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Bomb exploded on a bus in Burma; 7 killed (13-10-2008)

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Pickup truck explodes in Burma
Independent Online, South Africa –
CNG has become a popular alternative fuel in Myanmar/Burma to benzine and diesel this year, in the face of rising oil prices. – Sapa-dpa.

Myanmar bus blast kills 7 passengers, preliminary findings show …
英文中國郵報, Taiwan –

The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly called Burma, since 1962 and has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms.

Seven killed in Burma bus blast
The Australian, Australia –
SEVEN people were killed and one was injured when a bus exploded in Burma’s main city Rangoon early today. The blast occurred about 2.30am local time as the …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 13, 2008 at 10:22 am

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World focus on Burma (16 September 2008)

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Suu Kyi accepts first food delivery in a month
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader has accepted two deliveries of fresh food supplies after rejecting such offerings for the past month, …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi accepts food deliveries
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to ..

Daw Suu accepts food deliveries
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 16, 2008 (DVB)–National League for Democracy spokesperson U Nyan Win said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has begun receiving food deliveries again after refusing …

11 Sakharov Prize winners call for the immediate release of …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Human rights organisations put the number of political prisoners in Burma at about 2000. They include Win Tin, a journalist held since July 1989. …

Thailand prepared to lead Asean, despite barbs
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
His comment is somewhat vicious and can be compared with those of former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who said Burma should be kicked out of …

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers
MorungExpress, India –
Investigators say Thaksin wrongly ordered the Exim Bank to increase a three-billion-baht (89.6-million-dollar) loan to four billion baht, so that Myanmar’s …

Undeterred: The People’s Desire
Mizzima.com, India –
The AAPP in its press statement said that in August 2008 alone Burma’s ruling junta arrested 39 activists and continued to detain at least 21 of them, …

Harnessing the Power of Pop Culture
Feministe –
Jeremy Woodrum, a founder of the group, believes Myanmar is near the top of the list of global priorities, even in a world full of troubles. …

After 10 years, what next for the CRPP?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
When we joined, we had many hopes; we would try to form a parliament by joining hands with our ethnic brothers and build a peaceful Burma with love and …

Junta releases 70 year old Tin Tin Win
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burmese military junta authorities on Monday released 70 year old Tin Tin Win, mother of a student activist, after detaining her for four days. …

KNU denies causing mine blasts
Mizzima.com, India –
The New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece claimed that bomber, Saw Yar Ko (a) Saw Yangon was arrested on information from people. …

Burmese activist gets Human Rights award
Mizzima.com, India –
The most prominent political prisoner in Burma is pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 19 years. …

Burma seeks help to revive cyclone-affected rice region

Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s junta is seeking foreign help for seeds and fertiliser to revive its main rice-growing region, devastated by Cyclone Negris last May. …


YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted food rations for the first time in a month, an official said Tuesday, …

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Burmese Activist Arrested (Nilar Thein)
Radio Free Asia, DC –
She had been in hiding since the junta suppressed widespread protests that began in August 2007 and came to be known as Burma’s “Saffron Revolution. ..

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New arrest warrant for Thaksin
United Press International –


… was for his failure to appear in court for a hearing on a bank loan granted to the Myanmar government during his regime, the Thai News Agency reported. …

New arrest warrant for ex-PM Thaksin Khabrein.info, India –

Fresh arrest warrant for Thaksin The Press Association –

Another arrest warrant issued for Thaksin ABC Online, Australia –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin Independent Online, South Africa –

New arrest warrant issued for ex-PM Thaksin Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

MOST E-MAILED RTT News, NY – Thai Court Issues Another Arrest Warrant For Ex-P.M.

