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Archive for March 7th, 2008

World Focus on Burma (7 Mar 08)

UN envoy in Myanmar to press reforms
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
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

UN envoy seeks meetings with Suu Kyi, Myanmar junta
If held, the planned polls would be the first in the country formerly known as Burma since Aung San Suu Kyi led the NLD to a landslide victory in 1990,

Official: Yunnan still hopes to dam Nu river
GoKunming, China –
A plan to dam the upper reaches of the Nu, known as the Salween River after flowing out of Yunnan into Myanmar, was originally suspended in 2004 by Premier

Indonesia Human Rights Body Meets On Myanmar
Bru Direct, Brunei Darussalam –
By Ben Ng Bandar Seri Begawan – Indonesia’s Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) along with the Indonesia Coalition for Burma (KMSUB) are holding an

Update: UN Envoy To Continue Consultations With Myanmar Leaders
New York, NY (AHN) – The UN Secretary-General’s special adviser to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Rangoon on Thursday to encourage the nation’s military

UN envoy back in Burma to make new plea for change as generals
Guardian, UK –
The UN’s special envoy to Burma began a new diplomatic effort yesterday to persuade the country’s ruling generals to embrace reform, amid signs that they

‘I can’t erase that vision … it haunts me’
Guardian, UK –
“That’s why I’m asking the international community to stop countries selling arms to Burma. As long as the military has arms that they don’t need for

UN envoy to discuss Burma plans
The Post, Pakistan –
RANGOON: The UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has arrived in Burma for his third visit since September’s suppressed mass anti-government protests,

Ready for a fight
Pasadena Weekly, CA – “I’m fine with it going to trial because it just brings more attention to the cause, which is freedom for people in Burma,” said Koenig, who faces a maximum

Journalists Number 10 and 11
Huffington Post, NY –
to Burma Paulo Sergio Pinheiro. Thet Zin is the editor-in-chief of Myanmar Nation, one of the few publications in Rangoon without ties to the junta.
Win For Indian diplomacy: UN envoy returns to Myanmar
Times of India, India – NEW DELHI: As UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari walked back into Myanmar on Thursday, it was a moment of achievement for some quiet and determined diplomacy on

On Thai border, a rare refuge for Burmese children
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
In 1991, Ms. Donata founded Home of Joy as a sanctuary for destitute kids, mostly ethnic minorities fleeing war and political upheaval in Burma (Myanmar).

The Prince Albert Daily Herald
Prince Albert Daily Herald, Canada –
Karen people were expelled from Myanmar (previously called Burma) when British rule ended more than 50 years ago. Some have been living in camps all their

International Women’s Day promotes world peace and freedom
South Asian Post, Canada, Canada –
If you are unfamiliar with Burma, now known as Myanmar, you might have heard about the ‘Saffron Revolution’ that captured the world’s attention in Sept 2007

Myanmar: UN envoy returns to continue push for democratic change
UN News Centre –
6 March 2008 – The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General for Myanmar arrived in Yangon today on his latest mission to encourage the authorities there to

Plight of the long-neck Karens
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Burma wants them back, said the then Mae Hong Son governor Direk Khonkeab, who just days ago was transferred to Lampang. Colonel Noporn Reungchan, commander

UN envoy in third attempt to put Burma junta on road to democracy
Times Online, UK –
A special envoy of the United Nations landed in Burma today for what is widely viewed as a doomed attempt to open discussions between the military junta and

Burmese Migrant Worker Issues Placed On Agenda As UN Labor
Geneva, Switzerland (AHN) – Forced labor in Burma, officially known as Myanmar, freedom of association and discrimination against migrant workers are among


UN envoy meets Suu Ky in Rangoon
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Since 1962, Burma has been ruled by a military regime that has earned itself one of the world’s worst human rights records after two brutal crackdowns on


UN Envoy Returns To Burma For Democratic Reforms
Gambari “hopes to stay as long as necessary” in Burma, officially known as Myanmar and to meet with “all the groups he was not able to see during his last


Border Trade Zone to Open on Armed Force Day
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
town on the Thai-Burmese border, on March 27, according to a report in The Myanmar Times, a semi-official weekly. March 27 is Armed Forces Day in Burma.


Junta Beefs Up Security in Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Sources said that security forces were beefed up in several townships in Rangoon, including the downtown area, ahead of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim


Myanmar says democracy roadmap only way forward
Reuters India, India –
The Nigerian envoy, on his third visit since a crackdown on anti-junta protests last September, returned to the former Burma on Thursday amid waning


The Post-Standard –, NY –
Tial, a recent refugee from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), is struggling to learn English and math, and science and social studies in an environment


Saving Fish from Drowning Review
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun, NY –
Less cryptically, it is the account of twelve American travelers who embark on a journey across China and the mystery shrouded country of Myanmar (Burma).


Energy Security: Security for Whom? Hydrocarbons and Human Rights ...
UCLA Asia Institute, CA –
In Burma, also referred to as Myanmar, large-scale natural gas projects have directly and indirectly led to violations of basic human rights through the


UN envoy arrives in Myanmar
United Press International –
YANGON, Myanmar, March 7 (UPI) — Ibrahim Gambari, the UN special envoy, arrived Thursday in Myanmar for another effort to get the military junta to talk to


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 7, 2008 at 6:38 am

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