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World Focus on Burma (24 April 08)

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Free trade deal with Burma likely despite human rights issues
TV3 News, New Zealand –
Mr Goff concedes it is not ideal having Burma, also known as Myanmar, in the mix. Mr Goff says the Asean countries collectively have 475 million people for …
 
Justice avoided
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Harsh poverty and political oppression are not the only principal factors for this endless influx of migrant workers from Burma. Equally important are our …
Junta Using Threats to Win Referendum Vote, Says NLD
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
(Photo: AFP) NLD spokesman Thein Nyunt told The Irrawaddy that people across Burma had informed the NLD of the intimidation. Civil servants and members of …
EU to extend sanctions
Mizzima.com, India –
The European Union is expected to extend economic and political sanctions against Burma’s recalcitrant generals for another 12 months. …
Press forbidden to refer to campaign for a No vote in referendum …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are outraged by the methods being used by the military government to prevent the media from freely …
Mandalay now more Chinese than Indian: Harvard professor
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
“This Sino-Indian movie has played out before and will be played out in the future many times over – in Iran, Burma (now Myanmar), Pakistan and Africa,” …
Despite Negative Press, Facebook Is a Powerful Agent for Social Change
AlterNet, CA –
After traveling through Burma (also known as Myanmar) before his first year at university, Bookbinder returned home last fall and did something seemingly …
US seeks tougher UN scolding for Myanmar
Reuters –
Washington hopes the UN Security Council will unanimously agree to issue the non-binding statement very soon so that Myanmar’s military junta can reflect on …
 
EU Parliament calls for tougher sanctions against Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
… told the European Parliament on Wednesday that the existing sanctions may be adapted to deal with any political changes in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
 
Junta offers Burmese stark choice
BBC News, UK –
By Michael Pan Burma’s military rulers have finally published a draft constitution – after a 15-year delay. The results have not met with universal approval …
EU seeking international arms embargo on Myanmar
China Post, Taiwan –
By David Brunnstrom, BRUSSELS, Reuters The European Union will call next week for an international arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta and warn of …
Burma’s wealth gap breeds discontent
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
The gap between the haves and have-nots in Burma (Myanmar) is growing every day. And it’s this poverty and inequality, say observers, that fuels the …
EU seeking international arms embargo on Myanmar
guardian.co.uk, UK –
By David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS, April 24 (Reuters) – The European Union will call next week for an international arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta and …
Teaching English to orphaned children
Sudbury Town Crier, MA –
“Their parents fled the genocide that’s going on in Burma, which is why they are in Thailand. They have no citizenship anywhere. …
No press freedom for Myanmar constitution vote: RSF
AFP –
RSF and the Burma Media Association said they were “outraged” by the methods used by the junta to prevent reporting on opposition to the charter, …
European Parliament urges sanctions against Myanmar military junta
Monsters and Critics.com –
Strasbourg – The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday calling for sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar and for the release of …
Constitution vote: junta threat to livelihoods
First Post, UK –
Two other opposition movements, the 88 Students Generation and the All Burma Alliance of Monks, have called for a boycott, despite a regime warning that any …
EU parliament seeks tougher sanctions against Myanmar
EUbusiness (press release), UK –
Therefore the MEPs urged the European Union to “actively campaign for a worldwide arms embargo on Burma.” The Myanmar regime has called a referendum next …
Myanmar official says constitutional referendum will be free and fair
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Voters will be allowed to watch ballot counting and other steps will be taken to ensure fairness in a May referendum on Myanmar’s …
Revised UN statement calls on Myanmar junta to take urgent steps …
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A revised draft Security Council statement is calling on Myanmar’s government to take urgent steps to initiate a dialogue with …
PTTEP: Vietnam field online in Q3
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
A4 is situated offshore in Rakhine and C1, which has crude potential, is onshore in northwestern Burma. The partners include PTTEP Myanmar Ltd with 20%, …BAK:PTTEP – PINK:CEOHF
American Policy in the Burmese Context
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
This is not only confined to Burma but also extends to Belarus and Iran, Zimbabwe and others. The US government has undeniably provided small amounts of …
EU Official Says 27-Nation Bloc to Extend Sanctions Against Burma
Voice of America –
Lenarcic said the EU will urge Burma’s authorities to pave the way for a transition to a civilian government, release political prisoners and stop the …
Event focuses on Burmese human rights
Echo, AR –
“Burma is oceans away, but we hope to bring it closer at the Burma Birthday Bash,” Purkiss said. Burma, officially called the Union of Myanmar, …
US seeks tougher UN scolding for Myanmar
Reuters –
Diplomats said the new draft on Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, would likely be acceptable to most members of the 15-nation council though it was unclear …
EU To Extend Myanmar Sanctions []
RTT News, NY – 
4/23/2008 4:23:31 PM The European Union will extend the its political and economic sanctions against Myanmar for another six months, Slovenian State …
US urges UN statement on Myanmar vote
AFP –
“The people of Burma deserves support from the council, from the international community,” Khalilzad said. Approval of the non-binding text requires …
EUROPE: Sanctions on Burma To Be Extended
IPS, Italy –
Human Rights Watch is arguing that the sanctions should be extended to cover companies that finance the Burmese military, such as the state-run Myanmar Oil …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 24, 2008 at 4:28 am

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