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World focus on Burma (9 January 2009)

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Visitation rights denied to families of political prisoners, India –
However, military authorities instead responded with the arrest of Buddhist monks, students, human right activists and National League for Democracy (NLD) …

Burmese blogger in running to win “Best Asian Blog”, India –
On his blog, he has chosen to post a popular line that states, “Burma, Myanmar: Yes, We can win this Award”. The world’s largest blog competition, …

Muslims proscribed from worshipping in residential flats, India –
Thai-based Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) Director Aung Myo Min said the position of the government is a clear violation of human rights …

Top International Weather Events: 2008
Washington Post Blogs, DC –
Cyclone Nargis, a monstrous Category 4 hurricane that developed over the North Indian Ocean, struck Burma (also known as Myanmar) on May 2. …

Resolution cites increased religious persecution
TTX Công Giáo Việt Nam, Vietnam –

In 2008, China, Burma, and North Korea were among those listed as “Countries of Particular Concern.” Representatives Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA), …

Ethnic Kachin rebel vow to oppose junta held elections, India –
Colonel Lamang Brang Seng, in-charge of the military wing of the KNO on Friday said his group along with other Burmese pro-democracy outfits and other …

Ban must visit Burma to begin the end-game
European Voice, Belgium –
In backing a visit to Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the EU’s envoy, Peiro Fassino, in mid-December added to the …

Burmese Abbot’s Birthday Draws Thousands to Thailand Celebrations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… also among his followers at the time.” Sein Kyi said Kyaing Kyaing, the wife of junta head Snr-Gen Than Shwe, had tried to coax the abbot back to Burma.

Teenage Activist Transferred to Labor Camp
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… transferred to labor camps across Burma. “Several political prisoners, especially NLD party members, have been transferred to labor camps,” said Bo Kyi. …

Business Roundup (January 9, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLIAM BOOT A new study of Burma’s economy reveals several trends in terms of the military regime’s foreign trading partners. …

Falling Fuel Prices Have No Effect on Gov’t Pumps
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In early 2008, The Myanmar Times, a semi-official weekly, reported that the government had undertaken a partial liberalization of Burma’s energy market by …

Nowhere to Hide
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Several organizations have recorded the staggering amount of human rights abuses, killings and rapes that are perpetuated by soldiers of the Burmese army …

Regional NLD members disillusioned with party leaders
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The NLD is slowly fading away in every township in Burma.” NLD information wing member Nyan Win said party leaders were open to suggestions from members. …

Police fail to investigate stabbing in Laiza
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Most of the vehicles passing through the area are delivering goods, which have not been cleared by customs when they came into Burma from China,” he said. …

Fall in rice price hurts Myanmar exporters, farmers
Reuters –
… when it was called Burma, it exported 3.4 million tonnes. Thailand, today’s top exporter, shipped around 10 million tonnes last year. Myanmar had stood …

Relatives blocked from attending NLD member’s funeral
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Hlaing Aye, a member of Hlaing Tharyar township NLD’s organising wing, passed away on Tuesday in Rangoon at the age of 70. NLD information wing member Nyan …

Two soldiers accused of rape and murder attempt, India –
A 21 year old ethnic Kachin woman hailing from Hsa Hmaw Township, Kachin State in northern Burma was raped by two soldiers at knife point. …

300 migrants arrested in raid in Kuala Lumpur
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 9, 2009 (DVB)–Around 300 Burmese migrant workers were arrested in a raid by Malaysian police and immigration authorities on Wednesday, according to …

Meikhtila local official sells off communal land
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The resident said Win Myint’s sisters were also running a gambling business in the ward, which had led to an increase in crime in the neighbourhood, …

Immigration Act changes permit Tibetans to stay
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
The amendments will also benefit about 800 descendants of Chinese Nationalist soldiers who fled to Thailand and present-day Myanmar, the former Burma, …

Maternal health care ‘extremely limited’ in Eastern Burma
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Thousands of people in eastern Burma are regularly subjected to human rights violations, according to several Karen relief groups and international human …

CWS emergency appeal update: Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Nargis
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3, 2008, and killed more than 84530 persons. More than 53000 are still reported missing. Relief and early recovery …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 9, 2009 at 2:36 am

World focus on Burma (9 September 2008)

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Opposition in exile launches campaign against Burmese junta’s …, India –
… in 2007 that called for a tripartite dialogue between the Junta, the National League for democracy led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic groups. .

