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Former Burma prisoner of conscience ordained as priest

Catholic Herald Online - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
A human rights activist who was jailed for over a year in Myanmar has been ordained as a Catholic priest. Fr James Mawsdley was freed in 2000 after 415 days spent in solitary confinement.

Memoirs of a long forgotten march from Burma

The New Indian Express - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW SONGS OF THE SURVIVORS: THE EXODUS OF INDIANS FROM BURMA By: Yvonne Vaz Ezdani Publisher: Speaking Tiger Price: Rs 350, Pages: 220 Indeed, from the days of Alexander's invasion of the sub-continent, the most authentic sources of ...

COMMENTARY: Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines: change is coming?

Minda News - ‎13 hours ago‎
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 July) - In mid-2015 I wrote an article on the similarities and differences of Burma and the Philippines at a time when both countries were preparing for their respective national elections, Burma in November 2015 ...
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Burma Removes Hundreds of Names from Blacklist

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
RANGOON - The names of some 600 foreign and Burmese nationals were removed from Burma's blacklist, the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population told The Irrawaddy on Thursday.
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KIA, Burma Army Clash Amid Ongoing Ethnic Summit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
MAI JA YANG, Kachin State - As ethnic armed groups gathered in Kachin State's Mai Ja Yang to search for common ground toward federalism in Burma, clashes broke out twice on Thursday between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army ...

Dulwich College International to open in Burma

The PIE News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Speaking at a launch event at the British Ambassador's Residence, the British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Patrick said: “It brings me great pleasure to welcome Dulwich College to Burma; founded in 1619 the college is one of the UK's oldest and most ...

Burma Appoints New Permanent Representative to the UN

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Htin Lynn speaks during the opening ceremony of the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, May 29, 2015.

Exhibition sheds light on plight of wartime 'comfort women' in Burma

The Japan Times - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
An exhibition on sexual violence committed by the Japanese military in wartime Burma has begun at a Tokyo museum as part of efforts to document the experiences of female victims.

Border-based CSOs urge State Counselor to allow their involvement in Burma's nation-building

Burma News International - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
In the current transition and political reform in Burma, the border-based CSOs held a meeting from May 7-9, 2016, regarding their role and participation along the Thai-Burma border and decided to send the open letter. The signatory border-based CSOs ...

The Lives of Migrant Workers in Thailand's 'Little Burma'

Global Voices Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Wandering through Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok, the image of people wearing the traditional wrap-around sarongs called longyi or tamein while speaking Burmese could make a stranger feel as though they are in Myanmar's largest city Yangon, ...

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Steve Brandt, Star Tribune Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their ...

ALP Officer Arrested for Accusing Burma Army of War Crimes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
RANGOON - The communications officer of the Arakan Liberation Party, Khine Myo Htun, was detained on Monday in Sittwe, the Arakan State capital, where he is facing incitement charges for accusing the Burma Army of committing war crimes in the state.

Advice to tourists: Don't sport your Buddha tattoo in Burma

National Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The skyline of Bagan, Burma (also known as Myanmar), is dotted with more than 2,200 Buddhist temples. Built largely in the 13th and 14th centuries, they're beautiful - a dusty red sandstone or a glinting gold - with massive Buddha statues inside ...
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Burma: US embassy apologizes over 'bomb scare'

Asian Correspondent (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
AFTER triggering a bomb scare in the Burmese (Myanmar) capital of Yangon, the United States embassy in the country has apologized over a tear gas training exercise incident which prompted emergency services to be dispatched to the scene.

Vera Lynn sings 'we'll meet again' at opening of Burma club

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Vera Lynn sings 'we'll meet again' at opening of Burma club. Sir William Slim opens Burma club, knocks and enters building while General Hawthorne makes presentation to Frank Cowen, the club president and they invite Vera Lynn sings We'll Meet Again.

Meet the Burma market beautician

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Burma beautician Duncan Ochieng. The 29-year-old beautician is passionate about his trade which puts food on his young family's table.

Burma Army Defends Soldier Against Myitkyina Murder Accusation

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
RANGOON - At a press conference in Rangoon on Wednesday, the Burma Army re-stated their defense of a low-ranking soldier accused by locals of murdering an unarmed ethnic Kachin student, aged 19 years old, in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on ...

Burma Army Reveals Concerns Over Ethnic Summit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Army spokesman and chief of military security affairs Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo reiterated the Tatmadaw's—the Burmese term for the national army—intention to cooperate with the civilian-led National League for Democracy (NLD) government, but said the best ...

Unwarranted changes to sanctions endanger Burma's transition to democracy

The Hill (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In 1988 the military junta in Burma brutally cracked down on a wave of peaceful uprisings. From then on, the country was under the iron fist of a military dictatorship, which repressed all democratic opposition, violated human rights, and was ...
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Burma: Military admits killing 5 civilians, soldiers to face trial

Asian Correspondent (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
THE Burmese (Myanmar) military has admitted to killing at least five civilians last month and has vowed to prosecute at the soldiers responsible for the act.
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