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World Focus on Burma (12 Mar 08)

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Burmese junta tells un envoy gambari where to go
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The junta later decided to dump all UN requests and even burnt them in public, allowing only the government mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar,

 

Awesome ancient sites off the beaten path
MSNBC –
Myanmar (née Burma), for instance, hasn’t experienced the rise in tourism that Thailand and Cambodia have, but foreigners who visit the politically unstable

 

Veteran Journalist Calls for People Power to Oust Regime
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Less than a week after an unsuccessful visit to Burma by UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, one of the country’s most respected journalists has

 

Train collision in Rangoon, no fatalities
Mizzima.comIndia –
Most trains in Burma are old models and can face engine problems which occasionally result in accidents, he explained. Railway authorities reportedly issued

 

Internet, telephone connections in Burma sporadic during UN
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Slower or unreliable Internet connections and the abnormal telecommunications problems coincide with what has now been a five-day mission into Burma by UN

 

Burmese Gems Losing Their Luster?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to an AFP report, the Myanmar Gems Enterprise said that more than 7700 lots of gems, jade and pearls will be sold at the show.

 

UN envoy’s visit falls short of expectations
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Mar 12, 2008 (DVB)–United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said yesterday that the recent visit of his special envoy to Burma did not make as much

 

US report cites human rights abuses in other nations
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
Myanmar: Human rights conditions in country also known as Burma declined in 2007. At least 30 activists were killed by government security forces during

 

Inside Report for March 12, 2008
2TheAdvocate, LA –
More than nine years earlier, the Myats fled BurmaMyanmar — to escape a brutal government that had turned on its own people. “My own country’s soldiers

 

Myanmar’s Solution to Energy Crisis: Nuts
ShortNews.comGermany –
Myanmar has a chronic energy shortage and one Kyaw Sinnt thinks that the solution lies in producing biofuel from the physic nut. Jatropha, is how it is also

Chinese influx stirs age-old hatred in Myanmar
Guardian, UK –
Even though the former Burma‘s second city is one of the few places where the economy appears to be going somewhere, thanks mainly to Chinese capital and

 

Myanmar’s nutty scheme to solve energy crisis
Guardian, UK –
Clearly the former Burma‘s ruling generals think so too. In the middle of 2006, the State Peace and Development Council, as the junta prefers to be known,

 

RIGHTS: US State Department Found Little to Cheer in 2007
IPS, Italy –
North Korea, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe and Belarus, as well as China, have been included on the Bush State Department’s list of worst abusers — defined

 

State Department deplores rights records of North Korea, Iran, in
JURIST –
Burma’s abysmal human rights record continued to worsen. Throughout the year, the regime continued to commit extrajudicial killings and was responsible for

 

US says Myanmar’s human rights record getting worse
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Myanmar’s already bad human rights record got worse last year, the United States said Tuesday. Myanmar, also called Burma,

 

US says human rights in Pakistan got worse last year
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
© AP WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States said Tuesday that Pakistan’s human rights record has gotten worse after President Pervez Musharraf’s imposition of

 

Myanmar ’07 crackdown worsened bad rights record-US
Reuters –
Burma‘s abysmal human rights record continued to worsen,” said the State Department in its annual report looking at human rights around the world 2007.

Myanmar: Study chronicles 2007 protests and crackdown
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The study is quick to condemn the militarization of Burma’s economy as a prime reason for the visible, widespread unrest that gripped Burma in August and

 

Junta remains defiant as Gambari’s visit ends
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Mar 10, 2008 (DVB)–United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari left Burma today after a visit in which UN calls for the release of political prisoners and

 

Junta to make propaganda film on draft constitution
Mizzima.comIndia –
Sources said, the film will be completed in March and will be aired in May by state-owned televisions – Myanmar TV and Myawaddy. Burma‘s ruling junta has

Chinese presence in Myanmar uneasy
Mar 12, 2008 4:57 PM | Few people can claim justifiably to understand the relationship between Myanmar‘s secretive military rulers and China, their key trading partner, arms supplier and diplomatic ally. | But …Full Story

UN visit shows momentum slipping on Myanmar
| By Charlie McDonald-Gibson | BANGKOK: UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari’s seeming failure to press the Myanmar junta toward reform has underlined the loss in diplomatic momentum since last year’s bloody crackdown on p…Full Story

Human rights abuses in Asia come under US fire –
| by Lachlan Carmichael 22 minutes ago | WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States ranked North Korea and Myanmar Tuesday among the world’s worst violators of human rights and took other Asian countries to task …Full Story

Bush Pays Tribute to Prominent Women
President Bush signs a proclamation for Women’s History Month in the East Room of the White House, 10 Mar 2008 President Bush presided at a White House ceremony Monday honoring women around the world who are fi…Full Story

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 12, 2008 at 3:44 pm

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