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World focus on Burma (27 September 2008)

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Monks in Myanmar mark crackdown anniversary
Hindu, India –
YANGON (AP): About 100 Buddhist monks in a western Myanmar city staged a peaceful protest march on Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year’s bloody …

Junta arrests nine party members on NLD’s 20th anniversary
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burmese junta authorities on Saturday arrested nine members of the opposition party – the National League for Democracy – who were travelling to …

Suu Kyi’s party marks anniversary
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

“An indelible black stain will be tainted in the political history of Burma by the omission of the authorities to perform according to the laws enacted by …

Myanmarese commemorate ”Saffron Revolution” anniversary in New Delhi
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Myanmar or Burma’’s military regime had brutally cracked down on one of the most powerful and peaceful demonstration led by thousands of Buddhist monks and …

Nine arrested at NLD anniversary celebration
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 27, 2008 (DVB)–Nine members of the National League for Democracy were arrested today at a ceremony to mark the party’s 20th anniversary, according to …


“An indelible black stain will be tainted in the political history of Burma by the omission of the authorities to perform according to the laws enacted by …

One year after the massacre of the monks, the repression continues …
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Last year, the ruling dictatorship in Myanmar blocked a series of revolts organized by the Burmese monks, and supported by pro-democracy activists; …

Burma arrests three on NLD anniversary
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Before U Win Tin was released last Tuesday, as part of a broad amnesty that freed 9002 prisoners, he was Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner. …

UK FCO: First anniversary of protests in Burma
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
… one year on, Burma’s rulers continue to resist international efforts to support peace, prosperity and democracy in the country, despite repeated calls …

UN rejects appeal to unseat junta
Mizzima.com, India –
… they will continue exposing the appalling human rights violations in Burma under the military junta and will continue appealing to the international …

Myanmar activists rally in Tokyo
Straits Times, Singapore –
In a rare break from Western nations, Japan maintains friendly relations with the military regime in Myanmar. Activists wearing ethnic Burmese costumes …

Rise of the Xenophobic elements
KanglaOnline, India –
Our neighbour Burma (Myanmar) also was greatly influenced. Unfortunately all the development of the second millennia had diverted its route from our part of …

Exiled Burmese freedom fighter dies in Ithaca (Ko Han Lin)
Ithaca Journal, NY –
It was the first such resolution in an American city calling attention to the situation in Burma, which the regime now prefers to be called Myanmar. …

Jailed protestors transferred to more remote prisons
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… Daw Khin Lay, U Thet Tun and U Thein Tun were sent to Insein prison, and then transferred on to Myingyan and Pakokku jails in upper Burma. …

Today in History – September 27
NDTV.com, India –
… led by Aung San Suu Kyi was founded. Suu Kyi is a pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, …

Immigrants immersed for school system
Durham Herald Sun, NC –
All the students currently enrolled in the program are refugees from the Karen region of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Growing up in refugee camps, …

About 500 persecuted Burmese minorities resettling in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX –
By JIM JONES FORT WORTH — Members of Agape Baptist Church are giving a warm welcome to about 100 “Karen people” from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, …

Row over Giggs’ honour
Manchester Evening News, UK –
… unhappy with the decision after nominating recipient Burmese political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for the honour in January. …

The Right Wing Nation
OpEdNews, PA –
That may be a bit of hyperbole, since there are absolute monarchies like Saudi Arabia, theocracies like Iran, and military dictatorships like Burma/Myanmar …

Ten National Security Myths
New America Foundation, DC –
Second, a League of Democracies would be no more effective than other organizations in solving humanitarian problems like those in Burma and Darfur or in …

One Down, 2100 To Go
Voice of America –
The military junta that rules Burma has released its longest-serving political prisoner, journalist U Win Tin after 19 years in jail. …

Burma Marks Crackdown Anniversary as One of World’s Worst Regimes
NewsBlaze, CA –
The actions of Burma’s junta in the year since it lethally suppressed mass pro-democracy demonstrations have further cemented its standing as one of the …

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tun Myint, has completed …
Carleton College News, MN –
“Challenges Facing State building in Burma,” in Mark Sproule-Jones, Barbara Allen, and Filippo Sabetti (eds.), The Struggle to Constitute and Sustain …

British PM Calls for Global Action on Financial Crisis
Voice of America –
And he called for standing firm against oppression in Burma and said the international community must send a strong signal of its support for democracy and …

Burma: Inside the Saffron Revolution: After the uprising, what comes next?

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PBS –
The general, trained in psychological warfare, so reviles the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that he will not allow her name to be uttered in his …

To Implement Amendments to the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act …
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
… as amended by section 6(a) of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-286) (the “JADE Act”), …

Robert Ménard stands down as Reporters Without Borders secretary …
Organisation de la Presse Africaine (Communiqués de presse), Switzerland –
I cannot imagine a life that does not a involve a commitment to serving the values of democracy, freedoms and human rights, which in my view gives meaning …

UN rejects request for Myanmar junta’s seat
International Herald Tribune, France –
The military has ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, since 1962 and has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms. The current junta, which took …

The Power of Elections: Photo Exhibit Captures Pivotal Campaigns
NewsBlaze, CA –
… Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggle against the Burmese junta, ending in her house arrest, and opposition rallies inZimbabwe before Robert Mugabe’s crackdown. …

Wen Jiabao unwelcome in New York City
Phayul, Tibet –
… such as the Falun Gong group, Chinese human rights activists etc, but also supports other brutal regimes such as the ones in Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe. …

Burma Gives Amnesty to 9000 Prisoners
OneWorld US, DC –
“I will be happy only when all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi are released,” Win Tin told Burmese journalists shortly after his release. …

Rights & Wrongs: Relgious Freedom, Arms Control, Venezuela, and More
World Politics Review –
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES PUSHING FOR GLOBAL ARMS TREATY — As officials from around the world prepare to meet at the United Nations in October to consider a …

Junta’s secret plan: Closer relationship with China
Mizzima.com, India –
The minutes of the meeting, dated July 6, 2008, state that in order to defend the country against US influence, Burma cannot stand alone without any …

Key political prisoners released prior to elections in Burma
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
“While the release of U Win Tin and his fellow prisoners is certainly the best news to come out of Myanmar for a long time, unfortunately they represent …

‘We are still angry, but we bury it’
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The nightly performance of the Moustache Brothers, Burma’s best-known comedians and renowned opponents of the regime, is struggling. …

Myanmar dissident enjoys just 17 hours of freedom
The Associated Press –
According to the US Campaign for Burma, Win Htein was arrested briefly in early 1989 and tortured, then arrested again in 1989 and held until 1995. Myanmar …

SKN on UN Committee to review Burma’s membership
Sun St.Kitts/Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis –
St. Kitts/Nevis has been appointed to a nine-member United Nations Credentials Committee set up to review a challenge to the Burma’s membership. …

In fact Aung San Suu Kyi is said to have refused to see him in August, with her party describing the visit as a “waste of time”. “The government knows how …

International Community Should Hold Burmese Military Government …
BBSNews, NC –
BBSNews 2008-09-26 — New York (HRW) The international community should demand accountability from the Burmese military government for the brutal crackdown …

