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UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow leads Burma delegation

UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow leads Burma delegation

By Wed, Jul 31, 2013 5:08PM UTC Comments Off UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow leads Burma delegation

Burma’s President Thein Sein received a British delegation led by Speaker of the House of Commons, UK Parliament Mr. John Bercow and party at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Tuesday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said today. The British Speaker of the House of Commons was accompanied by...

Refugees face uncertain future as Burma opens

By Sun, May 12, 2013 1:40PM UTC Comments Off Refugees face uncertain future as Burma opens

MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (AP) — Since the day she was born, 20-year-old Naw Lawnadoo has known almost nothing of the world beyond the fence and guard posts that hem her in with 45,000 others — ethnic minorities from Burma/Myanmar and those like her who were born and raised in the Mae La refugee...

Burma’s opposition party re-elects Suu Kyi for top job

By Sun, Mar 10, 2013 7:32PM UTC Comments Off Burma’s opposition party re-elects Suu Kyi for top job

 Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the key opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), Saturday pronounced publicly towards her fellow members to be united in the midst of fuss that could weaken the league in the upcoming historic elections in 2015.The NLD is holding its first all-party congress in Rangoon this weekend. Burma’s...

In Burma’s Kachin state, answers to conflict remain elusive

By Thu, Feb 21, 2013 4:38PM UTC Comments Off In Burma's Kachin state, answers to conflict remain elusive

LAWA YANG, Burma (AP) — Kneeling beside a line of freshly dug trenches carved like one long, open wound into a lush hillside, the rebel sergeant peered through dusty binoculars at all his troops had lost. Scattered across the sprawling valley below, a dozen thatched-roof homes stood quiet, abandoned by fleeing villagers as government forces...

Burma announces end of Kachin war, after seizing more areas

By Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:53PM UTC Comments Off Burma announces end of Kachin war, after seizing more areas

The Burma information ministry pronounces the Burma Army will stop its fighting against ethnic Kachin rebels, taking into account growing international condemnation. The government’s information ministry on Friday announced a close-down to military operations in Kachin state. The Lower House of Burma (Myanmar) made a request to the Union Peacemaking Central Committee and KIO/KIA at...