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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (3 Apr 08)

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Man held in Moo’s slaying
Deseret News, UT –
Moo and her four brothers, father and mother, are refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. They lived in a refugee camp for 20 years before coming to

Mother of suspect in death of girl doesn’t think he’s guilty
Deseret News, UT –
Her body was found in a nearby apartment in the same complex where several men, also refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, were living.

Myanmar, India to sign transit pact
Assam Tribune, India
India is going to invest USD 103 million to redevelop Sittwe Port on the North Western coast of Myanmar and improve navigability on the Kaladan river in

China-made police trucks arrive in Yangon
Monsters and Critics.com –
Although the NLD, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won the last general election of 1990 in a landslide, the party has been blocked from power by Myanmar‘s ruling

US, Britain and France Seek UN Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
The three countries will draft a presidential statement on Burma, which the Deputy Permanent Representative of the US Mission to the UN,

India, Burma Sign Multimillion-dollar Transport Project Deal
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
“This project will greatly enhance connectivity between Myanmar [Burma] and India, in particular with India‘s northeast states,” the statement said.

Practical Traveler | Tibet Suddenly, the Roof of the World Is Closed
New York Times, United States –
That wasn’t the case in Myanmar, formerly Burma, after the military government there brutally put down protests led by monks in September.

Myanmar Junta Holds Referendum in `Climate of Fear,’ US Says
Bloomberg –
Such abuses “contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft constitution.

Dr BP Pal–Harbinger of Green Revolution
Organiser, India
Thereafter his family shifted to Burma, present Myanmar during the British regime. It was in Myanmar he received his early education.

Florian beats Lauzon in lightweight bout on UFC Fight Night
MiamiHerald.com, FL –
AP Kenny Florian pounded out a second-round TKO over Joe Lauzon in a battle of Massachusetts lightweights Wednesday night on the UFC’s Fight Night card.

Winning Streak May End For Thai Stocks []
RTT News, NY –
PTTEP said in February it would swap its 20 percent stake in Myanmar’s offshore Block M3 and M4 for CNOOC’s A4 and C1 blocks.

Draft UN Statement Targets Myanmar Junta
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft Security Council statement calls on Myanmar‘s government to allow detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other

Opposition Party Urges ‘No’ Vote on Myanmar Charter
AHN –
The constitution would not bring democracy to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which has been ruled by the military since 1962, the party said.

India, Myanmar sign multimillion-dollar transport project deal
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP NEW DELHI: India has agreed to build a multimillion-dollar (euro) seaport and transportation system in Myanmar as it presses ahead with investment in its

India, Myanmar ink pact
Hindu, India
NEW DELHI: India and Myanmar on Wednesday decided to develop an alternative access route to the north-east. Called the Kaladan multimodal transit transport

Arrest in 7-Year-Old Utah Girl’s Death
The Associated Press –
Hser and her family are natives of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and settled in Utah last summer. The girl’s father, Cartoon Wah, said through an

Coping with rice shortage
Malaysia Star, Malaysia
YOU will probably not taste the difference, but more of the rice noodles, or bee hoon, served these days are made from Myanmar grains, rather than the more

India, Burma in military and trade talks
Radio Australia, Australia
ethnic groups in Myanmar,” the statement said. India repeated its criticism of tighter American and European sanctions introduced after Burma arrested

Myanmar arrests 52 activists in 2008
Daily Times, Pakistan
BANGKOK: Myanmar’s junta has arrested and imprisoned at least 52 activists in the first three months of this year, a Thailand-based watchdog said Wednesday.

Main points of draft constitution
Daily Times, Pakistan
YANGON: Myanmar’s military government plans to bring a new constitution to a referendum next month, ahead of multiparty elections slated for 2010.

India welcomes Burma general
Daily News & Analysis, India
Burma is a neighbour, sharing over 1600 km of land with India’s insurgency prone north-eastern states as well as China’s growing influence in Myanmar,

Burma: Just say ‘No’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
The NLD said the constitution would not bring democracy to Burma, which has been ruled by the military since 1962. “It cannot give any guarantee for

US condemns new arrests in Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will be unable to run for office in 2010 elections under a new draft constitution.

India, Burma sign Kaladan agreement
Howrah News Service, India
By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT New Delhi, April 2: India and Burma on Wednesday signed the agreement and two protocols of the Kaladan multi-modal transit

Call to reject Burma constitution
BBC News, UK
Burma‘s opposition National League for Democracy has urged voters to reject the new army-backed constitution in a referendum next month.

US blasts Myanmar’s ‘climate of fear and repression’ in lead-up to
International Herald Tribune, France –
The proposed constitution has not been published, nor has date in May for the vote been announced. Myanmar also is known as Burma.

West seeks new UN council statement on Myanmar
Reuters UK, UK
By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Western states are seeking to have the UN Security Council issue a new statement on Myanmar, stepping up

US condemns Myanmar’s arrests of political activists
Forbes, NY –
LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The United States has condemned Myanmar for new arrests of political activists, which it said contributes to a ‘climate of fear

Securing India’s North-East
Daily Pioneer, India
While Myanmar has cooperated with us in mounting military operations against Indian insurgent groups being infiltrated from Bangladesh, this project will

Draft UN statement calls on Myanmar junta to allow pro-democracy
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP UNITED NATIONS: A draft Security Council statement calls on Myanmar‘s government to allow detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other

US condemns Myanmar arrests of political activists
Raw Story, MA
“These blatant human rights abuses contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft

New Delhi eyes a Burmese seaport
The New Nation, Bangladesh
The connected Indian state will be Mizoram, which is adjacent to Chin province of Burma (also known as Myanmar). Vice Senior General Maung Aye,

Burmese Continues Pre-Referendum Arrests
US Department of State, DC –
These blatant human rights abuses contribute to the climate of fear and repression in Burma as the regime prepares to conduct a referendum on its draft

Myanmar opposition urges rejection of proposed constitution in May
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

India talks trade with Myanmar, seeks early political reforms
Thaindian.com, Thailand
He added that 27 pro-democracy associations in India have organised the protests under the banner of Burma Campaign India. “We have not yet made plans for

On Target Shameless use of power
Inquirer.net, Philippines
You would think that this country is Burma (Myanmar). Remember Supt. Enrique Ancheta, Puerto Princesa City police chief, who was featured in this space

Myanmar junta’s strongman two arrives in India
Merinews, India –
The number two general in Myanmar junta’s hierarchy arrived in India today to give a leg up to bilateral relations and primarily ink the agreement of the

Humanities Division’s Visiting Scholar Larkin to give presentation
Lewis-Clark State College, ID –
She will also make her public presentation on April 17 about recent events in Burma, which is now called the Union of Myanmar. Though born and raised in

India and Burma in transport deal
BBC News, UK –
India and Burma have signed a major transport agreement linking a Burmese port with part of north-east India via road and river connections.

Human rights abuse in Asia no more than the rest of the world
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
to the streets in Europe, because the EU is just as concerned about Tibet as it is with other parts of the world like Burma or Myanmar, but not more.

 

US, Britain and France Seek UN Statement on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The three countries will draft a presidential statement on Burma, which the Deputy Permanent Representative of the US Mission to the UN,

 

Burmese Authorities Stifle Opposition to Constitution
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP), some 1890 political prisoners are currently held in Burmese

 

India requested to allow rice exports to Sri Lanka
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Gunawardena said that Myanmar has agreed to sell 100000 metric tonnes of white rice to Sri Lanka. “I am leading a delegation to Burma on Friday to finalise

 

Burma’s Gas Pipeline to Be Fixed in 5 Days
The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
Other shareholders include Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise and Nippon Oil Exploration (Myanmar). State-controlled PTT PCL, a buyer of gas from the Yetagun

 

Gas pipeline in Burma leaks
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
PTT suspends the transmission of natural gas from Burma‘s Yetagun Field, following the leakage of the pipeline. Chitrapongse Kwangsukstith, senior executive

 

India, Myanmar sign transport deal
PRESS TV, Iran –
India and Myanmar have signed a transport agreement linking a Burmese port with north-east India via road and river connections. The second-highest ranking

 

News Conference About Death of 7-year-old Utah Girl
LocalNews8.com, ID –
They are natives of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Candles, stuffed bears and flowers were placed at the apartment complex Wednesday.

 

NLD urges people to cast a ‘NO’ vote on constitution
Mizzima.com, India –
This latest statement from Burma’s main opposition party reinforces the stance of pro-democracy forces against the constitution. In the statement, the NLD

 

India, Myanmar ink pact for multimillion dollar transport system
Earthtimes, UK –
New Delhi – India will build a transportation and seaport system in Myanmar under an agreement that was signed after talks between Indian officials and the

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Esther Wu: Local Buddhist temples plan for April 13 new year
Dallas Morning News, TX – o
Several Asian countries celebrate the start of the new year this month – including Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma).

 

Petronas finds two ruptures in Burma pipeline
Business Spectator, Australia –
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian state oil company Petronas has found two ruptures in a leaking gas pipeline near the Thai-Myanmar border, the company said. KUL:PETGAS

 

India signs pact with Myanmar to build a seaport and
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP NEW DELHI: India has agreed to build a multimillion-dollar seaport and transportation system in Myanmar as it presses ahead with investment in its

 

India and Myanmar: economic cooperation in the millions
AsiaNews.itItaly –
which Myanmar has in abundance, and to counter the strong Chinese influence in the area. Speaking only of natural gas, the former Burma possesses

 

UN statement would press Myanmar on democratic reforms
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP A draft statement by the United Nations Security Council calls on the government of Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader,

 

Myanmar agrees to provide rice to Sri Lanka
Lanka Everything, UK –
The Ministry of Trade says it plans to import rice from India, Burma and Pakistan in time for the upcoming festival season. Minister of Trade Bandula

 

Activist who staged solo protest against Myanmar junta gets life
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A veteran activist who staged a solo protest last year against Myanmar‘s military junta has been sentenced to life in prison for

 

Maung Aye Visits India, Activists Protest
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
trading with the murderous regime in Burma is a bad idea,” he said. A report by The New Light of Myanmar said that the Burmese army’s chief, Maung Aye,

 

India and Myanmar signs accord on transport corridor project
Newstrack IndiaIndia –
As per the agreement the $120m project will boost up India to develop Burma‘s Sittwe port on Kaladan river from where goods will be transported.

 

N Korea Sells Rocket Launchers to Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By TERUAKI UENO / REUTERS WRITER/ TOKYO North Korea has been selling multiple rocket launchers to military-ruled Burma since the two countries restored ties

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 3, 2008 at 6:49 am

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  1. Hello there. I was sent a link to your blog by a friend a while ago. I have been reading a long for a while now. Just wanted to say HI. Thanks for putting in all the hard work.

    Jennifer Lancey

    Jennifer Lancey

    April 3, 2008 at 6:52 am

  2. Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

    Allen Taylor

    Allen Taylor

    April 3, 2008 at 7:00 am


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