June 2011


Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit the ancient city of Pagan  in Mandalay Region next week on her first trip outside of Rangoon since her release from house arrest in November, according to her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). (more…)

The National League for Democracy’s (NLD) secretary Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a meeting with the government’s Home Affairs Minister in a response to a letter sent to her and the group’s chairman Aung Shwe on June 28 warning them to stop their political activities. (more…)

Ross Dunkley was sentenced to one month in jail, but was set free because he has already served 47 days. (more…)

Chiang Mai – After a government negotiation team and KIO officials met on Thursday, a cease-fire agreement between the government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) appeared to be close to being finalized.

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Troops of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) attacked a Burmese military convoy on the Mandalay-Muse border trade route along the Chinese border in Northern Shan State on Thursday afternoon at around 2 p.m., said eyewitnesses.

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Burmese troops are officially crossing over to China to storm the border-based Kachin Independence Army (KIA) headquarters in Laiza from Chinese territory from June 29 morning, said eyewitnesses on the border.

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Washington – As he prepares to take on the role of US President Barack Obama’s point man on Myanmar, Derek Mitchell intends to strengthen policy coordination with key players like India, China and Japan to achieve the global objectives in the Southeast Asian nation. (more…)

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has flown into a potential diplomatic storm in Burma after the dictatorial regime banned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from meeting ”foreign organisations”. (more…)

Vilnius — Myanmar’s iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday thanked democratic nations for their support and said she hopes to see her homeland take its seat alongside them. (more…)

Nay Pyi Taw – The Ministry of Home Affairs today sent a letter to U Aung Shwe and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, informing that they are to act in accord with the law. (more…)

Yangon – A possible tour of Myanmar by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi could cause riots, state media warned on Wednesday, implying she would be responsible for her own safety. (more…)

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese authorities in some townships in Mon State have ordered members of cease-fire groups to turn in their weapons at nearby police stations. (more…)

The Voice Weekly online, a news journal in Burma, reported in its June 16 issue that President Thein Sein has established model farms for agriculture and animal husbandry, and has, in fact, been conducting his own research by tilling the soil by hand. (more…)

Construction of the trans-Burma Shwe oil and gas pipelines appears to have resumed after pausing for a month while fighting erupted in sensitive territory close to the China-backed project.

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Kyauk Pru –  Local villagers from Waksan Village under Ohndaw Group in Kyaukpru Township in western Burma’s Arakan State have lodged a written complaint with the state’s chief minister about excrement and rubbish from workers on the Shwe Gas Project being dumped into the creek near their village. (more…)

Daewoo International Corp., the trading company controlled by South Korean steelmaker Posco, plans to double the share of revenue it gets from the resources business as it expands into copper, rice and rare earths. (more…)

Washington, D.C. – China’s global search for resources and energy to fuel its booming economy has taken it places many Western countries are unwilling and unable to go. (more…)

The United States is prepared to have a positive relationship with Myanmar and seeks better international coordination in encouraging democratic reform in the Asian country, the nominee to be U.S. special envoy said Wednesday. (more…)

Today, Myanmar has passed through many periods and seen many different policies. All’s concepts, procedures and future programmes have been much different from that in the past due to changes of everything. To be honest, the people of us are very pleased with smooth transformation into a new system that is going in line with the desires of today’s people who are thirsty for reforms.

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Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that she denounces violence, whatever the motive, and vowed to change the country’s “political culture” of using force to secure power. (more…)

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