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Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC Comments Off A nighttime view of the capital of Yangon. Pic: AP.

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten....

Burmese survivors say floated at sea for 25 days

By Sat, Feb 23, 2013 10:43AM UTC Comments Off Rescued Myanmar ethnic Rohingya Muslims spend time at a Sri Lankan immigration detention center in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Burma asylum seekers rescued by Sri Lanka’s navy last week say they floated for 25 days at sea and 97 people died of starvation after Thailand’s navy intercepted them and forcibly removed their boat’s engine. The Thai navy has denied the allegation. Thirty-two men and a boy now held at...

Can Burma’s President endeavor to start good governance?

By Sat, May 12, 2012 11:59PM UTC Comments Off Burma President Thein Sein, left, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung shake hands at the Government House during Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pic: AP

President Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) made a speech at the work coordination meeting to carry out the national and regional development tasks held at the President’s Office on Friday, the New Light of Myanmar said today. Vice-President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham, Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Nanda Kyaw...

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