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Day 28 – “The Philippines has Marcos, Indonesia has Suharto, Thailand has Thaksin and Samak.

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Is Chavalit fostering false hope in the deep South Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai completes his team Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Friends of Newin deny lobbying cabinet seats Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

ROUNDUP: Thailand’s new prime minister yet to announce cabinet Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Thailand’s new prime minister still deciding on cabinet Monsters and Critics.com –

Thailand: Calming the Political Turmoil International Crisis Group, Belgium –

THAILAND: Fighting domestic violence Reuters AlertNet, UK –

Meet my brother-in-law PeaceReporter, Italy –

Cabinet constructed Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD presents ‘New Politics’ Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai PM completes new cabinet line-up Xinhua, China –

‘Democracy protesters’ present unique election method as ‘New … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

New cabinet line-up remains unsettled Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Poonpirom to leave Energy Ministry Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thailand: Caretaker deputy FM Suchart elected leader of Puea Thai … Mathaba.Net, UK –

Complete cabinet line-up expected Monday evening Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Suchart to lead Puea Thai party Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PAD drops 70:30 split for House under revised plan Bangkok Post, Thailand –

THAI POST COLUMNIST PLAEW SI-NGERN: Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai has a golden chance Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Do not hold your breath over cabinet Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Politics still casts shadow despite entry of new premier Bangkok Post, Thailand –

White knights in Bangkok Indian Express, India –

PAD brainstorms over “New Politics” Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Ten great ways to punish Thai democracy Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

This week in Focus Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

suchart throws hat in ring Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Political situation to improve under PM Somchai : NIDA rector Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Most Bangkokians think PM can settle political conflicts : survey Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

New Thai prime minister to name cabinet amid suspicious opposition Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Democracy – ready or not Manila Times, Philippines –

Opposition urges ‘clean’ cabinet ministers Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New Thai PM vows to heal social rifts ABC Online, Australia –

War without limits among the privileged International Viewpoint, UK –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 22, 2008 at 3:08 am

Day 22 – Anti-government protesters Vs Thaksin’s new puppet

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Thaksin Relative Has Party Backing for Thai Prime Minister Voice of America –

thailand: Political turmoil puts off tourists and investors Monday Morning, Lebanon –

Thailand’s political crisis grows over Parliament Philippine Star, Philippines –

Thailand protest Cambodia over troop intrusion Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai expresses confidence if elected as new PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Security at parliament tightened Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thais Say Asean Summit Is On Schedule Bernama, Malaysia –

Thailand ready to host ASEAN summit despite political turmoil Xinhua, China –

Bangkok ready to host Asean meetings : Govt spokesman Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai ruling party claims consensus Washington Times, DC –

UPDATE 1-Thai ruling party rebels agree on PM candidate Forbes, NY –

Dissident PPP faction to back Somchai as PM, after all Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thailand: Faction Of Ruling Party Rejects Somchai As Next PM Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Thai Ex-PM: No need for gov`t of national reconciliation yet Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai party rallies behind Somchai BBC News, UK –

Somchai moves step closer to PM job as split in PPP ends Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thailand issues arrest warrant for Thaksin CNN International –

Far more bizarre Cebu Daily News, Philippines –

PM pick splits Thai ruling party Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thailand’s great train push derails on politics (Feature) Monsters and Critics.com –

No election – for now Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai MPs haggle for posts ahead of PM vote Reuters –

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers The Associated Press –

Thailand’s new economics and politics have collided Pattaya Today, Thailand –

Coalition parties oppose house dissolution Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Reason to grumble Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thailand protests: Conflict of elites Global Voices Online, MA –

Sign Asia no-shows reflect crisis impact Bangkok Post, Thailand –

THAI RATH COMMENT : Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai’s track record suggests he’s just not right for the job Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Academics support Somchai as next PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘People’s govt’ proposal fails to win support Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Ruling party backs Thaksin relative for PM guardian.co.uk, UK –

Thai leaders face new puppet claim Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Anger as Thaksin ally is nominated Thailand The National, United Arab Emirates –

Thai protesters sit tight while government bickers over political … The Canadian Press,  Thailand –

Thaksin clan in power play The Standard, Hong Kong –

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers The Associated Press –

Astrologers benefit from Thai turmoil Denver Post, CO –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 16, 2008 at 1:19 am

World focus on Burma (15 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi agrees to accept fresh food supplies
Mizzima.com, India –
But Nyan Win failed to clarify why the Burmese democracy icon has been refusing fresh food supplies since mid-August. Rather, he said, the detained party …

