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August 16, 2008 at 3:44 pm

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မဇၥၽိမ ျမန္မာသတင္းဌာန

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ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ ၾသဂုတ္လ 14 2008

14:17 – ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္

အကူအညီ လိုအပ္ေန

နာေရး ကူညီမႈအသင္း – ရန္ကုန္ ဥကၠ႒ ဦးေက်ာ္သူႏွင့္ ဆက္သြယ္ ေမးျမန္းခ်က္

အခမဲ့ က်န္းမာေရး ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေနသည့္အျပင္ ေသဆံုးသူ ဆင္းရဲသားမ်ားအတြက္ပါ အသုဘ ယာဥ္ေမာင္းကာ လုိက္လံ သၿဂဳႋဟ္ေပးေနေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေက်ာ္ ႐ုပ္ရွင္မင္းသားေက်ာ္သူ ဥကၠ႒ အျဖစ္ တာဝန္ယူ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနသည့္ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း (ရန္ကုန္) တြင္ အေရးေပၚ အကူအညီမ်ား လိုအပ္ေနသည္ဟု သိရသည္။

အသင္းႀကီးသည္ ရန္ကုန္တုိင္းအတြင္း ေသဆံုးသူ ရာခ်ီရွိသည့္ အေရအတြက္ကို လစဥ္နီးပါး လိုက္လံသၿဂဳႋဟ္ ေပးေနသလုိ၊ သုခ ကုသိုလ္ျဖစ္ ေဆးခန္းကလည္း ေန႔စဥ္ႏွင့္အမွ် လူနာေပါင္း ၁၅ဝ ေက်ာ္ကုိ အခမဲ့ ကုသေပးရင္း လည္ပတ္လာခဲ့သည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ လာမည့္ႏွစ္ ဇူလုိင္လတြင္ ေဆးခန္းေနရာ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕ေပးရမည္ ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ အေဆာက္အဦးသစ္ တည္ေဆာက္ရန္အတြက္ က်ပ္ေငြသိန္းေပါင္း ၁၂ဝဝ ခန္႔ လိုအပ္ေနသည္ဟု သိရသည္။

အေျခအေနကို သိရွိႏိုင္ရန္အတြက္ အသင္း ဥကၠ႒ ဦးေက်ာ္သူကို နန္းေဒဝီက ဆက္သြယ္ ေမးျမန္းထားသည္ကို တင္ျပလိုက္ပါသည္။

ေမး။ ေနာက္ႏွစ္ ဇူလိုင္လကုန္မွာ ကိုေက်ာ္သူတို႔ရဲ့ သုခကုသိုလ္ျဖစ္ ေဆးခန္းဟာ သကၤန္းကၽြန္းၿမ့ဳိနယ္ ဘုန္းႀကီးေက်ာင္းကေန ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕ေပးရမယ္လို႔ ၾကားလို႔ပါ။

ေျဖ။ ဟုတ္ပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်ာ။ သကၤန္းကၽြန္း ေက်ာင္းထိုင္ဘုန္းႀကီး ကိုယ္တိုင္က ေရႊ႕ေပးဖို႔ ေျပာလာတဲ့ အတြက္ေၾကာင့္ ေျပာပါတယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ ေျမာက္ဒဂုံေျမကြက္မွာ တႏွစ္အတြင္း ၃၁၊ ၇၊ ၂ဝဝ၉ ခုႏွစ္အတြင္းမွာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေရႊ႕ေပးရမွာ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ အေဆာက္အဦး ဟုိမွာ ျပန္ေဆာက္ရမယ္။

ေလာေလာဆယ္ေတာ့ ပလပ္စတစ္ အမိႈက္ပံု ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ ေျမက က်ယ္တယ္၊ ၂ ဧက က်ယ္တယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ကပဲ ခ်ေပးထားတာပါ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ တိုင္႐ုိက္ၿပီး ေဆာက္ရမယ္။ အေဆာက္အဦးအတြက္ အလွဴေငြ လိုအပ္ေနတာပါ။ ေလာေလာဆယ္ေတာ့ ဝင္းေတာ့ ခတ္ထားၿပီးၿပီ။

