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World Focus on Burma (14 Mar 08)

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Myanmar dissidents urge voters to reject military-drafted constitution
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria
distributed by the US Campaign for Burma, an advocacy group based in Washington. Myanmar‘s main pro-democracy party, meanwhile, called on the government

United front to combat junta’s referendum?
Mizzima.com, India
The 88 generation students (Union of Myanmar), in a statement released on Thursday, said the referendum is a chance for the people of Burma to build

Christian Group Approves US Dropping China from Rights Blacklist
Christian Post –

She also explained that the top 10 list highlights countries that are extremely closed off to the world, like Burma (Myanmar) and North Korea,

NLD Calls for Constitution to be Made Public
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
“If Myanmar [Burma] wants assistance from Thailand, we are ready to offer help as a friendly country.” Commenting on Samak’s one-day visit to Burma,

Ban the Dam, Say Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Ethnic Karen people living along Burma’s Salween River gathered today in colorful traditional dress to pray to the spirits of the river and

UN rapporteur ridicules Burma ‘democracy’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
“I am afraid ‘accountability’ does not translate in the Myanmar language,” he said, using the junta’s official name for Burma. The referendum, scheduled for

Don’t Blame Gambari!
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
When the Security Council refused to pass a resolution on Burma on January 12, it effectively ensured that Gambari’s efforts would become an exercise in

Noppadon rejects sanctions, Burmese to ‘vote no’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
“If Myanmar wants assistance from Thailand (for the referendum), we are ready to offer help as a friendly country,” Noppadon said, using the junta’s

Thai PM visits Myanmar to firm up economic ties with junta
Hindu, India
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it violently crushed peaceful mass

Myanmar Dissidents Make Appeal
The Associated Press –

The 88 Generation Students — named after a pro-democracy uprising in 1988 that was crushed — staged peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar, also known as Burma,

Nine Killed In Burma Truck Crash
AHN –
(AHN) – At least nine people were killed and 49 others injured when a truck flipped over on a highway in central Burma, officially known as Myanmar.

Thailand’s Premier meets Burmese junta supremo
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Thailand’s newly elected Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej arrived in Burma’s new jungle capital Nay Pyi Taw on Friday on a one-day ‘good will’

Nine killed, 49 hurt in Myanmar truck crash
Canada.com, Canada –
YANGON, Myanmar – Nine people were killed and 49 others injured when a truck flipped over on a highway in central Myanmar as it was taking passengers to a

Than Shwe Meets New Thai PM
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Burmese junta’s mouthpiece, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on March 11 that at the invitation of Burma’s prime minister, Samak would pay a

Thailand opposes sanctions on Myanmar: FM
AFP –

BANGKOK (AFP) — Thailand opposes Western sanctions on neighbouring Myanmar and is ready to help the military-run country hold a referendum on a new …

Pro-democracy group urges ‘No’ on Myanmar constitution
AFP –

“This constitution will allow the military dictatorship to perpetuate in Burma,” it added, using the country’s previous name. The 88 Generation Students’ …

MYANMAR MAY PULL OUT OF SA REGION
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 …

Myanmar activists launch “vote no” referendum campaign
Monsters and Critics.com –
The last general election held in Myanmar, also known as Burma, was in 1990. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Suu Kyi won that election …

PM visits Burma, expected to discuss democracy
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
(BangkokPost.com) – Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and his team left Thailand to Burma on Friday morning, with the aim to strengthen ties with the …

Asian nations cultivate new sense of democracy
USA Today –
Meantime, the military rulers of Burma, also known as Myanmar, have shrugged off international condemnation after last fall’s bloody crackdown on protesting …

Crackdown fallout hits Myanmar tourism hard
Guardian, UK
The former Burma‘s rigidly controlled domestic newspapers admit tourism almost halved in the three months after the crackdown, in which the United Nations …

Thai PM to skirt political issues on Myanmar visit
Daily Times, Pakistan
BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej will not discuss politics when he visits Myanmar on Friday, but will congratulate the regime on the …

Myanmar nationals stage anti-junta rally in Tokyo
The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Hundreds of Myanmar nationals marched through Tokyo yesterday demanding the release of political detainees including opposition democratic leader Aung San …

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 14, 2008 at 6:41 am

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