# burma - Today’s News
# burma - Friday 28 February, 2014
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
# burma - Monday 30 December, 2013
Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.
# burma - Thursday 5 September, 2013
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# burma - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.
# burma - Saturday 25 May, 2013
Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area. # burma - Thursday 4 April, 2013
O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as
Burma. # burma - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.
# burma - Sunday 31 March, 2013
Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.
# burma - Friday 28 December, 2012
It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.
# burma - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
It’s reported that the pilot mistook the road for a runway in bad weather.
# burma - Monday 19 November, 2012
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Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.
# burma - Thursday 15 November, 2012
Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.
# burma - Thursday 20 September, 2012
The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.
Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.
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# burma - Monday 20 August, 2012
Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.
# burma - Thursday 21 June, 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi has advised the Irish government not to “look the other way” in relation to human rights abuses carried out by trading partners like China.
# burma - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in
Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings. # burma - Tuesday 19 June, 2012
See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.
# burma - Monday 18 June, 2012
“I have been welcomed to Ireland as though I belong to you.”
The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.
# burma - Sunday 17 June, 2012
The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.
# burma - Saturday 16 June, 2012
The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.
The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.
# burma - Thursday 14 June, 2012
The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in
Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation. # burma - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
# burma - Monday 11 June, 2012
At least eight people – including a 12-year-old girl – have been killed in sectarian violence in western
Burma. # burma - Wednesday 30 May, 2012
The Burmese pro-democracy leader will visit Ireland next month as part of a trip that will take in her acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991.
# burma - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
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The pro-democracy leader is due to visit Ireland in mid-June as part of her trip to Europe.
# burma - Friday 18 May, 2012
The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.
# burma - Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so. # burma - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.
# burma - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Democracy activist has been sworn in.
# burma - Monday 30 April, 2012
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The head of the Burmese opposition will lead party colleagues to the parliament on Wednesday after a dispute over a legislative oath was resolved.
# burma - Monday 23 April, 2012
Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against
Burma after year of political reform. # burma - Saturday 21 April, 2012
Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of
Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country. # burma - Wednesday 18 April, 2012
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