Monday, October 1st, 2007


A U.N. envoy was unable to meet with Myanmar’s top two junta leaders in his effort to persuade them to ease a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, but was allowed a highly orchestrated session Sunday with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Rights groups press UN to demand full accounting of dead and arrested
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Rangoon remained tense on Monday, with hundreds of heavily armed troops and riot police deployed on the streets and sealing off the leading monasteries.
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Yangon, Myanmar – Myanmar’s junta leader stalled a U.N. envoy for yet another day Monday, delaying his chance to present international demands for an end to the crackdown on the largest protests in two decades that one dissident group says has killed more than 130 people.
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Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka, who is in Rangoon to probe the death of a Japanese photo journalist, will hold talks with Burmese junta, Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
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Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma’s ruling junta has revealed.
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Rangoon is under siege and the crackdown on monks and activists has intensified, continuing day and night. The bloodshed in Burma raises the question: who was behind the violent crackdown and who ordered security forces to shoot Buddhist monks and innocent people?
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Hunkered down in war rooms hundreds of miles from mass protests, the aging, hard-line generals in Burma are known as a suspicious lot who view the West with disdain and rely on browbeaten advisers and astrologers to guide them.
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The family of a Burmese boy, who was killed during the junta’s crackdown on protesters last week, has been not been allowed to organize funeral Swan offerings to monks, according to an opposition party youth leader.
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Chiang Mai: The UN envoy to Burma, Ibraham Gambari made an unscheduled visit to a Burmese border trade centre close to China border today, sources said.
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Amid the noise and hustle of traders and tourists, the Ruili gemstone market in China’s southwest would seem an unlikely place to lead a movement for democracy in Myanmar.
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Thai authorities arrested illegal migrant workers in Mae Sot District before a brief protest demonstration against the Burmese junta by migrant workers on Sunday.
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The Burmese military regime’s restriction on the flow of food donations from UN agencies to vulnerable people in Sittwe and Mandalay will bring a host of more serious problems for the people in the area, says a Sittwe resident.
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Southeast Asian nations turned the screws on Myanmar’s junta, saying they were revolted by its ruthless suppression of a pro-democracy uprising, while Japan mulled sanctions Monday.
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India’s new army chief on Monday called a bloody crackdown by Myanmar’s military junta against pro-democracy protests an “internal matter.”
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Former Indian Prime Minister I.K Gujral and former Defense Minister and Member of Parliament George Fernandes today joined over 1000 Indians and Burmese activists in a protest rally denouncing the Burmese junta for its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Burma.
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Myanmar’s military regime is unlikey to reform anytime soon, Thailand’s junta chief said Monday, amid global outrage over a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Yangon.
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Myanmar’s democracy movement has emerged in a political environment polarized by the Iraq war as a rare unifying cause, bringing together Democrats and Republicans and groups as varied as Hollywood stars and evangelical Christians.
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Having violently suppressed last week’s monk-led protests, Burma’s military rulers are now trying to deflect international condemnation and calls for reform. How far they succeed in resisting while keeping a lid on further unrest could hinge on the stance of influential countries in Asia.
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Amnesty International on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to impose a mandatory arms embargo on Burma, and urged the country’s main arms suppliers-China and India-to suspend all deals.
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