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Suu Kyi verdict postponement August 11

Ms Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won elections in 1988 but was never allowed to take power.Army-ruled Myanmar called it will hold a referendum on a new constitution in May followed by elections in 2010, Postponement of verdict was aimed at deflecting pressure after last year’s crackdown on protesters and August 8 is the 21st anniversary calling for democratic reform in the country.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent almost 14 of the last 20 years in detention.Many are opinion that this trial is a ploy by the regime to keep the Nobel Laureate locked up until after elections scheduled for 2010.Burmese court scheduled to deliver a verdict in the high-profile trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said it is not yet ready to make a decision and adjourned until August 11, according to diplomats.The 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest by harbouring an American man who swam to her house uninvited.She faces up to five y…

Burma rubies banned in US,EU,Australia

Burma rubies banned in US,EU,Australia
2009-07-30 06:46:04 - Gems industry still in news in Burma despite severe economic deterioration, Burma produces one of the world’s most expensive rubies.Though countries including the US, the European Union, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have slapped sanctions on Burma's gems, some Asian nations continue to buy them.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton last week, during regional security talks in Thailand’s resort Island of Phuket, called on the Burmese junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi saying if the regime releases her, it would help US reinvest in the impoverished country.

President of the United States Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed sanctions against military-ruled Burma, including banning
of sales and import of Burmese gems into the US. With a news brief White House statement on Tuesday said, President Obama has signed the bill into law, which received overwhelming support of the Congress. The law imposes a ban on all imports f…

New Asian Order: US Hillary way

New Asian order: US Hillary way

20.07.2009 07:57:07 Hillary Clinton with her first Public appearance in India to establish Asian order here mere talk in Gurgaon giving bashing orders to India to reduce carbon emission norms look in tone of police officer asking the sovereign Indian government to follow the global norms to which She heads as the chief officer.Indian peoples are taken aback with such attitude of US Leaders making the statement in inimical style causing more harm to friendly ties which needs more sane diction and wordings.US efforts to bully India on Greehouse gas embission has given bad publicity to US in making firendly terms with India. India has categorically stated that it will not accept any legallybinding reductions in green house gas emissions.Young Union minister showed his maturity and put up his subject in
balance way with touch of responsibiliy of statesmanship.

( - Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said that New Delhi is not running away from its r…

Hillary Clinton to address Asean FM meet in Phuket

Thai Foreign Ministry, official Virasakdi Futrakul,chaired a working dinner of ASEAN senior officials,told media that the officials discussed the plan during the meeting. Virasakdi said the plan will get approval from ASEAN foreign ministers who are scheduled to officially begin series of annual meetings on Monday on the southern Thai resort island of Phuket.

ASEAN foreign ministers schedule to begin series of annual meetings on Monday on the southern Thai resort island of Phuket.Indonesian Foreign Ministry Secretary General Imron Cotan said, "We have agreed to propose to our foreign ministers to issue a statement basically portraying that ASEAN countries are united to confront this act of terrorism." According to Virasakdi, the statement will say, "We condemn the act of terrorism that cause loss of innocent lives and urge the authorities to bring the culprits to justice." "We express the solidarity in supporting the Indonesian government and that ASEAN will re…