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World Focus on Burma (19 Mar 08)

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Future looks bleak for locked-in land
National Catholic Reporter –

All three countries, as well as numerous other Asian countries, maintain economic ties with Myanmar. Panya’s use of the name “Burma” is typical of many …

Burma then and now
National Catholic Reporter –

The following year, the military changed the country’s official English name from Burma to Myanmar. In 1990, free elections were held for the first time in …

Inside Myanmar
National Catholic Reporter –

Such were the impressions of Br. Matthew Peters, a Catholic missioner who has traveled to Myanmar — formerly Burma — and worked with refugees in Thailand …

Previously banned weekly cleared for publication
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – The Burmese censorship board on Tuesday permitted the Rangoon-based ‘Myanmar Nation Journal’ to recommence publication, after being banned for

Names added in memorial upgrade
Morley Observer, UK
War Cemetery in Myanmar. That cemetery is one of several used for the remains of the 13000 POWs who died working on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway.

POLITICS: Tibet Bypasses Security Council Scrutiny
Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
The killings and human rights transgressions in several of the world’s trouble spots — including Palestine, Burma (Myanmar), Sudan, Chechnya and now Tibet

Gambari says no tangible outcome from Burma visit
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway
Mar 19, 2008 (DVB)–United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari told the Security Council yesterday he was disappointed his recent visit to Burma had

Gambari still hopeful after Burma visit failed to yield results
Mizzima.com, India
“The authorities, including at the highest level, had given repeated assurances that all political forces in Myanmar [Burma] would be allowed to participate

Pakistan Defers Execution Of Death Row Indian Inmate By A Month
RTT News, NY –
which would continue working “as partners” with the government and people of Myanmar. This was Gambari’s third visit to Burma since the security forces

UN Special Envoy To Myanmar Briefs UN Security Council
RTT News, NY –
which would continue working “as partners” with the government and people of Myanmar. This was Gambari’s third visit to Burma since the security forces

Is West toning down criticism of China over Tibet?
Reuters –
In contrast to Western condemnation of a crackdown on demonstrations in Myanmar (Burma) last year, Western criticism of China‘s handling of protests in

‘Life and death struggle’ over Tibet – China
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand –
Western criticism of China’s handling of the protests have been much more muted than the condemnation of a crackdown on demonstrations in Myanmar last year.

Myanmar envoy disappointed at visit
Aljazeera.net, Qatar

The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar has expressed disappointment at the lack of progress made in mediation efforts on his latest visit to Myanmar.

‘If India wants, it can sacrifice Tibet issue
Rediff, India –

I was born in a village in the south-east of Tibet, now called Tibet Autonomous Region, just behind Burma (now Myanmar). I spent 20 years in Tibet.

ASEAN forms experts’ group for creation of human rights body
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
ASEAN members are the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei and, Burma or Myanmar.

Latest Myanmar visit disappoints Gambari
NDTV.com, India

PTI Ibrahim Gambari, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s special advisor on Myanmar, said on Tuesday that he was disappointed that his latest visit to

Dalai Lama vows to quit if unrest persists
Seattle Times, United States
“If the world doesn’t speak up, it will be another Burma,” also known as Myanmar. Despite Wen’s charge that the Tibetan leader was seeking to sabotage the

Myanmar opposes Taiwan plans for referendum on joining UN
Earthtimes, UK The pariah state also known as Burma is heavily dependent on China for trade, and for providing it with some diplomatic protection in the United Nations for

Dalai Lama threatens to resign
Los Angeles Times, CA –

“If the world doesn’t speak up, it will be another Burma” (also known as Myanmar). Despite Wen’s charge that the Tibetan leader was seeking to sabotage the

Art historian’s Burma talk is part of book event
Marin Independent-Journal, CA –
He is now an art consultant, and makes frequent trips to Burma, also known as Myanmar. The 7 pm event, co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library,

Will Burmese Migrants be able to Vote?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to a recent article in The Bangkok Post, Thai Foreign Minister Noppadon Pattama said: “If Myanmar [Burma] wants assistance from Thailand (on the

UN Envoy Calls Burma Plan ‘Progress’
New York Sun, NY –
The UN envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, acknowledged during yesterday’s council session a “lack of immediate, tangible results” from his five-day visit to Burma last

UN envoy disappointed over Burma
BBC News, UK
By Matthew Wells The United Nations special envoy to Burma says that his recent trip to the country yielded no concrete results. However, addressing the UN
US backs election observers for Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand
New York (dpa) – The United States on Tuesday asked the UN Security Council to pressure the military government in Burma to allow international election

