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Archive for April 13th, 2008

World Focus on Burma (14 Apr 08)

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Deadly struggle for migrants in Thailand
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK – The death by suffocation last week of 54 migrant workers from Myanmar, while being transported in an enclosed container
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Wave of Burmese refugees calling East Bay home
Contra Costa Times, CA –
These Karen and other ethnic minorities lived in limbo, unable to return home to Burma — now called Myanmar — and denied citizenship in the Thai refugee …
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Asia in brief
Vancouver Sun, Canada –
Although Myanmar’s (Burma) pro-democracy movement had no illusions that the constitution framed by the military junta would be acceptable, many took the …
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THAILAND MUST IMPROVE ITS MIGRANT POLICY IF IT’S NOT TO RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

Since the beginning of 2008, scores of Rohingya Muslims from Burma have drowned in the Andaman Sea in an attempt to reach Southern Thailand, However, …

Everyday is special – 14.04.2008
Today’s Zaman, Turkey –
Today is a water festival in Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar. On this day people have fun with their friends. Those who own a car drive by singing, …
Olympic torch ends trouble free relay in Africa
AFP –

“I have decided to show solidarity with other people on the issues of human rights in Sudan’s Darfur region, Tibet and Burma,” Maathai said. …

Little hope for change in Tibet
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI –
For example, along the southern border with Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand; in the southwest, Tibet shares a border with rival India; …
A look at Burma’s untapped potential
Albany Times Union, NY –
My bride, Carol Ann, and I recently visited Burma, as the US government knows it, or Myanmar, as others now call it. Our trip was organized by the Chief …
New beginning soaks in
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI –
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Talia Meatoga, 11, doused Luana Bass, 11, yesterday at the Burmese in Hawaii celebration of Thingyan, the Burmese New Year, at Wilson Elementary School. Burmese douse one another with cool, clean water with a hint of perfume as a symbolic way of starting off the new year clean with new wishes. The festival also featured traditional song, dance and food. An estimated 300 Burmese form a small and intimate community on Oahu.
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Ma Khin Tint paid respect to her elders yesterday at the Burmese in Hawaii Myanmar Thingyan celebration held at Wilson Elementary School.
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The festival featured traditional song, dance and food to celebrate the lunar new year. Miemie Winnbyrd was among the performers.
… she worries that her two daughters will grow up without the same love she has for her home country, Burma, formally known as Myanmar. …

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April 13, 2008 at 11:55 pm

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Video: Myanmar migrants face deportation

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AljazeeraEnglish -11 April 2008

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April 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm

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World Focus on Burma (13 Apr 08)

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No light at end of Thai-Myanmar smuggling tunnel
Reuters –
By Nopporn Wong-Anan RANONG, Thailand, April 13 (Reuters) – Thailand beefed up its border checks this week after 54 illegal Myanmar migrants died seeking a …
Pakistan move up five places in FIFA World Rankings
Pakistan Observer, Pakistan –
… outpacing Malaysia, which is also headquarter of AFC, former Asian giants Burma (now known as Myanmar), Palestine, Bangladesh, Nepal etc. …
Daily Herald
Daily Herald, UT –
My bride, Carol Ann, and I recently visited Burma, as the US government knows it, or Myanmar, as others now call it. Our trip was organized by the Chief …
Village administration revived at remote Anal village with …
KanglaOnline, India –
75-76 bordering Myanmar was deserted during the Naga-Kuki ethnic clashes in 1993, as the village was completely burnt down by the Kuki militants. …
Editorial: Protests against China justified, aimed at change
Portales News-Tribune, NM –
… its support of the repressive regime in Burma-Myanmar, its gross pollution, and its intolerance of internal dissent, freedom of speech, …
Burmese official goes to Rayong to meet the survivors
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Burma was not willing to welcome back people arrested for illegal entry in Thailand. High-level talks were needed. Region 8 Police Bureau chief Thani …

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April 13, 2008 at 10:15 am

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