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World Focus on Burma (12 Apr 08)

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WJZ, MD –
According to statistics from the US State Department, 43 refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, moved to Frederick between October 2002 and September
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AFP –

“I have decided to show solidarity with other people on the issues of human rights in Sudan’s Darfur region, Tibet and Burma,” she told AFP on Thursday.
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Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
outpacing Malaysia, which is also headquarters of AFC, former Asian giants Burma (now known as Myanmar), Palestine, Bangladesh, Nepal etc.

EU to speed up trade talks with ASEAN

Xinhua, China –

JAKARTA, April 12 (Xinhua) — A visiting official of the European Union (EU) said in Indonesia that the EU will speed up negotiations on a free trade …

Manila demands emergency Asean food meeting

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Asean groups Thailand, Brunei, Burma Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. “Asean has in its membership the world’s ..

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Migrant survivors fined and deported

CNN International –

A court fined them $32 and ordered them to be deported to Myanmar. Those who cannot pay the fine would serve jail terms, the court heard said. …

India Burma tangle

Organiser, India –

By MV Kamath Myanmar, or Burma, has been in the news for some time now. For the first time in decades, the military rulers who had usurped power in Rangoon …

Olympic torch flickers on to ‘China-friendly’ Africa

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

“I have decided to show solidarity with other people on the issues of human rights in Sudan’s Darfur region, Tibet and Burma,” she told Agence France-Presse …

Roxas urges Asean summit on rice

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Asean is composed of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

Tents of Hope raises awareness about Darfur

The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com, MI –

… particularly Myanmar and Central America. Bethany is seeing a good number of teenagers who have escaped from forced military service in Burma. …

NY Amnesty rally protests violence against journalists in Sri Lanka

TamilNet, Sri Lanka –

… missions in New York, Libyan Mission (political prisoners), Darfur (international justice and accountability), and Myanmar (people of Burma/democracy). …

Police hunt for driver of Thai death truck

英文中國郵報, Taiwan –

By Nopporn Wong-Anan, Reuters SUKSAMRAN, Thailand —

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for the driver of a container truck in which 54 Myanmar …

Mexico Police Save 83 Migrants in Truck

The Associated Press –

Earlier this week, 54 illegal migrant workers from Myanmar suffocated in the back of an unventilated truck in Thailand. In Mexico, the truck’s driver and …

 

Myanmar lorry survivors jailed

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

The survivors of a people-smuggling accident which left 54 illegal migrants from Myanmar dead have been sentenced to three days in jail by a court in …

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Will the Universal Periodic Review Save the UN Human Rights Council?

JURIST –

Consequently, one should hardly expect North Korea to volunteer information on its extrajudicial killings and Burma on its jailing of political prisoners. …

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Foreign Ministry calls for Burmese help on trafficking

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

”The incident underscores the need that we intensify cooperation to tackle the problems of human trafficking and of Myanmar’s illegal workers in Thailand …

Let these tragic deaths be a wake-up call

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The deaths of 54 illegal Burmese immigrants should serve as a wake-up call for Thailand and Burma to sincerely address the human trafficking problem and …

Thailand: Migrants’ Deaths Spotlight Exploitation

Human Rights Watch (press release) –

“These preventable deaths are the tragic result of people fleeing repression and poverty in Burma, only to find abuse and exploitation in Thailand,” said …

7-year-old’s accused killer makes 1st court appearance

Salt Lake Tribune, United States –

case relayed to the consular office of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Esar Met said he did want his consul notified. The Vienna Convention requires …

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Rice from moon for new sunrise

Sunday Times.lk, Sri Lanka –

UNP leader Ranil Wickremdsinghe has taken wing to Myanmar (former Burma) in the meantime. He is visiting Bagan (formerly known as Pagan), …

Le complicità terribili

Libero Pensiero, Italy –

The 14 youths in the group were sent to an immigration center to await their return to the former Burma. About 2 million migrants from across the region are …

THAILAND: Suffocation of 54 Burmese Workers – No Surprise

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

Fuelling this exodus is military-ruled Burma’s steadily declining economies, prompting Burmese from a broad range of sectors to leave. …

Referendum not a final solution

Mizzima.com, India –

Despite both the ruling junta and the pro-democracy opposition trying to get their own way in the ensuing referendum on the draft …

Burmese Government told to hold referendum on the draft …

Asian Tribune, Thailand – Rangoon, 12 April, (Asiantribune.com):

