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UN envoy Gambari to arrive -Monks Protest central Myanmar

Burma Buddhist monks today once again took to the streets in a peaceful protest march, from the Sasana Wihmula Monastery, in Pakokku town in central Burma.

Today morning more than 70 Buddhist monks in Pakokku town in central Burma today once again took to the streets in a peaceful protest march, from the Sasana Wihmula Monastery, popularly known as the west monastery, began marching the streets at about 8:30 a.m. (local time) and headed east, chanting and reciting the Metta Sutta .

"The monks are mainly from the Bodhi Madaing and Mya Monasteries. They headed to Shwegu Pagoda and chanted the Metta Sutta at the pagoda," said a monk.

Gambari is currently in Singapore, having completed a tour of regional capitals and promoting the Secretary General's approach to Burma, which is centered on engaging all relevant parties in an ongoing dialogue.

United Nations Special Adviser to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is set to arrive in Burma on Saturday, November 3rd, the Secretary General's…

Drug kingpin Khun Sa dead at 74

Drug kingpin Khun Sa dead at 74

Khun Sa, as the highest profile drug warlord of the fabled Golden Triangle, is reported to have died in Rangoon.

His death as occurring between the dates of October 26 to 28, a police source in Rangoon said the drug kingpin died on Sunday at his residence.

Khuensai Jaiyen, editor of the Thailand based Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN), said the former drug lord, age 74, was suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and was half paralyzed before his death.

"His body was cremated this morning at Yaywai cemetery in Rangoon without much ceremony," Jaiyen added.

Born in 1933, Khun Sa is best known for operating a massive drug operation in a virtually autonomous stretch of territory in eastern Shan State and along the Thai-Burmese border from the mid-1970s to mid-1990s, maintaining a command center in the northern Thai town of Ban Hin Taek.

The establishment of Shan United Army, called himself as a freedom fighter in opposition to th…

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Aung Kyi

Today at the eastern gate of the famed Shwedagon pagodain and streets of Rangoon hundred of riot police force and tear gas shell seen around the Rangoon Buddhist monasteries as barbed wire was erected around the area while police also took up positions near the Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city and other sites of earlier protests to curb any possible protests to mark the one-month pro democracy Buddhist and civil protests last month on 25 September 25.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken today from her well known location of house arrest at 54 University Avenue to a state run guesthouse, reports diplomatic sources.she met with Aung Kyi,Liaison Minister recently appointed by Senior General Than Shwe to act coordinator between junta regime and the National League for Democracy leader.

State media reported that the meeting was held at Seinle Kantha Guest House and lasted from 2pm to 3.15pm.The guesthouse has previously served as a venue for when Suu Kyi has been allowed to r…

India, China, Russia oppose sanctions on Myanmar call open dialogue

Harbin (China), Oct 24 Pranab Mukherjee in today's media report opposed imposing sanctions on Myanmar and pleaded for encouraging all stakeholders to advance political reforms and national reconciliation, a call jointly supported by China and Russia."We believe that the initiative taken by the UN Secretary General (Ban-Ki Moon) to open dialogue amongst the various stakeholders in Myanmar should be encouraged," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said at a joint press conference after the end of the third standalone meeting of Foreign Ministers of India, China and Russia here.

Mukherjee said India has also suggested that the process of political reform and national reconciliation should be expedited on a broad base and equally among all stakeholders.

"We believe that Myanmar authorities should be encouraged to engage in the process of dialogue with the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General Ibrahim Gambari, the initiative which he has taken should be encoura…

Myanmar seeks early visit of UN envoy

The volatile situation in Myanmar propelled Myanmar's military junta agreed to allow the UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to prepone his visit to Burma during which he hopes to initiate the kickstart a dialogue between government and pro-democracy opposition.

Nobel laureates from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa published a letter Wednesday to mark the 12th year of Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest.They called the detention of their fellow laureate the most visible sign of the brutality of Burma's military government, which they accuse of gross human rights violations.

The association of Women Laureate has written to UN to pursue to get their colleague Aung San Suu Kyi released of her house arrest from Junta regime and asked United Nations to take decisive action in this regards to secure the release of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Originally, Gambari was to visit Myanmar in the second week of November but junta told the UN that h…

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari concrete action about democracy in Myanmar

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari concrete action about democracy in Myanmar

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UN envoy on his six nation tour to Asian countries to stimulate Asian nations play important role in resolving Myanmar crisis in pursuing, stressing the need of Burma to restore to democracy in wake of sanctions imposed by European union and United States of America for the citizen of Myanmar to enjoy peaceful political and socio life.

