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World focus on Burma (31 August 2008)

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Karen Refugees’ Rights Fall by the Wayside in Thailand
Ethical Travel News, CA –
“Thailand should raise concern about Burmese human rights violations that cause forced displacement as well as [respond] humanely to its victims seeking …

Afghanistan: Malalai Joya vs Washington’s warlords
Green Left Weekly, Australia –
Understandably, she’s been declared the “bravest woman in Afghanistan” and even compared with Burma’s Aung Sun Suu Kyi. A household name in Afghanistan …

Appeal For Open Trial
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Aung Thein, a lawyer representing some of Burma’s most prominent imprisoned pro-democracy activists, will appeal for an open trial at a hearing scheduled …

Top-Notch Exhibition
The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com, NY –
Chao titles this body of work “What Went Wrong,” alluding to the hardships of the Burmese who have experienced heightened repression by the military junta …

The ungiven gift
Boston Globe, United States –

In Burma, for example – a country isolated by sanctions and its rulers’ own obstinacy – poverty, prostitution, and a brutal human rights climate have …


North Platte Bulletin, NE –
Afghanistan is a major supplier in the international drug trade — the second-largest opium producer after Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Inner City Press, NY –
UNITED NATIONS, August 30 — Having left Myanmar six days about, after not seeing either Aung San Suu Kyi or General Than Shwe, UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari …

Film Review of ‘My Daughter, The Terrorist’
Sri Lanka Watch, Sri Lanka –
… on a much larger scale than any terrorist group: Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Robert Mugabe and the military junta of Burma and North Korea come to mind. …

Gambari ‘wasted precious time’: NLD
Mizzima.com, India –
Gambari, in his last visit to Burma last week, met NLD leaders twice, though he failed to meet detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and junta …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 31, 2008 at 6:39 am

6th Day of Anti-government Protests in Thailand

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Philip Bowring: A high-wire act in Thailand International Herald Tribune, France –

Brit Travellers In Thailand Warned Sky News, UK –

Phuket airport reopens after closure by protestors euronews, France –

Protesters threaten to close 7 airports, key road in south Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai PM Calls Parliament To Discuss Anti-Government Protests RTT News, NY –

Demonstrators still rule in Thai seat of government Australian News, Australia –

Warning over Thailand unrest ITV.com, UK –

Blame Game in Parliament Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai Premier Defiant Amid Urgent Session on Protests (Update1) Bloomberg –

Thai PM’s allies hit street as debate begins Washington Post, United States –

It’s the government and premier who caused problems : Jurin Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai PM convenes emergency session on political crisis Xinhua, China –

Australians aren’t under threat in Thailand: Smith ABC Online, Australia –

Thai PM seeks Parliament’s help in ending protests PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Thai prime minister seeks Parliament’s help Philippine Star, Philippines –

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Thai PM reiterates: Won’t dissolve House, nor resign; Parliament …
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
BANGKOK, Aug 31 (TNA) — Reiterating that he would neither resign nor dissolve the House, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said Sunday he is duty-bound to …

Thai Premier Samak Defiant Before Emergency Session on Protests
Bloomberg –
By Rattaphol Onsanit and Daniel Ten Kate Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej rejected calls for his resignation today as lawmakers met for an emergency parliamentary session to deal with protests that threaten to paralyze the …

Thai PM reiterates: Won’t dissolve House, nor resign; Parliament Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

UPDATE 1-Govt supporters mass in front of Thai parliament Reuters –

Thai Premier Samak Defiant Before Emergency Session on Protests Bloomberg –

Thai leaders call emergency session Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai prime minister seeks Parliament’s help International Herald Tribune, France

Thai PM seeks parliament debate BBC News, UK –

Samak insists he will stay, did nothing wrong Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PM holds tough in face of protest crisis Bangkok Post, Thailand –

FACTBOX-Thailand’s political crisis — what happens next? Reuters –

Thai premier: Emergency rule not needed to quell protests Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign The Associated Press –

Thai parliament to meet as protests undermine PM Reuters –

Thai Parliament to hold special session on protests Radio Australia, Australia –

Thai PM consults king over escalating protests AFP –

Thai prime minister seeks Parliament’s help PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Samak lambasts Thai PBS Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

