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Archive for August 31st, 2008

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 …

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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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Source: Dr Aung Chun’s email

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 31, 2008 at 6:00 am