» 06/19/2006, 00.00
Hundreds celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday despite her house arrest
Demonstrations take place in Myanmar on pro-democracy leader's birthday despite her ill health and detention. The world and other Noble Peace Prize laureates express solidarity.
More than 700 ethnic Karen forced out of their villages
Myanmar's army destroys predominantly Christian Karen villages. Those who could reach Ko Kay village; many want to go to refugee camps in Thailand.
Burmese junta prevents Christians and Buddhists from providing help, increasing censorship
The military feels increasingly threatened by the growing solidarity and collaboration between believers of various religions. The generals are increasing controls, exploiting refugee labour and trafficking in international aid. Nobel Prize Laureate Nobel Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrested is extended.
Tibet’s revolt making Burmese generals nervous
In Yangon junta is tightening security around Buddhist religious symbols where anti-regime protests had taken place in September. Soldiers surround the Kaba Aye Monastery. Military government is concerned about some upcoming dates, including Burmese New Year.
Government moving capital to middle of country
A new government compound is being built near the town of Pyinmana, 600 km north of Yangon. Reasons for the move are unclear.
House arrest for 80-year-old pro-democracy leader Tin Oo extended
U Tin Oo and Aung San Suu Kyi founded the National League for Democracy in 1989.
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