Myanmar emergency response continues
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) continues to provide emergency relief in Myanmar (Burma) through the Action by Churches Together (ACT) …

.. would like to request you to reconsider the most effective ways and means appropriate for settlement of political situation in Burma (Myanmar). …

NLD members accused of medical offences
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Everywhere in Burma there are many people who keep syringes to help people in places were there are no doctors or medics,” Dr Aung Moe Nyo said. …

Film director Mike Tee arrested, India –
Burmese military junta authorities have arrested Burma’s prominent film director Mike Tee for alleged drug abuse, sources said. Though he was said to have …

Visa-On-Arrival proposal thrills Burmese tour companies, India –
Chiang Mai – A proposal to allow tourists to obtain visas on arrival by the Union of Myanmar Travel Association to the Burmese junta has triggered new hopes …

India Urges South Asian Cooperation Against Poverty, Disease
RedOrbit, TX –
He cited the recent cyclone havoc in Myanmar [Burma] and floods in Nepal and Bihar. Expressing empathy with the flood-affected people, he said the need of …

Angola: A Potential Powerhouse Inches Forward
World Defense Review –
Last month, Human Rights Watch issued a report which, citing intimidation of opposition parties and the media as well as interference with the electoral …

Cyclone refugee charged after submitting petition
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 9, 2008 (DVB)–Cyclone refugee U Nyan Win has been arrested in Naypyidaw where he was trying to secure the right for other survivors of Cyclone Nargis to …

Pakokku residents slam security forces’ inaction

Sep 9, 2008 (DVB)–Residents of Pakokku in Magwe division have criticised the actions of government security forces who failed to respond to an attempted robbery that took place in broad daylight. –

The stuff of nightmares for 21st century kids
International Herald Tribune, France –
The junta in Burma looks downright evil – refusing international aid after a cyclone, and starving its own citizens. Watching the resulting chaos erodes our …

Commemoration of Monk’s Death Muted in Arakan State
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Ashin Ottama was born in Arakan State, western Burma. As a child, he was selected to go to England to study, but his mother refused to let him go, …

Thai prime minister toppled by court for hosting cookery show, United Kingdom –
After taking office seven months ago Mr Samak personally cooked dinner for the Burmese prime minister, General Thein Sein, when he visited Thailand. …

RICS Strengthens Its Position in Hong Kong and Asia with More …
PR Newswire (press release), NY –
It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao, Mongolia, …

Gambari Should Push for Tripartite Dialogue: UNA
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Unless national reconciliation was established, the UNA warned, there would be no peace and tranquility in Burma. “What are the UN’s mandates assigned upon …

Refugees explain problems getting aid
Indianapolis Star, United States –
Fort Wayne is home to one of the largest communities of refugees from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Refugees arrive in the US …

Veteran politicians call for end to hunger strike
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a true democratic leader whose party won the elections in 1990 and she is loved and respected by the people of Burma,” the …

Dissidents Dismiss Junta’s Allegations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The New Light of Myanmar also claimed that other dissidents, including more than a dozen NLD members, had left Burma to receive training to carry out …

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

Vision Beyond Borders founder shaken by China experience
Billings Gazette,  USA –
The group also visited Myanmar, where Klein said Vision Beyond Borders continues to provide relief and aid to people affected by Cyclone Nargis. …

Mission leaves empty feeling
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune, WY –
“That medicine would have cost us $20000 to $30000 in the US” With about 60000 to 80000 orphans left behind in Burma, Klein said sex slavery is a …

Hawaii Doctors Help Cyclone Hit Myanmar
“We managed to get in only because we were sponsored by the chief monk in Burma,” said Dr. Carl Lum, Aloha Medical Mission. Two months after the storm, …

