Source: Human Rights Watch
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(New York) – The government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva largely failed to fulfill its pledges to make human rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2010.
The 612-page report, the organization’s 20th annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizes major human rights trends in more than 90 nations and territories worldwide. In Thailand, there were growing crackdowns on protesters and other critics, including intensive surveillance of the internet, a failure to curb abuses by security forces in responding to the longtime insurgency in the south, and serious breaches of the country’s obligations to protect refugees and asylum seekers.
“While Prime Minister Abhisit sometimes said the right things about human rights in 2009, his actions didn’t match his words,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The government continually undermined respect for human rights and due process of law in Thailand.”
Mounting challenges from the red-shirted opposition group, the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), has made Prime Minister Abhisit increasingly dependent on support from the military for his political survival, Human Rights Watch said. In response to the UDD’s violent protests in Pattaya and Bangkok, the government declared a state of emergency on April 11 and 12. Soldiers used tear gas to clear protesters and fired on protesters with live ammunition. At least 123 people were injured and two killed in Bangkok on April 13 in clashes between armed UDD protesters, soldiers, and various neighborhood watch groups.
FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2010 17:50 S.H.A.N.
Thailand is hosting a meeting with some 20 Burmese officials in Maehongson, 25-27 January, when a 4 trade lane proposal prepared by Thailand will be discussed, according to The Manger Online yesterday.
The 4 are:
• Mae Sod –Moulmein
• Singkhon (Prajuab Khirikhan) – Mergui (Mrid)
The democrat administration has already approved B872 million ($26.5 million) for the first two projects, it added.
The proposed Maehongson-Naypyitaw roadway will begin at Huay Ton Noon, Khunyuam district, 67 km south of Maehongson. The projected length of the road is 200km.
According to Supoj Klinpranit, Chairman of the Maehongson Chamber of Commerce, the project hoped to link China’s “Go West policy” and India’s corresponding “Go East policy.”
ဇန္န၀ါရီလ ၂၁ရက္။ ေစာခါးစူးညား (ေကအိုင္စီ)
ထုိငး္ႏုိင္ငံ၊ တာ့ခ္ခ႐ိုင္၊ ထာေ့ဆာင္ယနး္ၿမဳိ႕နယ္ရွိ ႏိုဘိုးရြာ ဒုကၡသည္စခနး္တြင္ အေျခခ်ေနထိုငေ္သာ စစေ္ျပး ကရင္ဒုကၡသည္ မ်ားကို ေနရပ္သို႔ျပန္ရန္ ဇန္န၀ါရီလ ၂၀ရကေ္န႔က အမွတ္(၃) တိုငး္မွဴးကိုယ္တိုင္ လာေရာက္ဖိအားေပးေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္ဟု ႏို ဘိုးစခနး္တာ၀န္ရွိသူတဦးက ေကအိုင္စီကို ေျပာသည္။
၎က “တာ့ခ္ခ႐ိုင္၊ တိုငး္မွဴး ႏုိင္ထႏြန္ဆာ့အဖိလာ့ယူထီက သူ႔လူေတြနဲ႔ မေန႔က ဒီကို ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံႏွစ္စီးနဲ႔ လာတယ္။ တာ့ခ္ခ ႐ိုင္ထဲမွာ ဒုကၡသည္စခနးေ္တြ ထပ္မတိုးခ်ဲ႕ေတာ့ဘူးတဲ့။ ေနာက္ ဟိုဘက္ကမး္မွာ တိုက္ပြဲေတြ မရွိေတာ့ဘူး။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ ဒီစခနး္ မွာရွိတဲ့သူေတြ အကုန္ျပန္ရမယ္လို႔ လာေျပာသြားတယ္”ဟု ဇန္န၀ါရီ ၂၁ရကေ္န႔က ေျပာဆိုသည္။ continue
FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2010 14:17 ႐ုိးမ ၃
ေက်ာငး္တကေ္နသည့္ ကေလးငယ္တဦးအား တပ္သားသစ္အျဖစ္ စုေဆာင္လိုက္သည့္အတြက္ မိခင္ျဖစ္သူက လမး္ျပၾကယ္အဖြဲ႔သို႔ တိုင္တနး္အေၾကာငး္ၾကားထားၿပီး သားျဖစ္သူအား အျမန္ဆံုး ျပန္လိုခ်င္သည္ဟု ေျပာသည္။
ယခုလ (၁၄) ရကေ္န႔က ပဲခူးၿမိဳ႕၊ ဇိုငး္ဂႏိုငေ္တာင္၊ ပုလဲလမးေ္န ေမာငေ္ဝဦးခ်ဳိအား အထက (၃) တြင္ ေက်ာငး္တကေ္နစဥ္ တပ္သားအျဖစ္ စုေဆာငး္လိုက္ျခငး္ျဖစေ္ၾကာငး္ မိခင္ျဖစ္သူ ေဒၚႏြယ္ႏြယ္က ေျပာသည္။
“အဲဒီေန႔ မနက္ (၉) နာရီခြဲေလာက္က ပနး္လိႈင္
ေလ့က်ငေ့္ရးေက်ာငး္သုိ႔ ပုိ႔ေဆာင္မည့္ တပ္သားသစ္မ်ား
