Portal:Southeast Asia/2007 February 22

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February 22, 2007 (Thursday) edit history watch
  • Myanmar Troops in western Myanmar have captured a base used by separatists from neighbouring India after a week of fighting, a spokesman for the National Socialist Council of Nagaland has said. He said that 12 rebel fighters from India's Nagaland state had been killed. (BBC)
  • Myanmar Three journalists and one protester were detained by police in Burma after a rare public demonstration in Yangon. At least 15 protesters waved placards and chanted slogans calling for lower inflation, better health and education services and stable power supplies. (BBC)
  • Indonesia At least 15 people, including two children, have died after fire broke out on a ferry sailing from Jakarta to Bangka Island. The Levina I, with more than 200 people on board, was 80km (50 miles) from shore when the fire broke out. Transport Minister Hatta Rajasa told el-Shinta radio that 15 bodies had been recovered and that at least 275 people had been rescued. (BBC)
  • Indonesia A film about the 2002 Bali bombings has been banned in Bali. An official from the provincial film board said Long Road to Heaven could "reopen old wounds". It is Indonesia's first film about the atrocity and received its premiere in the capital Jakarta last month. I Gusti Ngurah Gde, head of Bali's film board, said: "We fear people who do not understand it would trigger conflict and direct hatred at a certain group." (BBC)