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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (18 July 2008)

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60 years of celebrating human rights
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
“The tragedy of 20 years of isolation of Burma has done no good, even though the politicians have felt good about condemning the human rights record of the …

Palm riot lawyer seeks law change

The Australian, Australia –

Mr Levitt said yesterday he had support from left-wing unions and human rights organisations, and had been contacted by the offices of two federal Liberal …

Asean Unlikely To Reach Agreement On Human Rights Issue

Bernama, Malaysia –

“The meeting from July 20 to 24 will concentrate on human rights under the Asean Charter, the definition of human rights, its scope and so on. …

NLD determined to observe Martyrs’ Day at any cost

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Despite the Burmese military junta’s attitude suggesting that restrictions will be imposed while observing the 63rd Martyrs’ Day which falls …

THAILAND/CAMBODIA: Row Over Ancient Temple May Sour ASEAN Spirit

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

The others are Brunei, Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Last November, ASEAN leaders signed a charter for the …

Tubbesing Out At CNS

Air Cargo News.com, NY –

Yangon is the commercial capital of Myanmar, formerly Burma that continues to suffer grievously from Cyclone Nagris. Convoys of trucks laden with relief …

UN cuts relief flights to Burma, worrying aid groups

CBC.ca, Canada –

Cutbacks to United Nations aid flights to Burma next month could hamper relief efforts that have already been criticized for failing to provide adequate …

ASEAN bows to Myanmar’s wish not to mention Suu Kyi in statement+

TMCnet –

The United Nations said Tuesday that Ibrahim Gambari, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s special adviser on Myanmar, has received an official invitation …

UN to end Myanmar aid flights on Aug. 10
The Associated Press –
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A United Nations decision to end aid flights to Myanmar next month could hurt relief efforts already struggling to reach millions

Fund raising concert to be held in Canada

Mizzima.com, India –

“They (World Vision Canada) have sponsored several children in Myanmar [Burma], so there are thousands of Canada sponsored children in Myanmar [Burma],” …

Chester’s Sex and the City theme night aids charity

Chester Evening Leader, UK –

The fundraiser at the Northgate Street venue, organised by Eileen Owens, of Bollicini, raised funds for cyclone and earthquake victims in Burma and China. …

Four NLD members arrested

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – The Burmese military junta authorities arrested four NLD members from Rangoon Division yesterday. They were whisked away from their homes …

Roadshow for Rotary charity

Whitby Today, UK –

The most recent activities of Shelterbox include getting permission to go into Burma – one of the only charities to gain access in those early days, …HKG:0888

Desperate Burmese fishermen stranded in Indian coast for five months

Mizzima.com, India –

The three Burmese fishermen reportedly belong to Pyapon town in Burma’s Irrawaddy division, which was among the worst hit by Cyclone Nargis in May. …

Authorities Plan to Buy Rice from Farmers

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

A source from Maungdaw, a western border town of Burma, said that the township authority invited village chairmen to Maungdaw on Monday to explain the …

HMS Westminster returns to Portsmouth

Portsmouth News, UK –

A month-long extension to the deployment, which included two weeks on standby off Burma after Cyclone Nargis, could have meant him missing the flight to his …

Commentary: Is Burma ready for a new election?

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

“I don’t think the people of Myanmar should lose hope in the UN. The UN is doing the best it can,” he went on. “When I was working there, I was doing the …

Three Laputta Refugee Camps to Close

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By AUNG THET WINE LAPUTTA, Burma — Burmese authorities will close three remaining refugee camps in Laputta, one of the areas hardest-hit by Cyclone Nargis, …

Japan Monitoring Aid Distribution to Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS Japanese aid to Burma for the reconstruction phase in the cyclone affected areas of the Irrawaddy Delta will be determined …

Charges of Forced Labor Emerge in Cyclone-hit Areas

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burma’s military regime has been strongly condemned by international rights groups for its use of forced labor in building army camps and constructing basic …

Delivering Aid While Countering Corruption

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

But business sources in Burma say the price of FECs started to fall in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, as the junta decided to allow major international aid …

FAO Seeks Funds for Myanmar Fisheries

TheFishSite.com, UK –

MYANMAR – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announce that it seeks US$33.5 million to help revive Myanmar agriculture after it was devastated …

Delivering Aid While Countering Corruption

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By YENI The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official, John Holmes, will visit Burma soon to assess the progress of humanitarian relief work in …

FAO Seeks Funds for Myanmar Fisheries

TheFishSite.com, UK –

MYANMAR – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announce that it seeks US$33.5 million to help revive Myanmar agriculture after it was devastated …

Burmese Guards Accepting PrePay TopUp Cards As Bribes

Cellular-News, UK –

Security guards on the border between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) are reported to be taking bribes of mobile phone PrePay top up cards from traders …

Gaza, Mediterranea – 3 week cease-fire – open the doors!

