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World focus on Burma (18 October 2008)

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Zarganar’s family anxious about his health
Mizzima.com, India –
The prisoners can’t expect other medicines, ” Teit Naing, Secretary of the Thailand based Association of Assistance to Political Prisoners – Burma’ (AAPP-B) …

Remote Lands Takes The “Rough” Out Of “Roughing It” With Luxury …
Emediawire (press release), WA –
Globetrotters can explore the most remote and wild regions of Mongolia, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma) and China while camping in complete comfort with Remote …

Pressure sought on Myanmar over aid
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
There should be an independent system to monitor and evaluate aid distribution to ensure that it reaches the right people,” Khin Ohmar of the Burma …

UC Riverside hosting film festivals that spotlight Asian experience
Press-Enterprise, CA –
Films from Vietnam, Thailand and Burma will be included in the supernatural film festival. Immigrants and students will be able to relate to the stories of .

ECONOMY: Threat of ‘Major Global Recession’ Tied to Bird Flu
IPS, Italy –
… Iran, Israel, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The disease has affected chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks. …

Burma earns $175M in sale of gems despite US embargo
CBC.ca, Canada –
Organized by the Mines Ministry, the event is a major revenue earner for Burma, also known as Myanmar, which is one of the biggest jade and gem producing …

Booters face Myanmar
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
… sixth international match against Myanmar, who had won big in the 70s when they were Asia’s one of the top teams under their old name Burma. …

Myanmar Gem Auction Nets $175M
Diamonds.net, NY –
The most recent government sale of gemstones in Myanmar fetched about $175 million during a two-week auction, which ended October 16. …

Enrolment steady but unbalanced
Langley AdvanceNews, Canada –
A number of refugee families from Myanmar (also known as Burma) have been resettled in Langley by the federal government. The number of their children …

Jade and gem sale earns Myanmar $175 million
The Associated Press – 22 hours ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has earned more than $175 million (130 million euros) from its latest government-sponsored sale of gems, despite a US ban on …

Vincent Kavaloski: The unfinished human rights revolution
The Capital Times, WI –
Persecuted dissidents in such places as Zimbabwe, Burma, Tibet, Iran and Iraq appeal to the enumerated “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the …

Christian cemetery being razed in Myitkyinar
Mizzima.com, India –
by Myo Gyi Ruili – Ignoring fervent appeals by Christian church leaders, the Burmese military junta authorities in Myitkyinar, Kachin State continue to raze …

Powerplay behind newest Cold War
cafebabel.com, France –
Empirical evidence shows that authoritarian regimes aren’t necessarily externally aggressive – for example, the dictators in Burma – and that democracies …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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