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World Focus on Burma (14 Feb 08)

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Myanmar rebel leader shot dead in Thai town
elEconomista.es, Spain
In an interview with Reuters on Monday, he had predicted apossible increase in violence ahead of a constitutionalreferendum in the former Burma in May.

Leader Of Myanmar’s Karen Rebel Group Assassinated
eFluxMedia –

in Myanmar was killed Thursday at his home, in a Thai border town. The assassination was blamed on troops devoted to the former Burma ’s military junta.

Top Burmese Rebel Leader Killed
Voice of America –
Pado Mahn Sha Lap Han was also a top leader of the National Council of the Union of Burma, a Thai-based group which opposes military rule in Burma.

Good year for fish discoveries in Myanmar
Natural History Museum, UK
Myanmar, previously called Burma, has many remote and unexplored regions. In some places, Ralf and his team were the first scientists to collect scientific

UK-World Summary
International Herald Tribune, France –
A leader of Myanmar‘s biggest rebel group was shot dead at his home in a Thai border town on Thursday in an assassination immediately blamed on troops loyal

Rare Spoon-Billed Sandpipers Found In Myanmar
AHN –
Bangkok, Thailand (AHN) – A conservation group has found 84 spoon-billed sandpipers in a coastal stretch of Myanmar. The discovery in early February comes

Myanmar Ethnic Rebel Leader Killed
The Associated Press –
MAE SOT, Thailand (AP) — The leader of the Karen National Union, one of the biggest ethnic groups fighting Myanmar’s military government,

Myanmar extends house arrest of political prisoner Tin Oo
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: The military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of the deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party by another year,

Karen Rebel Leader Assassinated
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

By SAW YAN NAING Mahn Sha, the general secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU) was shot dead on Thursday afternoon at his home in Mae Sot, Thailand,

Myanmar rebel leader ‘assassinated’
CNN International –

The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, blames the KNU for waging attacks to destabilize the military junta that has run the country for two decades

Burmese rebel leader reported killed
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
Mahn Sha’s son, Hse Hse, also a senior member of the Karen movement, blamed a Buddhist Karen splinter group which brokered a truce with Myanmar’s ruling

Burmese Junta Warns INGOs
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
Ministry officials and 14 INGO representatives based in Burma attended the meeting. Three INGO health groups, including Medecins Sans Frontieres—Switzerland

Top Myanmar rebel leader assassinated in Thailand: Police
Times of India, India
which has the country formerly known as Burma since 1962. “It is likely to be a KNU problem,” said Myanmar analyst Aung Naing Oo, noting that the mainly

China pledges to support UN special envoy on Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962 and has not had a constitution since 1988, when the army brutally suppressed

Myanmar rebel leader shot dead in Thai town
Reuters –
In an interview with Reuters on Monday, he had predicted a possible increase in violence ahead of a constitutional referendum in the former Burma in May.

Than Shwe Still Calling the Shots, as Wife Goes Missing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
By WAI MOE For the second time in two months, the wife of Burma’s military supremo has been absent from a state function to commemorate a national holiday,

Tay Za Buys Ships in Korea
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“He plans to open the shipping business to the private sector in Burma,” the source added, indicating that Tay Za, a crony of Burma’s junta chief Snr-Gen

Burmese dissident shot dead in Thailand
NEWS.com.au, Australia
A leader of an insurgency group fighting Burma‘s ruling military junta was shot dead at his home in Thailand on Thursday night (AEDT). Pado Manh Sha, 65,

Burmese rebel leader is shot dead
BBC News, UK –
The secretary general of Burma’s largest rebel group, the Karen National Union, has been killed. Pado Mahn Shar was shot at his home in the Thai border town

Senators Feinstein and McConnell Introduce Legislation to Award
All American Patriots (press release), Sweden
today introduced a measure to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democratic movement and Nobel Peace Laureate.

An Inconvenient Truth
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
Why should Burma accept a constitution that is undemocratic to the bone and came about during an undemocratic process designed to cater to the wishes of the

INFORMATION WARFARE: The Big Lie Returns
Strategy Page –
lot of people that the CIA was using the war as a means to export heroin from Myanmar (when it was called Burma, and was the major source of that drug).

India: Militants Abducting Recruits
The Associated Press –
active in neighboring Arunachal Pradesh and is believed to have some 5000 fighters based in camps across the border in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

PPP will protest if Feb 18 polls are rigged: Zardari
TopNews, India
Organised by the Mahabodhi Society of India, the over weeklong festival is being attended by several Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar,

Conservationists Plan Genetic Tiger Corridor Across Asia
Environment News Service –
The proposed corridor includes extensive areas of Bhutan, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, along with potential connectivity to Laos,

UN: 13 Countries Recruit and Use Child Soldiers
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Progress on action plans to end the recruitment of children by armed forces and groups has also been made in the Central African Republic, Myanmar [Burma],

Myanmar authorities extend detention of deputy opposition leader
Jerusalem Post, Israel
By AP Myanmar’s military government extended the house arrest of the deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party by another year, shrugging off demands for

US Senate bill honours Burma’s Suu Kyi
Radio Australia, Australia –
The bill was put forward by US Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, who are both long-time critics of Burma’s

UN Myanmar envoy criticizes holding of dissident
Reuters India, India
By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN envoy to Myanmar criticized its extension of the house arrest of a top opposition politician on

Burma: The Heartbeat Is Still Alive Underground
The Moderate Voice –
In late 2007 in Burma, (renamed Myanmar, by the current despotic regime,) thousands of monks poured into the streets of Yangon and other cities,

Elections, generals and broken hearts
Bangkok Post, Thailand
The generals’ National Unity Party, a reincarnation of late dictator Ne Win’s Burma Socialist Programme Party which ruled the country with an iron fist

Rare Sandpipers Found in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Eighty-four spoon-billed sandpipers have been discovered in a coastal stretch of Myanmar, offering hope for saving the endangered

Senators urge top US honor for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
U.S. Daily, ca –
Feinstein called Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi “a woman of unrivaled courage and commitment” who offered hope and democracy to Myanmar, formerly called Burma

“On The Road To Mandalay” At The Bushnell Theater
Hartford Courant, United States –
On his latest trip, Hatton’s footsteps took him to Myanmar (formerly Burma), visiting the southeast Asian nation’s monuments and ancient cities and

Burma’s Referendum Will Be Nonsense without Essential Human Rights
Asian Tribune, Thailand
Nevertheless, people categorized the New Light of Myanmar Daily as the cheapest packing paper in the country. The military elite have run Burma under a

US Senate mulls top honor for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
AFP –
it will also demonstrate to the world that her cause is our cause: a free and democratic Burma (Myanmar),” said Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein,

US Congress award for Aung San Suu Kyi moves forward
Monsters and Critics.com –
Washington – The US Senate Wednesday introduced a bill to bestow detained Myanmar Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi with the highest civilian honour

Generals finance military rule with sale of precious stones
The Asian Pacific Post, Canada
About 90 per cent of the world’s rubies come from Burma or Myanmar, currently the subject of considerable controversy. Once plucked from the ground,

Stakes high for Burma’s ‘roadmap’
BBC News, UK –
This dramatic announcement came out of the blue – a reminder that Burma is ruled by the whims of an isolated general who once decided to move the country’s

5000 mile-long tiger corridor proposed
Mongabay.com –

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation announced plans to establish a 5000 mile-long “genetic corridor” from Bhutan to Burma that

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm

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