Bombs a year after Myanmar crackdown
Custer County Chief, NE –
Outside the country hundreds of monks, Burmese dissidents and human rights activists gathered in both Thailand and the Philippines to commemorate those …

YANGON (AFP) — Armed police in trucks patrolled Myanmar’s main city Friday as frightened protesters stayed home on the anniversary of last year’s brutal …

Myanmar Writhes in the Grip of Its Junta
New York Times, United States –
The generals’ domination in Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been tested repeatedly over the past two decades — by the monks last September, by Daw Aung San Suu …

Trouble brewing again in Myanmar’s monasteries*
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –

By our correspondent* A year after the monks’ protests were crushed it seems peaceful in Myanmar, formerly Burma. A Radio Netherlands Worldwide reporter …

Call to raise Burma issue at UN
The Press Association –
Irish campaigners for democracy in Burma urged the Foreign Affairs Minister to raise the issue at a United Nations summit on Monday. …

Unforgettable: The anniversary of the ‘Saffron Revolution’ crackdown
Mizzima.com, India –
On September 26, 2007, the Burmese military junta ordered soldiers to open fire on a protesting crowd led by Buddhist monks. According to the United Nations …

Illegal Burmese Rice Exports Boom on Thai Border
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s junta officially banned the border rice trade after Cyclone Nargis struck the country’s Irrawaddy delta on May 2-3. The storm devastated much of the …


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September 27, 2008 at 1:32 am

World focus on Burma (26 September 2008)

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Win Htein remains in Katha prison
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 26, 2008 (DVB)–Political prisoner Win Htein, who was released on Tuesday and re-arrested the following day, remains in Katha prison but has been given …

Under the Dragon celebrates the ‘gentle generosity’ of the natives …
The North Bay Nugget, Canada –
Rory Maclean’s Under the Dragon is the finest book you will ever read about Burma — that tragically abused and heartbreakingly beautiful southeast Asian …

Denmark continues to be the world’s least corrupt country
Copenhagen Capacity, Denmark –
For the second consecutive year, Somalia and Myanmar (former Burma) have bottom rankings. The countries are ranked on a scale from 0-10, 0 being the lowest. …

Checks and search operations in Rangoon after bomb blast
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The Burmese military junta authorities are searching and monitoring crowded places such as traffic lampposts, markets and bus stops in the wake …

Rights groups deplore pervading atmosphere of repression in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
Specifically, the rights watchdog references the fact that dialogue with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is presently non-existent, …

1st anniversary of Burma’s bloody Saffron Revolution
OpEdNews, PA –
As a result of the junta’s excessive use of violence, nearly 100 monks and many lay people were killed. Over 8000 people were arrested nationwide. …

NLD to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Filipino protesters display photos of Burma’s last year protests led by Buddhist monks during a silent protest outside the Burmese Embassy at the financial …

Doing What Needs to be Done
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Earlier this week, The Irrawaddy spoke with Win Tin, Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner, who was released on Tuesday after spending 19 years behind …

UNESCO: Director-General welcomes Myanmar’s release of U Win Tin …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today expressed his “immense joy” over the release by the authorities of Myanmar of U Win Tin, …

EU: Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the EU following …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
… the Burmese authorities, showing a real willingness to meet the expectations of the international community, in both political and human rights terms, …

Release Aung San Suu Kyi: Laura Bush
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS The US first lady Laura Bush on Thursday again urged the Burmese military junta to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …

Weekly Business Roundup (September 26, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
It’s believed to be associated with shipping and aviation—key transport in junta-linked exports. The British human rights NGO Burma Campaign UK says its …

Gambari Should Be Tougher on Junta: PM in Exile
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Gambari is often accused by critics of spending more time in the company of the junta than with pro-democracy leaders when he is in Burma. …

False dawn in Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
There is no word yet if opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), or other opposition parties, will be allowed to …

Burma on alert on anniversary of Saffron Revolution
Radio Australia, Australia –
CHO: He is a former army captain and senior assistant to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. He was released from Kosar prison in northern Burma but a few hours later he …

Laura Bush implores junta to respect international appeals
Mizzima.com, India –
… democratic opposition for several years, and an especially avid observer of the prolonged plight of Burma’s detained democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Burma: UK Considers Further Sanctions
UNPO, Netherlands –
Britain has admitted that it could seek further sanctions against the Burmese junta if it fails to improve its human rights record and deliver on promises …

World at a glance
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
Britain has admitted that it could seek further sanctions against the Burmese junta if it fails to improve its human rights record and deliver on promises …

Philippine activists remember violent Myanmar protests
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Egoy Bans, leader of the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines, said the repression in Myanmar continues and the military has been arresting pro-democracy …

No Happy Anniversary for Than Shwe
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… political struggle, as he was considered to be close to detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and is known to command respect among Burmese people. …

Bitterness lingers on in Burma a year after `Saffron Revolution’
Toronto Star,  Canada –
… of the new constitution would also bar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from holding any kind of political office in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

The trouble with India
European Voice, Belgium –
It would irritate China, undermine India’s status at the UN and complicate regional diplomacy with Iran, Burma and central Asian autocracies. …

EDITORIAL: Let’s weigh dangers before we jump into biofuel production
ThisDay, United Republic of Tanzania –
Several years ago, faced with growing food shortages, the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) ordered farmers throughout the country to start growing …

Fearless, and not forgotten
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
And exactly a year ago today those protests in Burma were met by brutal force from the ruling military junta. Hundreds were injured in the crackdown as the …

Myanmar junta flexes muscles a year after crackdown
Reuters UK, UK –
Security was especially tight near the house of detained opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, and in front of City Hall, where a small …

Thida: Imprisonment a temporary death
The Brown Daily Herald, RI –

Thida, this year’s International Writers Project fellow, was imprisoned by the Burmese government in 1993 for actively supporting Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Monks travelling to Rangoon subjected to rigorous checks
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Monks from rural areas in Burma are undergoing stringent checking by the military junta authorities. The checks begin from the onset of their journey till …

On the first anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, despite U Win …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Despite attempts by the military regime to hinder the operations of the traditional media like television and radio, hundreds of Burmese civilians used the …

Tight security in Myanmar
Straits Times, Singapore –
‘Human rights were violated here,’ he said. The protests began sporadically in late August 2007 over a hike in fuel prices, and slowly escalated. …

Unrest in Malaysia, Thailand – The Washington Times
International Analyst Network, NY –
In Thailand, People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protestors have occupied government buildings since August 26, with a state of emergency declared in …

35 NLD members march to detained party leader’s residence
Mizzima.com, India –
At least 35 members of Burma’s Opposition party the National League for Democracy have begun marching towards detained party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’, …

No progress in Burma, says group
BBC News, UK –
Repression in Burma has increased since the ruling military government crushed pro-democracy protests a year ago, says the US-based Human Rights Watch group …

Police on streets for anniversary of brutal crackdown
First Post, UK –
The date September 26 has entered Burma’s calendar of events commemorating the current regime’s 20-year iron rule – beginning with the September 1988 mass …