ေမး။ ဘာေၾကာင့္ ေရႊ႕ခိုင္းတာလဲရွင့္။

ေျဖ။ ေက်ာင္းထိုင္ဆရာေတာ္က သူ႔စာသင္သားေတြ ထပ္ထည့္ဖို႔ လုပ္ေနတာဆိုေတာ့။ ေက်ာင္းက ပရိယတိၱ စာသင္တိုက္ဆိုေတာ့ေလ။ စာသင္သားေတြ ထပ္တိုးခ်ဲ႔ဖို႔ ရွိတယ္ဆိုေတာ့ ေနရာအခက္အခဲ ရွိေနေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ရွိေနတဲ့ အတြင္း ေနရာေလး ေရႊ႕ေပးဖို႔ အဲလို ေျပာလာလို႔ပါ။

ေမး။ ဘုန္းႀကီးေက်ာင္းမွာ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း ဖြင့္ခဲ့တာ ဘယ္ေလာက္ၾကာၿပီလဲ။

ေျဖ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔စလုပ္ခဲ့တာ ၂ဝဝ၁ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္နဝါရီလကေန စလုပ္ခဲ့တာ ဒီေန႔အထိပါ။

ေမး။ လတ္တေလာ အေရးေပၚ ဘာလိုအပ္လဲရွင့္။

ေျဖ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေလာေလာဆယ္ အေဆာက္အဦး ေဆာက္ဖို႔ အလွဴေငြ လိုအပ္ေနတာပါ။ အေဆာက္အဦးက ႐ုံးအေဆာက္အဦး လိုမယ္။ အလွဴခံဌာန၊ ေဆးခန္းလိုမယ္။ ဘာလို႔လဲဆိုေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ အခမဲ့ ေဆးခန္း (သုခကုသိုလ္ျဖစ္ ေဆးခန္း) ပါ ေရႊ႕ေပးရမွာမို႔ပါ။ အဲဒီ အေဆာက္အဦးေတြအတြက္ အလွဴေငြ လိုေနတာပါ။ အေဆာက္အဦး မရွိလို႔ မျဖစ္ပါဘူး။

ေမး။ အေဆာက္အဦးေတြအတြက္ ကုန္က်စရိတ္ ဘယ္ေလာက္ ခန္႔မွန္းထားပါသလဲ။

ေျဖ။ ေဆးခန္းမပါဘဲ ႐ုံးအေဆာက္အဦးပဲဆိုရင္ ျမန္မာက်ပ္ေငြသိန္း ၁၂ဝဝ ေလာက္လိုမယ္။ အေဆာက္အဦးက မရွိရင္ မျဖစ္ပါဘူး။ အဲဒါသာ ၿပီးသြားရင္ေတာ့ ေဆးခန္းေတာ့လည္း ျဖစ္လာမွာပါ။ အဲလို ျဖစ္သြားရင္ေတာ့ တကယ္ကုခ်င္တဲ့ လူနာေတြ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရွိတဲ့ ေနရာဆီကို အေရာက္လာမွာပါ။

အလွဴရွင္ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ား ျပည္တြင္းကေန လွဴေနၾကပါတယ္။ နာေရးအတြက္ဆို နာေရးအတြက္ လွဴတယ္။ ေဆးခန္းအတြက္ဆို ေဆးခန္း၊ အဲလို လွဴၾကတယ္။ အေဆာက္အဦး ေဆာက္မယ္ဆိုတာေတာ့ လူေတြ သိပ္မသိၾကေသးဘူး။ လူေတြသိေအာင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ႀကိဳးစားေနတာပါ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔က နာေရးအတြက္ လွဴရင္ နာအေရးအတြက္ပဲ သံုးတယ္။ ေဆးခန္းအတြက္လွဴရင္ ေဆးခန္းအတြက္ သီးသန္႔ လိုင္းျခားထားေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔အတြက္ အဲဒီ အခက္အခဲေတြ ရွိေနတာ။

