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World focus on Burma (13 September 2008)

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Exiled Burmese monks dream of new uprising
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

There are also unconfirmed reports that Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader and Nobel peace prize winner who has spent much of the past 20 years …

Newspaper: 2 bomb blasts in central Myanmar kill 2
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
The military, which has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962, has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms.

Explosion northeast of Yangon, two dead, ten wounded
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The Burmese junta has granted a few of the requests made by Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be allowed to receive letters from her relatives, …

Burma arrests 420 drug traffickers
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma arrested 420 drug traffickers last month as it seeks to show that it is cracking down on the narcotics trade. The world’s second-largest opium …

Center organized to assist refugees
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
That is why groups that serve refugees, especially those from Myanmar, formerly Burma, were called together to try to better coordinate services and seek …

Myanmar nabbed 420 drug traffickers in August–state media
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
YANGON — Myanmar arrested 420 drug traffickers last month, state media reported Saturday, as the world’s second-largest opium producer sought to show it …

Myanmar blames “insurgents” for deadly bomb blasts
Reuters –
The military, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, often points the finger of blame at anti-government dissident groups, comprising ethnic armed …

Marauders’ memories
The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com, MI –
… about the unit’s formation and its strenuous mission to cripple supply lines by capturing the only Japanese airfield in Burma, now known as Myanmar. …

Making a Killing
ZNet, MA –
Chinese military hardware is shipped regularly to Burma, including the 2005 supply of 400 military trucks to Myanmar’s army. Chinese military exports went …

American Revolutionary
Wall Street Journal –

A Burmese exile asked Mr. Sharp to write a short primer on nonviolent struggle. The result was “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” which was initially …

UN envoy defies call to scrap Burma mission
Financial Times, UK –
By Harvey Morris at the United Nations Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations special envoy to Burma, said on Friday he would continue his role of mediator …

A Monk Remembers
Radio Free Asia, DC –
Nearly one year after the Burmese uprising, a leading monk says the struggle will go on. A leader of the All Burma Monks Union, U Zawana, explained in an …

“Heretic” Bloggers Risk Execution Under Iran’s New Restrictions
NewsBlaze, CA –
Through its annual human rights reports, the State Department has criticized Internet censorship in Burma, China, Cuba, Iran and other countries. …

Remembering Burma’s Saffron Revolution
Radio Free Asia, DC –
In the newspapers, like the Myanmar Ahlin [New Light of Myanmar], it was reported that political activists in Pakokku and the media conspired and made up …

Mittraphap Highway cut by floods
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… lower north and the central provinces will move towards Burma, while a strong southwest monsoon remains over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf. …

Suu Kyi wins concessions
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
THE Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has wrung concessions from the ruling generals – family letters and some news magazines, her lawyer said …

Myanmar’s colonial-era Strand Hotel in Yangon well preserved
The Canadian Press,  Myanmar –
Before the Second World War, the Strand was reserved for “whites only,” but during the Japanese occupation of Burma – as Myanmar was formerly known – it …

Indonesia has been described as the bring, between Myanmar’s Eastern neighbors and Westerners who speak of freeing Burma. So after Friday’s meeting, …

THE BLINDNESS OF BIGOTS
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
… whom decency and democracy comes first, even before patriotism (which is why I abhor what we are doing in [promoting a military dictatorship in] Burma). …

Burmese Court Sentences 10
Radio Free Asia, DC –

Burma’s military has ruled the country without interruption since 1962. The NLD, led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won a general election in 1990 but …

Refugee office planned
News Sentinel, IN –
… office will pay for three employees to help Burmese – who have fled their junta-ruled homeland now renamed Myanmar – with self-sufficiency skills, …

UN envoy says it’s time for Myanmar to release political prisoners
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
UN Special envoy Ibrahim Gambari says it’s time for Myanmar leaders to release political prisoners and resume dialogue with opposition leader Daw Aung San …

Politics pulled back from the brink… for now
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
There are other cases, like the scandalous decision to grant government loans from Thailand to the Burmese junta, which would in turn buy equipment from …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 13, 2008 at 2:31 am

Day 19 – Thai politics pulled back from brink.. for now

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Democrat: New PM could be nominated next week Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai ruling party considers new candidates for PM International Herald Tribune, France

Thai ruling party set to name PM nominee: candidate AFP –

Democrats not being opportunistic by nominating Abhisit as new Thai PM Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai ruling party to name PM choice Monday: candidate AFP –

Democrat Party believes new Thai PM could be nominated next week Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai ruling coalition begins search for new PM Reuters –

Somchai, Sompong are candidates for PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Two Different Political Animals Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

And the next Thai PM is? Straits Times, Singapore –

PAD to spread new political ideology prior to PM election date Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Samak should not return Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘State of Emergency’ order must go: Weerasak Phuket Gazette, Thailand –

PAD wants coalition parties to revise their roles Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Police worsen traffic Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak steps aside after embarrassing no-vote Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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News Analysis Power of the People Fights Democracy in Thai Protests
New York Times –
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK – It looks a lot like a “people power” revolution, the kind of brave and joyous pro-democracy uprising that has toppled dictators from the Philippines to Serbia.

Still no solution Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Business leaders exult as Samak signals exit Bangkok Post, Thailand –

A battle of wits, then the game called off Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘Gang of four’ politicians get first taste of defeat Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Rules of democracy or laws of nature? Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak Steps Down As Thai Political Crisis Remains Tense Forbes, NY –

Retailers want voice on laws Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP waiting for Senate elections to restore 1973 Constitution … The News International, Pakistan –

Asian Currencies Post Weekly Decline as Investors Sell Equities Bloomberg –

First taste of fish stomach soup Vail Daily News, CO –

Deserted by allies, Samak bows out
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

The paradoxes of democracy Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Samak to step down Straits Times, Singapore –

A look at candidates for Thailand’s next premier The Associated Press –

Why Samak’s removal solves little BBC News, UK –

Shared premiership would help cool tensions Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PPP needs Senate majority to make Constitutional amendments: AGP The News International, Pakistan –

Politics pulled back from the brink… for now Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 13, 2008 at 1:32 am