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World focus on Burma (8-7-2008)

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The power for change ultimately lies within ourselves

Irish Times, Ireland –

Of course, as the victims of the Chinese earthquake and the cyclone in Burma know only too well, external events and situations can profoundly affect our …

Families still waiting for news of detained relatives

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 8, 2008 (DVB)–The families of Zarganar, Zaw Thet Htway and others involved in voluntary aid work for cyclone victims who were arrested by Burmese …

Junta Profits from Growing Gap in Value of Cash and FECs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

All international aid agencies working in Burma are required to deposit money for operating expenses in accounts at the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB). …

Karenni refugees flee to Thai-Burma border

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – The Burmese Army’s severe human rights violations have forced 165 Karenni refugees to flee to refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border this …

Most Ceasefire Groups Undecided on 2010 Election

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Recently, the Burmese regime published an article in the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar calling the landslide victory of the National League for …

Labor Activist Gets Solitary as Prison Conditions Worsen

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Bo Kyi, joint secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPP), told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that Su Su Nway, a prominent labor …

Burma aid tents through at last

BBC News, UK –

Cornwall-based disaster aid charity Shelterbox has just received the first pictures of its aid helping victims of the Burma cyclone. …

ABFSU urges flexibility for late university admissions

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 8, 2008 (DVB)–The All Burma Federation of Student Unions called on the military regime on Monday to allow university students from cyclone-devastated …

Burma grants visas to aid workers

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said that as of June 30, the regime had given 1670 visas, mainly to United Nations and other international aid …

Editorial: Bush right to attend opening ceremonies

Dallas Morning News, TX –

The opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics will begin just weeks from today, and, to the chagrin of human rights protesters, President Bush will …

Cycling ride in Prague protests against China’s approach to Tibet

Prague Daily Monitor, Czech Republic –

“The goal of the relay cycling ride is to draw attention to the long-term violation of human rights in China, Tibet and Burma, and the discrepancy between …

Surin says Burma, food crises strengthen Asean

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Manila (dpa) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has emerged stronger in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis that whipped Burma and the rice crisis …

Burma junta approves visas for 1670 cyclone aid workers

Scotsman, United Kingdom –

The state media of the country, also known as Myanmar, said half of the workers were involved in relief operations in storm-hit regions. …

Regime Says It Granted Visas to 1670 Relief Workers, Officials

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

According to a report in the government mouthpiece The New Light of Myanmar, 1076 UN personnel and non-governmental organization workers had entered Burma …

Asia’s angry monk syndrome

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Monks were also in the forefront of protests in colonial Burma before the country now known as Myanmar won independence from Britain in 1948. …

3G arrives in Rangoon

TeleGeography, DC –

… Burma’s military junta authorities have begun distributing W-CDMA handsets. Citing an official at the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) …

Why the Generals are Winning

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By KYAW ZWA MOE This year is the 20th anniversary of the democracy movement in Burma. In 1988, a few small student protests against late dictator Ne Win’s …

Burma army calls for a fresh start

Metro, UK –

Burma’s military government says that the country’s new constitution – approved in a widely criticised referendum in May – has removed the legitimacy of …

Sons of 1962 and future of Burma’s political freedom

Mizzima.com, India –

By Ma Ng- The Burmese Army grabbed political power in a coup on 2 March 1962; and Burma again lost its political freedom 14 years after independence, …

Myanmar: 1500 visas issued after cyclone

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military regime has approved visas for more than 1500 international aid workers to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, …

Myanmar promises better homes for cyclone victims

Daily Times, Pakistan –

YANGON: Myanmar’s premier promised better housing for cyclone victims in the devastated Irrawaddy Delta, where many people have received only a plastic …

ASEAN science meet goes green

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam comprise the ASEAN.

Only One in Five Women in Developing World Receive Effective …

Voice of America –

If you look at rates in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, or Burma, Myanmar, 90 percent of women had never had a pelvic exam. And only 1 percent of women had been …

Time to play hardball with South Africa

Across the Aisle, DC –

While there have been many tragedies recently ranging from the cyclone in Burma to the earthquake in China, the fact that this disaster is entirely man made …

Burmese refugees find safety in Austin

Austin American-Statesman, TX –

Here in Austin, he wants people to know about Burma, how people are being oppressed and how innocent people are denied human rights. …

David Miliband’s lecture at Unisa

Politicsweb, South Africa –

Democracies are also more likely to respect human rights, more likely to support open trade, and less likely to go to war. The question I believe we should …

To Breathe Free: Living Up to our Promise

Human Rights First, NY –

This kind of system is inconsistent with this country’s commitments under international human rights standards, as well as its principles of justice and …

Asian empires, past and present
China Post, Taiwan –
China claims leadership in ushering in an ASEAN-plus-Three pact. Members include all states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, …

China and Thailand: Enhancing Military-Security Ties in the 21st …
Jamestown Foundation, DC –
While the United States publicly criticized the overthrow of the democratically elected government and suspended $24 million in military aid, China declared …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 8, 2008 at 3:08 am

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