EU-India: Time to move from style to substance
New Europe, Belgium –
… its global responsibilities and should stand up more forcefully against violations of democracy and human rights in countries like Burma and Zimbabwe . …

Tight security prevents repeat of Myanmar protests: opposition
AFP –
The NLD, led by detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won elections in 1990 but was never allowed to take power. Myanmar has been run by the military …

Suu Kyi’s party asked to retract statement
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
yangon • Myanmar’s police chief held his first meeting with leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party yesterday, asking them to retract their call …

Undercover: Peter Cave interviews a student leader (ABC)
ABC Online, Australia –
In addition, I needed an interview with an official of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy. It was a tall order but within an hour it had all …

Rights group says Myanmar repression continues year after crackdown
AFP –
Rather than let Burma’s rulers continue to engage in fruitless dialogue, the international community should demand real action,” she said in a statement. …

Burma’s unfinished revolution
Boston Globe, United States –
… have called for “true democracy” in Burma, appealing for the release of their sister laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and expressing solidarity with all people …

Burma’s Bluff
Wall Street Journal –
Burma’s state media reported 9002 prisoners were released this week as part of the junta’s plan for a “peaceful modern discipline-flourishing democratic …

In Myanmar, cyclone continues to take a toll
Los Angeles Times, CA –
… said Shin Imai, who runs the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s operations in Myanmar, which also is known as Burma. …

Myanmar: Junta Threatens Action Against Opposition
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
YANGON, MYANMAR: Myanmar’s military government has threatened the party of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi with legal action unless it …

Assam] Support Burma’s Monks From Your Home
AssamNet, India –
The petition asks Ban Ki-moon to make freeing Burma’s 2130 political prisoners a top priority. Yesterday the regime released 9000 prisoners; however, …

A year has passed since popular protests against Burma’s ruling junta filled the streets of Rangoon. A military crackdown finally brought the demonstrations …

Rampaging rats bring starvation to Burma
BBC News, UK –

Local human rights groups say of an estimated 500000 population, 100000 people are at crisis point. They blame a natural phenomenon, which occurs every 50 …

Generals still rule Myanmar with firm grip
International Herald Tribune, France –
The generals’ domination in Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been tested repeatedly over the past two decades — by the monks last September, by Daw Aung San Suu …

Tradition and technology
Times Online, UK –
While democracy activists and Buddhist monks marched in their hundreds of thousands against Burma’s military regime, it was the country’s internet …

In tiny acts of defiance, a revolution still fickers
Times Online, UK –

… general election in 1990, won by the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent most of the intervening years under house arrest.

Junta’s election road map: political amnesty
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… weekly Myanmar Times reported. Amnesty International estimates there are still more than 2100 political prisoners languishing in Burma’s jails. …

Burma: One Year After Violent Crackdown, Repression Continues
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, made a report after his November 2007 visit, but acknowledged it …

Myanmar’s Release Of Long-Serving Detainee ‘Positive’ Step, Says …
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has hailed Myanmar’s release of U Win Tin, a writer and former …

Starving in Burma
BBC News, UK –

One of Burma’s smallest ethnic minorities, the Mara, say hundreds of their people have starved to death. Local human rights groups believe food shortages …

Myanmar’s Release Of Long-Serving Detainee ‘Positive’ Step, Says …
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
… vice-chair of Myanmar’s Writers’ Association and a founder of the National League for Democracy (NLD), whose leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house …

S Korean court says Myanmar refugees can stay
Daily Times, Pakistan –
SEOUL: South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that eight men from Myanmar should be granted refugee status since they were likely to face political …

Six hurt as blast rocks Myanmar
The National, United Arab Emirates –
“What happened then has changed Myanmar for ever – the screams of the monks being beaten is indelibly marked in the hearts of all true Burmese,” he said, …

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In Picture: Junta’s crackdown during the Saffron Revolution in 2007

Rangoon Bomb Blast (25-9-2008)

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Photo – Nicknayman, AljaeeraMizzima, AFP and IHT.

Rangoon Bomb Blast

Explosion in Myanmar on Anniversary of Crackdown New York Times, United States –

Bomb blast in Rangoon amidst tight security Independent Mon News Agency, WA

Blast in Burma’s Rangoon Injures Three – Kyodo RedOrbit, TX –

Burma: Deadly bomb attack in Rangoon on protest anniversary آكي, Italy –

Myanmar explosion injures seven United Press International –

Bomb blast in Yangon injures seven (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

Bomb goes off in Rangoon Turkmenistan News, Turkmenistan –

MOST E-MAILED RTT News, NY –

Bomb explodes in Burma on anniversary of government crackdown Times Online, UK –

Six injured in Myanmar bomb blast: police AFP –

Yangon blast wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Reuters UK, UK –

Yangon bomb wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Boston Globe, United States –

Bomb blast in Rangoon injures seven Bangkok Post, Thailand

Explosion hits Rangoon on anniversary of protests InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Yangon bomb wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Swissinfo, Switzerland –

Blast rattles Yangon on anniversary eve CNN International –

Small explosion hits Burma’s capital Radio Australia, Australia –

Explosion hits Myanmar city GulfNews, United Arab Emirates

6 hurt in Myanmar bomb blast–police Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Blast rocks central Yangon Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Blast injures three in Yangon: police The News International, Pakistan –

Blast in central Yangon, one injured – witnesses Reuters India, India

Bomb Blast in Rangoon Park Injures Three The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

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ၾကာသပေတးေန႔၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ 25 2008 16:43 – ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္

ခ်င္းမုိင္။     ။ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕ ျမိဳ႕ေတာ္ခန္းမေရွ႕ မဟာဗႏၶဳလ ပန္းျခံအနီး ၾကာသပေတး နံနက္က ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ေသာ ဗံုးေပါက္ကြဲမႈတြင္ လူအေသအေပ်ာက္မရွိပဲ လူ ၄ ဦးဒဏ္ရာ ရရွိသြားသည္ဟု ရန္ကုန္ေဆး႐ံုၾကီး အေရးေပၚျပင္ပလူနာဌာနမွ အေျပာအရ သိရသည္။

ၾကာသာပေတးေန့နံနက္ ၁၀း၄၀ က လူစည္ကားရာ ျမိဳ့လယ္ေခါင္ဘတ္စ္ကားမွတ္တုိင္တြင္  ဗံုးတလံုးေပါက္ကြဲျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

“ေသတာေတာ့ မရွိဘူး။ ဒဏ္ရာရတာ အားလံုးေပါင္း ၄ ေယာက္ပဲ၊ နာမည္ေတြေတာ့ မသိဘူး” ဟု ေဆးရံုၾကီးမွ တာ၀န္က် ၀န္ထမ္းတဦးက မဇၩိမကို ေျပာျပသည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ ေျဖဆိုခြင့္မရွိသျဖင့္ အေသးစိတ္ေျဖၾကားရန္ ျငင္းဆန္…..

