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World Focus on Burma (9 Apr 08)

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Barun Roy: A new bridge game
Business Standard, India –
It had been ordered built in 1942 by the Japanese occupation forces for a railway linking Thailand and Myanmar (then Burma) and thousands of prisoners of …
Chapel Hill, Carrboro police investigating robberies
News & Observer, NC –
In at least one case Booker said the victim was a member of the Karen community, a group of refugees from Myanmar, (formerly Burma), that has been resettled …
Burma Publishes Text of Draft Constitution
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burma’s military government has published the text of its controversial draft constitution that will be put before voters next month in a …
Myanmar publishes text of military-backed proposed constitution
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been without a constitution since 1988, when the current junta took power and scrapped the previous charter after …
China, Russia Oppose UN Security Council’s Draft Presidential …
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The Security Council further notes the commitment by the Government of Myanmar [Burma] to ensure that the referendum will be free and fair and that all …
Activists Take “Vote No” Campaign to Countryside
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO The campaign to persuade Burma’s voters to reject the government’s draft constitution in next month’s referendum is gaining momentum as …
Bags searched on Golden Gate Bridge in wake of stunt
Marin Independent-Journal, CA –
A march sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship to support Myanmar (Burma) is also planned for the Golden Gate Bridge from 10 am to noon Wednesday and …
Advocates of the Free World
Agoravox, France –
Aung San who negotiated Burma’s independence in 1947 but later assassinated by his rivals, Suu Kyi spent her early life in London. …
Burma artists hide in shadow their sad work
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
… a sleeping mother with a thorn in her ribcage and a rifle barrel for a spine, which he says signifies the slow death of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
PTTEP-CNOOC to swap stakes in Myanmar blocks
Reuters –
Block A4 is a gas field located off the former Burma’s Rakhine coast, while C1 is a potential onshore oil field covering 17000 square kms (6564 sq miles). …BAK:PTTEPPINK:CEOHF
National news briefs
GoErie.com, PA –
The family moved to Utah in summer as refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Police have said Hser knew at least some of the five young men who …
Suspect charged in Moo’s slaying
Deseret News, UT –
Both the defendant and the victim’s family are from Myanmar, formerly Burma, and speak a dialect not widely used. The governor’s office has made a …
Laos dam could cause extinction of worlds largest catfish
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
The dam is one of several being planned on the mostly untouched Mekong River, which meanders through six countriesChina, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, …
Sausalito duo scales Golden Gate Bridge to protest China
Marin Independent-Journal, CA –
A march sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship to support Myanmar (Burma) is also planned for the Golden Gate Bridge from 10 am to noon Wednesday. …
Man Charged with Murder in Immigrant’s Death
MyFox Utah, Ut –
They moved to Utah last summer as refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Hser was last seen leaving their apartment on March 31. …
Despite unrest, Tibet still on tourism map
Boston Globe, 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. …
Olympic Official Condemns Anti-China Protests
Wall Street Journal –
“Everything is on the table,” said Mr. Than, whose group protests China’s ties to the government of Myanmar, or Burma. “It’s my responsibility to be here to …

Murder Charge Filed in Utah Girl’s Death
The Associated Press –
The family moved to Utah last summer as refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Police have said Hser knew at least some of the five young men who …
Man charged with murder in girl’s death; body found in family’s ...
Bradenton Herald,  United States –
… likely was strangled or suffocated and was sexually abused. Hser and her family moved to Utah last summer as refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Daniel Mrgan, Grab This!, 2008, wood burning
Tampabay.com, FL –
Works from several series created after visits to Cuba, Myanmar (also known as Burma) and India, for example, address social issues she encountered in each …
Charges to be announced in girl’s death
LocalNews8.com, ID –
Esar Met was arrested last week. Hser and her family moved to Utah last summer as refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Myanmar’s women of “courage” win US award
AFP –
Another Myanmar human rights award recipient, Khin Ohmar, coordinator of the Asia Pacific People’s Partnership on Burma, could not attend the ceremony due …
Free-trade agreement with ASEAN: conditional backing from Trade ...
Parlamento Europeo (Comunicados de prensa), Belgium –
The members of ASEAN are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Protests against China and Tibet
Bay Area Indymedia, CA –
… in Darfur and Burma. On September 28, 2007, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu urged China to intervene in the ongoing protests in Myanmar. …
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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