Friday, July 23rd, 2004


More than 700 people in Rangoon have signed a petition this week calling for the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in military-ruled Burma.
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Washington: Dr. Zarni, founder of a U.S.-based grassroots organization the Free Burma Coalition, recently visited Rangoon for one day and met with officials of the Ministry of Defense.
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Kokang leaders interviewed by the Salween News Network correspondent in Laukkai during his June visit, after getting assurances that they would not be quoted, spoke frankly about their views on both their ongoing relationship with the military government and its National Convention, reports SNN:
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In February 2004, several Inter Pares’ staff members hiked into the mountains on the Thailand-Burma border to speak with refugees from Burma’s Shan State. This is a report of their visit.
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Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will urge Burma to attend the Bangkok Process when he meets with his Burmese counterpart Khin Nyunt next week in an effort to break the political deadlock in the military ruled country, Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said yesterday.
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China is willing to cooperate with Myanmar and continue to strengthen bilateral relations, Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan said Thursday.
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Intelligence

July 29: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on August 6 will launch his latest law-and-order campaign, this one aimed at curbing human-trafficking syndicates.
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The fourth World Buddhist Summit will be held in military-ruled Burma for three days, beginning this December 9. The ruling State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC, plans to invite about 150 delegates from Buddhist organizations in almost 30 countries. The summit will be held in cooperation with the Japanese Nenbutsushu Buddhists.
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