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World Focus on Burma (29 Mar 08)


The Cost of Development
Epoch Times, NY –
India—Ignoring continuing international pressure to enact strong economic sanctions on the repressive military junta of Burma (also known as Myanmar),

Weekly Business Roundup (March 29, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLIAM BOOT / BANGKOK Plans are afoot to permit transit trade through Burma again, a practice halted two years ago in a supposed effort by the junta to

Trouble in Tibet
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL –
for Buddhists in Burma or Myanmar, “where I understand the government has forced monks to discard their robes and abandon the temples and monasteries.

Global food prices rise and famine increases
World Socialist Web Site, MI –
Also affected will be Haiti, Myanmar (Burma), Yemen and Cuba. The WFP says amongst the factors pushing food increases are rising oil prices and the increase

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

Myanmar opposition spokesman dies in Singapore
Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan –
dpa )- Myint Thein, the spokesman for Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party who was jailed repeatedly, died at age 62 in Singapore,

Cracks in junta a growing threat to corrupt old guard
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
When Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Than Shwe delivered his closely watched speech on Thursday to mark the nation’s Armed Forces Day, it included plenty of

UN rights body condemns Myanmar for abuses
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
The 47 member-state body also renewed the mandate of its special investigator to the former Burma for another year and called on the ruling military junta

The Week Ahead 31 March – 6 April 2008
Newsdesk (pressmeddelande), Sweden –
A hearing organised by the Development Committee and the Human Rights Subcommittee will consider how EU policy can influence change in Burma/Myanmar.

Burmese Junta Supports China’s Crackdown in Tibet
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the government statement: “ The Union of Myanmar [Burma] and the People’s Republic of China have traditionally maintained close and cordial

Burmese democratic forces for the “no” to the constitutional, Italy –
a Thai town at the border with Myanmar. The seminar, organised by the National Council of the Union of Burma in collaboration with the CISL (Italian

Junta likens itself to 19th century royal court, India –
In an address to military personnel and dignitaries, Senior General Than Shwe linked today’s Burmese armed forces with the battles of Burma‘s dead kings in

Ottawa decries ‘crackdown’ in Tibet by China’s military
Globe and Mail, Canada –
He condemned the regime in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and its “oppression of the people of Burma” in a speech to delegates from 15 countries


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 29, 2008 at 9:22 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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