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World focus on Burma (3 October 2008)

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Green Politics
The Smart Set, PA –
Last year, following Burma’s brutal suppression of monks leading pro-democracy protests, an activist in Britain pointed a finger at Gary Player over a golf …

DPRK-ja-vu, all over again
Across the Aisle, DC –
Without nukes, the DPRK becomes Burma, just another small country ruled by a dictatorial regime that is a nuisance for its neighbors but otherwise can be …

Ailing political detainee forced to stand trial
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Political prisoner Aung Zaw Oo was forced to stand trial at Kyauktada township court despite his pleas to be tried at a later date…

CORRECTING and REPLACING Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In …
MarketWatch –
… operated in Burma, which has caused Chevron a spate of bad publicity for generating billions in hard currency for the repressive military regime there. …

Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In Congress Over Ecuador Trade …
MarketWatch –
… operated in Burma, which has caused Chevron a spate of bad publicity for generating billions in hard currency for the repressive military regime there. …

Than Shwe’s Health Again in Question
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burma’s 75-year-old leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, is undergoing medical treatment at his Rangoon residence near Tooth Relic Pagoda in Mayangone …

The currency debate re-ignites?
RGE Monitor, NY –
I have argued for a long time that as long as China maintained its currency regime it forced a trade deficit onto the rest of the world, which for the most …

From a close friend of mine:
National Review Online Blogs, NY –
… me to Afghanistan”, and all that stuff, and it’s their CENTRAL riposte for the Iraq war so it’s not like some bizarre point about Burma foreign aid. …

Chinese investments in Myanmars energy, mining sectors of concern
Your Mining News (press release), UK –
The ERI report, aptly titled China in Burma: The Increasing Involvement of Chinese Multinational Corporations in Burma’s Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, .

I, Ashin Pannasiri, dissident monk escaped from Burmese prison
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
From New Delhi, the “struggle for freedom and peace in Burma” will continue. Yangon (AsiaNews) – Ashin Pannasiri, a 28-year-old Buddhist monk arrested on …

Perestroika, SA style
Thought Leader, South Africa –
… Libya, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe and others. This has accomplished little other than calling South Africa’s judgement and own commitment to democracy into …

Aung San Suu Kyi visited by eye-specialist
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News New Delhi – Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday was visited by an eye-specialist for a check-up, …

Thai company to pay compensation to next of kin of 54 workers
Mizzima.com, India –
The Human Rights organization is cooperating with Thai lawyers and attended the court hearing in Ranong in September 22. Two defendants in this case …

Former journalist and ally of Aung San Suu Kyi detained, says NLD
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Burma’s military authorities have detained U Onh Kyaing, former journalist and important member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), says NLD party …

Advancing Democracy through the UN: The Challenges on the Ground
US Department of State, DC –
By addressing country-specific topics such as human rights abuses in Iran, Burma, or North Korea or thematic issues such as freedom of expression or …

Catching Up With… Henry Rollins
Paste Magazine, GA –

… for the Independent Film Channel, while two others—one on Burma and the other, shot in Thailand, about worldwide hunger and famine—round out the list. …

US financial crisis may impact foreign aid
Mizzima.com, India –
Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of last year’s Burma Democracy Promotion Act, which built on existing banking and …

Eye Specialist Calls on Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING A medical specialist visited pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her Rangoon home on Thursday and conducted an eye examination. …

Where Would Burma Be without Suu Kyi?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
What would happen if Suu Kyi died or became so unhealthy that she couldn’t continue her role as the political leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement? …

Weekly Business Roundup (October 3, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
JETRO, a Tokyo government-funded business development agency, had advised companies planning to invest in Burma to wait in the wake of the violence, …

Safe Drinking Water Ever Scarcer in Irrawaddy Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Clean drinking water is becoming ever scarcer in Burma’s cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta as the country heads into the dry season. …

UN Rights Commissioner urges Burma to free more political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
by Solomon New Delhi – The United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay on Thursday urged Burma’s military junta to free all political …

Burmese asked to leave ward in Mizoram
Mizzima.com, India –
This is violation of human rights”. “Most of the Burmese nationals living in Mizoram State are economic migrants. They migrated here after suffering …

