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World focus on Burma (15 October 2008)

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Two Names Tipped for Burma’s post-2010 Presidency
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Under the junta backed constitution, the president of Burma will be chosen by the parliament, a quarter of whose members will be appointed by the …

Burma Campaign UK Urges Cotton Traders to Stop Trade
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Meanwhile, Myint Soe, the chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association, said Burma’s vital garment industry could suffer factory closures and …

Local Authorities Deny Chin Villagers Food Aid
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Tuesday, a representative of the Chin National Council, an exiled human rights group, said that the Chin villagers in question …

India-Myanmar trade and investment talks
Newspost Online, India –
During the talks, Ramesh will take up the issue of expanding trade centres along the 1600-kms India-Myanmar border. At present, Moreh in Manipur is the only …

The Burmese Trader
Pattaya People, Thailand –

Mr. Ram aged 25 from Myanmar (Burma) found himself taken on the morning of the 15 th October from his regular spot on Walking Street where he was caught …

Better Living Through Chemistry
Strategy Page –
For decades after World War II, most of the heroin came from the remote Burma (now Myanmar)-China border area. But both of those nations eventually cracked …

CSW welcomes Shadow minister’s call for action on Burma
ChristianToday, UK –
… asking for “clear benchmarks for the Burmese junta and deadlines for meeting them”, starting with the release of political prisoners and for an end to …

Mizzima websites down for several days due to hacking attempts
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Burma’s military junta, which has sent several IT specialists for further training in Russia and other parts of the world, has imposed a ban on Mizzima’s …

Financial Crisis Could Hit Burma’s Textile Industry
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP RANGOON — Burma’s vital garment industry could suffer factory closures and layoffs because orders are sharply down because of the continuing global …

Child Soldiers
Vision Insights and New Horizons –

Today there are child soldiers in many nations around the world, including the Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Uganda, Myanmar (Burma) Sudan, Iraq, …

Category-3 Cyclone Nargis made this clear when it hit Burma’s Ayeyarwady Delta in May 2008. The storm brought fierce winds and a 12-foot storm surge that …

Thai Woodworking Industry Exploits Burma Migrants (press release), New Zealand –
If the worker knows his rights, then the owners believe they will have less profit. Is there any smuggling of wood over the border from Burma? …

In Defense of Difference
Seed Magazine, NY –

One of these so-called “megadiversity” hotspots sits on the borderlands of Burma, India, and China, in the tropical forests of the Eastern Himalayas. …

Wild cat parts trade is growing in Burma, United Kingdom –
They included parts of at least 107 Tigers and all the eight species of wild cats found in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …

Tiger, Wild Cat Body Parts Sold in Myanmar Markets, WWF Says
Bloomberg –
The country formerly known as Burma, ruled by the military since 1962, is perceived as the second-most corrupt of 180 states surveyed this year, …

Opinion/EDITORIAL: North Korea’s delisting
Asahi Shimbun, Japan –
In 1983, a bombing blamed on North Korea killed or injured many South Korean government officials during a visit to Myanmar (Burma) by then South Korean …

Brisk trade in tiger parts in Myanmar, says WWF
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is plagued with corruption, and was ranked in September as one of the world’s two most corrupt nations by watchdog group …

Parts from 107 Tigers on open sale in Myanmar
Wildlife Extra, UK –

Skin and bones, teeth and claws from some 1200 wild cats were observed in Myanmar’s wildlife markets during 12 surveys undertaken by TRAFFIC, the wildlife …

Where writers work under fear of arrest
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand –
It’s a year since the monks marched in Myanmar (Burma), leading protests against the military government’s removal of fuel subsidies, which doubled the …

SF Bay Area Democrats Mark Gandhi’s Birthday
San Leandro India West, CA –
… influenced by him, including King, Burmese revolutionary Aung San Suu Kyi, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. …

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma opposition leader, on domiciliary arrests since 1989, has been visited by an oculist doctor. Nobel Peace Prize suspended last …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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