Two dead as monsoon floods hit northern Thailand
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
… to overflow for the second time this year due to heavy rains in Myanmar (Burma) that are causing the Mae Sai River to rise as it drains into the Mekong. …

Locked in Burma
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
It is hard to imagine what life must be like for Aung San Suu Kyi, locked up inside her Rangoon home, separated from her children, denied visitors, …

Burmese refugees want help getting aid
Fort Wayne is home to 1 of the largest communities of refugees from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. The News-Sentinel of Fort …

Is Cold War Rhetoric Back at the UN?
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Judging by the recent deadlock in the Security Council — over Kosovo, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe, Sudan and most recently Georgia — one wonders …

Analysis and Strategy: My Country First
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Burma is a classic example and now the plight of Burma is the most highlighted in the world, what in Burmese we always boast “Myanmar Ko Kaba Thi Say Mae” . …

Miraculous survivors: Why they live while others die
Whenever a disaster hits — a cyclone in Myanmar; an earthquake in China; a climbing accident in Alaska — Gonzales scans the headlines for the stories of …

Samak to ask Burma to let UN play a role in elections
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Thailand will try to convince Burma to allow the United Nations to play a role in its general elections scheduled for 2010, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej …

Appeasing the junta _ the UN’s dangerous detour
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Either way, the UN is taking a dangerous gamble on the goodwill of the Burmese junta. And even if the regime honours any promises that it may have made _ …

Opposition denies junta’s accusation of terrorism, India –
Khin Yi said NLD members Yan Shwe, Zaw Zaw Aung and Myint Aye, that last of whom is also a member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network (HRDP) …

Ex-local to lead Buddhist classes
Vail Daily News, CO –
He has traveled on pilgrimage and for teachings to India, Tibet, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand. SDC also offers a weekend retreat, “Living Dharma in …

Karachi, a beggar’s paradise, continues to provide for many
Daily Times, Pakistan –
There are around 60 Burmese and Bengali colonies in the city, with a population of approximately 1.5 million. The colonies are spread from Machhar Colony to …

Sept 9, 1951 – Nehru becomes president of Congress party
Sify, India –
1988 – Burma’s former Prime Minister U Nu, toppled in a 1962 military coup, announces formation of a rival government. Burma is now known as Myanmar. …

South Africa’s Human Rights Reputation Tarnished
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
By Carroll Bogert, published in The Sunday Independent Supporters of human rights around the world watched in joy 14 years ago as apartheid ended and a new …

Likewise, Chinese and Thai tourists are going to the Shan state in Myanmar (Burma) to take advantage of child sex workers,” another study by the UN agency …

POLITICS: Is Cold War Rhetoric Back at the UN?
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Judging by the recent deadlock in the Security Council — over Kosovo, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe, Sudan and most recently Georgia — one wonders …

Myanmar’s colonial-era Strand Hotel well preserved
San Jose Mercury News,  USA –
Before World War II, the Strand was reserved for “whites only,” but during the Japanese occupation of Burma—as Myanmar was formerly known—it became an army …

The probing of love in its non-romantic forms is back too — the love of truth, the fearless love of an Aung San Suu Kyi, the love of the divine. …

Burma’s opposition urges UN to take stronger action, India –
… spokesperson for the VPC-Myanmar. He added that they would like to see the reformation of Burma under the UN’s initiative and hope that a future UN …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide shifted to another hospital, India –
Ma Win Pa Pa and her mother Khin Khin Win have been closely serving detained Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and have been detained along …

Arms: Northern Ireland’s import-export business
Open Democracy, UK –

… very measures which would stop Northern Ireland-supplied weaponry ending up in the hands of human rights abusers in countries like Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Conflicting reports over Daw Suu hunger strike rumours
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 8, 2008 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy and the Burmese regime have offered conflicting responses to rumours that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is …

Burmese share aid problems
News Sentinel, IN –
Luse gave details on recent legislation that bans import of jade, rubies and other gems from Burma, now called Myanmar, in hopes it pressure the reigning …

Day 14 – Thai political impasse

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Iconic Bangkok hotel says hurt by Thai political row Yahoo, Thailand –