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 25, 2008 at 3:52 pm

World focus on Burma (25 September 2008)

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The new Asia crisis
Sify, India –
Meanwhile the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma), which stubbornly stood by while nature wiped out parts of its population, keeps its democratically …

The Best Progressive Media Rises to the Top
Huffington Post, NY –
… articles and videos about the monks rising up to challenge the military junta. Within days, the Burma NewsLadder was the top source of Burma news, …

US Urged to Keep Eye on US Firms Abroad
OneWorld US, DC –
In Burma, where Chevron has a contract with the ruling military junta, soldiers providing security for the company’s operations along the Yadana pipeline …

Candidates Set to Debate on Foreign Policy
NPR –
Both have criticized China for its human-rights record and its relations with repressive governments in Sudan and Burma. US policy on North Korea may enter …

The Best Progressive Media Rises to the Top
Huffington Post, NY –
Approximately one year ago, James Boyce launched the very NewsLadder, for Burma where people literally from all around the world linked up all the top …

Bomb Explodes in Burma on Anniversary of Crackdown
Voice of America –
… blast in the main Burmese city of Rangoon Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the ruling military’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. …

Burma’s dictatorship turns 50
MyNews.in, India –
It is also 20 years since the extinguishing of the 1988 uprising by a newly comprised and utterly ruthless junta, which has since reincarnated itself a …

Myanmar junta threatens action against opposition
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s military government has threatened the party of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi with legal action unless …

One on One with Henry Rollins
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL –
In Burma, the Junta, they’ve done the people a great disservice. Again, wonderful people with this idiot, Than Shwe, for a ruler. …

Next US President Likely Will Have More Use for the UN
World Politics Review –
Bolton, McCain argued, was the “hard, dedicated individual” needed to shakeup a body marred by Sudan’s election to the Human Rights Commission, …

Neil Hrab: Conservative war room sees no benefit in Harper …
National Post, Canada –
… on the struggle to bring democracy to Burma, for example — or that Stephan Harper has forgotten Canada’s obligation to end the civil war in Sri Lanka. …

Burma’s Democracy Roadmap Back on Track?
Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong – Written by Larry Jagan
“It is our sincere hope that the government of Myanmar will listen to the voices of the international community. As long as political prisoners including …

Trevor Manuel
Oxford Analytica (subscription), UK –
by the numbers This week’s third place is awarded to the Burmese government, following its decision to release some 9000 prisoners including seven jailed …

Tim McGarry joins campaigners in welcoming release of Burma’s …
Amnesty International UK, UK –
TV comedian Tim McGarry has joined local Amnesty International campaigners in welcoming the release of U Win Tin, a 78-year-old Burmese journalist who has …

Jacob Blaustein Institute: Lantos Commission Elevates Human Rights …
MarketWatch –
He shed a spotlight on well-known and lesser-known causes ranging from abuses against Tibetans, Kurds, Burmese, Uighurs, and other peoples throughout the ..

Burma releases political prisoners
The Australian, Australia –
The junta’s charity did not extend to releasing 73-year-old Shan political leader, Sao Hso Ten, sentenced to 106 years in Hkamti prison, said Charm Tong, …

One year after Burma crackdown monks’ demands unmet
National Catholic Reporter, Missouri –

Burma, also called Myanmar, is designated as one of the least developed countries in Asia with 90 percent of the population living on less than one US …-

NLD ordered to withdraw statement
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 25, 2008 (DVB)–National League for Democracy leaders have been told by Burma’s police chief to retract a statement they issued on 18 September calling …

Released Dissident’s Call For Talks
自由亚洲电视, Washington DC –
He also pledged unswerving support for Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who is herself under house arrest at her Rangoon home. …

MOST E-MAILED
RTT News, NY –
… pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, along with 9000 other prisoners — a gesture that the state media described as “loving kindness and goodwill”. …

UN welcomes release of political prisoners
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 25, 2008 (DVB)–The United Nations secretary-general and special rapporteur on Burma have welcomed the release of seven political prisoners, …

Security Clampdown Follows Rangoon Bombing
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The rumors were accompanied by speculation that the bombing could have been orchestrated by the regime to justify a security clampdown in anticipation of an …

Su Su Nway’s Sister Banned from Visiting
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG The sister of jailed Burmese human rights activist, Su Su Nway, said she has not been allowed to see her sister for two months by prison …

SKorea upholds asylum for Myanmar refugees
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
Myanmar’s military junta routinely jails dissidents. Opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi has been detained for 13 of the past 19 years, …

Burma to Destroy 16 Metric Tons of Chinese Milk
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP RANGOON — Burma’s authorities said it would destroy 17 1/2 tons (16 metric tons) of powdered milk made by one of 22 Chinese dairy companies found to …

New Wave of Dissent Comes to Myanmar
findingDulcinea, New York –

… in a flutter of new tactics for dissent, reports The Christian Science Monitor in a three-part series about activism in Myanmar (also known as Burma). …

China tainted milk crisis causes more global recalls
USA Today –
Burma’s state media said authorities will destroy 17 1/2 tons of Chinese powdered milk, valued at $50000, because it was made by one of 22 dairy companies …

INFORMATION WARFARE: Cyber War Mercenaries
Strategy Page –
September 25, 2008: In Myanmar (Burma), the military dictatorship has used Cyber War techniques to shut down the three opposition web sites that provide the …

Mon State ID holders being arrested in Kaw Thaung
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –

In the wake of 54 Burmese migrants being asphyxiated to death in a ten-wheel container truck last April, the Burmese military junta authorities in Tenasserm …

Shans show their true colors
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
9.25% of the 162 respondents had also wanted blue and white for the cover of SHAN’s bilingual (Shan and Burmese) Independence and 1.85% black. …

Than Shwe’s Gambit
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Besides trying to win support for the planned election, the regime may also be obliquely responding to the demands of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Burma: Dissident Freed After 19 Years
UNPO, Netherlands –
U Win Tin, 78, a poet and editor who had been a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy advocate, was released after 19 years in prison. …

Congo church leader wins Rafto Prize
Aftenposten, Norway –
Many Rafto winners have gone on to win the Nobel Peace Prize, including Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, Kim Dae-jung of South Korea and Shirin Ebadi of Iran.

Help Burma situation
Harlow Herald 24, UK –
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (Human Rights Charity) is launching a campaign called Change for Burma! – we’ve set up our website so you can e-mail your …

Myanmar Junta Rules Roost 1 Year After Crackdown
ABC News –

Provisions of the new constitution would also bar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from holding any kind of political office in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

False Amnesty: Burmese activist arrested 24 hours after release
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
U Win Htein was released two days ago as part of a general amnesty granted by the junta in power in Myanmar. The military regime allowed the release of over ……..With this latest arrest order for Win Htein, the junta has once again clarified that that individual freedom, and more importantly human rights, are not the nation’s political agenda.