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari today asked India to act with concrete action in regard to bringing about democracy in Myanmar.

Gambari, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today, said he had conveyed a message from UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon with regard to early solution to the problem in Myanmar.

"Theoretically, all of us can do more," he told reporters here when asked about his expectations from India in resolving the crisis in Myanmar.

He said he expects India to continue to encourage the authorities in Yangon to work with the United …

China will establish free trade zone ASEAN: 2010

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have seen fast growth in bilateral trade with the volume being expected to reach 190 billion U.S. dollars this year.

"The figure is expected to top 200 billion U.S. dollars in 2008, two years earlier than our expectation," said Zhang Xiaoqin, secretary general of China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat.

China and ASEAN are now each other's fourth largest trading partners. Zhang said, the China-ASEAN trade volume was 160.8 billion U.S. dollars last year, while in the first eight months this year, the bilateral trade hit 127.95 billion U.S. dollars.

Meanwhile, China and the 10 ASEAN members are speeding up the tariff reduction to facilitate the establishment of China-ASEAN free trade zone.

China's average tariff on ASEAN countries' goods was slashed from 9.9 percent to 5.8 percent now and will continue to drop to 2.4 percent in 2009, and finally in 2010, which is the scheduled time for the establishment of the free trad…

Global Aid Groups Ask Junta for peoples Care

Thirteen humanitarian global organizations working in Burma made a request to the military government to allow international aid groups to help to care the poorest members of society for their adequate health, education and food.

Inger Sandberg, an adviser to Norwegian People’s Aid, said, “The situation is getting worse, particularly for the poorest people after the oil and commodities price increases in Burma.”

The consortium said the military regime's policies have depleted the ability of local communities to give aid to the members of society who have fallen below subsistence levels.

Aid group called for a more open working environment for local and international humanitarian organizations and a significant build up of economical and health facilities,humanitarian assistance to directly address the needs of the poor.

Presently, international and local humanitarian groups cannot respond to people's needs because of constraints put in place by the military government, sour…

Crackdown continues even Bush announce sanctions

US President George Bush on Friday announced additional strong sanctions against the leaders of the Burmese junta and their business cronies while warning that more sanctions would be applied if the military regime fails to make progress in moving toward democracy.Troops raided a house in Tamwe Township in Rangoon early Friday morning, arresting five people who are connected to the 88 Generation Students’ group.
Soe Tun, a spokesperson of the 88 Generation Students group, told The Irrawaddy on Saturday that recent raids and arrests have sometimes involved the arrests of an activist's family members who are taken hostage in exchange for the activist who is in hiding.current state of affairs, Soe Tun said, “The junta appointed a liaison officer to mediate a dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi, but the generals are still going forward with their road map to democracy. It is not a positive sign. If they want dialogue, first they must stop crackdowns and arrests and release political prisone…

Million Burmese starving: WFP

Million Burmese starving: WFP
Myanmar and its people have tremendous potential. But the government's policies, its harsh travel nd trade restrictions, unnecessarily trap millions in lives of poverty and malnutrition, even in food surplus areas such as Shan State,- said Banbury.

2007-10-19 21:29:44 - WFP provides food assistance to vulnerable persons in Myanmar including HIV/AIDS and TB patients under treatment and school children in marginalised areas of the country.Myanmar and its people have tremendous potential. But the government's policies, its harsh travel and trade restrictions, unnecessarily trap millions in lives of poverty and malnutrition, even in food surplus areas such as Shan State,- said Banbury.

'WFP food assistance is desperately needed by so many people, but it is only reaching a fraction of them,- he said.

Even with greater funding for aid agencies, humanitarian assistance alone will not be enough to transform the lives of the millions of vulnerable persons …

Five million Burmese starving: WFP

October 19, 2007 - Its vast natural agricultural potential notwithstanding, one in ten Burmese remains hungry, the UN food agency said citing the ruling junta's refusal to pursue economic reforms as the root cause of starvations in the country.

Tony Banbury, Regional Director for Asia of the World Food Programme, who last week visited Burma, said on Thursday at least five million people, of the estimated 50 million population is short of food while numerous others wallow in extreme poverty.

"Myanmar [ Burma] and its people have tremendous potential. But the government's policies, its harsh travel and trade restrictions, unnecessarily trap millions to a life of poverty and malnutrition, even in food surplus areas such as Shan State," Banbury said in a statement.

