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ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ 21 2008 18:39 – ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္


နယူးေဒလီ ။ ျမန္မာျပည္ဆုိင္ရာ ကုလသမဂၢ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္၏ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း အမ်ဳိးသား ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးအတြက္ ထိေရာက္စြာ မလုပ္ႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖဲြ႔ခ်ဳပ္က ယေန႔ ေျပာဆိုသည္။

ကုလသမဂၢ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥတာ အီဗရာဟင္ ဂမ္ဘာရီ၏ ၅ ရက္ၾကာ ျမန္မာျပည္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသား ျပန္လည္ ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးအတြက္ ထိေရာက္စြာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ႏိုင္ျခင္း မရွိေၾကာင္း အန္အယ္ဒီ က ေဝဖန္ ေျပာဆိုလိုက္ျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္။

အမ်ဳိးသား ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးတို႔၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသားေတြ လႊတ္ေပးေရးတို႔၊ နအဖနဲ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ တိုက္႐ိုက္ေဆြးေႏြးေရးတို႔ ဒါေတြက ကုလသမဂၢရဲ့ လမ္းညႊန္ခ်က္ေတြ။ အဲဒီ လမ္းညႊန္ခ်က္ေတြကို အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ဖို႔လာတဲ့ ပုဂိၢဳလ္က အဲဒီလုပ္ငန္းေတြကို အခုထိ ထိထိေရာက္ေရာက္ လုပ္ႏုိင္တယ္လို႔ အန္ကယ္တို႔ မေတြ႔ဘူးဟု NLD ေျပာခြင့္ရ ပုဂိၢဳလ္ ဦးဉာဏ္ဝင္းက ေျပာသည္။

သူက ဆက္ၿပီး ခရီးစဥ္ တခုလံုးကို ျခံဳၿပီး ေျပာရမယ္ဆိုရင္ အိမ္ရွင္က စီစဥ္တဲ့ဟာေတြကို မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီက အကုန္လံုး လိုက္ေလ်ာ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ လႈပ္ရွားေနတယ္လို႔ အန္ကယ္တို႔ အဲဒီလို ျမင္ပါတယ္ဟု ေျပာသည္။

မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီႏွင့္ အတိုက္အခံပါတီ အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ ဗဟိုေကာ္မတီဝင္ ၅ ဦးႏွင့္ ယမန္ေန႔ မိနစ္ ၂ဝ ၾကာ ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ ယခုလို ဒီမိုကေရစီ လႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ားၾကား မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီ၏ ခရီးစဥ္အေပၚ ထူးျခားမႈ တစံုတရာ ျဖစ္လာစရာအေၾကာင္း မရွိႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း ျမန္မာ့ဒီမုိကေရစီေရး လႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ားအၾကား ေဝဖန္ ေျပာဆိုေနၾကသည္။

ထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံအေျခစိုက္ အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (လြတ္ေျမာက္နယ္ေျမ) ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးရာ တာဝန္ခံ ဦးညိဳအုန္းျမင့္က မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီ သူ အလုပ္လုပ္ေနရတဲ့ ေလာေလာဆယ္ ျမန္မာျပည္ရဲ့ အမ်ဳိးသား ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရး လုပ္ေနတဲ့အေပၚမွာ လံုးဝ မေအာင္ျမင္ပါဘူး။ မေအာင္ျမင္တဲ့အျပင္ နအဖ ရဲ့ လွည့္ကြက္ထဲ ဝင္သြားၿပီလို႔ က်ေနာ္ ထင္ပါတယ္။ နအဖ အခ်ိန္ဆြဲဖို႔ လုပ္ေနတ့ဲအထဲမွာ မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီ မသိမသာ ပါသြားတယ္။ မစၥတာ ဘန္ကီမြန္း ကိုယ္တိုင္ အဲဒီ အထဲမွာကို ပါသြားတယ္လို႔ က်ေနာ္ေျပာႏိုင္ပါတယ္ဟု မဇိၩမကို ေျပာသည္။

ဂမ္ဘာရီ၏ ျမန္မာျပည္ခရီးစဥ္ ၄ ရက္ၾကာသည့္ တုိင္ေအာင္ စစ္အစိုးရ ထိပ္ပိုင္း ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆံုႏုိင္ျခင္း မရွိေသးသည့္အတြက္ သူ၏ ခရီးစဥ္ ေအာင္ျမင္သည္ဟု မေခၚဆိုႏိုင္ေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ အတိုက္အခံ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ အႀကိမ္ႀကိမ္ ေတြ႔ဆံုျခင္းျဖင့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ ဖိအားေပးျခင္းမွ သက္သာရာ ရေစသည့္အျပင္ စစ္အစိုးရအတြက္သာ အက်ဳိးရွိေစေၾကာင္း သူက ဆက္ေျပာသည္။