Viewership of Thai Protest-Linked Website Doubles After Clash RedOrbit, TX –

Politicos meeting yields no concrete solution to political stalemate Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

What Sondhi really wants for Thailand Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Thai shares jump 3.07% on regional rebound Bangkok Post, Thailand –

UNCTAD chief still confident of Thai economic fundamentals Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Street fighting in the historical center of Bangkok France24, France –

SET chief wants emergency decree lifted Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Premier Samak Says Cooking Show Didn’t Break Law (Update2) Bloomberg –


Thai Premier Samak Says Cooking Show Didn’t Break Law (Update1)
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By Rattaphol Onsanit and Daniel Ten Kate Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, facing a second week of calls to quit by anti-government protesters occupying his ceremonial office, said he didn’t break the law by hosting a cooking …

Cooking show adds to Thailand PM’s troubles The Associated Press

Thai court to rule on PM’s case on Tuesday Reuters

Thai PM testifies in court over cooking programmes Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai PM faces court battle over cooking show Forbes, NY –

Thai leader in court over TV show BBC News, UK –

Embattled Thai premier denies moonlighting charges – Summary Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Barber shops, massage and music at Bangkok’s protest camp AFP –

Thai court to rule on PM’s case on Tuesday U.S. Daily, ca –

Thai PM in the soup over cook show, Qatar –

Thai PM testifies to Constitution Court Xinhua, China –

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New group of scholars campaign for peaceful politics Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai Lawmakers May Speed Up Vote to Resolve Dispute, Samak Says Bloomberg –

Protesters dig in despite fear of Thai authorities Financial Times, UK –

Military coup possible: Thai defence advisor Radio Australia, Australia –

Embattled Thai premier rules out coup Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Markets nervy after poor US jobs, Australia –

Lessons for Turkey from Thailand Turkish Daily News (subscription), Turkey –

Tourists caught in riot Maitland Mercury, Australia –

How one million cows won an election Electric New Paper, Singapore –

Near anniversary of 2006 putsch, ‘new coup possible’ Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM rules out military coup Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –

NEWSWEEK International Editions: Highlights and Exclusives … PR Newswire (press release), NY –

Thailand’s political turmoil shakes tourists and investors: analysts AFP –

Thai central bank to intervene if baht becomes volatile Forbes, NY –

Rift threatens to widen as govt backers plan rallies Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Prasopsuk optimistic about finding solution Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Mediation will be tough, but it is our best hope Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Day 10 – Can Thai PM stay on?

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Thai PM’s compound a fairground with food, massage (Pressemitteilung), Austria

Thai PM Says He Won’t Quit RedOrbit, TX –

Worse than a coup Economist, UK –

Thai prime minister refuses to resign but offers referendum, United Kingdom –

Foreign arrivals down 30 percent in Bangkok: industry group AFP –

Gunman fires shots at Thai protesters, 2 hurt Reuters AlertNet, UK –

2 university students shot on the way to protest at PM’s residence Xinhua, China –

US calls for calm as Thailand facing political violence Xinhua, China –

Thai PM lashes ‘doomsday cult’ Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –

Thai tips for good demonstrating France24, France –

Thai Telecommunication giant threatens to close international gateway RedOrbit, TX –

US closely watching Thai unrest: White House AFP –

TIMELINE: Ten days of street protests Reuters –

Thailand’s grumpy, food-loving PM defies critics Reuters –

In pictures: Bangkok stand-off BBC News, UK –


Thailand’s Samak Rejects Protesters’ Demands to Quit (Update3)
Bloomberg –
By Daniel Ten Kate and Rattaphol Onsanit Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej vowed to stay in office as a key minister resigned and three days of emergency rule failed to end the occupation of Government House by thousands of

Thai PM plans referendum to end crisis Swissinfo, Switzerland –

Victory of Thailand’s coup-makers United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

Thai PM refuses to resign despite growing crisis, India –

Thai Leader Promises Referendum New York Times

Thailand to hold crisis referendum PRESS TV

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Thai Govt proposes referendum on political future ABC Online, Australia –

Thai churches should pressure government on peaceful response to … ChristianToday, UK –