What hurt me most is media’s behaviour: Samak Nation Multimedia, Thailand

Samak makes call-in to six-party meeting Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai democracy a work in progress Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Thousands of UK tourists trapped by Thai protests The Observer, UK

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 31, 2008 at 6:39 am

ေခြးဘီလူး သန္းေရႊ စီစဥ္၍ ဂမ္ဘာရီ ကိုယ္တိုင္ ကမာၻလွည့္ သီဆိုမည့္ ရက္(ပ္)သီခ်င္း အသစ္စက္စက္ႀကီး

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August 31, 2008 at 6:00 am

5th Day – Protest in Thailand

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On 5th day of Thai protests, a carnival atmosphere
International Herald Tribune –
AP BANGKOK, Thailand: They looked remarkably relaxed for a group that had clashed with riot police just one day earlier. The thousands of Thai demonstrators who ran Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej out of his compound looked like a crowd at a folk

Warning over Thailand unrest ITN, UK

Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign The Associated Press –

Thailand protesters break into PM office Howrah News Service, India –

Thai premier vows not to quit as protests mounts 30/08 18:54 CET euronews, France –

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch? Global Voices Online, MA –

Thai PM to hold on as protests continue Shanghai Daily, China

Teachers, Egat workers to join protests Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PAD security break into reception hall Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Coalition allies sticking together Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

POLITICS-THAILAND: Women Power Anti-Gov’t Protests Inter Press Service, Italy –

UPDATE 6-“I will never resign,” says besieged Thai PM Reuters India, India –

On 5th day of Thai protests, a carnival atmosphere International Herald Tribune, France –

Anti-government protest puts Thailand in crisis (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej stands firm Times Online, UK –

Thai PM consults king over escalating protests AFP –

Sondhi: Govt did not listen to charter warnings Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Party Calls Urgent Session as Protests Spread (Update3) Bloomberg

Thailand: Use democracy to end crisis: US Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

Thai prime minister vows to sit tight despite anti-government protests Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Thai protests broaden to air and rail closures asap News, UK

Protesters to sue police for Bt16 million damages Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

“I will never resign” says besieged Thai PM ecodiario, Spain

Thai minister to stay despite protests GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –

Thai PM says ‘wait-and-see’ on emergency rule Macau Daily Times, Macau –

Thai PM Samak refuses to resign BBC News, UK –

PAD urges more people to join rally Bangkok Post, Thailand

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BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai protesters broke into abandoned government offices Saturday in their escalating campaign to force Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej from office.
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Thai protesters break into gov’t office as PM heads to consult king AFP –

Anti-government protest puts Thailand in crisis 0401471162, others Monsters and Critics.com –

Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign The Associated Press –

‘Critical’ weekend Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Pressure grows on Thai PM after protests escalate Irish Times, Ireland –

Protesters break into Thai PM’s office The Age, Australia –

International tourists stranded at closed Phuket airport Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand

Thai Protest of Premier Stops Trains and Planes New York Times, United States –

PM to be granted an audience with HM the King at 5pm Saturday Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PAD attacks PM’s announcement Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thai Ruling Coalition Calls for Urgent Session as Protests Grow Bloomberg –

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Thai PM consults with king as protests spread
AFP –
BANGKOK (AFP) — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has met with the nation’s revered king on escalating protests that have closed three key airports and
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Anti-Government tensions rise in Thailand Small Gov Times, VA –

Thai police disperse anti-gov´t protestors CCTV, China

BMTA labor union calls for Govt’s non-violence to protesters Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Pressure grows on Thai PM after protests escalate Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

Thai PM briefs king on protests, police scuffle with demonstrators AFP –

Anti-govt protest continues on fifth day Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai-style democracy Malaysia Star, Malaysia

Mob tactics in Thailand are now pure sham AsiaOne, Singapore –

Never-ending coup guardian.co.uk, UK –

Thai democracy protests escalate Independent, UK –

Anti-democracy Protests Rock Thailand ShortNews.com, Germany

US asks Thailand to end crisis through democratic means AFP –

Protests Rise in Thailand In Challenge to Regime Wall Street Journal

Thai protest alliance not so happy with democracy The Associated Press –

Bangkok protesters raid police HQ Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Thailand’s political crisis deepens amid protests MarketWatch