ကိုညိဳအုန္းျမင့္ကက်ေနာ္တို႔ လိုခ်င္တာက ရလဒ္လိုခ်င္တာ။ ကုလသမဂၢရဲ့ မေအာင္ျမင္တဲ့ ျမန္မာျပည္ရဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီ တိုးတက္မႈကို ကုလသမဂၢက အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္ လုပ္ေနေပမယ့္ ဒီဟာက ျပည္သူလူထုေတြအတြက္ ပိုၿပီးေတာ့ ဝန္ထုပ္ဝန္ပိုး ျဖစ္လာမယ္လို႔ ထင္ပါတယ္။ … ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ ဂမ္ဘာရီေတြ႔ဆံုျခင္းဟာ နအဖ အတြက္ ပိုအက်ဳိးရွိတယ္။ နအဖ အေနနဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ဟာ အမ်ဳိးသား ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးအတြက္ လုပ္ေနပါတယ္ဆိုတာက ေ႐ြးေကာက္ပြဲမတိုင္ခင္ တရက္အထိ လုပ္မယ္။ အဲလိုလုပ္ထားရင္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာက သူတို႔ကို အျပစ္ပံုလို႔မရဘူးဟု ေျပာသည္။

အတိုက္အခံ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီတုိ႔ ဗုဒၶဟူးေန႔ နံနက္ပိုင္းက အစိုးရ ဧည့္ေဂဟာတြင္ ေတြ႔ဆံုေဆြးေႏြးရန္ ရွိေသာ္လည္း ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က ေတြ႔ဆံုမႈအား ျငင္းပယ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ယမန္ေန႔ ညက ထုတ္လႊင့္သည့္ ဘီဘီစီ ျမန္မာပိုင္း အစီအစဥ္တြင္ ေဖာ္ျပခဲ့သည္။

ယခုလို မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီႏွင့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္တို႔အၾကား ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ ပ်က္ျပယ္ခ့ဲရျခင္းႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ ေျပာခြင့္ရ ဦးဉာဏ္ဝင္းကလည္း ယခုလို ေျပာဆုိသည္။

က်ေနာ္သိတာက မေန႔ကေတာ့ ေတြ႔ဖို႔ အစီအစဥ္ ရွိတယ္လို႔ သိတယ္။ မေတြ႔ျဖစ္ဘူးဆိုတာ သိတယ္။ ဘာေၾကာင့္လဲဆိုတာနဲ႔ ပတ္သတ္ရင္ က်ေနာ္ မသိဘူး။ ဒီဥစၥာက မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီရယ္၊ ေဒၚစုရယ္၊ အစိုးရေရာ ၃ ဦးကိစၥပဲ ျဖစ္တယ္။ ေဒၚစုေၾကာင့္လို႔ပဲ ေျပာတာခ်ည္းပဲ က်ေနာ္တို႔ အဲဒါကို မသိဘူး။ အစိုးရေၾကာင့္လည္း ျဖစ္ခ်င္ျဖစ္မယ္။ မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီေၾကာင့္လည္း ျဖစ္ခ်င္ျဖစ္မယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔က အဲလိုေတြးတယ္ဟု သူက ေျပာသည္။

သို႔ေသာ္ ျပည္ပေရာက္ ျမန္မာအတုိက္အခံ အဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့ဒီမိုကေရစီေရး လႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ား အၾကားတြင္မူ မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆံု ေဆြးေႏြးျခင္းကို ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ျငင္းပယ္ခဲ့ျခင္းအေပၚ ယခုလို သံုးသပ္ ေဝဖန္ၾကသည္။

ဦးညိဳအုန္းျမင့္ကမစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီအေနနဲ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္ရင္ အပတ္တိုင္းေတြ႔လည္း နအဖ အက်ဳိးရွိတယ္ေလ။ သူတို႔ဘက္က အေျဖတစံုတရာ မေပးဘူး။ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္ တစံုတရာ မေပးရင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က လက္ခုပ္တဖက္ တီးလို႔ မျမည္ဘူး ဆိုတဲ့အေပၚမွာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဆံုးျဖတ္တယ္လို႔ ျမင္ပါတယ္ဟု ေျပာသည္။

