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World Focus on Burma (10 Mar 08)

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Internet connection disrupted in Rangoon
Mizzima.comIndia –
The net slowed down in Rangoon over the last three days coinciding with the visit of UN special envoy to Burma Mr. Ibrahim Gambari to the country.

 

Gambari back to square one on Myanmar
MerinewsIndia –
The UN special envoy to Myanmar left the country this evening without making much headway in his mission to persuade an obdurate military junta to see

 

UN special envoy ends Myanmar visit
People’s Daily Online, China
United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari ended his five-day visit to Myanmar Monday afternoon after meeting some government officials and a wide range

UN envoy meets Aung San Suu Kyi, departs Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand
Gambari, who left Burma Monday after arriving Thursday, failed to persuade the ruling junta to allow for an amendment to a draft constitution that would

UNPO Putting the UNHRC System to Work
UNPO, Netherlands –
such as China, Russia and Burma/Myanmar, let alone that this would be enough for all NGOs to summarize all human rights violations.

On Rambo and Burmese politics
ISN, Switzerland
Distinguished Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His latest volume is Turmoil in Burma: Contested Legitimacies in Myanmar (2006).

UN Special Adviser departs Myanmar
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands
Nay Pyi Taw – Ibrahim Gambari, Special Adviser to the United Nations, has concluded his five-day visit to Myanmar. He made no statement before his departure

Singapore Dominates Asia Region as Best Place to Live
Voice of America –

“Singapore played a major role, especially when the charter was signed in [on] 20th November 2007 in Singapore, in convincing countries like Burma, Myanmar,

Trying to honor Asians who died building Burma-Thailand rail in WWII
International Herald Tribune, France
The construction of what is sometimes called the “Death Railway” linking Thailand with colonial Burma in the 1940s became a symbol of the cruelty inflicted

Junta’s Snub Signals Failure of Gambari’s Mission
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

By WAI MOE Burma’s military junta has spoken: there will be no role for the United Nations in determining the course of the country’s political transition

Burma rejects UN proposal for referendum observers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway
Mar 10, 2008 (AFP)–Burma‘s military government has rejected a UN proposal for the regime to allow observers at its constitutional referendum planned for May

UN envoy meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi again
Reuters India, India –
The Nigerian diplomat then left the former Burma for Singapore, ending his third visit since September’s brutally crushed pro-democracy marches.

Gambari continues his efforts of political reconciliation in Myanmar
AsiaNews.it, Italy
Asked by Gambari to consider releasing political prisoners—estimated by the United Nations and human rights groups to total more than 1100—he said Burma had

March 10 in history
Viet Nam News, Vietnam
Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar), falls to Japanese forces in World War II. 300 US B-29 bombers devastate Japan’s capital in what became known as The Great

UN envoy leaves Myanmar
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
YANGON – UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari left Myanmar for Singapore on Monday, ending a five-day mission that included two meetings with democracy leader Aung San

UN envoy meets Suu Kyi at end of Myanmar mission
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Detained Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari for a second time Monday in three days,

UN envoy meets Suu Kyi at end of Myanmar mission
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari left Myanmar on Monday, ending a five-day mission with a last-minute meeting with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Gambari’s Burma visit over
Mizzima.com, India
The United Nations Information Center in Rangoon reports this evening that “Mr. Gambari has left Myanmar and will be reporting to the Secretary General on

Envoy Meets Democracy Leader in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The UN’s special envoy to Myanmar met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday before wrapping up his latest trip to the

Famous Singer Sai Htee Saing Dies
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
He proved his musical talent when young: in 1969, the government-owned Burma Broadcasting Service—now Myanmar Television and Radio Department—aired his

Reuters World News Highlights at 1000 GMT, Mar 10
Guardian, UK –
PYIN U LWIN, Myanmar – With a twinkle in his eye and the cheeky grin of a man half his age, 84-year-old Taw Paya does what few in Myanmar are prepared to

UN special envoy meets Myanmar opposition leader again
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Myanmar, March 10 (DPA) UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari Monday met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the second time during his five-day

Second meeting with Suu Kyi in the works
Mizzima.com, India
saying that there is already enough expertise in Burma to conduct these works, according to the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar.

