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University students marched to protest against Burma's National Education Law in Yangon earlier this month. Pic: AP.

Burma’s student protesters follow in predecessor’s footsteps

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 1:06PM UTC Comments Off University students marched to protest against Burma's National Education Law in Yangon earlier this month. Pic: AP.

Student protesters in Burma paid tribute to previous generations of student activists during recent protests against the National Education Law presently going through parliament....

Koh Tao murder case continues, suspects are denied bail

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:01AM UTC Comments Off The Burmese workers accused of committing Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun  the Koh Tao murders. Pic: AP.

A Koh Samui court this week denied bail to the two suspects in the high-profile murder case of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in September. The suspects, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, are being held on charges of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. The court refused a request for bail because the two men are migrant workers from Burma and are accused of major crimes, and are therefore considered a flight risk, according to The Irrawaddy....

UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadets

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:06PM UTC Comments Off

The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery shell into their parade ground near Laiza on November 19....

Thailand: Burmese ethnic armed groups ordered to inform junta of meetings

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:54PM UTC Comments Off Kachin Independence Army recruits in training. Photo: AP

Lt-Gen Sathit Pittrat, commander of the Thai Third Regional Army, has directed that Burmese ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) must give advance notice to and seek permission from the army for any meetings they intend to hold in Thailand....

Burma’s Kachin rebels say 22 dead in attack

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 9:47AM UTC Comments Off Recruits of the Kachin Independence Army in training near Laiza. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Burma say the army has killed 22 of their fighters in a mortar attack near the Chinese border....

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