Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World Focus on Burma (22 Feb 08)

  1. Back, and better (worse?) than ever
    Taipei Times, Taiwan – Burma? But why not Burma? (In this movie, no one calls it Myanmar.) As a precredit montage of actual news clips reminds us, the military government of that …
  2. Planet’s Burma guide ‘unethical’
    BBC News, UK – The TUC has called for a boycott of Lonely Planet guidebooks until the Burma edition is withdrawn from sale. The trade union umbrella organisation says …
  3. UN Envoy Hopes for Burma Visit in Early March to Discuss Elections
    Voice of America – He hopes to drum up regional support to press for democratic reforms in Burma, which is also called Myanmar. The military has brutally ruled Burma for over …
  4. Burma’s constitution attacked
    Financial Times, UK – By John Aglionby in Jakarta and Amy Kazmin in Bangkok Indonesia became the first big developing country yesterday to criticise Burma’s draft constitution, …
  5. Flexing muscles in the Year of the Rat?
    San Francisco Chronicle, USA –… it was China who facilitated two visits to Burma (which China knows as Myanmar) by Ibrahim Gambari, special envoy of the UN secretary general, …
  6. Explosion in Thai north injures 22 garbage collectors
    Xinhua, China – The explosion happened at 8:45 am (0145 GMT) Friday at the dumping site in Mae Sot Municipality in Tak Province, which borders Myanmar, news network The …
  7. Working for a cause profitable, inspiring
    Akron Beacon Journal, OH – … teaching young people how to safely use technology to spread the word of human-rights violations against Buddhist monks in neighboring Myanmar (Burma). …
  8. Gambari expected to return first week of March
    Mizzima.com, India –
    The United Nations reports that Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, will likely make his third visit to Burma since the Saffron Revolution in early …
  9. Gambari plans return visit to Burma in March
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    “The authorities in Myanmar made some announcements that are significant in terms of timelines for the road map but what is important for us is to work …
  10. Myanmar refugees find peace in downtown Waterbury More coming …
    Waterbury Republican American, CT –
    I am so scared the ethnic people in Myanmar will not exist any more. We will be extinct.” For a half-century, first as Burma and now Myanmar, a succession …
  11. Costa Rican leader stands behind Suu Kyi
    Mizzima.com, India –
    Costa Rican Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias has added his name to the nine original signatories of an appeal calling on an international arms embargo on Burma. …
  12. Thai PM vows “rigorous” war on drugs despite outcry
    Boston Globe, United States –
    … supplier of heroin from the Golden Triangle where it meets Myanmar and Laos, was awash with methamphetamines made across the border in the former Burma. …
  13. UN Envoy’s mission impossible
    Mizzima.com, India –
    Bangkok – United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is expected to return to the country at the end of next week to discuss the military …
  14. ‘Genetic corridor’ From India to Vietnam Needed to save tigers
    Wildlife Extra, UK –
    The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation have announced plans to establish a 5000 mile-long ‘genetic corridor’ from Bhutan to Burma …
  15. Indonesia supports elections in Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    22 (Xinhua) — Indonesia fully supports Myanmar’s plan to hold general elections in 2010 and pins hope the democratic process will run transparently and …
  16. Indonesian president meets UN envoy on Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    22 (Xinhua) — Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday met with UN special envoy for Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari, who is on an Asian tour …
  17. Defiant Mon Celebrate Their National Day
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

    By LAWI WENG Burma’s Mon people are celebrating their national day on Friday, despite attempts by the military regime to discourage such displays of …

  18. Junta Targeting Burma’s Press
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Unlike some publications, the Myanmar Nation didn’t have a cozy relationship with the junta’s villainous Information Minister Kyaw Hsan. …
  19. Pro-government leafleting in Insein township
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    … for trying to run similar campaigns, the pro-government 88 Generation Students (Union of Myanmar) received assistance and security from local officials. …
  20. UN Envoy Frustrated With Myanmar
    The Associated Press –
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A UN envoy said Friday he is frustrated with Myanmar’s slow progress toward democracy, but is hopeful that Nobel Peace Prize …
  21. Essar to explore Burma’s onshore gas field
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), the spokesperson added. Essar is one of the three Indian companies engaged in oil and gas exploration in Burma. …
  22. UN urges all-inclusive polls in Myanmar
    PRESS TV, Iran –
    Ibrahim Gambari, the UN envoy to Myanmar, says that the country should follow an inclusive process towards multi-party elections in 2010. …
  23. UN envoy to bring up Suu Kyi poll ban with Myanmar
    | JAKARTA: United Nations envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari said Thursday that he would raise the issue of Aung San Suu Kyi being banned from 2010 elections when he visits the military regime as early as next mo…Full Story
  24. Ban on Suu Kyi shatters hopes for Myanmar polls
    | BANGKOK: Myanmar’s sudden decision to bar Aung San Suu Kyi from planned elections shatters any shard of credibility for the ruling junta’s self-proclaimed “road map” to democracy, analysts said Wednesday. | T…Full Story
  25. Brunei, Laos, Malaysia ratify Asean charter
    | SINGAPORE: Brunei, Laos and Malaysia have joined Singapore in ratifying the Association of Southeast Asian Nations charter that provides for the creation of a human rights body, diplomats said Wednesday. | Al…Full Story
  26. Local Health Department Gets Advice From Feds in Dealing with Burmese Costs
    | The Allen County Health Department hopes to get some guidance from the federal government on how to offset costs associated with an exploding Burmese population in Fort Wayne. The subject was addressed at an …Full Story
  27. Rambo: the brawn identity is back!
    | RAMBO | Directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE | Certificate 18 | SOMEONE actually found the time to tot up the body count in this fourth – and, one trusts, final – appearance of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, the…Full Story

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 22, 2008 at 6:44 am

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