Emergency on cards if Thai rioting worsens The Statesman, India –

Activists Launch Attack On Police Sky News, UK

Footage of ‘tear gas’ in Thailand BBC News, UK –

Protests against Thai government intensify 29/08 18:18 CET euronews, France –

Thailand sinks into crisis as demonstrators close airports and Times Online, UK

Thai Protest Stops Trains and Planes New York Times, United States

Thailand’s ruling coalition plans urgent debate on protest crisis The Standard, Hong Kong –

Thai rioters attack police station Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

United Kingdom of Thailand Urged As ‘PAD’ Take Goverment House Mathaba.Net, UK

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 30, 2008 at 4:06 am

World focus on Burma (30 August 2008)

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Heavy rain expected to worsen northern India floods over weekend
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
South Asia’s monsoon season typically begins in June and lasts through September, affecting Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan. …

US Department of State: Refusal of the Burmese Regime to Cooperate …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Improved relations between Burma and the international community depend on the Burmese regime taking concrete and sincere steps in this direction.

Old and new builders come together
Chicago Daily Herald, IL –
General Richard Smykal, Ralph’s father, helped build the Burma Road linking what was then called Myanmar to China during World War II. ...

3 decades of helping immigrants assimilate
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
The event will include speakers such as human rights advocate Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and Kovida U, an English Center student who is a …

Burmese days: A nation faces up to its future
Independent, UK –
The monks cannot and will not take up arms against the junta. As one monk on the Thai-Burmese border said to me last September, “To play a physically …

Union, Alliance blast Myanmar FTA
TVNZ, New Zealand –
… it includes Burma. General secretary Trevor Hanson says the deal will only be good for what he calls the “violently anti-worker regime in Myanmar”. …

Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food supplies
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burma’s detained opposition leader and democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues to refuse food deliveries, even after nearly two weeks of …

88 Gen students on trial inside prison
Mizzima.com, India –
Nyan Win, spokesperson of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy – said, “This is a continuous crackdown on political activists and …

Twenty seven children poisoned by physic nuts
Mizzima.com, India –
Dr. Kyi Kyi Thin from the Institute of Medicine 1 (IM 1) revealed this in a lecture on ‘World Crises in Food, Water and Energy’ held at the Myanmar Medical …

New Zealand- ASEAN free-trade, ‘slow motion disaster’ for workers …
Mizzima.com, India –
… on the tables of the fascist junta of Myanmar, while we get cheap products produced by slave labour in Myanmar [Burma] destroying jobs in New Zealand. …

Burmese gem sales decline as tourism slumps
Mizzima.com, India –
An official at the ‘Myanmar Gem Trading’ said the auction will be held from October 4 to October 16 and invitations have been sent to all Burmese missions …

Better half: Unconventional women in America and Asia
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
Take a look at the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner closeted for years in her home in Burma/Myanmar on orders from the evil junta. …

Press Briefing by Dana Perino
StreetInsider.com (subscription), MI –
… President’s travel to China — Olympics now over — many human rights groups are asking if President had really represented them, like Burma, Tibetans, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 30, 2008 at 3:49 am

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World focus on Burma (29 August 2008)

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India’s Myanmar Policy An Alternative Roadmap
MorungExpress, India –
At least twelve groups are believed to have bases in Myanmar. India has already provided Burma with military equipment but Burma has also requested …

Suu Kyi party: UN trip yields no results
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s main opposition party lashed out Friday at UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, saying his visits to Myanmar have failed to …

NLD Criticizes Gambari
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has slammed UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari’s mission to Burma …

Soldiers Still Watch Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The officer told The Irrawaddy that most soldiers believe that the political situation in Burma cannot improve without Suu Kyi’s involvement and that even …

Ten jailed for September 2007 protests
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aug 29, 2008 (DVB)–Ten people, including Bogalay township National League for Democracy chairman U Aung Khin Bo, have been sentenced to 30 months’ …

Public Servant Online, UK –
The complete lock-down in Tibet mirrors that of Burma, a country whose ruling junta is actively supported by the Chinese authorities, including, …

Ukraine, Russia and European stability
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Leave to one side that Russia spends a lot of time arguing in the UN and elsewhere against “interference” in internal affairs, whether in Zimbabwe or Burma. …