PAD leader Sondhi reasserts intention to continue protest Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PAD accepts public referendum proposal, remains adamant that …, Thailand –

Thailand protesters unmoved by emergency Los Angeles Times, CA –

Thai PM refuses to resign or call elections AFP –

Thai Vote To Address Crisis Sky News, UK –

Lesson For Malaysia In The Thai Crisis Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Thai prime minister refuses to resign, suggests referendum (Roundup) Monsters and –

Thai cabinet floats referendum to end political crisis Radio Australia, Australia –

Thailand suggests referendum on crisis The Associated Press –

Army Chief to request workers at strike to return to work., Thailand –

Thai Cabinet agrees to hold referendum on political crisis KTVZ, OR –

Thai protest leader wants to reduce voters’ power The Associated Press –

4TH LD: Thai gov’t opts for national referendum to resolve … Yahoo, Thailand –

Chart Thai party suggests referendum to resolve political problems, Thailand –

Thailand May Miss Tourism Targets as Unrest Spurs Cancellations Bloomberg –

Tourists desert Thailand, South Africa –

Defiant Thai PM refuses to quit Reuters UK, UK –

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Thai PM refuses to resign (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Thai Prime Minister Resists Push to Resign Wall Street Journal –

Thailand protesters unmoved by emergency Los Angeles Times, CA –

Thai protest leader wants to reduce voters’ power The Associated Press –

FACTBOX-Thailand’s political crisis — what happens next? Reuters AlertNet, UK –

Thai PM refuses to resign or call elections AFP –

Stalemate in Thailand Irish Times, Ireland –

Emotion of PAD runs high as PM speaks to nation Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM insists to stay on People’s Daily Online, China –

Protesters say stress concerns unfounded Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Non-MP could take over as PM, says Somsak Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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Thai PM says no reason for government to quit
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said on Thursday he saw no reason for his government to resign in the face of a three-month old street campaign by opposition activists.

Thai PM refuses to resign International Herald Tribune

Thai premier says he has no intention of resigning despite protests Yahoo, Thailand –

Thai PM says will not quit or dissolve parliament Reuters AlertNet, UK –

Troubled Thai PM ‘will not quit’ BBC News

Thai PM refuses to resign The Associated Press –

Samak stays on Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Protests continue as Thai Foreign Minister resigns Radio Australia, Australia –

Thai political standoff worries economic observers (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Gen Anupong’s role in Samak’s crisis Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘Tis better to step aside to move forward Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Backpackers in Bangkok ask: What crisis? Reuters UK, UK –

Thai Government Attempts to Block Web Red Herring, CA –

Thailand government refuses to confirm reports that foreign, Canada –

Thai PM’s cabinet crumbles The National, United Arab Emirates

Thai general strike averted CNN –

Raise Thai alert to bring refunds hope, says group The Standard, Hong Kong –

Thais braced for strikes as unions join protest Independent, UK –

What if you issued a decree and nobody cared Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Unity now, or fce the economic consequences Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

In photos: ‘Thailand Politics Protests’ Monsters and –

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Day 9 – Thai crisis runs deep

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Thai protest continues as foreign minister quits, UK –

A briefing on the crisis in Thailand, UK –

Threat of strikes after unions join protesters New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –

Thai Protesters Defy Premier’s State of Emergency
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Watchdog wants SAR to upgrade Thailand warning The Standard, Hong Kong –

Profile: Thailand’s PAD MWC News, Canada –

Carnival Atmosphere in Bangkok, Despite Emergency Decree Voice of America

Shopping, music at focal point of Thai protest Reuters –

Thai prime minister in increasingly tight corner Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –

Cal-Comp ‘Unaffected’ by Thai Riots Circuits Assembly, GA –

Crisis? What crisis, ask backpackers in Bangkok Reuters UK, UK –

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Thai government tries to shut down 400 websites –
Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology Ministry sought court orders yesterday to shut down about 400 websites and advised internet service providers to block 1200 sites it considers a danger to national security or disturbing social order

Video: Thai Protesters Remain Defiant, Vow to Fight On AssociatedPress

Thai workers ignore anti-democracy strike, United Kingdom –

Protesters demand cabinet resignations; people’s voice in new Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