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Activists and member states discuss ASEAN rights body
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aung Myo Min, director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, attended the ASEAN meeting and said there was debate between nations on the source …

Impractical trade policy hits Burmese manufacturers hard
Mizzima.com, India –
Such businesses are irresponsible socially, ethically and environmentally in Burma, the academic added. However, the ruling junta when it comes to the …

Regional Workshop on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to Be …
MedIndia, India –
… Burma, Bhutan, China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timur-leste. …

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70-year-old woman arrested and missing
Mizzima.com, India –
Most of the leaders of 88 Gen Students are now hiding but are circulating statements to the Burmese community by emails. Mizzima cannot reach them for their …

Burma arrests rebel over cafe bombing
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
BURMA has arrested an ethnic rebel fighter over the bombing of a video cafe that left two dead, state media reported today, warning that insurgents could be …

On their way to ‘Bawa Kawng’
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI –
It’s why some 60 members of the Burmese community in Battle Creek — political refugees of the totalitarian regime in their Asian homeland, …

[AFP] The Australian parliament has heard that the continued detention of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is a “major impediment” to any …

Censor Board tightens screws
Mizzima.com, India –
The print media in Burma is incurring heavy losses due to the overcautious and stricter censorship. The publishers of print media in Burma have to submit …

Iowa students among leadership graduates
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA –
Full scholarships will be offered to up to five orphan students from China’s earthquake and Burma’s cyclone disaster areas with the hope they can gain …

McCain and Obama on China
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, WA –
Both say they will press China to lean on such allies as Burma, Iran and Sudan. One side note to all this, while much of the world is mesmerized by the US …

Plainclothes Informers Planted in Sittwe
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Sittwe: Arakan State capital Sittwe has become a major city in the opposition movement against the Burmese military junta due to government misrule in the …

Myanmar’s Junta Eases Restrictions on Opposition Leader Under …
New York Times, United States –
… May 2003 she has rarely been allowed to see visitors outside her gated, guarded compound in downtown Yangon, the main city in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Myanmar warns against more bomb attacks in Yangon
Xinhua, China –
… Light of Myanmar, the bombers, sent by the organizations including the Kayin National Union (KNU) and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), …

US: Congress Acts to Prosecute Recruiters of Child Soldiers
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
… 2008 will permit the United States to prosecute foreign military commanders who recruit child soldiers abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. …

Five Activists Win Human Rights Watch Awards (Bo Kyi for Burma )
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
(New York, September 15, 2008) – Five brave and selfless advocates of human rights from Burma, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan have been …

A Caribbean Burma
Voice of America –
When a cyclone devastated Burma this spring, that country’s famously secretive military junta refused to allow Western aid groups to enter the country to …

Burmese Activists Petition for Seat at the United Nations
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
Burmese in exile are challenging the legitimacy of the military junta this week at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, claiming the repressive ..

Restrictions Eased on Burmese Opposition Leader
New York Times, United States –
“I share the frustration many feel with the situation in Myanmar,” he said. “We have not seen the political progress I had hoped for. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 16, 2008 at 1:20 am

World focus on Burma (14 September 2008)

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The Asian century still a long way off
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
“The Thais, all they care about is money, nothing else,” one Burmese acquaintance told me in Rangoon, despite never having been to Thailand. …

Aung San Suu Kyi meets doctor amid health worries: witnesses
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for several hours with her physician Sunday, witnesses said, amid worries for her …

Myanmar loosens some strictures on Aung San Suu Kyi
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Seth Mydans BANGKOK: Myanmar’s military junta will allow the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to receive letters from her two sons as well as some …

Nobel laureate from Iran urges against military action
Los Angeles Times, CA –
… up political pressure on the military regime to democratize the nation and free Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader and 1991 Nobel laureate. …

Rambo-type people less likely to survive disasters!
Entertainment and Showbiz!, India –
To reach the conclusion, Gonzales reviewed miraculous tales of survival from catastrophes like the Burmese cyclone, September 11 attacks and the Boxing Day …

Newspaper: 2 bomb blasts in central Myanmar kill 2
The Associated Press –
The military, which has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962, has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms.

