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World Focus on Burma (29 Jan 08)

Burma arrests 10 over August protests
France24, France – Jan 29, 2008
By AFP Military-ruled Myanmar has filed criminal charges against 10 activists arrested in August over rallies that snowballed into mass demonstrations …
Blogger detained amid increased surveillance of Internet; more …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand – Jan 29, 2008
On 21 January, Mizzima reported that Blogger.com, the most popular blog provider to users inside Burma, has been completely blocked after Myanmar Post and …
Burma activists charged over demo
BBC News, UK – Jan 29, 2008
But Burma’s military rulers have denied the claims. Aung Thein, a lawyer for the opposition National League for Democracy, said it was not clear what …
Rambo’ is just another bloody mission movie review
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH – Jan 29, 2008
Until one day, a group of religious relief workers goes missing in Myanmar. And there’s only one man who knows how to get them out. …
Myanmar Times CEO Supports Regime’s “Road Map”
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – Jan 29, 2008
By Wai Moe Burma’s English language weekly newspaper, The Myanmar Times, threw its support unequivocally behind the regime’s seven-point “road map” in a …
Irrawaddy Dam Construction Begins, Human Rights Abuses Begin
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – Jan 29, 2008
The Burmese state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported in May 2007 that seven hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River had been designed to …
Myanmar migrants fear worst from new Thai government
Swissinfo, Switzerland – Jan 29, 2008
So, hopefully, the TRT-influenced PPP will take migration issues into account,” said Myint Wai of the Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma.
EU envoy calls for release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi
AFP – Jan 29, 2008
BANGKOK (AFP) — The EU’s special envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday urged the country’s military regime to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as he kicked off …
Stallone: Time right for another ‘Rambo’
Detroit Free Press, United States – Jan 29, 2008
“Rambo,” the fourth in the series that began in 1982, takes place in present-day, war-torn Burma (called Myanmar by its current government), …

Federal probe of stolen art goes national
Los Angeles Times, CA – Jan 29, 2008
“Passion for Form: Selections of Southeast Asian Art from the MacLean Collection” contains 53 of his best objects from Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, …

Junta threatens jail for Burma protest leaders
Guardian Unlimited, UK – Jan 29, 2008
Burma’s military regime has filed charges against 10 leading activists for orchestrating the rallies against price rises that snowballed into last year’s …
Stillwell road could be Arunachal`s bounty
KanglaOnline, India – Jan 29, 2008
The praise is for the 1079 km long Stillwell road which connects Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh with Myanmar and China. …
Blood Drowned
PW-Philadelphia Weekly, PA – Jan 29, 2008
Alas, we’ll just have to settle for Myanmar. The Burmese army’s relentless persecution of the Karen tribe is cause for much fetishization on Stallone’s part …
UN could take lessons from Rambo
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jan 29, 2008
… in a marsh — of the peaceful fall protests and subsequent violent crackdown in Myanmar/Burma that has so quickly slipped from the public consciousness. …
US calls on Myanmar to release pro-democracy activists
AFP – Jan 29, 2008
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States condemned on Tuesday the Myanmar military regime’s decision to charge 10 pro-democracy activists, deeming it evidence …
Movie Review: “Rambo” (Lionsgate 2008
Arizona Reporter, AZ – Jan 29, 2008
Claiming that he devised this fourth installment with geopolitical relevance – namely, to draw attention to the need for aid in war-torn Burma (Myanmar) …
Enabling ASEAN’s Economic Vision
Heritage.org, DC – Jan 29, 2008
For instance, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand had until January 1, 2003, to phase out their …
Sylvester Stallone set to make fifth Rambo
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand – Jan 29, 2008
The film, which Stallone directs and stars in, sees Rambo taking a group of mercenaries into war torn Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in search of missing …
POLITICS: Security Council Loses Credibility Over Iran, Israel
IPS, Italy – Jan 29, 2008
… Chinese to drop their opposition to harsh sanctions against Burma (Myanmar) and Sudan, two countries with strong military and economic ties to Beijing.

Gambari in New Delhi to urge fresh Indian support
Mizzima.com, India – Jan 29, 2008
New Delhi, India – In his second trip to India, United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in New Delhi on Monday and is scheduled to …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to meet party leaders
Reuters UK, UK – Jan 29, 2008
That meeting stemmed from unprecedented international pressure on the former Burma’s military rulers after their bloody crackdown on mass protests in …
Suu Kyi taken from home to military facility–witnesses
Inquirer.net, Philippines – Jan 29, 2008
YANGON — (UPDATE) Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken Wednesday from her home to a nearby military facility, witnesses said, …
Myanmar monks remain defiant
Aljazeera.net, Qatar – Jan 29, 2008
… groups opposed to the military regime – among them, members of the student-led uprising in 1988 when Myanmar was known by its former name, Burma . …
Popular blogger arrested in Myanmar: opposition
AFP – Jan 29, 2008
YANGON (AFP) — A popular Myanmar blogger who belongs to Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party has been arrested in Yangon, apparently for violating the …
Burma ‘acting on child soldiers’
BBC News, UK – Jan 29, 2008
According to the New Light of Myanmar, the general, who heads a government panel aimed at ending the practice, said that there were “only very few cases of …
Stallone’s new ‘Rambo’ falls short of ‘Rocky Balboa’
Evansville Courier & Press (subscription), IN – Jan 29, 2008
… missionaries (Julie Benz and Paul Schulze among them) to ferry the group upriver to help villagers endangered by civil war in Myanmar (formerly Burma). …
Myanmar punishes officials over child soldiers
AFP – Jan 29, 2008
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has taken action against 43 members of the military for recruiting child soldiers over the last five years, …
ASEAN discusses framework for regional rights body
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway – Jan 29, 2008
ASEAN members Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam last year agreed to establish a regional human …
Rambo Review [3]
411mania.com, TX – Jan 29, 2008
… but I suspect that it’s probably going to annoy human rights activists in that it doesn’t come down hard enough on the Myanmar/Burma government. …

Warning: Male Testosterone Rampant in Rambo
Recorder, CT – Jan 29, 2008
It is set in Burma, (now known as Myanmar), during the intense 60-year civil war and genocide still taking place today. The murdering government of this …

Singing while under suspicion in Myanmar
Los Angeles Times, CA – Jan 29, 2008
… of a temple or church, where people can go to learn how to play a Western musical instrument or read music in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm

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