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World Focus on Burma (31 Jan 08)

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘dissatisfied’ over talks with junta
Mizzima.com, India –
Aung San Suu Kyi told Aung Kyi that the talks must include representatives of Burma’s many ethnic groups, who are fighting for autonomy or independence for …

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Not Satisfied’ With Burmese Military Talks
AHN –
Labor Minister of Burma, officially known as Myanmar, Aung Kyi was appointed to negotiate with Suu Kyi amid the global outrage which followed the deadly …

Burma’s Generals Target Minorities in Ongoing Oppression
Vatican Radio, The Vatican –
(30 Jan 08 – RV) Detained Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with the leaders of her political party today with the permission of the ruling …
‘Jakarta could play a key role’
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Entitled “Burma/Myanmar: After the Crackdown”, the Brussels-based group’s report examined the implications of mass protests in September last year, …

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi unhappy with junta …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is dissatisfied with the progress of her reconciliation talks with the …

Suu Kyi’s talks with junta ‘fail’
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –
YANGON: Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is frustrated at a lack of talks on political reform with the junta since last year’s bloody …
Burma opposition leader dissatisfied with govt talks
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is not satisfied with her talks with the junta. He spokesman says that after three months they have …
Globetrotting Gourmet Thailand & Myanmar/Burma
e-Travel Blackboard (press release), Australia –
Here’s a perfect excuse to escape Australia just before the Easter holidays! The Globetrotting Gourmet® March ’08 tour Tastings Thailand food tour closes …
Twenty years later, Rambo is still America’s finest, if dumbest …
Phoenix New Times, AZ –
So when Christian humanitarian-aid workers interrupt Rambo’s busy day cobra-wrangling, hoping to hitch a boat ride upriver to strife-ravaged Myanmar, …
Suu Kyi ‘not satisfied’ with junta talks
Special Broadcasting Service, Australia –
Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned her supporters to “prepare for the worst” after talks with the country’s ruling junta …
Suu Kyi ‘not satisfied’ with junta talks: spokesman
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “not satisfied” with her talks with the nation’s junta, which after three months …
US calls for immediate Myanmar dialogue
AFP –
TORRANCE, California (AFP) — The White House on Wednesday called for Myanmar’s military rulers to open a “meaningful” dialogue “immediately” with the …
Bartles & James Fuzzy Navel Flavored Malt Cooler
Riverfront Times, MO –
John Rambo has Burma’s back. Now, as anyone with a pulse can tell you, Burma, as John calls it (Myanmar, apparently, is for suckers), is ruled by an …
Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo aims to please by wiping out the brutes …
Silicon Valley’s Metro, CA –
As we can see from the lovingly excerpted scenes of Myanmar war atrocities, the county is unsettled. Shortly after their arrival, the Burmese (not Myanmar) …

Suu Kyi proposes talks at the highest level
Hindu, India –
SINGAPORE: Myanmar’s celebrated democracy campaigner and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has proposed that the ruling military junta initiate …

Thais block ‘human zoo’ refugees from moving to NZ
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –
Foreign tourists visiting villages in Mae Hong Son, near the border with Myanmar, pay to see and photograph Padaung women who from the age of five wear …
Suu Kyi not satisfied with progress of talks
The Mercury (subscription), South Africa –
YANGON: Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was not satisfied with the progress of her meetings with a representative of the ruling …
Think tank urges Indonesian initiative on Myanmar
Monsters and Critics.com –
… peace process in 1988 to 1989,’ said ICG president Gareth Evans, in the think tank’s latest report on Myanmar titled Burma/Myanmar: After the Crisis. …
World Briefing | Asia Myanmar: ‘Prepare for the Worst,’ Suu Kyi …
New York Times, United States –
By AP The pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare respite from house arrest to meet with members of her party, the National League for …
Stallone ‘ribbing’ happily fails to deter Benz’s ‘Rambo’ quest
Arizona Republic, AZ –
She came away with a new knowledge of the genocide being committed in Burma, now officially called Myanmar, She has gotten involved with a charity, …
Myanmar Must Start Meaningful Talks With Suu Kyi, US Says
Bloomberg –
Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, has failed to meet pledges to begin talks on democratic changes made …
Suu Kyi Unsatisfied With Myanmar Talks
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is unsatisfied with the progress of her meetings with a representative of Myanmar’s …
US disappointed there no time frame talks between junta and pro …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States expressed disappointment at the lack of a time frame for reconciliation talks between the ruling junta in Myanmar and …
Sly Stallone’s Rambo Sets Movie Death Record
The Celebrity Truth, Australia –
The film follows Rambo as he takes a group of mercenaries into war-torn Myanmar in search of missing Christian aid workers. Stallone is reportedly set to …

