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Burma's Internet Slows to a Stop

Today, February 02, 2010, 2 hours ago

Internet connections have slowed down recently across Burma with the country’s two providers, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) and Myanmar Teleport, telling users that the Interne…

Burmese Christians Walk by Faith, Amid Persecution

Today, February 02, 2010, 3 hours ago

Missionaries say many ethnic people in the Buddhist nation have come to Christ since that devastating cyclone, and it’s the children who are leading the way. Karen Orphans pour out their hearts, rais…

Cautious Welcome for Malaysian Refugee Card Scheme

Today, February 02, 2010, 4 hours ago

Burmese refugee groups in Malaysiaa have given a cautious welcome to the announcement of a plan by the Kuala Lumpur government to issue identity cards to refugees recognized by the UN.Malaysian Home A…

Myanmar Open to return to Asian Tour in April

Today, February 02, 2010, 5 hours ago

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Myanmar Open will return to this season’s Asian Tour schedule in April following a four-year absence, officials said Tuesday.

Tension to force more refugees into Thailand

Today, February 02, 2010, 5 hours ago

Bangkok (Mizzima) – With an offensive expected in northern Karen State this dry season and the possibility of renewed hostilities between the junta and ceasefire armies in Shan State, there is a possi…

Obama Proposes $36.5 Million To Support Democracy in Burma

Today, February 02, 2010, 8 hours ago

US President Barack Obama has earmarked $36.5 million in his 2011 budget to support democracy and humanitarian programs for Burma and along the Thai-Burma border.The money, earmarked under the US Admi…

Burma army frees boy after mother pleads through media

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Sandar Win, who has terminal cancer, told the BBC’s Burmese Service and Radio Free Asia (RFA) her pleas for his return had previously been ignored. But following her emotional media interviews …

Jailed 88 Generation leaders refuse to compromise – Ba Kaung

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Burma’s military authorities have recently tried unsuccessfully to pressure jailed members of the 88 Generation Students group into accepting the government’s election process in return fo…

Burmese junta comes down heavily on media before elections

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

That the Burmese military junta intends to continue to keep the media on the leash during the forthcoming general elections has become apparent with long sentences handed out to journalists, human rig…

‘I quit the army because I’m not proud’ – Min Lwin and AKT

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

“When it comes to the conflict between the soldiers and the public resulting from the implementation of the government’s policies, the public sees it as the action of our army, not as of t…

Thailand still detaining Rohingya men – Greg Torode

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

In an immigration centre in Bangkok, 83 Rohingya men still languish in detention in stateless limbo – a symbol of the many unanswered questions about Thailand’s treatment of the boatpeople…

Nine Burmese job seekers killed in Thailand – Saw Yan Naing

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

A Thai police official in Phop Phra, in western Thailand’s Tak Province, told The Irrawaddy on Monday that the nine victims were among a party of 12 Burmese job seekers traveling from Mae Sot la…

Japan to start Myanmar refugee interviews for resettlement

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Bangkok – The Japanese government will begin interviewing Myanmar refugees in Thailand on Tuesday to grant status of residence in Japan under a U.N. third-country resettlement program.

Myanmar to privatize port terminals handling business

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

The Myanmar authorities will privatize some port terminals’ handling business, designating at least three port terminals in Yangon to be handed over to tender winning private enterprises for con…

Ethnic women expose opium fields in junta strongholds – Marwaan Macan-Markar

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Bangkok – A report exposing the spreading opium fields in the north-eastern corner of the military-ruled Burma has brought to light an equally revealing story. It was produced by a team of ethnic wo…

France condemns Burma for incarcerating journalists – Mungpi

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

New Delhi – The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Burma’s military rulers for the harsh sentencing of a journalist to 13 years in prison and urged the regime to respect freedom and …

United Nations Rights Expert to visit Arakan

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Dhaka: The United Nations’ rights expert on Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, will pay a visit to western Burma’s Arakan State during his five-day human rights mission to the military-ruled Burm…

Proposed dam to flood Burma, while powering China – Ryan Libre

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

MYITKYINA, Burma ” On the first morning of each New Year, hundreds of people come to pray on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in northern Burma.

