Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan State, Malaysia - Some 72 Burmese detainees rioted at a Malaysian holding camp on Monday, torching a building, after hearing they had been denied asylum in a third country, the authorities said. The detainees, who were being held at a camp just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur, forced their way into an administrative block and set it ablaze, after an unsuccessful mass escape attempt.

Just Sunday two bombs exploded in Burma's (also known as Myanmar) largest city Yangon. The nation has been under military rule since it's democratically elected government was prevented from assuming office by a coup in 1990. The first bomb exploded downtown around 8 PM. The second one went off an hour later outside of the high class Traders Hotel. The blasts were small and no injuries were reported. Information in Burma is tightly regulated by the military and little more is known at this time.