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World Focus on Burma (30 April 08)

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Myanmar / Burma: Musicians are being arrested
FreemuseDenmark –
“Two months after the violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, arbitrary arrests continue unabated as part of the
Myanmar [Burma] government’s

LTTE’s global network suffers setback
IndiaPost.com, CA –
has its front organizations now operating from countries that also include India, Botswana, Burma, Cambodia, Denmark, Germany, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,

Albania Press ‘Partly Free’
BalkanInsight.comSerbia –
The world’s worst-rated countries include
Myanmar (Burma), Cuba, Libya, North Korea, and Turkmenistan. In 2007, Eritrea joined the ranks of these

Weekly Business Roundup (April 30, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLIAM BOOT Economic sanctions against Burma’s military government by the European Union were expanded when EU foreign ministers met this week.

Visiting junta PM’s destination off-limits to the media
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
by admin — last modified 2008-04-30 11:05 Maximum security has been “bestowed” to Prime Minister Thein Sein and his entourage, who are on a 3-day visit to

Thailand, Burma Wrap Up Business Deals
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein’s visit comes one month after Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej visited
Burma. Thein Sein is scheduled to return to

Myanmar says Aung San Suu Kyi to remain under detention – Thai PM
Hemscott, UK –
BANGKOK (Thomson Financial) – Myanmar will not release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said Wednesday after talks

Referendum, the Burmese junta imposes early and rigged voting
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
With the excuse that on May 10 a day of work will be lost, together with a day’s pay, soldiers are forcing village inhabitants to vote early and for the

Myanmar’s spoiled vote for democracy
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – On May 10, Myanmar holds a national referendum on a new constitution, a charter which very few of the military-run country’s

Suu Kyi to be “kicked upstairs”: Samak
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be kicked upstairs to be above the politic when the junta-ruled country run the process to quasi-democracy,

Thai PM jokes that neighbor Myanmar’s draft constitution offers a
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand’s prime minister joked Wednesday that neighboring Myanmar is striving to become a “50 percent democracy” because the ruling

Thailand, Myanmar sign gas production, anti-drug agreements
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
BANGKOK, April 30 (TNA) — Thailand and its neighbour Myanmar Wednesday signed agreements on natural gas production in the Gulf of Mataban and on joint

Junta directs tour operators to monitor tourists
Mizzima.com, India –
The letter, a copy of which is with Mizzima, said, Burma is conducting a referendum to approve its draft constitution on May 10.

Shortages may drive Burmese refugees to seek work
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Sally Thompson, deputy director of Thailand’s Burma Border Consortium, an alliance of non-government organisations, said the consortium recently sent an

Visiting burma pm offered help
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday offered assistance for
Burma‘s coming constitutional referendum to his visiting counterpart Thein Sein,

Thai PM says Myanmar’s Suu Kyi detention is “OK”
International Herald Tribune, France –
After a meeting in
Bangkok with his counterpart from military-ruled Myanmar, Lieutenant-General Thein Sein, Samak said the former Burma‘s ruling generals

Burma Authorities Planning Internet Cut-Off – Agency
RedOrbitTX –

An official from the Myanmar [Burma] Communication Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Mizzima that the government is likely to divide …

EU urges international arms embargo on Myanmar
Reuters –

LUXEMBOURG, April 29 (Reuters) – The European Union called on Tuesday for an international arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta and warned of tougher …

EU extends Myanmar sanctions for another year
ForbesNY –

LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The European Union on Tuesday extended its sanctions against the regime in Myanmar for another year, adding that the measures … 

Acquiring human rights abuse
CSR Asia, China –

… The Human Cost of Energy: Chevron’s Continuing Role in Financing Oppression and Profiting From Human Rights Abuses in Military-Ruled Burma (Myanmar), … 

EU Extends Burmese Sanctions, Calls for International Arms Embargo
Voice of America –

By VOA News The European Union has extended sanctions against Burma‘s military government and has called for an international arms embargo. … 

More anti-govt armed group members surrender in Myanmar
XinhuaChina –

The Ywet-Sit-led SSA-S and the ABSDF, along with two other anti-government organizations — the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) …

Thailand backs Myanmar constitution
Aljazeera.netQatar –
Thailand ‘s foreign minister has welcomed Myanmar ‘s upcoming referendum as a “step towards democracy” for the military-ruled country while hosting an …

EU extends sanctions on Burma
Thaindian.com, Thailand – … will intensify its close consultations with memebrs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members and other neighbours of Burma/Myanmar, …

US Oil Major Complicit in Abuses – Rights Lobby
RINF.COMUK –

The local partner was the Myanmar Gas and Oil Enterprise, an affiliate of Burma’s energy ministry. The mounting human rights violations at the time was … 

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 30, 2008 at 7:15 am

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