Freedom but not free in Burma – Editorial

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

As speculation mounts over the date for elections planned in Burma later this year, many continue to wonder if there is any chance the balloting can be at all credible.

Consultation meeting on 2010 election in Burma and its implication in Northeast India

Today, February 02, 2010, 17 hours ago

Guwahati: Burma Centre Delhi and Journalists’ Forum Assam organized a “Consultation meeting on 2010 election in Burma and Its implication in North East India on 30 January 2010 at Guwahati Press C…

America suspects nuclear co-operation between Yangon and Pyongyang

Today, February 02, 2010, 18 hours ago

Washington – There are increased suspicions about the nuclear ambitions of the Burmese regime which according to an American think tank are building a reactor near Mandalay with the help of Nort…

Seven bodies of Burmese found in jungle by Thai police

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The bodies of seven Burmese migrants were found in Phop Phra district in Thailand’s Tak province in late January following a spate of mysterious killings, eyewitness said. The …

Tin – A Global Market Review

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164499/Tin—A-Global-Market-Review.html Tin has and is gaining favor in view of the increasing awareness about the harmful effects of exposure to lead. Tin is among the…

North Korea: America suspects nuclear co operation between Yangon and Pyongyang

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago

A report by the Institute for Science and International Security is not certain that former Burma wants to build an atomic bomb, but the presence in Myanmar of a North Korean company targeted by UN sa…

Inordinate delay in procuring import license

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago

Ruili (Mizzima) – Procuring import licenses is taking inordinately long for traders on the Sino-Burmese border, traders at the105-mile border trade zone on Muse highway said. Earlier, it took only t…

Why NMSP refuses to transform to BGF

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago

Mon National Day. But Mon people are prevented from preserving and promoting their literature, language and culture with adequate freedom, an official of ‘New Mon State Party’ (NMSP) Foreign Affai…

No Progress in KIO-Junta Border Guard Force Meeting

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 10:58:52 PM

A meeting between Burmese Military Affairs Security Chief Lt-Gen Ye Myint and leaders of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Myitkyina, the Kachin capital, on Friday failed to achieve a brea…

Forced labour used in timber smuggling

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

A former village chairman in Maungdaw Township has been using local people as forced labour in an illegal timber production site with the help of Nasaka, said an educated Muslim youth from the area…

Six hundred Burmese families to settle in Arakan model villages

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

The Burmese junta plans to shift 600 Burmese Buddhist families from Burma proper to Buthidaung Township in Arakan to settle in model villages currently under construction, said a source close to the authorities…

France condemns Burma for incarcerating journalists

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Mungpi)

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Burma’s military rulers for the harsh sentencing of a journalist to 13 years in prison and urged the regime to respect freedom and fundamental rights of the people…

Years of corruption chafe Mon State rubber farmers

Today, February 02, 2010, 22 hours ago | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Tawlawi)

Rubber plantation owners in Mon State claim that instances of corruption and extortion perpetuated bye Burmese government’s Department of Forestry, and several military battalions stationed throughout the rubber …

Electoral preparations dominating junta actions

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 11:11:20 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Larry Jagan)

Although there is as yet no election date set, campaigning by supporters of the junta is in full swing. “The New Light of Myanmar is full of reports and photographs of government ministers …

Contentious Chin National Day to be celebrated

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 11:08:02 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

The 62nd anniversary of the Chin National Day is being celebrated by the biggest Chin Christian group in Gangaw Township in Magwe division, western Burma…

Transparency needed to save Burma’s tiger population

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 11:07:05 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (Usa Pichai)

Conservationists worry that the lack of reliable information regarding the natural habitat of tigers in Burma could negatively impact attempts to double the world’s tiger population…

Poppy field in Chin State destroyed by Burmese police

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 11:06:00 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

A poppy field in Chin State was destroyed by the Burmese police, in the first week of January. The poppy field was located 20 miles from Cikha sub-town in Tonzang township …

