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08/04/2010 : The government Centre for Public Administration in Emergency Situations (CPAES) on Thursday said it had succeeded in totally shutting off the United Front for Democracy's mouthpiece, the satellite-based People Channel TV (PTV) station, and was also closing down pro-UDD websites and radio stations.
|By DR. ZARNI|
|If there is to be a new beginning, it's the NLD decision to forgo the bogus legality of the party’s existence so that a mass political movement can organically re-emerge.|
| We are not in a position to punish Myanmar [Burma]. If China and India remain engaged with Myanmar, then we have to. |
—Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo
|By KYAW THEIN KHA|
|Burmese authorities are significantly restricting the way Rangoon residents celebrate the water festival, known as the Burmese New Year Festival, that runs from Tuesday to Friday next week.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The National League for Democracy says it will not take down signs and insignia from outside the party's Rangoon headquarters after May 7.|
|By KO HTWE|
|Two parties, the Union Democratic Party (UDP) and the Chin National Party (CNP), submit applications to the Union Election Commission to take part in the national election later this year.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Government officials refuse to give out the results of blood tests to residents in Mergui after several cases of lead poisoning were reported.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
|The Czech Republic calls for the UN Security Council to examine setting up a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Unrest in Thailand and controversy over Burma's elections are likely to overshadow a summit of 10 Southeast Asian leaders who had intended to focus on economic matters.|
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