‘Mona Lisa treatment’
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
In Burma, the daily Myanma A-Lin (New Light of Myanmar) is a servile mouthpiece for the paranoid junta. The 14 other newspapers play “safe” by focusing on …

McCain, Obama on International Diplomacy and Immigration
Huffington Post, NY –
He also expressed criticism of the new UN Human Rights Council, which, he argued, spends a disproportionate amount of time disparaging Israel while ignoring …

Liberal Democrats call for strengthened International Criminal Court
Liberal Democrats, UK –
B. The place of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in outlining the rights that all humanity should expect to be guaranteed by their own and other …

Burma seat should be questioned
Mizzima.com, India –
The current United Nations approach, adherence to the moribund “roadmap to democracy” as proposed by the governing generals, holds out no hope that Burma’s …

Zeegone residents vigilant after robberies
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Since then, the resident said, local authorities have been spreading rumours that cyclone victims from Irrawaddy who are now living in the town were …

Authorities arrest relatives of activists
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The officials said they had received information that my husband was planning to raise a lantern on the anniversary of last year’s Saffron Revolution,” she …

White House hopefuls look to greater Chinese links
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
… both men failed to mention Tibet and were largely silent on human rights abuses. Arizona senator Mr McCain said Beijing’s links with Burma and Sudan; …

What is the UN’s next game-plan?
Mizzima.com, India –
Therefore, we, the people of Burma, insist that by using their power and influence the international community, governments, and institutions, ..

DVB speaker praises role of Burma’s citizen journalists
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“However, the entire world was able to get timely information on what happened in the country during the monk-led Saffron Revolution in September 2007. …

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Two women died in Myitkyina town, Kachin state in Northern Burma on Saturday, when a speeding military truck hit their motorcycle. They died on the spot, local residents said …

Two killed by speeding army truck

Sep 15, 2008 (DVB)–Two Kachin women were killed after they were hit by a speeding army truck near Myitkyina university in Kachin State, northern Burma, witnesses said. –

Travel restriction on Pegu Opposition

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Chaing Mai: Local Burmese military junta authorities have banned leaders of the Opposition National League for Democracy party from travelling outside their respective townships.

Concern over arrest of Burmese monk
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –

The arrest of U Thila Won is seen by democracy activists as part of a campaign of intimidation by the security services to squelch any public manifestations …

DVB)–The funeral of second-year zoology student Mahn Bhu Khee, who was brutally murdered on 10 September, was held on Friday amid allegations of official corruption in the investigation into his death.

Suu Kyi ‘malnourished’
Straits Times, Singapore –
YANGON – MYANMAR’S detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is malnourished after refusing most food supplies for four weeks, her lawyer said on Monday …

Betancourt, Dalai Lama, lead Sakharov Prize list
New Europe, Belgium –
Other past winners incl – ude Nelson Mandela, 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest in Burma; and Alexander Dubcek, …

Funeral held for student murdered in Myingyan
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
They are brazenly violating human rights – the blood of my nephew shows that there are no human rights in Burma.” The nephew of Myingyan district USDA …

Travel restriction on Pegu Opposition
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, authorities warned supporters of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a bid to avert another movement akin to last September. …

Six Nobel laureates visit LMU
Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription), Los Angeles –

The laureates also called for the freeing of their fellow laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, from her house arrest in Burma. Each of the laureates spoke for …

Readings and Talks
New Yorker, United States –
… commemorate the first anniversary of the Buddhist monks’ uprising in Burma and the twentieth anniversary of the civilian pro-democracy protests there. …

By Ashin Mettacara Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to meet with her physician doctor Tin …

Safe Water For All
WHO-TV, IA –

The men delivered the purification systems to the nation once known as Burma. The country was desperate for clean water after a cyclone hit this spring. …

Relief worker sees need for a NZ voice on Burma
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand –
In 1989 Burma was officially named Myanmar by the Burmese military . . .but those who are pro-democracy still call the country Burma.