Newropeans Magazine, France –

It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma.” (Peace Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, The Independent, May 30) Israel must end the Gaza …

Eyeball to Eyeball at the Top of the World

Minivan News, AZ –

… in 1913 – the MacMahon Line, which China rejects (though it accepts that line as its frontier with Burma, which was then part of British India). …

Nargis devastates Rice Bowl of Asia

Newstrack India, India –

The devastating tropical cyclone Nargis that struck southern Burma (Myanmar) two months ago not only killed thousands of people, but also devastated the …

Progress unlikely from Gambari’s visit: Opposition

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Even as UN Special Envoy Mr. Ibrahim Gambari is schedule to re-visit Burma next month, the opposition at home and abroad said little is …

Many happy returns

Ottawa Citizen, Canada –

While his legacy to the field of international human rights is undisputed, his political legacy to his own country is still a little hazy. …

Burma to ratify ASEAN Charter: Singapore

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Military-ruled Burma will officially agree next week to the ASEAN Charter, which commits Southeast Asian nations to notions of democracy and human rights, …

Grief over missing family lingers

Ottawa Citizen, Canada –

The military junta’s handling of the recent crisis remains a sore point for Mr. Aye and many other Burmese several weeks after the tragedy. …

Sailors return in time for royal visit

Portsmouth News, UK –

The British warship HMS Westminster – which rushed to assist after a devastating cyclone hit Burma – was due to return home at 10.15am. …

Donations to Myanmar Bibles doubled

Mission Network NEws (press release), Grand Rapids –

Several other ministries in Myanmar have expressed an interest in helping to distribute the New Testaments. One of WBTC’s ministry partners in Burma …

In presidential statement following day-long debate, Security …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The representative of the United States noted that the recruitment and use of child soldiers persisted in many countries, including Burma, Sri Lanka, …

ASEAN given grade C for its handling of Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Since Myanmar is expected to top the agenda during the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), Yeo compared the organization to a class in school in his evaluation …

In presidential statement following day-long debate, Security …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The representative of the United States noted that the recruitment and use of child soldiers persisted in many countries, including Burma, Sri Lanka, …

This is time to fight human trafficking

Vanguard, Nigeria –

Are young boys from Cambodia and Burma safe from endless days and nights labouring on precarious fishing boats? The answers to these questions and many more …

Merit-makers turn out in force

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

In Tak, Burmese immigrants in Mae Sot district yesterday held a grand religious ceremony to make merit for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma.

JOEL BRINKLEY: Subsidized gasoline keeps dictators in power

Belleville News Democrat, USA –

Remember what happened last summer when Burma raised fuel prices? A vast popular uprising that brought the world’s wrath raining down on the ruling junta. …

Burmese opposition ready to escalate pro-democracy fight

guardian.co.uk, UK –

(video included)

“After the September uprising and then the terrible cyclone response, the anger is surging. Some are considering violent means … the Burmese people are not …

Secretary Rice to Travel to the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific

US Department of State, DC –

… where she will discuss US-ASEAN cooperation as well as regional issues such as disaster relief, Burma, free trade, and food and energy security. …

Baptist help valuable, recovery slow in Burma, China

Associated Baptist Press, FL –

The ABC had affiliated workers in place in Burma before the storm. American Baptists are working in partnership with the Myanmar Baptist Convention. …

Rights & Wrongs: Singapore, Afghan Boys, Cluster Bombs, and More

World Politics Review –

UN EXPRESSES GRAVE CONCERN FOR AFGHAN BOYS — Sexual abuse of Afghan boys and their conscription into armed service are both on the rise, United Nations …

By VOA News A United Nations food agency is appealing for more money to help fishermen and farmers in Burma who were hard hit by Cyclone Nargis. …

Wells Fargo donates over $37000 to Catholic Charities

WANE, IN –

Shortly after the Myanmar disaster, over 250 Wells Fargo team members in Fort Wayne participated in a “Jeans Day” fundraiser that yielded over $2200. …

Rice confirms she will attend Asean meeting

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The humanitarian disaster in Burma, free trade and food and energy security will be on the agenda, spokesman Sean McCormack said. …

Don’t make women trade-item for tourism

The New Nation, Bangladesh –

The CRS report stated that US President George W. Bush on Oct. 18, 2007 issued sanctions against North Korea, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Venezuela, …

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