Myanmar envoy to leave empty-handed
Aljazeera.net, Qatar
The UN special envoy to Myanmar has held a second meeting with the country’s detained opposition leader, but his requests for a meeting with the top general

FACTBOX: Five facts about southeast Asia’s troubled Myanmar
Reuters –
Having won independence in 1948, what was then called Burma was roiled by political feuding and ethnic guerrilla conflicts until a 1962 coup.

Refugees find a home in St. Charles church
Chicago Sun-Times, United States
All are members of the Karen ethnic group, found mostly in the eastern region of Myanmar, formerly Burma. The Karen have been fighting for an independent

UN special envoy meets with Suu Kyi
CNN International –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Monday, a UN representative

UN envoy meets Burma’s Suu Kyi again
Bay Post/Moruya Examiner, Australia
The Nigerian diplomat was due to leave Burma, also known as Myanmar, on Monday evening, ending his third visit since September’s brutally crushed

On this day
News24.com, South Africa
1942 – Rangoon, Burma – now Yangon, Myanmar, falls to Japanese forces in World War II. 1948 – The body of the anti-communist foreign minister of

WLB Bangladesh Marches to Burmese Embassy in Dhaka
Narinjara News, Bangladesh
Dhaka: The Women’s League of Burma in Bangladesh staged a demonstration in front of the Burmese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday to mark the date of

In Myanmar, dissidents beat junta gags with gags
Reuters –
By Ed Cropley SAGAING, Myanmar (Reuters) – There is an old joke in Myanmar about the man with chronic toothache who travels to neighboring Thailand to see a

Epiphanies on the road to ‘Someplace Else’: Journeys into the
Minda News, Philippines
(*Myanmar has been adopted by the military junta as the country’s official name replacing Burma.) “My life had always been one of fear and running.

Day three of USG Gambari’s visit to Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland
On the third day of his visit to Myanmar , The Secretary General’s Special Adviser, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari, met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of

Day four: USG Gambari’s visit to Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland
Yangon, 9 March 2008 – Special Advisor to the Secretary General, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari, met with HE U Soe Tha, Minister for National Planning and Economic

Myanmar’s last royal laments a crumbling nation
Reuters –
have transformed Myanmar from the rice bowl of Asia into a deeply impoverished international pariah. “There’s nothing good in Burma any more,” he said,

UN envoy extends Myanmar mission after vote setback
Tehran Times, Iran
YANGON (AFP) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari extended Sunday his mission to Myanmar by one day, officials said, after his efforts to include democracy leader

Myanmar: UN envoy holds talks with senior Government ministers
UN News Centre –

9 March 2008 – Continuing his latest mission to promote democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser

Gambari continues to pursue Yangon
The Daily Star, Bangladesh
UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari extended a mission to Myanmar by one day yesterday but appeared to have made little progress in persuading its defiant

Myanmar women rally in Dhaka against referendum on constitution
Independent-Bangladesh, Bangladesh
A unit of the Women’s League of Burma on Saturday went out on demonstrations in front of the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka, demanding that the newly drafted

Dine out, buy a glass of water, help a thirsty world
The Register-Guard, OR –
So far, Thirst-Aid operates in Thailand and Myanmar, formerly Burma, with plans to expand to India later this year. Bree Ervin, a Eugene resident and

Concrete action needed on burma
Nation Multimedia, Thailand
It should not come as a surprise that Burmese military rulers gave the cold shoulder to UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who arrived in Rangoon on Thursday

PGMA laments Myanmar’s rebuff of UN bid on referendum observers
Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
Myanmar rejected the proposal made by UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari Saturday, saying it infringed on Myanmar‘s (formerly Burma) sovereignty.

Burma rebuffs United Nations
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia
UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari has extended his mission to Burma by a day after efforts to include democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the polls process were

UN envoy to Myanmar continues diplomatic mission despite setbacks
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: The UN’s special envoy to Myanmar resumed meetings with the military government Sunday despite the junta’s rejection of his efforts to

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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