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Journalists Lament Lack of Access Despite Military Pledge
RANGOON: More than three months since the Burma Army vowed to make itself more available to members of the media, journalists are expressing frustration that the promise remains unfulfilled to date.(1/28/2015 4:13:08 PM)
Swiftly ‘Reveal The Truth’ In Murder Of Kachin Teachers: NLD
The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party on Monday implored Burma’s government to swiftly get to the bottom of the grisly murder of two Kachin schoolteachers last week, saying the country’s tenuous peace process could hang in the balance.(1/27/2015 1:03:54 AM)
Local grant aids Burmese
The Woodbridge branch of the Burma Humanitarian Mission helps to support backpack medics in eastern Burma and the Ronald McDonald House Charities recently offered a grant allowing the group to support 10 teams and 14,000 children in Burma.(1/29/2015 8:32:40 AM)
Optimism And Concern Mark Burma’s First Workshop on Hydropower Dams
NAYPYIDAW: An atmosphere of optimism over the sustainable development of hydropower dams in Burma was tempered by serious concern at the country’s first ever public workshop on dams in Naypyidaw early this week.(1/25/2015 2:17:39 AM)
Burma releases prominent Rohingya political prisoner
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Rights groups are welcoming the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Burma.(1/20/2015 2:10:16 AM)
Burma: Religious Conversion Bill is major setback for religious freedom, human rights'
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed profound concern that a new law restricting religious conversions, passed earlier this week by the upper house of Burma’s parliament, would be a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country. If implemented, the law will require anyone wishing to change their religion to apply for permission to an 11-member committee ...(1/23/2015 1:37:55 PM)
Burma: State government orders removal of cross; elders prosecuted
An ethnic Chin elder is due to appear in court today on trumped-up charges which Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) believes are connected with his involvement in the planting of a cross on a hill in Hakha town, Chin State, in April last year. The Chin State government has ordered the 54 foot-high cross, which it argues has been erected illegally to be removed on 30 January. The Chin Human ...(1/28/2015 3:38:45 PM)
Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Frank Rose Travels to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the UK
Assistant Secretary Frank Rose Travels to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the UK Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2015 Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, will travel to Burma, Republic of Korea, China, and the United Kingdom for meetings with counterparts from January 27-February 6. On January 27, Assistant ...(1/26/2015 3:09:26 PM)
Burmese soldiers suspected of brutal rape and murder of 2 Kachin teachers
Burma army soldiers are the prime suspects in the brutal rape and murder of two young Kachin teachers in a case that has caused local and international outrage.(1/22/2015 10:55:00 PM)
Burma says Kachin rebels trying to scuttle peace deal
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government is accusing ethnic rebels of trying to scuttle a nationwide peace deal, as tensions soar in the northern state of Kachin. Sporadic clashes between the army and insurgents have left more than 1,800 civilians trapped in a village.(1/22/2015 5:24:52 AM)
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