Resources center will aid refugee influx
WTHI, IN –
Some of its programs will be specifically for refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Thousands of refugees from Myanmar have resettled in Fort …

Beloved Leader would be mourned by more than those in North Korea
Sunday Herald, UK –
… event of Kim’s demise – think a military-style junta along the lines of that seen in Burma – there would be inevitable tensions over the nuclear issue. …

Climate change challenges
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
In December last year I visited Bangladesh and met people who had lost their homes, their possessions and in many cases their loved ones in Cyclone Sidr. …

Man sets out to retrace his ancestor’s trek around the world …
Chicago Sun-Times, United States –
Tempas, who has been in touch with the State Department, will skip Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, because of political unrest. …

Suu Kyi to appeal to Myanmar junta for her release: lawyer
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will soon submit her first-ever personal appeal for release to Myanmar’s ruling junta, …

India ‘must not show weakness to China’
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
On India’s eastern flank, China has allied with Burma’s military regime and begun constructing another deep water port on the Bay of Bengal. …

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September 14, 2008 at 1:48 am

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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September 13, 2008 at 2:31 am

World focus on Burma (31 July 2008)

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Private donations for cyclone victims in Burma petering off

Mizzima.com, India –

Rangoon – Three months after the killer cyclone lashed Burma’s coastal regions, survivors said aid from private donors is slowly petering off, …

Expose backers of Burma’

PRWeek UK, UK –

‘People know how brutal the Burma regime can be after coverage of the revolution and Cyclone Nargis,’ he said. ‘They want to know why it is still in power. …

Canadian Trade Controls For US Companies Doing Business In Canada

Mondaq News Alerts (subscription), UK –

Canada’s Burma sanctions program, the most aggressive elements of which came into effect in December 2007, is a case in point. …

2008 Beijing Olympics: China Blames USA

Sports-Odds.com, FL –

… were made after the US House of Representatives passed a resolution, by 419 votes to one on Wednesday that attacked Beijing history of human rights. …

Bomb explodes in Mudon, no casualties

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – A small bomb on Wednesday night exploded at the telecommunication office in Mudon of Southern Burma’s Mon state, sources said. …

Weasels bow to China’s will

Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –

Giving the Games to China would in fact help human rights, the IOC said. China would be forced to open up and be nice. I mean, those nice Chinese leaders …

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar). …

Awareness campaign on Burma’s August uprising in Delhi

Mizzima.com, India –

… of Burma the activists will be conducting a conference; a photo exhibition of protests in September last year and the recent devastation by Cyclone …

China and the West: parallel worlds

The Age, Australia –

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar)”. …

Bush Heads to Asia For Olympic Games, Talks

Voice of America –

Mr. Bush is expected to shift focus in Thailand to another world trouble spot – neighboring Burma. “Our message is the United States believes in democracy …

THAILAND: Thaksin’s Wife Gets Jail Term For Tax Fraud

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

‘’It was a fair trial and the decision rendered by the court was fair,’’ Somchai Homlaor, a Thai human rights lawyer, told IPS. …

Eritrea “Has Become One Big Jail,” Activist Says

NewsBlaze, CA –

At a panel discussion hosted by the US Mission to the United Nations, she was one of six panelists – the others being from Belarus, Burma, Cuba, …

help: Benefit Concert for Burma and Sichuan

FStation.com, CA –
1000000 people, the populations of Oakland and San Francisco combined, already have or might die in Burma ( Myanmar ) as a result of Cyclone Nargis. …

Thailand’s human rights chief must resign

United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

Zarganar and Zaw Thet Htway appear in court

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Both Zarganar and Zaw Thet Htway were enthusiastically working to provide aid to cyclone victims before their arrests on 4 and 13 June respectively.

Zarganar Appears in Court in Insein Prison

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – By SAW YAN NAING After nearly two months in detention, Zarganar, Burma’s best-known comedian, and a colleague, appeared in court in Insein Prison in Rangoon …

Christiane Amanpour, CNN Investigate Tibetan Buddhist Struggles ...

RealityTVWebsite.com, IN –

In Myanmar, formerly Burma, Buddhist monks are also at the forefront of political unrest. Amanpour meets the leaders of the September 2007 Saffron …

ASK is answer

News Sentinel, IN –

… and Kyi were dental school classmates in Rangoon, then joined the revolution against the military dictatorship that now runs Burma, also called Myanmar. …

House Resolution Demands China End Human Rights Abuses Before Games

AHN –

Washington, DC (AHN) – The US House approved a resolution on Wednesday asking China to correct its poor human rights record before next week’s Olympics …

Junta Slams Exile Group’s UN Campaign

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The New Light of Myanmar published an article about Maung Maung, the secretary-general of the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) and other groups …

