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World focus on Burma (3 September 2008)

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Daw Suu’s lawyer disputes regime account of meeting
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported on the meeting, stating that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had had her request granted to meet her lawyer for 55 minutes …

Aung San Suu Kyi honoured with Dundee freedom award
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s imprisoned pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been honoured with the ‘Dundee freedom award’ for her courageous struggle to …

Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to meet her doctor: Junta media
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s state controlled media on Wednesday said detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to meet her family doctor, …

Vershbow Calls for More Attention to Human Rights
코리아타임즈, South Korea –

“There are many Koreans who will support taking a principled position on Burma’s (Myanmar) human rights record, the treatment of North Koreans in China and …

Burma Expects Better Power Supplies After Hydro Plant Completion
RedOrbit, TX –
The plant is being built under a joint venture with a consortium of Chinese companies and Myanmar’s Department of Hydroelectric Power under the Ministry of …

Legal group calls for an end to forcible disrobing of monks
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 3, 2008 (DVB)–The Burma Lawyers’ Council has demanded that the junta abolish state law 20/90 on religious organisations and stop the practice of …

David Cameron: Democracy should be the work of patient craftsmanship
Conservatives.com, UK –
Liberal – because I believe in freedom, human rights and democracy, and I want to see more of these things in our world. But Conservative, because I believe …

Suu Kyi Continues Legal Battle
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burma’s detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, met with her lawyer yesterday to discuss a legal challenge to the ruling junta’s decision to …

Ceasefire groups pressured to surrender within 2009
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
There was a rumor that the Burma Army suspected Maha Ja group of having contacts with the anti-junta groups WNA and Shan State Army-South (SSA). …

Gambira to Snub Military Court
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The military authorities’ bloody crackdown left at least 10 persons dead, although human rights groups claim up to 31 protesters may have been killed while …

Military backs embattled Thai government, for now
Vancouver Sun,  Canada –
… the system used by Indonesia’s former dictator president Suharto before he was ousted in 1998, and that being proposed by the military junta in Burma. …

Suu Kyi’s refusals indicate anger over slow reform
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to …

Suu Kyi rejects junta meeting: report
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to meet with the junta’s liaison officer and declined a visit from her personal physician, …

Monk Leader Requests Trial Under Buddhist Law
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
His lawyer, Aung Thein, is insistent that the military junta does not have a case against the monk leader. “There is no law in Burma forbidding persons from …

Anderson: Is our democracy healthy?
University Daily Kansan, KS –
… that entity is a democracy is like asking someone to refrain from criticizing the actions of North Korea or Burma because they’re not democracies. …

The True Test For Turtle Bay’s Burmese Connection
Wall Street Journal –
The opposition, led by the National League for Democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won more than 80% of the vote in that 1990 election, …

City freedom ceremony for Suu Kyi
BBC News, UK –
Burma’s pro-democracy leader will not be able to attend because she has been under house arrest since 2003. In total, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has spent …

The man who would be president
The News – International, Pakistan –
Pakistan’s economy, the second-worst performing after Burma in Asia, cannot afford messed-up governance. Five, what systems are in place to making …

Refugee children’s artwork on display at ASU Museum of Anthropology
Arizona State University, Tempe –
Painted by youngsters from Burma to Burundi, the images on canvas and paper illustrate the scope of refugee children’s heartache, as well as their hope. …

Burma: More than 39 activists arrested, and 21 imprisoned during …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Ko Tate Naing, the secretary of the AAPP, said that even though UN high level representatives visited Burma to try to solve the problems of human rights …

Thai doctor gives free limbs and self-respect
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Soon, his noble work reached as far as areas in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). He also invented an apparatus that could …

Mounting concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
There is mounting concern round the world over reports of Noble Peace Laureate and Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi continuing to refuse food …

Can the Army really play the role of peacemaker
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
… they held scores of people hostage, including Burmese diplomats and their families, demanding that the Rangoon junta release all political prisoners. …

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