Sustained effort from all quarters needed in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
However, the United Nations envoy expects to meet all the primary players on his next trip, saying, “When I visit Myanmar the next time, I hope I will be …

Conversation with ‘Man of Steel’

Mizzima.com, India –

Q: Don’t you want to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? A: I think you must talk of releasing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. She hasn’t yet been released and I cannot meet …

Myanmar junta rules roost 1 year after crackdown
The Associated Press –
… of the new constitution would also bar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from holding any kind of political office in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

RI welcomes release of Myanmar political prisoners
Antara, Indonesia –
New York, (ANTARA News) – Indonesia welcomes the release of a number of Myanmar political prisoners but still feels mystified about what the Myanmar …

Former Fairport family use small donations to change lives in …
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY –
When a cyclone hit Myanmar (still better known as Burma) this May, Nat Yogachandra immediately sought a visa that would allow him to cross the border with …

On this day
News24.com, South Africa –
1988 – Security forces kill 12 people and injure five others in Rangoon, Burma, as political unrest continues. 1992 – The first contingent of a 600-member …

The Hunger Site Works with Zardozi to Help Afghan Women
PR.com (press release), NY –
In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Gives MoreTM for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70000 for the Foundation for the People …

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Photo – Nicknayman, AljaeeraMizzima and AFP.

Rangoon Bomb Blast

Blast in Burma’s Rangoon Injures Three – Kyodo RedOrbit, TX –

Burma: Deadly bomb attack in Rangoon on protest anniversary آكي, Italy –

Myanmar explosion injures seven United Press International –

Bomb blast in Yangon injures seven (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

Bomb goes off in Rangoon Turkmenistan News, Turkmenistan –

MOST E-MAILED RTT News, NY –

Bomb explodes in Burma on anniversary of government crackdown Times Online, UK –

Six injured in Myanmar bomb blast: police AFP –

Yangon blast wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Reuters UK, UK –

Yangon bomb wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Boston Globe, United States –

Bomb blast in Rangoon injures seven Bangkok Post, Thailand

Explosion hits Rangoon on anniversary of protests InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Yangon bomb wounds 4 as protest anniversary looms Swissinfo, Switzerland –

Blast rattles Yangon on anniversary eve CNN International –

Small explosion hits Burma’s capital Radio Australia, Australia –

Explosion hits Myanmar city GulfNews, United Arab Emirates

6 hurt in Myanmar bomb blast–police Inquirer.net, Philippines –

Blast rocks central Yangon Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Blast injures three in Yangon: police The News International, Pakistan –

Blast in central Yangon, one injured – witnesses Reuters India, India

Bomb Blast in Rangoon Park Injures Three The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

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Angelina Jolie – ‘Changeling’ Poster – FIRST LOOK
Just Jared, NY –

In other news, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently gave $1 million to fund Human Rights Watch’s work in Burma and Zimbabwe. The gift will help to continue …

Full Story A 78-year-old journalist and prominent dissident who was the longest-serving political prisoner in Burma has been released after 19 years of …

UN PLEASED AT FREEING OF DETAINEES BUT SAYS “ALL POLITICAL …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
UNITED NATIONS – / MaximsNews Network / 24 September 2008 — In a positive development, the government of Myanmar let seven prominent political prisoners …

UN welcomes Burma prisoner release
Radio Australia, Australia –
The UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed the release of seven political prisoners in Burma as part of an amnesty for more than 9000 inmates. …

IFEX MEMBERS HAIL RELEASE OF JOURNALIST U WIN TIN
IFEX, Canada –
IFEX members welcomed Tuesday’s release of U Win Tin, the longest-serving political prisoner in Burma. The frail 79-year-old journalist and founding member …

HIV Continues To Rise Among Self-Injecting Drug Users
RedOrbit, TX –
… among these kind of users topped 40 percent in nine nations: Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil and Kenya. …

Release of Burmese Political Prisoners Positive but Overdue
NewsBlaze, CA –
By Stephen Kaufman The State Department welcomes the release of 9000 Burmese prisoners, including the journalist Win Tin, but urges the country’s military …

Burma frees dissident detained for 19 years
Financial Times, UK –
By Amy Kazmin in Bangkok Burma’s ruling military junta yesterday freed its longest-serving political prisoner in an amnesty for 9002 inmates that state …

Burmese democracy activist: ‘I don’t know how I kept my sanity’
Independent, UK –
By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent He spoke against a noisy background of friends celebrating his release, but the Burmese journalist Win Tin – freed …

Gender inequalities must be tackled immediately
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Women accounted for approximately 61% of deaths from Cyclone Nargis in Burma and more than 70% of fatalities from the Indian Ocean tsunami. …

Reporters on the Job
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
… plight of illegal Burmese migrants inside Thailand, reporter Anand Gopal saw just how dangerous life can be for those who have fled Burma (Myanmar) in …

Freedom short lived for released political prisoner (U Win Htein)

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Mizzima news

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 19:57

Captain Win Htein, a member of Burma’s opposition party – National League for Democracy – who was among those prisoners freed on Tuesday from Katha Prison in Northern Burma, was reportedly re-arrested on Wednesday morning, according to a NLD spokesperson.

While the reason for his re-arrest is unclear, family members, who were overjoyed to hear of his release, had reportedly left Rangoon and are traveling to northern Burma under the assumption that they can take him home.

Nyan Win, the NLD spokesperson, said the retired captain was staying at a guest house in Katha after his release when local police came on Wednesday morning and re-arrested him.

“The latest information that we get is that captain Win Htein is back in Katha Prison. But we don’t know the reason for his re-arrest,” Nyan Win told Mizzima by telephone.

Win Htein was one of seven political prisoners included among the 9,002 prisoners that the junta released on Tuesday. Other political prisoners released included veteran journalist Win Tin, Dr. May Win Myint, Aung Soe Myint, Khin Maung Swe and Dr. Than Nyein.

Win Htein served as personal assistant to the NLD’s Vice-Chairman General Thura Tin Oo as well as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 1988 during the peoples’ protests against the government.

He was arrested briefly in 1989 and was severely tortured by the then military intelligence. He was arrested for a second time in 1996 under charges of providing fabricated news and information.

Win Htein, a 1963 graduate of the Military Academy, served for five years in the Ministry of Defense. But he was forced to resign after he was found to be involved in an attempted coup within the military.

While serving in the military, Win Htein was the personal assistant to General Thura Tin Oo, who himself was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on charges that he failed to provide information on an attempted coup by Captain Ohn Kyaw Myint. With the failed coup attempt, Ohn Kyaw Myint was sentenced to capital punishment.

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1086-freedom-short-lived-for-released-political-prisoner.html

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Win Htein

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AF 45/97 Win Htein
He was sentenced during a crackdown on the NLD for “instructing” Evak (see record for Maung San Hlaing) to speak to journalists about torture in prison in the country, and for allegedly arranging for the collection of videotapes of failing rice crops. Authorities characterized these acts as “spreading false information to destabilize the existing peace and tranquility in the country.” He was also detained under an administrative detention law between 1989 and 1995, and was reportedly ill-treated in detention.

