Burma Election Lacks Credibility, Says the US

With the 7 November 2010 Burmese general elections in sight, the oppressive Burmese military regime has increased restrictions on the rights of assembly for political candidates.

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for close watch on election: lawyer

YANGON — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants the Myanmar people to keep a close watch on upcoming elections and speak out if the vote is not free and fair, her lawyer said Tuesday.

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Burmese women’s legs in the media


In July, authorities in Myanmar suspended Popular Journal for a week after it repeatedly published racy pictures of models, like these two, on its centre spread:


Eurasiareview:How The CIA Bedded Down In Burma

By Joseph Allchin

“…in pursuit of the fundamental US goals of peace, democracy and reconciliation in Burma.”- US Congressional Statement, October 2009.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) chief was asked to come to the transmissions room in the US embassy in Rangoon. It was 1992 and Richard Horn had only recently been made DEA chief in what was then the world’s largest producer of heroin, Burma.


Bangkok Post:Top brass in Burma resign to run in poll

RANGOON:A major reshuffle by Burma’s ruling junta marks the biggest shift within the military in decades, with changes to more than 70 senior army officers’ positions, an officer said Saturday.


Myanmar opposition in disarray as polls approach


Should parents ‘friend’ their kids on Facebook?

NEW YORK, Aug 26 — To friend or not to friend is the big question facing many parents dealing with teenagers on Facebook.


AFP:Singaporean arrested after Facebook attack on govt

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean man who attacked the ruling party on Facebook and urge people to “burn” a cabinet minister has been arrested on charges of inciting violence, police said Wednesday.


NY Muslim project spurs support coalition

By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Muslim, Jewish, Christian and civic groups formed a coalition on Wednesday to back a plan for a Muslim center near the site of the World Trade Center attacks in New York that has sparked heated national debate.


Home Ministry admits ‘lapses’ at detention camps


Malaysia’s Home Ministry admitted today to poor standards at detention centres for illegal migrants and trafficking victims, after a report labelled them “ticking time bombs”.

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KL firm to build dam on Mekong tributary


A Malaysian firm has been granted permission to build a 130-megawatt dam in north-western Laos on a tributary of the Mekong River, state media reports said today.

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ငါး ငသေလာက္ပမာ ေၾကာက္စရာအ႐ိုးမ်ားနဲ႔ အိုဘယ့္ မီဒီယာ ( ရဲ ေဘာ္ေက်ာ္သန္း)


က်ဳပ္တို႔ မီဒီယာေတြအေၾကာင္း ေျပာမလို႔ပါ။ ေျပာေရးရွိလို႔သာေျပာရတယ္ ေၾကာက္ေတာ့ ခပ္ေၾကာက္ေၾကာက္ပဲ။ မေၾကာက္လုိ႔ လည္း မျဖစ္ဘူးေလ။ သတင္းမီဒီယာဆိုတာက နတ္ဆိုးလိုပဲ။ ေန႔စဥ္ပူေဇာ္ပသေနလဲ မ ခ်င္မွ မ တာ။ သူစိတ္ဆိုးလို႔ ေႏွာက္ယွက္ ရင္လဲ မလြယ္သလို စိတ္ေပ်ာ္လို႔ က်ီစယ္ရင္လည္း မေခ်ာင္ဘူး။ တခါတေလ သူစိတ္႐ူးေပါက္လို႔ မ စ ရင္ေတာ့ ေကာင္းစားေပေတာ့ ေပါ့။ မ တယ္ဆိုတာကလည္း ဆယ္ခါရံတခါပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ေၾကာက္ေန ပူေဇာ္ေနၾကရတာပဲေလ။


NYT:Proposed Muslim Center Draws Opposing Protests

Around noon on Sunday, Michael Rose, a medical student from Brooklyn, approached some of the hundreds of protesters who had gathered near ground zero to rally against a mosque and Islamic center planned for the neighborhood.


Singapore tops immigration poll as Malaysia lags behind

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Singapore continues to be far more successful than Malaysia at attracting human capital, according to a recent Gallup survey on popular immigration destinations which the island republic topped and Malaysia missing the top 20 cut.