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  1. Welcome intervention

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We Burmese heartily welcome Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar's statement that the United Nations and some countries might intervene in Myanmar's political future ('Malaysia urges Myanmar to free Suu Kyi', July 28). We are helpless under the military boot and our political leader Aung San Suu Kyi is totally pressured by the junta in Yangon. The Burmese ...

  2. Persuade, not pressure, Myanmar

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... passed it almost unanimously. In fact, Myanmar's intelligence chief, General Khin Nyunt, reportedly told United Nations envoy Razali Ismail that Myanmar was not afraid of American sanctions ... from and ban remittances to Myanmar and freeze senior officials' assets. The act stipulates stringent conditions for lifting sanctions. The junta must stop violating human rights, ...

  3. Criticism of Myanmar's junta lacks any real force for change

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... criticise Myanmar's military regime for refusing to implement democracy, observers have agreed. International pressure has forced the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) to take ... concept rather than a firm proposal, one observer said. Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Aung Win, returned to Yangon last week after a tour of Asean countries to discuss the moves. In Indonesia, ...

  4. Myanmar's democracy road map may sideline Suu Kyi

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Military to formally present its plans for majority rule at Bangkok meeting Myanmar's military rulers will soon begin the process of moving towards ... Steinberg, a regular traveller to Myanmar who recently met junta officials in Yangon, said publication of a timetable was vital to allay concerns. He believed the military would take a major step ...

  5. Asean finally gets tough on Myanmar

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Myanmar to their club. Under intense western pressure following the military regime's rearrest of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is desperately ... was sidestepped by foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh. With strengthened United States sanctions against Myanmar likely to get Congressional backing and similar moves under consideration ...

  6. Myanmar: the dream dies

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The hope shared by western governments and human rights groups that Southeast Asian countries would be able to force democratic change in Myanmar has died. This week's summit of the region's leaders in Bali revealed the reality - that the Asian way of non-interference prevails. Myanmar's Prime Minister Khin Nyunt won plaudits from the Association of South East Asian ...

  7. Myanmar democracy plan ridiculed

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Critics say a junta road map leading to 'fair elections' is designed to keep the generals in power The plan for democracy announced yesterday by Myanmar's new prime ... have been arrested, freed and rearrested since the junta took power in 1988. Under international pressure, a national convention brought together Myanmar's main political groups in 1993 ...

  8. In a corner

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Myanmar's generals are in a difficult spot. They arranged the killings of about 40 supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, perhaps by soldiers in civilian dress because nobody else would dare ... demanded that Ms Suu Kyi and her followers be freed. Asean, hitherto non-interventionist, criticised Myanmar. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested that if the generals refused ...

  9. Burma: An Eternal Beauty

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Linda Ting Wareham's colourfully reflective work focuses on people and their environment. This exhibition captures the spiritual essence of Myanmar, and highlights the monastic life and village people. Daily until 8pm. The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9566 or galeriemartini.com. Until Nov 16 ...

  10. Yangon-Hong Kong flights to resume

    Posted Dec 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Myanmar Airways (MAI) will resume non-stop flights to Hong Kong from Yangon, the nation's capital, later this month. From December 12, it will fly a twice-weekly service ... of Malaysian-Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng's Region Air group. The company, which previously helped turn Vietnam Airlines into a modern carrier, was selected by Myanmar's government in early 2001 ...




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