Netherlands group 467 / Enter: Vera Tol
United Kingdom group Harrogate, Shirley Cooper
Australia Gold Coast local group, Kirsty Hetheringtonwebsite
Belgium group 126 Raymond Denis
Belgium group 78 Yvette Vanescote
Belgium group 78 Janine Bougard

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September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

(Collective news) U Win Tin

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UN chief lauds release of Myanmar prisoners
GMA news.tv, Philippines –
Win Tin, 78, a journalist-turned-activist who helped found Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy party in 1988, was freed Tuesday …

Myanmar journalist released from jail after 19 years
Afrique en ligne, France –
Paris, France – The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, on Tuesday expressed his “immense joy” over the release by the authorities of Myanmar of …

Myanmar’s release of long-serving detainee ‘positive’ step, says …
UN News Centre –
24 September 2008 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has hailed Myanmar’s release of U Win Tin, …

Poet Released From Prison
mediabistro.com, NY –
The event raised $13500 in donations, all of which will be donated to cyclone relief and freedom of expression advocates in Burma/Myanmar. …

Win Tin Says He Refused Offers of Early Release
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By YENI “I once read your publication while I was in prison,” said newly-released Win Tin, Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner, in a telephone …

Burma Watchers Ponder Reasons for Win Tin’s Release
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Burmese pro-democracy activists have welcomed the release of Burma’s longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, but agree that it’s too early …

Top Asian News at 11:30 am GMT
TMCnet –
Win Tin, 78, a journalist-turned-activist who helped found Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party in 1988, was one of at least seven political prisoners …

Win Tin set free, but what next?
France24, France –

The longest-serving political prisoner of Burma, Win Tin, was released from jail on Tuesday after 19 years. One of our Burmese Observers offers an …

Myanmar releases long-serving political prisoner
3 News NZ, New Zealand –
Win Tin, 78, a journalist-turned-activist who helped found Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party in 1988, was one of at least seven political prisoners …

Myanmar frees longest-serving political prisoner
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
The release of Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner, 79 year-old journalist Win Tin, has been welcomed around the world. …

U Win Tin says he was ‘evicted, not released’
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 24, 2008 (DVB)–Long-term political prisoner U Win Tin has said he argued with prison authorities against his release, in an interview conducted shortly …

Burma Frees Legendary Democracy Leader
TIME –
24, 2008 Win Tin, the longest-serving political prisoner in the military-ruled nation, talks with friends and journalists after his release from Insein …

Burmese political prisoner freed after nearly 20 Years
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
According to Fox News, Win Tin, an activist who helped found Aung San Suu Kyi’’s opposition party in 1988, was one of at least seven political prisoners …

Win Tin’s release hailed
Straits Times, Singapore –
… and that Mr Win Tin will be able to resume his peaceful struggle for press freedom and democracy in Burma,’ they added, using Myanmar’s former name. …

SEAPA Statement: U Win Tin’s freedom reminds that Burmese …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is elated by news of Burmese journalist U Win Tin’s release from Burma’s notorious Insein prison. …

Political Prisoner Freed
Washington Post, United States –
Win Tin, a journalist-turned-activist and an aide to pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was held for 19 years. He was one of at least seven …

Burma frees dissident held for 19 years
Financial Times, UK –
Win Tin, now 78, a poet and editor who had been a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy advocate, was released after 19 years in prison. …

Burma frees dissident held for 19 years
Financial Times, UK –
By Amy Kazmin in Bangkok Burma’s ruling military junta freed its longestserving political prisoner and 9002 convicts yesterday in an amnesty that state …

Burma releases 9000 prisoners, but not Suu Kyi
Radio Australia, Australia –

The Burmese military, headed by Senior General Than Shwe, have allegedly been hacking into dissident Burmese news websites. [Reuters] Burma’s ruling junta …

Myanmar junta to release more than 9000 prisoners for good behavior
JURIST –
[JURIST] Myanmar state media outlets announced Tuesday that the state’s ruling junta released 9002 prisoners for good behavior, including U Win Tin [BBC …

US welcomes Myanmar’s amnesty of prisoners
Xinhua, China –
“We continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path towards …

The auspicious date of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony will be marked for very different reasons by the people of Burma. Full Story A 78-year-old …

Burma activist freed from jail after 19 years vows to fight on
guardian.co.uk, UK –
One of Burma’s most prominent political detainees, U Win Tin, was freed from jail yesterday after 19 years’ imprisonment, and vowed to continue the fight …

Dissident freed after 19 years
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
BURMA’S longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, 79, was freed yesterday after 19 years in jail, and immediately vowed to continue his …

US welcomes Myanmar’s amnesty of prisoners
Xinhua, China –
“We continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path towards …

Prisoner release has political motive
The National, United Arab Emirates –
AP BANGKOK // Myanmar’s military leaders released the country’s longest-serving political prisoner yesterday in what activists decried as an attempt to head …

UNESCO Exec Lauds Release of Ex-Newspaper Editor from Myanmar Jail
Editor & Publisher –
By E&P Staff NEW YORK UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura today expressed “immense joy” over the release by Myanmar authorities of former newspaper …

Myanmar journalist freed from prison
United Press International –
He had been the editor of the daily newspaper Hanthawaddy and was vice president of the Burma Writers Association. BAGHDAD, Sept. …

REGION: Myanmar frees longest-serving political prisoner
Daily Times, Pakistan –
Many human rights groups had feared his health was in severe decline, and a year ago, Win Tin himself was musing about dying behind bars. …

Prominent Burmese Democracy Veteran Released From Prison
RTT News, NY –
(RTTNews) – Burma’s military regime on Tuesday released prominent democracy veteran Win Tin after holding him in detention for over 19 years. …

Burma frees political prisoner after 19 years
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

“I have to continue with my unfinished task of trying to achieve democracy in Myanmar,” he said, using an alternative name for the country. …

US, UN welcome Burma prisoner release
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
Myanmar overnight released its longest-serving political prisoner as part of an amnesty for more than 9000 inmates, but he immediately vowed to continue to …

U Win Tin, Burma’s longest held journalist, released
CPJ Press Freedom Online, NY –
New York, September 23, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of U Win Tin, the longest serving political prisoner in Burma, …

Myanmar journalist released from prison
United Press International –
He had been the editor of the daily newspaper Hanthawaddy and was vice president of the Burma Writers Association.

US welcomes release of political prisoner in Myanmar
AFP –
“We continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path towards …

23 September 2008 – The independent United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has welcomed the reported release of seven political …

US welcomes release of Myanmar political prisoner
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP WASHINGTON: The United States is welcoming Myanmar’s release of its longest-serving political prisoner and about 9000 other prisoners. …

Prominent political prisoner freed in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
Win Tin, a journalist-turned-activist and aide to pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was held for 19 years. He was one of at least seven …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 24, 2008 at 3:29 am

World focus on Burma (24 September 2008)

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News about U Win Tin’s release from prison after 19 years is indeed one of the top news of the world. As the number of news items about him is large, please read them in the next post under the title of (Collective news) U Win Tin.

