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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm

World Focus on Burma (3 May 08)

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Aung San Suu Kyi conferred honorary Canadian citizenship
Mizzima.com, India -
By Solomon New Delhi – Burma’s pro-democracy icon and Noble Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, will be conferred an honorary …
 
Security Council notes Myanmar’s announcement on May referendum …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
Following the announcement of a referendum in Myanmar on a draft constitution this month and elections in 2010, the Security Council this afternoon noted …
RICEPEC: Thailand’s Dangerous Idea
Asia Sentinel, China -
Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej wants to bring Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia and Laos together to create a cartel of regional rice exporters. …
Kate Bosworth is Over 21
Just Jared, NY -
… Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Silverman, and others filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness about Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), …
GMA cites Thai commitment on rice bidding on Monday
Manila Bulletin, Philippines -
The cartel is proposed to be led by Thailand, and to include Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap said …
UN urges ‘inclusive, credible’ political process in Myanmar
AFP -
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously urged Myanmar authorities to ensure an “inclusive and credible” political process and …
Stars Take Part In Campaign To End Military Rule In Myanmar
CFTKTV, Canada -
Jeremy Woodrum, co-founder of the US Campaign for Burma, hopes the campaign will influence Myanmar’s government leaders. Woodrum says, “When stars speak out …
Critics: Myanmar biofuel drive uses forced labor
Hartford Courant, United States -
Myanmar is also known as Burma. The five-year plan calls for the crop to be planted on 8 million acres — an area roughly the size of Belgium. …
UN council urges political freedoms for all in Myanmar (Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com -
New York – The UN Security Council on Friday urged the military government in Myanmar to respect the fundamental political rights of all people in the …
US ignores religious oppression, federal panel says
CNN -
“In the past year, violent government repression of religious communities in China, Burma (known as Myanmar), and Sudan, among other countries, …
Have a Rice Day
Conde Nast Portfolio, NY -
Laos, Burma, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam, all big rice producers, are seen as potential members. Much of the world is facing food crises as commodity …
Burmese voices: Social action in Karen State
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland - 
‘Previously there was freedom of religion in Myanmar [Burma], and outsiders assumed that Buddhism was the only free religion. But this is not so. …
Thai cartel idea outrages rice consumers
Times Online, UK -
In the wake of mounting concern about a tripling in the price of rice, Mr Samak said that he would seek to bring together Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, …
Security Council urges inclusive and credible Myanmar referendum …
UN News Centre -
2 May 2008 – The Security Council today stressed the need for the upcoming referendum and elections in Myanmar to include the full participation of all …
Chevron reports $5.17 billion profit in Q1
Bizjournals.com, NC -
… like Myanmar (Burma), where it picked up the Yadana gas-field and pipeline that transports gas to Thailand when it bought El Segundo-based Unocal. …CVX
US President Bush Declares Burmese Referendum Based on …
Asian Tribune, Thailand -
(Begin Text) The people of Burma have long awaited the opportunity to live in a true democracy. The referendum vote scheduled for May 10, 2008 could have …
Analysts: Thailand’s rice cartel goal will face hurdles
MarketWatch -
Thailand, the world’s biggest rice exporter, wants to form a rice cartel with four other Southeast Asian countries — Laos, Burma, Cambodia, …
Referendum not free and fair: HRW
Mizzima.com, India -
By Mizzima News The ensuing referendum to approve the constitution on May 10 will not be free and fair, the Human Right Watch has said. …
OPEC-style rice cartel proposed
RTE.ie, Ireland -
Burma has resumed limited rice exports this year, mainly to South Asia, after several years off the market. The proposed group, which includes two …
UN Security Council urges credible vote in Myanmar
Reuters India, India -
By Claudia Parsons UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN Security Council urged Myanmar’s government on Friday to ensure a May 10 referendum on an army-drafted …
Burma Voter List Includes Aung San Suu Kyi
Voice of America -
By VOA News Burma has released a partial list of voters for the country’s upcoming constitutional referendum, which includes the name of detained opposition …
 
Commission says NK still country of concern on religious freedom
Trading Markets (press release), CA -
The commission recommended that the State Department also designate as countries of particular concern Myanmar (Burma), Eritrea, Iran, Pakistan, China, …
Percentage democracy?
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
Why the Bangkok Post continues to bombard and molest its readers with regular quotes by Prime Minister Samak about Burma is beyond comprehension and an …
Australia backs Bush on Burma
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia -
FOREIGN Minister Stephen Smith says Australia supports US President George Bush’s condemnation of the upcoming Burma referendum as a fatally flawed process. …
UN calls for Myanmar referendum to be inclusive
The Associated Press -
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council on Friday called on Myanmar’s military government to ensure that “fundamental political freedoms” are …
Rotary honors heroes, aids Bangladesh
YourHub.com, CO -
… a small village in the southern part of Bangladesh, which is bordered on all sides by India, except for a small border with Myanmar (the former Burma). …
UN calls for fair Burmese ballot
BBC News, UK -
By Laura Trevelyan The UN Security Council has urged Burma to ensure fundamental political freedoms are respected in the 10 May referendum on a constitution …
Vietnam may not be selling rice to RP, too
Inquirer.net, Philippines -
The report came out after the five Mekong rice producers–Vietnam, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Laos–agreed in principle to form a rice …
Militants’ answer to Mekong rice cartel: Rice dev’t bill
Inquirer.net, Philippines -
Thailand and four other members of the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean)–Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam–have reportedly agreed in …
UN Security Council urges inclusive political process in Myanmar
Xinhua, China -
UNITED NATIONS, May 2 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Friday called on the government of Myanmar to ensure an “inclusive and credible” political …
Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
Fears that cyclone Nargis would hit Bangladesh have diminished but Christian Aid is concerned by reports that the cyclone has hit Burma and is veering …

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May 3, 2008 at 4:12 am

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