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World Focus on Burma (12 Apr 08)

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WJZ, MD –
According to statistics from the US State Department, 43 refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, moved to Frederick between October 2002 and September
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AFP –

“I have decided to show solidarity with other people on the issues of human rights in Sudan’s Darfur region, Tibet and Burma,” she told AFP on Thursday.
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Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
outpacing Malaysia, which is also headquarters of AFC, former Asian giants Burma (now known as Myanmar), Palestine, Bangladesh, Nepal etc.

EU to speed up trade talks with ASEAN

Xinhua, China –

JAKARTA, April 12 (Xinhua) — A visiting official of the European Union (EU) said in Indonesia that the EU will speed up negotiations on a free trade …

Manila demands emergency Asean food meeting

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Asean groups Thailand, Brunei, Burma Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. “Asean has in its membership the world’s ..

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Migrant survivors fined and deported

CNN International –

A court fined them $32 and ordered them to be deported to Myanmar. Those who cannot pay the fine would serve jail terms, the court heard said. …

India Burma tangle

Organiser, India –

By MV Kamath Myanmar, or Burma, has been in the news for some time now. For the first time in decades, the military rulers who had usurped power in Rangoon …

Olympic torch flickers on to ‘China-friendly’ Africa

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

“I have decided to show solidarity with other people on the issues of human rights in Sudan’s Darfur region, Tibet and Burma,” she told Agence France-Presse …

Roxas urges Asean summit on rice

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Asean is composed of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

Tents of Hope raises awareness about Darfur

The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com, MI –

… particularly Myanmar and Central America. Bethany is seeing a good number of teenagers who have escaped from forced military service in Burma. …

NY Amnesty rally protests violence against journalists in Sri Lanka

TamilNet, Sri Lanka –

… missions in New York, Libyan Mission (political prisoners), Darfur (international justice and accountability), and Myanmar (people of Burma/democracy). …

Police hunt for driver of Thai death truck

英文中國郵報, Taiwan –

By Nopporn Wong-Anan, Reuters SUKSAMRAN, Thailand —

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for the driver of a container truck in which 54 Myanmar …

Mexico Police Save 83 Migrants in Truck

The Associated Press –

Earlier this week, 54 illegal migrant workers from Myanmar suffocated in the back of an unventilated truck in Thailand. In Mexico, the truck’s driver and …

 

Myanmar lorry survivors jailed

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

The survivors of a people-smuggling accident which left 54 illegal migrants from Myanmar dead have been sentenced to three days in jail by a court in …

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Will the Universal Periodic Review Save the UN Human Rights Council?

JURIST –

Consequently, one should hardly expect North Korea to volunteer information on its extrajudicial killings and Burma on its jailing of political prisoners. …

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Foreign Ministry calls for Burmese help on trafficking

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

”The incident underscores the need that we intensify cooperation to tackle the problems of human trafficking and of Myanmar’s illegal workers in Thailand …

Let these tragic deaths be a wake-up call

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The deaths of 54 illegal Burmese immigrants should serve as a wake-up call for Thailand and Burma to sincerely address the human trafficking problem and …

Thailand: Migrants’ Deaths Spotlight Exploitation

Human Rights Watch (press release) –

“These preventable deaths are the tragic result of people fleeing repression and poverty in Burma, only to find abuse and exploitation in Thailand,” said …

7-year-old’s accused killer makes 1st court appearance

Salt Lake Tribune, United States –

case relayed to the consular office of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Esar Met said he did want his consul notified. The Vienna Convention requires …

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Rice from moon for new sunrise

Sunday Times.lk, Sri Lanka –

UNP leader Ranil Wickremdsinghe has taken wing to Myanmar (former Burma) in the meantime. He is visiting Bagan (formerly known as Pagan), …

Le complicità terribili

Libero Pensiero, Italy –

The 14 youths in the group were sent to an immigration center to await their return to the former Burma. About 2 million migrants from across the region are …

THAILAND: Suffocation of 54 Burmese Workers – No Surprise

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

Fuelling this exodus is military-ruled Burma’s steadily declining economies, prompting Burmese from a broad range of sectors to leave. …

Referendum not a final solution

Mizzima.com, India –

Despite both the ruling junta and the pro-democracy opposition trying to get their own way in the ensuing referendum on the draft …

Burmese Government told to hold referendum on the draft …

Asian Tribune, Thailand – Rangoon, 12 April, (Asiantribune.com):