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Burma: Sources of Political Change
MorungExpress, India –
The reluctance of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to accept exile and her symbolic importance for these activists and the people of Burma cannot be underestimated. …

MOST E-MAILED
RTT News, NY –
(RTTNews) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the release of the seven political prisoners by the Burmese military regime on Tuesday, …

“Reading Burma” in Pictures
mediabistro.com, NY –

The “Reading Burma: A Benefit for Cyclone Relief and Freedom of Expression in Burma/Myanmar” line-up included authors Kiran Desai, Siri Hustvedt, …

Myanmar author beats censors after decade-long battle
Reuters UK, UK –
Nu Nu Yi, the first author living in army-ruled Myanmar to have a book published outside the country, battled censors for more than a decade to get her …

Little succor for Burma’s refugees
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
By Anand Gopal | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Mae La, Thailand – Myo Zaw thought freedom would begin the day he left Burma (Myanmar). …

UN chief hails Burma prisoner release
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
“The secretary-general welcomes the release yesterday by the Myanmar (Burmese) government of several political prisoners as part of an amnesty procedure, …

A Year After Protests, Burma’s Military Remains Firmly in Control
Voice of America –

“Of course I don’t think the average conscript inside the Myanmar military would be happy at how the monks were treated, to see the monks defrocked, …

A spirit no bars could conquer
Mizzima.com, India –
Now Win Tin has been freed and he is thinking not only of Burma’s future but of those prisoners still held inside Insein Jail. “I am free but I would like …

Freed Myanmar dissident calls for more releases
AFP –
See, I’m now 79 and that’s rather old for a Burmese. So I try to be healthy, I try to be normal. “I tried to survive by keeping some political convictions. …

UN chief lauds release of Myanmar prisoners
GMA news.tv, Philippines –
UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the release of Myanmar’s longest-held political prisoner and several others and called …

High-profile amnesty in Myanmar
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand –
YANGON – Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner was freed yesterday after 19 years behind bars, along with more than 9000 other prisoners across the …

Where did the ‘Asian century’ vanish to
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Asean’s dealings with Burma, whether in diplomacy or humanitarian crises, are a case in point. Asian countries often talk about how a united Asia, …

Fun and friendship a world away

Aucklander, New Zealand –

These women are some of the three million people forced to leave Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Joy Min came to New Zealand two years ago, …

UN rights expert hopes more Burmese political prisoners will be …

Mizzima.com, India –

… including veteran journalist and longest serving political prisoner Win Tin, is “a positive sign of cooperation from the Government of Myanmar [Burma]. …

Ban urges release of all political prisoners in Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com –

New York – The government of Myanmar should release all political prisoners after deciding to set free several of them this week, UN Secretary General Ban …

Prominent authors, journalists, rights experts honour Burmese writers
Mizzima.com, India –
With the military ruling in Burma since 1962, human rights violations and repressions have been wide spread. Despite standing up against the junta, …

Freed political prisoner tells of prison abuses
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 24, 2008 (DVB)–National League for Democracy member U Aye Thein, who was released at noon yesterday from Kalaymyo prison, has spoken out about the …

Iran’s leader disdains Bush speech
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH –
Bush’s 22-minute address in the packed, 2000-seat hall was mostly a restatement of his previous condemnations of terror, calls to advance democracy and …

Junta lambasted by Shans over ‘sham amnesty to prisoners’
Mizzima.com, India –
… in prisons across Burma. The group also demanded that the junta release all political prisoners. The regime’s mouth piece ‘New Light of Myanmar’ on …

SECRETARY-GENERAL, FORMER TOP SPECIAL ADVISER JOIN HIGH-LEVEL …
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
… former Secretary-General Annan’s initiative in Kenya and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) humanitarian role in Burma. …

Few political prisoners benefit from amnesty
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 24, 2008 (DVB)–Burmese pro-democracy groups have welcomed the release of some political prisoners yesterday as part of a government amnesty, …

Freedom short lived for released political prisoner
Mizzima.com, India –
Captain Win Htein, a member of Burma’s opposition party – National League for Democracy – who was among those prisoners freed on Tuesday from Katha Prison …

US Department of State: Daily Press Briefing, 23 September 2008
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
So we continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path toward …

Bush shows new respect for UN
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
But he said “a stronger effort” was needed to help the people of Burma shrug off repression, and decisive action was needed to ensure the Government of …

Response to Etzioni and Ish-Shalom
TPM, NY –
War against Japan produced anti-Western puppet governments in the Philippines, Indonesia, Indochina, and Burma, elements of which in some cases survived to …

Calvary Christian Schools principal documents missionary trip to …
MLive.com, MI –
… team comprised of doctors, nurses, ministry and lay people from Muskegon make the trip to this area that runs along Burma and the borders of Myanmar. …

Multicultural library to honor slain student
LocalNews8.com, ID –
Authorities found her slain body the next day in the home of 21-year-old Esar Met, another refugee from Myanmar, the former Burma. Met has been charged with …

World Must Stand Against Terrorism, Bush Says
NewsBlaze, CA –
… for a review of the UN Human Rights Council and stronger Security Council efforts on behalf of the people of Burma as well as Sudan’s Darfur region. …

Bush points finger at obstructionist countries in UN

Mizzima.com, India –

… permanent United Nations Security Council members, vetoed a resolution calling on the Burmese junta to cease in the persecution of opposition groups, …

Burmese Monks, Dissidents Targeted by Junta

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… for the release of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners. “We will not be silent while Burma suffers … …

Freed Political Prisoners Call for Others’ Release

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Dr Than Nyein, Dr May Win Myint and Aung Soe Myint were released along with four other political prisoners: Win Tin, Khin Maung Swe, Aye Thein and Than …

First Lady Laura Bush urges regional assistance on Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

… Mrs. Bush reiterated the long-held United States call for the Burmese junta to initiate a meaningful tripartite dialogue process incorporating …

India’s Support for Burmese Junta Pays Off

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“The Chindwin holds huge hydropower potential and we intend to further strengthen this relationship by going in for other such projects in Myanmar,” Jairam …

Activists released, opposition calls for Suu Kyi house arrest to end

Radio France Internationale, France –

Win Tin, who was one of the NLD’s founders, was given several jail sentences in 1989 for distributing political propaganda, sheltering a woman who had had …

US president George W Bush and first lady Laura Bush hosted a …

PunjabNewsline.com, India –

… of human rights, and the dignity of all people. Democracy activists from around the world, including Russia, Lithuania, Sierra Leone, Belarus, Burma, …

Shan groups in exile condemn regimes’ mass prisoner release

Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –

By Hseng Khio Fah Although a handful of political prisoners, including U Win Tin, a founder of the National League for Democracy (NLD), have been released, …

HIV infection rates rising among self-injecting drug users

News-Medical.net, Australia –

The research revealed HIV infections among these kind of users was over 40% in nine countries – Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, …

Brad and Angelina donate $1m

Charities Aid Foundation, UK –

The couple’s non-profit organisation the Jolie-Pitt Foundation has given the money to the Human Rights Watch’s work in Burma and Zimbabwe, according to …

HIV on rise among self-injecting drug users -study

Reuters –

… among these kind of users topped 40 percent in nine nations: Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil and Kenya. …

Myanmar releases seven dissidents

CNN International –

An unidentified relative hugs Win Tin, after his release in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday. U Win Tin, 78, a journalist and senior official in the opposition …

Bush speech to UN: “terror” 32, “climate” 0

Reuters UK, UK –

Yet while he spoke a lot about terrorism in his speech on Tuesday, he did also refer to other problems such as human rights in Burma, violence in Darfur, …

Secretary-Gneral calls for ‘global leadership’ to tackle world ...

