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World focus on Burma (19 July 2008)

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The Asean problem

The Daily Star, Bangladesh –

For instance, Burma’s record on human rights and democratic advancement is quite distinct. Indonesia will certainly strive to make respect for democracy, …

Bush’s Aspirational Words on Timetables, and Torture.

The Moderate Voice –

Notorious human rights abusers, including, among others, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Zimbabwe, have long sought to shield their abuses from the eyes …

Vote USA 2008 issues: Foreign policy

BBC News, UK –

But he has stressed his willingness to bring up human rights in negotiations with China’s leaders, as has Mr McCain. Mr McCain cites “hedg[ing] against …

Burmese refugees find safety in Austin

Houston Chronicle, United States –

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

Cheap gas is tool for dictators

Post-Bulletin, MN –

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. …

US Humanitarian Aid Focuses on Saving Lives, Not Politics

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

Many in Congress recalled the recent experience with the military junta that rules Burma and its reluctance to permit the United States and other nations to …

Burma’s Suu Kyi remembers father’s death from house arrest

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has remained under house arrest as others gathered to pay tribute to her late father on Martyrs’ day. …

Suu Kyi banned from Myanmar Martyrs’ day gathering

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was kept under house arrest Saturday as others gathered to pay tribute to her late father on …

Myanmar security tight on anniversary

The Associated Press –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Suu Kyi’s party swept the last general elections in 1990, but the military refused to …

Junta sells seeds which do not sprout to farmers in Irrawaddy

Mizzima.com, India –

Bangkok — Made to buy seeds that do not sprout, farmers in Burma’s cyclone hit zone of Bogale township in Irrawaddy division are in trouble planting rice. …

BENEFIT CONCERTS IN NIAGARA FALLS;

Welland Tribune, Canada –

Also, Firemen’s Park will play host to a benefit concert and barbecue on Sunday to help raise money for refugees and survivors from Burma’s cyclone disaster …

Cloud Cottage summer schedule set

Asheville Citizen-Times, NC –

He uses Asian paper making techniques and styles. In the last decade he has studied this traditional art form in studios throughout Asia (Bhutan, Burma, …

Spy games: The Case of Naing Naing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

He then told us about an exam that U Tin Myint Oo and Daw Aye Aye Thant, the family of the late Burmese UN Secretary-General U Thant (who were then living …

UN to end Myanmar aid flights

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Soe Aung, from the National Council of the Union of Burma, an umbrella group for Myanmar’s opposition, told Al Jazeera that resentment towards the military …

Weekly Business Roundup (July 19, 2008)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burmese government officials involved in post-cyclone repair work have reportedly ordered replanting and expansion of mangrove forests in coastal areas of …

UN Special Envoy to visit Myanmar for the fourth time

Merinews, India –

The UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is to visit Myanmar for fourth time in mid-August to bring about some kind of rapprochement between the military junta …

The need for relief remains great

Dailyrecord.com, NJ –

Unlike Myanmar (the former Burma), where victims of the recent cyclone were not only neglected by their government, but had outside aid denied to them, …

Extending a helping hand to

Times of Malta, Malta –

A delegation from SOS Malta’s Sri Lankan partner, Healing Hands, has just returned from an aid visit to Burma and will now work to further assist with the …

India Commerce Minister Says Visit of Burmese Counterpart to Boost …

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

New Delhi: Having agreed upon an alternative access route to the North-East, India and Myanmar [Burma] are set to further enhance their engagement with the …

UN to end Myanmar aid flights

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

The announcement came as the country, formerly known as Burma, held a downgraded ceremony marking Martyrs’ Day, commemorating the killing of General Aung …

Burma once again likely to steal ASEAN show

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

It was abruptly overshadowed by the Burma regime’s decision to call off a scheduled ASEAN leaders meeting with UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, …

From the editorial advisory board

Daily Camera, CO –

Sanctioned countries include Burma, Cuba, Iran and Sudan. There’s an additional list of 6000 companies and people who are also sanctioned, such as Irish …

Families hang on to hope for Burma’s cyclone missing

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

The missing child is just one of almost 54 000 people still unaccounted for more than two months after Cyclone Nargis tore into Burma. …

Security tight in Myanmar as death of Aung San Suu Kyi’s father …

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: Hundreds of riot police and soldiers ringed a monument in downtown Yangon on Saturday as officials gathered to commemorate the shooting …

Fort Myers mourns ‘a good man,’ who leaves kids, wife

The News-Press, FL –

… pastored college-age adults at a church in Toledo, Ohio, and had been on mission trips to violence-torn Myanmar, once known as Burma. …

Yangon- Myanmar’s Martyr’s Day, the annual commemoration of the assassinations of opposition leader

World Bank says Asian cities at risk

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Coastal cities in Burma, China, Thailand and Vietnam are among the most vulnerable to rising sea levels, disaster response and climate change experts told a …

Down-graded Martyr’s Day ceremony in Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com –
Yangon- Myanmar’s Martyr’s Day, the annual commemoration of the assassinations of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s father Aung San and eight other …

Human rights group blasts Thailand for returning Karen refugees

Monsters and Critics.com –

Bangkok – The New York-based Human Rights Watch on Saturday blasted Thailand for forcing 52 Karen refugees to return to a conflict-zone in Myanmar on …

Thailand: Stop Forced Returns of Karen Refugees to Burma

Human Rights Watch (press release) –

The Karen, an ethnic group who have fled armed conflict and human rights violations in Burma, face persecution and violent reprisals by the Burmese military …

Big ‘U-Turn For Christ’ Crowd Attends Hog Roast

Greeneville Sun, TN –

… also started a total of 12 U-Turn For Christ churches in the Philippines, Thailand, and most recently, one church in Myanmar (formerly called Burma). …

NGOs concerned over end of UN cyclone aid flights to Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The UN announced this week that it will end aid flights from Thailand to cyclone-hit Myanmar (Burma) on August 10, leaving relief agencies worried that the …

UN humanitarian chief to travel to Myanmar next week

Straits Times, Singapore –

UNITED NATIONS – UNITED Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes is to travel to Myanmar next week to assess the country’s recovery efforts after the …

ASEAN finally gets something right on Myanmar

China Post, Taiwan –

By Peter Janssen, dpa Myanmar, also known as Burma, joined the club in 1997 and has been a constant embarrassment since, to the extent of raising serious …

China Hits Back After Spielberg Quits Games

Buzzle, CA –

… crackdowns on spiritual movements, environmental problems and China’s support for Sudan, Burma and other governments deemed repressive in the west. …

Seeds of further uprising amid the fear and intimidation

guardian.co.uk, UK –

In Rangoon, Burma’s former capital, an atmosphere of fear and intimidation smothers the city. Since September’s failed uprising, when thousands of people …

Poverty fuels anger

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Away from preying eyes, Burmese from all walks of life voice anger and frustration at the military junta. “After the uprising, and what they did to the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 19, 2008 at 4:53 am

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