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· August, 2008

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from August, 2008

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Jacob's Weblog uploads a petition letter by supporters of the six Burmese activists who were denied of visa extension by Singapore's immigration authorities.

Cambodia: Sex workers, 100% condom use and human rights

Cambodian sex workers have taken to the internet to make their plight and fight for human rights better known. In Cambodia, a 100% condom use law which states that sexual...

Singapore: Harassment against Burmese immigrants

A Burmese activist applying for visa renewal was asked by Singapore immigration authorities about his political activities: “They asked me: ‘Who is the leader of the OBP? How many members...

Singapore cancels visa permits of Burmese patriots

Singapore's immigration authorities did not renew the visa permits of Burmese patriots who are based in Singapore. Were the Burmese dissidents rejected for their peaceful political activism?

Myanmar: Jade and Beijing olympics

Activists urge visitors to the 2008 Beijing Olympics to boycott souvenirs and jewelry made of Burmese jade in order to avoid supporting Burma’s “abuse-ridden jade mining industry.”

Myanmar: Bloggers and Cyclone Nargis

Ashin Mettacara notes that aside from Buddhist monks, bloggers have been consistent in helping the cyclone victims of Myanmar by raising money from blogs.

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