新聞週報 Weekly Diary, No. 246 (21 – 27 April 2007) Weekly Diary, No. 246 (21 – 27 April 2007) HOLDING THAN SHWE PHOTOS DID NOT SAVE PROTESTORS! TWO BIRDS OF AFEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER! UN DUELS WITH KARENS! SHAN DRUGLORD THROWN TO THE WOLVES! Think PieceCan we fight injustice by being unjust? The Water Margin, Classic Chinese romanceThe World23 April 2007Boris YeltsinFormer president Boris Yeltsin, 76, who dismantled the Soviet Union and led Russia to Democracy, passes away of heart failure. (Reuters) International Relations18 April 2007Two US Army officials visit the Chittagong Hill Tract near Burma's Arakan State to inspect American-made arms and explosives that were seized by the Bangladeshi officials in recent years. They also visit some abandoned Burmese rebel camps inside Bangladeshi territory and inspect 長灘島the topography of the border area. (Daily Saikat/ Narinjara) 20 April 2007US General Accounting Office earlier this month released a report, entitled "Assistance programs constrained in Burma" points out that the junta had since 2004 tightened restrictions on assistance activity. The UN had already informed the Burmese that it would not accept 3 of them, including one that would require government approval of any UN hired Burmese national. (Kyodo/AP) 26 April 2007Burma and North Korea sign agreement to resume diplomatic ties. Deputy FM Kyaw Thu says the signing comes during the second day of the 3-day visit by his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong-il. Chinese foreign ministry welcomes the restoration of the bilateral ties. (Irrawaddy) Thai-Burma Relations24 April 20 有巢氏房屋07Thai authorities say procedural problems with Burma's junta are holding up progress in registering Burmese migrant workers. Burma wants Thai employers to take their migrant workers to processing points within Burma, a procedure that Thai authorities say is difficult and time consuming. The Thai FM will discuss the issue during a visit to Burma next month, says Manoon Punyakriyakorn, director general of Department of Employment. There are about 500,000 Burmese workers currently registered in Thailand. Many of the migrants had been forced to flee Burma with their families, says Migrant Assistance Program. (Irrawaddy) 26 April 2007Wachara Taengcham, chief of Tak province's Second Tak Highway Office, said the KNU had demanded one million baht ($ 28,570) in exchange for the safety o 買屋f a Thai survey team, PSV Consultant, working in Burma, between Thingannyinaung and Kawkareik. The first section, 18 km between Myawaddy and Thingannyinaung, was completed last May. (Bangkok Post) Politics/ Inside Burma21 April 2007Soe WinPM Soe Win, who has been in Singapore for medical treatment for over a month, does not enjoy the same prestige either at home or abroad like his predecessor Khin Nyunt. Khin Nyunt who was also chief of intelligence was feard by most commanders in contrast to Soe Win who is junior to most of the senior officers in the army including Kyaw Win, Tin Aye, Khin Maung Than, Maung Bo, Thein Sein and others. Outside, he disgraced himself after he said in 2004 at Vientiane he wasn't informed of Aung San Suu Kyi's extended detention. He could end up as a scapegoat for the 信用卡代償 junta's blunders like the 2003 Depayin massacre. (NDD) 22 April 2007A group of 9 protestors, two of them with pictures of Gen Than Shwe, who arrive at Rangoon's Thingangyun Sanpya market, shouting demands for lower inflation and higher living standards, beaten and arrested by Special Branch police. (DVB) Chicken prices jump more than 80% to 4.4 per 1.6 kg, and cooking oil 76% to $ 1.76 per 1.6 kg. (AFP) 23 April 2007The new capital is being built with three objectives of becoming an evergreen, air-pollution free and crime-free region, says the local Weekly Eleven News. (Xinhua) 25 April 2007U Ohn Than, a former politician, who stages a solo protest demanding political reform at Thein Gyi market in downtown Rangoon arrested. (Narinjara) Shans/ Shan State21-25 April 2007Shans hold last novice ceremony of the 東森房屋 season called Poy Hsanglawng in Piangluang, a Shan village in Chiangmai's Wiang Haeng district. A total of 89 boys participate in the