 

UN Envoy Disappointed With Myanmar Trip
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN envoy to Myanmar expressed disappointment Tuesday that his latest visit to the military-ruled Southeast Asian nation did not

UN Envoy Disappointed by Myanmar Visit
New York Times, United States
By WARREN HOGE UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations special envoy to Myanmar told the Security Council on Tuesday that his recent trip there was his most

Latest visit to Myanmar yielded no ‘immediate tangible outcome
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Acknowledging that he had never been under any illusion that engagement with Myanmar would be ‘smooth sailing’, Ibrahim Gambari, Special Adviser of the
UN envoy disappointed after latest visit to Myanmar
Reuters –
Gambari’s visit was this third to the former Burma since authorities crushed pro-democracy marches in September in a crackdown that sparked worldwide

Credible referendum and election process in Myanmar’s interests
UN News Centre –
   18 March 2008 – It is in Myanmar’s interest to ensure that its upcoming referendum and elections are as credible and inclusive as possible and to engage

UN envoy disappointed at lack of results from recent visit to Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria
AP UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The UN envoy to Myanmar says he is disappointed that his latest visit to the military-ruled southeast Asian nation did not produce

Is West toning down criticism of China over Tibet?
Reuters –
In contrast to western condemnation of a crackdown on demonstrations in Myanmar (Burma) last year, western criticism of China‘s handling of protests in

DUN envoy reports incremental progress in dialogue with Myanmar ...
Xinhua, China
UNITED NATIONS, March 18 (Xinhua) — UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari said Tuesday incremental progress in his engagement with Myanmar government in

Dalai Lama threatens to resign
Los Angeles Times, CA –
“If the world doesn’t speak up, it will be another Burma,” which is also known as Myanmar. Despite Wen’s charge that the Tibetan leader was seeking to

Off the radar
   Guardian Unlimited, UK Since the end of the September 2007 protests, the world has taken its eyes off Burma. As a result the generals are able to carry on regardless None of this

Concludes Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The European Union shared deep concern with the Special Rapporteur regarding the situation in Burma/Myanmar, particularly related to continued imposition of

“Preparedness is essential to saving lives”. Commission provides
Organisation de la Presse Africaine (Communiqués de presse), Switzerland
Timor Leste and Vietnam, while through regional initiatives Burma/Myanmar and Thailand), and € 7.325 million to Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,

Northern Trust enhances compliance monitoring capabilities
Finextra, UK
Sanctioned nations include Iran, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), Cuba, North Korea and Syria. Shari’ah Law – Companies with connections to activities that violate NTRS

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm

World Focus on Burma (18 Mar 08)

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The UN Considers its Options on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS The UN special envoy for Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, met the UN General Assembly president, Srgjan Kerim, on Monday and briefed

US Rejects Junta Draft Constitution
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The resolution also calls for imposing an arms embargo on Burma. “The Burmese people are determined to enjoy the same rights and freedoms that so many of us

US Congressmen propose rejection of junta’s constitution
Mizzima.comIndia –
the Burmese junta’s planned roadmap saying, “if you believe in gnomes, trolls and elves, you can believe in this democratic process in Myanmar [Burma].

Back to Child Recruitments
Mizzima.comIndia –
In 2004, the military leaders in Burma, also called Myanmar, responded to growing international criticism about the recruitment of child soldiers by setting

US Congress Introduces Resolution Rejecting Burmese Junta Made
Asian TribuneThailand –
in Burma ridiculed the junta’s plan by saying that “if you believe in gnomes, trolls and elves, you can believe in this democratic process in Myanmar,”

General Assembly President meets with UN envoy
Mizzima.comIndia –
Meeting with the top United Nations official for Burma, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim yesterday called for engagement and commitment from all

FEATURE-US to search for missing WW2 airmen in India
Reuters –
It all began, he says, with a chance comment from a guide while holidaying in Myanmar, as Burma is now known. Hearing of Kuhles’ interest in military

Divergences work in favour of Myanmar junta
Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
By SALMAN HAIDAR PERSISTENT efforts by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to encourage political change in Myanmar seem to have had some impact, but the further

Assembly President meets with Myanmar envoy, calls for national
UN News Centre –
17 March 2008 – Meeting with the top United Nations envoy for Myanmar, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim today called for “serious engagement and

Walker’s World: China in Tibet
United Press International –
Darfur in Sudan, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Myanmar (or Burma), Uzbekistan and Tibet would come high on most peoples’ lists. And what they have in common is the

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 19, 2008 at 6:44 am