The National League for Democracy, Burma’s opposition political party led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has …

Pulitzer Winner Adrees Latif On Covering Myanmar

Photo District News (subscription), NY –

Working in Myanmar (Burma) is dangerous for journalists, and Latif remains vague about his work methods in order to protect journalists who are working in …

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Burmese Opposition Accuses Military of Intimidation to Back …

Voice of America – By Ron Corben

Burma’s political opposition and pro-democracy groups have accused the military government of creating a climate of fear in the lead-up to a …

US appoints ambassador to ASEAN

Nhan Dan, Vietnam –

The US government has just nominated Scot Marciel as the first US ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). …

Orphan boy lives in garbage dump

CNN –

My assistant told me about Lin’s home while he was researching another story on the border area in Myanmar, the country once known as Burma. …

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Police Hunt for Driver of Truck That Killed 54 Burmese Migrant Workers

Voice of America –

By VOA News Authorities in Thailand are looking for the driver of a container truck in which 54 migrant workers from Burma suffocated to death this week …

See Mo’ Evil

Outside Online, CA –

There’s no denying that Myanmar (formerly Burma) is in bad hands: Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Rangoon on and off since 1989. …

New York rally to support Burmese democracy movement

Mizzima.com, India –

Over one thousand supporters of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her calls for democracy in Burma are expected to rally today in front of …

Survivors of Thai death truck to be deported

elEconomista.es, Spain –

Another 14 youths were sent to an immigration centre toawait their return to the former Burma. “Rather than encourage their participation in the …

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Jail for Burmese lorry survivors

BBC News, UK –

Fourteen children who also survived have been handed to Thai immigration authorities for repatriation to Burma. Several survivors are being treated in …

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Thai court jails Myanmar container survivors for three days

AFP –

The Myanmar nationals had agreed to pay a Thai smuggling ring 5000 baht each for the journey from Ranong, on the Thailand-Myanmar border, to Phuket. …

Thailand Set to Deport Myanmar Workers

The Associated Press –

RANONG, Thailand (AP) — Dozen of migrants from Myanmar who narrowly escaped suffocation while being smuggled through Thailand in a locked, stifling truck …

Survivors of Thai death truck face deportation

International Herald Tribune, France –

About 2 million migrants from across the region are working in Thailand, most of them fleeing the former Burma where 46 years of army misrule have crippled …

Suspended Yoma Bank to Open Again in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

First Myanmar Investment Co.Ltd, the founder of Yoma Bank, said the bank will be fully operational again, following negotiations with the Ministry of …

Myanmar migrants who survived deadly truck ordeal to be expelled …

International Herald Tribune, France –

Prosperous Thailand is a magnet for people from impoverished neighboring Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, also known as Burma, who take menial and …

Migrants’ Deaths Overshadow Burma’s New Year Festival

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Thingyan, Burma’s New Year water festival, takes place next week—an annual national holiday that provides most Burmese an opportunity to have fun, …

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Junta Begins ‘Vote Yes’ Campaign

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand

The front-page headline in Myanma Alin—the Burmese version of The New Light of Myanmar—stated: “Approving the constitution is the responsibility of all …

Junta urges people to support constitution

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Burma’s ruling junta on Friday publicly encouraged citizens to support its draft constitution, for which it will seek approval on May 10. …

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Rights Groups Call for Probe into Migrant Deaths

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Migrants from Burma are transported to a court in Ranong province Friday. Thai police said the 67 survivors of an ordeal in which human traffickers smuggled …

Burma Savvy Diplomat Named US Envoy to Asean

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE The US government has named a top diplomat who is familiar with Burma as its first envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). …

Burmese workers charged over ill-fated people smuggling

ABC Online, Australia –

Most have been sentenced to serve five days in jail and will then be sent back to Burma. More than 50 of their fellow immigrants died of suffocation inside …

Myanmar robbers kill one in rare bank heist

Reuters –

YANGON, April 11 (Reuters) – Knife-wielding robbers killed a bank employee during a holdup at a state-owned bank in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, …

Thailand sends condolence over deaths of Burmese job seekers

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

“I hope that Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) will soon be able to finalize and sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Cooperation to Combat Trafficking in …

First Official Facts On The Suffocated Immigrants

eFluxMedia –

By Michael Todd An official statement was given yesterday with details about the circumstances that led to the death of the 54 migrant workers on Wednesday. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 12, 2008 at 10:03 am

