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World Focus on Burma (5 Apr 08)

Charges may be filed Monday in South Salt Lake girl’s slaying
Deseret News, UT –
Cartoon and Pearlie Wah, Moo’s parents, were exiled from their home in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and lived in two Thai refugee camps for 23 years …
POLITICS, SCIENCE & HYSTERIA RESURGENCE 2
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
In Laos opium has been replaced in many places by a far worse drug known as ‘ya ba’ In the junta-ruled Burma [Myanmar] much is made of the drastic opium …
Olympic torch to get angry welcome in UK
Times of India, India –
Scotland Yard said at least six organisations, including the Free Tibet movement, the Falun Gong spiritual group and the Burma campaign, were planning to …
Weak Words from the UN Security Council
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Recently, one of Burma’s most respected journalists, Ludu Sein Win, echoed the sentiments of many of his compatriots when he said that “there are no …
Myanmar state press warns of bombing plans by ‘terrorists’ during …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s state-controlled press warned Saturday that «terrorists» may be planning bombings during the country’s constitutional …
Myanmar warns of terrorist acts during Water Festival
Monsters and Critics.com –
Yangon – Myanmar’s junta warned of increased terrorist acts during the upcoming Water Festival and the national referendum, claiming two ‘terrorists’ had …
Police try to calm refugees; hundreds of Burmese are in Utah (10 …
Sun.Star, Philippines –
… Tuesday in another apartment at the South Parc complex, where her family and many other refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have settled. …
Werner Herzog to direct The Piano Tuner
Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan –
( dpa ) Based on Daniel Mason’s 2002 debut novel, the story centers on Edgar Drake, a man sent to a remote village in the country, also known as Burma, …
Myanmar looks to get a satellite with India’s help
Times of India, India – NEW DELHI: During his current visit to India, Myanmar’s senior general Maung Aye had an important agenda on his checklist. Apart from inking a strategic …
India, Myanmar look to consolidate ties
The Tribune, India –
Initial signals emanating from the first three days of the visit of Myanmar’s second most powerful ruler vice senior General Maung Aye to India indicate …
Interview With the Associated Press
US Department of State, DC –
We need to support the UN mission, and we need to have a situation where the UN Special Representative is able get into Burma without having to wait several …
Council members urges early end of military rule in Myanmar
Monsters and Critics.com – New York – The United States, France and Britain called Friday on the Myanmar government and people to carry out a political process that would bring an …
The pursuit of beauty
Gold Coast News, Australia – It’s meaningful work for the mother of two — son Arjuna, 31, and daughter Krista, 26 — who reveals the beauty of Myanmar (formerly Burma), …
MEDIAWATCH: Junta crackdowns may trigger Myanmar HIV epidemic
Reuters AlertNet, UK –The country commonly known as Burma already has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Asia, and the chances of a HIV epidemic in the country are now …
Government corruption fuels famine in Chin state
Mizzima.com, India – New Delhi – The ongoing acute food shortage in Chin state of western Burma is exacerbated through the corruption of local authorities, a Chin human rights …
Burmese Oil Mills in Crisis
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – According to sources from Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers Association, based in Rangoon, one of the largest producers of palm oil in Burma, 150 of the 202 …
More Opposition Activists Attacked by Thugs
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… as well as the ambush of Aung San Suu Kyi’s convoy in Depayin in Sagaing Division in northern Burma in May 2003, in which a score of people were killed. …
‘States need to abolish VAT on edible oils to check prices’
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Ahmedabad, April 4 (IANS) States need to abolish value-added tax (VAT) on edible oils to control the spiralling prices, according to Solvent Extractors’ …
Norway’s vast oil wealth fund barred from investing in arms …
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar, also called Burma, has been ruled by a military dictatorship since 1962, and last year staged a violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations …
Myanmar people exhorted to reject new constitution
Merinews, India –
The Myanmar military junta’s insistence that the country’s populace approve the new constitution and the not so subtle pressure being applied to that end is …
Bolstering ties with Burma
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands – Both the US and Europe recently tightened economic sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, and human rights activists are pressuring Asian countries to …
Referendum: junta preparing crackdown with Beijing’s help
AsiaNews.it, Italy – A month before controversial referendum on new constitution Myanmar’s military regime is taking steps to contain protests. China is shipping anti-riot …
Censors restrict media reporting on referendum
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway – “Journalists in Burma now have a huge responsibility to report news about the national referendum,” he said. “But it will be difficult for them as there is …
NLD issues referendum guidelines
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Apr 4, 2008 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy has issued guidelines on the upcoming national referendum for Burmese people, and laid out its reasons …
NLD targets undecided voters
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The NLD issued a statement on 2 April calling on the people of Burma to vote against the draft constitution in the May referendum. The party has also issued …

Monk Rambo
INTHEFRAY Magazine, MA – Apr 5, 2008
They are preparing for another battle against Myanmar’s military government. Saw Wizana and the soldiers are Karen, the largest ethnic group in Burma.
Making a new life in a new country
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI – Apr 5, 2008
Burma, also known as Myanmar, made news last fall when the military government cracked down on Buddhist monks, activists and others who were protesting
Typo or trick? Myanmar’s missing words reveal all
International Herald Tribune, France – Apr 5, 2008
By Aung Hla Tun Reuters Close scrutineers of the former Burma’s new constitution, due to be put to a referendum next month, are wondering whether the
Illegal immigration not just an American problem
Arizona Republic, AZ – Apr 5, 2008
Illegal rafters cross the Moei River under the shadow of the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, the only legal crossing point on this part of the border,
Burma fears Songkran terror attacks
Bangkok Post, Thailand – Apr 5, 2008
In an article in The New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece, it was revealed that authorities had in March arrested a member of the National League
Monument to deceit
Inquirer.net, Philippines – Apr 5, 2008
MANILA, Philippines—The startling image of high-rise buildings in the middle of a rain forest could have been a scene from Burma (Myanmar) or North Korea,

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

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