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Myanmar seeks US help in battle on drugs
By Aung Hla Tun Yangon, (Reuters), March 09: : Myanmar’s military government urged the United States on Sunday to help it fight drug production and trafficking, or risk losing out to powerful drug lords. The United States has put Myanmar, considered one of the world’s top opium sources, on a list...
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Christian aid and prayers for the tortured and displaced of Burma
By Tara Holmes Saw Naing Gae is only eight years old. He has already witnessed the brutal death of his mother and father at the hands of Burma’s military regime. But his ordeal didn’t end there. He was then taken across the border and sold to a Thai family. He managed to escape and found his way...
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PM cancels all scheduled trips abroad
Bangkok, Mar 7 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday canceled all his scheduled trips abroad over the coming weeks in a precautious move to cope with a looming war in Iraq, according to Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik. Adisai told reporters that a renewed war in Iraq was expe...
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Chavalit Response: Thai retaliation restrained
Bangkok, March 08: Deputy PM reacts to Hun Sen claim that Bangkok has acted unfairly. Cambodia would be facing a greater level of retaliation if rioters had attacked any other country's embassy and businesses, Deputy Prime Minister General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh said yesterday. Thailand's re...
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Burma demands troops leave Doi Lang
Bangkok, March 08: A dispute over the Thailand-Burma border erupted yesterday when the Burmese demanded the withdrawal of Thai troops from the strategic mountain of Doi Lang. Burmese Lt-Colonel Aung Thien Oo said 32 Thai troops were stationed at the mountain, 23 on the hills and another nine on cl...
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Ethnic leader Nai Shwe Kyin dies at 91
By - Supalak Ganjanakhundee Bangkok, March 08: Mon leader Nai Shwe Kyin, who played a major role in Burmese political history, died yesterday at the age of 91. The former rebel and founder and president of the New Mon State Party (NMSP) died peacefully at his Myaing Thar Yar residence in the Mon...
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On the Lives of Tamil women in Sri Lanka - Tamil Centre for Human Rights
Paris, March 08:The lives of the women, mothers and widows who remain displaced still are arduous, declares Tamil Centre for Human Rights, (TCHR), a human rights watchdog group of the Tamils of Sri Lanka. The Tamil Centre for Human Rights which is based in Paris, France, in a statement issued on t...
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India: Crimes against women in Gujarat - denied and unpunished
On International Women's Day Amnesty International stands in solidarity with the women of Gujarat who were victims of gender violence during the massacres which started in the state on 27 February 2002. "More than one year after the beginning of the massacres which targeted the Muslim community, th...
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Women labour helps support families: Poll
Bangkok, Mar 8 (TNA): A number of Thai women go hands in hands with their husbands in supporting their children and families economically, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted by Rajabhat Institute Suan Dusit on the occasion of the International Women's Day, which falls on March 8, found...
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Women equality critical for reaching developments goals,- UN Deputy Secretary-General
“I am delighted to be with you on International Women’s Day, and happy to see such a distinguished and committed group of people of both genders to the United Nations for this event. Let me thank Angela King and the United Nations inter-agency team for making it possible.” Remarked Deputy Secreta...
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Nepalese women show a head for business
By Sudeshna Sarkar, Indo-Asian News Service Kathmandu, Mar 8 (IANS): "There are two recognised forces in Nepal," wrote a visitor to the Himalayan kingdom. "The king and its women." Nepalese women, despite the high illiteracy rate, social and religious taboos and deprivation of ancestral property...
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No confirmation on the arrest of the sons of Osama : US
Washington, (PTI), March 08: United States has said that it did not have information to substantiate reports of terror masterind Osama bin Laden's sons being detained following raids by allied forces in southwest Afghanistan. "We have no information to substantiate that report," White House spoke...
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Myanmar acquitted of culpable homicide charge
By - Jaspal Singh Teluk Intan, March 7: The Sessions Court today acquitted a Myanmar national without calling for his defence on a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder of another Myanmar national. Sessions judge Allaudeen Ismail said the prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Lailan...
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Princess Sirindhorn to visit Myanmar
Yangon, 7 March At the invitation of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand will pay a royal visit to the Union of Myanmar in the near future - The New L...
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Ditch illusion of quick solution: Pinheiro
By Diplomatic Editor Thet Khaing THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has urged the international community to abandon the "illusion of quick solution" and assist Myanmar in its transition. In a report released last week, Mr Pinheiro announced a...
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Myanmar – “Win, win if work together on drugs”
In a joint move teams from Myanmar and the USA will complete today (March 3) a survey on opium poppy production in Shan State – with a call from the Government urging the US to join more fully in the war against narcotics. "Working together is a ‘win win’ situation. We can win the war on drugs. Bu...
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Maheswaran denies LTTE tax demand reports
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: Hindu Cultural Affairs Minister and UNP Jaffna District MP T. Maheswaran, raising a privilege matter in Parliament yesterday, denied news reports that he had been asked by the LTTE to pay Rs. 55 million as taxes to the Tigers. He said news reports that appeared...
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Several foreign delegates due for talks with Govt., LTTE
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island:Several foreign delegates are scheduled to arrive in Colombo next week to hold discussions with the government and the LTTE prior to the next round of peace talks scheduled to commence on March 18 in Japan. The delegates include the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ia...
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PA says its in favour of a peace with honour
The Island: The PA, clarifying their position regarding the peace effort, claimed that they were in favour of a peace with honour but, that they could not agree with some of the aspects in the peace talks between the government and the LTTE. "We will certainly not disrupt the government’s peace ef...
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The Women League of Burma on women who have struggled for justice, peace and equality.
The Women’s League of Burma pinpoints those women in Burma face violence of different forms. In a statement issued on the occasion of the International women’s day, the women's league points out that in Burma many women have been raped, trafficked for sexual and other exploitation, forced to become...
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