The people of Burma, a country once known as the rice-bowl of Southeast Asia, are struggling hard to survive on meager meals, said Banbury.

While the WFP provides food to about 500,000 vulnerable people in Burma, …

Gambari to arrive New Delhi on Sunday

October 19, 2007 - Ibrahim Gambari, UN Secretary General's special envoy to Burma will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday, for two days of consultations on Burma with Indian officials, a UN official said.

"Gambari will arriving New Delhi on Sunday [October 21], and will have meetings with officials on Monday and Tuesday," an official at the new Delhi UN information centre said.

While details of the Nigerian diplomat's scheduled meetings remain undisclosed, sources said Gambari is likely meet the External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee and other officials of the MEA.

Gambari, who is on a six-nation tour to consult key Asian nations on Burma, is currently in Indonesia after visiting Malaysia and Thailand and will continue to China and Japan from India.

The UN envoy's Asian tour is part of the world body's effort to engage regional countries for consultations on Burma for possible pressure for reforms in the military-ruled Southeast Asian nation.

Gambari on Thursday s…

Japan slashes aid to Myanmar over crackdown

Japan cancelled about five million dollars aid to Myanmar an action to protest against the junta's recent crackdown on Buddhist and pro democracy demonstrations in which a Japanese journalist too was shot dead from a close range.

Japan, a bit reserve in its position along with its Western allies who have planned a global action to isolate the Burmese junta- regime.

Foreign Ministerof Japan Mr Masahiko Komura announced cancelling grants of up to 552 million yen (4.7 million dollars), approximately eighteen percent of the total grants and technical assistance Japan aided Myanmar last year.

"The Japanese government needs to show our stance. We cannot take action that would effectively support the military regime at this moment," Komura told reporters.

Japan, China,Malaysia,Russia with the United States and the European Union, has been one of the largest donors to Myanmar, Japan takes the plea that it only provides humanitarian aid to the country.

Japanese government had ear…

NLD Youth Rangoon hospital taken interrogation centre

Ko Mya Than Htike, a youth member of the National League for Democracy in Thingangyun township, was shot and injured by soldiers during the crackdown and sent to Rangoon general hospital along with five other patients who had also suffered gunshot wounds.

A family member of Ko Mya Than Htike told DVB on Friday that all six patients, who were still recovering from their wounds, were taken from the hospital by government officials on Wednesday to an unknown interrogation centre.

"We arrived at the hospital on Wednesday to visit Ko Mya Than Htike but doctors there told us government officials had come to the hospital that morning and taken all six patients to an interrogation centre," said the family member.

"His family is under close watch by the authorities as well. His wife can't even go outside the house."

He added that Ko Mya Than Htike had not fully recovered from the gunshot wound to his leg when he was taken from the hospital.

Reporting by DVB

Burma: 2007 uprising and transitional challenges

Burma: 2007 uprising and transitional challenges
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By Nehginpao Kipgen

October 13, 2007: The biggest uprising in nearly two decades, since 1988, has once again brought Burma* into the spotlight of international politics. The 2007 uprising is the consequence and subsequence of the 1988 mass uprising.

The students’ community, under the aegis of 8888 Generation Students, led the peaceful march on August 19. To prevent further escalation, the military authority arrested prominent student leaders and other active pro-democracy activists.

Economic mismanagement, spiraling out of the country’s political imbroglio, was the immediate cause for this public outrage. The protests may have been suppressed with coercion, yet the spirit of people’s desire for change will persist.
Given the history of Burmese army brutality on its own people, many analysts and observers initially did not expect the sporadic de…

Myanmar focused world Attention

New Delhi's relations with Myanmar has focused world attention and its stepping in silence zone have already acquired strategic dimensions.New Delhi is on its way on economic involvement with Myanmar in coming weeks as its key joint project Kaladan to easy access of Sitwee port Myanmar is an infrastructure to ease a safe passage from India to Bay of Bengal through Mayanmar port.
India is likely to invest more than $103 million in the construction of the port, in the town of Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine State, while Myanmar has committed about $ 10 million in the joint venture project. Mizoram is about 160 km the port.
Kaladan project is the strategic edifice that India is busy building with Myanmar over the past few years as an important trans-border infrastructure project that will let the land-locked North-Eastern states gain easy access to the Bay of Bengal through Myanmar. It envisages a multi-modal transport corridor and building of a pipeline that will bring natural gas …

Need UN observer in Myanmer-Junta appoints Aung Kyi a co-ordinator

Deputy Labor Minister Aung Kyi, a retired major general, was named to the post of "liaison minister," state radio and television said Monday night.

