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World focus on Burma (9 December 2008)

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Laura Bush honored with 2008 Freedom Award
Mizzima.com, India -
“Together we can fulfill Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to use our freedom to promote freedom and democracy for all Burmese,” Mrs. Bush said in her viddeo message. …

RP, EU to start formal talks on pact for peace, HR, climate
Business Mirror, Philippines -
The EU also seeks to use the bilateral agreement with the Philippines to discuss the situation on North Korea and on Burma/Myanmar using the Asean and the …

Editorial: Candles in the wind
Business Mirror, Philippines -
… as in Marcos’s martial law or Burma under the junta, or as a result of a dangerous two-faced policy, such as what we see now in these parts, …

Eight ministers and Rangoon’s mayor to resign soon
Mizzima.com, India -
… Burma’s military junta denied power to the NLD, instead placing party leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.

Expectations high for next first lady
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR -
… delivered some of her husband’s Saturday radio addresses and championed causes like women’s rights in Afghanistan and pro-democracy activists in Burma. …

In vital need of information
France24, France -
The 2004 Tsunami and the Nargis Cyclone in Burma (Myanmar) last June confirmed that information is a vital commodity for populations who are looking to …

Uncertainty Surrounds Asean Summit
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Burma’s Asean chairmanship was cancelled in 2006 because of the political crisis in the military-ruled country. The political turmoil in Thailand has …

Isolated, but Not Insulated
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Despite being locked out of the US financial system by sanctions designed to force the ruling junta to make democratic reforms, Burmese businesses are …

No Time Like the Present
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Speaking to reporters, he said: “The Government of Myanmar [Burma] has officially declared that cooperation with the United Nations is a cornerstone of …

Obama urged to step up efforts in confronting genocide
Mizzima.com, India -
Albright, who met with Burmese democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 1997, is an outspoken critic of the situation in Burma and former US …

One surrender that wasn’t reported
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand -

by admin — last modified 2008-12-09 10:23 The 8 had surrendered to the Burma Army at a ceremony on 23 November, more than 2 weeks ago, but the junta media …

No Great Wall of China on the Wa front
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand -
Muse, the Shan State town opposite China’s Ruili, is also one of the business centers on the Sino-Burma border. The trade between China and Burma …

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): More online journalists …
Malaysia Today, Malaysia -
Burma, the third worst jailer, is holding 14 journalists. Five were arrested while trying to spread news and images from areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis. …

Event highlights abuses of rights in Myanmar
Windsor Star,  Canada -
Residents are invited to a letter writing and fundraising campaign tonight to protest human rights violations in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

America provides refuge, but not always prosperity
Seattle Times, United States -
Some of the most recent have come from the South Asian countries of Bhutan and Myanmar, the former Burma, farmers by trade whose skills are of little use to …

Myanmar plans embassy in Kuwait
Earthtimes (press release), UK -
Kuwait was the 73rd country to establish diplomatic ties with Myanmar, once known as Burma, since the country won independence from Britain in 1948. …

Keeping the commitment to dignity for all
Boston Globe, United States -
It was designed to extend the umbrella of human rights to vulnerable populations around the world. On Dec. 10, 1948, it was adopted by the United Nations, …

The crises that will challenge Obama
Boston Globe, United States -
9 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10 – a date we now mark as International Human Rights Day. Both documents reflected a deep-seated …

UN was “Disrespectful” In Approach to Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD Leader …
Inner City Press, NY -
UNITED NATIONS, December 8 — As political leaders east and west are calling for the UN to do more about the situation in Myanmar, Monday in New York …

The Iconization Of America
KELOLAND TV, SD -
Can’t we get back to Bombay ? Who wants to drink Mumbai Gin? Same with Myanmar . Let’s get back to Burma . Have you ever heard of “Myanmar Shave? …

Many reasons to jail reporters
AsiaOne, Singapore -

Cuba, Myanmar, Eritrea and Uzbekistan, in descending order, helped make up the top five jailers, though 29 nations have journalists in prison. …

Internet journalists most likely to be jailed
AsiaOne, Singapore -
They include activist and blogger Hu Jia, who was recently awarded the prestigious Sakharov prize by the European Parliament. …

‘Tis the season to be healthy
Irish Times, Ireland -
Through Trócaire you can buy school lunches for the 8000 children attending nursery school at Burmese refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border …

A reminder of our obligation to each other
Irish Times, Ireland -
I knew as much about human rights as the next person, if not more. I knew that human rights violations occurred in places like Burma, parts of China, …

“We are not safe” [Ann Jones in Thailand]
International Rescue Committee (press release), NY -
The greatest of these, the photographers said, is the danger posed by being confined to a camp so close to the Thai-Burma border. …

My 2008 short list of people to remember to hate
The Jewish Journal of greater L.A, CA -

While giving a total pass to such inhumane rights stalwarts as Burma, Cuba, China, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Syria, in 2006 alone Arbour allowed almost half …

Military Diplomacy: The Future of Sino-Indian Military Relations?
Jamestown Foundation, DC -
… China can constrain India’s power and influence and render it helpless as witnessed though its maritime activities off the Myanmar (Burma) coast. …

Christian Group Honors Laura Bush for Burma Advocacy
Christian Post -
The US State Department has designated Myanmar, the official and preferred name of Burma by the junta, as a “country of particular concern” – the worst …

Written out of history
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong -
All the Asian members present – Afghanistan, China, India, Burma (now Myanmar), Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand – voted for the Universal Declaration …

Happy Birthday, Declaration of Human Rights
Huffington Post, NY -
… encourage them to take the necessary steps to free Aung San Suu Kyi, the present, living-day symbol of Human Rights and the rightful leader of Burma. …

Misses master a RAAF monster
Gold Coast News, Australia -
In May, a C-17A took 31 tonnes of aid at short notice from Australia to Burma following Cyclone Nargis and later transported two Super Puma helicopters from …

UN must be tough on Burma’s dictators
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong -
… from Burma by Dec. 31. This letter expressed the parliamentary members’ concerns about the lack of progress in Myanmar’s human rights situation. …

‘BM’ gets top UN prize in New York rites
Business Mirror, Philippines -
The winners in the other major categories were from the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Radio Serbia and Agence France Presse for their coverages in Burma, …

WFP resumes buying local rice in Burma
Mizzima.com, India -
It can take several weeks to procure rice from overseas and have that rice shipped to Myanmar [Burma].” WFP was officially requested to stop buying rice …

Asian parliamentarians urge Ban to persuade Burmese junta
Mizzima.com, India -
… Monday endorsed a letter by the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) which urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Burma and press …

Australia: Celebrating the C-17 Globemaster
Epicos.com (press release), Switzerland -
In May, a C-17 took 31 tonnes of aid at short notice from Australia to Burma following Cyclone Nargis, and later transported two Super Puma helicopters from …

Burma’s junta finds no laughs in political satire
Toronto Star,  Canada -
Zargana is no stranger to the inside of a Burmese prison cell. But, this time, the comedian, poet and dissident went too far. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 9, 2008 at 4:38 am

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