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World Focs on burma (20 Feb 08)

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  1. An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom: Securing America ‘s Future
    Family Security Matters, NJ – By taking steps such as bringing concerted pressure to bear on tyrants in Burma (renamed Myanmar by its military government in 1989) or Zimbabwe , uniting …
  2. China must send “right signals” to Myanmar-UN envoy
    Reuters UK, UK – … did not mean it would agree to harsher measures against Myanmar, where it buys timber and has interests in the former Burma’s rich natural gas reserves. …
  3. Chinese foreign minister vows to support UN mediation efforts in …
    Xinhua, China –  (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met on Tuesday with UN secretary-general special advisor to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari, pledging continued …
  4. Myanmar must respect Suu Kyi’s election win: party
    Macau Daily Times, Macau –
    Military-ruled Myanmar must respect the election won by Aung San Suu Kyi in order to build a true democracy, her party said yesterday, in its first reaction …
  5. UN envoy welcomes Burma timetable
    BBC News, UK – By Michael Bristow The UN’s special envoy for Burma says the nation’s plan for a constitutional referendum and multi-party elections is a “significant step” …
  6. Envoy: Myanmar Makes Important Move
    ABC News –
    Gambari said that recent reports of dissidents arrested in Myanmar were “extremely disturbing” and called on the junta to halt its crackdown immediately. …
  7. UN Envoy Says Myanmar Move Significant
    The Associated Press –
    … have an established time frame for the implementation of its political roadmap,” said Gambari, the UN’s special envoy for Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
  8. Treat Me Special
    Strategy Page –
    February 4, 2008: In Myanmar (Burma) soldiers began another offensive in the centuries old war between the coastal Burmese, and the interior tribes, …
  9. EU reiterates calls for reform in Burma
    Mizzima.com, India – The missive, “Council Conclusions on Burma/Myanmar”, also echoed long-standing positions of the EU in urging the junta to release all political prisoners, …
  10. Refugees from Burma coming to Owen Sound
    Owen Sound Sun Times, Canada – Some 810 of them, predominantly members of the Karen ethnic group from Burma, now called Myanmar, have been accepted for resettlement in Canada. …
  11. Myanmar envoy counts on early visit
    Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
    During a visit to neighbouring China, Mr Gambari called on Beijing to use its influence to support democratic reform in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
  12. Bombs Explode in Tachilek
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Tachilek is 340 miles from Rangoon, in far northern Burma. A Burmese merchant who lives in Tachilek who asked not to be named said the bombs were not …
  13. ‘Rambo is Hilarious’: Military Mouthpiece
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – By VIOLET CHO Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Board has ordered all journals and newspapers in the country to publish a government article …
  14. Officials conduct second raid on journal office
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway – Feb 19, 2008 (DVB)–The offices of the weekly journal Myanmar Nation in Thingangyun township, Rangoon division, were raided yesterday evening for the second …
  15. UN Envoy Expects to Return to Burma Soon
    Voice of America – By Stephanie Ho The United Nations Secretary-General’s special adviser for Burma says he expects to return to the country “sooner rather than later. …
  16. Constitution ready for May referendum
    NEWS.com.au, Australia – MILITARY-ruled Burma has finished drafting its proposed constitution, which the junta plans to bring before voters in a referendum in May. …
  17. Suu Kyi barred from next election
    NEWS.com.au, Australia – “He (Nyan Win) was quite clear that in the new constitution, a Myanmar citizen who has a foreign husband, who has children not citizens of Myanmar would be …
  18. Referendum in Burma: Why Now?
    JURIST – Maureen Aung-Thwin [Director, Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative of the Open Society Institute]: “The sudden announcement by the Burmese military …
  19. EU ‘concerned’ over democracy in Myanmar
    United Press International – The EU also expressed its support for the UN mission helping Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, transition to a democracy and called on the nation to readmit …
  20. Rambo Movie Review
    FlickDirect, FL –
    Rambo asks the question “What happens if the deadliest soldier alive came out of retirement to head up river to Burma where government soldiers are …
  21. New Myanmar constitution gives military leading role
    Reuters – The armed forces have ruled the former Burma since 1962. He did not give more details of the charter, but previous state media reports suggest the army …
  22. Nobel laureates urge UN sanctions on Myanmar
    Reuters – … ethnic groups in substantive, meaningful dialogue,” said the statement, distributed by the US Campaign for Burma which opposes the Myanmar government. …
  23. Burma’s generals bar Aung San Suu Kyi from any new election
    Radio Australia, Australia – Burma’s military rulers say opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be barred from running for election under the country’s proposed new constitution. …
  24. Suu Kyi out of contention for Burma election
    ABC Online, Australia – By South East Asia correspondent Karen Percy Burma’s military junta has reportedly decided against allowing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to contest …
  25. Burma Completes Work on Draft Constitution
    Voice of America – By VOA News Burma’s military government says a new draft of the country’s constitution will bar the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for …
  26. Burma’s Media completely under military dictatorship
    Asian Tribune, Thailand – According to Burma Media Association (BMA), military intelligence officers carried out a four-hour search of the offices of the Myanmar Nation Journal and …
  27. UN envoy to Myanmar values role of China
    People’s Daily Online, China – UN envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari praised China’s efforts on the Myanmar issue yesterday in Beijing, saying the country has played a “constructive” role. …
  28. Burma’s Arrest of Journalists Highlights Junta’s Intolerance
    BBSNews, NC – Burmese authorities arrested journalists Thet Zin and Sein Win Aung of Myanmar Nation magazine at their office in Thingan Gyun township in Rangoon on the …
  29. UN envoy expects visit to Myanmar will be brought forward
    UN News Centre – 19 February 2008 – The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar said today that his return to the South-East Asian nation may take place sooner than …
  30. Myanmar refugee focuses on rights abuses
    Seattle Post Intelligencer –His priority is focusing attention on human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The country has been ruled by a …
  31. ASEAN criticizes Myanmar draft
    CNN International – SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian countries told Myanmar barring pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from elections because she once was married to a …
  32. One Pot
    New York Times, United States –
    By ELAINE LOUIE IRENE KHIN WONG grew up in Yangon, Myanmar. The memory of one particular dish, redolent of curry, fish sauce, garlic and ginger, …

