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Leaking Burmese officials to be executed

Today, January 08, 2010, 2 hours ago

Two officials have been sentenced to death by a court in Burma for leaking information, official sources say, in a case reportedly involving secret ties between the ruling junta and North Korea.The me…

Death sentence in Burma for document leak

Today, January 08, 2010, 2 hours ago

A court in military-ruled Burma, also known as Myanmar, passed death sentences on two people and sentenced another to 15 years in prison for leaking confidential documents. The offence concerned pictu…

Two sentenced to death in Myanmar for document leak

Today, January 08, 2010, 2 hours ago

YANGON (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar passed death sentences on two people and sentenced another to 15 years in prison for leaking confidential documents, a legal source said on Friday….

Myanmar poll could spark refugee influx into Thailand

Today, January 08, 2010, 3 hours ago

MAE SOT, Thailand: The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups say could s…

Burmese officials 'to die' for info leak

Today, January 08, 2010, 3 hours ago

Two officials have been sentenced to death by a court in Burma for leaking information, official sources say, in a case reportedly involving secret ties between the ruling junta and North Korea.The me…

Burma officials sentenced to death

Today, January 08, 2010, 4 hours ago

Yangon – A court in Myanmar/Burma has sentenced two officials to death for leaking information, official sources said Friday, in a case reportedly involving secret contact between the ruling junta and…

Two foreign energy firms expand operations

Today, January 08, 2010, 4 hours ago

Rangoon (Mizzima) – Two foreign oil companies operating in Burma have expanded operations in offshore oil and gas exploration, a government statement said. MPRL E&P Pte Limited and Twinza Oil (Asi…

Burmese whistle-blowers sentenced to death

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned.

ILO to be ‘more proactive, not reactive’ in Burma – Naw Say Phaw

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

The International Labour Organisation is looking to change its approach to dealing with issues of child soldiers and forced labour in Burma, with a top-level ILO official to visit the country next wee…

Sittwe monks denied religious titles by authorities

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Sittwe: Prominent monks from Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, have not had any religious titles conferred upon them by the Burmese military authority in 2010, said one abbot from Sittwe.

Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees – Ambika Ahuja and Jason Szep

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Mae Sot, Thailand – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups say coul…

Regime privatizing to retain control of resources – Wai Moe

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

On Wednesday, state-run newspapers reported that the No. 2 Mining Enterprise, operating under the Ministry of Mines, signed a contract with the privately owned DELCO Co Ltd on apportionment of tin and…

Sanction-hit Air Bagan keen to launch new routes – Min Thet

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Tay Za, close to the junta leaders, is one of the business tycoons under US economic sanctions. “Due to economic sanctions (imposed by the USA and European Union countries), we could not operat…

Burmese regime sets up opium factory on border

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

“The opium factory has been built 30 miles from Tamu town, Sagaing division. It is located on the Indo-Myanmar border area and all the materials for construction were transported from eastern Myanma…

The producers toss some wild cards into the mix – Paula Schwartz

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

The Producers Guild of America, which like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences jacked up the number of best picture nominees to 10 this year, announced its picks Tuesday morning and the te…

Ban notes no election date set by Than Shwe – Lalit K Jha

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Washington – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that he is closely monitoring the situation in Burma, and Snr-Gen Than Shwe should set clear deadlines and dates for the 2010 election…

Looking for an election in Burma’s political fog – Ba Kaung

Today, January 08, 2010, 14 hours ago

Burmese military supremo Than Shwe’s reaffirmation in an Independence Day speech on Monday of his plan to hold a general election this year failed to clear away any of the political fog that has…

New censorship imposed by Burmese Rail Ministry

Today, January 08, 2010, 16 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) –  As of this month all films and videos shot at locations related to the Burmese Railways has to be submitted to the Myanmar Rail Film and Video Shooting Scrutiny Board, a seni…

Vice-Senior General Maung Aye to tour Nargis-hit region

Today, January 08, 2010, 18 hours ago

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, number two in the Burmese military hierarchy will tour the Nargis-hit Irrawaddy Delta tomorrow, according to military sources.Maung Aye will visit…