Samak’s paranoia aside, Thai media scene is diverse


Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
While he reiterated that he would stay on to protect Thai democracy, he was still willing to ignore the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratic …

Day 21 – Three-week-long Thai anti-government protest seems to go on

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newin faction unfurls its banner of revolt Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

What they say about Somchai Wongsawat Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Somchai seems the best bet from PPP Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Clowning or crowning for Somchai’s latest adventure Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

At Large Beyond talk Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Cambodia asks if Thais able to host ASEAN summit GMA news.tv, Philippines –

That bumpy ride called Democracy Malaya, Philippines –

A recipe for Thai-style ‘political stability’ Manila Times, Philippines –

Ruling party at odds over naming new premier; could force House … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai caretaker deputy PM resigns Xinhua, China –

Thailand’s political crisis deepens with controversial nominee for PM CBC.ca, Canada –

PAD proposes “People Revolution Government” Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PPP faces break-up over Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai protesters angered by Somchai nomination for Thai PM Radio Australia, Australia –

Thaksin In-law Picked to Be Thai PM Alalam News Network, Iran –

Commerce Minister confident export growth to reach 25% this year Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thaksin relative backed as Thai PM Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai shares down on Lehman bankruptcy Nation Multimedia, Thailand – 1

Thaksin relative wins ruling party backing for PM The Associated Press –

Thai ruling party leaders back Somchai for PM AFP –

Thai shares nosedive on concerns over financial institution … Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

FACTBOX – Somchai Wongsawat TVNZ, New Zealand –

Democrat Chief Advisor says new PM must be able to resolve … Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Thailand at a political crossroad United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

PAD says no to “nominee” Somchai Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thais Want to Vote Wall Street Journal –

Admiring the Thai experience Manila Standard Today, Philippines –

Solution lies in parliament Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Political Crisis Derailing Growth, Surapong Says (Update2) Bloomberg –

Political Turmoil in Thailand Boosts Business for Astrologers Wall Street Journal –

No reduction in police forces after emergency lifted Bangkok Post, Thailand –

MiniVDO: People in Phuket closely follow the Prime Minister … Thailand National News Bureau, Thailand –

Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat leaving the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters after lifting the state of emergency in Bangkok, 12 days after it was enfoerced. — PHOTO: REUTERS

Thailand’s Economic Growth Set to Lag as Political Woes Persist Bloomberg –

No Support Yet For Thai Stocks RTT News, NY –

Thai stocks expected to rally International Herald Tribune, France –

Govt agrees on trio of contenders for PM’s job Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Business welcomes end of emergency Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Bangkok seeksto win back smiles TODAYonline, Singapore –

Thai politicians squeezed by courts Kuwait Times, Kuwait –

Cracks appear in Samak’s party Electric New Paper, Singapore –

Country must embrace ‘New Politics’ or implode- Suriyasai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

A master’s timeless teachings Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

The evolving anatomy of the PAD Nation Multimedia, Thailand

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 15, 2008 at 2:27 am

Day 20 – Surreal Thailand

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Thailand’s Acting Prime Minister Lifts State of Emergency Voice of America –

Train resumes service from Hat Yai to Malaysia Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Drop in Thai tourism leads to plea for end to crisis International Herald Tribune, France –

Battered Thai stocks get a reason to rally International Herald Tribune, France –

Anti-govt coalition rejects proposal on dropping charges against them Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

PAD continues protesting after emergency lifted Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Somchai the favourite to be next PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP now backs Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Thai ruling party to pick new PM Monday Xinhua, China –

Thailand lifts state of emergency Channel 4 News, UK –

Thailand lifts state of emergency AFP –

Not many will oppose if new PM is from PPP: Poll Bangkok Post, Thailand –

State of emergency lifted in Bangkok The Associated Press –

Thai government, security chiefs meet on emergency rule Reuters –

Threat To Thai Democracy Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

EVN pleads poor as power crisis worsens VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –

Thai crisis deepens as Samak withdraws Financial Times, UK –

Surreal Thailand Financial Times, UK –

Somchai the favourite Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Emergency ends Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP backtracking on 17th Amendment The News International, Pakistan –

Paul Anthony McDermott: When the law is an ass, give it a good kick Times Online, UK –

Impasse on next PM Straits Times, Singapore –

Successor to Samak unlikely to appease protesters in Thailand South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

Thai ruling party set to name PM choice on September 15: candidate AFP –

PPP now backs Somchai Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Ex-TRT executives join PPP talks on next PM Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 14, 2008 at 1:34 am

Day 19 – Thai politics pulled back from brink.. for now

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Democrat: New PM could be nominated next week Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai ruling party considers new candidates for PM International Herald Tribune, France

Thai ruling party set to name PM nominee: candidate AFP –

Democrats not being opportunistic by nominating Abhisit as new Thai PM Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai ruling party to name PM choice Monday: candidate AFP –

