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World Focus on Burma (26 Mar 08)

Canada Hosts International Conference on Burma
Government of Canada Newsroom (press release), Canada –
Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, who has recently returned from Burma, will participate in the conference. …
Thai Premier Firm on Developing Ties with Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… his government promised to release remaining funds from a 4 million baht (US $127000) soft loan agreed between the Myanmar [Burma] Foreign Trade Bank …
Regime Restricts More NGO Activities
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Burma’s military regime has imposed further restrictions on international non-government organizations (NGOs) working in Burma, …
A guided tour of ‘outer’ India
Sify, India –
… Somdal area on the Indo-Myanmar border from hordes of Meitei (Manipuri Hindus) rebel groups. Chapkikarong, a beautiful valley near the Burma border, …
Blogging from India #4 — Communist Party of India opens 5-day meet
People’s Weekly World –
Many parties from South Asia are here including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Burma (Myanmar). The Chinese Communist Party sent a large …
New Delhi eyes a Burmese seaport
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
The connected Indian state will be Mizoram, which is adjacent to Chin province of Burma (also known as Myanmar). Vice Senior General Maung Aye, …
Crisis looms for Myanmar’s riven junta
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – As the health of Myanmar’s senior general, Than Shwe, deteriorates, two major factions, one loosely allied to the ailing junta …
Buddhism in the eyes of a Western photographer
VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –
Between 2000 and 2004 Beat Presser came back to live in monasteries in Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, and travelled extensively, …
Zoo opens in Burma’s military capital
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Naypyitaw, Burma – A new zoo was opened Wednesday in Naypyitaw, Burma’s ‘s military headquarters and the country’s new capital, boasting more than 200 …
Rambo sends Myanmar junta in a tizzy
Merinews, India –
Behind the bamboo curtain in Myanmar, a Hollywood film starring Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, who takes on the country’s army, has sent the junta in a tizzy. …
Burma looking at democracy – UN
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
MILITARY-RULED Burma is looking at the Indonesian model for its planned transition to civilian rule, UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari said in remarks …

Information from Tibet difficult to get
United Press International – It was modern technology that helped the world find out how the military junta suppressed pro-democracy protests last September in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Activists launch underground campaign against Myanmar charter
AFP – BANGKOK (AFP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leaders have been arrested or forced into hiding, while their speeches and leaflets have been outlawed, …
Soaring rice prices force drastic cuts in food aid to Myanmar refugees
International Herald Tribune, France – Dunford, executive director of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium, said he would need to make up a budgetary shortfall of US$5.8 million (€3.7 million) to …
Factions within junta draw battle lines
Bangkok Post, Thailand –Tomorrow is Army Day in Burma _ the moment the country’s military leaders show a united front in a pompous ceremony in the new capital, Naypyidaw, …
TIME TO RELEASE AUNG SAN SUU KYI
UN Observer – There are more than 1850 known political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the best-known. …
Disasters often prompt patients to stop therapy
The News – International, Pakistan –… occurred in the seven tsunami-affected countries, namely India, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Burma, Myanmar, Tanzania and Kenya, in the year 2007.
Top Vietnamese Leaders Meet Visiting Thai Premier
RedOrbit, TX – Also discussed was the Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (AMECS), a cooperation framework between Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar [Burma], …
Thai Army Raids Burmese Opposition Groups in Mae Sot
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –… we aim to turn this burden of proximity [with Burma] into a pragmatic opportunity for the sake of the people of Myanmar, our next door neighbor.”

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 26, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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