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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (9 November 2008)

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Myanmar removes rig from disputed waters: Bangladesh
AFP –
DHAKA (AFP) — Myanmar removed a rig from a gas-rich stretch of the Bay of Bengal on Sunday after Bangladesh sent warships to protest against exploration in …

Myanmar, Daewoo withdraw from disputed Bay waters
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –
Dhaka, Nov 9 (bdnews24.com) – Myanmar has pulled out vessels of the disputed waters in the Bay of Bengal where it has been drilling for oil and gas and the …

Arroyo to fly to US Monday night
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Such issues included “climate change, food security, poverty reduction, the future of the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), human rights in Burma, …

Bangladesh says Myanmar vacating disputed sea patch
Reuters India, India –
By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh said on Sunday that Myanmar has started withdrawing oil and gas exploration equipment from disputed waters in …

Tension along Bangladesh, Myanmar border, China counsels talks
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Dhaka/Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Bangladesh and Myanmar massed troops on their tense border over a row over oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal, …

Myanmar says Daewoo will continue exploration
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP YANGON, Myanmar: Daewoo International Corp. has completed its oil and gas exploration in contested waters in the Bay of Bengal and will drill elsewhere, …

Bangladesh-Myanmar border standoff
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Bangladesh’s border guards have been placed on high alert after reports that Myanmar strengthened its security along the 270km land border between the …

Myanmar moves gas exploration work to another offshore block
Xinhua, China –
9 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has moved its natural gas exploration work from an offshore block AD-7 to another offshore block A-3 after claiming that successful …

EDITORIAL: The plight of Myanmar
Washington Times, DC –

The heart-wrenching poverty in Myanmar is another stinging indictment of the current repressive and isolated military regime. Myanmar, formerly called Burma …

Burma Lifts Ban on Rice Exports
Voice of America –

The storm devastated Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta in May. Burma’s military junta imposed the export ban because of concerns the country would not have enough …

Life in Burma: an expatriate’s point of view
The Japan Times, Japan –

One of the funnier segments focuses on the official newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar. He writes, “The propaganda is laid on so thick that you wonder …

Children in Burma: Money for Molasses
Washington Times, DC –


Burma – or Myanmar, as it is now known – is achingly poor. Although rich in natural gas, oil and sapphires, the Southeast Asian nation is among the …

DHAKA (AFP) — Bangladesh has deployed more troops along its border with Myanmar, a military official said late Saturday, as tensions between the two …

Burma Imprisons 2 More Pro-Democracy Lawyers
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burma’s High Court sentenced two lawyers from Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party Friday to four months each in prison for contempt of court. …

Daewood-Myamar Suspends Oil Exploration in Bay of Bengal
Associated Content, CO –
The firm was hired by Burma which is officially called the Union of Myanmar.The problem lies in the fact that the waters of the Bay of Bengal contain …

Shreekant Sambrani: Obama’s global challenge
Business Standard, India –
American threats of boycotts and sanctions do not seem to work even against the disaster-prone tinpot dictators of Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Myanmar building up troops on border
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
Tension between Bangladesh and Myanmar intensified Friday as Myanmar started reinforcing border troops after talks in Myanmar over disputed waters in the …

Tension at Myanmar border
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
MYANMAR yesterday moved troops along Bangladesh border heightening tension. On November 1 it sent four warships and started exploration of oil and gas …

Pullout of Warship is on Myanmar Moves Troops Along Eastern Border
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –

Bangladesh apparently avoided a naval confrontation with Myanmar through diplomatic initiatives and also safeguarded its sovereignty in territorial waters, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 9, 2008 at 2:32 am

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