Burma on Bush Agenda while in Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… that broadcasts into Burma, so he can give a message directly to the Burmese people,” said Dennis Wilder, the senior director for Asian affairs at the …

Burma: Tom Lantos “Block Burmese Jade Act” has been passed by both …

UNPO, Netherlands –

The National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) acclaims the United States Government for enacting the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s …

Reuters –

Another 800000 were displaced in a disaster that the UN says affected 2.4 million people in the former Burma, where most people rely on farming for a living …

ABFSU slams abuse of ten Muslim students

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 31, 2008 (DVB)–The All Burma Federation of Student Unions has criticised the treatment of ten Muslim student activists who have been sent to hard labour …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“On the international front, the Chinese government continues to support the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma.” Pelosi said human …

Will herstory repeat itself?

The Jewish Journal of greater L.A, CA –

Human Rights Watch reports that as a direct result of inequalities found in their countries of origin, women from Ukraine, Moldova, Nigeria, the Dominican …

US House: Statement by Chairman Berman on the House floor in …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

Because of China’s failure to improve its record on supporting human rights at home and abroad, now is the time to call on China to take immediate, …

Africa: World Community Renews Call to Free Prisoners of Conscience

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

Panelists from Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Eritrea, Syria and Uzbekistan spoke to more than 120 diplomats, journalists and representatives of nongovernmental …

Australia rebukes China over reporter internet censorship

The Australian, Australia –

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar). …

Chinese FM Spokesman Urges US to Curb “Odious Conduct” of Anti …

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

… criticized China on human rights issues and asked the Chinese Government to stop supporting the governments of Sudan and Myanmar [Burma]. …

My Yoke isn’t Easy

Chiang Mai City Life, Thailand –

It is estimated 1500 citizens of Burma are held captive – some have been for many years – for having political credos different from the kleptocrats ruling …

Fresh charge against Maung Weik

Mizzima.com, India –

“He (the businessman) is suspected of allowing the Malaysian to stay in Myanmar (Burma) without informing the immigration authority,” a police source said. …

Myanmar plays the UN and the world for suckers

The Gazette (Montreal), Canada –

It’s hard to say which is more appalling: the way Myanmar’s elite skimmed as much as $10 million from international aid money flowing into the country for …

Letter: Doesn’t trust food statistics

Appeal-Democrat, CA –

Does anyone remember the recent tragedy in Myanmar (formally Burma) when a cyclone killed more than 85000 people. Their government confiscated all the …

Farmers struggle with lack of resources

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 30, 2008 (DVB)–Farmers in the cyclone-hit township of Labutta in Irrawaddy division are still struggling to resume their work due to lack of resources, …

Felix Dexter – Comedy shuffle

The List, UK –

Which means that in the guise of a un-PC character, Dexter feels able to make a joke like ‘a lot of people died in Burma recently, but on the good side …

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin’s wife guilty of tax evasion

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

© AP BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – A Thai court has found the wife of ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of tax evasion and has sentenced her …

Ex-Thai PM’s wife guilty of fraud

BBC News, UK –

The wife of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been convicted of tax fraud by a court in Bangkok. Pojaman Shinawatra was sentenced to three …

Ancient sculptures found in Tripura

Zee News, India –

… Palas and Guptas of Bengal, influence of the Arakan in Mynamar (formerly Burma) and local style, Jawahar Achariya, a historian and numismatist, said. …

Thaksin’s wife awaits ruling on tax evasion case

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP BANGKOK, Thailand: The wife of ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra awaited a court’s verdict Thursday on whether she evaded millions of dollars …

Verdict expected in Thaksin tax evasion case

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

© AP BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – The wife of ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is awaiting a court verdict on whether she evaded millions of …

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar). …

UNICEF’s change for good achieves landmark of £25 million
eTravelBlackboard – Asia Edition, Australia –
Earlier this year, in response to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar (Burma), £300000 was donated to UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts, helping to provide .

