Myanmar sets April date for by-elections

Myanmar has set April 1 as the date for parliamentary by-elections, which will see pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party return to mainstream politics for the first time in two decades.

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Mizzima:Woman killed in Rangoon bomb blast

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BBC:N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced.

Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994, died on a train while visiting an area outside the capital, the announcement said.

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Aljazeera:Burmese days

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Blogs.wsj.com:Myanmar Monk Courts Dalai Lama

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Bangkokpost:

Italian-Thai Development [ITD] expects to allot 40,000 rai of industrial land in Burma’s Dawei project next year, with plans calling for a 300-billion-baht steel mill, says ITD president Premchai Karnasuta.
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Civil disobedience cannot rule the law

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By Roger Tan

IN 1996, when my clients and I were negotiating with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, led by its then head of the advisory and international division Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, I warned that too high a rate might cause the public to refuse payment to privatised entities out of civil disobedience.

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Myanmar – Flickers of progress or smoke and mirrors?

Diplomatically Speaking
By Dennis Ignatius

With more international engagement, questions remain as to how far the Myanmar regime will go to undertake meaningful reform.

Last week, the US opened a new chapter in its relations with Myanmar with a ground breaking visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Myanmar agrees to take back Rohingyas

UNB, Naypaitaw
Myanmar has agreed to take back from Bangladesh the Rohingya refugees who have been recently verified by the Myanmar authorities as per agreed criteria.
Myanmar President U Thein Sein gave the assurance to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during official talks at the President’s Office Tuesday.
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