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Minorities report

Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:47:09 2016
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Country profile: Burma

In less than five years, Burma has undergone widespread change. We explore its transformation in this month's 'Country Profile'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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Human rights award for Bo Kyi

Bo Kyi of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) who featured in the Burma mag and subsequently on Radio New Internationalist has just won a Human Rights Defender Award from Human Rights Watch.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: hunted down

The first anniversary of the popular protests against fuel pricerises in Burma has come around. And the security forces are stepping uptheir game, rounding up pro-democracy activists.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Yah boo sucks!

Total’s CEO has a hissy fit.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Dizzying efficiency

Sometimes the urge to fling the nearest available projectile at thetelevision set can take some suppressing. I found myself strugglingwhen, during the course of a news item on Burma, the anchor mentionedthe military junta winning the country’s referendum on a new constitution. A strangulated ‘Aaaargghhh!’ emerged nonethless.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma’s referendum among ruins

I’ve been reading today’s edition of propaganda rag The New Light of Myanmar. Normally all the railing against ‘foreign stooges’ and exhortations to ‘national duty’ (iefollowing the diktats of the ruling generals) is good for a cynicalchuckle. But, as the song goes, that joke isn’t funny anymore.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Seeing but not believing

Of all the images that have emerged from cyclone-hit Burma, the mostshocking for me were the most long distance ones. NASA releasedsatellite images of the country before and after the cyclone. The‘after' image is barely recognizable - the amount of the Irrawaddydelta in the south that is now blue instead of green is staggering.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: Refugees' lives in the balance

Perhaps it's not unsurprising that when cyclone Nargis strucksouthern Burma, my thoughts went first to a community of internalrefugees close to the Thai border in the north who would have beenphysically unaffected. These were the people of Wan Bai Pay* whohad been graceful in their hospitality to me earlier this year and whohad entrusted me with their traumatic stories (of slave labourextracted by Burma's military, of beatings, murder and rape) with thesimple request: ‘Tell the world about…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma must address its ‘Rohingya problem’

With ethnic violence displacing hundreds of thousands, a resolution can’t come too soon, says Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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