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World Focus on Burma (1 Feb 08)

  1. Bush’s Empty Words on Two Troubled Nations
    New York Times, United States –
    That looked to be the case when President Bush mentioned Sudan and Myanmar (Burma) — fleetingly — in his uninspiring State of the Union address on Monday …
  2. Cellphone and Internet access helps – and hinders – accurate …
    Christian Science Monitor, MA –
    Such reporting was central to letting the outside world know about protests in Burma (Myanmar) last fall, reports The Wall Street Journal. …
  3. Suu Kyi unhappy with Myanmar talks
    MWC News, Canada –

    By Agencies Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, has expressed frustration at the lack of progress in mediation talks with the military …

  4. Sydney Morning Herald

    Thirst blood
    Los Angeles Times, CA –
    (By the way, did nobody tell the filmmakers that Burma is now called Myanmar — or is “Myanmar” too much of a mouthful for Rambo? …
    ‘Rocky’ clobbers ‘Rambo’ Kansas City Star
    Brutal, bloody finale: ‘Rambo’ goes over the top, then shoots …
    ‘Rambo’ blows stuff up – that’s all University of North Carolina The Daily Tar Heel
    Silicon Valley’s Metro – New Zealand Herald
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  5. Myanmar detains over 1800 political prisoners: watchdog
    AFP –

    A picture of Aung San Suu Kyi hangs on the wall of the opposition party National League of Democracy headquarters in Yangon

    The report by the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) also said that prisoners are being tortured and denied adequate …

  6. Suu Kyi frustrated with tardy progress of talks with Myanmar junta
    Merinews, India –
    The Tatmadaw as the Myanmar military is called, has been resorting to dilatory tactics in regard to the talks with detained Nobel peace laureate and …
  7. Without tough decisions, state failure possible: ICG, India –
    … (ICG) yesterday released an analysis of the situation in Burma, concluding that, “Whatever happens over the next year or two, Myanmar cannot be expected …
  8. India to step up support for change in Burma: Gambari, India –
    “Mr. Gambari is encouraged by these consultations and India’s support for the Secretary-General’s good offices on Myanmar [Burma],” UN spokesperson Farhan …
  9. Bird Flu Remains Big Threat in Asia
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Pakistan and Myanmar [Burma] both reported their first human infections in December. That brings to 14 the number of countries where the virus has jumped …
  10. ‘A Man Without a Head Can Run Burma’
    Left to right: Comedians Godzilla, Sein Thee, Kye Thee, Pan Thee and Zee Thee perform in Bangkok [Photo: The Irrawaddy]  The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

    Kyaw Hsan says to himself, “This man doesn’t know about Myanmar [Burma].” Then Kyaw Hsan points to the floor, shouting, “Oh! Look! Dollars! Dollars! ..
  11. Myanmar junta takes aim at latest Rambo movie
    Reuters –
    … in Myanmar have given DVD hawkers strict orders not to stock the new Rambo movie, which features the Vietnam War veteran taking on the former Burma’s …
  12. US Envoy Wants Int’l Pressure on Myanmar
    The Associated Press –

    Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, third right, meets with members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) led by party’s Chairman Aung Shwe, secnd left, at the government guest house in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. Suu Kyi is unsatisfied with the progress of her meetings with a representative of Myanmar’s military junta and cautions the public to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” her political party said. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Fresh international pressure is necessary to push Myanmar’s military rulers toward reform because the momentum for change after …

  13. Suu Kyi not satisfied with ‘sham’ junta meeting
    | BANGKOK: Military-run Burma’s latest round of talks with detained democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi this week were a sham aimed only at easing global pressure on the regime, analysts said yesterday. | The…Full Story
  14. Party claims democracy activists abused
    | MYANMAR activists detained over pro-democracy protests in September are being abused and denied access to medical treatment in prison, according to Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party. | The National League fo…Full Story
  15. Independent Asean rights body being eyed
    By Ira Karen Apanay, Senior Reporter | FOUR members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are pushing for the creation of an independent body to address human rights issues in the region. | The …Full Story
  16. Doubt surrounds UN crackdown on use of child soldiers
    | This is a transcript from PM. The program is broadcast around Australia at 5:10pm on Radio National and 6:10pm on ABC Local Radio. | You can also listen to the story in and and formats. | Doubt surrounds UN c…Full Story
  17. Myanmar Arrests Blogger, Watchdog Says
    | BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Myanmar’s junta has stepped up surveillance of the Internet, arresting one blogger who wrote about the stifling of free expression in the military-ruled nation, a media advocacy group…Full Story
  18. Ban gets favorable report card in first year
    China Daily By Wu Miaofa (China Daily) | Updated: 2008-01-31 07:29 | It has been almost a year since Ban Ki-moon…
  19. Cops sniff out women hiding in hotel hole
    The Star | BY ANDREW SAGAYAM | PETALING JAYA: Thirty-four women, mostly foreigners, were picked up from a bud…
  20. At Suharto’s deathbed, the strongmen wept
    Asia Times | By Yang Razali Kassi | SINGAPORE – The passing on Sunday of former Indonesian president Suharto br…

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 1, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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