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World focus on Burma (20 January 2009)

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Ask yourself: What can I do?
San Antonio Express, TX -

We could have been the Burmese dissident languishing in jail; the child soldier forced to take up arms in Uganda or Sri Lanka; the man dying of AIDS in …

Up Torres Strait without a paddle
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
Mr Oo said their 10-metre wooden fishing boat had broken up and sank on December 23, when their 18 crewmates from Burma and Thailand apparently drowned. …

‘We were in icebox 25 days’
The Age, Australia -

Haung Htaik, 24, also from Burma, appeared to be too weak to talk yesterday. Their 18 other crewmates, from Burma and Thailand, apparently drowned when the …

Third Dala township NLD member arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Jan 20, 2009 (DVB)–Dala township National League for Democracy member Min Thike Htoo was arrested by local authorities on 14 January, according to NLD …

Mixed Reactions to Obama in Southeast Asia
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

… with the support of regional powers as a measure to put pressure on the Burmese junta to release political prisoners and restore democracy in the country.

Memories Keep Hope Alive in Insein Prison
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

The regime’s callous decision to send convicted activists to prisons scattered throughout Burma has placed an additional burden on the AAPP, according to Bo …

Opposition Leaders Expect Obama to Stick to Burma Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
… to see the new US administration continue to pressure the Burmese junta to release all political prisoners, including democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

European Commission provides 40.5 million euros in aid to Myanmar
Monsters and Critics.com -
Humanitarian aid increased substantially last year in the aftermath of the Cyclone Nargis disaster that hit Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta.

A Message to President Obama
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
I expect they will continue to place significant pressure on the regime for the release of all political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, …

23 with a total of 20 crew from Thailand and Myanmar, also known as Burma. Jiggins said the men found refuge inside a large insulated box that held ice on …

Looking back, looking ahead: Press Freedom in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand -
Even without the chaos and violence attendant to electoral exercises in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma, …

Burma 101 for Obama; Three quarters rights in military …
Mizzima.com, India -
During the 2008 terrible Cyclone Nargis in Burma, the Burmese military leaders ignored international pleas to let in rescuers for over a month. …

King’s Anti-Imperialism and the Challenge for Obama
Joy Online, Ghana -
… along with Burma (Myanmar), what is now Malaysia, Australia, some part of China, and large swaths of Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Gambia, Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe, …

Tribute to Black’s civil rights legacy is due
San Antonio Express, TX -
Black’s fellow honorees this year are Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi — who, under house arrest in Burma, was also unable to attend —Sen. …

‘So far, so bad,’ But Nothing is Permanent
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
… one fundamental resolution to work for: The release of more than 2000 political prisoners, including detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Australia says 2 fishermen rescued; report 18 lost
International Herald Tribune, France -
23 with a total of 20 crew from Thailand and Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. Jiggins said the men found refuge atop an insulated box that held ice on …

Two Burmese survive month at sea in an ice box
Reuters UK, UK -
By Rob Taylor CANBERRA (Reuters) – Two Myanmar fishermen have survived for almost a month in shark-infested waters by floating in a large ice box after …

Pres. Bush Uses Authority to Alter Burmese JADE Act
Diamonds.net, NY - 1 hour ago
President George W. Bush waived some provisions in the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act against Myanmar on January 15, less than one week before leaving …

Asia’s Economic Freedom Needs to Improve
PitchEngine (press release), WY -
Meanwhile, Bhutan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh and Burma were ranked amongst …

Burmese fishermen drift for 25 days in icebox
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom -
The two Burmese men were saved after drifting hundreds of miles in the red box when crew members patrolling in a Coastwatch aeroplane on Saturday saw them …

Detained Chinese Christian Activist In Life Danger
BosNewsLife, Hungary -
At some point during his travels Peng was lured into neighboring Burma, also known as Myanmar, where he was kidnapped at gunpoint by eight Chinese special …

Sundance Dispatch: Down the Rat Hole of Reality
New York Times, United States -
Up there, posters on the wall promoted the likes of “Boy Interrupted,” a documentary about death and mental illness, and “Burma VJ,” about a Burmese …

Men Rescued After Drifting at Sea for 25 Days in Icebox
FOXNews -
… they will confirm their identities within the next few days. The rest of the ship’s crew — 11 other Burmese men and seven Thai men — have not been found.

