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Imprisoned Burmese journalists recognized for reporting truth

Two imprisoned Burmese journalists have been named this year’s recipients of an award in honor of a Japanese journalist killed during the 2007 monk-led protests ...
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Christian Preachers Closely Monitored by Regime

Preachers proselytizing the Christian Gospel in Chin State are being closely monitored by the military regime.Military personnel stationed in southern Chin Sate have been closely monitoring the activities of two Christian evangelists touring the area...
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Opium cultivation in Burma surges

Despite the Burmese military junta’s claims of successfully reducing drug cultivation in Burma, opium poppy cultivation in northern Shan state has sharply risen over the past two years, estimates a report by...
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Thai government refutes HRW report

Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has defended his government against Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s accusation of Thailand being a threat to principles of human rights in its annual...
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Burmese Air Force probes fighter jet crash

The Burmese Air Force has formed a group to investigate the crash of a F-7 fighter jet last Friday that killed the pilot, sources in the Air Force said....
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Six buildings and lands to be auctioned in Arakan

Burmese Army authorities will auction six public buildings and plots of land in four cities of Arakan State, said an official source....
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Another Arakanese Rohingya driving committee formed in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazaar

Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Another Arakanese Rohingya driving committee named “Youths Awareness of Ukhiya” was formed in Ukhiya union under Cox’s Bazaar district on January 4, after a protest meeting over Arakanese Rohingya refugees in Ukhiya with local youths and elders,...
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Burmese people continue to leave country despite looming elections

The exodus of Burmese people searching for jobs and new lives in neighboring countries continues, despite the ruling junta’s is plans to hold elections this year,...
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Thousands of Thai-Mon people joined in the 63rd Mon National Day ceremony in Uthai Thani

Thai-Mon communities gathered in Uthai Thani province to celebrate one of the most significant Mon holidays commemorating the founding of the old Mon capitol,...
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Army forces people to cultivate summer rice

The Burmese Army in Tamu district, Sagaing division, Burma has taken over privately cultivated land and forced local people to cultivate summer rice from December...
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Arakanese Rohingya girl raped in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State: An Arakanese Rohingya girl was raped by Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) personnel on the first week of January 2010, according to sources from...
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