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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (5 Feb 08)

Political Report for Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand –
… for allowing a Government company to build cellphone towers in one of the world’s most oppressive countries, Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be known. …
Rally for prisoner release
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
Fifty members of the Solidarity Committee for Burma’s Freedom Fighters demonstrated at Esplanade on Monday, demanding the immediate and unconditional …
After ‘Rambo’ Banning In Myanmar, Stallone Offers To Take On …
Defamer.com, CA –
… t-shirts to replace the homemade “We pursue peace, justice and democracy for Burma” garments that less stirringly communicate the heart of their struggle.
the world in one neat package
DC Velocity, MA –
… Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein in Iraq; and Yangon (formerly Rangoon), until recently the capital of Burma (or Myanmar, as its military rulers …
This time, he’s fighting…the Burmese junta
Foreign Policy Passport –
In the movie, everyone’s favorite former Green Beret, John Rambo, takes on Burma’s military junta in an effort to rescue Christian missionaries who have …
Moving images of the Sidr-affected
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
… in black and white. It presents the entourage of elephants with mahouts, when the ruler of Burma (now Myanmar) had visited Bangladesh.
Sylvester Stallone To Keep Churning Out Doddery Old Action Flicks
hecklerspray, Los Angeles –
Thanks to the success of the new Rocky film and the new Rambo film, Sylvester Stallone is on top of the world right now – and he knows exactly what to do …
Under the Banyan Tree
World Hum, CA –
The dictators call it Myanmar. For the first time since they crushed the Saffron Revolution, Adam Karlin traveled to the country he calls Burma—and home. …
John Armstrong: McCully wrong on consistency
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –
Exactly the same ban on granting visas applies to the “Butchers of Burma”, the description McCully applies to the Myanmar regime’s military leaders and …
Mallard plays down fuss over Myanmar contract
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand –
“If New Zealand truly supports democracy in Burma, we should heed the call of imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi not to do business with the …
RIGHTS-BURMA: ‘How Many Monks Must Die Before The UN Moves?’
IPS, Italy –
The fate of 44 monks and nuns who were arrested when the military raided 53 monasteries across Burma, also known as Myanmar, still remain unknown, it added. …
Burma’s Elderly Turn to Begging for a Living
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… according to the state-run New Light of Myanmar. This compares with the 40 percent of Burma’s national budget that the government spends on the army. …
Rambo welcomed by Burmese in Singapore
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… Burmese people in Singapore gave a positive reception to the film Rambo at a screening organised by the Overseas Myanmar Patriots Association on Sunday. …
Sylvester Stallone, Ready To Rambo
TheDay, CT –
By William Booth , The Washington Post By Douglass K. Daniel , Ochoa De Olza SSYLVESTER STALLONE, IN tight cashmere, his forearms as ripped as Popeye’s, …
WEIRD BUT TRUE
New York Post, NY –
Cops in Myanmar have ordered DVD hawkers not to sell the new “Rambo” – which features Sly Stallone’s angry vet taking aim at that nation’s repressive regime …
Missing Blogger Seen in Detention, Opposition Party Says
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP A blogger who was apparently picked up in an Internet crackdown by the Burma military government has been seen in detention at a government office, …
Burma: Urgent need for reform
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
It may have been a small project, but the New Zealand firm installed mobile phone equipment for Myanmar Post and Telecommunications. …
Myanmar picked the wrong guy to mess with
ReelzChannel.com, CA –
… developing nations, muscle-bound Rambo star Sylvester Stallone has offered to take on Myanmar’s (aka Burma’s) brutal, repressive regime all by himself. …
‘Rambo’ Star Joins Activists to Decry Myanmar Junta
Christian Post –
… said he hopes the film provokes confrontation and said he is willing to travel to Myanmar – formerly Burma – to confront ruling military officials. …
Political Report for Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand –
… for allowing a Government company to build cellphone towers in one of the world’s most oppressive countries, Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be known. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 5, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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