Saturday, February 09, 2013

UN chief urges KIO and Burma govt to work for peace

8 Feb 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Kachin Independence Organization 
(KIO) and government to “continue their efforts towards genuine 
and sustainable peace in Kachin state”.

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AAPP offers scholarships to children of political prisoners

8 Feb 2013

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) held an official 
ceremony on Thursday afternoon to present scholarships to some of the children 
of political at the Royal Rose Restaurant on Shwegondaing Road in Yangon.

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ADB president announces $50m assistance for Myanmar

8 Feb 2013

The president of the Asia Development Bank (ADB), Haruhiku Karuda,
 visited Myanmar for the first time this week and announced a funding program 
of US$50 million to be invested in the country over the coming years.

Latpadaung victim undergoes fifth skin graft

8 Feb 2013

Buddhist novice U Thazana, 14, who was seriously injured during 
the Myanmar riot police’s violent crackdown on Latpadaung protesters,
 is still receiving medical treatment in the Royal Thai Army Hospital
 in Bangkok after undergoing a fifth skin graft on February 4.

After Burma Violence, Almost 6,000 Rohingyas Arrive in Thailand

8 Feb 2013

BANGKOK Nearly 6,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Thailand since October,
 when sectarian violence flared in Burma’s western Arakan State and displaced tens 
of thousands of people, a top Thai security agency said on Thursday.

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Pressure and Pragmatism in Burma

8 Feb 2013

SINGAPORE Under increasing international criticism over the civil war in Kachin State, 
Burma’s government has sought to refocus attention on the reformist narrative
 that has dominated international coverage since 
President Thein Sein took office almost two years ago.

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