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Indeed, the United Nations was a champion of the most vulnerable, and had been involved in nations including Haiti and Myanmar. However, he also had called …

’Corruption nourishes poverty’

Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

Bringing up the rear is Somalia at 1.0, slightly trailing Iraq and Burma at 1.3 and Haiti at 1.4. Asked what the wealthy nations could do to help low-income …

Bush exits with challenge to UN
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
Bush urged the United Nations to reform its Human Rights Council, which he complained has frequently protected violators. He called for a more determined …

AFP –
… freed and that Win Tin will be able to resume his peaceful struggle for press freedom and democracy in Burma,” they added, using Myanmar’s former name. …

Voice of the Martyrs Alert
Crosswalk.com, VA –
… “particularly severe violations of religious freedom,” the report highlights: Myanmar (formerly Burma), China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, …

Push for Political Change in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar, which had its first meeting on December 19 last year, met several times at the ambassadorial level …

Myanmar author beats censors after decade-long battle
Reuters UK, UK –
A: When I was at Oxford in 1998, I saw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Letters from Burma” at Blackwell’s bookstore. It was the only book from Myanmar — on the …

Long after the tear gas clears, these questions should linger
Pioneer Press, MN –
Pre-emptive arrest is standard practice in police states like North Korea and Burma. Is that the standard Minnesota aspires to? …

BOOK REVIEW | The Burma Chronicles
Charleston City Paper, SC –

… in which he revealed the near-incomprehensible government corruption that plagues the country of Burma (or Myanmar, as it’s called by the United Nations …

The New Asia Crisis
Forbes, NY –
Meanwhile the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma), which stubbornly stood by while nature wiped out parts of its population, keeps its democratically …

General Assembly required
Boston Globe, United States –
Similarly, his lament for the “failure” of the UN’s Human Rights Council gave voice not only to what he called the disappointment of the American people, …

Bush Focuses On Terror At UN
Tampa Tribune, FL –
Bush urged the United Nations to reform its Human Rights Council, which he complained has frequently protected violators. He called for a more determined …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta has released at least seven political prisoners as part of an amnesty for more than 9000 inmates, officials from detained …

Burma frees dissident detained for 19 years
Financial Times, UK –
The Myanmar Ahlin newspaper wrote: “The government is trying to transform these convicted prisoners into citizens who can contribute to the building of a …

October 7 is World Day for Decent Work
Straight Goods, Canada –
Already on the site are videos on Export Processing Zones in Haiti and in Honduras, repression of trade union and other human rights in Burma and Guinea, …

Bush at UN: ‘We Must Stand United’
New York Sun, United States –
… a lunch for political dissidents where they discussed how to advance the freedom agenda, the protection of human rights, and the dignity of all people. …

Rudd: ‘Let’s have a go’ At the UN
The Epoch Times, NY –
The ECFR report analysed 10 years of voting at the UN and found that European influence in terms of human rights and a rules based world, had declined …

First Lady Laura Bush Wants More Pressure on Burma
Muncie Free Press, IN –
Mrs. Bush urged Burma’s military government to open talks with Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party and all of the country’s ethnic groups …

Bushes Visit Governor Island
NY1, NY – (Video included)
The president and first lady made a special appeal to the ruling party in Burma, urging leaders there to open a dialogue with opposition leaders and end the …

Laura Bush Tells China, India to Press Myanmar Over Democracy
Bloomberg –
… in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York flanked by U Kovita, a monk and dissident who fled Myanmar, previously known as Burma, after the protests. …

CARE continues recovery efforts in Myanmar
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
In early May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept across the Ayeyarwady Delta and Yangon regions of Myanmar (Burma), devastating entire towns and villages and leaving …

“There should be an immediate review of the Human Rights Council, which has routinely protected violators of human rights,” said Bush. …

HIV on rise among self-injecting drug users: study
Reuters –
… among these kind of users topped 40 percent in nine nations: Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil and Kenya. …

Philippines bans milk products from China
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
China has recalled milk it exported to Bangladesh, Burundi, Gabon, Yemen and Burma (Myanmar), but it was not clear if the products sent there were …

The Jolie-Pitts Donate More Ca$h — Is Adoption Next?
Star Magazine, NY –
… Brad gave $100000 to fight the gay marriage ban in Calif, the couple have gifted $1 million to fund Human Rights Watch’s work in Burma and Zimbabwe. …

President and Mrs. Bush Meet with Dissidents
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –

We all know the Burmese government has kept Aung San Suu Kyi in prison or house arrest for almost all of the last 18 years. I want to urge all the neighbors …

Laura Bush presses Myanmar’s neighbors over rights
Reuters –
Myanmar, previously known as Burma, has been high on the first lady’s agenda over the past two years and last month she visited a refugee camp in Thailand a …

Laura Bush: India, China must help on Myanmar
AFP –
NEW YORK (AFP) — Against the backdrop of the sun-washed Statue of Liberty, US First Lady Laura Bush on Tuesday implored China and India to help push for …

After Saffron Revolution, all is black in Myanmar
The National, United Arab Emirates –
Twelve months have passed since the last protests, and those in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, face an even bleaker future. The junta’s hold on power has …

US welcomes Myanmar’s amnesty of prisoners
Xinhua, China –
“We continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path towards …

Majority of Americans say US on wrong track: poll
Gulf Times, Qatar –
… Washington to take a new tack in foreign policy by talking to enemies like the leaders of Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Hamas and Hezbollah. …

Level of corruption rises says watchdog
New Vision, Uganda – 5 hours ago
… where dozens of aid workers, journalists and boat crew members have been kidnapped for ransom in the past year, followed by Myanmar (Burma) and Iraq….

Scare on toxic milk from China spreads
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
A senior health official in Burma (Myanmar) said plans were afoot to seize and destroy all imported Chinese baby formula as a precaution. …

Court makes historic award for dead crew
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… the 38 migrant workers, who were mostly Burmese. It is the first time migrant crewmen will receive compensation as a result of human rights violations. …

Bush has strong words at UN
Lancaster Eagle Gazette, OH –
Bush faulted the UN for not helping the citizens of Burma and Sudan overcome tyrannical governments, and for allowing its Human Rights Council to protect …

Daily Press Briefing
US Department of State, DC –
So we continue to call on the Burmese regime to release all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi and to move the country down the path toward …

US calls on Myanmar to release all political prisoners
Monsters and Critics.com –
Leading democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for years, should also be freed, Wood said. ‘We continue to call on the Burmese …

State Department blasts China on religious freedom.
ChristianityToday.com, IL –
The eight countries of particular concern are: Myanmar (formerly Burma), China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan. …

Saffron revolution: A year on, no change
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The regime has completely ignored the international community’s appeal for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and nearly 2000 political prisoners. …

In UN Speech, Bush Highlights Fight Against Violence, Terrorism
Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY –
They agreed on a historic pledge: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, and unite their strength to maintain international peace and security. …

Brown’s comeback
New Statesman, UK –
Progress has long campaigned for greater UK commitment to expose and act on the human rights abuses in Burma, Zimbabwe and Darfur, so Gordon’s reiterated …

Thai, Chinese Scientists Agree to Joint Monsoon Study
RedOrbit, TX –
Scientists from Thailand and China will jointly study the monsoon and cyclone pattern in the Andaman sea in the hope of better forecasting weather in the …