Zachary Michaelson Seeks to Raise Awareness of Burma
PRLog.Org (press release), Romania -
… has announced his intention to launch an awareness campaign to further expose the plight of religious and ethnic minority groups in Burma (Myanmar). …

Shipwreck victims spend 25 days drifting in an icebox
Gadling, CA -
by Scott Carmichael Jan 19th 2009 @ 12:30PM After losing their wooden fishing boat off the coast of Indonesia, these 2 Burmese men grabbed the only thing …

Clashes between SSA (South) and Burmese Army
Mizzima.com, India -
SSA(S) forces clashed with the junta’s IB 64 and LIB 513 between January 12 and 15 in Panglong, Hopone, Mongkeung townships in Taungyi District, Shan State. …

Suu Kyi honored with ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ award
Mizzima.com, India -
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Sunday named winner of the ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ award for …

More checkpoints in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India -
by Phanida Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon by setting up many checkpoints at busy …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

World focus on Burma (3 August 2008)

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New UN rapporteur arrives in Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand -

Rangoon (dpa) – A United Nations rapporteur arrived in Burma Sunday to discuss human-rights concerns, diplomatic officials said. Tomas Ojea Quintana, on his …

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Might is no longer just right

The Age, Australia -

Burma’s closest ally is China, with whom it shares a long border, while it is also a member of ASEAN. China, India and ASEAN — who largely make up the …

Politics part of arena in which Bush attends games

News & Observer, NC -

Then in Thailand, Bush will draw attention to the repressed citizens in neighboring Myanmar, also called Burma, and reflect on the future of US policy in …

New faces in new places

Schenectady Gazette, NY -

The Asian population in the Capital Region has increased about 150 percent from 1990 to 2006. The Capital Region had a small base of about 10388 Asians in …

CHINA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE A CASE OF DIGNITY

San Francisco Chronicle, USA -

… poor human rights situation in China, the crackdown in Tibet, and Beijing’s support for the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma. …

Insein Prison (round complex) is shown in a satellite image. “Prison happens to be the longest-running political seminar in Burma,” a former inmate says. (Digital Globe Via Google Earth)

Washington Post, United States -

Human rights groups say more than 1800 political detainees languish long-term in about 20 prisons and labor camps in Burma, also called Myanmar. …

US Must Give UN The Boot

Tampa Tribune, FL -

Or, wring its hands when Burma suffered through a devastating hurricane. Humanitarian aid? Obviously not the UN’s table. Instead, the UN elected Zimbabwe to …

Myanmar Muslims stay put despite Bangladesh misery

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan -

A Rohingya elder, Suriyaya Begam said returning to Myanmar would make life worse for her people. “We were tortured in Burma. Our mosque was attacked. …

Turkey: A battle in the war of elites

Arab News, Saudi Arabia -

… individuals from participating in presidential or parliamentary elections; or as Burma, which is ruled by a pernicious and corrupt military junta. …

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow

Huffington Post, NY -
It was a missed opportunity for the United States of America to stand strong for the anguished people of Darfur and Burma as well as for the Tibetans in …

Iran to attend its first SAARC summit

Tehran Times, Iran -

Australia and Burma have shown interest in becoming a part of the South Asian regional bloc. Accordingly the Colombo Summit is likely to consider their …

:. Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir

Kashmir Watch, Pakistan -

The torture and imprisonment in Indian-occupied Kashmir is no less intense as it is in Burma. In fact the pain, suffering and humiliation in Kashmir is …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 3, 2008 at 2:44 am

