Vol. VI No. 32 - Tuesday October 2 - October 8, 2007
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World outraged as Myanmar troops regain control

As many as 100,000 anti-government protesters led by a phalanx of Buddhist monks marched last week through Yangon. AP Photo/Mizzima News

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Chiang Mai gathers to protest actions in Myanmar

Over the weekend, beginning late on Friday afternoon with a rally at Three Kings Monument, a series of protest demonstrations and religious observances were held in Chiang Mai against the ruling junta In Myanmar and in support of the Burmese people now suffering a brutal crackdown against their peaceful demonstrations for freedom.

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Thailand denounces violence in Myanmar

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Belgian band “Belch” in concert with hill tribe students of Chiang Rai

Four musicians of the Belgian band “Belch” are in Thailand to prepare an unusual concert with hill tribe’s students.

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Volvo reveals new safety features

The Frankfurt Auto Show had ‘safety’ as one of the concepts this year, and as always, Volvo rose to the occasion, displaying some of their safety systems, already available as options.

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Expats birthday bash at Tuskers

Doy, Boong and Rachel join in to celebrate Expats Club 2nd anniversary.

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Little chance for monk-led protests

Confronted by a military junta willing to pull the trigger, Buddhist monks and democracy activists in Myanmar face long odds in trying to uproot an institution that has wielded absolute power for 45 years.
Every sign of dissent over the decades has been crushed, including a major uprising in 1988 that ended when troops gunned down thousands of peaceful demonstrators and imprisoned the survivors.
Typically, the junta blames the protests on a conspiracy by “domestic and external elements,” meaning the West and those in Myanmar who look to its support in the demand for civilian rule. The military trots out a motto underlining a different value system “peace, stability, unity.”

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