Democrat Party believes new Thai PM could be nominated next week Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai ruling coalition begins search for new PM Reuters –

Somchai, Sompong are candidates for PM Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Two Different Political Animals Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

And the next Thai PM is? Straits Times, Singapore –

PAD to spread new political ideology prior to PM election date Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Samak should not return Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘State of Emergency’ order must go: Weerasak Phuket Gazette, Thailand –

PAD wants coalition parties to revise their roles Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Police worsen traffic Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak steps aside after embarrassing no-vote Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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News Analysis Power of the People Fights Democracy in Thai Protests
New York Times –
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK – It looks a lot like a “people power” revolution, the kind of brave and joyous pro-democracy uprising that has toppled dictators from the Philippines to Serbia.

Still no solution Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

Business leaders exult as Samak signals exit Bangkok Post, Thailand –

A battle of wits, then the game called off Bangkok Post, Thailand –

‘Gang of four’ politicians get first taste of defeat Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Rules of democracy or laws of nature? Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak Steps Down As Thai Political Crisis Remains Tense Forbes, NY –

Retailers want voice on laws Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP waiting for Senate elections to restore 1973 Constitution … The News International, Pakistan –

Asian Currencies Post Weekly Decline as Investors Sell Equities Bloomberg –

First taste of fish stomach soup Vail Daily News, CO –

Deserted by allies, Samak bows out
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

The paradoxes of democracy Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Samak to step down Straits Times, Singapore –

A look at candidates for Thailand’s next premier The Associated Press –

Why Samak’s removal solves little BBC News, UK –

Shared premiership would help cool tensions Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PPP needs Senate majority to make Constitutional amendments: AGP The News International, Pakistan –

Politics pulled back from the brink… for now Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
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September 13, 2008 at 1:32 am

Day 18 – Samak ends bid to return as Thai PM

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Samak Sundaravej abandons attempt to return as Thai PM, but crisis … Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Bird grounded – and that’s final Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Samak ends bid to return as Thai PM after revolt AFP –

In pictures: Life among Thai protesters BBC News, UK –

Ousted Thai prime minister won’t lead party The Associated Press –

Thailand’s Samak bows out of PM bid Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Samak withdraws bid to be Thai PM: official AFP –

Samak won’t return as Thai PM The Times, South Africa –

Democrats not being opportunistic by nominating Abhisit as new Thai PM Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Samak withdraws from Thai PM vote: aide Washington Post, United States –

Coalition parties ready for People Power-led govt Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Samak accepts nomination by PPP Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

PPP snubs judiciary and declares war on opponents Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

More calls for national unity govt Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

No quorum in parliament, PM’s election postponed AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Thai party ‘drops Samak for PM’ BBC News, UK –

Samak ends bid to return as Thai PM ABS CBN News, Philippines –

Thailand‘s Samak isolated as friends desert him Olberlin, KS –

Thai parliament postpones vote to elect PM CNN –

Boycott delays vote on Thai PM Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai Government in chaos over push to reinstate Samak The Australian, Australia –

Thai PM re-election vote delayed BBC News, UK –

LEAD: Thai Parliament vote for new prime minister postponed to Wed. Yahoo, Thailand –

Power of the People Fights Democracy in Thai Protests New York Times, United States –

Thai parliament postpones prime minister vote The Associated Press –

Thai shares seen down on prolonged political woes Forbes, NY –

Thai democracy Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

Thai parties make last-minute decision on not attending Parliament … People’s Daily Online, China –

Most foreign investors still keen to invest in Thailand Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai Rath columnist Mud Lek : Bangkok Post, Thailand –

PPP’s tainted heroes Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak tension mounts Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Anupong backs unity govt idea Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The tyranny of Thai nationalism United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –

Good for the spirit Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Consumer confidence plummets Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Compromise needed to resolve Thailand’s political crisis The Canberra Times, Australia –

Thai Aug consumer mood fell to lowest in 2008 Daily Times, Pakistan –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 12, 2008 at 4:46 am

World focus on Burma (11 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi meets her lawyer again
Mizzima.com, India –
She was last arrested in May 2003 following a brutal attack by junta-backed mobs on her motorcade in upper Burma’s Depayin town. In May, the junta extended …

Karen Hodges travels to Burma with NCP, offers aid
Etownian, PA –
Burma, the most poverty-ridden location in Southeast Asia, has recently come under devastation from the Cyclone Nargis that struck in May 2008 leaving …