World Focus on Burma (12-11-2007)

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  1. BURMA: UN human rights envoy in landmark visit – 12/11/2007
    Radio Australia, Australia -
    The United Nations Human Rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is in Burma for his first visit in four years. He hopes to meet political prisoners and to find …
  2. Too many states not on course to meet clearance deadlines
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
    Government use of antipersonnel mines declined further, with only Myanmar/Burma and Russia continuing to lay new mines. Non-state armed groups in at least …
  3. UN envoy in bid to visit Burma prisons
    Evening Echo, Ireland -
    A UN human rights envoy who has returned to Burma after a four-year ban spoke to officials today about plans to visit prisons. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro wants …
  4. UN human rights expert searches for clues of abuse in Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK -
    The crackdown on monks for conducting peaceful protests in a predominantly Buddhist country shocked the world and brought Myanmar’s military back into the …
  5. UN Burma envoy visits prison in hunt for ‘missing’ protesters
    Guardian Unlimited, UK -
    Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the un’s independent rights investigator for Burma, spent at least two hours at Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, where political …
  6. UN Rights Envoy Visits Myanmar Prison
    The Associated Press -
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN human rights envoy on Monday visited a notorious Myanmar prison for political detainees and a Buddhist monastery earlier raided
  7. UN rights envoy visits notorious Myanmar jail
    AFP -
    At the time, former political prisoner Ko Aung told the BBC the British-built prison was known as the “darkest hell-hole in Burma”.
  8. India seeks release of political prisoners in Myanmar
    Sify, India -
    New Delhi: Pressing for “immediate” and “inclusive” political reforms in Myanmar, India on Monday sought release of important political prisoners and probe
  9. UN official starts investigation into brutal government crackdown
    Mizzima.com, India -
    November 12, 2007 – Paulo Sergio Pinheiro kicked off his Burma investigation with visits to two monasteries yesterday. The UN official is in Burma to shed …
  10. Maternity ward as foreign as a mother’s new country
    Waterbury Republican American, CT -
    BY TRACEY O’SHAUGHNESSY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN In June, the International Institute of Bridgeport resettled 64 refugees from Myanmar (Burma) in Waterbury. …
  11. Analysis: Can North Korea be removed from US terror list?
    United Press International, Asia, China -
    The North has also been blamed for a 1983 bombing in Myanmar (then Burma) that killed 17 high-ranking South Korean officials. The designation as a state
  12. “No Dam, Than Shwe Killer”, wall writing in Myitkyina
    Mizzima.com, India -
    November 12, 2007 – Overtly concerned with the Burmese military junta’s plans to dam the Irrawaddy River, defiant university students in Burma’s northern
  13. Nelson Mandela Invitational stuck in a bunker
    Bizcommunity.com, South Africa -
    In 2002, Gary decided to lend a helping hand in the design of the Pun Hlaing golf course in Myanmar (Burma). The Myanmar (Burma), we know now in 2007 is not …
  14. Dhaka seeks Yangon gas for fertiliser plant
    The Daily Star, Bangladesh -
    The proposal was made at the second Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Trade Commission meeting at a Dhaka hotel yesterday. Held after three years, the commission …
  15. Myanmar and Israel – Fighting the Semantic Wars
    Israel Hasbara Committee (subscription), NY -
    Honors are about even in the media’s semantic war over Burma/Myanmar. The media split on Burma /Myanmar is however absent when it comes to using the place …
  16. UN chief hopes talks in Myanmar lead to reconciliation, democracy …
    International Herald Tribune, France -
    AP UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope Monday that talks between Myanmar’s military government and the pro-democracy movement will …
  17. UN rights envoy visits Myanmar’s main prison
    Reuters -
    The Brazilian law professor, on his first trip to the former Burma in four years, also visited Yangon’s former Government Technical College and a police …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 12, 2007 at 7:04 am

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