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Thu, 18 Sep 2014

On Sept 18, 1988, the Burma Army carried out a coup d’état after having launched a brutal crackdown on a democratic uprising that was sweeping through Burma’s towns and cities. It was the beginning another two decades of brutal repression. The story below, which first appeared on Aug 5, 2013, talks to two doctors who were involved in saving those who were injured during the crackdown.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Villagers from Chaung Tha in Irrawaddy Division have rejected a planned land reclamation project that would see mangrove forests cleared to make way for housing plots in the beachside village.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014

When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Burma after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country. She knew she would have to trek for days with little food and water and risk her life being smuggled across borders by traffickers. But she and her family did not imagine their present life of destitution and discrimination in India, the country they had chosen as their refuge.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014

"Don't Let The Creativity Fall" by the Linn Htet Maw team from Myanmar took first prize at the Animation Contest for Asean, recently held at Software Expo Asia 2014 in Bangkok.

Source: Bangkok Post

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Myanmar authorities must end their relentless persecution of a prominent human rights activist who faces trial again tomorrow after having already been sentenced to almost a decade in prison for “crimes” such as holding a candlelight vigil, Amnesty International said.

Source: Amnesty International

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