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World Focus on Burma (6 Mar 08)

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  1. Suu Kyi’s party fails in bid to sue Myanmar junta
    AFP – YANGON (AFP) — The pro-democracy party of Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s said Wednesday they had failed in a bid to sue the …
  2. Supreme Court Rejects Suu Kyi Party’s Bid To Sue Myanmar Junta []
    RTT News, NY – 3/6/2008 12:29:16 AM Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said on Wednesday that their bid to sue the Myanmar …
  3. World day of prayer for Myanmar
    Independent Catholic News, UK – Christian of all denominations throughout the world, will unite on Saturday, March 8 in commemoration of the 10th World Day of Prayer for Myanmar. …
  4. Home away from home
    Calcutta Telegraph, India – Along with some other families from Myanmar, they set up their house in Burma Colony. Sethi was only 15 years old when his family had officially come to …
  5. Myanmar-China pipelines yet to be approved
    Reuters UK, UK – … army-ruled Myanmar to its southwestern province of Yunnan, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, defending economic ties with the former Burma. …
  6. UN envoy Gambari arrives in Singapore en route to Myanmar
    Tolerance.ca, Canada – SINGAPORE – UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Singapore from New York early Thursday en route to Myanmar, his spokeswoman said. …
  7. UN envoy on third visit to Burma
    BBC News, UK – By Jonathan Head The UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due to arrive in Burma for his third visit since September’s suppressed mass anti-government …
  8. UN special envoy to visit Myanmar for reconciliation efforts
    Xinhua, China – YANGON, March 6 (Xinhua) — United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due to arrive in Myanmar later Thursday to renew his efforts for the country’s …
  9. UN envoy to return to Myanmar
    CNN – Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it crushed the peaceful mass …
  10. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    Reuters India, India – It is Gambari’s fifth visit to the former Burma since he was appointed in early 2006 and his third since a crackdown on monk-led protests last September. …
  11. UN Envoy to Return to Myanmar
    The Associated Press – YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN diplomat sought to coax democratic reforms out of Myanmar’s military rulers Thursday in his third trip to the country since a …
  12. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    Raw Story, MA – UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived Thursday in Myanmar to push for reforms from the ruling junta, in his third visit since the regime’s deadly crackdown on …
  13. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    AFP –
    “A referendum under these repressive conditions will only cement in place continued military rule.” The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, …
  14. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar – The UN special envoy to Myanmar has arrived in the country to resume mediation efforts with the ruling military government and urge it to begin …
  15. Support Erodes for UN Envoy To Burma Ahead of Visit
    New York Sun, NY – … including America, known as “friends of Myanmar.” Mr. Ban “does not exclude” the possibility of a Burma trip to raise the mission’s diplomatic profile, …
  16. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    TVNZ, New Zealand – It is Gambari’s fifth visit to the former Burma since he was appointed in early 2006 and his third since a crackdown on monk-led protests last September. …
  17. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar for reform push
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
    YANGON – UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived on Thursday in Myanmar to push for reforms from the ruling junta, in his third visit since the regime’s deadly …
  18. China province seeks dams despite environment fears
    Reuters India, India –
    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s southwestern province of Yunnan is still hoping to build controversial dams and hydropower plants on the upper …
  19. UN envoy wants Myanmar dialogue with opposition
    Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
    Yangon – United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari is in Myanmar, formerly Burma, to facilitate dialogue between the military regime and the opposition. …
  20. Rambo V: The Special Envoy
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By DAVID PAQUETTE U Toke Kyee and the barber are sitting on the bench reading The New Light of Myanmar when Ko Paing walks in and takes a seat in the …
  21. UN push for reforms in Myanmar
    PRESS TV, Iran –
    UN envoy has arrived in Myanmar to press the ruling junta to include opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in promised multi-party elections. …
  22. UN Envoy to Return to Myanmar
    The Associated Press –
    Gambari recently said he was “frustrated” at the lack of tangible results from his visits to Myanmar, also called Burma, where he has so far failed to …
  23. Myanmar Monk Tells Story of Killings
    The Associated Press –

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Myanmar monk called for a global weapons embargo on his country, telling a human rights conference Thursday that the junta’s …

  24. Buddhist Monk Calls for Arms Embargo Against Burma
    Voice of America –
    By Nancy-Amelia Collins A Buddhist monk involved in the September protests in Burma has called on the world community to stop supporting, recognizing and …
  25. Gambari under the spotlight
    Mizzima.com, India –
    The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma arrived this morning in Rangoon to face the daunting task of convincing Burma’s generals to reform their “road-map …
  26. Gambari’s third visit to Myanmar. Another failure?
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    The UN special envoy arrived in Burma for his third visit in the wake of the September crises. The diplomats agenda remains vague: it is not certain how …
  27. Commentary: Will Burma’s referendum spark civil unrest?
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    There were mixed reactions from Burma’s democratic forces when the ruling junta announced plans to hold a constitutional referendum in May followed by an …
  28. Black Market Crackdown Driving Up Fuel Prices
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Earlier this year, The Myanmar Times, a semi-official weekly, reported that the government had undertaken a partial liberalization of Burma’s energy market …
  29. Hopes Dim for Gambari Breakthrough
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By WAI MOE The UN special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in Burma on Thursday amid limited expectations that he will be able to persuade the …
  30. UN envoy heads to Burma for latest democracy push
    InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
    UN spokesperson Michele Montas said Mr Gambari “hopes to stay as long as necessary and to consult with a broad range of representatives of Myanmar society,
  31. Ibrahim Gambari in Myanmar: In the eye of the storm
    Merinews, India –
    The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma on his third visit has thrown up concerns as to whether it will yield any result worth the name. …
  32. A Buddhism primer
    KeepMEcurrent.com, ME –
    The Theravada sect exists in Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. “The Mahayana sect exists in Tibet, China, Japan, …
  33. UN special envoy meets Myanmar FM
    Xinhua, China –
    YANGON, March 6 (Xinhua) — Visiting United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with Myanmar Foreign Minister U Nyan Win here Thursday afternoon, …
  34. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    AFP –
    If held, they would be the first elections in the country formerly known as Burma since Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to a …
  35. Burma ‘lying doggo’ over UN cooperation
    Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
    … identifying progress as key to greater stability and economic prosperity in Myanmar and the region. Foreign Office minister Meg Munn said Burma was a …
  36. UN envoy returns to Myanmar on latest mission to coax democratic …
    Boston Herald, United States –
    By AP YANGON, Myanmar – The UN’s special envoy to Myanmar consulted today with foreign ambassadors for their advice on promoting democratic reforms in the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 6, 2008 at 6:43 am

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