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The Myanmar livestock authorities on Mar. 27 confirmed bird flu outbreaks in five townships in Yangon.
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The success of China’s anti-drug campaign has come under fire after the death of three police officers in Yunnan Province in a gun battle with suspected drug traffickers on Sunday.
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The International Labour Organisation on Wednesday decided to defer taking Burma to the International Court of Justice over the use of forced labour following the Burmese junta’s signing of a “Supplementary Understanding” last month.
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has invited his Burmese counterpart to visit Tehran and expressed his hope that the two sides can boost cooperation.
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Mae Sot: The Karen National Union has faced several challenges to its unity in recent years, but its leaders have always believed that they were merely tests of their commitment and could be overcome if the ethnic opposition group stood firmly together.
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Lending a hand to cremate or bury the dead is not a sensitive or political issue. It is a humane matter.
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