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Viewpoint: Has a year of civilian rule changed Burma?

7 Nov 2011: One year after the controversial Burmese elections the debate about whether there have been any significant changes inside the country rages on louder than ever. More ...

Burma dam: Why Myitsone plan is being halted

30 Sep 2011: In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in the face of growing public opposition. More ...

A lesson on business in Burma

15 Feb 2011: Don’t mess with the junta, reports Asia Sentinel. More ...

Ancient Burmese golden letter deciphered in Germany

30 Dec 2010: An eighteenth-century Burmese letter, made of almost pure gold and decorated with Rubies, has been deciphered by researchers in Germany. More ...

Could Burma finally be poised for reform?

24 Dec 2010: Not according to Bertil Lintner, who tells us not to believe the hype and that all we are seeing is the illusion of change. More ...

WikiLeaks cables: Burma general considered Manchester United buyout

6 Dec 2010: Junta leader Than Shwe thought about spending $1bn on football club despite country being devastated by cyclone Nargis. More ...

Burma undergoing political change—UN envoy

4 Dec 2010: The UN envoy to Burma says it is clear that political change is taking place in the country, despite strong UN criticism of last month’s poll there. More ...

“We Have to Tackle This—With Peaceful Means”

22 Nov 2010: In a SPIEGEL interview, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi discusses her house arrest, which lasted for more than seven years, overcoming fears of the military regime and her continuing fight for freedom. More ...

Another Journal Suspended for Reporting Suu Kyi's Release

20 Nov 2010: Open News, a private weekly journal, has been told to halt publication for two weeks after it carried reports of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's release last week and coverage of her speech to supporters. The move came after another publication, the First Eleven sports journal, received the same punishment for announcing Suu Kyi's release in a cryptic headline on its front page. Other privately owned journals, including Venus News, Hot News and Seven Day News, have also also been reprimanded by Burma's censorship board, the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, for similar offenses. More ...

Total, Chevron aiding Burma regime

10 Sep 2009: Energy giants Total and Chevron are propping up Burma’s junta with a gas project that has allowed the regime to stash nearly five billion dollars in Singaporean banks, a rights group has reported. More ...