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World Focus on Burma (15 Feb 08)

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‘Group Of Friends’ Meet To Review Developments In Burma
AHN –
Burma is now officially known as Myanmar. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week convened a meeting of the 14 Member States known as the “Group of Friends” …
Police finds truck used for Mahn Sha’s assassination
Mizzima.com, India –
… truck that was used by the assassins to kill Pado Mahn Sha, general secretary of the Karen National Union, Burma’s longest operating insurgent group. …
Myanmar’s High-Profile Rebel Leader Assassinated
Enews 2.0, UK –
… National Union is one of the biggest ethnic groups in Myanmar , known for his fight against the military government in Myanmar , also known as Burma . …
Divided They Fall
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… the KNU’s secretary general, is not only a great loss for the Karen people, but also for the pro-democracy movement in Burma. …
KNU mourns loss of leader
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
He had also been a member of the National Council of the Union of Burma since 2000, and has been published as a writer under the pseudonym Yay San.
An Invisible Refuge
Tehelka, India –
THONHLEI Zing, a 23-year-old agricultural labourer and four of her friends from Hnian Lawn village in Myanmar’s Chin state arrived in India this January 1. …
THAILAND: The mechanics of resettling Burmese refugees
IRINnews.org, NY –
The USA is one of some 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Finland, which have taken in a total of some 40000 Burmese (Myanmar) …
Movie capsules
San Jose Mercury News,  USA –
… boat up and down the Salween River when a group of Christian missionaries ask him for a ride into the strife-torn jungles of Burma (now called Myanmar). …
Students get lesson in funny valentines
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
Her bewilderment mirrored the expression she saw on the faces of her new students from Mexico, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and …
Myanmar gains in leader’s death
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
… “The KNU will also cooperate with opposition groups inside and outside the country in matters relating to change in Burma [Myanmar] and increasing the …
Leader of Burma’s biggest rebel group killed
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The leader had recently warned of an increase in violence in the wake of the announcement of a May referendum in Burma. Mae Sot (AsiaNews) – Burmese media …
Myanmar rebel leader assassinated in Thailand
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Mae Sot, Thailand — A leader of Myanmar’s biggest rebel group was shot dead at his home in a Thai border town yesterday in an assassination immediately …
Myanmar rebels suspect rival hitman in leader’s slaying
AFP –
BANGKOK (AFP) — A top leader of Myanmar’s rebel Karen National Union was likely killed by a professional hitman, possibly hired by a splinter group aligned …
Myanmar separatist leader is killed
Los Angeles Times, CA –
Burma is the name preferred to Myanmar by the military’s opponents. The KNU is one of more than a dozen armed ethnic groups that for decades have sought …
Burma rebels name new leader
The Press Association –
The Karen National Union (KNU), a leading ethnic rebel group in Burma, has named a new leader following the mysterious murder of its chief. …
Christian rock band to raise funds for refugee families
Chicago Daily Herald, IL –
Funds will support families like the Bays, who came to St. Charles after suffering years of persecution in Myanmar which was formerly known as Burma. …
Myanmar rebel leader shot dead
PRESS TV, Iran –
They want to establish an autonomous Karen state in the east of Burma, and to protect the Karen people from what they say are abuses by the government. …
KNU general secretary gunned down
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The assassination of a senior Karen rebel leader on the Thai-Burma border has dealt a severe blow not only to the Karen insurgency but also for the …
Myanmar leader assassinated in Thailand
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Bangkok:Prominent Leader of pro democracy movement in Myanmar”s Karen National Union who was also a key figure in the democracy movement was assassinated on …
INTERVIEW-Slain Myanmar rebel predicted rising tensions
Reuters –
The Karen, and all the people of Burma, will be free”. Myanmar has been under military rule of one form or another since 1962, during which time it has been …
Senior Burmese opposition leader shot dead
Financial Times, UK –
By Amy Kazmin in Bangkok A senior leader of the Karen National Union, one of the biggest ethnic minority groups fighting Burma’s military regime, …
www.mccully.co.nz – 15 February 2008
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
But, the Prime Minister and her colleagues explained, New Zealand does not have any sanctions against Burma (or Myanmar as our Ministers still insist it …
Burmese rebel leader shot dead
Financial Times, UK –
By Amy Kazmin A senior leader of the Karen National Union, one of the biggest ethnic minority groups fighting Burma’s military regime, was assassinated in …
Leader of Myanmar’s ethnic Karen rebel group killed in Thailand
International Herald Tribune, France –
Burma is the name preferred to Myanmar by the junta’s opponents. The KNU is one of more than a dozen armed ethnic groups that for decades have sought …
Anti-Israel agitators target Leviev shops
Jewish Chronicle (subscription), UK –
… diamond company has been accused of supplying blood rubies from Burma used to finance Myanmar’s military junta” — a charge the company strongly denies. …
Myanmar opposition leader killed
United Press International –
He had served as a major contact with the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar, formerly Burma, led by Nobel-prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi whose democratic …
Myamar’s repressive regime
Waterbury Republican American, CT –
Along with Sudan, Myanmar has been cited by the United Nations for continuing to use child soldiers despite repeated international demands to stop. Burma is …
Refugees in the US increasing
Waterbury Republican American, CT –
According to the 2000 Census Report, there are 32590 people from Myanmar in the United States. Roughly 40 percent of the Burmese population came to the …
Mu Kyi has first Karen baby in Waterbury
Waterbury Republican American, CT –
In June, the International Institute of Bridgeport resettled 64 refugees from Myanmar (Burma) in Waterbury. For the next year, the Republican-American will …
Thankful Burmese refugees
Waterbury Republican American, CT –
Back to Burma, where Myanmar soldiers have killed or displaced nearly 1 million of his people, sending more than 140000 to refugee camps and hundreds of …
Leader of Burma rebels shot dead
The Standard, Hong Kong –
The leader of the Karen National Union, one of the biggest ethnic rebel groups fighting the Burmese junta, was shot dead in Thailand. …
Top Myanmar rebel leader assassinated in Thailand: police
AFP –
… which has ruled 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 …
Burmese rebel leader shot dead
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
A leader of Burma’s biggest rebel group has been shot dead at his home in a Thai border town in an assassination immediately blamed on troops loyal to the …
Myanmar Rebel Leader Shot, Killed At Home
AHN –
Myanmar was formerly called Burma and the Karen National Union, which has been fighting decades for autonomy in eastern Myanmar, is the only major ethnic …
Museum program focused on Burma
Wicked Local Marion, MA –
John and Tess Cederholm of Marion, who took a month-long journey through Burma, formerly known as Myanmar, gave an illustrated talk Feb. …
KNU’s No 3 man shot dead in his own home
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Mae Sot police chief Pol Col Phossawat Taengjui said he believed the murder was motivated by political conflicts in Burma. Mahn Shar was a Buddhist Karen …
If voting changed anything
Economist, UK –
NOBODY could accuse the generals who run Myanmar of making hasty reforms. Their handpicked assembly took 14 years to decide the framework of a new …
84 rare spoon-billed sandpipers found in Myanmar
Mongabay.com –
BirdLife International has found 84 critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers in coastal Myanmar (Burma). The discovery is welcome news for a species …
Burma rebel leader assassinated
Radio Australia, Australia –
The secretary general of Burma’s largest rebel group, the Karen National Union, has been assassinated in Thailand. The secretary general of Burma’s largest …
Burma: Christians condemn assassination of Karen leader
Inspire Magazine, UK –
Mahn Sha, one of Burma’s most prominent ethnic leaders, was shot dead at his home on the Thai-Burmese border yesterday afternoon. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 15, 2008 at 4:17 pm

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