The rare demonstrations in Rangoon and beyond are persistent and are likely to continue for some time. But since the regime has arrested and detained several key activists and prominent former student leaders
Burma's military government has ordered local officials and hotels to be on the look-out for key pro-democracy activists as it tries to squash unusually persistent protests sparked by fuel price hikes, an official said on Thursday.
More than 200 poultry died early this week in Mae Surin, a Karenni temporary refugee camp in Mae Hong Son, causing officials to suspect a bird flu outbreak and cull other birds, according to the camp's health department.
A day after the popular Hollywood actor Jim Carrey went on YouTube calling for people to support the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the US said Tuesday it will continue its effort for political change in Burma through the United Nations and Asean.
Thailand's military-appointed prime minister said on Wednesday he opposed a proposal by the European Union to monitor the upcoming general election, the first since a coup ousted disgraced Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last year.
Defense lawyers have mounted their first legal challenge against a ruling by the Cambodia genocide tribunal, arguing against the detention of a former Khmer Rouge prison chief, officials said on Wednesday.