Independent news websites accessible in Burma for now

Today, January 08, 2010, 18 hours ago

http://www.mizzimaburmese.com ), which were earlier blocked by the junta have been allowed access in Burma now.Moreover, some political websites and blogs, strictly blocked by the junta after the 2007 Septem…

Sanction-hit Air Bagan keen to launch new routes

Today, January 08, 2010, 18 hours ago

Rangoon (Mizzima) – Air Bagan, owned by Burma’s business tycoon Tay Za, is keen to launch new air routes. Tay Za, close to the junta leaders, is one of the business tycoons under US economic sanctions…

Fund raising Burmese film on Cyclone Nargis victims

Today, January 08, 2010, 20 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – To raise funds for Cyclone Nargis hit victims some Burmese nationals residing in Japan are shooting a Burmese film called “A Lwan Myar Hnint Irrawaddy”, which in English is “The …

WFP to continue assistance to Chin State

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 10:30:56 PM

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The World Food Program (WFP) has pledged to offer further help to Chin state in western Burma plagued by rat infestation and other natural disasters leading to food shortage  …

Two Receive Death Sentence for Information Leak

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 10:28:47 PM

A former military officer and a foreign affairs official were sentenced to death and another foreign affairs official was sentenced to long-term imprisonment on Thursday in a special court of the Rang…

Mon National Day Billboard Censored

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 10:28:37 PM

Burmese authorities have ordered that the Burmese language text be removed from billboards in Mon State commemorating the 63rd anniversary of Mon National Day, according to Mon sources.A senior member…

Our attitude and demands on regional demarcation and transformation of our armies

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 8:46:11 PM

Respected Lt. Gen. Ye Myint,We hereby present our attitude and demands on regional demarcation and transformation of our armed forces in cooperation with the State Transformation Policy Committee.

Sittwe monks denied religious titles by junta

Today, January 08, 2010, 6 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)
Sittwe: Prominent monks in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, have not had any religious titles conferred on them by the Burmese military authorities in 2010,…

School in Burmese unregistered refugee camp demolished

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Tin Soe)

The security officer of the UNHCR controlled Arakanese Rohingya refugee camp of Kutupalong, Sub Inspector Shafourdin demolished the primary school of the unregistered camp this morning without reason …

Ghosts moved to new graveyard by authorities

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | zawpoezaw@gmail.com (BNI)

The Sittwe municipal authorities have moved ghosts from an old graveyard to the site of the new graveyard by municipal vehicles on January 2 and 3,…

Independent news websites accessible in Burma for now

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Khaing Suu, Salai Han Thar San)

Some independent Burmese news websites and blogs including Mizzima’s main websites (www.mizzima.com and http://www.mizzimaburmese.com), which were earlier blocked by the junta have been allowed access in Burma now…

Fund raising Burmese film on Cyclone Nargis victims

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Myint Maung)

To raise funds for Cyclone Nargis hit victims some Burmese nationals residing in Japan are shooting a Burmese film called “A Lwan Myar Hnint Irrawaddy”, which in English is “The Remembrance and Irrawaddy”…

WFP to continue assistance to Chin State

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Salai Pi Pi)

The World Food Program (WFP) has pledged to offer further help to Chin state in western Burma plagued by rat infestation and other natural disasters leading to food shortage  over the last three years…

Prison officials foil observing Independence Day

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Phanida)

Prison authorities foiled a plan by political prisoners in Myitkyina prison to observe Independence Day on January 4. Political prisoners, including famous comedian and film actor Zargana planned to observe Burma’s Independence Day …

Burmese regime sets up opium factory on border

Today, January 08, 2010, 19 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

The Burmese military regime has set up an opium factory in the Indo-Myanmar border area as of November 2009. “The opium factory has been built 30 miles from Tamu town, Sagaing division…

Villagers forced to reconstruct army camp

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 11:29:22 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Saw Myint Thein)