POLITICS: UN Grapples With Suicide Attacks by Children
IPS, Italy –
… Chad, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma (Myanmar), Nepal, the Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, and more lately, …

Prepare for the Worst, Not the Best
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By The Irrawaddy On Wednesday, we heard clearly the frustration felt by Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the way her talks with the regime’s …
Asean Human Rights Commission “Should Have Independent Experts”
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Asean’s other members are Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Singapore and Vietnam. The four national agencies, which have been meeting as a sub-group for the …
Bangladesh Imports Burma Rice
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By Reuters Bangladesh rice traders said on Thursday they had started importing 180000 tonnes of white rice from neighbouring Burma. …
Last blood
Reno News & Review, NV –
Whiny missionaries show up imploring the overgrown bandana man to take them upriver to Burma (aka Myanmar) in his boat, Apocalypse Now style! …
Myanmar Needs Regional Multi-Party Talk, Says ICG
Bernama, Malaysia –
This is the view of the International Crisis Group (ICG) whose South East Asia project director John Virgoe said Myanmar’s neighbours, especially China and …
US dismayed at lack of progress
Mizzima.com, India –
Responding to the negative assessment of the current drive to initiate substantive dialogue between Burma’s ruling military and opposition leaders, …
Burma still using child soldiers: HREIB
Mizzima.com, India –
Today’s issue of the state-run ‘New Light of Myanmar’ says, “expatriates national traitors with negative views in collusion with some foreign media are …
‘Rambo’ blows stuff up – that’s all
University of North Carolina The Daily Tar Heel, NC –
After a naive group of American missionaries goes missing in war-torn “Burma” (apparently, Hollywood isn’t aware of Myanmar), Rambo must single-handedly …
Myanmar Arrests Blogger, Watchdog Says
The Associated Press –
Burma is in danger of being cut off from the rest of the world again,” the statement said. Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest, Wednesday warned the …

Doctors slam ‘Rambo’ for drug comments
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA –
He also noted he had large quantities of HGH because he was going to Myanmar, formerly Burma, to shoot “Rambo.” “Doing ‘Rambo’ is hard work,” he said. …

POLITICS-BURMA: Junta Has No Plans For Political Change – Suu Kyi
IPS, Italy –
By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Jan 31 (IPS) – Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, turned a rare moment of freedom in the military-ruled …
UN Envoy On Myanmar Meets Mukherjee
NEWSPost India, India –
Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations Secretary General’s special advisor on Myanmar, met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday, and discussed …
Analysts dismiss Myanmar talks with Suu Kyi as a sham
Manila Times, Philippines –
By Shino Yuasa, Agence France-Presse BANGKOK: Military-run Myanmar’s latest round of talks with detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi were a sham aimed …
Persisting diaspora concerns in Myanmar
MorungExpress, India –
TP Sreenivasan, a former Indian Ambassador to Burma, has pointed out: “They had no rights either in their land of origin or in their land of adoption, …
Party claims pro-democracy activists abused
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
MYANMAR activists detained over pro-democracy protests in September are being abused and denied access to medical treatment in prison, according to Aung San …
Burma/Myanmar: After the Crackdown
International Crisis Group, Belgium –
The violent crushing of protests led by Buddhist monks in Burma/Myanmar in late 2007 has caused even allies of the military government to recognise that …
Burma/Myanmar: After the Crackdown
International Crisis Group, Belgium –
Burma/Myanmar: After the Crackdown,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the implications of the mass protests in September 2007 …
From Burma, harsh criticism of the EU policy on Myanmar
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews) – The “megaphone diplomacy” conducted by the EU official for Myanmar, Piero Fassino, conceals only “his need to create an image of genuine …
Burmese People “Must Prepare for the Worst”
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Cin Sian Thang said he didn’t think the Burmese government wanted to negotiate for change in Burma. The meetings between Suu Kyi and Aung Kyi had been …

Unimportant Topics Take Up All the Time, Says Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By Wai Moe In the reconciliation talks between Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the junta’s liaison officer, Aung Kyi, most of the time is …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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