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09 April 2008  

၁၄ ႏွစ္ၾကာေရးဆြဲထားခဲ့ရတဲ့ ဖြဲ ႔စည္းပံု အေျခခံဥပေဒ မူၾကမ္းကို လာမယ့္ေမလ ၁၀ ရက္ေန႔က်ရင္ ျပည္လံုးကၽြတ္ ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲက်င္းပၿပီး အတည္ျပဳမယ္ မျပဳဘူး ဆံုးျဖတ္မယ္လို႔ ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရက ဒီကေန႔ညပိုင္းမွာပဲ ေရဒီယိုနဲ႔ရုပ္ျမင္သံၾကားေတြကေန ေၾကညာခဲ့ပါတယ္။

 

မဲေပးၾကမယ့္ျမန္မာျပည္သူေတြအေနနဲ႔အဆင္သင့္ျဖစ္ေနၾကၿပီလား။ ၁၉၉၀ေရြးေကာက္ ပြဲတုန္းက အႏုိင္ရထားၿပီးေတာ့ ေရြးေကာက္ ပြဲ ရလာဒ္ကို ဘာမွမခံစားရေသးတဲ့ NLD ပါတီဘက္ကေရာ ဘာ ေတြ ျပင္ဆင္ထားၿပီလဲ ဆိုတာကိုသိရေအာင္လို႔ NLD ပါတီရဲ႕ ေျပာေရးဆိုခြင့္ရွိသူ ဦးဉာဏ္၀င္း ကို ကိုေက်ာ္ေအာင္လြင္က ဆက္သြယ္ ေမးျမန္းၿပီးတင္ျပေပးပါမယ္။

 

ဦးဉာဏ္၀င္းခင္ဗ်ား။ မဲေပးရမယ့္ရက္ကိုသိရၿပီဆိုေတာ့ ျပည္သူေတ ြမဲထည့္ဖို႔ အတြက္ အဆင္သင့္ ျဖစ္ေနၿပီလို႔ ဆရာတို႔ယူ ဆပါသလားခင္ဗ်ာ။

 

“က်ေနာ္ေတာ္တို႔အျမင္ကေတာ့ေလ ဒီေန႔ေၾကညာတယ္ ေမလ၁၀ရက္ေန႔။ ဆႏၵျပဳရ မယ့္စာအုပ္က လည္း ဒီေန႔မွ ျပည္သူကို စတင္ျဖန္႔ျဖဴးတယ္။ေရာင္းခ်တယ္။ အဲေတာ့ ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ျပည္သူေတြ ေလ့လာဖို႔အေျခအေနကေတာ့ အခ်ိန္သိပ္နည္းတယ္ လို႔ကၽြန္ေတာ္ထင္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ျပည္သူေတြ အဆင္သင့္ျဖစ္သလားဆိုေတာ့ ျပည္သူေတြအမ်ားစုကေတာ့ မိမိတို႔အသီး သီး ကိုယ္တိုင္ခံစားေနတဲ့ ခံစားခ်က္ေတြအရ ၾကက္ေျခခတ္ဖို႔အဆင္သင့္ရွိေနတယ္လို႔ေတာ့ က်ေနာ္ယံုၾကည္ပါတယ္။”

 

NLD ပါတီဖက္ကေရာ မဲေပးမယ့္ ကိစၥေတြမွာ ဘာေတြျပင္ဆင္ထားပါသလဲခင္ဗ်။

 

“ဆႏၵမဲေပးတဲ့ေနရာမွာ ကိုယ္တိုင္ကိုယ္ က်ပါ၀င္ဖို႔က်ေနာ္တို႔အဖြဲ ႔ခ်ဳပ္ကထုတ္ထားတဲ့ အခ်က္၇ခ်က္နဲ႔ ညီေအာင္ႀကိဳး စားၿပီးေတာ့ ေဆာင္ရြက္ဖို႔။ ျပည္သူေတြ ဆႏၵမဲေပးပိုင္ခြင့္ရွိသူေတြကလည္း မိမိတို႔ဆႏၵကိုရဲရဲရင့္ရင့္မဲေပးဖို႔။ ဒီေနရာမွာ အေရးႀကီးတာက ျပည္သူေတြေဆြစဥ္မ်ိဳးဆက္္ ဒုကၡၡမခံ ရဖို႔ဆိုရင္ ကန္႔ကြက္မဲေပးဖို႔ ျပည္သူၾကားကို အဖြဲ ႔ခ်ဳပ္အေနနဲ႔ ႀကိဳးစား ၀င္ေရာက္ ေဆာင္ရြက္သြား မွာပါ။ ေဆြးေႏြးသြားမွာပါ။”