When Burmese citizenship is no longer attractive
Mizzima.com, India –
In contrast to their life in Singapore, Burmese recall the Burmese junta’s treatment of Buddhist monks following last year’s Saffron Revolution, …

Eye specialist examines Aung San Suu Kyi
Independent Online, South Africa –
… and the junta’s liaison officer, labour minister Aung Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD won 1990 elections but the military, which has ruled Burma since 1962, …

Former Fairbanksan overcomes odds, turns to missionary work
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK –
Because of the on-going 50-year civil war in Burma and the unrelenting human rights abuses perpetrated on its own people by the ruling junta, …

New world, new leadership
Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia –
Natural disasters have global impacts: the Southeast Asian tsunami in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005, Cyclone Nargis in Burma in May 2008 and the …

NLD youth member given four-year jail term
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 3, 2008 (DVB)–Mya Than Htike, a National League for Democracy youth member who was hit by a bullet when government troops opened fire on protestors last …

NLD youth member feared dead is found alive
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 3, 2008 (DVB)–A National League for Democracy youth member who went missing in August and was reported dead was found alive by his father at a police …

Myanmar Should Free 2000 Political Prisoners, Suu Kyi, UN Says
Bloomberg –
By James Peng Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) — The top United Nations human rights official called on Myanmar’s military junta to free the estimated 2000 political …

Health imperative ‘justifies interventionism’
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
… intervene beyond their borders to safeguard health and human rights.” The writers suggest leaders who fail to refuse aid to those in need, as in Burma, …

‘Continued Commitment is key to sustained assistance to cyclone …
Balita.org, UK –
MYANMAR, Oct. 3 — Nearly five months into the post disaster response in Myanmar, more than 33000 metric tonnes of food have reached over 733000 people …

Junta suspends two Burmese journals
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
The published version referred to U Win Tin, who had been until his release last week Burma’s longest serving political prisoner, as “Sayagyi” (“Great …

Cuisines of the Axis of Evil
Wall Street Journal –
Accompanying the axis are nuclear states Israel, India and Pakistan, along with human-rights abusers Cuba, Burma and China. Bringing up the rear is the …

UN calls for the release of Myanmar’s political prisoners
AFP –

The High Commissioner also called the detention of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi “completely illegal, even in respect of the country’s law …

Journalist and opposition member Ohn Kyaing arrested again
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
It will be an outrage if he is sent back to prison for helping Cyclone Nargis victims, as it would be punishing humanitarian activity. …

Primate of Burma: ‘Do not forget the cyclone victims’
Church Times, UK –
by Ed Beavan ALMOST five months to the day since Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, the Archbishop of Myanmar, the Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo, …

Justice for migrant labour
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Without assistance from human and labour rights organisations, their misery would have been swept under the carpet. Although some believe the …

Home Blog Zone DC Download Gwen Ifill: VP debate moderator, author
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States –
… like the repressive government of Burma tried to destroy the innocent and truthful voice of Aung San Suu Kyi, Yes, they are weary, but they are resolved …

Other Campaigns and Projects
Earthrights.org, DC –
The Yadana pipeline, running across Burma and into Thailand, is a project of US company Unocal, French Total, and the Burmese military regime, among others. …

It is a puzzle as to why the regime released me now, but it was almost impossible for them to keep me longer. I was sentenced to 20 years and I had served …

Other Areas of Work
Earthrights.org, DC –
… designed to raise awareness and strengthen the capacity of communities to address the varied human rights dimensions of environmental degradation in Burma.

ERS – Mekong
Earthrights.org, DC –
ERI opened its inaugural EarthRights School-Mekong program in June 2006, drawing from the success of the EarthRights School- Burma model. …

Other Campaigns and Projects
Earthrights.org, DC –
Furthermore, it would be built with assistance from the Burmese military, that has a well-documented record of brutal human rights and environmental abuses. …

A tribute to Shelton Kodikara – III
The Island (subscription), Sri Lanka –
The rice market situation also eased as early as 1957 when Burma’s (Myanmar) five-year commitment to China in 1952 which had partly caused the world …


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