What Do Thailand’s Protestors Want? TIME –

Thailand faces internal and international conflict Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK

Thailand faces public sector strike PRESS TV, Iran –

Divided on emergency decree Straits Times, Singapore –

PAD seizes Phuket provincial hall, closes provincial offices Mathaba.Net, UK –

Poll: Respondents split 50:50 over State of Emergency Decree Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thailand democracy at risk Toronto Star,  Canada –

Thai capital stand-off continues BBC News, UK –

Bangkok in state of emergency as ‘coup’ riots flare Irish Independent, Ireland –

Bangkok: public sector on general strike, anti-government protests, Italy

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Bangkok strikes fall flat, but protests drag on
Washington Post 
By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – A strike by public sector unions to pile more pressure on Thailand’s prime minister had little impact on daily life in Bangkok on Wednesday, a day after emergency rule was imposed to quash anti-government

Thai army chief balks at protest crackdown Reuters

Thai leader faces challenge in streets and courts International Herald Tribune

Bangkok: public sector on general strike, anti-government protests, Italy –

No end to Thai crisis despite emergency RTT News, NY –

Thai ambassador downplays rallies Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

Army Chief meets with military officers, Thailand –

University presidents call on PM to dissolve House of Representatives Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai protests go on despite emergency Business Day, South Africa –

Five Crucial Steps for Ending Crisis Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Samak’s Shaky Hold on Power Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –

Thai gov’t allays international community concerns Radio Australia, Australia –

Japan, South Korea, Now Thailand Has Problems ABN Newswire (press release), Australia

Sondhi gives first hint of compromise Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PRESS DIGEST – Thai newspapers – Sept 3 Reuters –

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Thai army chief balks at protest crackdown

Reuters –

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai soldiers would not use force to evict protesters occupying the prime minister’s office, army chief Anupong Paochinda said on Tuesday despite a state of emergency giving him the power to do so.

Thai leader faces challenge in streets and courts International Herald Tribune, France –

Thai protesters flout premier’s state of emergency The Associated Press

Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes AFP

Sondhi gives first hint of compromise Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai protestors get help from utilities and airline workers South Korea News, South Korea –

Another bitter lesson that may get us nowhere Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

We will die for the King Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

Thaksin’s long shadow, UK –

Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes AFP –

Army cracks down on rioters Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Thai premier’s declaration brings little difference to most of Bangkok Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Prime minister’s lawn becomes a battleground for old-school Thais, United Kingdom –

Leading article: King and country Independent, UK –

Thai army pledges restraint Straits Times, Singapore –

Thailand must resist mob rule Financial Times, UK –

Thailand PM struggles to keep order as crisis deepens The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thai protesters vow to defy emergency decree South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Thai unions throw support behind protesters ABC Online, Australia –

Thailand: Emergency measures hit freedom of speech Amnesty International UK, UK –

Thailand Thailand’s army chief says he will not use emergency powers euronews, France –

Thais skirt media crackdown, for now Hollywood Reporter, United States –

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Can the Army really play the role of peacemaker Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thailand travel warning amid turmoil, New Zealand –

Thai army chief balks at protest crackdown Swissinfo, Switzerland –

Post’s Comments by Pattnapong Chantranontwong, Editor Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thailand’s political impasse clings on after state of emergency Xinhua, China –

Bangkok Remains Under State of Emergency Following Violent TransWorldNews (press release), GA –

RI hopes Thai govt to hold dialogs with protesters Antara, Indonesia –

No solutions seen as Bangkok clashes recall Bloody May 1992 Manila Times, Philippines –

Warning over Thailand travel TeleText, UK –

One dead and 44 injured – who’s to blame? France24, France –

6TH LD: Emergency imposed in Bangkok after clashes kill 1, injure 45 Yahoo, Thailand –

PM: Surrounding Govt House is the solution Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Vote-buying claim deepens Thai crisis The Age, Australia –

Protests in Thailand spread after riot, India –

Calls for Thailand’s ruling party to be dissolved euronews, France – (video included)

(Video) Thai PM declares emergency in Bangkok AssociatedPress

Pro-government supporters clashed with anti-government protesters during a demonstration on Tuesday morning outside Government House in Bangkok.

