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Musharraf announces his resignation

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After Musharraf’s exit, joy and challenges

Christian Science Monitor –
Pakistan’s unpopular president resigned Monday, leaving a divided government to pick a successor and face other mounting problems.

Pakistan economy may turn corner post-Musharraf Reuters
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Musharraf announces his resignation

International Herald Tribune –

By Jane Perlez and Tom Rachman ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Facing the threat of impeachment, President Pervez Musharraf announced Monday that he would resign, saying the charges against him were false but that he would step down for the sake of his nation.

Video: Musharraf Resigning to Avoid Impeachment

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to resign The Associated Press

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Musharraf may quit after address to nation (Second Lead)

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Speculation over Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation reached a feverish pitch Monday with some officials saying he …

Pakistani leader defies threats of impeachment

Seattle Times, United States –

President Pervez Musharraf, facing impeachment, scheduled an address to the nation today, and it was widely speculated that he would resign. …

Pakistan’s Musharraf to address nation Monday

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to resign in the face of possible impeachment, planned to address the …

Royal Saudi No to Musharraf for refuge

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Islamabad , Aug 18 (ANI): After the US refused to offer Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf an asylum after being ousted, or stepping down, the Presidential …

Musharraf urged to resign before Pakistan MPs begin impeachment

guardian.co.uk –
Pakistan’s parliament is set to put forward today or tomorrow a motion to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, who has so far stubbornly resisted intense pressure to resign.

Musharraf is defiant as he clings to power in Pakistan
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Jane Perlez ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan showed continued defiance to threats of impeachment Sunday, saying through aides that he …
Pakistan edges toward impeaching Musharraf
The Associated Press –
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ruling coalition finalized impeachment charges against President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday and a government minister …

Pakistan Coalition Finalizes President’s Impeachment Charges
Voice of America –
By VOA News Members of Pakistan’s ruling coalition met Sunday to put the finishing touches on the list of impeachment charges against embattled President …
Exit Musharraf?
Newsweek –
Khalid Tanveer / AP Time to Go? A recent poll says 75 percent of Pakistanis have no confidence in Musharraf By Fasih Ahmed and Ron Moreau | Newsweek Web …
Rice says US asylum for Musharraf ‘not on the table’
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday that granting asylum to embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is not …

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Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, take part in a demonstration as they shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Supporters of Pakistan’s religious party, Jamat-i-Islami, or Party of Islam, shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf as they take part in a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said Sunday, even after Pakistan’s coalition agreed a host of charges with which to impeach the former general. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Protesters against President Pervez Musharraf marched toward the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should quit within two days or prepare to be impeached, a top ruling party member said Saturday as officials mulled over a draft of charges against the embattled Pakistani leader. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly for Musharraf to Quit

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf's spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment.

Leaders of Pakistani ruling coalition from left to right, Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani hold a meeting to finalize the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf for his impeachment, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Musharraf’s spokesman denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment. (Anjum Naveed – AP)

Mr. Musharraf lost more ground in his struggle to stay in office, as lawmakers in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding he step down.

UNDER PRESSURE:Shazia Aurangzeb, a legislator in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province’s assembly, ripped a poster of President Pervez Musharraf as she chanted slogans during the assembly session in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday.

In an image from PTV via APTN Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says on a national television broadcast Monday Aug. 18, 2008, he will resign to avoid an impeachment battle with Pakistan’s ruling coalition that would harm the nation. (AP Photo/APTN)

A Pakistani seller listens the address of country’s President Pervez Musharraf at an electronic shop in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Aug.18, 2008. Musharraf says he has decided to resign to avoid an impeachment battle that would harm the nation’s interest. His exit would end a presidency both aided and hobbled by U.S. support. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan People Party (PPP) activists protest against President Pervez Musharraf

Jamaat-e-Islami activists chant slogans against Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf has been a key US ally ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington

Pervez Musharraf (left) had been pressure to quit before the ruling coalition launched impeachment proceedings

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans and hold banners against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Pakistan’s ruling coalition took another step Sunday toward impeaching President Pervez Musharraf, finalizing the charges to be launched against the former army strongman if he refuses to resign. Musharraf is holding out against enormous pressure to quit from foes who swept February elections and relegated the stalwart U.S. ally to the political sidelines. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf steps down. [Reuters]

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 18, 2008 at 2:11 am

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Army walks away from Musharraf

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is saluted by General Ashfaq Kayani

