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August 15, 2009

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US senator flies into Myanmar to meet top general

A US Senator has arrived in Myanmar to meet military ruler Than Shwe.
Big News

US senator visits Myanmar for talks

Yangon, Aug 14 (Xinhua) US Senator Jim Webb has arrived in Myanmar to hold talks with the country’s military leadership, according to an official statement Friday.
Big News

EU Sanctions Target Burmese State-run Media

The European Union has added four state-run media outlets to its list of Burmese sanctions targets in response to the court ruling against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Four media enterprises…
The Irrawaddy

Influenza cases reach 20 in Myanmar

YANGON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — The number of people infected with Influenza A/H1N1 reached 20 in Myanmar with the latest one being a three-year-seven-month-old child, according to the Health Department S…

Ex-child soldier loses fight against deportation to Myanmar

SASKATOON — A former child soldier from Myanmar now living in Saskatoon has lost a last-ditch legal attempt to delay deportation back to his homeland, where he says he faces imprisonment and torture…

Federal Court upholds order to deport Saskatoon man to Burma

A Federal Court judge on Friday upheld a deportation order requiring Nay Myo Hein to return to Burma, a country the man fled after being forced into its army while he was a child. Hein, 25, has spent…
CBC News

Army Attacks Displace Thousands of Civilians

While the world has been focused on the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese troops have been battering civilians as part of the military government’s longstanding campaign against ethnic minorities.
Human Rights Watch – Comment on this

US Lawmaker in Military-Ruled Burma for Talks

U.S. Senator Jim Webb is in Burma, where he is expected to hold talks with the country’s ruling military leader, the first such meeting between a high-ranking U.S. official and General Than Shwe. Th…

U.S. senator’s visit to Burma draws criticism

Jim Webb ‘s trip to military-run Burma, a visit criticized by dissident groups and conservatives who argue that it validates a violent junta accused of massive abuses against its people.
USA Today

China warns commander to avoid instability in Shan state – Lawi Weng

Chinese officials have warned the junta’s northeastern military commander not to create instability in Shan State bordering with China, according to sources on the Sino-Burmese border. BurmaNet –

China tough with junta on Kokang

China may well be backing Naypyitaw, when it comes to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and the over 2,000 political prisoners in Burma, but it has adopted a tough stance, twice in a week, when the Burm…

Thailand weakens sanctions against Burma – Arkar Moe

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said that Thailand had no problem with other countries putting more pressure on the military regime including arms sanctions, but opposed banning gems, the Bangko…

US welcomes senator’s trip to Burma – Lalit K Jha

Washington – The United States has welcomed the decision of Democratic Sen Jim Webb to visit Burma, where he is scheduled to meet with the leader of the military junta in the first visit by a high ran…

AH1N1 virus hits Thailand refugee camp – Naw Noreen

Four Burmese children living in a refugee camp close to the Thai-Burma border have been infected with the AH1N1 virus, according to a medical aid group working in the area.

EU imposes sanctions on Myanmar judges involved in Suu Kyi verdict

news archive ]. The latest sanctions are in addition to a number of sanctions already in place against Myanmar. According to the press release from the 27 member states:

Administration OK’d senator’s trip to Myanmar

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration gave its blessing to Democratic Sen. Jim Webb’s trip to military-run Myanmar, a visit criticized by dissident groups and conservatives who argue that it valid…
Denver Post

Refugee from Myanmar beaten to death

An indigenous youth beat a Myanmar refugee enlisted with the United Nation High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) to death at Madhyampara in Bandarban district town last night. Police said the victim Swe… Daily Star

After Suu Kyi verdict, should the West engage Myanmar – Nopporn Wong-Anan – Analysis

Singapore – Myanmar’s reduced sentence for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be an indication the junta is becoming more sensitive to international pressure as it prepares a transition to c…

Is US Senator Webb on a mercy mission to Burma – Larry Jagan

Bangkok – A prominent US politician, Senator Jim Webb has arrived in Burma’s capital Naypitdaw and is expected to meet the country’s reclusive leader, General Than Shwe on Saturday. American diplo…

500 Shan houses burned in scorched earth campaign

The Burmese junta’s latest scorched earth campaign in Shan state has in the last three weeks destroyed 500 homes and uprooted around 10,000 civilians, according to a data released today.

Opposition leaders likely to meet visiting US senator Webb – Mungpi

New Delhi– Burmese junta on Thursday invited four opposition leaders to come to the new capital Naypyitaw on Friday, but the opposition’s spokesperson said they are still unaware of the reason beh…

Suu Kyi verdict tests ASEAN’s resolve – Alistair D B Cook and Mely Caballero-Anthony

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty on Tuesday by a Yangon court of breaking the terms of her house arrest and sentenced to 18 more months house arrest for harboring…

PM statement on Aung San Suu Kyi

The Prime Minister has released a statement responding to the news that Aung San Suu Kyi will spend a further one and a half years under house arrest in Burma.


ျမန္မာကမၻာ သတင္းပေဒသာ/ေဆာင္းပါးမ်ား

ျမန္မာစာလုံးရယူရန္        zawgyi      bit (RFA)     myanmar1 (BBC)     အျခားျမန္မာေဖာင့္မ်ား

{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

ျမန္မာ့အေရး လုံၿခံဳေရးေကာင္စီ တညီတၫြတ္တည္း ေၾကညာခ်က္ထုတ္ျပန္

မစၥတာဘန္ကီမြန္း စကားအသံုးအႏႈန္းမ်ား GJC အဖြဲ႕ ႐ႈတ္ခ်

စစ္အစုိးရအေပၚ ပိတ္ဆုိ႔မႈ အီးယူတုိးႁမႇင့္

NLD ရပ္တည္ခ်က္ကို အေမရိကန္ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္အား ႐ွင္းပမည္

အ‌ေမရိကန္‌ အမတ္‌ မႉးႀကီးသန္‌း‌ေ႐ႊနဲ ့ဒီ‌ေန ့‌ေတြ႕မည္‌

ဆီးနိတ္‌အမတ္‌ဂ်င္‌မ္‌ဝက္‌ဘ္‌ ‌ဗုိလ္‌ခ်ဴပ္‌မႉးႀကီးသန္‌း‌ေ႐ႊနဲ ့‌ေတြ႕မယ္

ဆီနိတ္တာ ၀က္ဘ္ခရီးစဥ္ ဘယ္သူအက်ိဳးရွိမလဲ

ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး အာဆီယံဥကၠဌ ထိုင္းႏုိင္ငံ ႀကိဳးပမ္း

အေမရိကန္ အမတ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေရာက္

ျမန္မာအစိုးရအေပၚ လုံၿခဳံေရးေကာင္စီ ေလသံေပ်ာ့၊ အီးယူ တင္းမာ

ဥေရာပသမဂၢက စစ္အစိုးရအေပၚ ဒဏ္ခတ္မႈ ထပ္တိုး

ဓာတ္ေရာင္ျခည္စက္ နည္းပါးသျဖင့္ ကင္ဆာလူနာမ်ား ဒုကၡႀကံဳ

အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံဴခားေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာန သတင္းစာ႐ွင္းပြဲမွာ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ေမးျမန္း

အေမရိကန္ ဆီးနိတ္အမတ္ သက္ညႇာခြင့္လႊတ္ေရး ခရီးစဥ္အျဖစ္ ျမန္မာျပည္ လာသေလာ

ပဲေစ်းကြက္ အေရာင္းအဝယ္ ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္မႈ ျပဳလုပ္


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