Junta forces people to construct Hakha-Gangaw road

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 11:04:56 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

Over the last 40 days local people are being forced to construct the Haka – Gan Gaw motor road by junta authorities. Residents of Senthang hill tract of Hakha district are being forced by the Chin State …

Forced labour and extortion for fence building in Maungdaw, Arakan

Yesterday, February 01, 2010, 10:58:37 PM | bniwebmaster@gmail.com (BNI)

Burma’s border security force – Nasaka of Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, has been using forced labour and collecting money from local villagers since January 27 for erecting barbed wire fencing …

BBC News: Burma army frees boy after mother pleads through media

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The army in Burma has released a 14-year-old boy it had forcibly recruited, after his mother appealed for his return on international media.Sandar Win, who has terminal cancer, told the BBC’s Burmese Service and Radio Free Asia (RFA) her pleas for his return had previously been ignored. But following her emotional media interviews two weeks ago,

Irrawaddy: Jailed 88 Generation leaders refuse to compromise – Ba Kaung

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Burma’s military authorities have recently tried unsuccessfully to pressure jailed members of the 88 Generation Students group into accepting the government’s election process in return for their release, according to one of their colleagues.“I can confirm that an exchange took place between military authorities and 88 Generation Student leaders Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko

Kachin News Group: Burmese junta comes down heavily on media before elections

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

That the Burmese military junta intends to continue to keep the media on the leash during the forthcoming general elections has become apparent with long sentences handed out to journalists, human rights and media groups said.The elections are the fifth of the seven-step road map to so called democracy by the regime. Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai

Democratic Voice of Burma: ‘I quit the army because I’m not proud’ – Min Lwin and AKT

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

A Burmese junior officer has blamed government policy after deserting the army and fleeing to a location on the Thai-Burmese border.“When it comes to the conflict between the soldiers and the public resulting from the implementation of the government’s policies, the public sees it as the action of our army, not as of the government,”

Irrawaddy: Nine Burmese job seekers killed in Thailand – Saw Yan Naing

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Nine Burmese job seekers were killed by unknown gunmen near the Thai-Burmese border town of Mae Sot, Thai police reported. A Thai police official in Phop Phra, in western Thailand’s Tak Province, told The Irrawaddy on Monday that the nine victims were among a party of 12 Burmese job seekers traveling from Mae Sot last

South China Morning Post: Thailand still detaining Rohingya men – Greg Torode

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

In an immigration centre in Bangkok, 83 Rohingya men still languish in detention in stateless limbo – a symbol of the many unanswered questions about Thailand’s treatment of the boatpeople in the year since their plight first emerged.Hundreds of their fellow Rohingya are dead or presumed so as a result of a controversial and secret

Jiji Press Ticker Service (Japan): Japan to start Myanmar refugee interviews for resettlement

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangkok – The Japanese government will begin interviewing Myanmar refugees in Thailand on Tuesday to grant status of residence in Japan under a U.N. third-country resettlement program. The interviews of refugees living in Mae La Camp in Mae Sot, northern Thailand, will select 90 people to be admitted to Japan in three years from April. In December

Xinhua: Myanmar to privatize port terminals handling business

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

The Myanmar authorities will privatize some port terminals’ handling business, designating at least three port terminals in Yangon to be handed over to tender winning private enterprises for continued and effective operation, the local weekly Voice reported Monday.The three Yangon port terminals, operated by the government’s Transport Ministry before and now covered by the privatization

Inter Press Service: BURMA: Ethnic women expose opium fields in junta strongholds – Marwaan Macan-Markar

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Bangkok – A report exposing the spreading opium fields in the north-eastern corner of the military-ruled Burma has brought to light an equally revealing story. It was produced by a team of ethnic women who risked their lives to document the heroin-filled world they inhabit.“One of the most damning points of this new report

Mizzima News: France condemns Burma for incarcerating journalists – Mungpi

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

New Delhi – The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Burma’s military rulers for the harsh sentencing of a journalist to 13 years in prison and urged the regime to respect freedom and fundamental rights of the people.“France condemns the sentencing of a Burmese journalist Ngwe Soe Lin to 13 years in prison after

