Monthly Archives: January 2011


There is an excellent post “Why are there Burmese refugees? Part II: Letter from a┬ástudent” that describes life in Burma under the military and explains why som eone might prefer to live the restricted life of a refugee camp.

The Irrawaddy ceases printing

The Irrawaddy one of the best known independent sources of news and comment on Burma ha s ceased print publication Deepening Burma’s Isolation. As they say it will be more difficult to maintain the necessary income from a purely online edition. This is a time for the Burmese diaspora to rally round, and for people like me to ensure that ads are not blocked on that site (at least) unless we are willing to send a donation.

Fighting on Thai Burma border intensifies