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2008-10-09 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, Oct. 9 Kyodo - Myanmar [Burma]'s ambassador to Cambodia, Aung Naing, has died of a stroke, a Cambodian official said Thursday. Srey Thammarong, adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told Kyodo News that Aung Naing died at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Aung Naing, 61, had served for many years in military health departments in Myanmar and used to be one of the personal doctors to military junta leader Than Shwe....

2006-06-25 01:56:20

YANGON (Reuters) - The United States should back Myanmar's roadmap to democracy instead of seeking to oust the military junta, state-run newspapers said on Sunday. "The notorious villain has been following the old pattern of trying to topple the ruling military government," said a commentary published in several newspapers considered mouthpieces of the regime. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Yangon and is one of its loudest critics, wants the U.N. Security Council...

2006-06-19 00:14:54

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Buddhist monks chanted prayers to mark the 61st birthday of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday while pro-democracy activists around the world planned protests against the military junta. Rallies were due to be held in more than 25 countries across Asia, Europe and North America to demand the freedom of the Nobel Peace Laureate, who has spent 10 of the past 17 years in some form of detention. But their protests will likely fall on...

2006-05-27 13:08:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed a further year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said. As her previous six-month term of detention expired, the former Burma's ruling generals quashed hopes the 60-year-old would be freed by stepping up security outside her Yangon home. Armed police and barricades prevented any traffic...

2006-05-27 03:10:42

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed another year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said. As her previous six-month term of detention expired, the former Burma's ruling generals quashed hopes the 60-year-old would be freed by stepping up security outside her Yangon home. Armed police and barricades prevented any traffic...

2006-05-26 22:50:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi despite stiff international pressure for her release, a Home Ministry source said on Saturday. The source said it was unclear if the extension was for six months or one year, as it has often been in the past. As her previous six-month term of detention expired on Saturday, the ruling generals of the former Burma stepped up security...

2006-05-26 06:00:26

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan made a direct appeal to Myanmar junta supremo Than Shwe on Friday to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention order expires this weekend. "I take this opportunity to appeal to General Than Shwe and the government to release her," Annan said in a statement. "I am relying on you, General Than Shwe, to do the right thing." "For the democratic process and the reconciliation process...

2006-05-20 11:39:43

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health, senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari said after a one-hour meeting on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years. "She is well, but of course she is still under restriction," Gambari told Reuters in Bangkok airport after his 3-day mission to the military-ruled country. The meeting at a Yangon guest house followed an audience between Gambari and Than Shwe, the...

2006-05-20 08:16:24

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari met detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a Yangon guest house on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years, a government source said. The meeting followed an audience between Gambari and Than Shwe, the ruling military junta's supremo, in his new jungle capital. It lasted about an hour, according to the source, who asked not to be identified. There were no further details....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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