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Burmese Activist Issues Irrawaddy Appeal

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says a joint Burma-China hydro-electric project is impeding water flow on Burma’s largest river, the Irrawaddy, threatening rice production in a country that relies on the grain as a staple food and as a major export. In an appeal issued Thursday, the Nobel laureate sided with environmentalists and […]

Burmese Activist Issues Irrawaddy Appeal

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says a joint Burma-China hydro-electric project is impeding water flow on Burma’s largest river, the Irrawaddy, threatening rice production in a country that relies on the grain as a staple food and as a major export. In an appeal issued Thursday, the Nobel laureate pins large-scale environmental problems […]

Burmese Activist Issues Irrawaddy Appeal

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says a joint Burma-China hydro-electric project is impeding water flow on Burma’s largest river, the Irrawaddy, threatening rice production in a country that relies on the grain as a staple food and as a major export. In an appeal issued Thursday, the Nobel laureate pins large-scale environmental problems […]

Burma Announces Shake-Up of Public Information Operations

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s new government has announced a reorganization of the way it provides official information to the public. Official media on Thursday reported the formation of an 11-member team that will be responsible for the release of news and information and for holding occasional press conferences. The team will be headed by Information Minister Kyaw Hsan […]

U.S. Women Senators Urge Clinton to Act on Burma Rapes

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of women U.S. senators have accused Burma’s military of using rape as a weapon of war and are urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure the Burmese government to halt the practice. In a letter Wednesday, the bi-partisan group asked Secretary Clinton to support establishment of an international commission of inquiry into […]

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Burma Seeks IMF Help to Modernize Currency Exchange System

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese media say the government has asked the International Monetary Fund to help it reform a complex foreign exchange system that has become a barrier to economic growth. IMF officials confirmed to Reuters news agency this week that a team will travel to Burma in the second half of October to assist in the reforms. […]

Burmese Lawmakers Back Government Peace Efforts, Warn Against Disunity

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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An open letter from 23 Burmese legislators urges everyone interested in ending the nation’s ethnic conflicts to avoid actions that could undermine the country’s unity. The letter, published in state media Tuesday, comes less than two weeks after an open letter from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which appealed for the government and ethnic […]

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Burma Seeks IMF Help to Modernize Currency Exchange System

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state-controlled media say the government has asked the International Monetary Fund to help it reform a complex foreign exchange system that has become a barrier to economic growth. IMF officials confirmed to Reuters news agency this week that a team will travel to Burma in the second half of October to assist in the […]

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Burmese Democracy Leader Marks Uprising Anniversary

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has challenged the government by attending a ceremony honoring victims of a failed 1988 uprising against military rule. The ceremony Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the so-called 8.8.88 uprising, which marked her emergence as a leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. At Monday’s event, she urged about 400 […]

Burmese Democracy Leader Marks Uprising Anniversary

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has challenged the government by attending a ceremony honoring victims of a failed 1988 uprising against military rule. The ceremony Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the so-called 8.8.88 uprising, which marked her emergency as a leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. At Monday’s event, she urged about 400 […]

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