August 2008

1. From 1994 to 2007, the United Nations General Assembly successively adopted resolutions on Burma, that call [for the Burmese military regime] to; (more…)

Burma’s detained opposition leader and democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food deliveries, even after nearly two weeks of receiving her last supply on August 15, her party leaders said. (more…)

Although the Burmese generals don’t want military personnel to show interest in domestic politics, detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s surprise snub of the UN special envoy last week has become a popular talking point among soldiers and officers in Burma, according to several military sources. (more…)

Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has slammed UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari’s mission to Burma as a failure.
In a public statement released on Friday, the NLD said that although Gambari came to Burma representing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the mission had been unsuccessful. (more…)

Ten people, including Bogalay township National League for Democracy chairman U Aung Khin Bo, have been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment for their involvement in public protests last September. (more…)

Barbed wire barriers erected by armed government soldiers on the streets of Pakokku in an effort to prevent demonstrations have brought traffic to a standstill, local residents said. (more…)

Authorities in the four Dagon townships in Rangoon have begun collecting the full personal details of monks staying in local monasteries, according to residents. (more…)

Twenty seven Burmese children fell ill from food poisoning after eating physic nuts in 2007, a Rangoon based weekly journal reported. (more…)

Burma’s democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the 38th most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes magazine. (more…)

The United States said Thursday that it was concerned that Burmese detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may not be retrieving food delivered to her home but has not been able to confirm such reports. (more…)

UN special envoys to Burma have come and gone over the past 20 years, each time leaving the country empty-handed. (more…)

UN special envoys to Burma have come and gone over the past 20 years, each time leaving the country empty-handed. (more…)

More than a year after pro-democracy demonstrations were violently crushed by the Burmese military junta, protest organizers remain in prison. Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi, among others, are being detained under harsh conditions for what began as a peaceful protest against skyrocketing fuel prices. (more…)

At least five National League for Democracy members were arrested last night and taken to court today, the latest in a series of arrests of NLD members, according to party spokesperson U Nyan Win. (more…)

U Kyi Win, lawyer for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is waiting to hear if his request for permission to visit the detained National League for Democracy leader on Friday has been approved. (more…)

Min Ko Naing, Ko Mya Aye and other 88 generation student leaders appeared yesterday for the first time at a court hearing at Insein prison’s special court where they have been charged with several offences. (more…)

A reporter on a leading Rangoon newspaper, the Flower News Journal, was summoned by police in Rangoon on Tuesday and rebuked for a story he wrote about the murder of a couple in Thingangyun Township, said a source close to the newspaper. (more…)

Burmese military authorities have stepped in to prevent hordes of local people rushing to a remote village in central Burma in search of diamonds following the rumored discovery there of a valuable gemstone. (more…)

The Burmese ruling junta has begun to drum up support for the ensuing 2010 general elections. The regime sponsored Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) has begun to woo and pressurize Kachin Christian churches in Putao in Kachin State in northern Burma, said local sources. (more…)

The Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) is forcing carpenters to build a high school in Sub Khawza Township southern Mon State, Burma. (more…)

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