Operation Blessing International mobilizing medical teams and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

Security blanket at hospital where Daw Suu’s aide is admitted
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – A security blanket envelops the Muslim Charity Hospital on Barr Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon where Win Pa Pa, daughter of Khin Khin Win, …

Nilar Thein arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime’s doubling of fuel prices. …

Burmese PM Outlines Post-Cyclone Relief, Rehabilitation Work …
RedOrbit, TX –
11 (Xinhua) – Over 1 million people in Myanmar’s storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted …

88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
… recipients of the Czech Republic’s Homo Homini award for their promotion of democracy, human rights and nonviolent solutions in Burma’s political conflicts.

Cooking lessons, guilty; coup, no problem
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. …

A Burmese blogger monk wins NP contest
OpEdNews, PA –

This prize is dedicated to my woman hero Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and my country Burma. I will donate it to an organization.Patgarcia also deserves to be a …

Musician Peter Gabriel has been named Ambassador of Conscience 2008 by human rights group Amnesty International. Gabriel was presented with the honour by U2 …

Will the UN unseat the junta?
Mizzima.com, India –
The first claim references the annulled 1990 election results, the latter that of systematic human rights abuses by the junta directed at its own citizenry. …

Exiled opposition MPs contest junta’s UN seat
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
NCUB spokesperson U Myint Thein said the campaign was intended to highlight that the military regime did not legitimately represent the people of Burma. …

Suu Kyi meets again with lawyer
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for two hours with her lawyer on Thursday, witnesses said, amid worries for her health after her …

US voices concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
It has been almost a month since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stopped receiving food deliveries. Amidst reports that she is on hunger strike …

Nilar Thein Arrested, Sources Say
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burmese security forces have reportedly hunted down and arrested the prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago. …

Burma: Status of Aung San Suu Kyi
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
We continue to urge the Burmese regime to release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as all other political prisoners and begin a …

Swedes mark fifth anniversary of death of Anna Lindh
TopNews, India –
… of Myanmar, a former student activist, who has lived in exile for the past 20 years and is currently based in Thailand where she is active in the Burma …

Burmese Dissidents in Exile Challenge Junta’s UN Seat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… because it had committed state-sponsored violence, particularly in the brutal ambush on democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in Depayin, …

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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The Secretary-General received a letter yesterday from the organization of Myanmar politicians who were elected to Parliament in 1990 seeking to replace the …

Cyclone relief effort boosts Irrawaddy healthcare
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After the cyclone hit Burma in early May, doctors and surgeons came from all over Burma to treat patients. Ko Vanku of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters …

Gambari to brief Security Council today
Mizzima.com, India –
United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is poised to meet with Security Council members Thursday morning in New York, according to the …

The voice of art in a battle for freedom
Ode Magazine, CA –
… support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the past 18 years over her bid …

Vote McCain, Re-Elect Lobbyists
Fog City Journal, CA –
He fired one for ties to Saudi Arabia, two for ties to the military junta in Burma, a lobbyist for energy companies, and one who was with a group attacking …

Campaigning starts in right earnest
South Asian Focus, Canada –
Their response to international crises- conflict in Lebanon, floods in the Philippines, cyclones in Burma and earthquakes in China- has been abysmal. …

Countering the drug menace
Zee News, India –
Burma, Laos and Thailand together constitute the Golden Triangle, which is the world’s largest source of opium. However, the opium crop in this zone has …

A second prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim?
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
If Malaysia does not wish to descend to the level of Burma and Zimbabwe, both of which were also British colonies and enjoyed the rule of law and freedom …

Ceasefire groups strengthen forces in Shan state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Eastern Command leader Ya Pyit also told the Haha Ja group, based in Homong near the Thai-Burma border, that if they did not lay down their arms they could …

Burmese losing the battle against rats
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Four months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, another natural disaster has struck the country. This time the ruling military regime has had 50 years to …

Junta sets new target for overseas job placement
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s Ministry of Labor has set a new target for overseas employment agencies, looking for each registered agency to place 300 Burmese workers …

NLD members questioned over bombing
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The NLD will never take up arms to win power – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would never accept that. She had said in the past that she doesn’t want to repeat the …


Day – 17 – Protests, unrest may continue in Thailand after Samak’s renomination

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Allies waver as Thai ruling party supports Samak The Associated Press –