JVC: US Ban on Rubies, Jadeite Starts Within 60 Days of Enactment

Diamonds.net, NY –

The bill requires that within 60 days of enactment, jadeite or rubies of Burma (Myanmar) origin cannot be imported into the US This importation ban would …

White House says US wants big change from China

The Associated Press –

… lady Laura Bush will visit Thailand’s Mae La camp, home to thousands of refugees who have fled repression in neighboring Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

US Lawmakers Urge Support for Darfur Peacekeepers

Voice of America –

“The Chinese government continues to support the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma. Their actions run counter to our interests in …

Press Briefing by Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the …

MarketWatch –

And then he will be interviewed by the press in Thailand that broadcast into Burma, so that he can give a message directly to the Burmese people. …

Leading article: The Burmese deserve better

Independent, UK –

An admission by the UN this week that it had “lost” some $10m in aid to cyclone-stricken Burma must come as a shock to the many donors who forked out …

Medical Teams International volunteers use their unique talents

The Regal Courier, OR –

By Barbara Sherman Toni Miles has become an expert at reading product expiration dates, a skill she never dreamed would be important until she started …

New graft case against Thai PM

Peninsula On-line, Qatar –

In the Myanmar case, an army-appointed graft panel accused Thaksin of ordering a state bank in 2004 to increase the size of a loan to the military-ruled …

China gets pre-Olympics rights rap

Peninsula On-line, Qatar –

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar). …

Trade of Burmese precious gems banned in US

WiredPRNews.com (press release), TX –

Nevertheless, despite the 2003 ban on trade, a loophole allowed the buying of gems, which originate in Burma and were polished or cut in third world …

Voice of America –

By Dan Robinson US lawmakers, organizations advocating for human rights and religious freedom, and China democracy activists have sharply criticized the …

Trade of Burmese precious gems banned in US

WiredPRNews.com (press release), TX –

The appalling record of the regime, beginning with a massacre in 1988 ending the pro-democracy disputes, has given it a reclusive status in the Western …

Summit gives disaster response leaders ‘Eagle Vision’

Edwards Air Force Base, CA –

… Midwest flooding and California fires, the imagery was used globally for responders to Cyclone Nargis in Burma, recent major earthquakes in China, …

Pelosi Statement on House Resolution Calling on China to Cease …

MarketWatch –

On the international front, the Chinese government continues to support the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma. …

Relief Still Spotty For Victims Of Myanmar Cyclone

OPB News, OR –

She was the only official from the Tigard relief agency allowed into Myanmar, or Burma. Dyment spent 2 months there. Dyment said the political situation …

So long bull market, it’s time to live with the bear

Stockhouse, Canada –

“And even North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) haven’t managed that little feat of autarky,” he quips. But on the whole, Canadian financial institutions have not …

Olympic Games show China through a glass, darkly

Times Online, UK –

… against Zimbabwe, not to mention its continued support for the Government of Sudan, its latest big gas deal with Iran or its heavy involvement in Burma.

President Bush Signs Myanmar Gemstone Ban

Luxist, CA –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, produces some of the world’s most beautiful rubies. The rubies from the Mogok region have a deep translucent color often …

Burmese Writers Play Cat-and-Mouse Game with State Censors

NewsBlaze, CA –

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(15 July 2008) Burma: Bomb blast in bus kills one (Kyauk-kyi)

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Man killed in bomb blast on Myanmar bus

Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:54am EDT

YANGON (Reuters) – One man was killed when a bomb exploded on a bus in army-ruled Myanmar, newspapers said on Tuesday, the latest incident ahead of anniversaries that sometimes serve as flashpoints for dissent.

Another male passenger was wounded when the device exploded early on Monday as the minibus traveled from the eastern town of Kyaukkyi to the former capital Yangon.

The Myanma Alin newspaper blamed the blast on “insurgents resorting to various destructive acts with intent to jeopardize the stability of the state, community peace and tranquility by causing casualties and panic among the innocent people”.

Kyaukkyi is in Karen state, home to the largest of the rebel militias in the former Burma.

The junta normally points the finger at dissident groups, ranging from exiled pro-democracy activists to ethnic militias who have been fighting for greater autonomy or even independence for more than five decades.

The regime stepped up security measures in early July after a small bomb exploded at the offices of a pro-junta group, and ahead of several key anniversaries.

Martyrs’ Day on July 19 commemorates the assassination of General Aung San, the architect of the country’s independence from British rule and father of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Nobel peace laureate has been confined at her Yangon home for nearly 13 of the past 19 years, with her latest detention beginning in May 2003.