Thailand in crisis as ruling party faces fraud claims

CNN International –
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — Thailand’s election commission ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej’s party committed electoral fraud in the December elections and should be dissolved, state media reported.

Thai Army Chief Renounces Force New York Times, United States –

Thailand teeters on the brink Asia Times Online –

China calls for political stability in Thailand Xinhua, China –

Update: Thai PM Places Bangkok Under State Of Calamity AHN –

British holidaymakers warned to avoid trouble-hit Thailand after … Daily Mail, UK –

Senators protest against use of Emergency Decree to control situation, Thailand –

Timeline: Political upheaval in Thailand, UK –

How the Thai crisis could play out, Qatar –

Rally may end within two days: Sondhi Bangkok Post, Thailand –

FocusPolitical turmoil to shake Thai economy ICIS (subscription), UK –

Thai instability rocks market First Post, UK –

Thai stocks and baht slide after emergency decree Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Thai Airways union plans tough measures The Standard, Hong Kong –

Tokyo Gains Limited, Thailand Totters, On Instability Forbes, NY –

Thai army takes to streets Los Angeles Times, CA

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Person Dies in Thai Protests

New York Times –
By SETH MYDANS and THOMAS FULLER BANGKOK – Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej imposed a state of emergency Tuesday on Bangkok after groups of demonstrators clashed on the street, but he called it “the most gentle way to bring the country back to peace” …

Life Goes On As Usual In Bangkok Bernama, Malaysia –

PPP mulls idea of referendum on who stays and who goes Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Emergency declared in Thai capital after clashes

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Thai PM announces emergency rule in Bangkok, Thailand –
by Bupha Ravirot Prime Minister of Thailand, Samak Sundaravej declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday morning, after a fight on …

State Of Emergency In Bangkok Sky News, UK –

Thai PM on Bangkok emergency BBC News, UK –


In pictures: Bangkok clashes BBC News, UK –

Jetstar’s Thailand rescue mission costs $600k New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –

Thai emergency hits baht and shares, but bonds rise Reuters UK, UK –

Thailand Declares State of Emergency, Clashes Kill 1 (Update3) Bloomberg

Thai baht falls to 12-month low The Standard, Hong Kong –

State of emergency in Thailand: What it means (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Business leaders call for restraint Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Confrontation may be winding down Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Disunity of the unions Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD shrugs off UDD deadline Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Diplomats find the impasse alarming Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD defies emergency orders to end protest Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Three Thai wounded were shot The Standard, Hong Kong –

3 killed, 20 injured in Bangkok clashes People’s Daily Online, China –

Samak to lose power…and water Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Death on the street Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Several hurt in Thailand clashes, Qatar –

Pro-government Thai mob marches toward rivals International Herald Tribune, France –

PAD denies responsibility for bombing police box Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Police arrest Myanmar activist who ferried aid to cyclone survivors

International Herald Tribune, France –

Myanmar was formerly called Burma. Zarganar has been already imprisoned several times. Most recently, he was held for three weeks for providing food and …

Continue sanctions

Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –

… D-Calif., once again are sponsoring legislation to continue economic sanctions against the military-run government of Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Thai rice gurus predict long-term sellers’ market – Feature

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Thailand has been the world’s top rice exporter since the mid-1960s, after the world’s former leader, Myanmar, fell under military rule in 1962 and its …

Pittsford photographer, Brow Diva studio team up to aid Myanmar

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY –

Kogut, of Pittsford, visited Myanmar, also called Burma, last year and was eager to help, so she and Cahill selected three pictures of young Burmese monks …

Myanmar (Burma): Aid yields results; 171000 people see emergency …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) continues to aid victims of Cyclone Nargis which devastated Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta on 2 May 2008. …

In cyclone-hit Myanmar, rain drenches children in roofless school


KAWHMU, Myanmar (AFP) — Many remain traumatised after Cyclone Nargis flattened the impoverished farming village of Mawin, which is in Kawhmu township in a …

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June 15, 2008 at 7:38 am