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Friday , October 12 , 2007
Burma at the Crossroads
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Burma at the CrossroadsHONOLULU – Burma, one of the world’s most repressive regimes, has only one way out of its current political crisis, according to America’s top diplomat to this isolated Southeast Asian country.“The only way forward is talks between the military (currently running Burma) and the protestors and democracy advocates,” said Shari Villarosa, the U.S. Charge D’Affairs in Burma, during....


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Wednesday , October 3 , 2007
Citizen Reporters
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The Nation’s Burma Watch Blog has received stories and pictures of Burma’s violent crackdown on peaceful demonstration from our “Citizen Reporters.” We appreciated their participation and wish to encourage our readers to continue to send their opinions, as well as photos, to us.Visit our weblog or send them to regional@nationgroup.com  1. Emelia EinarssonThank you for the information you have on your....


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Mrs Laura Bush’s statement on Burma
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October 2, 2007The White House Office of the First Lady Statement By Mrs. Laura Bush The deplorable acts of violence being perpetrated against Buddhist monks and peaceful Burmese demonstrators shame the military regime. Tens of thousands of Burmese are turning to the streets to demand their freedom—and the country’s military dictatorship has countered with horrifying abuses. Non-violent demonstration....


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Tuesday , October 2 , 2007
US charge daffaires in Rangoon Shari Villarosas interview
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With protests quashed and many monasteries empty, fears are growing for those who have disappeared into Burma's grim prisons in recent days - rights groups say more than 1,000 people, including monks and students, are missing."I hate to think where they might be, but we have gone by a number of monasteries and they are empty. And it is frightening to think why that is," US charge d'affaires....


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Monday , October 1 , 2007
Freedom for Burma
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Watch freedom lovers around the world joining hands to call for Burma's military junta to return peace and freedom to the Burmese people. The anti-junta protesters demanded that the junta stopped brutal crackdowns on the peaceful protesters who just demanded for their basic rights. ....


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How Japanese photo journalist was killed
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Monday, October 1, 2007How Japanese photo journalist was killedBurma Digest has filed a report on how Japanese photo journalist Kenji Nagai was gunned down by a Burmese soldier."Before junta switched off entire Internet system in Burma, phtos of junta soldiers’ shooting and beating on peaceful demonstrators were spread widely all over the world within minutes of the incidents."So junta orde....


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Sunday , September 30 , 2007
Global Action
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Avaaz will launch ad blitz against China over its Burma policyAvaaz.org. a global action organisation, is to launch an ad blitz to try to convince China to change its policy toward Burma. The group aims to hit China's soft spot, which is its plan to host the Olympics next year in Beijing, if China continues to turn a blind eye on the brutal crackdown in Rangoon and elsewhere throughout the country.He....


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Where is Tay Za?
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Sunday, September 30, 2007Tay Za might have left BurmaWith the political turmoil in Burma, Tay Za, the Burmese tycoon, is reported to have left Burma too. The Irrawaddy magazine reported that a Burmese worker in Dubai saw Kyaing Kyaing and her family members chekced in the most expensive hotel in Dubai, the Dubai Burj Al Arab.Tay Za, who is a close associate of Than Shwe's family, was also reported t....


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Friday , September 28 , 2007
Impact of Burma Turmoil on Thailand
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Friday, September 28, 2007Regional Market   Economic performance....


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Thursday , September 27 , 2007
Voice of Americas Interview with Mrs Laura Bush on Burma
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First lady Laura Bush gave an interview on Wednesday to Voice of America focusing exclusively on Burma. Here are the excerpts:Q    Mrs. Bush, thank you for setting some time aside to talk to us aboutan issue that I know is very near and dear to your heart, that you havechampioned, and that's the plight of the people of Burma.  We're here at atime when really the eyes of the world are on Burma.MRS. BU....


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Wednesday , September 26 , 2007
Captive in Myanmar
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Wednesday, September 27, 2007Captive in MyanmarBy Thanong KhanthongIn October 1996, the late Dr Montri Umavijani, who was my teacher, went to Myanmar. It was a trip that he anticipated for a long time.For when he was a child, he often imagined about Prince Naresuan being held hostage in Pegu in the seventeenth century. After his completion of a translation of the royal barge songs by Prince Thammatib....


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Monks vs SPDC
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007FACE OFF IN BURMA: MONKS vs SPDCBy Alternative Asean Network on Burma• Between 18 and 24 September, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks led massive anti-junta demonstrations across most of Burma’s States and Divisions. In the largest show of peaceful protests against the military regime since 1988, thousands of Burmese civilians joined the rallies.• On 22 September, hundr....


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Tuesday , September 25 , 2007
Monks defy military's ban on marches
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Rangoon - Tens of thousands of monks on Tuesday defied a military ban and warnings of reprisals and marched in the streets of , 's former capital, continuing a barefoot protest that has rocked  for more than a week. The monks marched from Shwedagon Pagoda to Sule Pagoda, where they flooded the traffic circle around the downtown temple, and then proceeded to other streets before dispersing back to the....


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Photos of monks rally in Rangoon
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More than 100,000 people flooded the streets of Burma's biggest city on Monday, joining Buddhist monks in the strongest show of dissent against the military junta in nearly two decades. The enormous show of strength drew a rebuke from the military government which threatened to "take action" against the monks, even as world leaders and the UN secretary general urged the junta to show restra....


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Saffron Revolution
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007Asean is sleeping!What is Asean doing while some 100,000 Burmese people, led by Buddhist monks, are rallying peacefully for improved economic conditions and political change?We all know the answer. ASEAN is still sleeping.However, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, who will take over as secretary-general of Asean next year, said in New York that he hopes the rally in Rangoon might bring ab....


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