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World Focus on Burma (13 Mar 08)

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Myanmar Security Tight for Anniversary
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar stepped up security in the country’s biggest city Thursday on the anniversary of a police


United States and China: two-sided weakness over human rights
AsiaNews.itItaly –
All of this is taking place in Burma as well. And yet Myanmar is considered a “systemic” oppressor of rights, and appears on the list of the “top 10”;


Looking Back at Myanmar’s Political Struggles
Statesman, NY –
Htay Hlaing, a Burmese graduate student in physics at Stony Brook who left Myanmar in 2002, pointed out that the recent protests in Myanmar are similar to


Gold has grip on Myanmar – in more ways than one
Reuters –
Anger at 75-year-old Senior General Than Shwe is easy to grasp — he sits at the top of a military machine that has run the former Burma with a mixture of


Change in Burma?
Foreign Policy In Focus –
If these peoples are to live in a country called the “Union of Myanmar,” there must be a realistic recognition of their autonomous status and their right to


Stopping the Flow of Information
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Myanmar Info-Tech Corporation Ltd announced earlier this month a plan to compile and update a list of Internet cafés throughout Burma.


Trade, not democracy, focus of Thai trip to Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
“It is not on the agenda,” spokesman Wichianchot Sukchotrat told reporters who asked if Samak planned to discuss democratisation plans in the former Burma,


Authors on Asia: Pierre Odier
Pasadena Now, CA –
He will focus on the Wa people, a little-known group from the remote upland region of eastern Myanmar (Burma); their costumes, headdresses,


Human rights inside Burma continue their slide
Mizzima.comIndia –
The latest UN report accuses Burma‘s generals of being unwilling to confront a deteriorating human rights situation inside the country.


PM going to Burma, but human rights off agenda
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Samak, who became Thailand’s 25th prime minister on January 28, will depart for Naypyitaw, Myanmar’s new military capital, on a special Thai Air Force

Bosco Information Service, India –
By CM Paul Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia. It is the 40th-territorially


Chinese influx stirs hatred in Myanmar
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
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


Contractors want steel prices capped
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Local contractors yesterday called on the government to control steel prices and liberalise steel imports to help curb sharp price increases that may cause


Gambari leaves Burma empty-handed but undeterred
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The UN’s special adviser to Burma Ibrahim Gambari left Rangoon empty-handed earlier this week. ”There has been no progress on any of the substantive issues


special article
The Statesman, India –
Persistent efforts by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to encourage political change in Myanmar seem to have had some impact but the further outcome still remains


Day set for protest of Internet censorship
United Press International –
Other countries listed as cyberprisons are Myanmar, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam. In addition to celebrating free


Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirer.netPhilippines –
It does not include, for instance, some of the most corrupt economies in the region, such as Burma (Myanmar) and North Korea. Thus, it is best to qualify



‘Web enemies’ targeted in cyber-protests
As well as China, Cuba and North Korea, the list highlighted 12 other countries where Internet freedoms are restricted: Belarus, Myanmar, Egypt, Ethiopia,




Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm

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