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· April, 2009

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from April, 2009

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Malaysia: Humans as Commodities

  30 April 2009

In early 2009, Malaysia had the dubious privilege of being investigated by the US senate for the trafficking of humans. News reports stated that the migrants involved were mostly from Myanmar, but other foreigners were also allegedly taken by the government officials to the Malaysian-Thai border, where they were extorted or sold to human trafficking syndicates.

Myanmar: Internet slowdown

  6 April 2009

Internet connection in Myanmar has slowed down the past few weeks because of a damaged submarine cable. Internet connection is expected to return to normal this week.

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