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Archive for October 15th, 2008

World focus on Burma (15 October 2008)

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Two Names Tipped for Burma’s post-2010 Presidency
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Under the junta backed constitution, the president of Burma will be chosen by the parliament, a quarter of whose members will be appointed by the …

Burma Campaign UK Urges Cotton Traders to Stop Trade
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Meanwhile, Myint Soe, the chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association, said Burma’s vital garment industry could suffer factory closures and …

Local Authorities Deny Chin Villagers Food Aid
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Tuesday, a representative of the Chin National Council, an exiled human rights group, said that the Chin villagers in question …

India-Myanmar trade and investment talks
Newspost Online, India -
During the talks, Ramesh will take up the issue of expanding trade centres along the 1600-kms India-Myanmar border. At present, Moreh in Manipur is the only …

The Burmese Trader
Pattaya People, Thailand -

Mr. Ram aged 25 from Myanmar (Burma) found himself taken on the morning of the 15 th October from his regular spot on Walking Street where he was caught …

Better Living Through Chemistry
Strategy Page -
For decades after World War II, most of the heroin came from the remote Burma (now Myanmar)-China border area. But both of those nations eventually cracked …

CSW welcomes Shadow minister’s call for action on Burma
ChristianToday, UK -
… asking for “clear benchmarks for the Burmese junta and deadlines for meeting them”, starting with the release of political prisoners and for an end to …

Mizzima websites down for several days due to hacking attempts
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand -
Burma’s military junta, which has sent several IT specialists for further training in Russia and other parts of the world, has imposed a ban on Mizzima’s …

Financial Crisis Could Hit Burma’s Textile Industry
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

By AP RANGOON — Burma’s vital garment industry could suffer factory closures and layoffs because orders are sharply down because of the continuing global …

Child Soldiers
Vision Insights and New Horizons -

Today there are child soldiers in many nations around the world, including the Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Uganda, Myanmar (Burma) Sudan, Iraq, …

Category-3 Cyclone Nargis made this clear when it hit Burma’s Ayeyarwady Delta in May 2008. The storm brought fierce winds and a 12-foot storm surge that …

Thai Woodworking Industry Exploits Burma Migrants
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand -
If the worker knows his rights, then the owners believe they will have less profit. Is there any smuggling of wood over the border from Burma? …

In Defense of Difference
Seed Magazine, NY -

One of these so-called “megadiversity” hotspots sits on the borderlands of Burma, India, and China, in the tropical forests of the Eastern Himalayas. …

Wild cat parts trade is growing in Burma
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom -
They included parts of at least 107 Tigers and all the eight species of wild cats found in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …

Tiger, Wild Cat Body Parts Sold in Myanmar Markets, WWF Says
Bloomberg -
The country formerly known as Burma, ruled by the military since 1962, is perceived as the second-most corrupt of 180 states surveyed this year, …

Opinion/EDITORIAL: North Korea’s delisting
Asahi Shimbun, Japan -
In 1983, a bombing blamed on North Korea killed or injured many South Korean government officials during a visit to Myanmar (Burma) by then South Korean …

Brisk trade in tiger parts in Myanmar, says WWF
AFP -
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is plagued with corruption, and was ranked in September as one of the world’s two most corrupt nations by watchdog group …

Parts from 107 Tigers on open sale in Myanmar
Wildlife Extra, UK -


Skin and bones, teeth and claws from some 1200 wild cats were observed in Myanmar’s wildlife markets during 12 surveys undertaken by TRAFFIC, the wildlife …

Where writers work under fear of arrest
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand -
It’s a year since the monks marched in Myanmar (Burma), leading protests against the military government’s removal of fuel subsidies, which doubled the …

SF Bay Area Democrats Mark Gandhi’s Birthday
San Leandro India West, CA -
… influenced by him, including King, Burmese revolutionary Aung San Suu Kyi, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. …

MYANMAR: NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE AUNG SAN SUU KYI RECEIVES A DOCTOR
Culturalnews.it, Italy -
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma opposition leader, on domiciliary arrests since 1989, has been visited by an oculist doctor. Nobel Peace Prize suspended last …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm

ျမန္မာ့ႏိုင္ငံေရး ေမွ်ာ္မွန္းသလို ေအာင္ျမင္ႏိုင္ဖို႔

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

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