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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm

World focus on Burma (18 August 2008)

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New Talks In Myanmar

Vatican Radio, The Vatican –

Mark Farmaner is the Director of the Burma Campaign in the UK. He says that hopes of a breakthrough in negotiations are low.

Gambari’s visit has created no political breakthrough: Burmese …

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League fro Democracy – on Monday said it welcomed another round of visit by the United Nations …

Aung San Suu Kyi in another rare meeting with lawyer

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday was allowed another meeting with her lawyer, Kyi Win, …

Burmese MPs in exile call for ASEAN support

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… for the Philippine and other ASEAN governments to censure SPDC for its human rights violations and suppression of democratic forces in Burma,” he said. …

Support athletes, but not China

Ukiah Daily Journal, CA –

The military junta in Burma is still in power to this day, despite strong and continuous resistance by the people of Burma, because of China’s support. …

Six killed in a landslide in Upper Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

“The heavy and incessant rainfall in Mogoke has been on for about three months now and started even before Cyclone Nargis hit Burma. …

A Cambodian woman swims with her cattle to higher ground. Photo: Reuters

Flooding has also hit parts of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos as well as Burma, where waters rose in the Irrawaddy Delta, still recovering from a cyclone that …

Five Taunggok activists jailed for 8 August march

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… including members of the 88 Generation Students group, the All Burma Federation Of Student Unions and the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network, …

Daw Suu receives visits from lawyer and doctor

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… League for Democracy leader is intended to create a positive impression for United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who arrives in Burma today.

Gambari Arrives in Burma

United Nations special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari speaks during an interview on February at the United Nations information center in Tokyo. (Photo: Reuters)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Rangoon on Monday for a five-day trip to Burma. …

UN envoy visits Myanmar Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –

UN envoy makes another visit to Burma Radio Australia, Australia –

UN Envoy Begins Burma Visit Voice of America –

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Six Die and Thousands Flee Torrential Rain in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Last Saturday, the state-run Myanma Ahlin newspaper reported that the floods hit areas of Rangoon and the Irrawaddy delta, where Cyclone Nargis left a …

Nobel Peace Laureates Offer a Message of Hope on America’s Most …

PR Newswire (press release), NY –

The ten core issues that the Nobel Peace Laureates have designated for projects include: — Ending racism and hate — Social justice and human rights for …

Myanmar Gem Sellers Disregard US Ban

Israel Diamond Portal, Israel –

Myanmar, (formerly Burma), produces almost 90% of the world’s rubies and is a leading international supplier of other gems and jade. …

China’s iron Olympic grip starts to

Times Online, UK –

They rejected criticism of their policies on Darfur, Burma and Zimbabwe, brushing aside foreign demonstrators complaining about Tibet. …

Bridging the gap: Myanmar refugees and members of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church enjoy a game Sunday. The children threw themselves into the games, but language gaps slowed interaction between adults.

… Nationalities Christian Fellowship, a congregation of immigrants, most of them refugees, from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country once known as Burma. …

A Burmese woman deals her Jade stones with a shopkeeper at the Jade market June 15, 2003 in Mandalay, Myanmar. The country generates a considerable income from the mining of precious stones mostly from the northern part of Myanmar. Its a government run mo (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Although both European countries and the United States have placed severe restrictions on the import of gems from Burma (also called Myanmar), …

AtHoc IWSAlerts Achieves “Positive Military Utility” Rating by US …

PR Web (press release), WA –

… joint military forces also used AtHoc IWSAlerts in preparation for relief efforts when Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, Burma in May. …

Suu Kyi meets lawyer on eve of UN envoy visit: spokesman

AFP –

A protester carries a photo of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON (AFP) — Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer on the eve of a UN envoy’s visit to push Myanmar’s …

UN envoy begins Myanmar reconciliation mission

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Myanmar’s capital Monday on a five-day mission to promote national reconciliation and …

UN envoy in Myanmar amid waning hopes for reform

International Herald Tribune, France –

With little to show from his previous five missions to the former Burma, hopes of a breakthrough on Gambari’s sixth visit are low. “Frankly, we don’t expect …

Severe Flooding Hits Burma and Neighboring Countries

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP BANGKOK — Severe flooding triggered by torrential rains has struck areas of Burma still reeling from Cyclone Nargis, a state-run newspaper said …

A boy played in flood waters yesterday at a shop east of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Officials there said the flooding of the Mekong River was the worst in memory.

