Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (16 September 2008)

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Suu Kyi accepts first food delivery in a month
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader has accepted two deliveries of fresh food supplies after rejecting such offerings for the past month, …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi accepts food deliveries
International Herald Tribune, France –
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 ..

Daw Suu accepts food deliveries
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 16, 2008 (DVB)–National League for Democracy spokesperson U Nyan Win said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has begun receiving food deliveries again after refusing …

11 Sakharov Prize winners call for the immediate release of …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Human rights organisations put the number of political prisoners in Burma at about 2000. They include Win Tin, a journalist held since July 1989. …

Thailand prepared to lead Asean, despite barbs
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
His comment is somewhat vicious and can be compared with those of former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who said Burma should be kicked out of …

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers
MorungExpress, India –
Investigators say Thaksin wrongly ordered the Exim Bank to increase a three-billion-baht (89.6-million-dollar) loan to four billion baht, so that Myanmar’s …

Undeterred: The People’s Desire
Mizzima.com, India –
The AAPP in its press statement said that in August 2008 alone Burma’s ruling junta arrested 39 activists and continued to detain at least 21 of them, …

Harnessing the Power of Pop Culture
Feministe –
Jeremy Woodrum, a founder of the group, believes Myanmar is near the top of the list of global priorities, even in a world full of troubles. …

After 10 years, what next for the CRPP?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
When we joined, we had many hopes; we would try to form a parliament by joining hands with our ethnic brothers and build a peaceful Burma with love and …

Junta releases 70 year old Tin Tin Win
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burmese military junta authorities on Monday released 70 year old Tin Tin Win, mother of a student activist, after detaining her for four days. …

KNU denies causing mine blasts
Mizzima.com, India –
The New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece claimed that bomber, Saw Yar Ko (a) Saw Yangon was arrested on information from people. …

Burmese activist gets Human Rights award
Mizzima.com, India –
The most prominent political prisoner in Burma is pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 19 years. …

Burma seeks help to revive cyclone-affected rice region

Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s junta is seeking foreign help for seeds and fertiliser to revive its main rice-growing region, devastated by Cyclone Negris last May. …


YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted food rations for the first time in a month, an official said Tuesday, …

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Burmese Activist Arrested (Nilar Thein)
Radio Free Asia, DC –
She had been in hiding since the junta suppressed widespread protests that began in August 2007 and came to be known as Burma’s “Saffron Revolution. ..

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New arrest warrant for Thaksin
United Press International –


… was for his failure to appear in court for a hearing on a bank loan granted to the Myanmar government during his regime, the Thai News Agency reported. …

New arrest warrant for ex-PM Thaksin Khabrein.info, India –

Fresh arrest warrant for Thaksin The Press Association –

Another arrest warrant issued for Thaksin ABC Online, Australia –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin Independent Online, South Africa –

New arrest warrant issued for ex-PM Thaksin Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

MOST E-MAILED RTT News, NY – Thai Court Issues Another Arrest Warrant For Ex-P.M.

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Activists and member states discuss ASEAN rights body
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aung Myo Min, director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, attended the ASEAN meeting and said there was debate between nations on the source …

Impractical trade policy hits Burmese manufacturers hard
Mizzima.com, India –
Such businesses are irresponsible socially, ethically and environmentally in Burma, the academic added. However, the ruling junta when it comes to the …

Regional Workshop on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to Be …
MedIndia, India –
… Burma, Bhutan, China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timur-leste. …

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70-year-old woman arrested and missing
Mizzima.com, India –
Most of the leaders of 88 Gen Students are now hiding but are circulating statements to the Burmese community by emails. Mizzima cannot reach them for their …

Burma arrests rebel over cafe bombing
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
BURMA has arrested an ethnic rebel fighter over the bombing of a video cafe that left two dead, state media reported today, warning that insurgents could be …

On their way to ‘Bawa Kawng’
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI –
It’s why some 60 members of the Burmese community in Battle Creek — political refugees of the totalitarian regime in their Asian homeland, …

[AFP] The Australian parliament has heard that the continued detention of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is a “major impediment” to any …

Censor Board tightens screws
Mizzima.com, India –
The print media in Burma is incurring heavy losses due to the overcautious and stricter censorship. The publishers of print media in Burma have to submit …

Iowa students among leadership graduates
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA –
Full scholarships will be offered to up to five orphan students from China’s earthquake and Burma’s cyclone disaster areas with the hope they can gain …

McCain and Obama on China
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, WA –
Both say they will press China to lean on such allies as Burma, Iran and Sudan. One side note to all this, while much of the world is mesmerized by the US …

Plainclothes Informers Planted in Sittwe
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Sittwe: Arakan State capital Sittwe has become a major city in the opposition movement against the Burmese military junta due to government misrule in the …

Myanmar’s Junta Eases Restrictions on Opposition Leader Under …
New York Times, United States –
… May 2003 she has rarely been allowed to see visitors outside her gated, guarded compound in downtown Yangon, the main city in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Myanmar warns against more bomb attacks in Yangon
Xinhua, China –
… Light of Myanmar, the bombers, sent by the organizations including the Kayin National Union (KNU) and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), …

US: Congress Acts to Prosecute Recruiters of Child Soldiers
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
… 2008 will permit the United States to prosecute foreign military commanders who recruit child soldiers abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. …

Five Activists Win Human Rights Watch Awards (Bo Kyi for Burma )
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
(New York, September 15, 2008) – Five brave and selfless advocates of human rights from Burma, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan have been …

A Caribbean Burma
Voice of America –
When a cyclone devastated Burma this spring, that country’s famously secretive military junta refused to allow Western aid groups to enter the country to …

Burmese Activists Petition for Seat at the United Nations
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
Burmese in exile are challenging the legitimacy of the military junta this week at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, claiming the repressive ..

Restrictions Eased on Burmese Opposition Leader
New York Times, United States –
“I share the frustration many feel with the situation in Myanmar,” he said. “We have not seen the political progress I had hoped for. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 16, 2008 at 1:20 am

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