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First Lady Laura Bush and Burma

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U.S. first lady Laura Bush joins a class room with Karen refugees during her visit to Mae La refugee camp in Thailand’s Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The first lady met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. The camp houses thousands of refugees from Myanmar. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush, left, is escorted by a Myanmar activist and founder of the Mae Tao clinic Dr. Cynthia Maung, 2nd left, during her visit to the clinic which provide free treatment for the sick and wounded Myanmar migrant workers in Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The first lady met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush enters a Karen refugee class room during her visit to Mae La refugee camp in Thailand’s Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The first lady met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. The camp houses thousands of refugees from Myanmar. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush is offered with a scarf by a Karen refugee as she visits Mae La refugee camp in Thailand’s Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The first lady met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. The camp houses thousands of refugees from Myanmar. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush, center, talks with Karen refugees in national costumes during her visit to Mae La refugee camp in Thailand’s Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The first lady met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. The camp houses thousands of refugees from Myanmar. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush, left, bids farewell to Dr. Cynthia Maung, a Myanmar activist and founder of the Mae Tao clinic which provides free treatment for the sick and wounded Myanmar migrant workers in Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Mrs. Bysh met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

U.S. first lady Laura Bush, center, and her daughter Barbara, left, join a class with young Karen refugees at Mae La refugee camp in Thailand’s Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Mrs. Bush met with refugees who fled a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military junta, urged China and other countries to join the United States in imposing sanctions against the country. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Interview of the First Lady by Ann Curry, NBC’s Today Show

MarketWatch – (12-8-08)

And on the border of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, you called on China to do more to stop human rights abuses in Myanmar. MRS. …

Bushes engage China on human rights issues

United Press International – (12-8-08)

… China’s handling of human rights and the first lady called on China to do more to stop human rights abuses in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Tough words from Mrs Bush for Burmese junta
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
… of the military crackdown that crushed Burma’s nascent democracy and left the leader of the democratic forces, Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest. …

Laura Bush’s Myanmar crusade
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
In 2003, Congress passed the Freedom and Democracy Act after an attack on pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s motorcade by government-organized thugs …

Laura Bush tours camp to lift pressure on Myanmar
China Post, Taiwan –
Having ruled the former Burma for more than four decades, Myanmar’s military junta has refused to accept losing a 1990 election and has cracked down …

Laura Bush urges China to act on Burma
Financial Times, UK –
Her call added to criticisms of human rights offences in Asia by her husband, President George W. Bush, on his last trip to the region.

The First Lady Visits Refugees From Myanmar
New York Times, United States –
Than Shwe, the head of the military junta, that “the time for a free Burma is now.” Another image from Laura Bush’s camp visit. …

Mrs. Bush Meets With Burmese Refugees
New York Times, United States –
“My life in refugee is better than Burma,” he wrote in English he was still perfecting, referring to Myanmar by its traditional name, “but I don’t have …

CORRECTED: Press Availability by the First Lady after a Visit to …
MarketWatch –
Q You’re right here on the border with Myanmar/Burma. Why do you believe the US policy is actually working to isolate the military junta? MRS. …

US First Lady visits Myanmar refugees

Laura Bush (C) visits an artificial leg shop

AFP –

“We seek an end to tyranny in Burma,” he said in a speech in Bangkok. “This noble cause has many devoted champions, and I happen to be married to one of …

In Thailand, First Lady Meets With Burmese Refugees

Washington Post, United States –

“But there is no peace and democracy in Burma–and it’s impossible to go home.” For the past two years, Bush has made the cause of freedom in Burma a focus …

US First Lady Visits Burmese Refugee Camp

Voice of America –

Some have been living there for 20 years, waiting either to return to Burma, or to be resettled in a third country, including the United States. …

US first lady meets Myanmar refugees

The National, United Arab Emirates –

Burma is Myanmar’s previous name. “We have talked to the Chinese quite often about this. We urge the Chinese to do what other countries have done. …

US first lady Laura Bush, center left, is flanked by her daughter Barbara as she talks with a Karen refugees family at Mae Lah refugee camp near the Thai-Burmese border. (Photo: AP)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In one classroom, a student had written on the blackboard: “My life in refugee camp is better than Burma but I do not have opportunities to go outside of my …

Laura Bush tours camp to lift pressure on Myanmar

A general view of bamboo huts lined together in Mae La camp, near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot district, Tak province, 373 miles north of Bangkok July 22, 2008. (Reuters / Chaiwat Subprsom)

Reuters –

Having ruled the former Burma for more than four decades, Myanmar’s military junta has refused to accept losing a 1990 election and has cracked down …

Statement by the First Lady During a Visit to Mae La Refugee Camp

MarketWatch –

The border is right here, right at the top of the mountain, the border with Burma. And the Thai government and the people of Thailand are very generous in …

Laura Bush visits refugees on Thai-Myanmar border

The Associated Press –
Mrs. Bush, who is traveling in Asia with President Bush, flew to the Thai border with Myanmar, previously known as Burma, to visit the Mae La refugee camp

Laura Bush calls for Burma reform

BBC News, UK –

US First Lady Laura Bush has called on Burma’s military leaders to engage in dialogue with the political opposition, as she visited a Burmese refugee camp. …

Laura Bush visits refugess on Thai-Myanmar border

WZTV, TN –

Her plea comes after meeting with some of the 38000 refugees at a camp and health clinic run by a woman known as the “Mother Teresa of Burma. …

Laura Bush says hello to Myanmar refugees

Pravda, Russia –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, denies the charges and says it is battling Karen insurgents. Arriving in a light rain, Mrs. Bush was greeted at the camp by …

First Lady Laura Bush and United Nations Foundation Announce …

PR Web (press release), WA –

… Foundation announced today that it will provide 10000 anti-malarial bed nets to families living in temporary camps on the border of Thailand and Burma. …

First lady Laura Bush visits with Myanmar refugees

International Herald Tribune, France –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, denies the charges and says it is battling Karen insurgents. Arriving in a light rain, Mrs. Bush was greeted at the camp by …

US First Lady to Visit Burmese Refugee Camp on Thai-Burma Border

Voice of America –

Some have been living there for 20 years, waiting either to return to Burma, or be resettled in a third country, including the United States. …

First lady Laura Bush visit highlights need for aid to Burmese

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The United Nations and aid agencies working inside the country report steady progress in accessing disaster affected areas after the cyclone, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

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