Another major date is August 8, the numerically auspicious 08-08-08 and 20th anniversary of an “8-8-88” student uprising crushed by the army with the loss of an estimated 3,000 lives.

The looming first anniversary of last September’s monk-led protests against the regime, in which at least 31 people died in a military crackdown, has seen increased surveillance of key Buddhist monasteries by junta spies.

(Reporting by Aung Hla Tun; Editing by Darren Schuettler and David Fox)

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSBKK9429320080715

One killed, one injured in Myanmar bus blast

YANGON (AFP) — One man was killed and another injured when a bomb went off aboard a passenger bus headed to Myanmar’s main city, state-run media reported on Tuesday.

The explosion took place at 8:50 am (0220 GMT) on Monday, en route to the country’s economic hub Yangon, according to the official The New Light of Myanmar newspaper.

“One passenger died and another was injured in an explosion on a bus en-route from Kyaukkyi to Yangon,” the paper said, noting that authorities are investigating the blast.

The man who died was a 55-year-old named Khant, it said. A 46-year-old man named Pa Pa received a stomach injury in the blast which took place near Daik Oo town, 85 miles (135 kilometres) northeast of Yangon.

Authorities immediately blamed insurgents for the bombing.

“Insurgents have committed destructive acts to jeopardize the stability of the state, community peace and prevalence of law and order to cause panic among the people,” the paper said.

The bus journey started in Kyaukkyi near the border of Karen state where ethnic rebels have battled for decades against the military regime, who have run Myanmar since 1962, for autonomy in their region.

Earlier this month a small bomb exploded at the offices of the pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Association on the outskirts of Yangon, causing no injuries but blowing a hole in the wall of the building.

Myanmar faces scores of organised resistance groups. Such small explosions are usually blamed on ethnic rebels or exiled dissident groups.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpNgJlKD5cOnn-aIhi0v2tM2vNIw

Bomb blast in bus kills one

Mizzima news

Than Htike Oo

A bomb explosion in a bus traversing on the highway killed a man and injured one in Dike Oo Township yesterday morning.

The blast occurred in the outskirts of Deik Oo, Bago division in the rear of the the Kyauk Gyi- Rangoon bus, with the registration number 5kha-3644 on Monday at 8:05 a.m.

Khant (alias) Birokharnar (55) a resident of Kyauk Ta Da township Rangoon was killed and Parpar (46) was injured and admitted in the township hospital, according to the official newspaper Myanmar Ahlin.

“I saw the bus with the rear end damaged but it could still be driven,” a resident told Mizzima.

The bus was carrying 35 passengers. The police have started an investigation.

On July 1, a bomb exploded in an office of the pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) in Shwe Pyi Thar but no one killed or injured. A radical armed organization called the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors took responsibility for the bomb blast and warned of more attacks.

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/4-inside-burma/787-bomb-blast-in-bus-kills-one

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Bomb blast at pro-Junta group’s office in Rangoon

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – A small bomb exploded at the government-backed civil organization office in the outskirt of Burma’s former capital city Rangoon early Tuesday, …

Blast rocks pro-government office

The Press Association –

An explosion has rocked the office of an organisation sponsored by Burma’s ruling junta. Witnesses said the blast occurred at the office of the Union …

Blast hits pro-junta office in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An explosion at dawn Tuesday rocked the office of a government-backed social welfare group whose members have been accused in attacks …

Fresh calls to release political prisoners in Myanmar

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

«It will be exactly 19 years on 4 July since Burma’s military arrested Win Tin,» said Reporters Without Borders, using the old name for Myanmar. …

Junta harrassing Burma’s cyclone survivors

United Press International, Asia, China –

By Khin Ohmar Bangkok, Thailand — Almost two months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, the preliminary findings of the Post-Nargis Joint Assessment team …

Burma book brings together top designers

Digital Arts Online, UK –

The devastation left by Cyclone Nargis across Burma has galvanized many members of the creative community into action. Last month we covered Shilo’s video …

Fun in store raises funds for Burma

Lakeland Today, UK –

… in the newly revamped Kendal store kick started a charity appeal which aims to raise funds to help the people of Burma affected by the recent cyclone. …