ေမး။ အေဆာက္အဦးအတြက္ အလွဴရွင္ေတြေရာ ေခၚထားတာ မရွိဘူးလား။

ေျဖ။ အခုမွ က်ေနာ္တို႔စၿပီး လုပ္မလို႔ပါ။ ဝဘ္ဆိုဒ္ေတြမွာ တင္ဖို႔လုပ္ေနတာပါ။

ေမး။ အခမဲ့ ကုသေပးတဲ့ သုခကုသုိလ္ျဖစ္ ေဆးခန္းကို လူနာေတြ အလာမ်ားလား။

ေျဖ။ ေတာ္ေတာ္လာၾကပါတယ္။ တရက္ကို လူနာ ၁၅ဝ ကေန ၂ဝဝ အထိ လာတယ္။ မနက္ပိုင္းကေန စၿပီးေတာ့ ညေနအထိေပါ့။ အားလံုးကို အခမဲ့ ကုသေပးေနပါတယ္။ မ်က္စိခြဲ၊ အ႐ုိးအေၾကာ၊ ကေလးအထူးကု၊ အမ်ဳိးသမီး အထူးကု၊ Ultra sound အခမဲ့ ႐ိုက္ေပးပါတယ္။

ေမး။ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း ျဖစ္လာပံုေလး ေျပာျပပါအံုးရွင့္။

ေျဖ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ စစခ်င္းေတာ့ အလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ေတြ အပါအဝင္ ၁၂ ေယာက္၊ ၁၅ ေယာက္ေလာက္နဲ႔ စခဲ့တာပါ။ မႏၱေလး ျဗဟၼစိုရ္အသင္းက နာေရးကို စခဲ့တာ။ က်ေနာ့္အမ်ဳိးသမီး ေဒၚေရႊဇီးကြက္ရဲ့ အေဒၚ ပါတယ္။ သူ႔အေဒၚက ရန္ကုန္မွာလည္း လုပ္ခ်င္ေနတဲ့အခါမွာ ဘဘ ဦးသုခ ကေနၿပီးေတာ့ နာေရးကူညီမႈ အသင္း ဖြဲ႔ရင္ ေကာင္းမယ္ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ ေျပာတယ္။ အဲဒါနဲ႔ ဘဘအိမ္ သြားၾကၿပီးေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မတည္ေငြေတြ ထည့္ဝင္ၾကၿပီးေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ စလုပ္ၾကတာပါ။

ဘဘ ေဆး႐ုံတက္တုန္းက အေမအိုတေယာက္က ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးတဲ့အတြက္ မိသားစုဝင္ေတြက လာလာၾကည့္တယ္။ တရက္က်ေတာ့ ဆရာဝန္က အေမအိုႀကီးကို အိမ္ျပန္ေခၚသြားေတာ့ အစြမ္းကုန္ ကုၿပီးၿပီ၊ မရေတာ့ဘူး ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ ေျပာလိုက္တဲ့ ေနာက္ပိုင္းေတာ့ မိသားစုဝင္ေတြ ျပန္လာမၾကည့္ေတာ့ဘူး။ မလာတဲ့အဆံုး ေဆး႐ုံကေန ပိုင္ရွင္မဲ့ သၿဂဳႋဟ္လိုက္ရတယ္။ အဲဒီ မိသားစုဝင္ေတြ အေနနဲ႔ အေမအိုအတြက္ ေကၽြးေမြးစရိတ္၊ ကုသစရိတ္၊ သၿဂဳႋဟ္စရိတ္ မတတ္ႏိုင္တဲ့အတြက္ ဒီလို ပစ္ထားခဲ့တာ ျဖစ္တဲ့အတြက္၊ ဘဘ ဦးသုခကေနၿပီးေတာ့ မျဖစ္ေတာ့ဘူး။ ငါတို႔ ဗုဒၶဘာသာမွာ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္း ဖြဲ႔မွျဖစ္မယ္။ ဒီ့ျပင္ ဘာသာေတြမွာ ရွိတယ္ ဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ စခဲ့တာပါ။

