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Amid Threats, Women Dissidents Stick to Political Beliefs

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

While Aung San Suu Kyi remains the most widely-known woman suppressed for her political views in Burma, the jails in that military-ruled country continue to be filled by lesser-known women dissidents being held on a range of questionable charges. […]

March 4, 2010  •  Read more ➤

2010 elections ‘unacceptable’, Burmese activists call Junta for dialogue

By Gina Dizon
(2nd of 2 Parts)

Burmese revolutionaries and activists say the 2010 elections is not the answer for a democratic change in Burma, nor will it lead to national reconciliation. Instead, they ask for a dialogue with the junta-led State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) for a review of the 2008 Constitution, release of all political prisoners, and recognition of the 1990 elections […]

February 28, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Burmese activists call for dialogue with the Junta

By Gina Dizon
(1st of 2 Parts)

Burmese revolutionaries and activists are saying a common statement on the country’s 2010 elections. They are boycotting the 2010 elections. The common sentiment is that 2010 elections is not the answer for a democratic change in Burma, nor will it lead to national reconciliation […]

February 21, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Dissident’s Release Spurs Questions

The release of a leading dissident in Myanmar over the weekend has intensified questions about whether the military regime will keep its promise to hold free and fair elections this year, and about what form the opposition will take.

The concerns deepened on Tuesday, amid reports that the government sentenced four women activists to prison terms with hard labor and the release of an Amnesty International study detailing cases of torture and other abuses against activists in recent years. […]

February 16, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Activists target Li’s Myanmar investments

By Annemarie Evans

Myanmese activist Khin Omar said yesterday businessman Li Ka-shing should either put pressure on the Myanmar junta to democratise or get out of her country.She said the head of Cheung Kong (Holdings) (SEHK: 0001) had a responsibility as an investor in the Southeast Asian regime’s logistics industry to influence the government and not permit it to perpetrate war crimes against its own people. […]

February 8, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar election date is uncertain, but not who will win

By Larry Jagan

The rumour mill in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is working overtime.

Increasingly October 10 is being seen as the date of the election because of the junta’s fixation on numerology: the day will be 10/10/10 in the Gregorian calendar […]

February 4, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Electoral preparations dominating junta actions

By Larry Jagan

Although there is as yet no election date set, campaigning by supporters of the junta is in full swing. “The New Light of Myanmar is full of reports and photographs of government ministers inaugurating community and development projects, shaking hands with local leaders and handing out financial assistance,” […]

February 1, 2010  •  Read more ➤

Burma freedom is ‘worst of the worst’

A Washington-based NGO has labeled Burma one of the worst countries in the world for ‘freedom’ in an annual report, released yesterday. Burma ranks alongside nine other countries in the “worst of the worst” category in Freedom House’s ‘Freedom in the World 2010’ report, which includes Libya, Tibet, China, Eritrea, North Korea and Equatorial Guinea. […]

January 13, 2010  •  Read more ➤