Campbell meets Suu Kyi

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Campbell meets Suu Kyi/] US diplomat Kurt Campbell yesterday met with Aung San Suu Kyi for the second time in six months. “I was again moved by the perseverance[…]

A Day in the Life

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/A Day in the Life/] While the Burmese government continues to auction off the country’s vast natural energy resources as part of its grand vision of a developed nation[…]

Waiting in the Shadow of Darkness

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Waiting in the Shadow of Darkness/] Rangoon waits in the shadow of darkness of the general elections that are looming on the horizon. The ruling military regime’s (State Peace[…]

Rangoon bombings

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Rangoon bombings/] As thousands gathered in Rangoon last week to celebrate Burmese new year (‘Thingyan’), three bombs exploded in an area close to Kandawgyi lake and popular with revellers.[…]

16th ASEAN summit

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/16th ASEAN summit/] Regional leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) yesterday began the 16th ASEAN summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the Burma elections expected to feature[…]

Decision Time

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Decision time/] Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on 29 March announced that it would boycott controversial elections this year. The decision means that the[…]

Armed Forces Day

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Armed Forces Day/] Both government and opposition on 27 March separately marked the 65th annual Armed Forces Day (or Resistance Day), which commemorates the start of the Burmese army’s[…]

A Week in Pictures

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A Portrait of Burma

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/A Portrait of Burma/] I really didn’t know what to expect to find in Burma before I arrived. I knew that the country was very isolated and that the[…]

Even Though I’m Free I Am Not

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Enigma/] Though imprisoned they are everywhere with us. More than 2,100 political prisoners are currently incarcerated in the most horrendous of prison conditions in Burma’s notorious jails. Since the[…]

Karen Revolution Day

[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Karen Revolution Day/| thumbnail_padding=5|top_margin=1] It is 61 years since the British empire left Burma, and its promise to the Karen that an independent state would be theirs remains a[…]