US ‘Deeply Disappointed’ about Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Improved relations between Burma and the international community depend on the Burmese regime taking concrete and sincere steps in this direction. …

Joe Biden and Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“As far as I know, the US government knows that they need to have dialogue with the Burmese junta,” said Aung Naing Oo, a Burmese political commentator in …

Anger in New Zealand over Deal Easing Trade with Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Free trade here will mean choice New Zealand products will serve at the tables of the fascist junta of Myanmar [Burma], while we get cheap products …

New Zealand labour union attacks ASEAN trade deal
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Hanson cited the murder of Ko Moe Naung, a Seafarers’ Union of Burma (Myanmar) organizer in the Ranong region, who he said was killed by Burmese military …

Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Indonesia’s Woman of Substance
Tempo Interaktif, Indonesia –
… former IMF director for Asia, defeated Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Prize winner who is currently under home arrest by order of Burma’s military regime. …

Suu Kyi 38th most powerful woman in world
Mizzima.com, India –
Burma’s democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the 38th most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes magazine. …

Lakelanders return from cyclone relief effort
Westmorland Gazette, UK –
Hamish Wilson and Rupert Miller travelled to Burma immediately after Cyclone Nargis struck the west coast of Myanmar on May 2 effecting over 2.5 million …

Five, last year’s protesters, arrested again
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – As news of democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s refusal to accept food supplies spreads among people, Burmese junta authorities are taking no …

Maritime Union Criticizes Myanmar Connection In Free Trade Deal
Voxy, New Zealand –
The Maritime Union has previously spoken out about the murder of Ko Moe Naung, a Seafarers’ Union of Burma (Myanmar) organizer in the Ranong region, …

Remarkable women
Asia Pacific Media Network, CA –
Take a look at the heroic Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner closeted for years in her home in Burma/Myanmar on orders from the evil junta. …

Burmese singer highlights junta abuse
Radio Australia, Australia –
In the west we have Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Billy Bragg but in Burma, there’s Moon Aung, a folksy-pop protest singer. His concerts feature on-stage …

US lashes Burmese junta’s refusal to cooperate with UN
The Standard, Hong Kong –
The US said it was “deeply disappointed” that Burma’s military regime failed to cooperate with United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who visited the nation …

Russia, China Alliance Weakening Over Georgia
New York Sun, United States –
By Staff Reporter of the Sun | August 29, 2008 UNITED NATIONS — An alliance between two of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, …

Burma’s Activists Still In Prison
Voice of America –
According to the human rights group Amnesty International, there are still more than two-thousand political prisoners in Burma. And there seems to be no end …

Gecko Fossil Discovered In Amber
OPB News, OR –
It’s embedded in a piece of amber unearthed in Myanmar that dates back some 100 million years. Researchers say it’s possible the gecko ran into a resin pit …

Ancient geckos Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Former Amherst resident goes global: Qing Zhang joins Nobel group …
Amherst Bulletin, MA –
In July and August, she joined activist/actress Mia Farrow and eight women who have won the Nobel Prize on a trip to Sudan and Burma, countries with close …

When the military takes power
Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt –
In Myanmar, historically Burma, the military has ruled for more than 45 years after toppling the civilian government of Prime Minister U Nu in 1962. …

People Against Democracy
New America Media, CA –
Thailand is not a Republic but is governed by a monarchy backed by a military junta (as in Burma). These protests represent another military coup, …

Refugee’s new home comes into focus through new lens
Tampabay.com, FL –
Mai Ra Hay was born in Myanmar, a military-led nation once known as Burma, bordered by China, Thailand and India. He was an infant when his family fled …

UK: Foreign Secretary David Miliband speech in Ukraine
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Leave to one side that Russia spends a lot of time arguing in the UN and elsewhere against “interference” in internal affairs, whether in Zimbabwe or Burma. …

US concerned about detained Suu Kyi’s diet
USA Today –
State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters that Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in the military-run country, also known as Burma, …

Refusal of the Burmese Regime to Cooperate with the United Nations
US Department of State, DC –
Improved relations between Burma and the international community depend on the Burmese regime taking concrete and sincere steps in this direction.