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World Focus on Burma (26 Feb 08)

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US slaps more sanctions on supporters of Myanmar regime
AFP – “Concerted international pressure is needed to achieve a genuine transition to democracy in Burma,” Bush said in a statement on Monday, referring to Myanmar …
Myanmar opposition calls on world to boycott Beijing Olympics
CBC.ca, Canada – Myanmar is also known as Burma. The 88 Generation Students joined a growing group of critics urging an Olympic boycott over complaints ranging from …
Bush urges international pressure on Myanmar
AFP –
“Concerted international pressure is needed to achieve a genuine transition to democracy in Burma,” Bush said in a statement. “We encourage Burma’s …
Treasury Penalizes Myanmar Supporters
The Associated Press –
… Law and his father, Lo Hsing Han, whom the department called “two key financial operatives” of the repressive junta in Myanmar, also know as Burma. …
Statement by the President on Burma
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC – The situation in Burma remains deplorable. The regime has rejected calls from its own people and the international community to begin a genuine dialogue …
Fire guts five-story market in Myanmar
Times of India, India –
YANGON: Fire gutted a popular five-storey market on Monday, injuring 15 people in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay, an official and residents said. …
Myanmar timber prices reflect market’s resiliency
Lesprom Network, Russia – In Myanmar (Burma, Southeast Asia) prices for sawn quality log grades (SG4, SG5, SG6 and SG7) have been going down steadily, ITTO reported. …
Treasury slaps more sanctions on Myanmar firms
Reuters – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Myanmar over human rights abuses, on Monday announced more economic …
Big Jump Forecast In Health Spending
Washington Post, United States –
… Lo Hsing Han, whom the department called “two key financial operatives” of the repressive junta that controls Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
Rambo’s Serious Side
Pajamas Media, CA – Strangely, “Rambo” is the first major motion picture to highlight the persecution of the Karen hill tribes inside Myanmar—and continuing role of American …
Massive Mandalay market fire destroys 1500 shops
Reuters India, India –
YANGON (Reuters) – A huge fire which raged for 13 hours through a big market building in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second city, injured 21 people and destroyed …
Bush urges pressure on Myanmar
United Press International –
Bush called on the international community to put additional pressure on the military regime in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which has rejected calls …
BURMA: US Expands Sanctions Against Junta Supporters
Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
… and individuals tied to Burma’s military rulers and urged stronger international pressure for democratic change in the country, also known as Myanmar. …
US Imposes More Sanctions on Burmese Firms
Voice of America –
By VOA News The United States has imposed new sanctions on businesses and individuals linked to Burma’s military leaders. The US Treasury Department said …
UN Plans to Resume Capital Punishment Debate
OneWorld.net, UK –
… China, North Korea, Japan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Uganda, Singapore, and Zimbabwe. “This note verbale, signed by 58 delegations, underscores once …
Treasury slaps more sanctions on Myanmar firms
Reuters –
“The situation in Burma remains deplorable,” US President George W. Bush said in a statement, and called for concerted international pressure on Myanmar to …
US beefs up sanctions against Myanmar
Xinhua, China – 25 (Xinhua) — The United States is imposing more economic sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Myanmar, the US Treasury Department said …
US sanctions Burmese opium warlord
Bangkok Post, Thailand – Tay Za’s hotel chain’s Aureum Palace Hotels & Reorts and Myanmar Treasure Resorts were also singled out. The move freezes assets held by the parties in US …
Nearly 3000 Homeless in Rangoon Blaze
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The state-owned newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reported on Tuesday that 201 houses were destroyed in the fire and 2900 people, from 765 households, …
China slams ‘meddling’ after Myanmar boycott call
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
… and continuous resistance by the people of Burma, because of China’s support”, the group said in a statement, referring to Myanmar by its former name. …
Sports Sunflashes
Toronto Sun,  Canada –
BANGKOK, Thailand — Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar called for the world to boycott this year’s Beijing Olympics over what they said was China’s …
Louis OK after campus shooting
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL –
Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar called for the world to boycott this year’s Beijing Olympics over what they said was China’s continuing support of …
US sanctions “Godfather of Heroin”
Mizzima.com, India –
In the latest sanctions directed at the economic assets of Burma’s junta, the United States has targeted former drug kingpin Lo Hsing-Han and his family. …
Myanmar Enacts Law on Constitution Vote
Washington Post, United States –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, especially since it violently quashed peaceful mass protests …
Weekly Myanmar Times to go daily
editorsweblog.org –
From the source article, Democratic Voice of Burma, it’s unclear whether the Myanmar Times will be switching from weekly or if the publisher will start a …
US imposes new Myanmar sanctions
MWC News, Canada –

By Agencies The US has announced new economic sanctions against businesses and individuals it says are linked to Myanmar’s military leaders. …

Singaporean, 10 firms under US Myanmar sanctions
AFP –

“Steven Law joined his father’s drug empire in the 1990s and has since become one of the wealthiest individuals in Burma.” Ng could not be immediately …

US widens sanctions against junta associates
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
In a statement announcing the sanctions, US president Bush said the situation in Burma remained “deplorable” and condemned the regime’s ongoing human rights …
New Report Exposes Abuse of Burmese Refugees in Malaysia
Christian Post –
The US State Department has labeled Myanmar, the official name of Burma under the junta government, a “country of particular concern” – the worst religious …
Fire devastates Yadanabon market building
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The market building also houses the Skywalk shopping mall and the Myanmar Information and Communications Technology park, which were both destroyed in the …
More Junta Cronies Hit By US Sanctions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Stuart Levey, the under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement, “Unless the ruling junta in Burma halts the violent …
Betrayed by Burma’s Neighbors
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
US President George W Bush has increased pressure on Burma’s unyielding regime by imposing fresh sanctions on businesspeople, including former drug warlords …
NLD Condemns Attack on Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Suu Kyi was born in Rangoon in 1945 to Aung San, Burma’s father of independence, and Khin Kyi, a Burmese citizen and former ambassador to India. …
Myanmar market blaze leaves 21 injured: state media
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — At least 21 people were injured in a fire that ripped through the main retail district in Myanmar’s second city Mandalay, destroying or …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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