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Burmese Couple Allegedly Murdered by Thai Employee

A Thai employer has been accused of murdering two Burmese refugees, a married couple, who were working on his farm in Thailand’s Tak Province

Australian Reporter Deported From Burma

A foreign reporter for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) news agency is forced to leave the country after covering a protest in support of press freedom.

Burma Ethnic Alliance Sets Up ‘Federal Army’ Office

The United Nationalities Federal Council confirms that it has opened a “war office” in an area controlled by Kachin rebels.

Suu Kyi to Hold Rally in Irrawaddy Division for Charter Amendments

More than 50,000 people are expected to meet Burma’s main opposition on Saturday when she attempts to demonstrate public support for constitutional reform.

Rangoon Auto Show Yields One Sale

 

Renewed Fighting Not Linked to Census-Taking: Burmese Minister

Immigration and Population Minster Khin Yi says he will keep working to collect more data, despite problems in northern Burma and Arakan State.

Ambush on Burma Army Convoy Kills 3, TNLA Claims

Ethnic Palaung rebels say they ambushed a Burma Army convoy in northern Shan State’s on Wednesday, killing at least three soldiers and destroying two trucks.

Kachin Fighting Worrisome, KNU Tells Govt

The Karen National Union (KNU) has raised concerns with Minister Aung Min, the government’s lead peace negotiator, about fighting in northern Burma.

KIO, Govt to Meet for Peace Talks Next Week

The Burmese government’s negotiation team agrees to meet with a delegation from the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) next Tuesday, amid ongoing hostilities in Kachin State.

Farmers Injured in Clash With Police After Court Decision

A court in Pegu Division denies bail for a protest leader from Thaekone Township, where locals claim the government handed farmland to a crony businessman.

88 Activists Urge Govt, Rebels to Increase Ceasefire Talk Efforts

The 88 Generation activist told the government and ethnic rebels that they are concerned about the stalling ceasefire talks and want to get involved.

KIA to Release 2 Civil Servants

Two Kachin State civil servants were “mistakenly arrested” by Kachin rebels and would be released, but another seven civilians were also reported detained.

Rights Groups Say Interfaith Marriage Bill Is an Unnecessary Distraction

Ninety-seven Burmese NGOs condemn the drafting of a bill to restrict interfaith marriage, which they say is distracting the public ahead of a general election.

Offerings, Recitations to Quell Rising Toll on Burma’s ‘Death Highway’

Volunteers and Buddhist monks from Mandalay are set to hold ceremonies this weekend to appease the spirits believed to haunt the country’s most dangerous road.

Burma Army Detains 14 Kachin IDPs, NGO Says

Burma Army units in Kachin State’s Mansi Township detained 14 displaced villagers at a camp near Man Win Gyi town, an aid group says.

NLD, 88 Generation to Hold Rallies, Nationwide Campaign for Constitutional Reform

NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 88 Generation activist leader Min Ko Naing will address rallies in Rangoon and Mandalay calling for constitutional reform.

Virtual Modeling to Help Save Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery

In a project being led by US-based World Monuments Fund, laser scanners are used to collect data to inform renovation work on a teak monastery.

Burma Launches New Insurance Policy for Highway Travelers

High numbers for accidents on Burma’s roads have been recorded recently, especially on the notorious stretch between Rangoon and Naypyidaw known as the “death highway.”

Journalists’ Arrest ‘Not Good’ for Media Environment: Information Minister

Minister of Information Aung Kyi says the recent detention of several journalists has created “not a good situation” for Burma’s fledgling free media.

Few Burmese Migrants Apply for Regular Passports in Thailand

A number of hurdles are keeping most Burmese migrants from applying to upgrade their temporary passports for regular passports in Thailand.