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World Focus on Burma (28 April 08)

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Would-be Burmese voters start to despair of getting an invitation
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –
But as the clock ticks closer to the May 10 ballot in Myanmar, Mr Aung, like hundreds of Burmese nationals in New Zealand, has given up hope.

Burmese in Ottawa: Vote ‘No’ to Referendum
Epoch Times, NY –
By Pam McLennan On May 10
Burma‘s citizens will vote on a referendum to either accept or reject the constitution drafted by the SPDC (State Peace Democracy

Top Asian News at 6:30 am GMT
TMCnet –
as a ploy to help
Myanmar‘s ruling junta keep its grip on power. The demonstrators, organized by the Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma,

Burma to let Suu Kyi vote in May referendum
Independent-Bangladesh, Bangladesh –
The Burmese military government has decided to allow pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to vote in a May 10 national referendum on whether to endorse a

Monday, May 5
International Herald
Tribune, France
1824 – British troops take over
Rangoon, Burma — now Myanmar. 1862 – Mexican army defeats invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla. ..

Myanmar nationals in Singapore signal ‘no’ as they wait to vote
AFP –

SINGAPORE (AFP) — About 500 Myanmar nationals in Singapore wore shirts displaying the word “no” as they waited Sunday to vote in a referendum on a new

MANY wore red T-shirts and caps printed with the word “No”.
TODAYonline, Singapore
Up to 1000
Myanmar citizens lined up yesterday outside their country’s embassy in Singapore to vote in a referendum on a military-backed draft Constitution,

the wicked slight of indifference
CanadaEast.com, Canada
for Aung San Suu Kyi, the activist who will join the group when she is free of government-imposed house arrest in
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

One Billion Dollars Allowed Afghan Rebels to Defeat the Soviets
Salem-News.Com, OR –
The new Rambo movie highlights the problem in Burma today, also known as Myanmar, where political oppression is operating at extreme levels, thus keeping a

Junta likely to control Internet connection sector-wise
Mizzima.com, India –
An official from the Myanmar Communication Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Mizzima that the government is likely to divide internet

Overseas Burmese Protest Constitution
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The demonstrators, organized by the Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma, chanted slogans against the May 10 referendum.

Burmese embassy in Singapore extends polling days
Mizzima.com, India –
The Burmese embassy in Singapore on Monday announced that it will extend the period for polling on the country’s draft constitution, as several Burmese

UNSC Deadlocked on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS The Security Council remains deadlocked on a presidential statement on Burma even as diplomats of the 15-member UN body met

Burma’s PM to visit Thailand this Week
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAI SILP Burma’s Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein is expected in Thailand on Tuesday for a three-day official visit that will focus on reaching a

AB Dışişleri Bakanları toplanıyor(ingilizce)
ABHaber, Belgium –
Starting at 10.00, the Council will focus on external relations, including Burma/Myanmar, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and the Middle East.

A Year In Review: Destination Hucktown?
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun, NY –
This year changed that, as monks began protesting in September of 2007 in Myanmar (known as Burma back in my day) against the oppressive military government

New Documentary Exposes Brutal Military Campaign Against Karen
PR Web (press release), WA –
Although press reports continue about the ongoing military rule in Burma, also referred to as Myanmar, few are aware of the brutal campaign by the Burmese

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 28, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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