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World Focus on Burma (15 March 08)

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FM Noppadon leaves to visit UK, US
Thai News Agency MCOT, 
Thailand –
US and meet his American counterpart, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to discuss various subjects, including the political situation in Myanmar.


Posted By John Radojkovic
Owen Sound Sun Times, Canada –
Burma, which shares Thailand’s long western border, is also known as Myanmar, although the name is not recognized by most western countries.


Pinheiro: No Visit to Myanmar
The Associated Press –

GENEVA (AP) — The UN human rights investigator on Myanmar said Saturday he will not visit the Asian country before the end of his mandate.


Weekly Business Roundup (March 15, 2008)
Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Analysts say this is a curious response given the fact that
Thailand is Burma’s biggest gas customer. “The junta’s Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise sells


Don’t Bet on the Burmese Regime
Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
Most Burma observers were surprised when the country’s state-run media announced the junta’s plans to hold a referendum. They immediately wondered why the


FM Noppadon says Thailand not spokesman for Myanmar
Thai News Agency MCOT, 
Thailand –

composition several times but democracy has not been allowed back. In 1988 the junta changed the name of the country from Burma to Myanmar. (TNA)-E111.


Burmese situation is close to home
Winston-Salem Journal, NC –
The situation in
Burma, now officially known as Myanmar, is so complex and compelling that I wonder if there is a solution at all.


Thai-Burma pact
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Thailand is already one of Myanmar’s largest investors and trading partners, with Thai state-owned energy firms being the largest buyers of natural gas from

Should you go?
Ottawa Citizen, Canada
This question was asked of us by a venerable Buddhist monk from the Jumping Cat Monastery at
Inle Lake, Burma (also known now as Myanmar). …


Burma gets choice between Coke, Pepsi
Bangkok Post, Thailand
Burma‘s military leaders are masters of psychological warfare. And you can tell they’re pretty proud of their accomplishments in this area. …


UN scorn for Burma’s ‘democratic’ reforms
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
“If you believe in gnomes, trolls and elves, you can believe in this democratic process in Myanmar (Burma],” Mr Pinheiro told a news briefing at the UN’s …


Singapore says “immense patience” needed in dealing with Myanmar
Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan –
dpa )- Authorities in Myanmar missed an opportunity to engage UN special envoy Ibraham Gambari more substantially, but his visit last week was not a failure …


Don’t blame the underdog UN envoy Gambari!
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
By Nehginpao Kipgen A seasoned Nigerian diplomat, who is tasked a mission to the Union of Burma as the UN special envoy, wrapped up his latest visit on …


Human Rights Council considers reports of Special Rapporteurs on …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, said that the first “annual” report in his address was built on …


UN rights expert says no Myanmar visa after all
GENEVA (AFP) — The UN human rights expert on Myanmar said Friday that he had not been issued a promised visa to visit the country on a fact-finding mission. …


Myanmar opposition group urges citizens to vote down draft …
Myanmar opposition group 88 Generation Students [Asia Times backgrounder] urged Burmese voters Friday to reject the country’s new draft …


UN Human Rights Expert Mocks Burma’s Commitment to Democracy
The United Nations human rights expert on
Burma says the Burmese government’s repressive actions do not reflect its pledge to make democratic reforms. …


Tales of exile and heartbreak
The Daily Star, Bangladesh

The end of the book is rushed, dealing with Burma‘s recent history. The comments on the tragic current situation in Myanmar/Burma do not quite connect to …


UN rights envoy sees ‘elfin’ democracy in Myanmar
Reuters –
Pinheiro told that briefing he had been granted a visa for the former
Burma after two months delay, calling the development auspicious. …


Myanmar denies visa to rights expert
The UN human rights expert on
Myanmar says that he had not been issued a promised visa to visit the country on a fact-finding mission. …


Junta slams UN special rapporteur’s report
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Pinheiro, the UN’s special expert on human rights in Burma, presented his report to the Human Rights Council yesterday and claimed that the human rights and …


UN Human Rights Expert Granted Access to Burma
Voice of America –
By VOA News The United Nations human rights expert on
Burma says the Burmese military government has unexpectedly granted him access to the country. …


Myanmar rejects UN criticism, Qatar

Myanmar ‘s military government has rejected a United Nations report highlighting the continued arrest and detention of political activists, journalists and …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 15, 2008 at 8:13 am

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