Narinjara: United Nations Rights Expert to visit Arakan

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Dhaka: The United Nations’ rights expert on Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, will pay a visit to western Burma’s Arakan State during his five-day human rights mission to the military-ruled Burma from 15 to 20 February.Quintana stated his plan to visit northern Arakan to assess the situation of the Muslim community during an interview with a

GlobalPost (US): Proposed dam to flood Burma, while powering China – Ryan Libre

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

MYITKYINA, Burma ” On the first morning of each New Year, hundreds of people come to pray on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in northern Burma.This year, they prayed that their villages, farms and churches would not be drowned. A large dam will flood an area the size of New York City and displace thousands

Voice of America: Freedom but not free in Burma – Editorial

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

As speculation mounts over the date for elections planned in Burma later this year, many continue to wonder if there is any chance the balloting can be at all credible.The timing has not been announced officially. Under the current military rule, there is no legislative branch in Burma. Parliamentarians elected in the 1990 election, the

Burma Centre Delhi: Consultation meeting on 2010 election in Burma and its implication in Northeast India

Today, February 02, 2010, 19 hours ago | editor, BurmaNet

Guwahati: Burma Centre Delhi and Journalists’ Forum Assam organized a “Consultation meeting on 2010 election in Burma and Its implication in North East India on 30 January 2010 at Guwahati Press Club, Assam. Mr. Sukumar Bagchi, editor of Songbad Lahari in his inaugural speech highlighted the historical ties of Burma and Northeast India and expressed

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{အထက္ပါ မ်ဥ္းသားထားေသာလင့္မ်ားကုိတုိ႔ၿပီး မိမိတုိ႔ကြန္ပ်ဴတာတြင္ သိမ္းဆည္းထားပါ}

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ျမန္မာ့ အေရးအတြက္ အိုဘားမား ေဒၚလာ ၃၆.၅ သန္း အဆိုတင္သြင္း

ေဒၚေနာ္အုန္းလွတို႔ကို ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔ စီရင္ခ်က္ခ်မည္

ဦးေအာင္ဆန္းဦးတုိ႔ ဇနီးေမာင္ႏွံ ဗုဒၶဘာသာဝင္အျဖစ္မွ ထုတ္ပယ္ခံရ
ေအာင္ဆန္းဦးကို သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား သပိတ္ေမွာက္ကံေဆာင္ျပီ

ဖမ္းဆီးထားသူမ်ားအား ညႇဥ္းပန္း၍ ေျဖာင့္ခ်က္ရယူမႈ ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားေကာင္စီက စုံစမ္းသြားမည္

ILO တုိင္ၾကားသူ ေရွ႕ေန ဦးဖုိးျဖဴအမႈ တရား႐ုံးခ်ဳပ္ အထူးအယူခံ ၾကားနာမည္

အပစ္ရပ္ မြန္ျပည္သစ္ နယ္ျခားေစာင့္တပ္ဖြဲ႕ေရး လက္မခံ

နယ္ျခားေစာင့္တပ္ကိစၥ စစ္မွန္တဲ့ျပည္ေထာင္စုမူနဲ႔ ကြဲလြဲေၾကာင္း မြန္ျပည္သစ္ပါတီေျပာၾကား

ဦးသန္႔၏ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မႈကုိ ဘန္ကီမြန္း ခ်ီးက်ဴး

စက္႐ုံပိတ္၍ ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမားမ်ား အခက္အခဲျဖစ္

မေလးရွားက ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကုိ ယာယီ ေနခြင့္ျပဳရန္ စီစဥ္

“ေလလြင့္သူ”၀တၳဳ မူရင္းစာေရးဆရာ ကြယ္လြန္

ကရင္ ဒုကၡသည္ ၃၀၀၀ ခန္႔ ထုိင္းက ေနရပ္ျပန္ခိုင္း

သံဃာ့ တပ္ေပါင္းစုႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္သူမ်ားကို ေထာင္ဒဏ္ခ်မွတ္