ထိုင္းအေျခစိုက္ ျမန္မာ့အေရး သံုးသပ္သူ ဦးဝင္းမင္းကလည္းဂမ္ဘာရီ အေနနဲ႔က ႏွစ္ဖက္စလံုးကို ေတြ႔မွပဲ Mission အဓိပၸာယ္ ရွိမယ္။ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ဘက္က ဘာေၾကာင့္ မေတြ႔ႏုိင္တာလဲဆိုတာ မသိေတာ့ ေျပာဖို႔ ခက္တယ္။ တကယ္ ျငင္းတယ္ ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ မစၥတာ ဂမ္ဘာရီအေနနဲ႔က ျပႆနာ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္တယ္။ ႏွစ္ဖက္နဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဖို႔က သူ႔ခရီးစဥ္ရဲ့ အဓိက အေၾကာင္းအရာေလဟု ေျပာသည္။

ကုလသမဂၢ၏ မေအာင္ျမင္သည့္ ျမန္မာ့ဒီမိုကေရစီေရး ေဆာင္႐ြက္ရာတြင္ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္စရာ မရွိေတာ့သည့္အတြက္ ကုလသမဂၢအား ဖိအားေပးရန္ လိုအပ္ေနၿပီ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ဦးညိဳအုန္းျမင့္က ယခုလို ေျပာဆိုလိုက္သည္။

က်ေနာ္တို႔မွာ လမ္းမရွိေတာ့ဘူး။ ဆက္ဆံတာလည္း အက်ဳိးမရွိေတာ့ဘူးလို႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သိေနတဲ့ အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ အဲဒီလိုလုပ္လိုက္ရင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ အနာဂတ္က၊ ႏွစ္ ၂ဝ ၾကာတဲ့ ဒုကၡက လြတ္ေျမာက္မယ့္ လမ္းစတခု ျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ က်ေနာ္ျမင္တယ္။ ဘာလို႔လဲဆိုေတာ့ ယူအင္ (ကုလ) ဟာ မလိုေတာ့ပါဘူး။ ကုလသမဂၢကို ေတာင္းဆိုတာထက္စာရင္ ဖိအားေပးဖို႔ လိုမယ္ဟု သူက ေျပာသည္။

http://www.mizzimaburmese.com/news/inside-burma/1559-2008-08-21-12-22-56.html

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ျမန္မာျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ ကုလအထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ မစၥတာ အီဗရာဟင္ ဂမ္ဘာရီႏွင့္ ယေန႔ညေနပိုင္းက ေတြ႔ဆံုပဲြအေပၚ အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD) က…

Burma/Myanmar: Teen ‘Raped And Killed By Soldiers’

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2:27pm UK, Thursday August 21, 2008

Leah Borromeo, Sky News foreign staff

Burmese soldiers gang-raped and mutilated a 15-year-old girl, Sky News sources have said.

Her basket and clothes were found near her raped and mutilated body 200 metres from an army checkpoint

The schoolgirl’s clothes were found near her body by an army checkpoint.

Schoolgirl Nhkum Hkawn Din was set upon and killed on her way to delivering rice to her brother, who was working in a paddy field in July.

“We are aware of these reports. We are investigating these reports. No one has been officially arrested,” Burmese authorities said, under promise of anonymity.

The teen’s brother raised the alarm after returning home to find his sister was not there.

Friends and family searched for her until they reported the teen missing later that evening.

Her body was found three days later – she was naked, had been repeatedly stabbed and 200 metres from an army checkpoint.

Searchers first found her clothes, then her slippers together with the basket she carried that day.

The girl’s body was so badly mutilated, her family was only able to identify by her clothes and accessories.

“This is a horrific attack and should remind governments and the United Nations of the true nature of this regime,” said Nang Seng, campaigns officer at Burma Campaign UK.

“Local people are very angry that these rapes happen again and again and no action is taken.

“There is no justice or rule of law in Burma. People are hoping that the United Nations will take up this case.”

According to Burma Campaign UK, local army commanders admitted one soldier carried out the attack and a senior colonel has been transferred.

Also, the army has offered the family £250 compensation in addition to a bag of rice, some cooking oil, five cans of milk and some sugar.

In a dangerous act of defiance, posters calling for justice have been put up in the local capital Mychina.

“Cases of sexual violence against ethnic women are rife. There is a culture of impunity and the Burmese army have been getting away with this for years,” said Dave Mathieson from Human Rights Watch.

“This is something that should be investigated seriously by the international community, ideally through a high level commission of inquiry on abuses by the military.”

Over 1,000 cases of rape on the part of Burmese soldiers against ethnic minorities have been documented.

