Drug adddicts are surrounded by discarded dirty needles and syringes at a cemetery in Nampatka village, northeastern Shan State, Burma, Jan 28, 2014. Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard to get high. Some ... CBS News, 1 month ago
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By Casey Hynes While the Burmese government's crackdown on illegal logging looks like a good idea on the surface, many experts are warning of far-reaching effects Burma's recent announcement of a ban on exporting unprocessed timber logs seems ...Eurasia Review, 1 week ago
The United States on Thursday condemned ';deplorable'; conditions in North Korea and said serious abuses against stateless Rohingya Muslims threaten Myanmar's progress onBig News Network, 1 month ago Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 31 March 2014 Human Rights Watch, 2 weeks ago PROCUREMENT: North Korea Deploys Methamphetamine Against America Strategy Page, 1 month ago
GROUP for Four Elements, organized basically with members of All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) is working on assisting and resolving unjust cases of land confiscation, said Comrade Ye Lin, secretary of the Organizing and Relationship ...Myanma Freedom Daily, 1 month ago
OFAC announced last week that it issued additional Frequently Asked Questions and respective answers relating to what remain of U.S. sanctions against Burma. None of the additional questions or answers is surprising or resolves an issue that is not ...Lexology, 1 week ago
By Nehginpao Kipgen I recently made a month-long research trip to Myanmar, also referred to as Burma by some countries. I had the opportunity of meeting the elite from a diverse political spectrum. Among others, I sat down with the country's ...Korea Times, 3 weeks ago Myanmar spring: Look, listen, learn and leave TheStar.com.my, 1 month ago
A ban on all raw timber exports from Burma came into effect on Tuesday, in an attempt to rein in one of the country's highly lucrative and notoriously corrupt extractives. The new regulation, which criminalises cross-border trade of unrefined wood ...DVB, 2 weeks ago A love story for 21st century Burma DVB, 3 weeks ago Soldiers, police patrol streets in western Burma San Francisco Chronicle, 3 weeks ago Burma's Rohingya Face Census Dilemma VOA News, 3 weeks ago
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Two years after Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of Top Gear, was embroiled in a row over claims that he had ridiculed India and its people in his programme, he has landed in another controversy this time an Indian-origin actor has ...Hindustan Times, 2 weeks ago
An elephant pulls a teak log in a logging camp in Pinlebu township, Sagaing, northern Burma, in this picture taken March 6, 2014. Soe Zeya Tun—Reuters Some 5,000 elephants are used in Burma's timber industry. When logging stops, they'll either ...Time, 2 weeks ago
Low phone penetration and spotty Internet access have held back Myanmar, previously called Burma, but foreign investment and aid could unlock its fledgling tech sector. It's a Saturday afternoon and Ye Lin Aung has been holed up in an office all ...Christian Science Monitor, 2 weeks ago
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