The National League for Democracy, Burma’s opposition political party led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has …

Pulitzer Winner Adrees Latif On Covering Myanmar

Photo District News (subscription), NY –

Working in Myanmar (Burma) is dangerous for journalists, and Latif remains vague about his work methods in order to protect journalists who are working in …

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Burmese Opposition Accuses Military of Intimidation to Back …

Voice of America – By Ron Corben

Burma’s political opposition and pro-democracy groups have accused the military government of creating a climate of fear in the lead-up to a …

US appoints ambassador to ASEAN

Nhan Dan, Vietnam –

The US government has just nominated Scot Marciel as the first US ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). …

Orphan boy lives in garbage dump

CNN –

My assistant told me about Lin’s home while he was researching another story on the border area in Myanmar, the country once known as Burma. …

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Police Hunt for Driver of Truck That Killed 54 Burmese Migrant Workers

Voice of America –

By VOA News Authorities in Thailand are looking for the driver of a container truck in which 54 migrant workers from Burma suffocated to death this week …

See Mo’ Evil

Outside Online, CA –

There’s no denying that Myanmar (formerly Burma) is in bad hands: Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Rangoon on and off since 1989. …

New York rally to support Burmese democracy movement

Mizzima.com, India –

Over one thousand supporters of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her calls for democracy in Burma are expected to rally today in front of …

Survivors of Thai death truck to be deported

elEconomista.es, Spain –

Another 14 youths were sent to an immigration centre toawait their return to the former Burma. “Rather than encourage their participation in the …

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Jail for Burmese lorry survivors

BBC News, UK –

Fourteen children who also survived have been handed to Thai immigration authorities for repatriation to Burma. Several survivors are being treated in …

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Thai court jails Myanmar container survivors for three days

AFP –

The Myanmar nationals had agreed to pay a Thai smuggling ring 5000 baht each for the journey from Ranong, on the Thailand-Myanmar border, to Phuket. …

Thailand Set to Deport Myanmar Workers

The Associated Press –

RANONG, Thailand (AP) — Dozen of migrants from Myanmar who narrowly escaped suffocation while being smuggled through Thailand in a locked, stifling truck …

Survivors of Thai death truck face deportation

International Herald Tribune, France –

About 2 million migrants from across the region are working in Thailand, most of them fleeing the former Burma where 46 years of army misrule have crippled …

Suspended Yoma Bank to Open Again in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

First Myanmar Investment Co.Ltd, the founder of Yoma Bank, said the bank will be fully operational again, following negotiations with the Ministry of …

Myanmar migrants who survived deadly truck ordeal to be expelled …

International Herald Tribune, France –

Prosperous Thailand is a magnet for people from impoverished neighboring Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, also known as Burma, who take menial and …

Migrants’ Deaths Overshadow Burma’s New Year Festival

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Thingyan, Burma’s New Year water festival, takes place next week—an annual national holiday that provides most Burmese an opportunity to have fun, …

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Junta Begins ‘Vote Yes’ Campaign

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

The front-page headline in Myanma Alin—the Burmese version of The New Light of Myanmar—stated: “Approving the constitution is the responsibility of all …

Junta urges people to support constitution

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Burma’s ruling junta on Friday publicly encouraged citizens to support its draft constitution, for which it will seek approval on May 10. …

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Rights Groups Call for Probe into Migrant Deaths

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Migrants from Burma are transported to a court in Ranong province Friday. Thai police said the 67 survivors of an ordeal in which human traffickers smuggled …

Burma Savvy Diplomat Named US Envoy to Asean

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The US government has named a top diplomat who is familiar with Burma as its first envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). …

Burmese workers charged over ill-fated people smuggling

ABC Online, Australia –

Most have been sentenced to serve five days in jail and will then be sent back to Burma. More than 50 of their fellow immigrants died of suffocation inside …

Myanmar robbers kill one in rare bank heist

Reuters –

YANGON, April 11 (Reuters) – Knife-wielding robbers killed a bank employee during a holdup at a state-owned bank in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, …

Thailand sends condolence over deaths of Burmese job seekers

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

“I hope that Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) will soon be able to finalize and sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Cooperation to Combat Trafficking in …

First Official Facts On The Suffocated Immigrants

eFluxMedia –

By Michael Todd An official statement was given yesterday with details about the circumstances that led to the death of the 54 migrant workers on Wednesday. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 12, 2008 at 10:03 am

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