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  1. Former strongman's release is a good sign

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia Correspondent Few acts indicate the remarkable transformation under way in Myanmar than the recent release of former prime minister Khin Nyunt. Khin Nyunt ... arrest. He was jailed following a purge in 2004. For years, Khin Nyunt played an important role in Myanmar's military junta during and after the bloody suppression of nationwide pro-democracy ...

  2. Ousting likely to disappoint Beijing

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... Larry Jagan The removal as Myanmar's prime minister of pragmatist General Khin Nyunt is expected to be greeted with some dismay in Beijing, according to well-informed diplomatic ... Nyunt came away from a trip to Beijing last month with an armful of trade deals and soft loans to boost his clout at home. According to regional diplomats who follow Myanmar closely, Beijing ...

  3. Brighter days?

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Can there be any more intriguing symbol for the remarkable transformation- and, yes, that is the word- under way in Myanmar than the release of former prime minister Khin Nyunt among other political prisoners last Friday? The former chief of Myanmar's feared military intelligence apparatus, Khin Nyunt was pictured laughing with reporters outside his Yangon home- ...

  4. Rights groups to urge UN chief to act on IIs

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Alan Morison in Phuket Thai human rights groups cited a South China Morning Post investigation into the illicit trade in illegal migrant workers from Myanmar in calling on the United ... the groups yesterday said: 'The South China Morning Post revealed migrants are being sold to traffickers during deportations in waters between Southern Thailand and Kawthuang [Myanmar ...

  5. Nine Thai soldiers to face military court over killing of Chinese sailors

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were aboard two cargo ships on October 5 when they were shot dead by gunmen on a section of the Mekong River that forms the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Thai police later discovered ... crisis, with China summoning envoys from Thailand, Laos and Myanmar to ask them to speed up the investigation. 'However, there was nothing we could do because of the limits of our ...

  6. Repugnant refugee policy must be disowned

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the rough reception that awaits Muslims from Myanmar who take to the sea in small boats in the hope of escaping oppression and poverty. As we report today, dozens of refugees were detained for hours ... and social problems posed by hundreds of thousands of refugees from a life of forced labour and political repression under the military junta in Myanmar. Some years ago former Thai prime minister ...

  7. Much-needed voice to lead Southeast Asia

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbours, China, Japan and South Korea. During that time, Asean has also been struggling with two levels of development, prompted by the joining in the late 1990s of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar ... is not popular with human rights groups for his tough stand on drug trafficking and political and ethnic refugees from Myanmar. Opponents accuse him of using his media empire to silence critics and push ...

  8. Power sharing

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your article headlined 'Mystery over junta's reshuffle,' (August 27). This is not a mystery. It is just power-sharing among the Myanmar generals. The reshuffle will not bring any benefits to the people of Myanmar. There are many generals in the waiting list for the inner circle of the government, and if a share of power is not arranged for them, the junta could ...

  9. Boatpeople won't be towed to sea, Thai PM says

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... detainees were shot dead. They told horrific tales of starvation and thirst. The Muslim Rohingya flee Myanmar each winter and head for Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. They face severe persecution in Myanmar. Mr Abhisit said investigations by the army unit concerned- ISOC- and the Justice Department had been completed and no prosecutions were needed, but he promised fresh evidence would ...

  10. Abhisit admits Rohingya have been set adrift

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... although he later promised investigations and demanded joint action by nations in the region to deal with the Muslim Rohingya. The boatpeople, who come from border areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar ...




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