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Nearly 700 fishermen from Burma are missing after a three-day burst of storms that ripped apart rickety fishing boats in the Andaman Sea, news reports said yesterday.
BURMA's military government yesterday held a low-key ceremony marking Armed Forces Day, as anticipation mounts that it will soon turn over power to a nominally civilian administration.
A POWERFUL earthquake that toppled homes in north-eastBurma has killed more than 70 people, and there are fears that the toll will mount as conditions in more remote areas become known.
A SENIOR member of Burma's junta has resigned from parliament, an unexpected and unexplained move less than three weeks after he was sworn in.
BURMESE pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party will "meet their tragic end" if they stick to their position including support for Western sanctions, state media said this weekend.
The party of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said western sanctions should remain in place, arguing that the embargo affected the military regime and not the broader population.
BURMESE premier Thein Sein was chosen yesterday as the country's first civilian president in half a century, a move that does little to end the army's grip.
BURMA opened its first parliament in more than two decades yesterday, an event greeted with cautious optimism by opposition MPs despite the military's tight management of the event.
The Burmese opposition group led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has launched its first official website.
BURMA's highest court yesterday refused to hear a case filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeking to overturn the government's dissolution of her political party. The supreme court ruled the appeal had no legal basis, said her lawyer.
Burma has enacted a law that could draft men and women into the armed forces and mete out prison sentences of up to five years for draft dodgers. The country currently has a volunteer army.
BURMA'S pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi saw her younger son yesterday for the first time in a decade, in an emotional reunion at Rangoon airport ten years after they were last together.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to see one of her sons today for the first time in ten years, after Burma's military junta granted him a visa to visit her.
With the recent news from Burma, nobody can be completely ignorant of the work of Aung San Suu Kyi. However, we at James Gillespie's High School have always been aware of her and her struggle: so much so that she is one of the three leaders after which our 'learning communities' are named – alongside Henry Raeburn the artist and James Maxwell the scientist, she represents those who benefit humanity through politics.
BURMA's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has said that her recent release from seven years of detention does not signal a softening in the military's harsh, decades-long rule of the Southeast Asian nation.
BURMA'S military government yesterday warned against filing complaints over the 7 November election - a move that could spell trouble for newly-freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has vowed to probe alleged voting irregularities.
Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday said she was seeking a "non-violent revolution" as she began reviving her political movement, consulting lawyers about having her now-disbanded party declared legal again.
The release of Aung San Suu Kyi has left people in Burma "extremely worried" for her safety, a representative of the Burmese community said.