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Archive for January 17th, 2008

World Focus on Burma (17 Jan 08)

  1. Japan offers aid, rights reminder to Mekong nations
    AFP –
    The foreign minister of Myanmar, which faced heavy international criticism for its crackdown on pro-democracy protests last year, joined his counterparts …
  2. Japan offers SE Asia aid package
    BBC News, UK –
    He told foreign ministers from five Mekong River nations – Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – to use “wisdom” when considering human rights. …
  3. Explosion on Myanmar Bus Kills 1
    The Associated Press –
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An explosion on a bus in Myanmar killed the driver on Wednesday, a government official said. Three bombings in different parts of …
  4. MYANMAR: UK announces doubling of aid
    IRINnews.org, NY –
    BANGKOK, 16 January 2008 (IRIN) – One of the main aid donors to Myanmar (formerly Burma), the UK government, has announced it is doubling its humanitarian …
  5. Matador Reveals Mission of Burma Reissue Details
    Pitchforkmedia.com, IL –
    Now fast forward to the coming week, in which Mission of Burma have a couple of shows scheduled. The second of those is a benefit for Burma (Myanmar), …
  6. US Freedom House sees freedom ebbing around globe
    Swissinfo, Switzerland –
    … in terms of political rights and civil liberties — Cuba, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Sudan, Myanmar (the former Burma) and Somalia.
  7. Freedom takes a hit worldwide
    Christian Science Monitor, MA –
    Washington – Monks in Burma (Myanmar), lawyers in Pakistan, bloggers in China, and students in Venezuela and Bangladesh: these forces pushing back against …
  8. In Movie Theaters the Week of
    MovieWeb –
    … aid workers recruit John Rambo to guide them up the Salween River to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighboring Burma (aka Myanmar). …
  9. Six Rare International Bird Species Listed as Endangered
    Center for Biological Diversity (press release), AZ –
    The critically imperiled Gurney’s pitta (Pitta gurneyi) once inhabited lowland evergreen rainforests throughout southern Myanmar (Burma) and the northern …
  10. Vietnam supports Japan’s participation in sub-region cooperation
    VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –
    … was attended by Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura and Foreign Ministers of five Mekong sub-region countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, …
  11. Burmese musician living incognito
    Hyde Park Townsman, NY –
    Naing, who was born in the city of Rangoon, the largest metropolis in what is currently known as Myanmar and formerly known as Burma, plays the pat waing or …
  12. Bomb explodes on bus in Bago township
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    The New Light of Myanmar reported that 35-year-old Lwin Soe was killed in the blast. This is the fourth bomb explosion in Burma in less than a week. …
  13. Another blast in Burma kills bus conductor
    Mizzima.com, India –
    According to the government’s mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper, the explosion took place at about 8:45 am when the bus stopped at a roadside …
  14. Bus conductor killed in Myanmar bombing: state media
    AFP –
    But mistrust of the government in the former Burma runs so high that many people believe the military may have staged the bombings itself, simply to sow …
  15. UK’s Brown urged to press China on human rights
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Brown must also discuss the former Burma, racked last year by violent anti-government demonstrations in which at least 31 people died, the letter said. …
  16. Security Council to Meet Again on Burma
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … resolution) was issued, saying: “The Security Council strongly deplores the use of violence against peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar [Burma]. …
  17. Nagalim: Exhibition Documents Hornbill Festival
    UNPO, Netherlands –
    … two-thirds of the land of the Nagas was apportioned to the Indian Federal Union and the rest of their territory fell within the borders of Burma/Myanmar …
  18. Myanmar Times banned for one week by censors
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    San Moe Wai, secretary of the Burma Media Association said that the government’s action against the newspaper showed how the military regime is increasing …
  19. China’s Internet Users Pass 200 Million
    WebProNews, KY –
    Fine, except one doesn’t see Internet companies fighting for the chance to crack the market in Burma (Myanmar, population ~47 million), where a military …
  20. Myanmar telecom blocks bloggers
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … outside Burma one of the most popular blog sites http://www.blogger.com has been banned by the Myanmar Post and Telecomm Ministry as of Thursday morning, …
  21. Sylvester Stallone Interview, RAMBO
    MoviesOnline, Canada –
    On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world’s longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. …
  22. India urged to pressure Myanmar
    Economic Times, India –
    Myanmar, formerly named Burma, won independence from former colonial power Britain on January 4, 1948. The IPU is a Geneva-based forum that groups leading …
  23. Burmese government suspected in bomb blasts
    Spero News –
    UN and EU envoys to Myanmar (Burma) have become the butt of jokes as being ineffective. Suspicion falls on the ruling Burmese military junta for setting …
  24. Japan urges Myanmar to speed up democratic reforms, hold talks …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria – Jan 17, 2008
    AP TOKYO (AP) – Japan urged Myanmar’s junta on Thursday to hold talks with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and work harder to implement …
  25. More street protests predicted in Burma
    Guardian Unlimited, UK – Jan 17, 2008
    Speaking by phone from Rangoon, Canning also pointed out that the generals had suspended publication of the Myanmar Times reporting a story about the …
  26. After several blasts hit civilians, suspicions fall on Burmese junta
    AsiaNews.it, Italy – Jan 17, 2008
    For Myanmar experts bombings are an old method used by the generals to justify tighter controls and increased repression. Meanwhile unrest in population …
  27. BURMA: Junta Achieves Food Shortages Amidst Plenty
    IPS, Italy – Jan 17, 2008
    But such a UN intervention comes despite Burma, also called Myanmar, being a substantial producer of rice. ‘’Myanmar produces large amounts of rice, …
  28. ASEAN-Yunan trade grows 40%
    Xinhua – Jan 17, 2008
    KUNMING — The trade between southwest China’s border province of Yunnan and ASEAN countries reached US$3.03 billion last year, indicating an annual growth of nearly 40 percent, local customs statistics show.
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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