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In the summer of 1855, a British delegation ventured up the Irrawaddy river to the court of the king of Burma. Along with its usual coterie of military and diplomatic officials, the mission brought a man with a fairly novel profession: a ... Hindu Business Line, 1 month ago

British MP-Elect Proud of Burma Heritage

Paul Scully will serve as a newly elected UK parliamentarian representing the Sutton constituency in the southwest of London. (Photo courtesy of Paul Scully) LONDON — One of the most heated debates in the run-up to parliamentary elections ...
 Irrawaddy1 week ago
Amnesty International UK

UK: Investigate Rio Tinto's role in potential Burma sanctions busting

The UK Government must investigate the British-Australian mining company Rio Tinto over a possible breach of EU economic sanctions on Burma, Amnesty International said ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting in London today (16 April). ...
 Noodls1 month ago
Irrawaddy

The Battle for Mandalay Remembered, 70 Years On

(From left to right) British Defence Attaché to Burma Colonel Tony Stern, David Daniels and Colonel John Douglas Slim during a service on Mandalay Hill to mark 70 years since the allies retook the city from the Japanese. (Photo: Zarni Mann / The ...
 Irrawaddy2 months ago
Philippine Daily Inquirer

How Do We Solve A Problem Like The Rohingya?

:41 View Comments Pic: Reuters The government of Myanmar (Burma) rejects any suggestion that they are its responsibility. The Rohingya, it claims, are not an indigenous people of Burma, but Bengali Muslims who migrated from neighbouring ...
 Malaysian Digest1 day ago Who Are The Rohingyas And Why Are They Fleeing Myanmar?  Huffington Post3 days ago The Splainer: Who are the Rohingyas and why are they fleeing Myanmar?  Social Dashboard3 days ago Who Are The Rohingya And Why Are They Fleeing Myanmar?  Malaysian Digest1 week ago
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From Vietnam and now Burma

Some years back, during a visit with family in Virginia in the United States, we were eating at a Vietnamese restaurant in a strip mall when the waitress interrupted our lively exchange. Excuse me, she said, are you from the Philippines? When we ...
 Philippine Daily Inquirer1 day ago

What it was like to fight the Japanese Kamikaze

Amazon.co.uk Seventy years ago Britain rejoiced. War in Europe was over. The British Army and the RAF were still fighting against the Japanese in the jungles of Burma, but for other British forces, peace finally reigned across much of the world. ...
 Business Insider4 days ago

1946 George Cross to be given back to Indian soldier's widow

Comment · print · T T T+· T- TOPICS The highest British military honour for gallantry, awarded posthumously to Naik Kirpa Ram, was handed over to Brahmi Devi in 1946. The British High Commission will return the stolen George Cross ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

How end of WWII paved way for end of British rule in India

shows people around Raisina Hill in New Delhi gathered to celebrate Indian Independence from the British The victory of the Allied forces in the war, which lasted six years, was made possible by a massive contribution of over 2.5 million Indian ...
 Asian Age2 weeks ago Netaji's forgotten Indian Army  New Delhi Pioneer2 weeks ago
Irrawaddy

Thai Court Allows Review of DNA Evidence in Koh Tao Murders

People wait in line as Thai police collect data as part of their investigation into the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao. (Photo: Reuters) RANGOON — A court on the Thai island of Koh Samui has agreed to allow a review ...
 Irrawaddy3 weeks ago Thai murders evidence re-examined  Yahoo! UK and Ireland3 weeks ago Thai murder evidence review request  BBC3 weeks ago Thai Beach Murders Fund Beats £10k Target  Sky News2 months ago
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