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Archive for September 1st, 2008

Comparison of two different Prime Ministers

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Japan’s Prime Minister Resigns
New York Times –
By MARTIN FACKLER TOKYO – Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan abruptly announced his resignation on Monday, ending a short-lived and unpopular government marred by political paralysis.
Fukuda exit a hit to Japan stocks, bonds and yen guardian.co.uk
Japan PM resigns to avoid `political vacuum’ The Associated Press
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Thai PM Hangs on Amid Protests
ABC News –
By MARGARET CONLEY Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej remained in office today as thousands of protestors in Bangkok continued to demand his resignation,

Thailand’s political stalemate deepens Christian Science Monitor –
Thai protests spread to utilities and transportation International Herald Tribune
Top Thai union calls for strike to boost protests AFP
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 1, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Thailand’s anti-government protest enters one-week phase

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Tear gas used to disperse protesters gathered near police HQ in Prince George Citizen, Canada

Thailand’s political stalemate deepens Christian Science Monitor, MA –

MPs join protest but PM defiant New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –

POLITICS-THAILAND: Talk of Anarchy Inter Press Service, Italy –

Thai protest leader warns of looming “confrontation” available … Monsters and Critics.com –

Top Thai union calls for strike to boost protests AFP –

Lost in Transit: airport closure cost B250m a day Phuket Gazette, Thailand –

Thai protests spread to utilities and transportation International Herald Tribune, France –

Three airports in Thailand re-open Flight International –

Foreign concern Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM Hangs on Amid Protests ABC News

Thai state unions plan strike to force PM out Shanghai Daily, China –

Bomb targets police in Thai protests guardian.co.uk, UK –

Confederation of State Enterprise Labour Union threatens to strike Bangkok Post, Thailand –

More state enterprises consider to join PAD Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Tourists free to fly after Thai airport opens up China Internet Information Center|, China –

Democracy, voting and informed consent United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

Phuket and Hat Yai airports re-open amid deepening Thai crisis … MoodieReport, UK –

All board members of State Railway Thailand resign Khabrein.info, India –

Bangkok bomb raises fears of violent campaign Washington Post, United States –

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Small bomb explodes near occupied Thai Govt House Forbes, NY –

Bomb explodes near Thai government house Radio Australia, Australia

Commentary: White turns black Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Analysis: Tyranny of a minority Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM Calls for More Debate Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –

Marchers see debate as a waste of time Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Government supports rally against PAD Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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Thai Government Backers Take to Streets
New York Times –
By THOMAS FULLER BANGKOK – Thailand’s political crisis entered a more delicate and volatile phase on Sunday when government supporters took to the streets as a counterweight to the antigovernment protesters who have occupied the prime minister’s …

Thai premier rejects lawmakers calls to step down International Herald Tribune

Supporters back embattled Thai PM Aljazeera.net

Day one and they’ve got me talking like a girl, says new Thailand … Daily Mail, UK –

Thai gov promotes Thaksin classmate in military reshuffle The Post, Pakistan –

Thai leader fends off calls for his resignation The Associated Press

Bangkok tense Straits Times, Singapore –

Those stranded for the last two days leave Phuket and Krabias TODAYonline, Singapore –

Thailand’s parliament tries to defuse anti-government protests Times Online, UK –

Thailand PM urged to dissolve parilament Radio Australia, Australia –

Voices against Thai PM grow louder The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thai parliament debates protests Kuwait Times, Kuwait

Carnival atmosphere as Thai protesters dig in South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Thai PM calls in lawmakers for crisis talks South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Once again, Thailand needs its king’s help South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Stranded tourists leave Phuket after airport reopens 31/08 19:03 CET euronews, France –

Thai Premier Rejects Call for Election as Protests Continue Bloomberg –

Thai PM shuns calls for House dissolution Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand

The facts about vote-buying and the patronage system Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Counter rallies mobilise Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

It’s managing the power, stupid! Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

What’s Expected This Week Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai PBS free to report on protest as it sees fit Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 1, 2008 at 1:43 am

World focus on Burma (1 Sept 2008)

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Daw Suu holds third meeting with lawyer
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 1, 2008 (DVB)–Detained democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her lawyer U Kyi Win met for 30 minutes this morning, the National League for Democracy …

Burmese blogger conference banned
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The conference was organised by the Myanmar Computer Experts Association and was to be held at Rangoon’s International Business Centre, situated on the bank …

Mandalay puppeteers raise funds for cyclone victims
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aid donations to victims of the cyclone which swept the Irrawaddy delta area of Burma and killed more than 100000 in early May have been gradually …

Business Roundup (September 1, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Asean aspires to become an EU-like entity but that’s going to be impossible as long as member Myanmar [Burma] is controlled by a military dictatorship. …

Solo demonstrator sentenced to 2 years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
U Kyaw Ho, a National League for Democracy leader in Bassein, said Aye Win was first charged under sections 505(b) and 143 of the penal code for disturbing …

Free movie, popcorn offered at Pilgrim Congregational
Lexington Minuteman,  USA –
Perhaps one of the most beautiful anti-war movies, the Burmese Harp is set in Myanmar (formerly Burma) during World War II’s last days. …

Burma: Joe Biden and Burma
UNPO, Netherlands –
He met detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the 1990s in Rangoon. In May [2008], McCain said of the Cyclone Nargis disaster: “It does highlight the …

Between McCain and Obama, an Energy Gap
Human Events, DC –
McCain is suspicious of Beijing’s significant military buildup and its “…relations with pariah states such as Burma, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer says she’s lost weight
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to …

Lawyer meets Suu Kyi, says she is thin but well
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lost some weight but is feeling well, her lawyer said after a 30-minute meeting with her today. …

Democracy, voting and informed consent
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
Burma is an easy example; but it is also not difficult to judge whether Thailand’s elections are democratic or not. The answer is a resounding “no” if …

‘It’s not special to me’ First Monday in September not a holiday …
Waukegan News Sun, IL –
“It’s not special to me,” said Chit Po, a native of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country also known through history as Burma. “I’ve been here almost five …

Authorities ban Taunggok NLD meeting
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 1, 2008 (DVB)–Local authorities in Arakan state’s Taunggok township prevented the local National League for Democracy from holding their regular monthly …

4 Political Prisoners Expected to be Used for Forced Labor at …
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
The associate said, “They are politicians and they are supporters of the Burma democracy movement, so authorities want to give them a lesson on avoiding …

ENC: Rigged election results won’t make lawful regime

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
“Unless and until the people of Burma can freely and fairly express their true will, there can be no legitimate government.” It instead urges the people “to …

CINEMA ‘59 – Jamyang Norbu
Phayul, Tibet –
An interesting film on the conflict in Burma between the military junta and the dissident democracy movement. Ignore the contrived story of the “troubled” …

UN’s Burma envoys have been a complete failure
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The meeting would then be in the nature of a prison visit, as undertaken by UN human rights investigators in Burma. A free and frank discussion could then …

SAARC-BIMSTEC LINK COULD Help Realise Pious Goals
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
BIMSTEC’s members today consist of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand ( the original members) who have now been joined by Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar. …

7 top Asians, group receive RM Awards for 2008
Manila Bulletin, Philippines –
Other winners have come from Bangladesh, with nine; Sri Lanka, eight; Hong Kong, six; Vietnam and Nepal, with four each; Burma and Cambodia, …

There’s The Rub : Winds of change / Conrado De Quiros
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
He vows to liberalize Malaysia and turn it into a full-blown democracy. I met Anwar’s wife and daughter when they came here many years ago, seeking support …