Friday, July 9th, 2004


Yangon: Myanmar’s national convention aimed at helping draft a new constitution went into recess Friday, according to a delegate to the forum who said the break could last three months.
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Yangon: Myanmar’s military-run regime on Friday strongly criticised the United States for renewing sanctions and said it was too focused on the fate of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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July 8: Probably this is the last place God made for his children to explore, astonish and enjoy. However, after creation, the Almighty seems to have had second thoughts as to what should be the right time for letting outsiders into this vast expanse of snow-topped mountains and rivers.
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Let a hundred forums bloom
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Yangon: Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt will visit China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, diplomats in Yangon said Friday.
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July 10: Dhaka: Bangladesh police yesterday rescued 18 Burmese citizens including nine children from human traffickers in a residential hotel of Dhaka, according to a local news agency.
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The United States called on other nations to join it in putting pressure on Myanmar to pursue democratic reforms and release Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
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Asean’s position on Burma will only allow the pariah state to pursue its dark aims
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July 8: Statement on Sanctions by the Press Secretary

President Bush was pleased to sign yesterday a bill renewing import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
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