ေမး။ အလုပ္စလုပ္တုန္းက အခက္အခဲ ျဖစ္တဲ့ဟာမ်ဳိးေလး။

ေျဖ။ တခ်ဳိ႔ဆိုရင္ မေသဘဲနဲ႔ သူငယ္ခ်င္း အခ်င္းခ်င္း ေနာက္ခ်င္တာနဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ကို ဖုန္းဆက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ဘယ္လမ္း၊ ဘယ္အိမ္မွာလာၿပီး အေလာင္းလာသယ္ပါ ေျပာလို႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သြားတဲ့အခါက်ေတာ့ အဲဒီလူနဲ႔ တိုက္႐ိုက္တိုးတာမ်ဳိး ရွိတယ္။ အဲလို ေနာက္တာမ်ဳိးေတြနဲ႔ ၾကံဳခဲ့ရတယ္။ ေနာက္ေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သၿဂဳႋင္းလက္မွတ္ဆိုတာကို ေတာင္းတယ္။ အမွတ္စဥ္ေပါ့။ က်န္းမာေရးဌာနကေန ထုတ္ေပးတဲ့ စာ႐ြက္ကို ေတာင္းတယ္။ အဲဒါ မွန္ကန္မွပဲ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သြားေတာ့တယ္။

အခုဆို တေန႔ ၄ဝ ကေန ၄၅ ေလာင္းအထိ လိုက္သၿဂဳႋဟ္ေပးေနရတယ္။ အားလံုး အခမဲ့ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးတာပါ။ ဆင္းရဲ၊ ခ်မ္းသာမေ႐ြး အကုန္လုပ္ေပးပါတယ္။

ေမး။ အခမဲ့ နာေရးလုပ္ေဆာင္ခဲ့တာ ၇ ႏွစ္ ရွိခဲ့ၿပီဆုိေတာ့ အခက္အခဲဆံုး အရာတခုကုိ ေျပာျပပါလား။

ေျဖ။ အခက္အခဲဆံုး အရာဆိုရင္ အရင္တုန္းကဆိုရင္ ရပ္ကြက္ေတြထဲ ဝင္တယ္ဆိုရင္ ညာဘက္က ေနဝင္တယ္ဆိုရင္ ဘယ္ဘက္က မထြက္ရဘူး။ အယူသည္းတာေတြ ရွိတာေပါ့ေလ။ ဘာေၾကာင့္လဲဆိုေတာ့ ဘယ္ဘက္ကေန ထြက္တယ္ဆိုရင္ ဘယ္ဘက္က လူေတြ ေသမဲ့သူေတြ ရွိတယ္ေပါ့ေလ။ အဲလို အယူသည္းတာေတြ ရိွခဲ့တယ္။ အခု အဆင္ေျပသြားပါၿပီ။

ေမး။ နာေရးကူညီမႈအသင္းက အတိုင္းအတာတခုထိ တိုးတက္မႈရွိလာၿပီလို႔ ေျပာႏိုင္ၿပီလားရွင့္။

ေျဖ။ တိုးတက္ပါတယ္။ အမ်ားႀကီး တိုးတက္လာပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ၂ဝဝ၁ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္နဝါရီကဆိုရင္ အေလာင္း ၄ဝ ပဲ သၿဂဳႋဟ္ေပးခဲ့ရတယ္။ အခု ၂ဝဝ၈ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္နဝါရီဆိုရင္ အေလာင္း ၁ဝ၅၂ ေလာင္း သၿဂဳႋဟ္ေပးခဲ့ရတယ္။ ကူညီမႈအပိုင္းက ေတာ္ေတာ္ ျမင့္မားလာပါတယ္။

ေမး။ ေနာက္ထပ္ နာေရးကူညီမႈ အသင္းအတြက္ စိန္ေခၚမႈေတြက ဘာေတြ ျဖစ္လာႏိုင္အုံးမလဲရွင့္။

ေျဖ။ ေနာက္ထပ္ ဘာေတြ ျဖစ္လာအုံးမလဲဆိုတာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မသိရေသးပါဘူး။ ဘယ္လို ျဖစ္လာအုံးမယ္ ဆိုတာလည္း မေျပာႏိုင္ေသးေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ကေတာ့ ကိုယ့္ဟာကိုယ္ေန၊ ေယာဆရာေတာ္ ေဟာထားတဲ့အတိုင္း၊ ကိုယ္ျပဳေသာ ကံအတိုင္း ကိုယ့္ဆီျပန္လာမယ္ ေျပာတဲ့အတုိင္းပဲ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေကာင္းမႈကုသိုလ္ လုပ္ေပးေနပါတယ္။

