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World focus on Burma (24 November 2008)

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India-Burma holds another round of bilateral talks, India –
But, he said, India should look into longer terms and implement a policy that would nurture democracy in neighbouring Burma, which in turn would be a new …

Burma: Rangoon strengthens trade ties with India
آكي, Italy –

India is Burma’s fourth largest trading partner, after Thailand, China and Singapore. Meanwhile the country is continuing its crackdown on democracy …, India –
The Asia Human Right Commission (AHRC) during a consultation meeting concluded on Sunday called for the release of Burma’s Supreme Court advocates Khin …

DQ Entertainment concludes licensing deals with broadcasters
Business of Cinema, India –
… rights for the TV Series Casper’s –Scare School for India, and non exclusive rights for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma and the Maldives….

Another changing of the guards for Burma’s junta, India –
Burma’s rulers have announced that they will hold a general election as part of their roadmap to democracy and will allow the winning party to assume power …

Nuclear Disarmement and Demilitarization
Center for Research on Globalization, Canada –
… and an inability to cope with natural disasters like the cyclone in Myanmar/Burma and the earthquake in China – much less global climate change. …

40 Burmese given prison terms of up to 65 years, blogger gets 20 … –
Now is definitely the time for the South African Government to consider changing its stance towards Burma (Myanmar). The people of Burma have been suffering….

Woodland Travels taken over by Htoo Company, India –
Pyinoolwin botanical garden is the best forest reserve in Burma which with diverse and rare flora and fauna. According to the Myanmar Tourism Corporation, …

Eighteen More Political Prisoners Transferred
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG Another 18 political prisoners were transferred from Rangoon’s Insein Prison to remote prisons around Burma on Monday, and family members are …

NLD marks National Day
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Nov 24, 2008 (DVB)–The 88th Burmese National Day was marked at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Rangoon and in other towns in central Burma …

General Assembly approves Burma resolution, debate intensifies, India –
by Mizzima News The United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee on Friday approved a draft resolution on the human rights situation inside Burma, …

Eighteen More Political Prisoners Transferred
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG Another 18 political prisoners were transferred from Rangoon’s Insein Prison to remote prisons around Burma on Monday, and family members are ..

A Coup Against Than Shwe
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
It is probably fair to say that these moderate forces within the military, whoever they are, are not necessarily supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi or the …

Two Taiwan drug dealers sentenced to death in east China
Xinhua, China –
Police told the court that the dealers bought 39 parcels of heroin from Burma in early September and sold four of them for 400000 yuan (60000 US dollars) in …

Are you still buying a blood diamond?
Commodity Online, India –
Before the blood diamond scenario emerged, it was known that Burma’s military junta survived by trading in rubies. And it is not a mean figure. …

Feast bridges culture gap in church merger
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
Myanmar is the name for the country formerly known as Burma. But the influx of members has breathed new life into the First Baptist Church, whose membership …

He’s ‘prophetic and poetic’
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
His past influences those he serves through the program, Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull said. McGill doesn’t try to hide his criminal history, …

No activities planned by exile groups during ASEAN Summit
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) also told SHAN that the group was not planning any activities and any campaigns during the summit, according to Nang Yen, …

Burma needs a pragmatic solution, India –
Burma, the official added, was going to be a democracy in its own way. The international community has since continuously recognized the NLD’s commitment to …

At least 15 activists transferred to remote prisons, India –
He also said that he learned from family members that NLD member Tun Tun Naing was sent to Meiktila prison, ‘All Burma Federation of Students Union’ (ABFSU) …

Bush’s Legacy in India
FrontPage, CA –
… allowing the Chinese more freedom of action in Southeast Asia, where it is the main source of support for the military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma). …

Opposition holds National Day celebration, India –
… of Myanmar, Senior General Than Shwe said that some foreign powers were trying to intervene in Burma’s domestic affairs by exercising neo-colonialism. …

Zarganar and U Gambira jailed for over 40 years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Nov 24, 2008 (DVB)–The Burmese regime has continued its crackdown against activists, handing down a 45-year sentence to Zarganar and extending monk leader U …

The Freedom Challenge
Washington Post, United States –
The regime negated the results, and the league’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest for most of the time since. …

Myanmar lawyers’ convictions criticised
Legal Business Online, Australia –
By George Beveridge | Monday, 24 November 2008 The jailing of Burmese pro-democracy lawyers has been criticised by an association concerned for the …

Burmese writer joins husband in exile in Thailand
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
“I initially decided to stay inside Burma for as long as I could, even after my husband had gone into exile. But when they [the authorities] hinted that …

More environmental initiatives
The News International, Pakistan –
Do the Indian and Burmese economies have the capacity to deal with such a refugee situation? To what extent are developed countries, whose emissions over …

Myanmar Explorations and Sovereign Rights of Bangladesh
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –
… of Myanmar remains yet inflexible on its earlier position. Burma cannot unilaterally go ahead with the exploration in the disputed sea blocks. …

Rice lauds GMA: You are US’ best friend, Philippines –
Rice also expressed appreciation for the Philippine position on Burma (Myanmar). “There’s only one doing this (in Asia),” she said. …

A journey across the Ground Zero of global warming
Huffington Post, NY –
India is already building a border fence to keep them out; I can’t imagine the country’s other neighbour – Burma – will offer much refuge. …

PAD set to launch ‘king taksin operation’
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
King Taksin was the great king who liberated Ayutthaya from Burma but is not related to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, PAD’s sworn enemy. …


Thailand: PAD anti-government protesters begin self proclaimed “last battle …

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Protests cancel Thai parliament session
CNN International –
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched on Thailand’s Parliament Monday morning, causing lawmakers to postpone their session fearing violence, said House speaker Chai Chidchob.

