Burma’s Foreign Bank Licensing Committee awarded preliminary licenses to nine foreign banks on Wednesday, and Japanese banks were by far the biggest winners.
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Magwe Regional Court reduces the sentences on five members of the now defunct Unity Journal from ten to seven years, following an appeal.
The English website of The Irrawaddy was brought down on Thursday by hackers, following the Burmese news group’s coverage of nationalist monk Wirathu.
Several politicians reacted negatively to President Thein Sein’s monthly radio address on Wednesday—but not to his words about terrorism, to a suggestion he may postpone the election.
Leading representatives of the SNLD and the SNDP, as well as from both the Shan State army factions in the north and south, are set to meet in Bangkok for…