Army walks away from Musharraf

Financial Times –
By Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad Pakistan’s powerful army is distancing itself from Pervez Musharraf, the president, according to high-ranking officials and western diplomats, forcing the former -military chief to consider resigning rather than face the

No option is promising for Musharraf
Peninsula On-line, Qatar

Impending Impeachment Looms Over Musharraf
Washington Post, United States

Saudis to Host Musharraf After Resignation
OhmyNews International, South Korea

Saudi prince visit to negotiate Musharraf’s safe exit?
Hindu, India

Saudi Arabian intelligence chief in Pakistan
Chandigarh Tribune, India

Musharraf spokesman: He hasn’t quit
United Press International

Saudis lobbying for safe passage?
The Nation, Pakistan, Pakistan

Pakistan Finalizes Impeachment Charges Against Musharraf
Wall Street Journal

President Musharraf to resign before impeachment: VOA
Online – International News Network, Pakistan

Pakistan’s Musharraf in resignation talks: officials
AFP

Aides in talks to find an exit plan for Musharraf
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Musharraf Spokesman Denies Reports Pakistani President Will Resign
Voice of America

Islamabad notebook – Good-bye SS Mushi?
BBC News, UK

Musharraf resignation deal denied
BBC News, UK

Musharraf not planning to quit: Spokesman
NDTV.com, India

Pakistan’s Pathetic Impeachment Push
FrontPage magazine.com, CA

Musharraf likely to step down
Sify, India

Musharraf expected to quit in days
Boston Globe, United States

Pakistani President Musharraf is expected to resign within days
Fort Worth Star Telegram,

Local media: Musharraf likely to step down
Xinhua, China

Pak’s future still undecided 61 years later
NDTV.com, India

Musharraf clings to home, if not power
The National, United Arab Emirates

Musharraf should not be given ‘safe passage’: Sharif
Press Trust of India, India

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader
The Press Association –

Key Pakistan coalition leader rules out immunity for Musharraf
The Canadian Press, Pakistan

Key Pakistan coalition leader rules out immunity for Musharraf
660 News, Canada

West trying to get Musharraf to resign before impeachment
Globe and Mail, Canada

Sharif’s party: No legal immunity for Musharraf

The Associated Press –
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s chances of avoiding impeachment appeared to dim Saturday as a key ruling party held firm against any deal that would protect him from criminal charges and he gave no public indication of

Saudi intelligence chief in Pakistan amid Musharraf crisis: official AFP –

Pakistani government says charge sheet against Musharraf drafted Monsters and Critics.com –

Legal guarantees for Musharraf out of the question, says Sharif’’s Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Farewell Musharraf? Harvard International Review, MA –

Musharraf vows to fight charges TheDay, CT –

Musharraf under pressure to go Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Mush faces ‘long list’ of draft charges PRESS TV, Iran –

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President Musharraf with the Pakistani flag

The president may not be officially carrying the flag for much longer

Anti-Musharraf protester

Mr Musharrraf seems to have few friends left

Pervez Musharraf seized power in a 1999 military coup

Nawaz Sharif was toppled by a military coup in 1999

Anti-Musharraf protesters march in Islamabad

Asim Tanveer/ReutersSupporters of the Pakistan Muslim League burned a picture of President Pervez Musharraf as they chanted slogans against him yesterday in Multan. Musharraf called for political stability and reconciliation to tackle economic and security problems. Asim Tanveer/ReutersSupporters of the Pakistan Muslim League burned a picture of President Pervez Musharraf as they chanted slogans against him yesterday in Multan. Musharraf called for political stability and reconciliation to tackle economic and security problems. (Asim Tanveer/Reuters)

A Pakistani youngster,with painted national colors on his head, attends a ceremony at mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Pakistan marked the 61st anniversary of its independence from Britain in ceremonies, (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a protest in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should not get legal immunity, a senior leader in Pakistan’s new ruling coalition said Thursday, ramping up the pressure on a leader already facing possible impeachment. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Woman supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N party burn the effigy of President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Khalid Tanveer

Supporters of Pakistan People’s Party, PPP, shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf’s spokesman on Friday denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 16, 2008 at 12:53 am

Mauratania and Pakistan

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Mauritania junta pledges free polls

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By Vincent Fertey and Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) – Leaders of a military coup in Mauritania promised on Thursday to hold a “free and transparent” presidential election as soon as possible, defying foreign calls to reinstate the country’s first


