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World Focus on Burma (27 Mar 08)

Burmese Armed Forces Day to Mark Decades of Military Rule
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
There are an estimated 70000 child soldiers serving in 727 infantry battalions of the Burma army, according to estimates by human rights groups. …
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 …
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, …
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. ..

Show of strength by Myanmar army, Qatar –
Armed Forces Day, a national holiday in Myanmar , celebrates the Burmese Independent Army’s revolt against Japanese occupation during the Second World War. …
Myanmar military to hand over power after 2010 election, Thailand –
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), March 27 (Xinhua) The Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services General Than Shwe Thursday said the military would be able to hand over …
Junta chief calls on army to crush destabilizing forces in Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s junta chief marked Armed Forces Day on Thursday by urging soldiers to “crush” anyone attempting to destabilize the tightly …
Bush urges China to initiate talks with Tibet, India –
Elections in Taiwan, the ”wrongly” shipping of nuclear missile parts, North Korea and Myanmar also figured in the talks. ”On Burma, President Bush …
Commander-in-Chief: Myanmar military to hand over power after …
People’s Daily Online, China –
Commender-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defense Services Senior-General Than Shwe said Thursday that the military would be able to hand over power to a civilian …
Britain Documents Crumbling Human Rights Situation in Russia
The Other Russia, Russia –
Separate chapters are also devoted to Afghanistan, Myanmar, China, Columbia, Cuba, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the …
Film Reviews Rambo: To Hell and Back
Times Online – Auckland, New Zealand –
… in Thailand recruit John Rambo to guide them up the Saliveen River to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighbouring Burma (Myanmar). …
Refugees learn English from volunteers in literacy program
New Bern Sun Journal, NC –
Janet Hyman, a retired school teacher, worked in another room with Biek Sang, a Chin refugee from Myanmar (formerly named Burma). …
Bush Asks China to Talk to Dalai Lama Aides on Tibet (Update2)
Bloomberg –
Bush expressed concern that the ruling junta in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, plans to conduct a referendum drafted without the participation of …
Global Cooperation: The Candidates Speak
Foreign Policy In Focus –
By taking steps such as bringing concerted pressure to bear on tyrants in Burma (renamed Myanmar by its military government in 1989) or Zimbabwe, ..

Myanmar junta leader vows to press ahead with elections
Monsters and –
Naypyitaw, Myanmar – Myanmar’s military strongman, Senior General Than Shwe, reiterated Thursday his government’s plans to hold a national constitutional …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 28, 2008 at 6:34 am

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