Relief Rice Piles Up in Min Bya

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

Min Bya: People from Min Bya Township donated a large amount of rice as relief aid to Cyclone Nargis victims soon after the storm had struck lower Burma, …

Building Burma’s digital front line

BBC News, UK –

(Coincidentally, the second such training course was underway soon after the Burma cyclone.) The intensive two-week course is designed to improve …

Small bomb explodes near Myanmar’s main city: police

AFP –

The Tuesday bomb is the first such incident since Cyclone Nargis hit two months ago, leaving more than 138000 people dead or missing. Myanmar has been under …

Bombers hit pro-government group in Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The regime’s callous handling of relief efforts for victims of Cyclone Nargis, which hit Burma’s central coast on May 2-3 leaving up to 139000 dead or …

Shaun helps out cyclone victims

Chorley Guardian, UK –

By Martin Steinmetz A Chorley man is helping the community in Burma rebuild their lives after a cyclone caused devastation and killed thousands of people. …

Jailed Myanmar journalist in ailing health: media watchdogs

AFP –

Reporters Without Borders and the exiled Myanmar media group, Burma Media Association, say Win Tin has lung problems and severe asthmatic attacks which …

Who’s the Worst Dictator?

New York Times Blogs, NY –

Than Shwe, Burma. In Burma we’ve seen a brutal repression of the Karen and other ethnic groups and most recently the suppression of the democracy movement …

The West ignores Burma’s plight

EnerPub, TX –

But the world has moved on to Zimbabwe. by Benedict Rogers Almost two months after Cyclone Nargis ripped through Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta region, …

Children the real victims

Gisborne Herald, New Zealand –

By George Patterson Little children in Burma, orphaned by the horrific cyclone that ripped through their impoverished country in May are allegedly being …

Students can make a difference

The Northern News, Australia –

“We heard about the China earthquake and the cyclone in Burma, but it’s hard to work out how to offer personal help, Mr Campbell said. …

Wild: Follow the Money

Somerville Journal,  USA –

By Patricia Wild Here’sa sobering fact: Burma’s military leaders, those same generals who refused assistance to their own people after Burma had been hit by …

Karen people find peace

insideTORONTO.com, Canada –

BY TAMARA SHEPHARD For the Karen people, Burma’s largest ethnic minority, the wrath of cyclone Nargis in May pales in comparison to the violence suffered at …

Myanmar Cyclone Brings Rise In Centuries-Old ‘Nat’ Worship

Wall Street Journal –

Early forms of nat worship go back 1000 years or more, before Burma, as Myanmar used to be known, became a mostly Buddhist state. …

WFP considers shipping in food for Burmese cyclone victims

Mizzima.com, India –

Paul Risley, spokesperson of WFP in Bangkok said, the organization has been buying food locally since it begun supplying aid to cyclone victims, …

UN Human Rights Commission keeps public pressure on Myanmar government

JURIST –

… a human rights lawyer from Argentina, assumed his duties as the new Special Rapporteur on May 1, the day before Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma. …

Fifth annual London Booze Cruise tickets now on sale

Royal Gazette, Bermuda –

… for a community programme in Kenya, the British Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal and the Disasters Emergency Committee Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. …

Cigarette ad ban in media starts Tuesday

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cigarette companies are among the top 10 advertisers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines. According to the WHO, …

Rangoon Editor Fired Over Offending Poem

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The offending poem, “De Pa Yin Ga”, referred to the events in Depayin town in Sagaing Division in May 2003, when Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Foreign Investment in Burma Oil and Gas Sectors More Than Tripled

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AP / RANGOON Foreign investment in Burma’s oil and gas sectors more than tripled last year to US $474.3 million, according to a recently released …

‘Economic slowdown has increased environment awareness’

Economic Times, India –

The cyclone that caused massive devastation in Burma and the extensive floods in Iowa, for instance are linked in the public perception to climate change, …

Flap over Asean Press Conference

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In Burma, the unknown is often all that is known. At any rate, the Burmese journalists told The Irrawaddy they felt discriminated against. …

Asean Came in Full Force

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The international community is very critical of Asean and UN engagement with Myanmar [Burma] even on humanitarian grounds. This has to be balanced. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 1, 2008 at 11:28 am