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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (9 Feb 08)

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  1. Myanmar announces referendum in May, polls in 2010
    AFP – YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar will hold a referendum on a new constitution in May, the ruling junta said Saturday, promising to then have multi-party elections in …
  2. Myanmar junta to hold election in 2010: state TV
    Washington Post, United States –
    The government announced the seven-step roadmap in 2003 to end more than 40 years of military rule in the former Burma but has refused until now to set a …

  3. Burma sets date for popular votes
    BBC News, UK –
    Burma will hold a constitutional referendum in May followed by general elections in 2010, the country’s military junta has said. The regime had set out what …
  4. Suu Kyi’s party ‘surprised’ by junta’s promise of elections, Canada –
    He said that it was premature to plan for national elections when no one has seen the final version of Myanmar’s proposed constitution, which the junta ..
  5. Freedom for Burma Now!
    UNPO, Netherlands –
    In addition, UNPO calls for the release of the hundreds of Burmese who remain detained and at the risk of physical abuse from the Myanmar state authorities. …
  6. Will Thailand gain from lack of ‘democracy and human rights’ in Burma?, India –
    Thailand’s newly elected government on Thursday said democracy and human rights are domestic issues of Burma and that it will maintain a policy of …
  7. ‘Rambo’ targets real struggles
    Murray State News, KY –
    Starring Sylvester Stallone as the aged, yet surprisingly muscular hero, the movie explores conflict in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
  8. Burmese Ask if Politics and Olympics Mix
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Aung Moe Zaw, a secretary of the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB), an umbrella group of exiled political organizations based in Thailand, …
  9. New Campaign to Boycott Burmese Businesses
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … military authorities of bullying the ordinary people of Burma and making them slaves of the junta. The proposed items for boycott include Myanmar Beer, …
  10. Don’t Shoot the Messenger
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … cell phone towers in Burma. Kordia chief executive Geoff Hunt was quoted as saying that the firm had installed mobile base station equipment for Myanmar …
  11. Celebrity Stirfry: Feb. 8, NY –
    AN AMERICAN IN BURMA: Breaking news!! Sly Stallone’s new HGH-fest Rambo is not so popular with the Myanmar junta. No one should be shocked that “Rambo 4,” a …
  12. John Rambo struggles to remain relevant
    San Marcos Daily Record, TX –
    Sylvester Stallone must be too busy hitting the gym and defending HGH to keep up with geography. Burma is no more, Sly. It’s Myanmar now. ..
  13. In Myanmar, junta cannot stop the sound of music
    GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
    … of a temple or church, where people can go to learn how to play a Western musical instrument or read music in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. …
  14. Tales from Poppy Land
    Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

    By 1969, Peng recovered Kokang under the banner of a China-backed Burma Communist Party. Opium production jumped to bankroll armed insurgency. …

  15. Where have all the flowers gone?
    Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

    A December 2002 issue of the Time magazine profiled the men behind Myanmar’s narco-empire. With the passing of Khun Sa recently on Oct 27, eyes are now on …

  16. UN Chief Must Now Do His Best for Burma
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … in Burma possible,” he said. Another possible mechanism, apart from a direct UNSC mandate, is the “Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar …
  17. A promise made, NC –
    Living primarily along the mountainous, eastern border of Burma and Thailand, the Karen have been heavily persecuted by the Burmese, or Myanmar, government. …
  18. Thailand’s New Prime Minister Says UN Should Increase Contacts With Burma
    | Thailand’s new prime minister, Samak Sundarawej, says the United Nations should step up contacts with Burma’s military leaders. The Thai leader said the U.N. Secretary-General should visit Rangoon and use Tha…Full Story
  19. Saskatchewan Friends of Burma honoured with citizens award
    | A few concerned Saskatchewan citizens have proven they can make a difference in the world and are being recognized for their efforts. | The Saskatchewan Friends of Burma received a Saskatchewan Global Citizen…Full Story

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 9, 2008 at 4:28 pm

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