ေမး။ အခမဲ့ ကုသိုလ္ျဖစ္ ေဆးခန္းမွာ အလုပ္လုပ္တဲ့သူ စုစုေပါင္း ဘယ္ေလာက္ရွိေနလဲ။

ေျဖ။ သူနာျပဳ ဆရာမႀကီး ၂ ေယာက္နဲ႔ နာ့စ္ Nurse ေတြ ၄ ေယာက္ေလာက္ ရွိပါတယ္။ ဆရာဝန္ေတြ အားလံုးကေတာ့ ကိုယ့္စရိတ္နဲ႔ကိုယ္ လာကုေပးတဲ့သူေတြပါ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မငွားရပါဘူး။ သူတို႔ အသိစိတ္ဓာတ္နဲ႔ သူတို႔ လာကူညီေပးေနတာပါ။

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Ethnic Kachin teenage girl raped and murdered

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Friday, 15 August 2008 22:58

New Delhi – A 15 year-old ethnic Kachin school girl in Northern Burma was found raped and murdered three days after she disappeared on July 27, an ethnic Kachin News Group said.

The teenage girl, Nhkum Hkawn Din, of Nam Sai village in Bamaw District in southern Kachin state did not return home on July 27 after she was sent to give food to her brother, who was working in the paddy field, the News Agency said.

After three days of searching, on July 30 her body was found naked near an army checkpoint.

Naw Din, editor of the KNG, citing local sources said the girl was seen being followed by soldiers on her way to her brother in the paddy field.

“Locals saw Corporal Aye Thein and two other soldiers following her when she was on her way to the paddy field,” Naw Din said.

The Burma Campaign UK, a group advocating for human rights and democracy in Burma, said the girl’s naked body was found along with her clothes, slippers, and the basket that she carried on the fateful day.

Nang Seng, Campaign Officer at the BCUK told Mizzima, “This is one incident among thousands of cases and is the trademark of the Burmese Army’s use of rape as weapon of war in Burma.”

According to the BCUK, Nhkum Hkawn Din’s skull was smashed, her eyes were gouged out, her throat was slit, she had stab wounds on her right rib cage, and her face was mutilated. She had been stabbed in the abdomen after she was raped. She was further violated with knives.

“This is a horrific attack and should remind governments and the United Nations of the true nature of this regime,” Nang Seng said in a statement released on Friday.

“There is no justice or rule of law in Burma,” she added.

Nang Seng told Mizzima that despite complaints lodged by the parents of the teenage girl, the authorities until today have failed to take action against the perpetrators of the horrific crime.

“Her parents have already complained at the police station but the local police told them that there is not enough evidence to prove the crime,” Nang Seng said.

While there is no eyewitness to the rape and mutilation of the teenage girl by Burmese Army soldiers, BCUK accused the soldiers of being the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, another advocacy group, the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) in a statement released on Friday condemned the brutal act and called on the international community to exert more pressure on the Burmese regime.

“This latest tragedy is another example of the grotesque barbarism of the military regime in Burma, and evidence that despite what the regime tells UN envoys, they continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity with impunity,” Alexa Papadouris, Advocacy Director at CSW, said

In accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 1820, which describes rape and sexual violence as a crime against humanity on June 19, 2008, both CSW and BCUK called on the International Criminal Court to charge the Burmese regime with crime against humanity.

“We believe that the Generals ruling Burma should be brought to the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity,” said Papadouris.

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August 16, 2008 at 12:57 am

World focus on Burma (16 August 2008)

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How Pernicious Is Rick Warren?

Atlantic Online –

Why have we not invaded North Korea and Zimbabwe and Burma and … well, you get the picture. When you have had the kind of Christianity that Bush …

The Hunger Site Raises Funds for Displaced Families in Georgia

PR-CANADA.net (press release), Montenegro –

In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Give More™ for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70000 for the Foundation for the People of …

5 Myanmar activists sentenced for marking uprising

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Five activists have been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for marching on the 20th anniversary of pro-democracy protests that were …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar on five-day mission

Radio Australia, Australia –

United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari is returning to Burma on Monday for a five-day visit at the invitation of the ruling military regime. …

Business Round-up (August 16, 2008)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The paper said the Chinese were accompanied by Burma’s Brig-Gen Maung Shein, commander of the Irrawaddy naval base. “Myanmar would increase its naval troop …

Danish Viewpoint Merits Debate

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Considering the political orientation of the Burmese army and its all-dominant position within the country, her argument should provide the latest impulse …