A boy played in flood waters yesterday at a shop east of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Officials there said the flooding of the Mekong River was the worst in memory. (Reuters)

Flooding has also hit parts of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos as well as Burma, where waters rose in the Irrawaddy Delta. The delta region is still recovering …

UN special envoy arrives in Myanmar

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The visit is Gambari’s fourth since last year to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where he has been handed a mandate by the UN to deal with the country’s …

UN special envoy visits Myanmar for reconciliation efforts

Xinhua, China –

18 (Xinhua) — United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived here Monday on a re-visit to Myanmar to goon with UN’s efforts for the country’s …

Letter from Rangoon

New Yorker, United States –

Soldiers about to close off access to Rangoon’s Sule Pagoda, during the protests of September, 2007. Increasingly, dissidents are questioning the utility of direct confrontation with the government. Photograph by Christian Holst.

Soldiers about to close off access to Rangoon’s Sule Pagoda, during the protests of September, 2007. Increasingly, dissidents are questioning the utility of direct confrontation with the government. Photograph by Christian Holst.

… “Aung San Suu Kyi is the new leader of our country. American troops will come liberate us.” But Suu Kyi—the daughter of the general who led Burma to …

Australia helps refugees rebuild their lives

TamilSydney.com, Australia –

‘There are more than 40 000 people in the Mae La refugee camp, mostly people of Karen ethnicity who faced persecution by the Burmese military junta,’ …

Junta allows Suu Kyi to meet with lawyer again

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

YANGON, Aug 18 (Kyodo) – Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed Sunday to meet with her lawyer for the second time in 10 days, …

Begging won’t save Burma

Boston Globe, United States –

Nowhere has that failure been more flagrant than in Burma, where a vicious military junta continues to deceive and defy the world body. …

China undeserving

Press & Sun-Bulletin, NY –

The military junta in Burma is still in power, despite strong and continuous resistance by the people of Burma, because of China´s support. …

Burma opposition lauds UN visit

BBC News, UK –

Aung San Suu Kyi and Ibrahim Gambari (March 2008)

Mr Gambari met Aung San Suu Kyi in March but not key military leaders

By Brenda Marshall Burma’s National League for Democracy has said it hopes a visit by the UN’s special envoy will revive talks between its detained leader …

Moral lessons

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… cited as models of moral courage peace advocate Mahatma Gandhi, human rights leader Martin Luther King, and Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Myanmar party hopes envoy visit will revive talks

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Myanmar party hopes envoy visit will revive talks

Myanmar party hopes envoy visit will revive talks – © AP

Gambari last visited Myanmar in March, a trip he described as a disappointment. Although he was allowed to meet Suu Kyi he had no access to senior junta …

Hopes for talks on Burma democracy

Scotsman, United Kingdom –

BURMA’S main opposition party said yesterday that it hopes a visit today by a United Nations special envoy will help restart talks between the pro-democracy …

Myanmar activists sentenced to prison for protest commemoration march

JURIST –

[JURIST] Officials of Myanmar opposition group the National League for Democracy (NLD) said Sunday that the government has sentenced five of its members to …

NLD hopes Gambari’s visit will revive talks with junta

Daily Times, Pakistan –

YANGON: Myanmar’s main opposition party said Sunday that it hopes a visit this week by a UN special envoy will help restart stalled talks between …

The new gold standard

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

… missing the opening rites in Beijing as a protest against the Chinese government’s continuing support of the military junta in Burma or Sudan. ..