ceremony. (SHAN/Bangkok Post) Economy/ Business26 April 2007Revamped part of legendary Stilell Road opened at Kambaiti. It is 90 plus kilometer long and connects with Waingmaw in Kachin State. The road was built by China. (Network Media Group) Human Rights23 April 2007Junta official press says the military will continue to crack down on human rights activists in order to fulfill "the wishes of the majority to live in peace". (Irrawaddy) 24 April 2007A new report titled Development by Decree: The Politics of Poverty and Control in Karen State released today says development implemented under the SPDC is "synonymous with control!" Aid needs to be implemented in a way that "minimizes its har 酒店打工ms and maximizes its benefit." The SPDC claims that model villages where villagers are being forcibly relocated are places where the regime supports development, but in Karen State, model villages are more like concentration camps. They lack clean water, sanitation facilities, schools and clinics and enough farmland, writes Karen Human Rights Group. (Irrawaddy) 25 April 2007Kevin HeppnerKHRG report suggesting UN agencies working in Burma are helping to keep the military regime in power challenged by UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar in a press statement. The UN strictly adheres to basic humanitarian principles, it says. KHRG meanwhile says given the restrictive environment in which international aid agencies operate, it is questionable how these principles can be adhered to. "We believe that debate has to move beyond 'to aid or not 房屋貸款 to aid'", says Kevin Heppner, KHRG founder. "Debate should be about how these agencies are operating." (Irrawaddy) 25 April 2007Two men arrested for possessing a video of Gen Than Shwe's daughter last year given stiff sentences: Than Tun 4 years and 6 months Tin Htay 2 years (Irrawaddy) 25 April 2007On 29 March, Cox's Bazar based newspapers reported Bangladeshi authorities saying the government has prohibited people renting houses to Muslims from Burma. (Narinjara) 26 April 2007 A 25-year old HIV positive prostitute says she is not interested in other business. "If I worked in a company, I'd earn 30,000 kyat ($24) in a month – in this job I earn that in a night," says Sei Sar Nyo. Her friend Sandar, 33, was "sold" by her mother to help pull the family out of poverty. During the day time, both work for MSF (Doctors without 21世紀房屋仲介Borders). There is a disturbing flippancy among older men, says Sei Sar Nyo. They would refuse to use condom, even though she explains she is HIV positive. There are at least 15,000 sex workers in Rangoon, estimate humanitarian organizations. (AFP/Bangkok Post)Environment22 April 2007Official media reports lifting of ban on selling chicken in birdflu-hit area of Rangoon after three weeks have passed with no new cases of the virus. (AFP) Drugs20 April 20078 Thai women, aged 22 and 48, have been arrested with 6 kg of heroin valued at $ 346,000 in Hongkong. The women had hidden the drugs in body cavities and in the soles of their shoes, bras, underpants and sanitary napkins. (AFP, DPA, Bangkok Post) 24 April 2007Police seize over 60 viss (96 kg) of opium from Panhsay Kyaw Myint's militia group in Namkham township. Result of Chinese pressure, say sources. (Mizzima/SHAN) 24 April 借貸 2007Panhsay Kyaw Myint's militia group disarmed. Kyaw Myint and his younger brother Kyaw Htwe have been absent throughout the event. (BBC/SHAN) War23 April 2007Indian press report visiting Lt-Gen Tin Aung Myint Oo, Burma's quartermaster general, meets his counterpart Lt-Gen Sudhir Sharma and Vice Vhief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Deepak Kapoor, to request sales of infantry weapons and ammunition. India has already promised aid and training during an earlier visit in the same month by Navy chief Soe Thein. (Irrawaddy) 24 April 2007At least 4 skirmishes break out between KNU and DKBA in KNU-controlled areas of 6th Brigade opposite Tak's Phop Phra district. 3 KNU and 4 DKBA soldiers plus 2 villagers and 1 porter have been admitted to a hospital in Maesod after sustaining injuries from landmines. (Irrawaddy) http://www.shanland.org/weeklydiary/246/weekly-diary-no-246-21-2013-27-apri 辦公室出租l-2007 .