Samak poised to return as Thai PM, two days after dismissal AFP –

Samak accepts to succeed himself AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Philippine Daily Inquirer Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Split In Ruling Thai Party, Objection Over Samak Candidacy Bernama, Malaysia –

Thailand’s Samak, Take 2 Forbes, NY –

THAILAND: Triumph in talks over sacking of union leader just-style.com, UK –

Thai Opp proposes national unity govt The Statesman, India –

Thailand’s ‘cookery prime minister’ Samak Sundaravej could be … Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Thai protests to go on amid uncertainty over PM euronews, France –

Politics this week Economist, UK

Thailand’s ousted premier gets a second shot at the job Visit Bulgaria, Bulgaria –

Samak poised to return as Thai PM, two days after dismissal AFP –

Cook up the Thai PM movie guardian.co.uk, UK –

Protests, unrest may continue in Thailand after Samak’s renomination Xinhua, China –

Add Pinch of Power, Dash of Discontent And Reheat Forbes, NY –

Protests hit Thai cargo industry hard Cargonews Asia, Hong Kong –

Thai protest leader rejects Samak’s return The Standard, Hong Kong –

Ousted Thai PM accepts nomination to return InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Thai ruling party ‘consulting’ coalition on next PM Macau Daily Times, Macau –

Thai ruling party backs Samak as prime minister AFP –

Reuters Southeast Asia News Highlights 0900 GMT Sept 11 Yahoo, Thailand –

Thai Political Unrest Drags Confidence To 2008 Low Post Chronicle –

Thai protesters say will accept no PPP ministers Reuters –

Army Chief calls for withdrawal of Emergency Decree Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Bargaining for power Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thailand: Parties Jockey To Form New Govt Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

Army chief asks govt to revoke State of Emergency Decree Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai army urges caretaker govt to lift emergency Reuters India, India –

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups Crikey (subscription), Australia –

Chaos, Uncertainty Continue Amid Thailand’s Latest Political Crisis World Politics Review –

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Day 16 of Thai anti-government protest : Samak…Ready, steady, QUIT !

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Thai parties huddle ahead of Friday’s PM vote Washington Post, United States –

Spicy twist to Thai political stew Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Betancourt wins Spanish award Ninemsn, Australia –

Thai Crisis Shifts to Political Bargaining New York Times, United States –

Thai opposition leader suggests to form “national government” Xinhua, China –

Thai opposition proposes national unity government PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Thai political crisis delays gold futures start-up Hemscott, UK –

Thai Political Turmoil To Remain, Says Former DPM Bernama, Malaysia –

Concerns of chaos in Thailand if Samak returns International Herald Tribune, France –

Thai protesters vow to press on Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Thai Lawmakers to Pick Premier After Samak Forced Out (Update1) Bloomberg –

Understanding Thailand Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

Thai Parties Mull New PM Choices Sky News, UK –

Not afraid to fight Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Top execs, academic oppose re-electing Samak as PM Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Thai coalition looking for new PM BBC News, UK –

Thais to vote new PM on Fri AsiaOne, Singapore –

Thai coalition divided over Samak The Press Association –

Thai court orders PM to quit, stalemate drags on
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By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai court ordered the prime minister to quit on Tuesday for hosting TV cooking shows, but his party said it would re-elect him within the week and protesters vowed to keep up a campaign that has paralyzed the …

SFGate: Day in Pictures San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –

Tasting and complaining in public Financial Times, UK –

Party puts its trust in combative Thai PM Financial Times, UK –

PRESS DIGEST-Financial Times, Wall St Journal Asia editions Reuters India, India –

Thai Court Forces Premier From Office Over TV Cooking Show New York Times, United States –

Thai PM convicted by constitution court, losing premiership Mathaba.Net, UK –

Thai PM in the soup over TV chef work Financial Times, UK –

Cooking show stint derails Thai prime minister The Associated Press

Ready, steady … quit! Pork leg in Coca-Cola does for Thai PM guardian.co.uk

Students back in the fray a welcome sign Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Thai Lawmakers to Choose Prime Minister After Samak Forced Out Bloomberg –

Market may react poorly if PM returns Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Samak found guilty Straits Times, Singapore –

Thai court orders PM to quit, stalemate drags on Washington Post, United States –

Thai PM disqualified Hindu, India –

Curious backpackers head to protest camp Brisbane Times, Australia –

PAD to continue protest despite court ruling Bangkok Post, Thailand –

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 10, 2008 at 1:46 am