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World Focus on Burma (29 Feb 08)

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  1. NLD Dismisses Referendum
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has dismissed the national referendum on the draft constitution, …
  2. Referendum law excludes monks and bans dissent
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    The Referendum Law for the Approval of the Draft Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar of 26 February 2008 sets out the conditions for the …
  3. Myanmar democracy party says government’s referendum plan hurts …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    Myanmar, also called Burma, has been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, especially after it crushed peaceful mass protests last …
  4. Burma’s allure places travelers in ethical dilemma
    Catholic Online, CA –
    A decade ago, when visa restrictions to Burma (Myanmar) were relaxed and the government had launched its “Visit Myanmar” campaign, the site, on the banks of …
  5. Reform Jewish Leader Calls on Burmese Government to Release Pro …
    Religious Action Center (press release), DC –
    By violating the human rights of Myanmar’s most popular and respected supporter of democracy, the Burmese junta’s actions have yet again undermined their …
  6. Myanmar voters ‘cannot accept’ junta’s charter: Suu Kyi’s party
    AFP –

    YANGON, Feb 28, 2008 (AFP) — The party of Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that the junta’s proposed constitution …

  7. Wildlife Trade Booming in Burmese Casino Town
    National Geographic, DC –
    In a rundown casino town in northern Myanmar (Burma) market-goers can find everything from bear paws to tiger parts—evidence of a booming wildlife trade. …
  8. Bush vows to press China on rights at Olympics
    AFP –

    I’ll talk about Darfur and Iran and Burma,” as Myanmar is called in the United States, said Bush. Human rights groups and activists have accused China of …

  9. Burmese Regime’s Referendum Law Continues Climate of Intimidation
    US Department of State, DC –
    Burma’s military regime continues exacerbating the climate of fear and intimidation leading up to the May constitutional referendum. …
  10. US urges ‘inclusive and transparent’ vote in Myanmar
    AFP –

    … and Burma’s democratic and ethnic minorities leading to a transition to democracy.” Those reforms have been urged not only by Myanmar’s citizens, …

  11. Group raising awareness of human rights violations ahead of China …
    Daily News Tribune, MA –
    … issues like China’s support of Burma, renamed Myanmar by a military junta accused of abuses, and of Sudan, widely condemned for its actions in Darfur. …
  12. Africa: UN Inaction Threatens “Mass Killings
    AllAfrica.com, Washington –
    In Asia, MRG singles out three countries — Burma (Myanmar), Afghanistan and Pakistan — as potentially dangerous, while Iraq is described as the “most …
  13. Today is my day as prime minister : Samak
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    Hill also gave Samak a message to deliver from the United States to the ruling military junta in Myanmar, Thailand’s neighbour and a key trading partner, …
  14. Britain tells China don’t fear action on problem states
    Guardian, UK –
    A country he suggested China could help with was Myanmar, whose military violently put down pro-democracy protests late last year. “Burma is on your border. …
  15. A Big-time Burmese Drug Trafficker’s Singaporean Connection
    Asia Sentinel, China –
    In a letter to the magazine the Singapore embassy in the US said that GIC was a passive investor in the Myanmar Fund and was not involved in investment …
  16. US, Britain urge Myanmar to include Aung San Suu Kyi in polls
    Tolerance.ca, Canada –
    Meg Munn, a British foreign office minister, told reporters in Bangkok that the referendum in the country formally know as Burma must be a “genuine process” …
  17. ASEAN told to be stronger, asked to take lead
    Mizzima.com, India –
    ASEAN should “look to set standards for human rights and democracy that will give Burma no chance” but to adapt, added the Ambassador. …
  18. Tachilek residents urged to register for ID cards
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    People in Burma are required to register for an identity card at the age of 12, which should then be replaced with an adult card when they reach 18 years of …
  19. UN Envoy For Myanmar Leaves Japan After Completing Asian Consultations
    AHN –
    … Gambari visited Beijing, Jakarta and Singapore and he will return to New York before heading to Burma, officially known as Myanmar, next week. …
  20. Burma’s Referendum—‘History is Repeating Itself’
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By WAI MOE The lack of official tolerance of dissidents in Burma and of openness gives rise to concern that the planned constitutional referendum will not …
  21. Junta continues to quash Burma’s media
    United Press International, Asia, China –
    By ZIN LINN BANGKOK, Thailand, The latest attack on Burma’s media took place Feb. 15, when the military junta raided offices of the Myanmar Nation weekly …
  22. Ion Microprobe Zircon U-Pb Age and Geochemistry of the Myanmar …
    RedOrbit, TX –
    Cretaceous-Cenozoic tectonic events in the western Myanmar (Burma) Assam region. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 150, 1089-1102. …
  23. Prison for anyone handing out leaflets during referendum campaign
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    Yangon (AsiaNews) – The referendum law adopted by the Myanmar government last Tuesday bars members of religious orders, prison inmates and Myanmar citizens …
  24. Human Rights group to use Marathon route to protest
    MetroWest Daily News, MA –
    Gigliotti said the movement has come to include other groups and individuals concerned with issues such as China’s support of Burma, renamed Myanmar by a …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 29, 2008 at 6:39 am

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