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World Focus on Burma (11 Feb 08)

Burmese junta’s statement evokes mixed response
Mizzima.com, India –
The National League for Democracy, Burma’s main opposition party points out that the junta’s plans lack democratic practice, and the statement indicates the …
Lots of Detours in Burma’s Roadmap to Democracy
Asia Sentinel, China –
This gives China a way to defend Myanmar, where it wants a stable military government.” The National Convention itself provides a glimpse of what can be …
Burma promises democratic elections
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
By Simon Montlake Military rulers in Burma (Myanmar) said this weekend they would hold a national referendum in May to approve a new constitution, …
Dissidents Call Burma Referendum Major Battlefield
Voice of America –
By VOA News Pro-democracy activists in Burma say a constitutional referendum will be a “major battlefield” between the Burma’s military leaders and those …
Mystery decision puts Burma dams on hold
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“The Myanmar (Burmese) side still has not received any official information concerning the continuation of hydropower projects being developed between the …
Widespread scepticism after junta announces democratic elections
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The announcement made by Myanmar’s military junta on TV and radio last Saturday night that elections will be held in 2010 has …
USDA to Organize Referendum, Election
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to The New Light of Myanmar, a state-run newspaper, the USDA’s Htay Oo and Brig-Gen Kyaw Swe, the commander of the armed forces’ southwest command …
Leading Dissident Groups Call For Rejection of Junta Charter
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN Two prominent organizations in September’s uprising, the 88 Generation Students group and the Alliance of All Burma Buddhist Monks, …
88 students slam government election pledge
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 11, 2008 (DVB)–The 88 generation students group has criticised the Burmese regime’s claims that it will hold a referendum this year and a general …
Burmese government promises elections in 2010
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Announcements 1/2008 and 2/2008 of 9 February were published in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper today outlining plans for a national referendum …
Myanmar activists denounce planned polls
MiamiHerald.com, FL –
… an e-mailed statement from the All Burma Monks Alliance. Most of Myanmar’s 56 million people are devout Buddhists, and monks are highly influential. …
Twenty Die in Weekend Accidents in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
On Saturday, three people died and 36 were injured in a road accident in Nyaunglebin Township, Pegu division, The New Light of Myanmar reported.
Regime to Hold New Gems Show
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Stung by the recent tightening of US sanctions, Burma’s military regime has announced that it will hold an auction of gems and jade early next …
One-sided Change is not Enough
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s state-run media has announced that the junta will hold a referendum on a new constitution in May, to be followed by elections in 2010. …
Gaps in Myanmar’s democratic timetable
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – Myanmar’s top general Than Shwe has finally revealed his closely guarded plans for the country’s political future: institutionalize …
More Burma babble?
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
On Saturday, Burma’s ruling junta announced it will hold a referendum on a new constitution in May, to be followed by a general election in 2010. …
Free elections in Burma someday soonish. Really. They promise.
Miami Poetry Review, FL –
Though Myanmar is officially ruled by General Than Shwe after a coup in 1992, realistically speaking the military has held, let us say, disproportionate …
Election plan ‘too little too late’
The Press Association –
Military-ruled Burma’s announcement that it will hold a vote on a new constitution this May and a general election in 2010 was dubbed too little too late by …
Dissidents line up to fight Myanmar constitution
Reuters –
“This is a declaration of war by the military regime against the people of Burma.” The army, which has run Myanmar under various guises since 1962, …
10 drown in Burmese boat capsize
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
TEN people have drowned in southern Burma after a boat capsized while carrying them to a Buddhist pagoda, the state media said Monday. …
Burma’s referendum, election promise ‘a sham’
Business Day, South Africa –
Burma’s government said it would hold a referendum on the proposed constitution in May followed by elections in 2010. The announcement was the first time …
Critics, public remain sceptical
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
ACHARA ASHAYAGACHATand AP Burma’s surprise announcement that it will hold a vote on a new constitution this May and a general election in 2010 drew little …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 12, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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