  33. Ban on Suu Kyi shatters hopes for Myanmar polls: analysts
    AFP – BANGKOK (AFP) — Myanmar’s sudden decision to bar Aung San Suu Kyi from planned elections shatters any shard of credibility for the ruling junta’s …

  34. Gambari optimistic on expedited return to Burma
    Mizzima.com, India –
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had earlier responded to the timetable in similar words by saying, “it is now all the more important for the Myanmar …

  35. Myanmar bars Suu Kyi from elections
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar – 38 minutes ago
    “People in Burma are in no mood to cooperate with the military junta, particularly after the bloody crackdown in September,” he told Al Jazeera. …

  36. PARADE Magazine Names Kim Jong-il of North Korea the World’s Worst …
    Melodika.net, Bulgaria – Than Shwe of Burma (Myanmar) has been in power since 1992 and has risen to the No. 3 slot on this year’s list, up from No. 6 last year. …

  37. Smart sanctions target Myanmar tycoon
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong – Tay Za was described by the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as “an arms dealer and financial henchman of Burma’s [Myanmar’s] …

  38. 4 small bombs explode at hotel in Burma
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    The attack happened early Monday at the Golden Triangle Paradise Resort Hotel in Tachilek, near the border with Thailand, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper …

  39. Gambari’s optimism clashing with junta’s rigidity
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    … trading partner with and weapons supplier to Myanmar, to help in the peace process by sending signals to Burma’s leaders that they need to cooperate. …

  40. Ethnic Chins Celebrate Chin National Day
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – By SAW YAN NAING Influential Chin leaders have called on all Chin people to work together with other ethnicities in Burma in the struggle for freedom, …

  41. Completed constitution should be open for revision: NLD
    Mizzima.com, India – Burma’s state-owned newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, today said the constitution drafting committee included “those who are well-experienced persons who …

  42. Gambari’s Mission is Dead in the Water
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    But now I suspect that his mission to Burma is all but over. On Tuesday evening, Burma’s military government announced that the draft of the proposed new …

  43. Myanmar, where the Church suffers in silence
    AsiaNews.it, Italy – Burma is a closed country. No tourist can see the government oppression on the surface. All is calm, all is peaceful. But inside each one of us are fear, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 20, 2008 at 7:44 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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  1. Hey, I recently started reading this blog – thank you for writing. I wanted to inform you that it’s not displaying correctly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Storm). Either way, I’m now on your RSS feed on my laptop, so thank you!

    Jack

    January 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm


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