Myanmar opposition hopes UN envoy’s visit will spur talks

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: The main Myanmar main opposition party said Sunday that it hoped a visit this week by a special envoy from the United Nations would help …

Detained Suu Kyi meets lawyer as release speculation grows

Monsters and Critics.com –

Yangon – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been permitted a rare meeting with her lawyer, the second this month, giving rise to speculation …

Wife of Solo Protester Arrested in Arakan

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

The poster contained writing demanding the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. “He wrote a sentence on the poster that read, ‘Our mother Daw Aung Suu Kyi must …

For Australia foreign aid, like charity, begins

The Age, Australia –

Since May, Australia has given more than $55 million in the aftermath of Burma’s cyclone Nargis and more than $2 million to China’s earthquake recovery. …

Musharraf announces his resignation

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After Musharraf’s exit, joy and challenges

Christian Science Monitor –
Pakistan’s unpopular president resigned Monday, leaving a divided government to pick a successor and face other mounting problems.

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Musharraf announces his resignation

International Herald Tribune –

By Jane Perlez and Tom Rachman ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Facing the threat of impeachment, President Pervez Musharraf announced Monday that he would resign, saying the charges against him were false but that he would step down for the sake of his nation.

Video: Musharraf Resigning to Avoid Impeachment

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Musharraf may quit after address to nation (Second Lead)

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Speculation over Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation reached a feverish pitch Monday with some officials saying he …

Pakistani leader defies threats of impeachment

Seattle Times, United States –

President Pervez Musharraf, facing impeachment, scheduled an address to the nation today, and it was widely speculated that he would resign. …

Pakistan’s Musharraf to address nation Monday

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to resign in the face of possible impeachment, planned to address the …

Royal Saudi No to Musharraf for refuge

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad , Aug 18 (ANI): After the US refused to offer Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf an asylum after being ousted, or stepping down, the Presidential …

Musharraf urged to resign before Pakistan MPs begin impeachment

guardian.co.uk –
Pakistan’s parliament is set to put forward today or tomorrow a motion to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, who has so far stubbornly resisted intense pressure to resign.

Musharraf is defiant as he clings to power in Pakistan
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Jane Perlez ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan showed continued defiance to threats of impeachment Sunday, saying through aides that he …
Pakistan edges toward impeaching Musharraf
The Associated Press –
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ruling coalition finalized impeachment charges against President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday and a government minister …

Pakistan Coalition Finalizes President’s Impeachment Charges
Voice of America –
By VOA News Members of Pakistan’s ruling coalition met Sunday to put the finishing touches on the list of impeachment charges against embattled President …
Exit Musharraf?
Newsweek –
Khalid Tanveer / AP Time to Go? A recent poll says 75 percent of Pakistanis have no confidence in Musharraf By Fasih Ahmed and Ron Moreau | Newsweek Web …
Rice says US asylum for Musharraf ‘not on the table’
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday that granting asylum to embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is not …

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Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, take part in a demonstration as they shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf as they take part in a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Protesters against President Pervez Musharraf marched toward the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

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Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly for Musharraf to Quit

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf's spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment.

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf’s spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment. (Anjum Naveed – AP)

Mr. Musharraf lost more ground in his struggle to stay in office, as lawmakers in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding he step down.

UNDER PRESSURE:Shazia Aurangzeb, a legislator in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province’s assembly, ripped a poster of President Pervez Musharraf as she chanted slogans during the assembly session in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday.

In an image from PTV via APTN Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says on a national television broadcast Monday Aug. 18, 2008, he will resign to avoid an impeachment battle with Pakistan’s ruling coalition that would harm the nation. (AP Photo/APTN)

A Pakistani seller listens the address of country’s President Pervez Musharraf at an electronic shop in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Aug.18, 2008. Musharraf says he has decided to resign to avoid an impeachment battle that would harm the nation’s interest. His exit would end a presidency both aided and hobbled by U.S. support. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan People Party (PPP) activists protest against President Pervez Musharraf

Jamaat-e-Islami activists chant slogans against Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf has been a key US ally ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington

Pervez Musharraf (left) had been pressure to quit before the ruling coalition launched impeachment proceedings

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans and hold banners against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Pakistan’s ruling coalition took another step Sunday toward impeaching President Pervez Musharraf, finalizing the charges to be launched against the former army strongman if he refuses to resign. Musharraf is holding out against enormous pressure to quit from foes who swept February elections and relegated the stalwart U.S. ally to the political sidelines. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 18, 2008 at 2:11 am

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