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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB CONCERNED AGAIN

The following statement has been issued by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in relation to the journalists who met up with members of the TNLA (Ta’ang National Liberation Army) in Myanmar (Burma) and who have disappeared after being seized by the Burmese military. The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) […]

‘DROP THIS STORY OR WE’LL EXPOSE YOU AS PAEDOPHILE!’

ACCOUNT ON FINANCIAL SCAMMERS IN PHNOM PENH INFURIATES AS EXPATS IN RANGOON ARE NOW TARGETTED. ‘Cornettos, very young schoolgirls, a secret pad – and a journo’ Independent financial advisers, feeling the heat in Bangkok, have been stepping up their efforts to find customers in Myanmar paying flying visits to offer unbeatable deals to expats wondering […]

LADY BOYS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ – BURMESE MINISTER

BURMESE MINISTER DECLARES WAR ON LADYBOYS – HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH CONDEMNS. Human Rights Watch has condemned ‘grossly discriminatory’ remarks made against lady boys and gays by the Burma’s Minister for Border and Security Affairs. The attack comes after Dr.Myint Kyu called for the rounding up of gay men saying ‘the existence of gay men who […]

OUCH – BURMA’S BEAUTY QUEEN BUSTED IN BITCHY BEAUTY PAGEANT

BUT THIS PAGEANT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN  SAID BRITAIN’S AMY WILLERTON!  Burma (Myanmar’s) first ever international beauty queen has been sacked for her ‘lying’ and lack of ‘trustworthiness’ and for trying to get a three months visa out of Burma (Myanmar). The decision was announced by the Korean President  of the Miss Asia Pacific Super […]

BBC BOYS BEHAVING BADLY IN BURMA FAIL TO BEAT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH – BUT THEY TRIED

The BBC motoring programme ‘Top Gear’ – in reality a boys behaving badly with lots of expensive toys showcase – has come in for a drubbing from the British press for using the term ‘slope’ during the first of two specials filmed in Burma. As a man walks towards them on a wooden bridge of […]

BUSINESS IS BETTER IN BURMA FOR THE OPIUM LORDS – UNDOC

Bangkok (Thailand), 18 December 2013 – Led by a 13 per cent increase in Myanmar opium cultivation to 57,800 hectares (from 51,000 ha in 2012), opium poppy cultivation in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle of Myanmar, Lao PDR and Thailand rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report released […]

NOW DESCENDANTS OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS CONDEMN THE BURMESE REGIME

-IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF? While western businesses continue to move into Myanmar (Burma) for the country’s rich pickings, relatives of victims of the Nazi holocaust have come out with a statement of condemnation of the treatment of the Rohingya. They point out that even Burma’s democracy movement has largely been silent on the issue. This […]

“All You Can Do is Pray to Save your Lives”-

 GENTLE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE V UGLY OGRES? WHAT NEXT? (Picture-Ye Myint Aung – handsome?) If, like me, you believe that sheer greed is causing western countries to throw money into Burma and that perhaps they should hang on to establish the smoke and mirrors of this beleaguered country first – then perhaps you might want to […]

BRITISH ‘SPY’ ON THE RUN FROM THAI AUTHORITIES

-THAIS SEEK ADVISOR TO BURMESE HEROINE AUNG SAN SUU GYI – HE’S A SPY!- Pineapple canner calls for jail and US$10 million damages. From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok- (pic-Andy Hall with Aung San Suu Gyi in January) A British human rights activist and advisor on migration to Burmese heroine Aung San Suu Kyi was last night […]

Myanmar Ignored UN Joint Action Plan On Child Soliders

THE TATMADAW PUBLICLY RELEASED CHILD SOLDIERS – THEN RECRUITED MORE – CLAIM Despite moves towards political reform, children continue to be recruited and used as soldiers by armed forces and armed groups in Myanmar, a report published by Child Soldiers International said today.                       ‘Chance for Change – Ending the recruitment and use of child […]