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World Focus on Burma (31 Mar 08)

Democracy Leader Barred From Office
The Associated Press – YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A copy obtained by The AP of Myanmar’s draft constitution confirms that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be barred from …
Long distance passengers suffer as bus owners call impromptu strike
KanglaOnline, India –
IMPHAL, Mar 30: Passenger services along the Indo-Myanmar road (Imphal-Sugnu) was severely disturbed today as drivers of buses serving along the …
EU Week Ahead: Wind, NATO, Myanmar, Australia
EUX.TV, Netherlands –Lastly, the Burma/Myanmar issue is tabled by the Development Committee and the Human Rights Subcommittee. The latter considers how EU policy can influence …
Uproar before release of abducted driver
E-Pao.net, India –
Imphal, March 30: Bus service along the Indo-Burma Sugnu road was suspended this morning in protest against the abduction of driver Heikrujam Inao by the …
Route 3 binds China and its southern neighbors
International Herald Tribune, France – It financed parts of Route 3 in Laos and refurbished roads in northern Myanmar, including the storied Burma Road used by the Allies in World War II to …
Guys in skirts criticized by woman in pants
KPCnews.com, IN – 17 hours ago
Kind of like men in skirts changing the name of Burma to Myanmar. VIV ROSSWURM is a pants-wearing writer for The Evening Star. …
Archived telegrams show foreign attitudes over Tibet in WWII
China Daily, China – According to Chen, Japanese troops invaded Myanmar (then known as Burma) in 1942, not long after the Pearl Harbor attack, cutting China’s international …
The Whole Town’s Talking: Traveler leaves Lusk behind for war zone
The Casper Star Tribune, WY – Bleming, who journeyed to the Burma-Thailand border last spring to help the people in the fledgling Republic of Kawthoolei in their battle for independence …
Around the World: Family travel in Myanmar
Inside Bay Area, CA – THE TREK IN A SEC: This Orinda family spent two weeks traveling in Myanmar (Burma), wandering through gorgeous pagodas, floating gardens, colorful tribal …
Slain Karen leader: Rebel effort is self defense
CNN International –
… fighting the government of Myanmar for about 60 years, since shortly after the departure of the British from the country then known as Burma in 1948.

Burma’s second in command to visit New Delhi
Mizzima.com, India –
Sources said the Union Cabinet, on March 27, sanctioned the expenditure under ‘Aid to Myanmar‘ funds for the upgrading of Sittwe Port and the Kaladan

 

Probers call for Thaksin prosecution on Myanmar loan
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
charges against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra involving a Bt4 billion bank loan earlier provided to fund a satellite project in Myanmar.

 

Myanmar: UN condemns ‘Junta’ for violating human rights
Merinews, India –
However in Myanmar, the military junta detained people who participated in such protests, resulting in a major crackdown in the country.

 

Thailand anti-graft body wants ex-Prime Minister Thaksin
International Herald Tribune, France –
The committee’s charges against Thaksin in the Myanmar loan case cover both conflict of interest and abuse of his official powers, said committee spokesman

Draft Constitution Surfaces, Stirring More Debate
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s draft constitution surfaced last week and, as expected, doesn’t honor basic democratic principles, excluding pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and

 

Junta No 2 to Visit India
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s second top general, Vice Snr-Gen Maung Aye, is scheduled to visit India on April 2 to garner support for the junta’s plans for a

 

Myanmar Draft Constitution Bars Suu Kyi From Holding Office
Wall Street Journal –
Other proposed changes include a new name and national flag for Myanmar. The draft proposes to rename the country, which was called Burma until 1989,

 

Thailand’s Burma Loan to Come under Scrutiny
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The loan was suspended on the grounds that its main purpose was to enable Burma’s military junta to buy communications equipment directly linked with Shin

 

Thai anti-graft body wants former PM Thaksin prosecuted for loan
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
recommended that former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra be prosecuted in connection with a soft loan to Myanmar for communications satellite services.

 

AEC seeks legal action against Thaksin
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
decides to seek legal action against former prime minister over alleged irregularities involving the Bt4 billion additional soft loan to Burma.

 

Proposed Myanmar charter bars Suu Kyi from office
Reuters –
of the former Burma‘s military junta to keep their nemesis at bay, the clause has simply been copied across from Myanmar‘s two previous constitutions of

 

Myanmar Dissident Barred From Office
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar‘s draft constitution ensures that the country’s pro-democracy leader cannot make a political comeback and guarantees a strong

 

CIA puts the world at your fingertips
Guardian, UK –
It therefore has an entry for Burma, instead of Myanmar. It doesn’t have one for Palestine, but it does have separate entries for the West Bank and Gaza

 

New Amnesty research reveals at least 40 demonstrators have been
Allmediascotland, UK –
to pressure Burma to allow the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma to conduct a fact-finding mission in Myanmar immediately.

Parliamentarians blast UN’s “weak” response to Myanmar repression
Monsters and Critics.com –
‘UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has remained weak, not using his position to call for the UN Security Council action on Burma and his Special Envoy Mr

   

ASC to consider controversial loan to Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Export-Import Bank of Thailand’s (EXIM) decision to grant loans worth 4 billion baht to Burma while Mr Thaksin Shinawatra was still the prime minister.

 

Myanmar frontier guards repatriate 30 Bangladeshis
Independent-Bangladesh, Bangladesh –
The Myanmar border security force handed over 30 Bangladeshi nationals to the Bangladesh Riffles Sunday after they drifted into Myanmar territory with their

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 31, 2008 at 6:33 am

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