Thursday, August 2nd, 2007


Harassment of 88 generation student leaders by motor cycle borne groups, purported to be pro military junta supporters, has gone down considerably following the public stance taken by the leaders on July 31.
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The final-phase of the Myanmar constitutional national convention has adopted detailed basic principles for three chapters out of seven remaining ones to be included in drafting a new state constitution, an official newspaper reported Thursday.
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The editors and publishers of a number of Burmese publications yesterday slammed the Danish organisation Surrend’s decision to place a fake ad in the Myanmar Times, saying that the move had caused in a censorship crackdown.
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Burma is remodeling school curriculums and syllabuses along the lines of standards that o­nce applied under the British colonial education system.
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An ethnic Karen woman teacher from Burma, Paw Ray, has been elected an Ashoka Fellow of the international organization “Everyone a Changemaker.”
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Labour activists blame Burma for a failure in the Thai-Burmese joint effort to legalise illegal migrant workers from that country through citizenship verification.
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An agreement this week to build a connecting road between Burma and Bangladesh could mark the start of a new economic era between the two countries-or maybe not, say some regional analysts.
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Myanmar will implement a cyber village project aiming to enable every village in the country to have access to internet link like urban cities, according to computer entrepreneur circle Thursday.
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Myanmar backs a proposal enshrining human rights in a charter being prepared by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations but opposes any combative rights body that would embarrass governments, a diplomat said Thursday.
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The Assets Scrutiny Committee (ASC) yesterday agreed to press criminal charges against Thaksin Shinawatra for abuse of his position in ordering an increase in the amount of the Export-Import Bank’s soft loan to Burma.
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The European Union on Thursday called for military-ruled Myanmar to make the process of holding the National Convention more transparent.
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US President George W Bush has formally renewed economic sanctions against military-ruled Burma for o­ne more year.
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The Burmese generals live in paranoia of an American invasion all the time, despite no reason for such a belief.
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Yangon, Myanmar: We, the human rights defenders and promoters, aim to raise awareness about basic human rights and freedom, which are stated in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Myanmar People Aung San Suu Kyi’s 101-year-old aunt dies Yangon Khin Saw, the 101-year-old aunt of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has died, family sources said.
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Hla Pe, a lifelong literati scholar and former professor of Burmese at the University of London, died at his home in Moulmein, the capital of Mon State, on Tuesday, at the age of 93.
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