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World Focus on Burma (16 Apr 08)

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Approval of draft constitution — junta way
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Come May 10, Burma, under military rule for over four decades will see democracy in practice for a day. The Junta in early April fixed the date …

Burma: EU needs “coherent strategy” ahead of military’s poll
European Parliament (press release), EU –
Burma – held under a firm grasp by it ruling military junta. So total is the regime’s power that it thought nothing of renaming the country and moving the …

Junta briefly detains campaigners
TVNZ, New Zealand –
Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar arrested around two dozen men at the weekend for wearing T-shirts urging people to vote against the constitution in a …

Driver in Thai truck tragedy surrenders
The Associated Press –
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – The driver of a truck in which 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar suffocated last week has surrendered and confessed to working for …

Junta arrests more than 20 anti-constitution activists
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The referendum on the new Constitution will be the first poll to be held in former Burma since the 1990 vote, when the regime refused to recognise the …

Fleeing driver surrenders after suffocation kills 54 Myanmar …
Xinhua, China –
BANGKOK, April 16 (Xinhua) — The driver of the reefer-container truck which transported 121 illegal immigrants from Myanmar to find jobs in Thai south but …

Driver of Burmese death lorry surrenders
Radio Australia, Australia –
The driver of a cross-border truck in which 54 Burmese illegal asylum seekers died of suffocation last week is reported to have surrendered to police. …

Driver in Burmese tragedy surrenders
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
RANONG: Driven by fear, the driver of the cold storage delivery truck in which 54 illegal Burmese job seekers suffocated last week surrendered to police …

Thailand: Driver of Death Truck Surrenders After Manhunt
New York Times, United States –
By REUTERS The driver of a sealed truck in which 54 migrant workers suffocated on their way from Myanmar to Thailand has surrendered after a seven-day …

Myanmar: 20 Held in Campaign Against Generals’ Constitution
New York Times, United States –

By AP The military junta detained more than 20 people as they walked through the northwestern city of Sittwe in a peaceful campaign against the country’s …

Thai driver of fatal smuggling truck surrenders: police
AFP –

BANGKOK (AFP) – The Thai driver of a truck in which 54 Myanmar migrants suffocated to death has surrendered and confessed to his role in last week’s human …

Burmese fare bows unevenly
Arizona Republic, AZ –
Burma (or Myanmar, as it’s now officially known) is as gastronomically advantaged as any country on Earth, bordering India, China and Thailand. …

Thai driver of death truck surrenders
Monsters and Critics.com –
Bangkok – The driver of a cold-storage truck in which 54 Myanmar labourers suffocated to death last week has surrendered to Thai police, media reports said …

Burmese junta holds opposition leader’s aide and 20 activists
Guardian, UK –
Burma’s military junta yesterday arrested a close aide to the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myo Nyunt, a National League for Democracy youth …

Burma death-truck driver surrenders to police
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The truck driver who fled the scene after driving a seafood cold storage truck packed with illegal workers from Burma has turned himself in after a …

Suu Kyi can vote in Myanmar charter poll, her party says
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has the right to vote in a referendum next month on a military-backed constitution, …

Burma’s Referendum: A Fruitless Attempt of the Military Junta
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… and intimidation of political activists and journalists in Burma have been going on for two decades. The state-run newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, …

Myanmar arrests opposition activists ahead of constitutional …
JURIST –
[JURIST] Myanmar’s military government has arrested more than 20 peaceful demonstrators protesting the scheduled May 10 national constitutional referendum …

Their men in Washington: Undercover with DC’s lobbyists for hire
Harper’s Magazine, NY –
… when Jefferson Waterman worked for Burma, it was actually paid-in the manner of the German Dye Trust-by a firm called Myanmar Resource Development, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm

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