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World Focus on Burma (27 April 08)

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Burma Activists Stage Protests in Thailand, Singapore
Voice of America –
By VOA News The demonstrators, organized by the Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma, chanted slogans against the May 10 referendum. …
Myanmar nationals protest constitution in Singapore
Reuters UK, UK –
Other underground opposition groups are also pushing for the former Burma’s 53 million people to reject the charter. At least 60 people have been arrested …
Activists protest as embassy conducts polling
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burmese activists on Sunday staged a brief protest outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok, exhorting voters to reject the ruling junta’s draft …
Security tightened in Myanmar amid possible demonstration
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Its government has been widely criticized for human rights abuses and suppression of …
Irregularities in absentee voting in Singapore, Malaysia
Mizzima.com, India –
But what we fear is since the results are not going to be announced here but will be announced along with others in Burma, there could be a possibility that …
Burma bars anti-constitution group from voting
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Others sported T-shirts reading, “We pursue peace, justice and democracy for Burma.” Those wearing the shirts refused to take them off and were not admitted …
Pro-democracy Myanmar citizens in Singapore wait at embassy to …
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar used to be known as Burma. “I’m going to vote ‘no’ because the draft constitution is for a sham democracy,” the university student said. …
Myanmar junta says referendum will be ‘fair’
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
Myanmar’s junta has said next month’s vote on its proposed constitution would be held in a “systematic and fair manner” and warned the military would “ward …
Democracy activist will receive medal
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –
Suu Kyi has been under house arrest by the military regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Giving her the medal continues the tradition of “honoring …
After raids, refugees given jobs
Baltimore Sun, United States –
Since January, roughly 400 members of the Karen and Chin ethnic groups from Myanmar, also known as Burma, have moved into Moore County from Houston and …
Are We Nicking Ourselves In The Throat?
Hartford Business –
My bride Carol Ann and I recently visited Burma, as the United States government knows it, or Myanmar, as others now call it. Our trip was organized by the …
Myanmar Nationals in Singapore, Indonesia Vote on Constitution
Bloomberg –
Citizens of the country formally known as Burma lined up in front of their embassy in Singapore for the third day to cast ballots in an April 25-29 vote. …
Myanmar activists stage anti-junta protest in Thailand
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar is also known as Burma. A statement from the umbrella committee for a dozen dissident exile organizations said the constitution was drawn up solely …
Asia’s rainforests vanishing as timber, food demand surge: experts
AFP –
“Burma has been logged by Thai generals. And if you look at the corruption of forestry in the Philippines, it’s tied in many areas during the Marcos years …
Burma junta’s new threats over constitution
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
By Colin Hinshelwood in Chiang Mai, Thailand Burma’s military junta is taking harsh steps to ensure that a new constitution keeping it in control of the …
Economic View Freer Trade Could Fill the World’s Rice Bowl
New York Times, United States –
Burma, now Myanmar, was once the world’s leading rice exporter, but it is now an economic basket case and many of its people go hungry. …
Protest against junta at UN office
Sunday Times.lk, Sri Lanka –
The peaceful protest organized by the Myanmar Student Monk Association in Sri Lanka aimed at saying ‘No’ to the existing Myanmar military junta’s …
Myanmar to let Suu Kyi vote in May referendum
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan –
BANGKOK–The Myanmar military government has decided to allow pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to vote in a May 10 national referendum on whether to …
Evangelism in Western Post-Modern Secular Culture
Virtue Online, PA –
It has been my privilege to supervise a doctoral dissertation on the history of the Anglican Church in Myanmar, Burma. It is instructive to see how, …
Myanmar activists fear intimidation
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar’s military government has cracked down on opponents of its proposed constitution, according to the country’s pro-democracy opposition. …
Junta adopts dubious means to win support for constitution
Mizzima.com, India –
An official in Burma’s second largest city of Mandalay, who has been appointed secretary of one of the polling booths told Mizzima that while the counting …
Aung San Suu Kyi claims supporters are being beaten
Bombay News, India –
Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition, which is led by by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has claimed supporters are being beaten. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

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