Thai protestors have government on the run – Summary Earthtimes (press release), UK

Buses Hijacked In Bangkok Rally Sky News, UK –

Thai shares fall 2.87 per cent on political turmoil
Monsters and –

Thai parliament shut as protesters cut off electricity This is London, UK –

PAD moves to Don Mueang, declares victory Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Protesters at Thai Parliament for ‘final showdown’ The Associated Press –

PAD declares victory after House session postponed Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Ministers flee as protesters move on temporary Govt House Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PAD pulls plug on police HQ, surrounds gov’t offices Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai protesters surround parliament for ‘final battle’ AFP –

Anti-government protesters besiege the Parliament Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai protesters surround Parliament in showdown The Associated Press –

PAD anti-government protesters begin self proclaimed “last battle Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

EXCLUSIVE-Thai PM says will not resign, expects no coup Forbes, NY –

Thai protesters wage ‘final battle’, Qatar –

UPDATE 1-Thousands of Thai protesters be Life Style Extra, UK –

PAD besieges Parliament Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai protesters begin “final” march to oust government Reuters –

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Bangkok showdown
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Observers welco…
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PAD’s Chamlong…
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PM: Only drafte…
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 24, 2008 at 3:36 am

The General Than Shwe Poetry Competition – ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊ ကဗ်ာၿပိဳင္ပြဲ

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To raise awareness, why not enter the General Than Shwe Poetry Competition and spread the word over here:

Monday, November 17, 2008

The General Than Shwe Poetry Competition

The ShadowLands is delighted to announce the Senior General Than Shwe Poetry Competition in support of Saw Wai and Nay Phone Latt. To get the ball rolling, The ShadowLands offers two modest examples of what we are looking for – Ahem:

The person of Senior General Than Shwe
Looks like an obese chimpanzee
Has had sex with an elf
Or maybe himself
And created some monstrosity.

and this:

There once was a persistent murmur
that General Than Shwe, that old life affirmer
was planning a wedding
to give his daughter a bedding
to experience what he’s done to

Any further entries are more than welcome in comments.

Margo’s Maid


Boy on a bike said…

Breakfast for Senior General Than Shwe
Is not accompanied by coffee
He does have a cup
And he does fill it up
But it’s a pint of his own wee

November 17, 2008 11:11 PM

Margo’s Maid said…

Outstanding, thanks BOAB!

November 17, 2008 11:34 PM

Antares said…

Hard to resist when offered the opportunity to compose political limericks. Let’s see…

Hello and ahoy there, General Tan Shwe…
Stop playing with your pistol now and look at me.
So do you know who I am,
You putrid hunk of ham?
Too late to panic, I am Death,
and you shall die at the count of three!

November 23, 2008 6:31 AM

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ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊအေၾကာင္း စပ္ဆိုတဲ့ ကဗ်ာၿပိဳင္ပြဲတခု လုပ္ၾကဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္းထားတဲ့ Margo’s Maid’s ShadowLands ရဲ႕စိတ္ကူးပါ။ အဂၤလိပ္ဘာသာနဲ႔ ကဗ်ာကို စပ္ႏိုင္သလို ျမန္မာဘာသာနဲ႔လည္း ၿပိဳင္ပြဲသပ္သပ္ လုပ္လို႔ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္စရာ ရွိပါတယ္။

ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊရဲ႕ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာကို ထိခိုက္က်ဆင္းေစတယ္လို႔ စြပ္စြဲခံရၿပီး ေထာင္က်သြားတဲ့ကဗ်ာဆရာ ေစာေဝနဲ႔ ဘေလာ့ဂါ ေနဘုန္းလတ္တို႔ကို ေထာက္ခံတာျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ဆိုပါတယ္။

သူတို႔ႏွစ္ဦးရဲ႕ ေျပာင္ေျမာက္တဲ့ စာေပအႏုပညာ၊ မတရားမႈကို တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ရဲတဲ့ သတၱိ၊ လြတ္လပ္မႈကို ျမတ္ႏိုးတဲ့ ဆႏၵ၊ အမွန္တရားဘက္က ရပ္တည္လိုတဲ့ ခံယူခ်က္၊ အမ်ားအက်ဳိးအတြက္ အနစ္နာခံတတ္တဲ့ ပါရမီ၊ လူထုအၾကား ထိထိေရာက္ေရာက္ လုပ္တတ္တဲ့ နည္းလမ္းေတြေၾကာင့္ သူတို႔ကို ႏိုင္ငံတကာက သိရွိလာၾကပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ ေထာင္က်ခံရတဲ့အေၾကာင္းလည္း ႏိုင္ငံတကာမွာ ဟိုးေလးတေက်ာ္ ျဖစ္ေနပါေတာ့တယ္။ သူတို႔ကို ဂုဏ္ျပဳထိုက္စရာ နည္းလမ္းေကာင္းေတြကိုလည္း ရွာေဖြေနၾကပါၿပီ။

ျမန္မာဘေလာ့ဂါေတြအေနနဲ႔ မိမိတို႔ ဘေလာ့ဂ္ေတြမွာ ဖိတ္ေခၚ ကဗ်ာၿပိဳင္ပြဲ၊ စာစီစာကံုးၿပိဳင္ပြဲေတြကို အခါအားေလ်ာ္စြာ က်င္းပေပးႏိုင္ၾကမယ္ဆိုရင္ “အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ ဆန္႔က်င္ေရး” လူထုႏိုးၾကားမႈကို ထိထိေရာက္ေရာက္ ႏိုးေဆာ္ေပးႏိုင္စရာ ရွိပါတယ္။