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Missionary News Service Says Burma is Ethnic Cleansing

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Catholic missionary news service Fides said Thursday that Burma is carrying out ethnic cleansing against the mainly Christian Kachin ethnic minority near the border with China. Citing a local Catholic priest, Fides said in a news release that fighting had forced 20,000 people so far to leave their homes and the number is increasing […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Travel Outside Rangoon

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that she will travel outside Rangoon next week for the first time since her release from house arrest in November. The sources said the Nobel peace laureate will travel to the ancient city of Baban with her son Kim Aris Monday for a private […]

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Australian Publisher Convicted in Burma, Sentenced to Time Served

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Burma has convicted Australian publisher Ross Dunkley on simple assault charges but released him in recognition of time served while awaiting trial. Dunkley, the 55-year-old co-founder of the Myanmar Times, was arrested in February and spent six weeks in Burma’s notorious Insein prison before being released on bail. The court Thursday handed […]

US Nominee Seeks to Coordinate Global Response to Burma

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The nominee to be the U.S. special envoy to Burma says he is seeking better international coordination to push for democratic reform in Burma. Derek Mitchell said Wednesday that the inability of key members of the global community to coordinate their approach to Burma has undermined their efforts to press Burma’s government. Mitchell said he […]

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Burmese Pro-Democracy Party Asks Government to Discuss Warning

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Burmese political movement headed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is asking for a meeting with authorities to discuss a government order directing the organization to halt all political activities. The request came Wednesday, just hours after the Home Affairs Ministry warned the Nobel laureate in a letter that her National League for […]

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Burmese Pro-Democracy Party Asks Government to Discuss Warning

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Burmese political movement headed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is asking for a meeting with authorities to discuss a government order directing the organization to halt all political activities. The request came Wednesday, just hours after the Home Affairs Ministry warned the Nobel laureate in a letter that her National League for […]

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told VOA’s Burmese service Wednesday that the group is considering its response to the order, which came in a letter from the government. The NLD was forced […]

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies have been ordered to halt all political activities. The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Wednesday the order was issued in a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi’s political movement, the National League for Democracy. The NLD was forced to dissolve […]

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies have been ordered to halt all political activities. The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Wednesday the order was issued in a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi’s political movement, the National League for Democracy. The NLD was forced to dissolve […]

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Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung San Suu Kyi in a film about the Burmese democracy activist scheduled for release later […]

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