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World focus on Burma (7 October 2008)

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No change at the top
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
In the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the only leader. When she is free, the party is active. When she is detained, it is not active …

Senate approves ratified ASEAN Charter
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
“Apparently, the Burma junta generals are interested only in form not in substance of democracy espoused by other countries in the Asian region,” Pimentel …

Top Burmese Junta Leader Arrives in Bangladesh for Talks
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burma’s second ranking official has arrived in Bangladesh for talks that will focus on border issues and a possible land leasing deal for …

Vietnamese Firms to Explore Burma’s Oil Reserves
RedOrbit, TX –
Hanoi (VNA) -Two Vietnamese companies have signed a production sharing contract with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), Myanmar’s New Light reported. …

NLD Seeking to Negotiate ‘Democratic Reforms’
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Burmese authorities have not responded to the request Some observers said they were pessimistic the junta would review its own constitution. …

Burma’s IT Generation Combats Regime Repression
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The junta has prevented Burmese citizens from using services like Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail and to block Web sites and blogs set up by exiled Burmese critics …

Credential Challenge to Continue, Say Exiled MPs
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… of Parliament Union (Burma), an exiled group of elected MPs who are heading the campaign to challenge the credentials of the Burmese military junta at …

MAPS AND BORDERS
Frontline, India
Already by then China had recognised the Line, insofar as it extended to Burma, in the boundary agreement with Burma on January 28, 1960. …

Wright is a man on a mission
Coshocton Tribune, OH –
The 25-year-old had to make a hasty trip to Cambodia to renew his visa, and traveled to a part of Thailand near Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar. …

The Burmese regime says we are Bengali. Where should we go?” As part of its campaign against the Rohingyas, the junta regularly stirs up anti-Muslim …

Win Tin rejoins Suu Kyi’s circle
AsiaOne, Singapore –
YANGON – MYANMAR’S longest-serving political prisoner Win Tin has rejoined the ruling committee of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, two weeks after being freed …

Tuesday, October 14
International Herald Tribune, France –
1991 – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to achieve democracy in her homeland. …

Fundraising one step at a time
Cowra Guardian, Australia –
As the recent Myanmar (Burma) cyclone disaster progressed, Cowra Library staff members Caroline Eisenhauer and Marion Read came up with the idea to raise …

Political prisoners nearly double in Burma: activists
Mizzima.com, India –
Tate Naing, Secretary of the AAPP-B, said “We want all members of the UN to come together and take stronger action against the Burmese junta. …

Feds set grace period for non-Burmese gemstones
National Jeweler Network, NY –
… Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008,” which was signed into law in July to encourage democratic reforms in Myanmar, which is governed by a military junta …


The following are excerpts from 6 October 2008.

The pro-junta militia: how can they do it?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway – Oct 6, 2008
Oct 6, 2008 (DVB)–One of the more distinctive aspects of recent repression in Burma has been the involvement of apparently non-state agents – ‘patriotic …

Forced Labor Used in Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – Oct 6, 2008
By KYI WAI LAPUTTA — Burmese military authorities have conscripted cyclone survivors in the Irrawaddy delta to construct a road in exchange for …

Detained Activists Protest against Trial Conditions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – Oct 6, 2008
Tate Naing, secretary of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPP)—said family members of detained political activists …

US recognizes universal jurisdiction over child soldier cases
Mizzima.com, India – Oct 6, 2008
Burma’s ruling military junta has repeatedly denied that it actively recruits child soldiers, claiming to have prosecuted dozens of persons found to be …

Child Labor in Phuket shames Junta
Phuket Gazette, Thailand – Oct 6, 2008
PHUKET: Burmese daily newspaper True News was ordered by the Press Scrutiny and Registration Board of Myanmar to suspend publication for two months, …

New Report Documents Huge Increase in Burma Political Prisoners
MyNews.in, India – Oct 5, 2008
The report is slated for release on 6 October 2008, just after the first anniversary of the Burmese junta’s crackdown on Burmese Buddhist monks’ “Saffron …

Call for Burmese prisoners to be freed
The Canberra Times, Australia – Oct 5, 2008
Human rights groups say the number of dissidents in Burmese jails has nearly doubled to more than 2100 over the past year and called on the United Nations …

Election secrecy fails to instil vote of confidence
The Canberra Times, Australia – Oct 5, 2008
Burma’s military regime, in a move not widely reported in Western media, announced an amnesty for 9002 prisoners last month ahead of the general election …

Border security ramped up after attacks
Bangkok Post, Thailand – Oct 5, 2008
A total of 500 soldiers from the joint units of the Burmese government and the junta-backed Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) attacked Karen National …

‘No regrets’ for Myanmar dissident after being imprisoned for 19 years
Gulf Times, Qatar – Oct 5, 2008
Win Tin was Myanmar’s longest serving political prisoner when the military junta released more than 9000 inmates from its jails on September 23 in an …

Burma Military Junta Continues To Arrest Activists
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand – Oct 5, 2008
Despite last month’s release of 9000 prisoners, including a handful of political detainees, Burma’s military junta continues to arrest pro-democracy …

Run for your lives, or vote Terminator
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – Oct 5, 2008
The junta in Burma looks downright evil – refusing international aid after a cyclone, and starving its own citizens. Watching the resulting chaos erodes our …

Report: Number of political prisoners in Myanmar rising
Earthtimes (press release), UK – Oct 5, 2008
The UN has been calling on Myanmar’s ruling junta to release all its political prisoners, including opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, …




Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 7, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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