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World Focus on Burma (28 Mar 08)

Buddhists seek control over Mahabodhi temple management
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
From the 3rd century AD, Buddhism began to spread outside India, travelling first to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, and later to Burma or Myanmar, Cambodia, …
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, …
Myanmar’s Military Leader Promises Democracy By 2010
AHN –
Yangon, Myanmar (AHN) – Myanmar Junta Chief Than Shwe said Thursday that he Is not “power hungry” and he is willing to step down in 2010, …
Thailand’s Messy Telecom Loan to Burma Returns
Asia Sentinel, China –
The loan proposal was reportedly approved in February 2004 and an agreement was signed with the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) in June 2004. …
Burma’s leader urges citizens to ‘crush destructive elements’
Guardian, UK –
Burma’s military leader yesterday urged citizens to join with the armed forces to crush “destructive elements” said to be trying to destabilise the isolated …
Judgement day
Maple Creek News-Times, Canada –
It is the second-largest opium producer after Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), with 950 metric tons produced in 1994. …
IRRI: RP rice harvests double that of Thailand
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Thailand, India, Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Bangladesh are all blessed with broad riverine deltas and plains with huge tracts suitable for rice …
Centre relief fund for farmers’ debts soon
Howrah News Service, India –
The government also approved a Rs 535.91-crore multi-modal transit transport project in Burma, which India will use for improving access to the …
Myanmar junta chief says civilians will lead government after polls
AFP –
NAYPYIDAW (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta chief Than Shwe said Thursday that civilians would take the reins of government after elections in 2010, …
Junta supremo allays fears, promises to transfer power to poll victors
Merinews, India –
On Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, Junta Supremo sought to allay fears about perpetuating military rule and promised to hand over power to the victors in the …

Monks denounce referendum call
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –
He is also asking New Zealand to start a “Burma democracy fund” to help finance pro-democracy movements outside Myanmar, similar to the Zimbabwe Democracy …

UN needs alternative plan for Burma: Activists
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Given that the UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari’s visit to military-ruled Burma did precious little in resolving the country’s political …
Burmese leader appeals for unity
Guardian, UK –
Photograph: Aung Hla Tun/Reuters Burma’s military leader today urged his countrymen to help the armed forces crush “destructive elements” aiming to …
Burma’s Junta Leader Says He May Relinquish Power in 2010
Voice of America –
By Luis Ramirez The head of Burma’s military junta, General Than Shwe, says he intends to give up control of the government to whoever wins elections in …
Democracy pledge met by scepticism
First Post, UK –
Burmese general announces he will hand over power in 2010 The head of Burma’s military regime, General Than Shwe, has made his most public pledge yet that …
Activists Stage Protest against Constitution
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… emblazoned with the word “No” gathered at the party’s headquarters as hundreds of others came to attend a ceremony marking Burma’s Armed Forces Day. …
Than Shwe Promises Power Handover
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN The head of Burma’s military junta, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, denied on Thursday that the regime was power hungry, saying that it would allow a …
Underground campaign against junta’s new constitution
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – In a rare public statement from Naypyidaw, Than Shwe, head of Myanmar’s military junta, pledged elections and democracy for …
Junta reaffirms noble history of military
Mizzima.com, India –
The intervening 63 years have proven turbulent times for Burma’s armed forces. Failing to incorporate ethnic armies and militias upon its founding, …
US Seeks India’s Help on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“During our course of discussion, the Myanmar [Burma] issue came up and so far as Myanmar is concerned, we have explained our position, what we have done to …
Time’s up, Gambari!
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Mr Gambari currently is the world’s only tie into the government of Myanmar [Burma]. From the UN perspective, it is very important not to take drastic …
Is Than Shwe’s Pledge Just a Ploy?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s head of state, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, says he is not power hungry and will hand the country over to a civilian rule after his government’s planned …
Myanmar Junta Celebrates Military Might
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s junta chief insisted Thursday that he is not power-hungry and intends to hand control of the government to the winners of …
Burma says civilians to take over in 2010
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s junta chief Than Shwe says civilians will take the reins of government after elections in 2010. He says this will happen when a constitution is …
Junta to rule Myanmar with iron fist
PRESS TV, Iran –
Myanmar’s junta chief marks Armed Forces Day, urging soldiers to ‘crush’ anyone attempting to ‘destabilize’ the tightly controlled country. Senior Gen. …
Troops urged to crush opponents
The Press Association –
Burma’s junta chief has marked the country’s Armed Forces Day by urging soldiers to crush anyone attempting to destabilise the tightly controlled country. …
The almanac
United Press International –
Also in 2007, leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, staged a military parade to show off their new capital city, Naypyidaw. A thought for the day: Eden …
Burma leader attends army parade
BBC News, UK –
By Jonathan Head Thousands of soldiers have paraded in Burma’s new capital, Nay Pyi Taw, to commemorate Armed Forces Day. The event is one of the few …
Myanmar promises “free and fair” referendum
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
Foreign journalists have normally been invited to the former Burma for the March 27 ceremonials but were barred from this year’s event, the first since last …
Myanmar’s path towards Democracy
Merinews, India –
The people of Myanmar have long been fighting the military rule existing in their country, long been under the threat of civil war. …

 

Soaring Rice Prices Raise Alarms in Asia
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Jack Dunford, head of a consortium in Thailand helping more than 140000 refugees from military-ruled Myanmar [Burma], said soaring rice prices and a …

 

Faith, values discovered overseas by Gibson Co. church missionaries
Princeton Daily Clarion, IN –
Bribery is just a fact of life in Burma and greasing palms is a necessary part of travel in Myanmar, Vanoven said. At the airport, a guard told the …

 

Burma Opposes Move to Link Tibetan Unrest with Beijing Olympics
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
A statement from Burma’s foreign ministry and carried in the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the Tibet unrest was “purely the internal affairs” of China …

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 28, 2008 at 6:44 am

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