Protestors turned out in Mandalay and Rangoon over the weekend to call for the release of 100 student activists from Tharrawaddy Prison.
Police in Letpadan have reacted with force against up to 200 students and their supporters after tensions boiled over at the protest site.
Police, plain clothed thugs beat students and activists with batons and makeshift weapons, to disperse Rangoon crowd.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
Twenty-six years after the 8888 Uprising, the people of Burma say they are still fighting to establish an independent and fair democratic system.
Burmese migrant workers in Thailand fear that a crackdown is imminent as 70 Burmese nationals were arrested in Mae Sot on Monday.
Supermarkets in Rangoon are emptying their shelves of foreign brands of alcohol and cigarettes, after a government crackdown on illegal foreign imported goods.
On the sixth anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, monks call on the government for an official apology.
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