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Apr 09, 2013 (English Version)


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32 Students Allegedly Massacred in Recent Meikhtila Violence

Three weeks after anti-Muslim riots erupted in Meikhtila town, reports are emerging that a group of 32 madrasa students were killed in an attack. Read More


USDP Official Suggest “Communists” Involvement in Anti-Muslim Riots

Senior USDP official and former military junta member Aung Thaung has suggested that “communists” might have been involved in last month’s anti-Muslim violence. Read More


Govt Admits Not Doing Anything to Stop Sales of Anti-Muslim Propaganda

Police forces in areas of Burma hit by communal violence in recent weeks have done nothing to enforce laws against the distribution of extremist propaganda. Read More


Burma’s Minority Leaders Meet Japanese Govt

An alliance of armed ethnic groups talks with Japan’s prime minister in Tokyo about promoting aid projects in their states. Read More


Three Burmese Women Rescued from Captors in Thailand

The victims told The Irrawaddy they were repeatedly raped and forced to work without pay for three months after being captured in January. Read More


Shwe Pipeline Explosions Highlight Safety Concerns

After two explosions at the Chinese gas pipeline in Shan State, activists in Rangoon urge authorities to protect local residents. Read More


Buddhist Monks Incite Muslim Killings in Burma

Ethnic hatred unleashed in Burma after 49 years of military rule is spreading, threatening the country’s historic democratic transition. Read More


China’s Tug of War

Beijing’s grip slips as Burma changes course, but the Asian superpower isn’t stepping aside yet. Read More


The Folly of Sanctions

In Burma and around the world, America’s greatest tool to force change is not sanctions, but economic engagement. Read More


Indonesia’s Special Relationship with Burma Faces Testing Times

In the spotlight when Yudhoyono arrives in Burma later this month will be how the region’s largest, most vibrant democracy is assisting with Burma’s reforms. Read More


Factories That Ran on Korean Cooperation Go Silent

A factory complex that is North Korea’s last major economic link with the South is a ghost town after Pyongyang recalled its 53,000 workers. Read More


New Fears in Sri Lanka amid Anti-Muslim Campaign

An escalation in anti-Muslim sentiment causes fears of a new wave of ethnic violence in a country still recovering from a quarter-century civil war. Read More


76 Rohingya Found Adrift Off Indonesia

Indonesian police said they have found 76 hungry, dehydrated Rohingya asylum seekers who fled Burma in a rickety boat hobbled by a storm. Local police chief Lt. Col. Djadjuli said fishermen towed the boat to shore on Monday after discovering it off Indonesia’s westernmost Aceh province. The group—all members of the ethnic Rohingya minority— included [...] Read More


Google Adds Burmese Language to Search Engine

The Google search engine now recognizes Burmese language fonts, Eleven Myanmar reported on Monday. The search engine began recognizing Myanmar 2, Myanmar 3 and Myanmar Padauk fonts earlier this month, as part of Google’s push to improve Internet access in the country. The expanded service follows a visit to Rangoon by Google’s executive chairman Eric [...] Read More


Monk Arrested for Smuggling Rohingya in Buddhist Robes

A Burmese monk has been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle a group of Rohingya Muslims disguised in Buddhist robes from western Arakan State to Rangoon, Radio Free Asia reported on Monday. The monk from Mon State and the driver were charged with smuggling eight Muslim men and helping them impersonate the Buddhist clergy, the [...] Read More


Letpadaung Protests Continue as Hundreds March Against the Mine

Residents near the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Monywa, northwest Burma, have continued protesting after applying for permission from authorities, Mizzima news agency reported on Monday. About 500 protesters peacefully marched from Tone Ywar village to Nyaung Pin Gyi port on Friday to demonstrate against the project, the news agency said. They carried signs with [...] Read More


Burma to Open Museum in Late UN Chief’s House

A home that once belonged to a former UN secretary-general, the late U Thant, is being restored and will open as a new museum in Rangoon. Government officials, diplomats and members of U Thant’s family gathered Saturday at a ceremony at the home, a two-story yellow villa built in the 1920s and where he lived [...] Read More


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