Video: Mauritanian military stages coup – 6 Aug 08<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUjMRpYlO9Q&#8221; id=u-AFQjCNFpsBoD_Q07efWQkzPFieEM2erzqg><img src=”/images/video_icon_gray.png” class=”zippy-icon”>Video: Mauritanian military stages coup – 6 Aug 08</a> AlJazeeraEnglish

Nigeria: Military Topples Mauritanian Govt – Yar’Adua, AU, US AllAfrica.com

What next for Mauritania coup leaders? BBC

Mauritania coup leaders promise ‘free’ elections AFP –

Mauritanian Coup Leaders Plan to Hold Elections Soon (Update2) Bloomberg –

Mauritanian junta promises fair election guardian.co.uk, UK

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Impeachment threat for Musharraf


BBC News –
Ruling coalition parties in Pakistan say they have agreed “in principle” to start impeachment proceedings against President Pervez Musharraf.
Musharraf China Trip Canceled, Ruling Coalition Mulls Future Voice of America
Pakistan rulers agree to begin Musharraf impeachment guardian.co.uk

Pakistan Government Seeks to Oust President Musharraf (Update1) Bloomberg –

Musharraf could face impeachment CNN International –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm

World Focus on Burma (3 Jan 08)

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  1. IDA bulletin outlines sanctions against Myanmar
    Investment Executive, Canada –
    By James Langton The Investment Dealers Association of Canada has issued a bulletin outlining the effect of economic sanctions against Burma (aka Myanmar) …
  2. The Strange Silence While Christians Suffer Persecution In 45 Nations
    Evening Bulletin, PA –
    Burma (Myanmar) is 82.9 percent Buddhist, and its government continues to “discourage, harass and use other more severe forms of persecution on any group or …
  3. Nation Briefs
    Asian Week, CA –
    Supporters of the legislation, which passed 400 – 0, made clear the award was meant to send a message to the military leaders in Myanmar, aka Burma, …
  4. ‘Flashman’ author Fraser dies: publisher
    AFP –
    The novelist, a former newspaper journalist who fought during World War II in Burma (now Myanmar) and India, had been suffering from cancer, they added, …
  5. India stresses Myanmar political reforms
    United Press International –
    The BBC reported India and Myanmar, formerly called Burma, are expected to proceed with a $100 million transportation improvement project. …
  6. Myanmar junta hikes satellite TV fees
    Reuters –
    The increase is way beyond the meager means of virtually all the former Burma’s 56 million people, for whom international broadcasts such as Al Jazeera or …
  7. Myanmar Cracks Down on Ethnic Minorities
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    … changed” regarding the conflict in the east of the country also known as Burma, says Htoo Kli, who helps Karen refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border. …

  8. UN: 2007 one of the deadliest years with over 40 staff killed
    Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –
    Last year also saw UN staff being arrested or detained in Darfur, Somalia and Burma (also known as Myanmar). Staff members of the UN High Commissioner for …
  9. Burma: 167-fold increase in price of satellite dish licences
    Reporters without borders (press release), France –
    Reuters quoted a Myanmar Post and Telecom official as saying: “We were just ordered by the higher authorities. Even I was shocked when I heard about it. …
  10. Inside Burma: Junta celebrates independence from Britain
    Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

    According to the New Light of Myanmar, “Employing various wicked ways, the British practised the divide and rule policy and to oppress the Myanmar [Burmese] …

  11. Safari So Good
    Blogger News Network –
    “The flights to Burma (Myanmar) are still way too expensive – they want almost $300! And we’re tired of going to China every year. …
  12. ANALYSIS-Sri Lanka investors to weather truce collapse
    Reuters –
    … visits to or from the leadership of Iran, Pakistan and even Myanmar, more commonly known as Burma and generally seen as an international pariah. …
  13. Ancient palace reopened in Myanmar
    Opodo, UK –
    … that have been upgraded to serve visitors. Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in southern Asia and shares borders with Bangladesh, Thailand and Laos.
  14. Myanmar needs “urgent” reforms but business is business
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    At the same time India is also pursuing its economic interests and trade goals with the former Burma despite the generals’ inaction vis-à-vis demands of the …
  15. Victimized Political Dynasties from Pakistan’s Bhuttos to …
    Naharnet, Lebanon –
    … Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s founding father, was assassinated in 1948 just months before the country, then known as Burma, became independent from Britain. …
  16. Exile Myanmar network to begin daily television broadcasts to pro …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP OSLO, Norway: The exile Myanmar network Democratic Voice of Burma said Thursday it was starting daily television broadcasts for the pro-democracy …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 3, 2008 at 7:39 am

