Service chief Khin Maung Htay and staffer Win Aung, in this week’s ‘Burma Focus’ program, highlighted the visit of U.N. human rights envoy Pinheiro’s fifth visit to Burma.
Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia’s three-day friendly visit to Burma where she opened the Bangladesh Trade Fair; the plight of Burmese refugees who are facing immigration problems in Dhaka.
Bangladesh, an NGO -- the Canadian Friends of Burma in Ottawa -- urging the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to look into the problems besetting Burmese refugees in New Delhi.
The informal ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Bangkok cut short by the Iraq crisis.
Burma and China discussing drug control; Burma vows to cooperate with Thailand on fight against drug trafficking along the border; United Wa State Army (UWSA) leader dismissing charges by some Thai officials that his group is planning to assassinate Thai prime minister for his anti-drug campaign.
Four U.S. clothing retailers to stop sourcing from Burma; and U.S. State Department’s spokesman Rich Boucher’s reaction to U.N. envoy Pinheiro’s remarks. Mr. Boucher said, “We have always placed the emphasis on an internal dialogue, because that’s where the political troubles of Myanmar need to be resolved.”