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World focus on Burma (19 June 2008)

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Cindy McCain visits Vietnam

USA Today –

She has visited Burma — also known as Myanmar — twice. “It’s just a terrible group of people that rule the country, and the frightening part is that their …

World Refugee Day brings cultural events and a ‘celebration of …

IdahoStatesman.com, ID –

Her office has received a consistent stream of Karen people from Myanmar (formerly Burma), the largest group of new arrivals, along with ethnic Nepalis from …

Brown, Sarkozy urge immediate release of Suu Kyi

Hindu, India –

Their letter rebuked the military regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for failing to take up sufficient offers of aid. Sarkozy and Brown criticized the …

One monk and three activists arrested by USDA members

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Members of the ‘Union Solidarity and Development Association’ (USDA) raided the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters where …

NLD Members Arrested at Suu Kyi Birthday Celebration

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In this photo released by the Democratic Voice of Burma, Buddhist monks and nuns along with members of the NLD and supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung …

Burmese militia attacks Suu Kyi supporters

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Pro-government militias in Burma today beat and detained protesters calling for the release of the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …

12 detained in Myanmar on Suu Kyi’s birthday

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military junta detained 12 opposition party members who called for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …

Arrested: Volunteers Who Bury the Dead

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Two of those arrested, Lin Htet Naing and Hnin Pwint Wei, are leading members of the All Burma Federation of Students’ Unions. They went into hiding last …

Salt Shortage Adds to Post-Nargis Woes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LAWI WENG / SANGKHLABURI Amid worries that Burma’s food security could be at risk if farmers in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy delta don’t start planting …

Rice Accuses Regime of ‘Backtracking’ on Suu Kyi Pledges

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Rather than risking further unrest in Burma by its unjustified detention of political prisoners and its holding of a rigged referendum in May on a sham …

12 detained after Suu Kyi protest

The Press Association –

… courage and dedication to your people. Your release from house arrest and your freedom to participate in Burma’s political future remain essential.”

Doubting donors withhold Myanmar aid

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

The junta’s concession to allow increased access for aid workers and relief shipments came at the end of a three-day mission to Myanmar by UN secretary …

Monks call on EU to bring junta leader to trial

AsiaNews.it, Italy –

Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The All Burma Monks’ Alliance has called on the European Union to bring charges against strongman Than Shwe before the …

Scientists Fighting Disease with Climate Forecasts

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By RANDOLPH E SCHMID / AP WRITER / WASHINGTON A cyclone wrecks coastal Burma, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever. …

Brown and Sarkozy say freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi is “essential”

Monsters and Critics.com –

… longer term reconstruction in Myanmar. ‘The success of the international effort will rely on the actions and conditions set by the Government of Burma,’ …

Ireland: Minister for Foreign Affairs Hosts Launch of Human Rights …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

The launch was co-organised with Burma Action Ireland, and was attended by Dr Thuang Htun, the Representative for UN Affairs of the Burmese …

The Movie List

Vancouver Sun,  Canada –

MYSTIC BALL, Burma Cyclone Relief Fundraiser, Winner Most Popular Canadian Feature VIFF 06 – The story of filmmaker Greg Hamilton’s journey deep into the …

Burma junta gang hits Suu Kyi birthday rally

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

Pro-junta thugs broke up a rally by supporters of Burma democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, detaining three people among a crowd chanting for her …

UK and France press for Burmese democracy

10 Downing Street (press release), UK –

Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have called for immediate democratic reform in Burma, and the release of pro-democracy activist Aung San …

Did Nargis Baptize Asean?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Asean chief’s hard work since the catastrophic cyclone slammed Burma’s delta region in early May is to be recognized, but not the self-congratulatory …

Myanmar monks urge EU to bring junta to war crimes court

EUbusiness (press release), UK –

The All Burma Monks’ Alliance, which claims to have organised mass protests against the regime last September, said Than Shwe should face trial for blocking …

World Refugee Day at a Glance: Where is the Promised Land?

New Liberian, Minnesota –

In Myanmar (Burma) the military junta led by 75-year old Than Shwe continued to crack down on dissidents. The junta suppressed widespread protests led by …

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader marks 63rd birthday

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s detained, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 63rd birthday by offering yellow roses Thursday at Yangon’s …

Suu Kyi supporters make solemn offerings on her birthday

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Supporters of Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made solemn offerings to Buddhist monks early Thursday as they marked her …

Burma’s Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in detention

Radio Australia, Australia –

Under Myanmar’s State Protection Law, a person can be held without charge or trial for only up to five years, renewable for up to one year at a time. …

Asia Beat: Jun 18 08

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –

Mogok, about 1000 km north of Yangon, is the source of the former Burma’s famed “pigeon’s blood” rubies, said to be the world’s finest. …

US marks Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday, deplores her arrest

Straits Times, Singapore –

… political and civil rights by Burma’s military rulers,’ US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday, using Myanmar’s former name. …

Unpopular Politics

NeoConstant Journal of Politics and Foreign Affairs, AZ –

It is about denouncing the genocide in Darfur, the oppression in Burma, the human rights violations all across the globe. Force can be necessary to maintain …

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

… the crises overloading the shoulders of the people of Burma. UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Louise Arbor said on June 2, 2008 “in the case of Myanmar, …

Suu Kyi still in eye of the storm as junta bungles cyclone relief

The National, United Arab Emirates –

For the people of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, trampled for more than 40 years by a repressive military regime, Dr Suu Kyi represents their aspirations …

Recipes for success

South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

“My father is a refugee from Burma [Myanmar], and so am I,” says Ip Veng Va. “We came to Macau in 1976 and two years later we opened this small noodle shop. …

Coming to America

Park Record, UT –

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been under the thumb of a militant government accused of suppressing dissent and violating human rights for many years. …

Burma (Myanmar) boots medics, citing no need

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Bangkok, Thailand – Having led Thailand’s first medical mission last month to cyclone-ravaged Burma (Myanmar), Pichit Siriwan, a doctor, was on standby for …

Burmese farmers face rice shortage

The Press Association –

A United Nations agency has warned that time is running out to help Burma’s cyclone-stricken farmers plant rice for the next growing season. …

Myanmar junta extends Suu Kyi’s detention, earns international …

IBTimes India, CA –

“Myanmar [Burma] is not the only country that promulgates laws to prevent those who pose danger to the State,” it said. “If necessary to guard the …

Is God a cosmic monster?

Houston County News, MN –

CS Lewis In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, the death toll from a killer cyclone stands at 78000, with 56000 people still missing. …

The US Must Do More for Burma

Huffington Post, NY –

According to the state-run New Light of Myanmar, this suspicious outcome has “washed away” the 1990 election result. It is deeply regrettable that both Ban …

Unseen Burma: An aid worker’s story

BBC News, UK –

By Dr Chris van Tulleken Finally we were on our way. I looked out the helicopter window and reflected on the last three weeks working in Rangoon. …

Churches still offering aid to cyclone victims

Lebanon Daily News, PA –

… they may go directly to http://www.churchworldservice.org/news/gallery/myanmar/index.html or write to Church World Service, Burma Recovery Relief, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

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