News on Burma’s Geopolitics (30-11-2007)

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Kasparov Warns of ‘Chaos’ in Russia
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Garry Kasparov gave an impromptu news conference outside his home in Moscow shortly after being released from jail. By CLIFFORD J. LEVY and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ MOSCOW, Nov. 29 – Released from jail after serving a five-day sentence for leading an
Fraud, intimidation and bribery as Putin prepares for victory Guardian Unlimited
Russia’s Ruling Party Accused of Pressuring Voters Voice of America

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Shanghai Daily

Pakistan Opposition Divided Over Poll
FOX News –
By STEPHEN GRAHAM, AP Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani opposition leaders were divided Friday on whether to contest parliamentary elections under President Pervez Musharraf, a day after he bowed to international pressure by saying he would end
Musharraf Sets Date for End of Emergency Rule New York Times
Ex-leader Sharif to boycott Pakistani elections USA Today
BloombergBoston GlobeVoice of AmericaHouston Chronicle

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Botched Coup a Reminder of Philippine Political Weaknesses
Voice of America –
By Douglas Bakshian Filipino analysts say Thursday’s botched coup attempt at a luxury hotel in Manila was politically embarrassing for the Philippines, which has experienced numerous coup plots in the past two decades.
Philippine Soldiers, Supporters Arrested After Failed Revolt Wall Street Journal
Philippines Boosts Manila Troops After Yesterday’s Failed Coup Bloomberg
Reuters CanadaAHNBBC NewsABS CBN News

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FACTBOX: Who matters in Pakistan’s election?
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani politics are dominated more by personalities than ideology. Here is a guide to the key …

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Iranian, EU Officials Discuss Nuclear Program
Voice of America – 4 hours ago
By VOA News European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is meeting in London with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, to discuss Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
EU disappointed after nuclear talks with Iran Reuters Canada
Iranian negotiator says “positive” on Solana talks Reuters
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 30, 2007 at 5:00 am

News on Burma’s Geoplotics (29-11-2007)

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  1. Musharraf to Take Oath as Civilian Leader
    Washington Post, United States –
    By Pamela Constable ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 — President Pervez Musharraf, after formally stepping down as the chief of Pakistan’s powerful army,
  2. FACTBOX-Five facts on Pakistan’s new army chief, Kayani
    Reuters –
    Nov 28 (Reuters) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as army chief on Wednesday, as his hand-picked successor, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani,
  3. Manila gives rebel soldiers deadline to surrender
    Reuters –
    By Karen Lema and Raju Gopalakrishnan MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police gave around two dozen rebel soldiers until 3 pm (2 am EST) on Thursday to halt their attempted mutiny in a luxury hotel in Manila’s financial district.
  4. Pall of Rioting Greets Sarkozy
    Washington Post –
    By Molly Moore PARIS, Nov. 28 — President Nicolas Sarkozy received no celebratory homecoming when he returned from Beijing on Wednesday with $30 billion in new business deals between France and China.
  5. US protests China’s port refusal
    CNN –
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States has filed a formal protest with China over the decision to deny port visits to a US aircraft carrier and two other ships last week, an incident a Pentagon spokesman Wednesday called “baffling.
  6. Two Injured as Hotel Standoff in Manila Ends
    New York Times –
    Government soldiers prepare to the Peninsula Hotel in Manila. The hotel had been taken over earlier by dissident military officers who demanded that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.
  7. Musharraf Is Sworn In as a Civilian President
    New York Times –
    By CARLOTTA GALL and JANE PERLEZ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 29 – A day after resigning as army chief, Pervez Musharraf was sworn in as a civilian president today.
  8. China Explains Decision to Block US Ships
    New York Times –
    By DAVID LAGUE Beijing, Nov. 29 – China blocked the visit to Hong Kong last week of a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships in retaliation against the Bush administration’s proposed upgrading of Taiwan’s Patriot
  9. Vietnam caught between repression and reform
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The ethnic Vietnamese activists, among them a US national mathematics researcher, a French national journalist and a Thai citizen, were arrested while handing our fliers that explained and promoted non-violent struggle for democratic change.
  10. Musharraf Defends Actions After Taking Oath
    New York Times –
    bkbangash/AP Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf gave an emotional speech after he was sworn in as the country’s civilian president today in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  11. Why Musharraf is Ending the Emergency
    TIME –
    President Pervez Musharraf speaks after taking the oath of office for a five-year term as a civilian president November 29, 2007 at the presidential palace in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 29, 2007 at 7:12 am