On Tuesday, the junta said it hoped to achieve "smooth relations" with Suu Kyi.
New Light of Myanmar newspaper news reported , Kyi had been appointed "minister for relations" to coordinate contacts with Suu Kyi, a country's democracy icon.
The junta had appointed Aung Kyi a cordinator, the idea "in respect of Gambari's recommendation and in view of smooth relations with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi." Aung Kyi to cordinate San Suu and UN officials as portfolio given to the coordinator.

Life in Rangoon and other cities are returning to normal.
Security eased in Yangon, some roadblocks were removed and visitors began trickling back to the heavily guarded Shwedagon and Sule pagodas, the starter and final spots for many of the protests.
The state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar said protesters could achiev…

India favours release of Suu Kyi

"The government of India believes that the release of Aung San Suu Kyi would be helpful in terms of the process of democratization and that she can contribute to the emergence of Myanmar as a democratic country," said Swashpawan Singh, India's envoy to the council.

Myanmar as a "close and friendly neighbor" with whom India shares "links of geography, culture, history and religion."Mr Singh further added that the crackdown on Buddhist monks on peaceful protesters a matter of concern.

The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh has told the Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that India favors an early release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and desires a fast return to peace in Burma.

"The release of Aung San Suu Kyi would be helpful in terms of the process of democratization of Burma," Prime Minister Singh told the visiting President of Philippines while dwelling on the on going crisis in Burma.

The Philippines President w…

Amensty International: Burma - Human rights emergency

Amnesty International today urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to address the situation in Myanmar with resolute action by calling on the Myanmar authorities to release all those detained for participating in peaceful assemblies.

"We urge the Council to strongly condemn the ongoing grave human rights violations in Myanmar and to demand an immediate halt to the violent repression of peaceful demonstrations," Amnesty International said in a statement presented at the special session on Myanmar.

"It is the duty of the Myanmar government to account for all those detained by its law enforcement agents, military and other security forces. Detainees should not be held in secret places of detention, and must be granted access to independent lawyers, medical personnel and to family members."

"The Myanmar government has a duty to account for the whereabouts of those detained and to guarantee their safety from torture or other ill-treatment".

Amnesty Internat…

Global support for Myanmar protesters

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari said he feared the real death toll could be much higher.Gambari said there was great concern over reports of night-time raids, arbitrary arrests, mass relocations and beatings.US said it propose new sanction to 15 member council if Burma junta fails to respond constructively to international concern.
Burmese junta for its brutal crackdown on monks and peaceful protesters is condemned and rally is organised in may parts of the world.Rallies Planned of Over 250,000 people in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya during the second peoples' parliament called on the central government to support the Burmese democracy movement and actively intervene in the Junta's crackdown on protestors.

More rallies around the world, including rallies in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, India, the Irish Republic, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the US.

Guwahati, another northeast Indian town, members of the press, academics and…

Myanmar junta contingent offers to meet Suu

Suu Kyi lineage and member of dynasty that spares her the Burmese generals.They are offering Suu Kyi's father this year with military honours. She has always adhered to her mandate as each time the junta released her from house arrest every time she remains with her people.
Even 12 years of house arrest in the former capital Yangon have not broken her but her weapons as her charm and determination is cause of fear for Generals.

Myanmar's Senior General Than Shwe made the offer to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi during his talks Tuesday with UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, state television reported."Senior General Than Shwe said during his meeting with Mr. Gambari that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been promoting four things -- confrontation, utter devastation, economic sanctions on Myanmar, and other sanctions," state television said.

"Then he passed his message that he would meet directly with her for dialogue if she announces that she has given up these four things,&q…

Gambari meets Aung San Suu Kyi : The Protests continus..

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Protest in Mandalay ,Taunggoke continues and Gambari meets Aung San Suu Kyi

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2007-09-30 21:15:41 - Esteves The Portuguese ambassador says the European Union wants the military junta to release all political prisoners, and also pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. He urges the Burmese military to allow the expert, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, to enter the country to conduct his investigation. Pinheiro, who is critical of Burma's human rights record, has been refused entry.

30 September: UN Envoy Ibrahim Gambari today met detained Burmese
pro-democracy icon and opposition leader Noble Laureate Daw Aung San
Suu Kyi in Rangoon.