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Stockton Record, CA –

Chester Lum, sends money to aid churches in Myanmar. Three years ago, their pastor visited the former Burma. The Rev. Kien Srey of Central United Methodist, …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar on five-day mission

Economic Times, India –

YANGON: United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari is returning to Myanmar for a five-day visit on Monday at the invitation of the ruling military regime, …

Look to the Left (or to the Right)

Washington Post, United States –

ON STAGE: 48 Hours for Burma This event next month isn’t 48 hours, but it is two nights centered on raising money for the victims of the Burmese cyclone …

In Broken Economy, Burmese Improvise or Flee

Washington Post, United States –

Sixty years ago, Burma, also known as Myanmar, was among the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia, outshining its neighbors with higher standards of …

RI told to reject Myanmar roadmap

Jakarta Post, Indonesia –

“The referendum, and the elections planned in 2010, would spell disaster for Burma (Myanmar),” Sann Aung of the National League for Democracy in Burma told …

New UN envoy upbeat after Insein visit

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Burma’s human rights record is again under scrutiny by the international community, almost a year after the junta cracked down on the anti-inflation street …

Ignorance is no longer bliss

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

… which could flatten coastal communities and potentially cause greater damage than the havoc wrought by Cyclone Nargis on Burma in May. …

Thaksin Is The World’s Newest International Fugitive

Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –

“Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet holed-up in a mansion near Egham as he awaited extradition to his home country, to answer human rights abuse …

History Does Not Always Favour a Hero

Buzzle, CA –

As Brown told MPs yesterday, Burma’s neighbors are best-placed to help the Burmese people. China is also a key player in Darfur. …

Flower Power

Buzzle, CA –

“This is not Burma or Thailand or Mexico or Colombia. This is a fledgling nation that is just starting to stand up again after 30 years of disarray and …

Asking McCain, Obama the Right Questions

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The Council has paid scant attention to systematic human rights abusers such as Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan. Also like its predecessor, …

Bernard Kouchner: The healer

Independent, UK –

His attempts to put Kouchnerism into official practice – his suggestions that humanitarian aid should be imposed on Sudan or Burma – came to nothing. …

What Lessons do we get from Georgia in the Burmese Context?

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

With the current situation in Burma, it will not be so much of a problem to deliver a coup de grace to the Burmese Junta. But after that what? …

Analysis: Russia is a foe to be reckoned with

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

If we are seeing a return to 19th century power politics, as politicians like Henry Kissinger believes, that will not make the world a more stable place, …

UN envoy Gambari to return to Myanmar Monday

Reuters –

… which had brought in millions of dollars in foreign aid. The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962. (Reporting by Patrick Worsnip)

Fishkeeper breeds Botia kubotai

Practical Fishkeeping, UK –

The species, which typically reaches around 10-12cm/4-5″ is endemic to the Ataran River in Myanmar (Burma) and has been imported relatively regularly since …

Obama or McCain? For Burma more of the same

Mizzima.com, India –

American moral interests, couched in the language of democracy and human rights, versus American geopolitical and economic interests. …

Gambari will arrive on Monday in Yangon to begin his visit in the country formerly known as Burma. It will be his fourth visit to the country since last …

UNICEF Receives $7.7 Million From Canada to Aid Disaster Relief

MarketWatch –

CIDA’s contribution matches funds donated to UNICEF by Canadians who promptly responded to the disasters in Myanmar and China, which occurred within days of …

Ethnic Kachin teenage girl raped and murdered

Mizzima.com, India –

The Burma Campaign UK, a group advocating for human rights and democracy in Burma, said the girl’s naked body was found along with her clothes, slippers, …

Bill Kristol on Victory in Iraq and Impotence In Georgia

The Moderate Voice –

China props up the regimes in Burma and North Korea.”), Kristol both celebrates: The further good news is that 2008 has been, in one respect, an auspicious …

On the way to Mandalay

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

Journalist George Ernest Morrison’s great trek across China into Burma inspires Hamish McDonald and photographer Kate Geraghty. They don’t make journalists …

Air Mandalay denies rumours of take over by Air Bagan

Mizzima.com, India –

Similarly, Air Bagan owned by Burmese business tycoon Tayza, who is close to the ruling junta supremo Snr. Gen. Than Shwe, has also been forced to suspend …

