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December 27, 1988
Eighty Burmese students who fled to remote rebel camps after brutal suppression of a pro-democracy uprising returned home from Thailand aboard two Burmese air force planes. At least 3,000 students and others are believed to remain in camps near the Thai-Burmese border, where they fled after the Sept. 18 military coup by Gen. Saw Maung. The 80 students were repatriated as the result of a plan worked out Dec. 14 during a visit to Burma by Thailand's army commander, Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh.
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January 8, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Burmese and Thai officials have disputed a State Department report that as many as 50 Burmese students may have died in police custody. "Rumors about arrests and deaths of students in government custody . . . are absolutely unfounded and malicious," Kyaw Sann, a Burmese government spokesman, told reporters in Rangoon on Friday, commenting on a Voice of America account of the State Department charge.
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January 8, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Burmese and Thai officials have disputed a State Department report that as many as 50 Burmese students may have died in police custody. "Rumors about arrests and deaths of students in government custody . . . are absolutely unfounded and malicious," Kyaw Sann, a Burmese government spokesman, told reporters in Rangoon on Friday, commenting on a Voice of America account of the State Department charge.
NEWS
December 27, 1988
Eighty Burmese students who fled to remote rebel camps after brutal suppression of a pro-democracy uprising returned home from Thailand aboard two Burmese air force planes. At least 3,000 students and others are believed to remain in camps near the Thai-Burmese border, where they fled after the Sept. 18 military coup by Gen. Saw Maung. The 80 students were repatriated as the result of a plan worked out Dec. 14 during a visit to Burma by Thailand's army commander, Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2010 | By Anna Gorman
Abdalla Ali thinks he might have been born during the rainy season. He is pretty sure the year was 1984, but he doesn't know which month. Ali grew up not knowing his age or tracking his birthday. But each year in San Diego, where he now lives with his wife, siblings and dozens of other Somali Bantus, Ali and his fellow refugees celebrate together. They all share the same birthday: New Year's Day. Of the nearly 80,000 refugees resettled in the United States this year, almost 11,000 have been given Jan. 1 birthdays, according to the State Department.
OPINION
September 16, 2012 | By William McGowan
Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has extolled Buddhism for allowing her a sense of inner freedom during her 15 years of house arrest. She's also said that Buddhist precepts can guide her country's democratic transition, encouraging reconciliation with the military instead of anger and revenge. But the more nationalistic face of this Buddhist tradition, brought into focus by recent violence directed against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine, could yet derail democratic reforms in Myanmar (also known as Burma)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States should dispatch a naval carrier battle group "on a leisurely cruise" to the Philippines as a warning to the Chinese that they "will not be permitted to reign supreme over their neighbors," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) said Wednesday. Convinced that China is "becoming an aggressive and threatening force in South Asia," the Orange County congressman met this week with Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos and suggested a strong U.S.
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