Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007


Copies of a forged statement by detained National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are being circulated in Magwe township, according to local sources.
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Activists involved in the regular Tuesday prayer campaign at Shwedagon pagoda have filed letters of complaint with Burmese religious leaders over the bashing of campaigners last week.
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The appeal of National League for Democracy member U Myint Tun, who was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter, has been dismissed by the Insein northern-district court.
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Myanmar top leader Senior-General Than Shwe met with Li Tieying, visiting Vice- Chairman of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
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Over a 100 Bangladeshis have urged the authorities to stop the entry of expired drugs smuggled to Bangladesh from neighbouring Burma .
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Military-ruled Myanmar said Tuesday that it had seized 19 million amphetamine tablets last year, a five-fold increase over 2005, in its effort to crack down on rampant drug trafficking.
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The discovery of large sums of counterfeit Burmese kyat in police raids near the China border has reportedly led to a sharp rise in the value of the Chinese yuan in the area.
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The release of an “Update Briefing” by the International Crisis Group in early December last year ruffled some feathers throughout the humanitarian and international aid communities by suggesting that increased pressure by international advocacy groups, in conjunction with greater restrictions imposed by the Burmese military, had led to the withdrawal of Global Fund and put thousands of lives at risk.
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The ANC has parroted Pretoria’s stance on Myanmar, a day after Desmond Tutu blasted South Africa over its controversial UN Security Council vote refusing to condemn human rights abuses in the South-East Asian country.
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A US-led arms embargo against Burma’s military rulers is to be breached by India, with New Delhi indicating yesterday that it will supply a range of military equipment to the regime in return for help in dealing with terrorism in the region.
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European Union officials criticized Myanmar’s slow progress toward democracy and welcomed on Tuesday efforts by Southeast Asia’s main bloc to create rules that would allow sanctions against errant members.
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“Saya Tin Moe passed away,” read a text message on my phone this morning. The news made me tremble, and I knew that the day would bring grief to Burmese communities across the world and throughout Burma. The death of such a man moves beyond grief. Burma has lost one of its brightest sons, both literally and politically.
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In its maiden vote on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, SA came out against a resolution calling on the Burmese military junta to ease repression. Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called this a “betrayal of our own noble past”, and justifiably so.
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6-8pm, Tuesday 23 January, 2007

Wilson Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) will be launching a major new report on the persecution of Christians in Burma.
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January 19
For questions, please email:

Mr. Roby Alampay or Ms. Rosario Liquicia

seapa@seapabkk.org or call the SEAPA Secretariat in Bangkok at +662-2435579
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