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Archive for September 3rd, 2008

World focus on Burma (3 September 2008)

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Daw Suu’s lawyer disputes regime account of meeting
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported on the meeting, stating that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had had her request granted to meet her lawyer for 55 minutes …

Aung San Suu Kyi honoured with Dundee freedom award
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s imprisoned pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been honoured with the ‘Dundee freedom award’ for her courageous struggle to …

Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to meet her doctor: Junta media
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s state controlled media on Wednesday said detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to meet her family doctor, …

Vershbow Calls for More Attention to Human Rights
코리아타임즈, South Korea –

“There are many Koreans who will support taking a principled position on Burma’s (Myanmar) human rights record, the treatment of North Koreans in China and …

Burma Expects Better Power Supplies After Hydro Plant Completion
RedOrbit, TX –
The plant is being built under a joint venture with a consortium of Chinese companies and Myanmar’s Department of Hydroelectric Power under the Ministry of …

Legal group calls for an end to forcible disrobing of monks
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 3, 2008 (DVB)–The Burma Lawyers’ Council has demanded that the junta abolish state law 20/90 on religious organisations and stop the practice of …

David Cameron: Democracy should be the work of patient craftsmanship
Conservatives.com, UK –
Liberal – because I believe in freedom, human rights and democracy, and I want to see more of these things in our world. But Conservative, because I believe …

Suu Kyi Continues Legal Battle
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, met with her lawyer yesterday to discuss a legal challenge to the ruling junta’s decision to …

Ceasefire groups pressured to surrender within 2009
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
There was a rumor that the Burma Army suspected Maha Ja group of having contacts with the anti-junta groups WNA and Shan State Army-South (SSA). …

Gambira to Snub Military Court
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The military authorities’ bloody crackdown left at least 10 persons dead, although human rights groups claim up to 31 protesters may have been killed while …

Military backs embattled Thai government, for now
Vancouver Sun,  Canada –
… the system used by Indonesia’s former dictator president Suharto before he was ousted in 1998, and that being proposed by the military junta in Burma. …

Suu Kyi’s refusals indicate anger over slow reform
The Associated Press –
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 …

Suu Kyi rejects junta meeting: report
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to meet with the junta’s liaison officer and declined a visit from her personal physician, …

Monk Leader Requests Trial Under Buddhist Law
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
His lawyer, Aung Thein, is insistent that the military junta does not have a case against the monk leader. “There is no law in Burma forbidding persons from …

Anderson: Is our democracy healthy?
University Daily Kansan, KS –
… that entity is a democracy is like asking someone to refrain from criticizing the actions of North Korea or Burma because they’re not democracies. …

The True Test For Turtle Bay’s Burmese Connection
Wall Street Journal –
The opposition, led by the National League for Democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won more than 80% of the vote in that 1990 election, …

City freedom ceremony for Suu Kyi
BBC News, UK –
Burma’s pro-democracy leader will not be able to attend because she has been under house arrest since 2003. In total, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has spent …

The man who would be president
The News – International, Pakistan –
Pakistan’s economy, the second-worst performing after Burma in Asia, cannot afford messed-up governance. Five, what systems are in place to making …

Refugee children’s artwork on display at ASU Museum of Anthropology
Arizona State University, Tempe –
Painted by youngsters from Burma to Burundi, the images on canvas and paper illustrate the scope of refugee children’s heartache, as well as their hope. …

Burma: More than 39 activists arrested, and 21 imprisoned during …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Ko Tate Naing, the secretary of the AAPP, said that even though UN high level representatives visited Burma to try to solve the problems of human rights …

Thai doctor gives free limbs and self-respect
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Soon, his noble work reached as far as areas in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). He also invented an apparatus that could …

Mounting concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
There is mounting concern round the world over reports of Noble Peace Laureate and Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi continuing to refuse food …

Can the Army really play the role of peacemaker
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
… they held scores of people hostage, including Burmese diplomats and their families, demanding that the Rangoon junta release all political prisoners. …

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Day 9 – Thai crisis runs deep

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Thai protest continues as foreign minister quits InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

A briefing on the crisis in Thailand Socialistworker.co.uk, UK –

Threat of strikes after unions join protesters New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –

Thai Protesters Defy Premier’s State of Emergency
Washington Post –
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Watchdog wants SAR to upgrade Thailand warning The Standard, Hong Kong –

Profile: Thailand’s PAD MWC News, Canada –

Carnival Atmosphere in Bangkok, Despite Emergency Decree Voice of America

Shopping, music at focal point of Thai protest Reuters –

Thai prime minister in increasingly tight corner Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –

Cal-Comp ‘Unaffected’ by Thai Riots Circuits Assembly, GA –

Crisis? What crisis, ask backpackers in Bangkok Reuters UK, UK –

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Thai government tries to shut down 400 websites
guardian.co.uk –
Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology Ministry sought court orders yesterday to shut down about 400 websites and advised internet service providers to block 1200 sites it considers a danger to national security or disturbing social order

Video: Thai Protesters Remain Defiant, Vow to Fight On AssociatedPress

Thai workers ignore anti-democracy strike Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Protesters demand cabinet resignations; people’s voice in new Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

What Do Thailand’s Protestors Want? TIME –

Thailand faces internal and international conflict Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK

Thailand faces public sector strike PRESS TV, Iran –

Divided on emergency decree Straits Times, Singapore –

PAD seizes Phuket provincial hall, closes provincial offices Mathaba.Net, UK –

Poll: Respondents split 50:50 over State of Emergency Decree Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thailand democracy at risk Toronto Star,  Canada –

Thai capital stand-off continues BBC News, UK –

Bangkok in state of emergency as ‘coup’ riots flare Irish Independent, Ireland –

Bangkok: public sector on general strike, anti-government protests AsiaNews.it, Italy

The Demonstrators Continue Their Blockades in Bangkok ScandAsia.com, Thailand

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Bangkok strikes fall flat, but protests drag on
Washington Post 
By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – A strike by public sector unions to pile more pressure on Thailand’s prime minister had little impact on daily life in Bangkok on Wednesday, a day after emergency rule was imposed to quash anti-government

Thai army chief balks at protest crackdown Reuters

Thai leader faces challenge in streets and courts International Herald Tribune

Bangkok: public sector on general strike, anti-government protests AsiaNews.it, Italy –

No end to Thai crisis despite emergency RTT News, NY –

Thai ambassador downplays rallies Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

Army Chief meets with military officers Thaindian.com, Thailand –

University presidents call on PM to dissolve House of Representatives Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai protests go on despite emergency Business Day, South Africa –

Five Crucial Steps for Ending Crisis Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Samak’s Shaky Hold on Power Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –

Thai gov’t allays international community concerns Radio Australia, Australia –

Japan, South Korea, Now Thailand Has Problems ABN Newswire (press release), Australia

Sondhi gives first hint of compromise Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PRESS DIGEST – Thai newspapers – Sept 3 Reuters –

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Thai army chief balks at protest crackdown

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By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai soldiers would not use force to evict protesters occupying the prime minister’s office, army chief Anupong Paochinda said on Tuesday despite a state of emergency giving him the power to do so.

Thai leader faces challenge in streets and courts International Herald Tribune, France –

Thai protesters flout premier’s state of emergency The Associated Press

Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes AFP

Sondhi gives first hint of compromise Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai protestors get help from utilities and airline workers South Korea News, South Korea –

Another bitter lesson that may get us nowhere Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

We will die for the King Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Thaksin’s long shadow guardian.co.uk, UK –

Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes AFP –

Army cracks down on rioters Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Thai premier’s declaration brings little difference to most of Bangkok Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Prime minister’s lawn becomes a battleground for old-school Thais Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Leading article: King and country Independent, UK –

Thai army pledges restraint Straits Times, Singapore –

Thailand must resist mob rule Financial Times, UK –

Thailand PM struggles to keep order as crisis deepens The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thai protesters vow to defy emergency decree South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Thai unions throw support behind protesters ABC Online, Australia –

Thailand: Emergency measures hit freedom of speech Amnesty International UK, UK –

Thailand Thailand’s army chief says he will not use emergency powers euronews, France –

Thais skirt media crackdown, for now Hollywood Reporter, United States –

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