Burma’s military junta faced harsh criticism for failing to allow international aid workers access to the hardest hit areas of the country following Cyclone Nargis in May.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Burmese-Army-Soldiers-Gang-Rape-And-Kill-15-Year-Old-Girl-In-Kachin-State-Burma/Article/200808315083150

Related story:

Ethnic Kachin teenage girl raped and murdered

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/4-inside-burma/912-ethnic-kachin-teenage-girl-raped-and-murdered

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

World focus on Burma (21 August 2008)

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ASIA: Rock Star’s Expulsion Says No to Child Sex Tourists
Inter Press Service, Italy - By Marwaan Macan-Markar
Likewise, Chinese and Thai tourists are going to the Shan state in Myanmar (Burma) to take advantage of child sex workers,’’ another study by the UN agency …

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in China
The Associated Press -
BEIJING (AP) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted southern China near the border with Myanmar Thursday, killing a woman — one day after another quake damaged …

One dead as two quakes hit NEWS.com.au, Australia -

5.9-magnitude quake hits China The Standard, Hong Kong -

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Thailand: Flooding in Chiang Rai business districts; Chaiyaphum …
Mathaba.Net, UK -
Greatly over the critical level of 2.50 metres following heavy rain in Thailand and Myanmar, overflowing its banks and flooding residential and business …

ACT Situation Report: Myanmar emergency response operation 21 Aug 2008
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
ACT members and partners continue co-ordination between each other and with other non-governmental organisations and UN agencies. …

Tanzanian refugees settle in Ireland
The Press Association -
Last year, Ireland accepted almost 100 refugees from Burma who were living in hillside camps on the border with Thailand. The Tanzania refugees, who are …

Burma Rights Group Says XL, Chubb to Withdraw; Chubb Charges …
Insurance Journal, CA -
The Burma Campaign UK, a human rights group, has issued a bulletin stating that XL and Chubb have separately announced their withdrawals from the Burmese ..

Appreciating the Spirit of India´s Independence Day
American Chronicle, CA -
The landlocked Northeast, which has been surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet (china), Burma and Bangladesh, is the home for more than 30 active armed groups, …

Dead-end in Burma for UN envoy
Mizzima.com, India - by Larry Jagan
“The SG has also indicated his intention to return to Myanmar (Burma), when conditions are right, to continue his dialogue with the Myanmar leadership,” a …

Myanmar: “I only lost my home,” says cyclone survivor
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
YANGON, MYANMAR (BURMA), August 21, 2008 – Ma Yi* was one of the fortunate ones: all that she lost was her house, and everything in it. …

More US Regional Engagement Needed
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
In 2003, the US introduced the Freedom and Democracy Act in response to the ruthless attack on Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in the central Burmese …

Court charges monk on 10 counts
Mizzima.com, India -
He said ‘even if I did not put on my robe, I am still a monk, it is not necessary to handcuff me, you are violating human rights’, the monk’s sister quoted …

Burma democracy group names insurers on ‘dirty list’
Royal Gazette, Bermuda -
Ace Marine, it added, offered insurance for Burma through its London office. The Burma Campaign, whose aim is to bring democracy to a country currently …

Habeas corpus returns to Burma?
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong -
(Awzar Thi is the pen name of a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of …

International Text Messaging Approved in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
GSM phones were introduced by Myanmar Post and Telecom in 2002. Despite being more expensive, they’ve quickly become more popular than CDMA and cell phones …

Gambari May Leave Without Seeing Suu Kyi, Than Shwe
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By SAW YAN NAING With one day of his current visit to Burma left, UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari has still not met either opposition leader Aung San Suu …

Migrants Flow out of Burma as Economic Woes Deepen

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Some local observers suggested that the steady influx was due to the impact of Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into Burma’s largely agricultural Irrawaddy …

Gambari Fails to Meet with Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By SAW YAN NAING The United Nations special envoy to Burma failed to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday as scheduled, according to Rangoon sources. …

Solo Protestor and Wife Released
Narinjara News, Bangladesh -
During the protest, he demanded the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in a message written on a poster that was hanging around his neck. …

More US Regional Engagement Needed
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
In 2003, the US introduced the Freedom and Democracy Act in response to the ruthless attack on Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in the central Burmese …

U Myint Aye to be charged with misappropriating aid
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Aug 21, 2008 (DVB)–Human rights activist U Myint Aye is to be charged with misappropriating relief funds despite the lack of evidence against him, …

Monsoon floods strand 80000 in India’s northeast
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
South Asia’s monsoon season typically runs from June through September, bringing deadly flooding and landslides to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma) …

SCR Studios Launches Asian Photo Gallery Web Site Version 2.0
PR Web (press release), WA -
Some upcoming trips that will be incorporated into his online stock include India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sir Lanka, Malaysia, …

