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World Focus on Burma (2 Apr 08)

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New Myanmar constitution keeps military
The Age, Australia
The country, formerly known as
Burma, has had no constitution since 1988, when the current junta seized power. Information Minister Kyaw Hsan last week …

 

Burma gas deal
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
PTTEP said in February that it would swap its 20%stake in Burma’s offshore Block M3 and M4 for the A4 and C1 blocks held by CNOOC. …
PINK:CEOHFBAK:PTTEP

 

Stalls, restaurants turning to Myanmar for cheaper rice
Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan
Hawkers and restaurant owners are switching to rice from
Myanmar instead of more expensive imports from Thailand to cope with global increases in rice …

 

Rambo: To Hell and Back review and win a double movie pass
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). …

 

Burma general arrives
Howrah News Service, India
The Union Cabinet sanctioned the funds under the “Aid to
Myanmar” project for the upgradation of Sittwe Port and Kaladan waterway.

 

Commentary: Yes or No?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway
Think of how the SPDC has killed people and how they are destroying various religions, especially in the September protests inside
Burma.

 

Kachin armed group deports Tibetan activists
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – An ethnic armed rebel group in Burma, acting under pressure from China, has reportedly arrested and deported two key Tibetan activists hiding in …

 

Authorities defend search time, Amber Alert delay
Salt Lake Tribune, United States –
public puzzled over why South Salt Lake police waited about 15 hours to issue an Amber Alert for the shy refugee of Burma, now known as Myanmar.

From Myanmar to US, trials follow girl’s family
Salt Lake Tribune, United States –
By Julia Lyon The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before

 

Setting fears aside, searchers combed area
Deseret News, UT –
Nearly 1100 people turned out Tuesday to search the neighborhoods of South Salt Lake, looking for any sign of the girl, an immigrant from Myanmar,

 

Girl, family came as refugees
Deseret News, UT –
The department reports numerous human rights violations documented in Myanmar, which it calls Burma, as well as displacement of ethnic minorities,

Dhaka – Naypyidaw Border Talks End Without Decision
Narinjara NewsBangladesh –
Bangladesh and Burma resumed the boundary talks after a break of 22 years. The two countries met on maritime borders to finalize their rights to the sea in

 

Constitution draft copy will be released soon
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – The national constitutional referendum convening commission will soon publish copies of Burma’s 2008 draft constitution, according to a

Myanmar’s Yetagun gas pipeline leaking – PTTEP
Reuters –
BANGKOK, April 2 (Reuters) – An offshore gas pipeline from Myanmar’s Yetagun gas field is leaking, causing a loss of supplies to Thailand of about 400-500 BAK:PTTEP

 

Myanmar General Arrives On Five-day Visit
NEWSPost IndiaIndia –
He added that 27 pro-democracy associations in India have organised the protest under the banner of Burma Campaign India. Burma is the old name of Myanmar.

 

Myanmar Bhuddist shrine raided
The Times, South Africa –
YANGON – An armed group raided a Buddhist shrine in eastern Myanmar and stole the corpse of a revered monk whose body had been displayed as a holy relic in

 

Suu Kyi’s party calls for ‘no’ vote on Myanmar constitution
Tolerance.caCanada –
A picture provided by Myanmar News Agency shows Myanmar‘s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon in 2007. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League

 

Myanmar Opposition: Vote ‘No’ on Charter
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar‘s pro-democracy opposition party is calling for voters to cast their ballots against the military-backed draft constitution

 

Bangladesh Myanmar Maritime Talks Ends, But No Result
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –
The two-day technical meeting of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the delimitation of maritime boundary ended inconclusive as the parties failed to narrow down

 

UN: Global rice production to rise by 1.8 per cent
Earthtimes, UK –
China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines and Thailand, where supply and demand are currently “rather stretched,” FAO said.

 

Myanmar junta sentences 40 protesters – Amnesty
Reuters India, India –
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been under unbroken military rule since 1962, but is due to hold a referendum in May on a junta-drafted constitution

Leaked Burma constitution grants continued army power
Radio Australia, Australia –
The leaked copies are in the form of green paperbacks and are secretly circulating in the main city of Rangoon. The ruling junta plans to bring the

 

Burmese opposition urges ‘no’ referendum vote
Radio Australia, Australia –
North Korea and Myanmar agreed in April to restore relations, 24 years after a failed assassination attempt by North Korean agents on then-South Korean

 

Maung Aye meets President, PM
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Vice Chairman of Myanmar’s ruling military junta Maung Aye today met President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and

 

Main Burmese Opposition Party Calls for Defeat of Draft Constitution
Voice of America 
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won Burma’s last general elections in 1990, but the country’s military leaders ignored the result.

 

Exile Tibet radio claims China steps up jamming of news broadcasts
International Herald Tribune, France –
During pro-democracy protests in Myanmar late last year, the Oslo-based Democratic Voice of Burma was a crucial source of information about what was

 

Glass coffin with body of revered Buddhist monk stolen from
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: A group of armed men on Wednesday stole the body of one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist monks, whose corpse has been preserved in a

 

Burma’s NLD Calls for a Referendum “No” Vote
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), called on the electorate for the first time on Wednesday to cast a “No”

 

“All I Ask Is That They Return My Daughter To Me,” Worried Father Says
KUTV, UT –
From Burma, much of the family does not speak English and the father is pictured here with a pair of interpreters. “All I ask is that they return my

 

Myanmar opposition says “No” to new constitution
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Many of the former Burma’s 53 million people, as well as Western governments, dismiss the constitution and the roadmap as a blueprint for the army to

 

Thai PTTEP to Sign Swap Deal with CNOOC
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“They are investigating the reasons and we have to wait for information from Myanmar [Burma],” Anon said without eloborating. PTTEP, a subsidiary of top

Myanmar Opposition: Vote ‘No’ on Charter
The Associated Press –
After gaining independence from Britain, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. ..

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 2, 2008 at 6:46 am

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