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World focus on Burma (19 August 2008)

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Voters and officials punished for ‘No’ votes

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… while wards inhabited by the authorities and the pro-junta Union and Solidarity and Development Association members have been given 24-hour electricity. …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The message appeared on July 19, Burma’s Martyr Day. The signboard, about 10 X 4-feet, is located on Suu Kyi’s property and can be read from the street in …

International Insurance Companies Leave Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

We strongly condemn all insurers that remain involved in our junta-run country. They help keep the generals in power and condemn Burma’s 50 million people …

Gambari has Big Agenda during Visit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The UN envoy met with Burma’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win on Monday in hope of continuing the stalled talks between the junta and pro-democracy leader Aung …

President Bush’s Pre-Olympics Speech in Thailand

UNC Chapell Hill –

He recalled responses to natural disasters such as the 2004 tsunami and the recent cyclone in Burma. Bush examined, but not in depth, the ongoing political …

Missing Links: The Hypocrisy Audit

Foreign Policy (subscription) –

… of that regime does not mean that the United States should feel constrained from pressuring the tyrants of Burma to abandon their murderous ways. …

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. …

Junta benefits from regional economic tug-of-war

Mizzima.com, India –

China and ASEAN hope to have the world’s largest FTA in working order by 2010 – though ASEAN’s less developed countries, including Burma, are not slated to …

Burma’s Annual Natural Gas Sales Rise 25 Percent

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP RANGOON — Burma’s natural gas sales soared nearly 25 percent to US $2.5 billion in the financial year through March, official statistics seen Tuesday …

Africa: ICC – Will Imposed Justice Solve Continent ‘s Problems?

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

Only lawyers can really believe that law and politics are two discrete domains: the average person in the street is quick enough to make the connection …

Myanmar natural gas exports jump 25 pc

Economic Times, India –

YANGON: Myanmar’s natural gas exports rose by about 25 per cent to $2.5 billion in the fiscal year ending in March, official statistics showed on Tuesday. …

Gambari’s mission kicks off to little fanfare

Mizzima.com, India –

Inside Burma, the state run press, New Light of Myanmar, attached no visible importance to the proceedings of the Special Advisor. Coverage of his first day …

Combating opium in Afghanistan

ISN, Switzerland –

Even the military dictatorship regime in Burma got into the act, claiming the arrest of over 300 traffickers and multiple opium seizures during the month of …

Looking For Trouble

FrontPage magazine.com, CA –

Democracy is not an ideology–it’s a technique for political organization that uses elections as a tool. Today, we Americans are at our worst (and most …

UN envoy tours Myanmar cyclone zone

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari toured Myanmar’s cyclone-struck delta Tuesday while on a mission to push the junta to re-open talks with detained …

Land of Promise: Refugees rely on faith

Amarillo.com (subscription), TX –

He’s now among some 700 refugees from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), Somalia, the Sudan and elsewhere who have moved to the Texas Panhandle since the …

Wall Street Journal –

Mr. Sitagu Sayadaw was born in 1937 in a small town in central Myanmar, then known as Burma. At age seven, he entered the local monastery to study, …

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –

Kyaw Phyoe had been on an inspection trip on the Thai-Burma border since 16 August. He also charged the kingdom of employing the anti-junta Shan State Army …

Zimbabwe crisis a disgrace: Asmal

SABC News, South Africa –

He says Zimbabwe and Burma are examples of countries where passive resistance has failed. Asmal was speaking in Johannesburg last night at the 100th …

RNC: Exporting the “Miami Model” to St. Paul

OpEdNews, PA –

Given that two former top advisers to Republican nominee John McCain have ties to the military junta in Burma, we’ll know where to look first. …

CWS emergency situation report #2: 2008 Tropical Storm Kammuri

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

-Flooding has struck parts of Myanmar (Burma) still trying to recover from Cyclone Nargis, the May storm that killed anywhere between 84000 and more than …

UN envoy begins five-day visit to Myanmar

UN News Centre –

18 August 2008 – The top United Nations envoy to Myanmar kicked off his five-dray trip to the Asian nation today by meeting with Foreign Minister U Nyan Win …

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

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UN, Myanmar resolve aid currency problem

Daily Times, Pakistan –

With little to show from his previous five missions to the former Burma, hopes of a breakthrough on Gambari’s sixth visit are low. reuters.

See images of Burmese currencies BELOW.

Investing in his neighbors: A former dentist helps fellow refugees …

Trading Markets (press release), CA –

Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, also known as Myanmar, in May — killing up to 130000. Employing a well-respected, well-educated member of an immigrant community …

Aung San Suu Kyi (L) holds talks with Ibrahim Gambari in March 2008

YANGON (AFP) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari met Monday with Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win, state media said, shortly after he arrived in Yangon on a mission …

Amnesty International, Freedoms Many Voices…Art, Music, Education…

Gather.com, MA –

One strong effort is their support of the plight of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma). …

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Two kinds of Myanmar currencies in use at the same time

Myanmar “Kyat”

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 19, 2008 at 2:40 am

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