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World Focus on Burma (26 April 08)

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New urgency in Burma
Boston Globe, United States –
LAST SUMMER, thousands of saffron-robed monks marched peacefully with ordinary citizens to demand freedom and justice for the 51 million people of Burma. …
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi To Be Conferred US Congressional Gold Medal
RTT News, NY –
“This Congressional Gold Medal is a tribute to Suu Kyi’s courage and conviction, and a symbol of solidarity with the oppressed people of Myanmar,” Feinstein …
Russia lawmakers back new libel rules
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
AP YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s main pro-democracy party alleged yesterday that intimidation and violence were being used against opponents of the …
Suu Kyi party says opponents of Myanmar constitution beaten
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy party led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday opponents of the junta’s proposed constitution were …
Send Hasina to USA for treatment: Cherie
Independent-Bangladesh, Bangladesh –
Mentioning the case of Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, she said, “I”m aware that Bangladesh bordering with Burma, a country which is not known as supporter of …
Junta urges people to cast ‘yes’ vote
TODAYonline, Singapore –
YANGON — As Myanmar’s military rulers launched a nationwide billboard campaign urging their nationals to vote “yes” in a referendum next month, …
Burmese detainee receives US honour
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Suu Kyi, 62, remains under house arrest by the oppressive military regime that controls Burma, casting doubt on her ability to accept the award. …
United States Awards Congressional Gold Medal to Burma’s Aug San …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
The Burmese (Myanmar) regime is among the worlds most brutal, imprisoning up to 2000 political prisoners, conscripting more child soldiers than any other …
Of potato, for potato
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
The breakdown of long-distance commerce in food has worried Bangladesh, particularly because her neighbours — India, Myanmar and Bangkok have restricted …
Burmese democracy leader to be honored
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –
Suu Kyi has been under house arrest by the military regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor. …
Ancient Praying Mantis Found in Amber
National Geographic, DC –
Previous mantis specimens have been found in New Jersey, northern Myanmar (Burma), Siberia, and Lebanon, he said. But Sasaki’s discovery appears to be …
Myanmar opposition party says opponents of military-backed …
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s main pro-democracy party charged Friday that intimidation and violence are being used against opponents of the military-backed …
Suu Kyi party says Myanmar junta trying to force ‘Yes’ vote
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said Friday that Myanmar’s ruling generals were doing everything in their power to force a ‘Yes’ vote …
Myanmar junta cracks down on ‘vote no’ campaign – Summary
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Yangon – Myanmar’s junta is systematically terrorizing opposition politicians who are urging the public to vote no in a national referendum on May 10 that …
US to give Suu Kyi its highest civilian honour
CNN-IBN, India –
New Delhi: The US Senate has voted to award Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi its highest civillian honour — the Congressional Gold Medal. …
Ancient game featured in award-winning film
Bowen Island Undercurrent, Canada –
… the screening of Mystic Ball, an uplifting family documentary about the traditional game of chinlone, played since ancient times in Myanmar (Burma). …
Suu Kyi to be bestowed with Congressional Gold Medal Award
Newstrack India, India –
The activist group US campaign for Burma welcomed the award in its statements said, “In a world in which public heroes are few and far between, …
Burma: EU Parliament Wants More Myanmar Sanctions
UNPO, Netherlands –
In a decision to be considered by EU foreign ministers next week, Members of the European Parliament have voted to increase sanctions against Myanmar. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 26, 2008 at 11:37 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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