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  1. The limit to living with a bad neighbour

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Southeast Asian countries shy away from putting collective pressure on the military rulers of Myanmar to honour their promises of political reform. They all belong ... statement issued by Asean leaders after their annual meeting, in Vientiane, Laos, at the end of last month made no mention of Myanmar- despite apparently well-founded reports that the junta had ...

  2. Myanmar's opposition in push for unity

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Myanmar's fractious opposition groups are attempting to unite to launch a fresh push for talks with the ruling junta about ending military rule ... rule,' the statement said. 'The alliance... believes the proposal provides a means by which Burma [Myanmar] can move through a phase of democratic reform without upheaval ...

  3. 'People power' shows the way for Myanmar

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Myanmar's military rulers will not give up power easily. They have resisted with despotic zeal five decades of pressure and kept their privileges and wealth. The coming together ... The verdict next Tuesday in Ms Suu Kyi's case might similarly act as a lightning rod for change in Myanmar. The country's people are suffering. Only by acting in concert can they expect ...

  4. Another gaffe by Myanmar's HK consul

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The most undiplomatic diplomat in Hong Kong is at it again. Months after Myanmar's Consul General Ye Myint Aung wrote letters describing ... by the 'Consulate General of the Union of Myanmar'. Charges that Ms Suu Kyi breached the terms of her house arrest were lodged against the pro-democracy icon after American John Yettaw swam across ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Asean must raise the pressure on Myanmar

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The existence of a seven-step 'road map to democracy' has proven to be handy for Myanmar's military rulers. The vague plan promises the drafting of a new constitution ... of an ongoing constitutional convention and other reforms yet to come, no real progress has been made. As the date for Myanmar to take over the leadership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

  7. Bangkok

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... would never be allowed into Myanmar, Dunlop and co-director Ricki Stern have made a Myanmese version of the Colin Farrell narration, stripped the film of its credit titles, made copies of it and had them taken to the refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border and, in some cases, smuggled into the country. 'Of course I can't reveal how we do it,' says Dunlop, only adding ...

  8. Monks' path of resistance

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... for helping to organise Myanmar's 2007 mass pro-democracy uprisings. The protests, led by the Buddhist monks, were brutally put down by the military regime in a clampdown that began two years ago yesterday. After the crackdown he went into hiding, but was caught and tortured in a police interrogation centre in the Myanmese city of Monywa the following month. Officers from Myanmar ...

  9. Sacking reveals a junta in turmoil

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Khin Nyunt's removal is seen as a turning point but will it strengthen or ruin the regime? The sacking of Myanmar's prime minister, General Khin ... repressive generals or leads to their downfall is now a matter for debate. Khin Nyunt's replacement on Tuesday with Lieutenant-General Soe Win, an ally of Myanmar's leader, Senior General ...

  10. History-markers Part 30: Aung San Suu Kyi

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Quick facts Profession: Politician, democracy activist Famous for: peacefully struggling for democracy in Myanmar Born: June 19, 1945, Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar) Married: Michael Aris The early years Find words that mean: official representative, discussed and achieved, lured, certain to happen Aung San Suu Kyi was one of three children. ...




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