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World Focus on Burma (18 Feb 08)

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Freeing dissidents vital for Myanmar transition-EU
San Diego Union Tribune, United States –
BRUSSELSMyanmar‘s military government should free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners to show it is serious about

 

Hundreds Attend Mahn Shah Funeral
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By VIOLET CHO Hundreds of mourners, including Karen and members of Burma’s other ethnic groups, attended the funeral on Monday of Mahn Sha, the leader of

 

Two Men Arrested at Rangoon Weekly
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN     Military intelligence officers raided the office of the Myanmar Nation weekly in Rangoon on Friday and again on Monday, arresting the editor and

 

Suu Kyi party says charter plan “threat to Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
Last week the military, which has ruled the former Burma in various guises since 1962, accused pro-democracy and dissident groups of trying to tear the

 

Reuters World News Highlights at 1400 GMT, Feb 18
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari expressed optimism on Monday as he started his latest round of visits to Asian capitals seeking a solution to the former Burma‘s

 

Myanmar pro-democracy party warns that referendum plan could be
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, especially since it violently quashed peaceful mass protests

 

Musharraf among world’s 10 ‘worst dictators’
Newindpress, India –
Burma’s symbol of democracy, Nobel peace prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi, remains under house arrest,” it noted. The others named by the Parade magazine

 

Two journalists arrested in Rangoon
Mizzima.comIndia –
Two journalists from a Rangoon based weekly publication ‘Myanmar Nation’ were picked up on Friday for interrogation. The local authorities from Thingangyun

 

Burmese delegation attends military expo
Mizzima.comIndia –
Burma‘s military junta is seeking to expand military relations and negotiate future arms contracts at Asia‘s largest arms exhibition, DEFEXPO 2008,

 

Burma: Underground Artists Survive…Just
UNPO, Netherlands –
The government mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar, ran an editorial in January [2008] denouncing the Western influences changing the face of Burma .

KNU appoints new leader
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 18, 2008 (DVB)–The Karen National Union said on Friday that a new general secretary has been appointed to replace the late leader Pado Manh Sha who was

 

UN Myanmar envoy hopeful at start of Asian tour
Reuters India, India –
Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari expressed optimism on Monday as he started his latest round of visits to Asian capitals seeking a solution to the former Burma‘s

 

Banned ‘Rambo’ a hot sell in Burma
The Times, South Africa –
YANGON – Police in military-run Myanmar have banned DVD vendors from selling the new “Rambo” film about a Vietnam war veteran fighting the junta’s soldiers,

 

Japan to accept Burma refugees: report
The Age, Australia –
Japan will accept a small number of the roughly 140000 refugees from Burma now sheltering in Thailand, a rare move for a country known for keeping its gates

 

‘Weapon’ promoted humanity
FayObserver.com, NC –
He worked hard for the relief of the people of Myanmar (also known as Burma) from a brutal military dictatorship. His American record of fighting against

 

India should play a bigger role: KNO
Assam TribuneIndia –
INDO-MYANMAR BORDER, Feb 17 – “India has a big role to play in restoration of democracy in Burma (Myanmar). And, we are eagerly waiting for a comprehensive

 

‘Genetic Corridors’ Are Next Step To Saving Tigers
Science Daily (press release) –
The proposed corridor includes extensive areas of Bhutan, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, along with potential connectivity to Laos,

 

BURMA: Ethnic leader murdered – 18/02/2008
Radio AustraliaAustralia –
The leader of the biggest rebel group in Burma, the Karen National Union has been murdered in Thailand. Pado Manh Sha was shot twice at his home in Mae Sot

 

Burma: The Christmas that never was
Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
Burma, which is also known as Myanmar, hit the headlines last year when a string of protests about living standards quickly escalated into a national crisis

 

Primates disappearing from tropical forests
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
Eight of the hotspots are considered the highest priorities for the survival of the most endangered primates: Indo-Burma, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean

NewsBlaze Contributor Awarded UNHCR-CNES Fellowship
NewsBlazeCA –
The awardee Mr Thakuria has written extensively on issues related to Burma (Myanmar). Thakuria is a regular contributor to many acclaimed newspaper and

(Japan) Govt likely to take in Myanmar refugees
| The government likely will agree to take in dozens of Myanmar refugees now staying in Thailand, sources said Sunday. | If the move goes ahead, it will be the first time the government has accepted refugees wh…Full Story

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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