Friday, April 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013 (English Version)


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Muslim Gold Shop Owners Imprisoned for Meikhtila Unrest

The owners of a gold shop in central Burma have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after a dispute at their shop sparked a wave of anti-Muslim riots. Read More


Rohingya Condemn Burning of Independence Hero Aung San’s Picture

Rohingya organizations have condemned the burning of a picture of Gen. Aung San at a recent rally in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok. Read More


Walking Through the Fire to Honor the Goddess Kali

Rangoon’s Hindus gathered last week for the annual ‘fire-walking ceremony’ to honor the Goddess Kali. Devotees braved heat and pains to show their faith. Read More


Poe La Pyae Insulted Me, Says Traffic Policeman

The grandson of former dictator Than Shwe is back in the news for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer last month. Read More


Former Burma Political Detainee Won’t Give Up Prison Shirt

In a show of solidarity for those still detained, former political prisoner Win Tin refuses to give back the blue shirt issued to all inmates. Read More


China’s Bird Flu Response Shows New Openness

China is practicing a new degree of transparency in contrast to its 2003 SARS debacle, which devastated the government’s credibility at home and abroad. Read More


Malaysia’s Rancid Election

Malaysia’s national elections are taking place against the backdrop of the most rancid ethnic and political atmosphere since 1969. Read More


Pentagon Report Says North Korea Likely Has Nuclear Tipped Missiles

A Pentagon spy agency has concluded with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has developed a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Read More


Let’s hope it all comes out in the wash

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Burma Names 12 Bidders In Race For 2 Mobile Licenses

Burma has announced the names of 12 international consortia that have pre-qualified to bid for two mobile licenses, moving closer to opening one of the last major untapped mobile markets. Among the companies are India’s Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, Japan’s KDDI Corp, Africa’s MTN, Singapore Telecommunications, Norway’s Telenor SA and Digicel, a group backed by [...] Read More


Burma’s Rohingya Blocked From Suu Kyi Visit in Japan

Rohingya Muslims living in Japan say they are being prevented from meeting Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi when she visits this weekend, AFP reported Thursday. Zaw Min Htut, who leads a group of about 200 Rohingyas Muslims in the country, told the news agency that event organizers said they were not welcome at [...] Read More


Teachers at Rangoon Islamic School to Face Negligence Charges After Fire

An official commission tasked with investigating a blaze that killed 13 students at an Islamic boarding school in Rangoon earlier this month has released the results of its final report, defending earlier claims that an overheated voltage regulator sparked the blaze and saying two teachers would be charged for negligence, the New Light of Myanmar [...] Read More


Blaze in Mandalay Division Destroys 200 Homes

About 200 homes have been destroyed after a fire broke out in Mandalay Division early on Friday morning, Eleven Media reported. The fire in East Chipar, Chanmyathazi Township, started at about 2 am and was extinguished two hours later after destroying properties on about seven acres. Authorities were investigating to determine where and how the [...] Read More


Bomb Kills 2 Soldiers, Wounds 6 in South Thailand

Police say two soldiers were killed and six were wounded in a bombing in south Thailand. Police Col. Manit Yimsai said Thursday that suspected insurgents detonated an improvised bomb hidden on the road surface in Pattani Province’s Panarae District. The soldiers were in armored vehicles traveling Wednesday night, and the attack was one of 36 [...] Read More


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