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World Focus on Burmab (11Mar 08)

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Junta turns to bribery to bolster ranks
Mizzima.comIndia –
USDA, MMCWA and MWAF, formed to support the ruling junta, are the only civil organizations allowed in Burma. And critics say these organizations are


Myanmar Gem Show Attracts Some 3000 Attendees, NY –
Gem sales and exports from Myanmar, also known as Burma, have remained strong despite the United States and the European Union implementing economic


Burma’s Generals Drunk on Political Power
The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
—A rigged draft constitution designed to enshrine the military as rulers in a “democratic” Burma. —No guarantees to a fair and inclusive election in 2010


POLITICS-BURMA: Junta Untroubled by EU Sanctions
IPS, Italy –
“We are trying to engage with the authorities in BurmaMyanmar. This is not just a question of sanctions, though it may be that for some decision-makers


Gambari failed to achieve much from Myanmar visit: UN
Press Trust of India, India –
United Nations, Mar 11 (PTI) United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who is trying encourage Myanmar‘s military Junta to start an all inclusive dialogue


Gambari’s Visit Linked to Internet Slowdown
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN A media-rights group based in Bangkok has reported that Internet connections in Burma slowed during the recent visit of the United Nations’


Dead end for UN envoy to Burma
Mizzima.comIndia –
“I will continue to press the Myanmar [Burmese] government to engage with Aung San Suu Kyi in a substantive dialogue in order to produce a positive outcome


Gambari Gets the Snub
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By all accounts Gambari had a rough time between his arrival in Burma on Thursday and departure on Monday. Leading the attack on Gambari was Information


India to host Burmese general to sign port development pact
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Mar 11, 2008 (AFP)–India will host a top general from Burma’s ruling junta next month and is likely to sign a pact to develop a key port in the southeast


Around 3000 foreign merchants attends Myanmar gems emporium, China –
Around 3000 foreign merchants from 20 countries and regions have arrived in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon to attend the ongoing annual Myanmar gems

Suu Kyi and the 2010 elections, India –
According to the New Light of Myanmar the following day, U Thaung Nyunt said that the right to stand for election in 2010 was not a matter for the


Pride and honor; promises on an Olympic scale
Mizzima.comIndia –
Last Friday the House of Representatives of Indonesia has rejected a new Myanmar ambassador until democracy is established in Burma.


Staring down the barrel
Independent Online, South Africa –
in Burma – the continuation of the roadmap, and for the first time in 20 years there is a time frame,” said Thailand-based Myanmar expert Aung Naing Oo,


Myanmar auctions 153m dollars of jade, gems: organisers
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar has launched a new gems auction hoping to sell off more than 100 million euros (153 million dollars) worth of precious stones,


Gambari to Meet UN Chief, Brief Security Council
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that his special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, had not been able to


UN envoy meets Suu Kyi again
Gulf Times, Qatar –
YANGON: UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari met detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the second time in three days yesterday shortly before flying

Cornered Pakistani President Reaches Out To New Coalition []
RTT News, NY –
This was Gambari’s third visit to Burma since the security forces waged a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests led by Buddhist monks in September,

UN special envoy to Myanmar heads for Africa to brief his chief on ... (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar headed Tuesday for Senegal to brief UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his latest

Myanmar leader snubs UN envoy
CNN International –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The UN’s special envoy to Myanmar met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi before wrapping up his latest trip to the

BURMA: UN Envoy Gambari Gets The Snub
Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
Such a stance by the rulers of Burma, also called Myanmar, is the toughest since Gambari began his mission following a bloody crackdown last September of

Myanmar’s monks still seething, Spain –
Others even say theyare ready to lay down their lives in a repeat showdown betweenthe monkhood, the former Burma‘s highest moral authority, andthe raw might

UN envoy leaves Myanmar as fails to convince junta
Reuters –
By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – A UN envoy left Myanmar on Monday after seeing detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi twice in three days but

FACTBOX: Myanmar’s Buddhist monks
Reuters –
(Reuters) – Following are five key facts about Myanmar‘s Buddhist monks, the engine of protests six months ago against decades of military rule and

Myanmar’s monks still seething, but lack leaders
Reuters India, India –
Others even say they are ready to lay down their lives in a repeat showdown between the monkhood, the former Burma‘s highest moral authority,

Women of Burma, Cuba, Belarus inspiring – Bush
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
US President George W. Bush has paid tribute to women who have defied the governments of Belarus, Cuba and Burma, promising US help as they “stand up for

UN Envoy Meets With Democracy Leader Before Wrapping Up Myanmar Visit
This was the Special Advisor’s third trip to Burma, officially known as Myanmar, since the government’s crackdown on peaceful protesters last summer.

UN’s Burma role runs out of steam
BBC News, UK –
By Jonathan Head The mission of the UN special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, which began with high hopes nearly two years ago, is now over.

Myanmar Democracy Talks Fail to Sway Junta, US and UN Say
Bloomberg –
UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari ended a five-day visit to Myanmar during which the junta said it won’t allow officials from the world body to observe May’s

UN envoy to Myanmar makes Singapore stop after visit
SINGAPORE (AFP) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Singapore late Monday after finishing a trip to Myanmar where he had rare talks with democracy leader

UN envoy didn’t achieve so much in Myanmar-Ban
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
UNITED NATIONS, March 10 (Reuters) – A UN envoy who was unable to meet with the senior general of Myanmar’s military junta failed to achieve as much as the

UN envoy meets pro-democracy leader again before wrapping up
UN News Centre –
10 March 2008 – The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar has concluded his latest mission to spur democratic change in the South-East Asian nation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since May 2003 and has spent 12 of the past 18 years detained in her family compound in Myanmar.

Who’s buying Burma’s gems?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
The first lady has taken on the military regime in Burma (Myanmar), urging jewelers not to buy gems from a country where the undemocratic rulers and their

UN envoy leaves Myanmar without convincing junta
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
Shortly afterwards, the Nigerian diplomat left for Singapore, ending his third visit to the former Burma since authorities brutally crushed pro-democracy

UN Envoy Meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Despite Setbacks
Enews 2.0, UK –
By Ted Moore Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met on Monday with a special United Nations envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, in Yangon .

UN envoy fails to meet Burma head
BBC News, UK –
The UN special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, has ended his latest visit to the country without meeting military leader Than Shwe.


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 11, 2008 at 6:38 am

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