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World Focus on Burma (17 Apr 08)

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Burmese Embassy in Singapore Prepares for Absentee Referendum Voting
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

“We the Burmese people can vote “No” at the Myanmar [Burma] embassy…. Please pass this message to all your friends and take this exercise seriously for our …

Sanctions undercut opportunity in Myanmar
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –

By HARVEY MACKAY My wife, Carol Ann, and I recently visited Myanmar, formerly called Burma. Our trip included CEOs and spouses from Australia to Italy. …

Bliss on the border
Bangkok Post, Thailand

It’s there to patrol our territorial waters for, less than a kilometre away, is an island belonging to Burma. Given the proximity of the frontier it’s no …

Suu Kyi can vote in referendum: NLD
Hindu, India

SINGAPORE: Seeking to transform Myanmar’s May 10 referendum on a draft constitution into a vote on democracy, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party …

Surrender in deadly migrant smuggling
United Press International –

BANGKOK, April 16 (UPI) — A Thai man has admitted driving a truck in which 54 illegal immigrants from Burma died from lack of air, police said. …

‘Burma’ vs ‘Myanmar’
Taipei Times, Taiwan
The official name of
Burma today is the “Union of Myanmar.” This was passed in 1989 by the current Burmese junta, a political act intended to justify its …

European Parliament Calls for Pressure on Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
The statement also noted that “pressure within
Burma is certain to mount” as the date of the referendum draws nearer. A Dutch member of the European …

Myanmar monks pray for democracy
The Associated Press –
The All Burma Monks Alliance, a coalition of activist monks in Myanmar, denounced the country’s military leaders for having “mistreated and abused the …

India: Olympic torch greeted by protests amid tight security
Adnkronos International Italia, Italy
“The issue of
Tibet is hardly known in Thailand where we have many refugees from Myanmar (Burma) and very few from Tibet,” he told AKI. …

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Rediff, India

India then had the opportunity to pick up three million tonnes of rice from Myanmar (Burma). The great economic experts in Delhi dilly-dallied. …

Cracks in constitution divide Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong

But the new constitution offers little to move Burma [Myanmar] away from its current conflicts.” On Monday, the BLC and GJC issued a statement denouncing …

Driver Who Escaped after Truck Tragedy Surrenders in Thailand
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

By AP / BANGKOK The driver of a truck in which 54 illegal immigrants from Burma suffocated last week has surrendered and confessed to working for a human …

RIGHTS-BURMA: New Constitution Gives Impunity to Military
IPS, Italy

NSCN unification flays NSCN (IM)-
Nagaland Post, India

… all Naga peoples unification process and to obstruct exploration of a lasting solution to the protracted Indo-Naga-Burma (Myanmar) political issue. …

Internal displacement: Global overview of trends and developments …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland

In many other countries, including Myanmar (Burma) and Zimbabwe, national authorities continued to reject offers of international support despite the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 17, 2008 at 6:14 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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