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World Focus on Burma (4 Apr 08)

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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

 

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

 

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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.

 

Myanmar gas pipeline leak not affecting Thai power
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
BANGKOK, April 3 (TNA) – The Ministry of Energy insisted that leakage in the natural gas pipeline from Myanmar’s Yetagun gas field won’t be a burden to the

Olympic torch debate ignites controversy
Golden Gate [X]Press, CA –
Activist groups fighting for human rights in Myanmar (Burma) are also planning on protesting during the San Francisco torch relay.

 

India, Myanmar expects Kaladan project to increase border trade
Financial Express, India –
New Delhi, Apr 3 India and Myanmar has decided to increase the border trade between the two countries which at present is limited to 22 select items.

 

Mobile Subscriber Numbers Rise in Burma
Cellular-NewsUK –
The number of mobile phones in the reclusive nation of Burma/Myanmar reached 265912 at the end of 2007 – reports a newly-published local bi-weekly newspaper

 

Portagers give hope to refugees
Portage Daily Graphic, Canada –
The local store has been connecting with a church in Winnipeg by sending donations to refugees arriving from Myanmar, formerly Burma, who are currently

 

Delhi signs transport deal with Yangon
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
India and Myanmar Wednesday signed an agreement for India‘s investment of $130 million to develop a multi-modal transport project in western Myanmar

 

Myanmar sentences activist
News24, South Africa –
Yangon – A veteran activist who staged a solo protest last year against Myanmar‘s military junta has been sentenced to life in prison for sedition,

 

Kaladan project to facilitate direct trade in pulses
Economic Times, India –
3 Apr, 2008, 2237 hrs IST, PTI NEW DELHI: Pulses worth over Rs 1400 crore imported from Myanmar via Singapore will be shipped directly to Chennai and

 

Egat says no power cuts from pipelines being shut down
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand yesterday insisted its operations would not be disrupted by the suspension of natural gas flows from Burma.

 

India and Myanmar sign seaport deal
MWC News, Canada –
Senior General Maung Aye, second-in-command of Myanmar’s military government, and Mohammad Hamid Ansari, India’s vice president, signed the accord.

 

Disruption Of Yetagun Gas Supply To Thailand
BernamaMalaysia –
“The ruptures have resulted in a supply disruption of about 460 million cubic ft per day of gas from the Yetagun field offshore Myanmar to Thailand,” it

88 generation students call for tougher UN action
Mizzima.comIndia –
Chiang Mai – The activist group 88 generation students is urging the United Nations to take forceful action against Burma‘s junta, instead of relying on

 

Kachin and Muslim organizations urge ‘NO’ vote
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – The Myanmar Muslim Organization and the Kachin National Organization (KNO) are urging the entire population of Burma to cast a ‘NO’ vote in the

 

Chinese envoy could pull out of Olympic relay
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
The Olympic flame is set to be a magnet for protests by Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) activists before the August Games. Around 2000 police officers will take

 

World Scan – April 4, 2008
The Mercury (subscription), South Africa –
Sapa-AFP YANGON: A veteran activist who staged a solo protest last year against Myanmar‘s military junta had been sentenced to life in prison for sedition,

 

For Burmese refugees, it was a long road to America
Salt Lake Tribune, United States –
Still, shops and restaurants featuring the fashion and food of their homeland, now called Myanmar, have yet to develop. This past has indelibly shaped them,

 

Burma’s opposition announces anti-referendum campaign
Radio AustraliaAustralia –
Burma‘s pro-democracy opposition has called for voters to reject a constitution proposed and backed by the military government.

 

Burmese military regime won’t respect UN resolution; enforcement
JURIST –
Later at a press briefing Pinheiro added: “If you believe in gnomes, trolls and elves, you can believe in this democratic process in Myanmar [Burma].

 

All Roads Lead To… Kunming?
St. Paul Asian American Press, MN –
What do you think about the development of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand and China as part of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)?

 

Myanmar arrests 8 labour activists
Daily Times, Pakistan –
YANGON: Eight activists have been arrested this week in military-ruled Myanmar, the nation’s opposition party said Thursday, while a leading labour activist

 

Govt clears Myanmar link project
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee and Myanmar’s minister for foreign affairs, U Nyan Win signed an agreement on Wednesday night finalising the Rs

 

Embracing America: Tragedy mars refugees’ new life
Salt Lake Tribune, United States – Still, shops and restaurants featuring the fashion and food of their homeland, now called Myanmar, have yet to develop. This past has indelibly shaped them, …
Regime cracks down on anti-constitution activists
First Post, UK – More than 50 human rights activists have been arrested in Burma over the past three months for urging people to vote against the regime-proposed …
Myanmar leader’s India visit boosts trade, security ties
Thaindian.com, Thailand – Apr 4, 2008
By MR Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A top leader in the Myanmar junta ended the official leg of a five-day visit to India Friday with a commitment …
India lays out a red carpet for Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong – Apr 4, 2008
By Siddharth Srivastava NEW DELHI – India has come to realize that the main beneficiary of strained India-Myanmar relations will be China, …
Long March Activist Reach Second Largest City of Bangladesh
Narinjara News, Bangladesh – Apr 4, 2008
“We went to a journalist club in Chittagong to explain why we are conducting the Long March, and we also explained the present situation of Burma. …
CHRONOLOGY-Milestones in North-South Korea conflict
Reuters – Apr 4, 2008
Oct. 9, 1983: More than 20 people, including four South Korean cabinet ministers, are killed in Burma (now Myanmar) when North Korean agents blow up a major …
India asks Myanmar to step up ops
Assam Tribune, India – Apr 4, 2008
The issue figured during a meeting between Myanmar’s Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Vice-Senior General Maung Aye and Prime …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 4, 2008 at 6:40 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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  1. Nice info, added to favourites.

    Mikelus Derigan

    April 4, 2008 at 9:52 pm


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