United Nation General secretary's special envoy Gambari met the Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate for ninety minutes at the State guest house in Rangoon.

The UN envoy, who led a three-member delegation, met the Burmese opposition leader …

A meeting with Ex PM Chandershekhar in year 1985

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A meeting with Ex PM Chandershekhar in year 1985
International non-violence day is birthday of Mahatama Gandhi,Ex PM Lal Bahadhur Shastri,Madam Annie beasnt EX President of Congress party of India.

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2007-10-03 22:37:05 - United Nation has in its resolution on June resolved to celebrate 2 Oct as International non-violence day to make global community understand the importance of peace in our daily life.


My thought goes to my parlour meeting with former Prime Minister of India ,during discussion we were trying to find out the root of rampant corruption in high places which he had solo -slogan during the period of galvanizing the Janata dal in the year 1985.He gave a very appropriate answers to our thought and provoking discussion,Chandershekhar said," we are
country with hardly thirty five years age of independence and to expect all countrymen to work in perfection is next to impossible as the experience we have is too insignificant, i…

Sonia Gandhi in New York on IDNV to address UNGA

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Sonia Gandhi in New York on IDNV to address UNGA
The Father of Nation the Modern architect of India's freedom struggle- Mahatama Gandhi Birthday 2 Oct is being celebrated as International day of Non-violence.

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2007-10-01 10:58:08 - Mohan Das karam Chand Gandhi whose non-violence and non co-operation movements is still not believed as the master stroke to shift the change in government in world.Lots of study is underway to get to its depths to know its latent treasure.


New York, Oct 1 (PTI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived here to address the UN General Assembly in which she is expected to give a message of non-violence, peace and brotherhood in a conflict-ridden world.
The UPA chairperson, who is accompanied by her son and newly appointed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, will address the world body tomorrow morning when it
celebrates the International Day of Non-Violence as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversar…

UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur

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UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur
Sylvester Stallone said 'This was a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams.

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2007-10-03 22:35:18 - Burmese people are state of fix as junta troops offensive and brutality towards the weaker section women and Buddhist monks has attracted world attention for infringement of human rights.


Burmese people still await the US Envoy reports at UN but at home the junta"s troops are making sinister design to raid the peoples and monks
dwelling and arresting,detaining ,beating,booting and killing at their
will,raping the women, enforcing disappearance their will.

The UN Human Right Council, which held a special session on the human
rights situation in Burma on Tuesday, passed a resolution that
demanded
the junta allow a special Rapporteur to investigate it.The resolution said it "strongly deplores continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Burma, including beatings, killi…

UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur

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UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur
Sylvester Stallone said 'This was a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams.

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2007-10-03 22:35:18 - Burmese people are state of fix as junta troops offensive and brutality towards the weaker section women and Buddhist monks has attracted world attention for infringement of human rights.


Burmese people still await the US Envoy reports at UN but at home the junta"s troops are making sinister design to raid the peoples and monks
dwelling and arresting,detaining ,beating,booting and killing at their
will,raping the women, enforcing disappearance their will.

The UN Human Right Council, which held a special session on the human
rights situation in Burma on Tuesday, passed a resolution that
demanded
the junta allow a special Rapporteur to investigate it.The resolution said it "strongly deplores continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Burma, including beatings, killi…

UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur

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UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur
Sylvester Stallone said 'This was a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams.

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2007-10-03 22:35:18 - Burmese people are state of fix as junta troops offensive and brutality towards the weaker section women and Buddhist monks has attracted world attention for infringement of human rights.


Burmese people still await the US Envoy reports at UN but at home the junta"s troops are making sinister design to raid the peoples and monks
dwelling and arresting,detaining ,beating,booting and killing at their
will,raping the women, enforcing disappearance their will.

The UN Human Right Council, which held a special session on the human
rights situation in Burma on Tuesday, passed a resolution that
demanded
the junta allow a special Rapporteur to investigate it.The resolution said it "strongly deplores continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Burma, including beatings, killi…

US Envoy Ibrahim Gambri on way back home via Singapore

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US Envoy Ibrahim Gambri on way back home via Singapore
Ibrahim Gambari shuttlecock diplomacy with Burmese Leaders for two days

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2007-10-02 21:42:16 - International community wants India and china to play Leading role in the restoration of democracy as duo are economic partners with major stake in trade. China and India is following wait and watch policy to situation roll to normalcy.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007
US Envoy Ibrahim Gambri on way back home via Singapore
Ibrahim Gambari has flown out of Burma following meetings with the head of the country's military junta, Than Shwe and second round of talks with Burma's democracy icon Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, where he spent 15 minutes with Aung San Suu Kyi at the
military guest house where he also saw her for more than an hour on Sunday, an official said. US Envoy is on way back home may reveal the out come of his meeting with Burmese leaders may be at Singapore.
UN Secretary General B…

UNHRC resolves Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Special Rapporteur

Burmese people still await the US Envoy reports at UN but at home the junta"s troops are making sinister design to raid the peoples and monks dwelling and arresting,detaining ,beating,booting and killing at their will,raping the women, enforcing disappearance their will.