“အဲဒီေန႔ မနက္ (၉) နာရီခြဲေလာက္က ပနး္လိႈင္ စစ္သားစုေဆာငးေ္ရးကို ခမရ (၂၁၂) တပ္က တပ္သားတေယာက္နဲ႔ လာတယ္၊ အရပ္တိုငး္ၿပီး ေက်ာငး္သားကဒ္ကိုၾကညေ့္တာ့ (၈) တနး္တုနး္က ကဒ္၊ ေမြးသကၠရာဇ္က ၉၄ ခုႏွစ္နဲ႔ဆိုေတာ့ ငယ္တယ္ဆိုၿပီး ျပန္လႊတ္လိုက္တယ္ဆိုၿပီး ေျပာတယ္၊ အဲဒါကို တပ္သားက သူတို႔ (၂၁၂) တပ္ထဲမွာပဲ ေမြးထားေတာ့မယ္ဆိုၿပီး ျပနေ္ခၚသြားတယ္လို႔ ေျပာတယ္” ဟု မိခင္ျဖစ္သူက ေျပာသည္။ Continue reading “ကေလးငယ္အား စစ္သားအျဖစ္ စုေဆာငး္ခံရမႈကို မိခင္ျဖစ္သူက လမး္ျပၾကယ္အဖြဲ႔သုိ႔ အကူညီေတာငး္ထား”
Interra Resources (Interra) has said that its jointly controlled entity Goldpetrol, has completed the drilling of YNG 3234 in the Yenangyaung oil field in Myanmar as an oil producer.
Interra has a 60% interest in the improved petroleum recovery contract of the Yenangyaung oil field and also owns 60% of Goldpetrol, which is the operator of the field. YNG 3234 was drilled using Goldpetrol’s cooper LTO 350 rig and as such, drilling costs have been minimized, the company said.
YNG 3234 is producing through perforations in five lower sand objectives at rate of 68 barrels oil per day. This well is a continuation of Goldpetrol’s focus on drilling shallow to intermediate depth wells and optimized reactivations of old wells that have been identified from geologic and reservoir engineering studies.
——————————-Interra Resources Updates On MS-1 Well In Mae Sot Basin, Western Thailand
Interra Resources Limited (Interra Resources), a Singapore-based company engaged in upstream petroleum exploration and production, has provided an update on its MS-1 well in the Mae Sot basin of Western Thailand.
As previously reported Interra Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Interra Resources (Thailand) Limited (IRT), has a 50% interest in Block L17/48 (totalling 3,996 square kilometres) where the drill site is located.
IRT is the operator of record with the Thailand Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF) and as such, is responsible for all current drilling activities and any future project work in the exploration block. IRT also has a 50% interest and is the operator of two other exploration blocks, namely Blocks L3/48 and L9/48 (totalling 5,915 square kilometres).
MS-1 has been drilled to a total depth of 5,770 feet as of December 7, 2009 and after careful review, it has been determined that enough data has been collected to warrant making the decision to cease drilling. Although some zones of hydrocarbon source rocks were encountered in the borehole, the desired reservoir rocks required for hydrocarbon accumulations were not intercepted.
As such, there were no hydrocarbon shows recorded in the well, or other encouraging data which would allow the well to be completed as a hydrocarbon producing well. The well has therefore been plugged and abandoned.
IRT commenced this project with the realization that this was a true high risk/high reward wildcat, based on this being the first well in the basin and with the nearest producing well approximately 125 kilometres to the east and in a different geologic basin.
A further comprehensive evaluation of collected borehole data and all previously obtained geologic and geophysical will commence immediately to determine the effects and implications of this well on future work plans for this block (also Blocks L3/48 and L9/48).
Yan Paing has been named the Myanmar National League player of the year, after guiding Yadanarbon to the league and cup double.
Paing beat off competition from second placed Myo Min Htut, and third placed Moe Win.
Meanwhile, Soe Min Oo won the Golden Boot for his 12 goals. Shwe Hlaing Win was the best youth player, and Southern Myanmar won the Fair Play award.
Finally, Win Cho was named the top referee.
Published: 01.22.10, 09:35 / Israel News
A Myanmar Air Force fighter plane has crashed while attempting to land in Yangon, killing its pilot.
An official at Yangon International Airport said the Chinese-made jet crashed Friday morning near the airport while on a training flight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The cause of the crash was not immediately known