Crackdown expected on beggars as authorities prepare to clean up image of Burma’s second city prior to influx of tourists
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In Rangoon, the high cost of living has forced more and more people onto the streets to beg – and increasingly many of them are elderly.
Three dams in the pipeline as Burmese tycoons and Chinese companies look set to dominate the lucrative hydropower sector
Arakanese monk arrested in August at his monastery-cum-orphanage is given an eight-year sentence on obscenity and political activism charges
Amnesty International says that the 2,150 political prisoners in Burma are at the heart of the political impasse and must be released
Monk who bought 120 children from human traffickers and sheltered them at his Arakan state monastery is arrested on a raft of charges
Violence flares in the Ajil detention centre as some 200 Vietnamese and Burmese detainees attempt to set the administration office on fire
Six trafficked Burmese children held in a Malaysian immigration camp are set to remain there as the Burmese embassy denies them financial help to return home
Trafficked Burmese children as young as 10 kept in detention camp for nine months as Burmese embassy and UNHCR “play volleyball” with their futures
The scourge of Burma’s human trafficking crisis reaches across Southeast Asia, with senior government figures now known to be complicit in a multibillion-dollar industry
Apr 2, 2009 (DVB), Locals in a Chinese border town have said there could be a link between a young Burmese boy found murdered on Monday and increased incidences of[…]
Aug 5, 2008 (DVB), Monks who accepted a meal from the National League for Democracy during last month's Martyrs' Day celebration despite warnings from the authorities' have come under pressure[…]
May 21, 2008 (DVB), A joint rescue team comprised of people from Maha Gandaryon monastery and the Free Funeral Service and celebrities went to Kyaik Lat and Maaupin townships in[…]