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World Focus on Burma (6 Feb 08)

“Rambo”: Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Simon, CA –
Instead, he makes a mission to Burma (did he not hear the news that it’s now called Myanmar?). He’s apparently everything we want our mercenaries to be: a …
US tightens financial sanctions
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“We are tightening financial sanctions against Tay Za, an arms dealer and financial henchman of Burma’s repressive junta,” Szubin said. …
US Warns Than Shwe, Names New Sanctions Targets
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / NEW YORK The United States government slapped additional sanctions on the cronies of Burma’s authoritarian regime on Tuesday, …
The Trouble with Number 8
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The Chinese government has played a constructive and responsible part in the Myanmar [Burma] issue,” Liu said. “The constructive role by China has been …
USDA Enjoys Favors from Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) plans to issue 70000 GMS telephone licenses in Burma. About 200 to 300 GSM sim cards are being licensed every …
Slow Response by Ethnic Groups to NLD’s Invitation
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In its coverage of Suu Kyi’s statement, issued through UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, the government’s official daily, The New Light of Myanmar, …
UN rapporteur dismayed by ongoing rights abuses
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Pinheiro visited Burma in November 2007 with a mandate from the Human Rights Council to investigate the September public protests and the Burmese regime’s …
UN as India, Myanmar matchmaker
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
Few in New Delhi can forget that Suu Kyi studied at a local college here in the 1950s, when her mother was Myanmar’s, then known as Burma, ambassador to …
WORLD & NATION UPDATE: ABROAD
Newsday, NY –
The US Treasury Department imposed financial sanctions against family members of the military-run government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, …
4th ‘Rambo’ delivers just about what you would expect
Quad City Times, IA –
A group of mission workers who want to help stop genocide in Burma begs Rambo to help them get there, but he’ll have none of it. …
US targets Burmese tycoon Tay Za
Mizzima.com, India –
… affairs on behalf of Burma’s generals, including the purchase of military equipment. The companies named in the list are: Myanmar Avia Export Co. …
Bangladesh and Burma discuss maritime boundary
Mizzima.com, India –
“The delegation informed me that it was received warmly by the Myanmar government. Besides having talks with their counterparts, the delegation members also …
Ex-party loyalist to oppose Mugabe
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
AP WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department said yesterday it was imposing financial sanctions against family members of more officials in Myanmar’s …
World Scene
Washington Times, DC –
The United States yesterday tightened sanctions against Burma, citing continuing human rights violations and repression there. …
US imposes new sanctions linked to Myanmar rulers
Reuters UK, UK –
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration on Tuesday imposed more financial sanctions against a business tycoon linked to Myanmar’s …
FILM REVIEW | Rambo
Charleston City Paper, SC –
He believes violence is not the solution to settling Burma’s civil unrest. Burnett is accompanied by Sarah Miller (Julie Benz, who played Darla in Buffy). …
US steps up Myanmar sanctions
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
The US has tightened financial sanctions against Myanmar , moving to target what it says are businessmen with close ties to the military government. …
Doing business with Myanmar
The Nelson Mail, New Zealand –
Most of the time, Myanmar is a tiny mole on the back of the world’s conscience: we’re aware that the country formerly known as Burma exists, but plenty of …
US Imposes More Sanctions to Press Myanmar’s Rulers
New York Times, United States –
The action is the third set of American sanctions intended to put pressure on the leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, since a violent government crackdown …
Suu Kyi’s party to talk to pro-junta groups
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
yangon • Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party yesterday invited ethnic minority groups that support Myanmar’s ruling junta to meet at its headquarters for …
Myanmar Plans Secret Trials for Democracy Activists, US Says
Bloomberg –
The military of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, crushed the biggest opposition protests in almost 20 years in September. The United Nations says at least …
US piles sanctions on Burmese regime
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The companies that fall under the sanctions are: Myanmar Avia Export Company Ltd, which is used by Za to purchase military equipment for the regime; …
UPI NewsTrack TopNews
United Press International –
… Gambari to re-enter Myanmar, formerly known as Burma; and the planned secret trials of the monk U Gambira and 10 Burmese pro-democracy activists. …
US targets Burma-linked finances
Radio Australia, Australia –
The United States says it’s tightening financial sanctions against a network tied to Burma’s military government. The United States says it’s tightening …
Dhaka in talks to demarcate line with Myanmar
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday received a report from the delegation that visited Myanmar recently and discussed with relevant …
US tightens sanctions noose on Myanmar
AFP –
“We are tightening financial sanctions against Tay Za, an arms dealer and financial henchman of Burma’s repressive junta,” said Adam Szubin, director of the …
UN Rights Expert Dismayed Over Continued Arrests, Detentions In …
AHN –
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, officially known as Myanmar, also voiced concern about the …
STUDIO BRIEFING: February 5, 2008
MovieWeb –
Bootleg copies of Sylvester Stallone’s latest Rambo movie are popping up all over Myanmar (Burma), despite efforts by authorities to prevent the film from …
US levels more sanctions against Myanmar
United Press International –
… Gambari to re-enter Myanmar, formerly known as Burma; and the planned secret trials of the monk U Gambira and 10 Burmese pro-democracy activists. …
Press Briefing by Dana Perino
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
Q Two quick questions, one just to follow on the sanctions in Burma. If those sanctions will be only on the companies, or also the countries supporting …
Myanmar: More Karen refugees flee to Thai border
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
By SHAH PAUNG Over 250 mostly Karen villagers from eastern Burma fled recently to the Thai-Burmese border to escape forced relocation, according to a Karen …
Suu Kyi sees no change soon in Burma
National Catholic Reporter –
… September brought tremendous international pressure on military rulers in Burma, known officially now as Myanmar, forcing them to sit down with Suu Kyi.
US imposes new sanctions on Burma
BBC News, UK –
The US has said it will impose new financial sanctions on relatives of leaders in Burma’s military regime and those linked to a powerful businessman. …
RAMBO – RAMBO IS NO HERO IN BURMA
Contactmusic.com, UK –
Bootleg copies of Sylvester Stallone’s latest Rambo movie are popping up all over Myanmar (Burma), despite efforts by authorities to prevent the film from …
US tightens sanctions noose on Myanmar
Forbes, NY –
LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The United States has tightened its financial noose around Myanmar’s military junta, citing continuing human rights violations …
US to impose new sanctions linked to Myanmar rulers
Reuters –
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration on Tuesday will announce a new round of sanctions against people and businesses linked to Myanmar’s military …
Treasury Imposes Myanmar Sanctions
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
… tighten financial sanctions against associates of Tay Za, described by Szubin as “an arms dealer and financial henchmen of Burma’s repressive regime.”
Party of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks talks …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The political party of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out Tuesday to its opponents among Myanmar’s ethnic …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 6, 2008 at 4:39 pm

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