August 15, 1947 – From Bondage to Freedom

Daijiworld.com, India –

As the War was at its height, and the Japanese forces were fast advancing in South East Asia towards Burma and India, in August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi gave a …

The 7th Anniversary Of 9-11 And The Cycle Of War

The People’s Voice, TN –

… the Japanese attacked us in the first place was because our submarine fleet, as well as British fleets, were bombing Japan’s oil tankers in Burma. …


Army walks away from Musharraf

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is saluted by General Ashfaq Kayani

Army walks away from Musharraf

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By Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad Pakistan’s powerful army is distancing itself from Pervez Musharraf, the president, according to high-ranking officials and western diplomats, forcing the former -military chief to consider resigning rather than face the

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Peninsula On-line, Qatar

Impending Impeachment Looms Over Musharraf
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Saudis to Host Musharraf After Resignation
OhmyNews International, South Korea

Saudi prince visit to negotiate Musharraf’s safe exit?
Hindu, India

Saudi Arabian intelligence chief in Pakistan
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Musharraf spokesman: He hasn’t quit
United Press International

Saudis lobbying for safe passage?
The Nation, Pakistan, Pakistan

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Wall Street Journal

President Musharraf to resign before impeachment: VOA
Online – International News Network, Pakistan

Pakistan’s Musharraf in resignation talks: officials
AFP

Aides in talks to find an exit plan for Musharraf
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Musharraf Spokesman Denies Reports Pakistani President Will Resign
Voice of America

Islamabad notebook – Good-bye SS Mushi?
BBC News, UK

Musharraf resignation deal denied
BBC News, UK

Musharraf not planning to quit: Spokesman
NDTV.com, India

Pakistan’s Pathetic Impeachment Push
FrontPage magazine.com, CA

Musharraf likely to step down
Sify, India

Musharraf expected to quit in days
Boston Globe, United States

Pakistani President Musharraf is expected to resign within days
Fort Worth Star Telegram,

Local media: Musharraf likely to step down
Xinhua, China

Pak’s future still undecided 61 years later
NDTV.com, India

Musharraf clings to home, if not power
The National, United Arab Emirates

Musharraf should not be given ‘safe passage’: Sharif
Press Trust of India, India

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader
The Press Association –

Key Pakistan coalition leader rules out immunity for Musharraf
The Canadian Press, Pakistan

Key Pakistan coalition leader rules out immunity for Musharraf
660 News, Canada

West trying to get Musharraf to resign before impeachment
Globe and Mail, Canada

Sharif’s party: No legal immunity for Musharraf

The Associated Press –
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s chances of avoiding impeachment appeared to dim Saturday as a key ruling party held firm against any deal that would protect him from criminal charges and he gave no public indication of

Saudi intelligence chief in Pakistan amid Musharraf crisis: official AFP –

Pakistani government says charge sheet against Musharraf drafted Monsters and Critics.com –

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Farewell Musharraf? Harvard International Review, MA –

Musharraf vows to fight charges TheDay, CT –

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Asim Tanveer/ReutersSupporters of the Pakistan Muslim League burned a picture of President Pervez Musharraf as they chanted slogans against him yesterday in Multan. Musharraf called for political stability and reconciliation to tackle economic and security problems. Asim Tanveer/ReutersSupporters of the Pakistan Muslim League burned a picture of President Pervez Musharraf as they chanted slogans against him yesterday in Multan. Musharraf called for political stability and reconciliation to tackle economic and security problems. (Asim Tanveer/Reuters)

A Pakistani youngster,with painted national colors on his head, attends a ceremony at mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. Pakistan marked the 61st anniversary of its independence from Britain in ceremonies, (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a protest in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf should not get legal immunity, a senior leader in Pakistan’s new ruling coalition said Thursday, ramping up the pressure on a leader already facing possible impeachment. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

Woman supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N party burn the effigy of President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Khalid Tanveer

Supporters of Pakistan People’s Party, PPP, shout slogans against Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf during a rally in Multan, Pakistan, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf’s spokesman on Friday denied reports that the embattled Pakistani leader was set to resign, even as another ally said back-channel talks were under way on ways to avoid his impeachment. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 16, 2008 at 12:53 am