The  DKBA battalion No. 7 under brigade 999, based in KNU brigade 7 area recently ordered locals on a rotational basis to  reconstruct an army camp. Lt. Col. Saw Lik Theint, of the DKBA battalion No. 7, ordered local villagers …

Premature trees felled in Karenni State

Yesterday, January 07, 2010, 11:28:18 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Hnaung Hlaning)

Forestry experts have predicted that there will be massive deforestation leading to a desert like situation because premature trees are being felled in Thar Yar area in Pha Saung Township in Karenni state…

BBC News: Burmese whistle-blowers sentenced to death

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned.The officials were also found guilty of leaking information about military tunnels allegedly built in Burma by North Korea, a source in Burma said. A third person was jailed for 15 years, the

Democratic Voice of Burma: ILO to be ‘more proactive, not reactive’ in Burma – Naw Say Phaw

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The International Labour Organisation is looking to change its approach to dealing with issues of child soldiers and forced labour in Burma, with a top-level ILO official to visit the country next week.The Burmese army has been accused by rights groups of being one of the world’s leading recruiters of child soldiers, deemed illegal under

Narinjara News: Sittwe monks denied religious titles by authorities

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Sittwe: Prominent monks from Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, have not had any religious titles conferred upon them by the Burmese military authority in 2010, said one abbot from Sittwe.“In Sittwe, there are many prominent and senior monks but none can be conferred religious titles this year by the military authority due to the

Reuters: Myanmar election could spark rise in refugees – Ambika Ahuja and Jason Szep

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Mae Sot, Thailand – The rubbish dump outside the Thai town of Mae Sot steams with rancid rotting fish and other debris, a squalid haven for hundreds of refugees from Myanmar that aid groups say could swell in size this year.Aid groups are bracing for a rise in refugees from military-ruled Myanmar into neighboring Thailand

Irrawaddy: Regime privatizing to retain control of resources – Wai Moe

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

As Burma gears up for elections to be held sometime later this year, the country’s military junta is moving ahead with plans to transfer ownership of key industries to business firms closely associated with the ruling generals.On Wednesday, state-run newspapers reported that the No. 2 Mining Enterprise, operating under the Ministry of Mines, signed a

Mizzima News: Sanction-hit Air Bagan keen to launch new routes – Min Thet

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Rangoon – Air Bagan, owned by Burma’s business tycoon Tay Za, is keen to launch new air routes. Tay Za, close to the junta leaders, is one of the business tycoons under US economic sanctions. “Due to economic sanctions (imposed by the USA and European Union countries), we could not operate on certain routes. But in

Khonumthung News: Burmese regime sets up opium factory on border

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The Burmese military regime has set up an opium factory in the Indo-Myanmar border area as of November 2009. “The opium factory has been built 30 miles from Tamu town, Sagaing division. It is located on the Indo-Myanmar border area and all the materials for construction were transported from eastern Myanmar in military vehicles. It was

Irrawaddy: Ban notes no election date set by Than Shwe – Lalit K Jha

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Washington – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that he is closely monitoring the situation in Burma, and Snr-Gen Than Shwe should set clear deadlines and dates for the 2010 election.Than Shwe recently was quoted in the Burmese media that a general election would be held, but no date was announced. “I have taken note

New York Times: The producers toss some wild cards into the mix – Paula Schwartz

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The Producers Guild of America, which like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences jacked up the number of best picture nominees to 10 this year, announced its picks Tuesday morning and the tea leaves are immediately being read across Hollywood. Its choices, which usually go mainstream, included the big studio releases “Avatar,” “Up

Irrawaddy: Looking for an election in Burma’s political fog – Ba Kaung

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burmese military supremo Than Shwe’s reaffirmation in an Independence Day speech on Monday of his plan to hold a general election this year failed to clear away any of the political fog that has shrouded Burma for months past. Beneath the surface gloom, however, the dynamics among different political camps inside the country is in motion,