 

ဟုတ္ကဲ့ ဆရာေျပာခဲ့သလိုပဲ ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္းကိုျပည္သူေတြေလ့လာဖို႔၊ ေဝဖန္ဆန္းစစ္ဖို႔က အခ်ိန္ကလည္းနည္း၊ စစ္အစိုးရဖက္ကလည္း ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲဆိုင္ရာ ဥပေဒ တင္းၾကပ္မႈေတြက လည္းထုတ္ထားတယ္ဆိုေတာ့ NLD ပါတီအေနနဲ႔ ျပည္သူေတြအတြက္ ဘာေတြမ်ား လုပ္ေပးဖို႔ရွိပါလဲ။ ဘာေတြလုပ္ေပးႏိုင္မယ္ထင္ပါသလဲ။

 

“ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ကေတာ့ ေနာင္ေပၚလာ ႏိုင္တဲ့ကိစၥေတြ ဆႏၵခံယူပြဲနဲ ႔ပါတ္သက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ခ်ိဳ ႔ယြင္း ခ်က္အားနည္းခ်က္ေတြ ေတြ႔ျမင္လာလို႔ ရွိရင္ ျပည္သူေတြကို အသိေပးသြားမွာပါ။ အဖြဲ ႔ခ်ဳပ္ဟာ ျပည္သူအတြက္ ရပ္တည္ေနတာမို႔လို႔ ျပည္သူေတြကို အသိေပးသင့္တဲ့ဟာေတြကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ လုပ္သြားဖို႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္ထားပါတယ္။”

 

ေမလဆႏၵခံယူပြဲမွာ ကုလသမဂၢနဲ႔ႏိုင္ငံတကာလြတ္လပ္တဲ့အဖြဲ ႔အစည္းေတြက ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ ေလ့လာ ခြင့္မရလို႔ ျမန္မာစစ္ အစိုးရဖက္ကေန လြတ္လြတ္လပ္လပ္နဲ႔တရားမွ်တမႈရွိရွိ ဆႏၵခံယူပြကို က်င္းပ ေပးမယ္၊ မေပးဘူးဆိုတဲ့ ကိစၥအေပၚမွာ အမ်ားကေတာ့ စိုးရိမ္မႈေတြ ႀကီးထြားေနၾကပါတယ္။ အေျခခံ ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္းကို ေထာက္ခံေရး ျမန္မာစစ္ အစိုးရဘက္က ဝန္ထမ္းေလာကမွာ စည္းရံုးေနတယ္ ဆိုတဲ့ သတင္းေတြထြက္ေနသလိုပဲ ျမန္မာ့ဒီမိုကေရစီသမားေတြရဲ ႔ကန္႔ကြက္မဲေပးဖို႔ လႈံ႔ေဆာ္မႈ သတင္းေတြကလည္း အခုတေလာမွာ တၿပိဳင္ထဲထြက္ေပၚေနတာပါ။ အခုထြက္လာတဲ့ ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္းမွာလည္း စစ္တပ္ကပဲ ပံုစံတမ်ိဳးနဲ႔ တိုင္းျပည္ရဲ႕ အာဏာကိုဆက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္သြားႏိုင္မယ့္ သေဘာေတြေရးဆြဲထားလို႔ ဒီမိုကေရစီေရး လိုလားသူေတြကေတာ့ အတည္မျပဳေရး ကန္႔ကြက္မဲ ထည့္ၾကဖို႔ ျပည္သူေတြကို လႈံ ႔ေဆာ္ေနပါတယ္။ တိုင္းရင္းသားစည္းလံုးညီၫြတ္ေရးပါတီ တစညနဲ႔ စစ္အစိုးရကို လိုလားေထာက္ခံသူေတြကေတာ့ ဖြဲ ႔စည္းပံုအေျခခံဥပေဒ မရွိတဲ့ တိုင္းျပည္အျဖစ္ကေန ရွိတဲ့တိုင္းျပည္ ျဖစ္လာႏိုင္ဖို႔ ေထာက္ခံမဲေတြ ေပးၾကမယ္လို႔ေျပာဆိုေနပါတယ္။

 

http://www.voanews.com/burmese/2008-04-09-voa6.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 12, 2008 at 9:01 am

Posted in ဗီအိုေအ

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