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ILO Urges Greater Protections for Burmese Migrant Workers

A new report from the International Labour Organizaion says that younger Burmese citizens were at continued risk of exploitation from unscrupulous employers abroad.

Australian Mining Firm Looks to Dig in Karenni’s Tricky Territory

Locals in Karenni State are concerned about the impacts an Australian mining firm could have in war-torn and resource rich territories.

Civilians Returning to Laukkai Say Govt Support, Security Lacking

Civilians returning to the battle-damaged town in northern Shan State complain of difficult conditions because authorities are failing to provide food, shelter and security.

YCDC to Trade Poison Pill for Surgeon’s Scalpel in Rangoon Dog Cull

Municipal authorities in Rangoon have announced they will begin a neutering program to curb the number of street dogs in the city.

Two Police Officers Arrested for Rape of Teenager in Chin State

Local authorities have arrested and charged two police officers from Chin State’s Tonzang Township over allegations of the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Suu Kyi Drums Up Support in Rangoon

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses her constituency on Monday, urging them to support her party in general elections later this year.

Ethnic Parties Split in Two on Four-Month-Old Appointment to Six-Party Talks

An ethnic party alliance has criticized last year’s selection process for an ethnic representative to six-party constitutional talks, a full four months after Dr. Aye Maung’s appointment.

Diarrhea ‘Rife’ in Parts of Irrawaddy Division

At least three townships in Irrawaddy Division have been hit this month by an outbreak of diarrhea that is being blamed on contaminated drinking water.

Local Short ‘The Glass Man’ Honored at US Film Festival

A Burmese documentary about a young disabled man in Burma receives Best Short Honorable Mention at the Asians on Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Photo Exhibit Closes Early Amid Fears that Content ‘Too Sensitive’

An exhibition of photographs documenting recent student protests is prematurely shuttered after the gallery owner expresses concern that the material is too politically sensitive.

2 Armed Men Attack Military-Owned Bank in Shan State

A Burmese military-owned bank in eastern Burma was targeted by armed attackers over the weekend, according to the military’s information department.

‘Crony’ Win Aung Removed From US Blacklist: Who’s Next?

Burma’s business community predicts that the delisting could signal a tide of redemption for a long list of so-called cronies ostracized by the Western superpower.

Winners of Annulled 1990 Election Plan Silver Jubilee

Elected representatives who won seats in Burma’s historic 1990 election, the results of which were ignored by the former military regime, will mark the 25th anniversary of the poll next month.

Kaman IDPs in Arakan State Ask Govt to Rebuild Homes

More than 4,000 Kaman Muslims in Arakan State are seeking government support for resettlement after their homes were destroyed during intercommunal violence in 2012.

Kokang Rebels Claim Dozens of Govt Soldiers Killed, Arms Seized

Kokang rebels say they killed dozens of government soldiers and seized numerous small arms while fending off a Burma Army attack in northern Shan State.

Strong Winds Disrupt Flights to and From Rangoon

Strong winds in Burma’s former capital lead to a suspension of all flights to and from Rangoon International Airport, according to reports in local media.

US Lifts Sanctions on Prominent Burmese Businessman

The Treasury removes a prominent Burmese businessman from a blacklist that had barred him from doing business in the United States.

Suu Kyi Pans Podesta Deal as Govt Wages PR Battle Against US Sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi has panned the government’s decision to pay a US firm to overhaul its image, as a presidential adviser admitted the firm had been charged with ending US sanctions.

Court Transfers Students’ Case, 4 Face Extra Charges in Rangoon

Letpadan Court transfers the case against 70 detained students to a court near Tharawaddy Prison, while four students face additional criminal charges by Rangoon police.

Amnesty Calls for Rio Tinto Probe for Role in Monywa Mine Sale

Amnesty International calls on British authorities to investigate British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto for a possible breach of sanctions against Burma.