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World Focus on Burma (23 April 08)

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Top Myanmar activist may go blind: US
AFP –

Burma is the previous name of Myanmar. In March, U Myint Thein, spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, died in Singapore from …

1. US condemns Myanmar for shoddy medical care for prisoners
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP WASHINGTON: The United States is condemning what it calls Myanmar’s failure to provide proper medical treatment to prisoners. …

2. Asia limits rice exports as prices and uncertainty rise
The Post, Pakistan –
… according to the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs. Sri Lanka is hoping to import 200000 tons of rice from India, Pakistan and Burma (Myanmar).

3. Myanmar anti-junta protester who set himself ablaze dies in hospital
The Canadian Press, Myanmar –
YANGON, Myanmar — A man who set himself on fire at Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist temple to protest military rule has died of his injuries. …

4. Junta accuses Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors of Rangoon blast
Mizzima.com, India –
He had been assigned for destructive operations inside Burma, after finishing his training by VBSW along the border with other countries. …

5. Junketing around the Junction, April 24
Concord Journal, USA –
A day was spent in Myanmar for an excursion and then to the Golden Triangle, the junction of Thailand, Burma, and Laos, on a cruise of the Mekong River. …

6. Sri Lanka: Democracy vs. Terrorism – A negotiated settlement to
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Today, Pakistan is making a bold attempt to return to democracy, while Burma, now known as Myanmar, is being nudged by its neighbors and others,

7. Newspapers provide a lot of entertainment, and more
Bluff Country Reader, MN –
And in
Yangon, Myanmar (previously known as Rangoon, Burma), “Anyone who distributes leaflets or makes speeches against Myanmar‘s constitutional referendum

8. Burma: Chronicle of a referendum foretold
OneWorld.net, UK
In fact, the army officer, in his late 50s, has played pivotal roles in the past to strengthen the military dictator’s grip on power in
Burma, or Myanmar,

9. Min Ko Naing at risk of blindness
Mizzima.com, India
A statement released yesterday by the United States State Department condemned “the failure of
Burma‘s authorities to provide proper medical treatment to a

10. Myanmar’s opposition party urges proper medical care for political
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON,
Thailand: Myanmar‘s main opposition party urged the ruling military junta Wednesday to give political detainees proper medical care,

11. Malaysia rights panel sees migrant social time bomb
Reuters India, India
His comments came after detainees from
Myanmar rioted at a Malaysian holding camp on Monday, torching a building, after hearing they had apparently been

12. Myanmar’s opposition party says political prisoners denied proper
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON,
Myanmar: Myanmar‘s military junta is intentionally denying proper medical care to political prisoners, the country’s pro-democracy party said

13. Burma Urged to Give Proper Medical Care for Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
Casey said in a statement Tuesday that
Burma should release all political prisoners. According to Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political

14. Refugees frustrated with living in Thailand’s ‘human zoos’
Monsters and Critics.com –
But the message from the refugee from
Myanmar – who lives in north-western Thailand in a mock village purpose-built for tourists – is crystal-clear: ‘We

15. Forced Migration Review No. 30: Burma’s displaced people
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Using the name Burma, rather than the official name Myanmar, is a politically sensitive choice, as the opposition and several Western countries refuse to

16. Asia.view Myanmar’s awful choice
Economist, UK
IN EMBASSIES abroad, voting has already begun in the referendum on
Myanmar’s new constitution, which will be held in-country on May 10th.

17. Veteran returns from Burma pilgrimage
Salisbury Journal, UK
Mr Osborne served as a Chindit in
Burma (now called Myanmar) when he was in his 30s. He was based in White City where he was in control of West African

18. Slovenian official says EU to extend sanctions against Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP STRASBOURG, France: A Slovenian official says the European Union will extend its political and economic sanctions against
Myanmar and allow only limited

19. EU mulls new Myanmar sanctions, as constitution vote closes in
AFP –
STRASBOURG (AFP) — The European Union is preparing to extend and even boost sanctions against
Myanmar, the EU’s Slovenian presidency said Wednesday.

20. UN draft calls on Myanmar junta to take urgent steps to start
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria
«The people of
Burma deserve support from the council, from the international community. The previous draft, circulated in early April, called on Myanmar‘s

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 23, 2008 at 2:27 am

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