Tsunami warning system improvements stalled
Phuket Gazette, Thailand -
… provinces should a storm similar to Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta region, make landfall and cause a storm surge there. …

UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV: WEDNESDAY, 20/08/2008 …
MaximsNews Network, NY -
On his third day in Myanmar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, met with the ministers of Planning and Health with whom he discussed …

Flooding in Chiang Rai business districts; Chaiyaphum prepares
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand -
… of 2.50 metres following heavy rain in Thailand and Myanmar, overflowing its banks and flooding residential and business areas in Mae Sai municipality. …

It’s about time for a fresh look at China
University of North Carolina The Daily Tar Heel, NC -
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Human rights are global rights. What’s good for the Chinese is good for all Zimbabweans, Burmese and Sudanese.

Myanmar: Opposition Leader Misses UN Meeting

New York Times, United States -

The ruling generals in Myanmar, formerly Burma, had thrown a tight security cordon around the state guest house where the envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, …

Myanmar Opposition Concerned About Aung San Suu Kyi’s Health

Bloomberg -

“The government didn’t give an explanation for why she didn’t show up and neither did Mr. Gambari,” Nyan Win said by phone from Myanmar. …

Burma – a genocide of neglect

HUMAN NEED: Pakuranga’s Stuart Corlett with refugee child Tommuang, due to get plastic surgery thanks to Partners Relief and Development. Photo supplied.

Times Online – Auckland, New Zealand -

… Mr Corlett is back in New Zealand on a five-week journey to bring Burma (also known as Myanmar) back into the minds of New Zealanders. …

Global insurers targeted by human rights activists

Lloyd’s List, UK -

HUMAN rights activists are renewing pressure on the global insurance industry and its leading market place, Lloyd’s of London, to reassess its policy on …

Pacific Team Delivers GEOINT in Paradise

DirectionsMag.com, IL -

When Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on May 2-3, 2008, causing catastrophic damage and killing tens of thousands, these well-prepared virtual partners …

The Military and the Monetary,

Toward Freedom, VT -

Chinese military hardware is shipped regularly to Burma, including the 2005 supply of 400 military trucks to Myanmar’s army. Chinese military exports went …

ASEAN considers observer status for Burma civilian Govt

ABC Online, Australia -

Elected in 1990 but unable to form government he was driven from Burma by the military junta in 1994. “I’ve been out of Burma for nearly 15 years,” he said. …

Daily Times, Pakistan -

The former Burma’s ruling generals threw a tight security cordon round the state guest house where Ibrahim Gambari and the 63-year-old Nobel laureate have …

Thumbs up for Mandela, down for Geldof

OneWorld.net, UK -

A greater proportion of Londoners also voted for Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi (9 per cent) than any other region. …

Intermountain Catholic, UT -

Aden Batar (back row, second from right) meets in the CCS courtyard with newly arrived refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Most Burmese refugees have spent at …

Johann Hari: John McCain and his secretive plot to ‘kill the UN’

Independent, UK -

For example, the UN is routinely blamed for not intervening in Burma, or Zimbabwe, or Georgia – but the UN has no army of its own; it is only as good as its …

Emergency Appeal update: Myanmar(Burma) Cyclone Nargis response

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -

Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3 and, according to figures supplied by the United Nations in July, killed more than 84530 persons; 53836 are still …

Samantha Power’s Special Pleading

The Plank on TNR.com, DC -

… Chinese fleeing the Mao regime, Asian nationals from Uganda, and the avalanche of human wreckage from Paraguay, Guatemala, Burma, Cambodia, …

PMO: No decision yet on Bnei Menashe

Jerusalem Post, Israel -

The Bnei Menashe, who live in the states of Mizoram and Manipur on the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma) claim to be descendants of a lost tribe of …

Myanmar: UN envoy meets with ministers on third day of visit

UN News Centre -

20 August 2008 – The top United Nations envoy to Myanmar met with the country’s planning and health ministers today to discuss ways to tackle the …

Mwanawasa Leaves Mixed Legacy

Inter Press Service, Italy -

Burma and Somalia, ranked 179th in the Index, are the countries viewed as the most corrupt. Zambia is ranked 68 in the latest index measuring the level of …

The Mislabeled “United Nations Human Rights Council”

Post Chronicle -

Well-known human rights abusers Burma, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe voted in favor of the new council and many …

Two international insurance companies to pull out of Burma

Mizzima.com, India -

“…we strongly condemn all insurers that remain involved in our military junta run country. They help keep the generals in power, and condemn Burma’s 50 ..

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