Reporters Sans Frontières: Burma: Appalling 20-year jail sentence for Democratic Voice of Burma woman video reporter

Today, January 08, 2010, 15 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Reporters without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled by the 20-year jail sentence that a court has just imposed on Hla Hla Win, a freelance video reporter who provided material to the Burmese exile broadcaster Democratic Voice of Burma. Detained since September, she was already given a seven-year sentence in October. “People had

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{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

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သတင္‌း‌ေပးပုိ ့ သူ‌ေတြကုိ ‌ေသဒဏ္‌ခ်မွတ္‌

ျမန္မာ့အေရးကို ၿဗိတိန္ ဦးစားေပး စဥ္းစား

လွ်ဳိ႕ဝွက္ မွတ္တမ္းေၾကာင့္ ေသဒဏ္က်သူမ်ား အယူခံဝင္မည္
ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ (သို႔မဟုတ္) ျမန္မာျပည္သူလူထုနဲ႔ နအဖစစ္အုပ္စုအတြက္ ကံေကာင္းျခင္းလက္ေဆာင္

ျမန္မာနဲ႔တ႐ုတ္ မဟာဗ်ဴဟာ

မြန္အမ်ဳိးသားေန႔ ပုိစတာပါ စာသား ျဖဳတ္ခုိင္းမႈ နအဖအား မြန္အမ်ဳိးသားမ်ား ေ၀ဖန္
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ေရပုိင္နက္ကိစၥ ေဆြးေႏြးဖုိ႔ ျမန္မာအဖြဲ႕ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ေရာက္

ႏွစ္ရွည္ ႏုိင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ထပ္တုိး

ေဂ်ာ္ဒန္မွာ ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမား ၆၀၀ ခန္႔ လုပ္ငန္းခြင္တြင္း ဒုကၡႀကဳံေတြ႕

အလြတ္သတင္းေထာက္ လွလွ၀င္း ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ႏွစ္ ၂၀ ခ်ခံရမႈ မီဒီယာ ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ ႐ႈတ္ခ်

မဇၥ်ိမကို ျမန္မာျပည္တြင္း ဖတ္ရႈရၿပီ

ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ေန႔ အထိမ္းအမွတ္ပဲြေတာ္အတြင္း ေကအိုင္အိုအား ယူနီေဖာင္း ဝတ္ခြင့္မျပဳ

ေထာင္ဒဏ္ မခ်မွတ္ခင္ စစ္ေၾကာေရးမွာ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ႏွိပ္စက္ခံၾကရ

႐ွမ္းအဲန္အယ္လ္ဒီ ပါတီက အက်ဥ္းက် ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားျဖင့္ ေတြ႕ခြင့္ေတာင္း

MiG တိုက္ေလယာဥ္မ်ားအတြက္ ေပးလိုက္ရေသာ အရင္းအႏွီး

လြတ္လပ္ေရးေန႔က်င္းပဖို႔ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ႀကိဳးစား

အမ်ိဳးသမီး လူရႊင္ေတာ္မ်ားျဖင့္ ခ်ိဳးလင္းျပာ အၿငိမ့္တင္ဆက္

လႈိင္သာယာ စက္မႈဇုန္တြင္ အလုပ္သမားမ်ား ဆႏၵျပ

သေဘၤာသား ပတ္စပို႔ ထုတ္ေပးရန္ နည္းဥပေဒမရွိ

ရန္ကုန္က ခြဲစိတ္ကုသလူနာ ေသဆုံးမႈျဖစ္ျပန္ၿပီ

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ျမန္မာ့အလင္းသတင္းစာ အေရာင္ျဖင့္ထုတ္ေတာ့မည္

ေလယာဥ္ေဖာက္ခဲြေရး ႀကံစည္သူကုိ စစ္ေဆးဖုိ႔ အစီအစဥ္ရွိခဲ့

‌ေထာက္‌လွမ္‌း‌ေရး ‌ေပါ့‌ေလ်ာ့မႈ‌ ႐ွိ‌ေၾကာင္‌း အုိဘားမားဆုိ

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