The UN Human Right Council, which held a special session on the human rights situation in Burma on Tuesday, passed a resolution that demanded the junta allow a special Rapporteur to investigate it.

The resolution said it "strongly deplores continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Burma, including beatings, killings, arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances."

"The council calls on the government of Burma to allow Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights, to visit Burma and investigate the situation," Aung Myo Min, a Burmese human rights activists, attending the special session on Burma at the council's fifth meeting, told Mizzima.

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Burma Prime Minister Lt Gen Soe Win dies

Burma Prime Minister Lt Gen Soe Win passes away

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Burma in chaotic condition has suffered another blow in political front toady as the Report of ailing Prime Minister Lt Gen Soe Win died at 5PM Local Burma time.

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Burma's ailing Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win has died at the military hospital in Mingalardon, Rangoon on Tuesday, sources said.

Soe Win, who returned to Burma on Monday from a secret medical treatment in Singapore, died at about 5:00 p.m (local time), sources added.

The Burmese Prime Minister is known to have been suffering from Leukemia and had secretly received medical treatment in Singapore.

Soe Win, who is a Senior General Than Shwe loyalist, is also known as "the Butcher of Depayin" for orchestrating the Depayin massacre in 2003 by ordering mobs to attack on pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's motorcade.

Sources said Soe Win will be replaced by Lt-Gen Thei…

US Envoy Ibrahim Gambri on way back home via Singapore

Ibrahim Gambari has flown out of Burma following meetings with the head of the country's military junta, Than Shwe and second round of talks with Burma's democracy icon Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, where he spent 15 minutes with Aung San Suu Kyi at the military guest house where he also saw her for more than an hour on Sunday, an official said.US Envoy is on way back home may reveal the out come of his meeting with Burmese leaders may be at Singapore.

Has the UN envoy been able to achieve his goal?
Secondly Are the people of Burma been able to communicate with their governance community.?
Normalcy has now returned in Myanmar,"Nyan Win, the country's foreign minister, told the UN General Assembly' He accused "political opportunists" backed by foreign powers of trying to derail its move towards a "disciplined democracy".
The comments by the onlooker on the road said,All the main shrines are open. There are fewer soldiers, significantly, on s…

Ban instructs Gambari on meet with General Than Shwein

Ban instructs Gambari on meet with General Than Shwein

International community wants India and china to play Leading role in the restoration of democracy as duo are economic partners with major stake in trade.China and India is following wait and watch policy to situation roll to normalcy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Ban instructs Gambari on meet with General Than Shwein

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon instructed Gambari in a recent telephone conversation to deliver a message to the generals, UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

"The secretary general asked his envoy to call on the Myanmar authorities to cease the repression of peaceful protest, release the detainees and move more credibly and inclusively in the direction of democratic reform, human rights and national reconciliation," Okabe said in New York.

Ibrahim Gambari, special envoy to Burma, was given an appointment to meet with
senior General Than Shwein in capital, Naypyitaw, an Asian diplomat said. United Nations office in Ran…

Ban instructs Gambari on meet with General Than Shwein

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon instructed Gambari in a recent telephone onversation to deliver a message to the generals, UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.


"The secretary general asked his envoy to call on the Myanmar authorities to cease the repression of peaceful protest, release the detainees and move more credibly and inclusively in the direction of democratic reform, human rights and national reconciliation," Okabe said in New York.

Ibrahim Gambari, special envoy to Burma, was given an appointment to meet with
senior General Than Shwein in capital, Naypyitaw, an Asian diplomat said. United Nations office in Rangoon says that UN special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari remains in Burma. Mr. Gambari has not met the top two generals of the country although he has been in Burma since Saturday.

"He looks forward to meeting Senior General Than Shwe and other relevant interlocutors before the conclusion of his mission," said the UN statement.

A Norway-based dissident news organisa…