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U.N.: Opium production surges in SE Asia

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 13 (UPI) — The global economic crisis was the apparent force behind a 22 percent surge in opium poppy cultivation in Southeast Asia in 2010, a U.N. report indicated. The report, released Monday, said the potential production value rose by $100 million from 2009 to $219 million. “Poverty and instability are two […]Read More

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Thailand stars in Suu Kyi film

A French production team is wrapping up location shooting in Thailand this week for a film about the life of Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Industry sources said well-known French director Luc Besson chose Thailand for the production of Dans La Lumiere in which Malaysian-born Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh plays the Nobel Peace […]Read More

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Suu Kyi calls on Thailand

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday called on Thais to be kind to migrants and refugees from her country. “We know it is not easy for Thailand to cope with the situation, but we would so appreciate it if you could do what you can for them,” she said in a phone interview […]Read More

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Thai merchant robbed at Thai-Burmese border gunpoint

TAK, 18 November 2010 (NNT)-The unrest which continues to exacerbate along the Thai-Burmese border has prompted the Burmese authority to impose a ban on commodity deliveries across the border at night, indirectly forcing businesses to close earlier than usual. Cross-border trades have been hectic and in a rush, as the Burmese authority allows merchants to […]Read More

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Thai Democrat party accuses Thaksin of making misleading comments

BANGKOK, 15 October 2010 (NNT) – The Democrat Party has retorted Thaksin Shinawatra’s statement in connection with the release of Aung San Su Kyi, saying the comment is misleading. In light of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s statement, made after the release of Aung San Su Kyi by the Burmese junta, saying the release of […]Read More

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Thailand welcomes release of Suu Kyi; Democracy leader promises human

BANGKOK, Nov 14 — The Thai government welcomes the release of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest by the military junta, according to a statement issued by the Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry. The statement, issued Saturday after the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, said her release marked “another important […]Read More

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Life and Healthcare in Myanmar (Burma)

By Sawan, November 24, 2010 – For some products and services in Myanmar, it’s mentioned that the particular products and service industries are ISO certified, but it never mentioned that the ISO certified is from which country and the registration number of the ISO certification. May be, it is a kind of fraud. All sort […]Read More

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Burma generals ‘sign Aung San Suu Kyi release order’

Reports are coming out of Burma saying the military authorities have signed an order authorising the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel laureate has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years, and her house arrest term expires on Saturday. There has been increased police activity outside her house in […]Read More