အလွဖန္တီးရွင္ မယ္ေရြးပြဲ တရားဝင္က်င္းပခြင့္ ပိတ္ပင္

ျမန္မာ-တရုတ္ ဂတ္စ္ ပိုက္လိုင္း ပြင့္လင္းရာသီ အတြင္း အျပီးသတ္ တည္ေဆာက္မည္

စစ္အုပ္စု ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ ျပင္ဆင္၊ သို႔ေသာ္ လူထုကို အေမွာင္ခ်

ကေလးစစ္သားအျဖစ္ စုေဆာင္းခံရသူ မိဘထံ ျပန္လည္ေရာက္႐ွိ

သံဃာေတာ္ သံုးပါးႏွင့္ လူ ႏွစ္ဦး အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ အထူးတရားရံုးက ၉ ႏွစ္အထိ ျပစ္ဒဏ္ခ်

ေျမျမႇဳပ္မိုင္းအႏၲရာယ္ေၾကာင့္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ျပန္မပု႔ိေရး ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသမီးအဖြဲ႔ အသနားခံ

ရန္ကုန္ရွိ တိုင္းရင္းသားေက်းရြာတြင္ မြန္အမ်ဳိးသားေန႕ အခမ္းအနားအျဖစ္ က်င္းပခြင့္ရခဲ့

ျမန္မာ႐ုပ္အေလာင္း ၇ ေလာင္း ထိုင္းႏုိင္ငံ ေတာထဲမွာ ေတြ႔ရွိ

သွ်မ္းျပည္ေျမာက္ပိုင္း ေလာင္းကစား၀ိုင္း၌ ဗံုးေပါက္

အသစ္ေရာက္ရွိလာေသာ အေျမာက္ တပ္ရင္း အတြက္ ရခိုင္လူထုပိုင္ လယ္ေျမမ်ား ဆက္လက္ သိမ္းဆည္းခံရ

ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ေနရပ္သို႔ အဓမၼ ျပန္မပို႔ရန္ ထုိင္းအစုိးရထံ ေကဒဗလ်ဴအုိ ေမတၱာရပ္ခံစာ ေပးပုိ႔

ရင္ဆိုင္တိုက္ပြဲေၾကာင့္ ဒီေကဘီေအ (၂) ဦး ေပ်ာက္ဆံုးေန

ယာဥ္အပိုပစၥည္း အခြန္စည္းၾကပ္ရာတြင္ ျပင္ပေဒၚလာေပါက္ေစ်းသတ္မွတ္

မယ္ဆိုင္ဖိနပ္စက္႐ံုမွ အလုပ္ထုတ္ခံ ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမားမ်ား ေလ်ာ္ေၾကးရ

ရဲႏွင့္ စရဖမ်ား ဆိုင္ကယ္ အသံုးျပဳဆဲ

ျမန္မာအလုပ္သမားမ်ားအသတ္ခံရမႈ အာဏာပုိင္မ်ားပါ၀င္

တိုင္းမႉးက ေငြေကာက္၍ ဘုရားတည္

အာဖရိကသမဂၢ အလွည့္က် ဥကၠ႒ မာလာ၀ီႏိုင္ငံ ယူမည္

တာလီဘန္ေတြနဲ႔ ျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္ေရး အာဖဂန္သမၼတ ထပ္မံ ေျပာဆို

ပါရွန္ ပင္လယ္ေကြ႕မွာ ဒံုးလက္နက္ ကာကြယ္ဖို႔ အေမရိကန္ စိုင္းျပင္း

ထိုင္၀မ္ကို လက္နက္ေရာင္းမႈ တ႐ုတ္လံုၿခံဳေရး ထိခိုက္ႏိုင္

အီရတ္မွာ အမ်ဳိးသမီး အေသခံဗုံးခြဲသူ လက္ခ်က္ေၾကာင့္ လူ ၄၁ ဦး ေသဆုံး

ကုိယ္‌တတ္‌နုိင္‌သ‌ေလာက္‌ပဲသုံးဖုိ ့ အုိဘားမား ‌ေဆာ္‌‌‌ၾသ

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