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World Focus on Burma (11 Apr 08)

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Nobel laureate Maathai withdraws from Olympic torch relay
AFP –
She said China had failed to exert pressure on the military junta in Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — to respect human rights, including freeing …
Update: Thailand To Investigate Immigrants Found Dead In Container Van
AHN –
Bangkok, Thailand (AHN) – The Thailand government is investigating the death of 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar found dead in a container van along this …
Myanmar referendum will not be free: NLD
Daily Times, Pakistan –
YANGON: Myanmar’s pro-democracy party said Thursday that next month’s constitutional referendum would not be free and fair as the junta was quashing any …
US Says Mynamar Constitution Flawed
Javno.hr, Croatia –
… which will be put to a vote on May 10, did not provide much hope to those looking for any real, democratic change in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
Burma Plans Its “Democracy”
TIME –
But given that Burma’s generals (who prefer to call their country Myanmar) rejected a plea by the United Nations to allow international monitoring of the …
Esar Met appears in court
ABC 4, Salt Lake City –
His translator said that Met wants the consulate in Myanmar (formerly called Burma) to be contacted on his behalf. “He said he wants to notify the Burmese …
US Finds Serious Flaws in Burma’s Draft Constitution
Voice of America –
By David Gollust The US State Department said Thursday Burma’s new draft constitution provides little hope for real change in the military-ruled Southeast …
Cargo suffocation reveals Myanmar’s plights
MSNBC –
Prosperous Thailand is a magnet for people in the poorer neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar — also known as Burma — who take …
Accused killer of 7-year-old girl makes first court appearance
Salt Lake Tribune, United States –
… if the defendant would like to exercise his right to have information about his case relayed to the consular office of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
US says it has misgivings about Myanmar’s new constitution draft
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States says it has serious concerns about a new draft of Myanmar’s constitution that the country’s ruling generals intend to …
Accused killer of 7-year-old girl makes first court appearance
Salt Lake Tribune, United States –
… told the judge he would like to exercise his right to have news of his charges relayed to the consular office of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). …
Immigrant accused of killing another immigrant appears in court
LocalNews8.com, ID –
Hser’s family is from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and moved to Utah last summer. Met also is a native of Myanmar. His next court date is April 21.
The Failure of Gambari Mission in Burma
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Turning a deaf ear to international outcries, Burma’s military rulers are going to perpetuate military domination in running the state forever through …
Deaths of Burmese brings shame on us
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
They were about two hours into their trip late on Wednesday from Ranong province near Burma to Phuket when some of them succumbed. …
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
The Tibet issue has festered for half a century; China’s degree of influence over North Korea, Burma (Myanmar) and Sudan has been a concern and an object of …
Apr 10th 2008 | YANGON
Economist, UK –
Feeding itself should be the least of Myanmar’s problems. Burma, as it was until the junta renamed it in 1989, was once the ricebowl of Asia. …
Man accused of killing South Salt Lake girl makes court appearance
Deseret News, UT –
The judge asked if Met, who is an immigrant from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), wanted the consulate notified about the criminal charges leveled against …
Nothing ‘free and fair’ in run up to referendum: Opposition
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – today accused the ruling junta of unfair practices in the run up to the …
Thailand to step up investigation of Myanmar’s illegal immigrants …
Xinhua, China –
BANGKOK, April 10 (Xinhua) — The Thailand authorities will step up investigation of the 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar dead in a truck in Thai south on …
Malfeasance charges filed against Thai ex-PM Thaksin
Xinhua, China –
… against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, alleging he was involved in a 4-billion-baht (about 127 million US dollars) bank loan for Myanmar. …
Myanmar warns embassies ahead of referendum
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s military government Thursday warned foreign embassies not to support Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party, as the nation gears up …
Myanmar pro-democracy party calls for international observers at …
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s main opposition party called Thursday for international observers to take part in the country’s referendum on a new …
Refugee families plant food, new roots
The Carrboro Citizen, NC –
They had been living in Mae La refugee camp in Northern Thailand after fleeing the militaristic government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
Myanmar migrant recalls container horror
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
Instead, Win feels lucky to be alive after escaping the hot, cramped container truck where 54 other Myanmar migrant workers suffocated on Wednesday night. …
Myanmar crackdown on “no” campaign begins: opposition
Reuters –
The regime, which tightly controls the media in the former Burma, has urged the country’s 53 million people to back the charter, a key step in the junta’s …
NLD slams late release of draft constitution
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Apr 10, 2008 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy has criticised the Burmese regime for releasing the draft constitution only one month before the …

Irrawaddy Division Surveyed about Referendum
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Despite the calls from the NLD and other political dissidents to reject the constitution, Burma’s ruling junta announced that the referendum would go ahead …
NLD Wants International Observers at May 10 Referendum
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), called on the military government on Thursday to drop its opposition to …
SPDC accuses foreign embassies of interfering in internal matter
Mizzima.com, India –
The regime’s mouth piece newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, reported that diplomats of some foreign embassies, without mentioning the names of the embassies’, …
Security Council Presidential Statement on Burma ‘Not Easy’
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“I do not know; they have not circulated the statement on Myanmar [Burma] yet. I understand that it is the US which is still consulting on it, but they have …
Interior Minister calls for urgent probe of Myanmar migrant …
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
The interior minister’s call for prompt action was made after at least 54 illegal Myanmar migrant workers being smuggled into Thailand’s murky labour …
Death of 54 Myanmar labourers prompts Thai crackdown (2nd Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com –
Bangkok – Thai police promised Thursday to round up a human-trafficking gang responsible for the death of 54 illegal Myanmar labourers who suffocated while …
Malfeasance charges filed against ex-PM Thaksin
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
… Thaksin Shinawatra involving a Bt4 billion (about US$127 million) bank loan for Myanmar were submitted to the Office of the Attorney General Thursday. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 11, 2008 at 3:15 am

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