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World Focus on Burma (4 March 08)

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Myanmar robbers kill 5 in Suu Kyi’s neighbourhood
International Herald Tribune, France –
is also home to a state guesthouse expected to be used by UN special envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, when he visits the former Burma on Thursday.

TO DO TODAY, TUESDAY MARCH 4
Pasadena Star-News, CA –
Whittier College will host a free event to foster awareness of current events in Burma (aka Myanmar) at 7 pm March 4 in the Memorial Chapel,

Art Instructor Jennifer Henbest de Calvillo Shares, Finds Lessons
Springdale Morning News, AR –
Out of all the places she’s lived, Henbest de Calvillo found Burma (or Myanmar), which she described as a Fourth World country, the most enlightening and

US system of measurement sinking below other countries
Current, MO –
Liberia and Myanmar (Burma) citizens also would have suffered from this tragedy. But still, why is the United States, a major global player, so far behind

Sichuan Alligator and the New Confucius
TripmasterMonkey.com, NY –
Right, and also it’s called crab Rangoon, and Rangoon is like nowhere in China—it’s in sort of Burma-slash-Myanmar. But it’s very popular in the midwest, …

Burmese and Indian traders to meet at international trade fair
Mizzima.com, India –
“We have received information that some more business delegates from Myanmar [Burma] are coming to visit but we have not yet received confirmation,” Das

Remembering Burma: Overturning the bowl
MorungExpress, India –
The junta’s stranglehold over Burma notwithstanding, the Myanmar Army may not be nearly as strong as is generally believed. General Shwe Mann, the army’s

Will ‘No’ votes even be counted?
Mizzima.com, India
ALTSEAN-Burma, in a statement released Saturday, argues that only votes in support of the junta’s constitution, which has yet to be seen publicly,

Myanmar Nation staff charged with press violations
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Mar 3, 2008 (DVB)–The editor and manager of the Myanmar Nation news journal appeared in court on Friday after authorities recently charged them with

Five killed in shooting near Suu Kyi’s house: Myanmar police
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Five people were killed in execution-style shootings in the wealthy Yangon neighbourhood where Myanmar‘s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is

 

UN Special Envoy Heading to Burma
Voice of America –
By VOA News The UN special envoy for Burma will leave New York Wednesday on his third trip to the military-ruled country. Ibrahim Gambari is expected to

 

Lawyer slams junta’s treatment of farmers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
There are regular reports of farmers across Burma being forced to grow particular crops, having their land seized by the authorities, and having to sell

 

UN special envoy to arrive in Burma tomorrow
Democratic Voice of BurmaNorway –
A UN spokesperson said today that Gambari “hopes to stay as long as necessary and to consult with a broad range of representatives of Myanmar society,

 

 

Gambari to Visit Burma Thursday
The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
Details of Gambari’s trip to Burma were not announced. “The special adviser of the secretary-general, Ibrahim Gambari, has been invited to travel to Myanmar

 

Laughing through the junta’s gag
Los Angeles Times, CA –
In the past, the junta that rules Myanmar — also known as Burma — has tried to shut them up too, hoping to intimidate them with prison terms,

 

Gambari set to return amid mounting skepticism
Mizzima.comIndia –
in Burma on Thursday March 6th. Hoping to stay “as long as necessary,” he will aim “to consult with a broad range of representatives of Myanmar society,

 

Rare Fatal Shooting in Myanmar’s Capital
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A family of four and their maid were fatally shot at their house in a rare violent attack in Myanmar‘s capital, just down the street

 

UN envoy to visit Myanmar Thursday
AFP –
UNITED NATIONS, (AFP) — UN troubleshooter Ibrahim Gambari will return to Myanmar on Thursday to resume his bid to foster national reconciliation after the

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 4, 2008 at 6:29 am

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