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World Focus on Burma (1 Apr 08)

Burmese protesters imprisoned
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
“Rather than comply with the Security Council’s appeals, the Myanmar [Burma] authorities have instead moved to the next phase of their crackdown and

 

Maritime Talks Between Dhaka and Naypyidaw After 21Years
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Dhaka: Delegations from Burma and Bangladesh started talking on Monday about the maritime boundary between the two neighboring countries while in Dhaka,

 

Burma Hands Over 30 Bangladeshi Migrants
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
He said that Burma’s border security force, Nasaka, brought the individuals from the Burmese town Maungdaw to Teknaf in a machine boat at noon on the day to

 

Thaksin to issue statement to defend himself related to soft loan
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will issue a statement to deny corruption allegations involving Bt4-billion soft loan to Burma, his lawyer said

 

Constitutional Power in the Hands of Commander in Chief
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The draft constitution clearly differs from Burma’s previous constitutions, in 1947 and 1974, when it states in Chapter 1, titled “State Fundamental

 

Russian Ambassador Opposes UN ‘Presidential Statement’ on Referendum
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
going to be conducted in Myanmar [Burma]: listing some criteria for the success or openness or the democratic nature of that referendum,” Churkin said.

 

Burma Deports Two Tibetan Activists to China
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP An ethnic minority group that was pressured by Beijing has deported to China two key Tibetan political activists who were hiding in northern Burma,

 

China nets Tibetan activists hiding in Myanmar
Merinews, India –
Chinese military authorities forced the ceasefire group, the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) in Kachin state on the Sino-Burma Myanmar to hand over

 

Mekong countries focused on economic cooperation
Mizzima.com, India –
Burma’s New Light of Myanmar, meanwhile, ran a headline today proclaiming, “Myanmar, Lao share pleasure to witness each other’s development.

 

Sai Htee Saing: More Than a Shan Songster
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He gained national popularity early on after the government-owned Burma Broadcasting Service—now Myanmar Television and Radio Department—began to air his
Thai Premier’s ‘Flashback’ Visit to Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“If Myanmar [Burma] wants assistance [with its referendum] from Thailand, we are ready to offer help as a friendly country,” the former lawyer of ousted

 

Laity of the Land
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Myanmar’s leaders meditate,” he said upon his return to Bangkok, as if this fact alone should be enough to convince anyone that Burma’s despotic rulers are

 

After Red October
Chiang Mai City Life, Thailand –
For a brief time at the end of last year, the whole world woke up to the tragedy of Burma. Indignation grew as monks and protesters marched, reaching a peak

 

At least 40 protesters convicted in secret Myanmar trials: Amnesty
AFP –
BANGKOK (AFP) — At least 40 protesters in Myanmar, including seven Buddhist monks, have been sentenced to prison after secret trials over last year’s

 

UN rights council Myanmar resolution not strong enough
JURIST –
Aung Din [Executive Director, US Campaign for Burma]: “All the points mentioned in the resolution are truly strong and necessary.

 

Use ‘apartheid knowledge’ to help others
Dispatch Online, South Africa –
SOUTH Africa was urged yesterday to help end human rights crises in Somalia and other countries, like Sudan and Myanmar, by putting to use its experience in

 

Army-backed panel urges charges against Thaksin
The News – International, Pakistan –
The AEC accused Thaksin of a conflict of interest related to the loan, which was issued by the Export-Import Bank of Thailand so that military-ruled Myanmar

 

Thai investigators push for new Thaksin charges
Radio Australia, Australia –
The Assets Examination Committee is accusing Mr Thaksin of signing off on a loan by the Export-Import Bank of Thailand so that military junta in Burma could

 

Imprisoned for giving water to monks
Amnistía Internacional –
Three people in Myanmar were sentenced to prison for giving water to monks on the street. The three are among a wave of prison sentences handed down since

 

Burma draft constitution bars Suu Kyi
Guardian, UK –
Burma’s proposed new constitution, due to be put to a referendum next month, bars the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from making a political
AEC rules thaksin must be indicted
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The panel alleged Thaksin had instructed Export-Import Bank of Thailand to extend the loan to Burma to secure business interests of Shin Satellite (ShinSat)

 

Burma constitution leaked amid ‘No’ vote push
Times Online, UK –
Burma’s generals intend to block the Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from ever leading her country, according to leaked copies of a new

 

Myanmar draft constitution entrenches military, blocks Suu Kyi: report
JURIST –
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been governed without a constitution since the military regime took power in 1988 and talks on a new national charter

 

Myanmar’s draft constitution bars democracy leader and cements
The Canadian Press,  Myanmar –
YANGON, MyanmarMyanmar‘s draft constitution perpetuates military domination of politics and protects junta members from prosecution for past actions,

 

Myanmar’s draft constitution bars Suu Kyi from taking key posts
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
YANGON, March 31 (Kyodo) – Myanmar’s draft constitution bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president or a member of parliament in a

 

Myanmar’s draft constitution bars Suu Kyi, cements military role
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
The draft proposes to rename the country, which was called Burma until 1989, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It is now called the Union of Myanmar.

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 2, 2008 at 6:22 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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