Police arrested three people Monday on suspicion of attempting to export a measuring instrument that could be converted to weapons production to Myanmar without a permit from the Japanese government,

3 held for alleged attempt to export measuring instrument to Myanmar
Tuesday 30th June, 05:10 AM JST

Police arrested three people Monday on suspicion of attempting to export a measuring instrument that could be converted to weapons production to Myanmar without a permit from the Japanese government, police officials said. The suspects, including the 41-year-old president of trading house Toko Boeki in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward and the president of a machinery maker, allegedly attempted to export in January a magnetic measuring instrument, which could be converted to produce missiles and other weapons of mass destruction, from Yokohama port in Kanagawa Prefecture to Myanmar via Malaysia, they said.

The attempted export was discovered before it took place, the Kanagawa police officials said. The Kanagawa police raided locations related to the case in February suspecting that North Korea, which maintains diplomatic relations with Myanmar, could be involved in the deal.
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Ban Ki-moon to travel to Burma

Published: 29/06/2009 at 11:26 PM
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Burma this week for an official visit, his spokeswoman Michele Montas announced Monday.

Ban’s visit to Burma on Friday and Saturday comes as the government continues the internationally condemned trial of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who faces up to five years in jail on charges of violating the terms of her house arrest, after an American man swam uninvited to her lakeside home.

Fresh visa headaches for aid workers

YANGON, 29 June 2009 (IRIN) – Securing Myanmar visas for international aid workers is again proving problematic more than a year after Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 140,000 people and affected another 2.4 million.

After Nargis struck, Myanmar’s military-led government initially hesitated to allow in large numbers of aid workers, but that all changed on 30 May 20008 with the establishment of the Tripartite Core Group (TCG).

The TCG – comprising the government, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN – has been instrumental in facilitating nearly 2,000 visa applications over the past year, with a fast-track process for workers involved in cyclone relief efforts.

But in March 2009 the government reverted to the pre-Nargis system, requiring international aid workers to apply directly to their respective line ministries, which in turn would submit their applications to the Foreign Affairs Policy Committee (FAPC), which handles all visa applications.

More than 200 visa applications are now pending with the FAPC. “We understand they (the FAPC) meet once a week, but it’s not enough to process the backlog,” Thierry Delbreuve, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yangon, told IRIN on 29 June.
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Day 14: Aung San Suu Kyi on “The thirst for democracy in Burma”

29 June 2009

Day 14: Aung San Suu Kyi on “The thirst for democracy in Burma”

The thirst for democracy is stronger than ever, for the Burmese have suffered much more since 1988, under the present dictatorship, than under those of preceding regimes. In reality, the gulf is widening between the Army and the population; it is a sign there is no hope for this regime.

(Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s Elected Legitimate Leader)

In honour of Burma’s Legitimate Leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th Birthday, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) will recall Aung San Suu Kyi’s dictum for 64 days.

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is the global campaigning and lobbying organisation to restore democracy, human rights and rule of law in Burma where everyone can enjoy freedom of speech, press, beliefs, assembly and rule of law that emphasizes the protection of individual rights.

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Key Rohingya suspect arrested, charged with human trafficking

BANGKOK, June 29 (TNA) – Thai authorities have arrested a Rohingya man wanted on charges of human trafficking for illegally bringing foreigners into the kingdom, mainly into the coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, southwest of Bangkok, according to a senior police officer.

Pol. Col. Narat Sawettanant, deputy chief of Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI), told a press conference Monday that the suspect identified as Karim or Ka-em Yasem,63, was arrested on Saturday. Police also seized four foreigner identity cards in his possession.

The man is charged with allegedly being a front for preparing identity cards for Rohingya and other foreign nationals to enter Prachuap Khiri Khan province in the past, Col. Narat said.

The alleged people smuggler said several Rohingya people who have lived in Thailand several years had set up a gang and joined with some Thai government officials to bring Rohingya people into Thailand, charging fees ranging from Bt22,000-30,000 per person.

A total of 7,089 Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority people from Bangladesh and Myanmar, along with other foreigners, were illegally brought into three districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan between 2005 until now by the gang, he said.

Pol. Col. Songsak Raksaksakul, chief of the DSI’s Foreign Affairs and Transnational Crime Bureau, said a Cabinet resolution in 2005 which allowed foreigners to stay in Thailand under guarantee by a certified community gives an opportunity to Rohingya people who are long-time residents of Thailand to bring their extended families and others into Thailand on guarantees issued by village heads, with local administrative officials later issuing them identity cards.

The ‘tea money’given to village heads and administrative officials is about Bt25,000 per head, Col. Songsak said, for human traffickers to could bring illegal migrants into border provinces, including Ranong and Trat, Col. Songsak said. (TNA)
General News : Last Update : 17:35:04 29 June 2009 (GMT+7:00)