Burma: Updated top news (5 June 2008)
Thailand is set to introduce a new law in response to criticism it is still too lax in combating human trafficking.
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has detained a top activist comedian involved in a private aid effort for cyclone victims, a relative said, as U.S. warships sailed away on Thursday after the military junta refused to accept their aid offer.
Video: Navy Ships to Leave Myanmar, Unable to Help AssociatedPress
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s most popular comedian, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday.
AP Photo: A young local boy catches crabs on Chaungtha beach in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Tuesday,...
ANGON, Myanmar – U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies steamed away from Myanmar’s coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care, a Navy spokesman said.