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World Focus on Burma (27 Feb 08)

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Myanmar Allows Public Vote Counting in Referendum, Xinhua Says
Bloomberg –
Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962, announced this month it will hold the referendum, followed by elections …
JUNTA CONTINUES TO ATTACK MEDIA
IFEX, Canada –
Police carried out a search of their office and confiscated documents, including a copy of UN Special Rapporteur Paula Sergio Pinheiro’s report on Burma, …
Myanmar enacts law setting procedures for constitutional referendum
JURIST –
[JURIST] The military government of Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] Tuesday announced that it has enacted a law to govern the May referendum …
A ‘final courtesy call’ on the junta
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
By LARRY JAGAN The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is expected to return to the country in a few days’ time to discuss the military …
Digest: D-Rays discuss signing Bonds
The Wenatchee World Online, WA –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. The 88 Generation Students joined a growing group of critics urging an Olympic boycott over complaints ranging from …
UMCOR Hotline for February 26, 2008
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Moe Aung, his wife Naw and their three children fled their home in Myanmar (Burma) to a refugee camp in Thailand where they stayed for five years. …
Feb 27, 1889 – Burma opens railroad from Rangoon to Mandalay
Sify, India –
In 1889, Burma – now Myanmar – opens railroad from Rangoon to Mandalay. In 1901, Russia’s minister of propaganda is murdered to avenge repression of student …
Quick Take: CNOOC and the Junta
Motley Fool –
… oil and gas concern has operations in the country formerly known as Burma. You probably also know that “Myanmar” is a miserable place run by tyrants. …CEO
Fire in Burma’s Rangoon Leaves 21 Injured, Nearly 3000 Homeless
FireFighting News.com –
Two major fires in military- ruled Myanmar [Burma] on Monday left at least 21 people injured, nearly 3000 people homeless and some 1500 businesses destroyed …
Myanmar announces law on constitutional referendum, sets up …
570 News, Canada –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, especially since it violently crushed peaceful mass protests …
Burma sets up referendum panel
The Australian, Australia –
BURMA’S military rulers announced overnight they have set up a 45-member commission to oversee a constitutional referendum slated for May, …
Leaders & Success
Investor’s Business Daily (subscription) –
BY TRANG HO When Aung San Suu Kyi heard her mother had a stroke, she made a beeline from England to Burma. Little did she know that the Southeast Asian …
Steinmeier calls for release of political prisoners in Myanmar
Monsters and Critics.com –
‘We are both encouraged that political changes in Myanmar (Burma) are on course’ said Steinmeier after a meeting with Wirajuda in the Indonesian capital …
Myanmar continues charter rollout
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Myanmar , formerly known as Burma , has been under international pressure to introduce concrete after the military violently crushed peaceful mass protests …

Indonesia wants Suu Kyi in Myanmar democracy process
AFP –

JAKARTA (AFP) — Indonesia wants to see democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi included in the political process in military-ruled Myanmar, Foreign Minister Hassan …

Myanmar Media Outline Referendum Laws
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it violently crushed peaceful mass …
RI wants Myanmar junta to allow Suu Kyi in elections
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia wants Myanmar to allow detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to participate in the military junta’s planned referendum and …
Myanmar changes referendum law to allow free voting
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Yangon, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Myanmar’s constitutional referendum law has made provisions for transparency in voting and vote counting to ensure a free and fair …
Junta’s referendum law lacks independent monitoring
Mizzima.com, India –
The announcement also released on Wednesday’s Burmese language New Light of Myanmar newspaper, said the law states that the votes will be counted in the …
Myanmar to Jail Referendum Disrupters
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it crushed peaceful mass protests …
Junta allows extension of ILO office in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India –
Burma’s state-owned newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, on Wednesday said, “As Myanmar has pledged to eradicate the activities of forced labour, …
China’s Stand on Burma and Darfur Spurs Boycott Call
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The policy is conducive to the democratic process of reconciliation and peace in Myanmar [Burma]. I hope relevant organizations could have a correct …
ILO Extends “Understanding” with Burmese Regime
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Burma’s military regime has agreed to extend a “supplementary understanding” with the International Labor Organization (ILO) one year after …
Law puts to rest question of referendum’s fairness
Mizzima.com, India –
Tuesday night’s announcement of the 2008 Myanmar Referendum Law will do little to assuage the widespread condemnation of the military’s constitutional …
US & WORLD
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has not had a constitution since 1988, when the current junta took power after violently suppressing mass pro-democracy …
Burma’s Christian Karen Refugees Mourn Assassinated Leader
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
… home in the border town of Mae Sot, Thailand, on Valentines Day, apparently by assailants linked to the military junta of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 27, 2008 at 6:28 am

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