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World focus on Burma (8 October 2008)

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Food Crisis Deepens in Chin State
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Meanwhile, the Chin Human Rights Organization, which is based on the Thai-Burmese border, said that international humanitarian aid organizations can’t reach …

No arms for peace deal with junta: KNPP
Mizzima.com, India –
“The SPDC (the Burmese military junta) is in the habit of floating such whispering campaigns. It informed all its units and got them to disseminate the …

Burma’s No 2 General Visits Bangladesh
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
(Photo: Reuters) The state-run The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported on Wednesday that Maung Aye was accompanied by his wife, Mya Mya San. …

230000 killed in natural disasters this year
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma in May is estimated to have killed around 138000 people while the earthquake in south-west China’s Sichuan province left a …

Ban Ki-moon may cancel Burma visit
Mizzima.com, India –
“Now, as to my visit, when I said I will be personally engaged, that meant that I would be willing to pay a return visit to Myanmar at an appropriate time. …

UN chief seeks less talk, more action
Mizzima.com, India –
His words seemed to echo the growing number of pleas from Burma activists and interest groups urging the United Nations to act, and not simply issue …

China’s milk scare spreads to Vietnam
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
(The Phnom Penh Post, September 25) Though the border rice trade has been banned since Cyclone Nargis, rice traders in Myawaddy, opposite the Thai border …

Mining companies expand their operations abroad – and so do their …
CSR Asia, Hong Kong
According to Asian Times, an Australian mining company operating in Manila was attacked by the Commission on Human Rights for serious allegations including …

New role for an old Indian road
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Ranjita Biswas GUWAHATI, Assam – The Stilwell Road, built during World War II as a strategic link between India and Myanmar (then Burma), …

Drug use and HIV/Aids
Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia –
The price of failure will be much too high, as countries like China, India, Myanmar/Burma, Indonesia and Vietnam, with their drug-used fuelled HIV epidemics …

F&F Automotive rising from its ashes
Chapel Hill News, NC –
These refugees from Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, were forced to leave their country because of war and/or persecution. …

Burmese soldier murdered on Burma-India border
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“It is not known precisely whether he was killed on our territory or Myanmar’s. But the corpse was found near the Myanmar border. …

Secret file-Home Minister’s briefing (excerpts)
Mizzima.com, India –
The speech sheds light on his – and the junta’s – analysis of the world order and international relations, including views on the opposition in Burma, …

An old dissident sees hope
Express Buzz, India –
Sein Win believes that the people of Myanmar, also known as Burma, have the courage required to bring down the generals. A year ago, the generals crushed …

UN Chief May Not Visit Burma in December
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… adviser Mr Gambari’s engagement with the Myanmar authorities,” Ban said. Gambari last visited Burma in August, which many considered a failed mission. …

Good moment for SA to soften its foreign touch
Business Day, South Africa –
But even if we could secure such a uniform standard, SA’s own history demonstrates that external pressure, prompted by concern for human rights, …

Aftermath of a revolt: Myanmar’s lost year
Tehran Times, Iran –
In essence, the country runs like a mafia, from the languid tea shops of Yangon to the remote jungle areas of Kachin state in Upper Burma, where the mining …

Asean Charter ratified
Manila Standard Today, Philippines –
… Myanmar wherein the civil liberties of the Burmese people are being ruthlessly violated and suppressed under the iron rule of a military junta. …

What’s Cheering about Global Corruption Index?
THISDAY, Nigeria –
“Corruption lies at the heart of Nigeria’s most pressing human rights problems. Since the end of military rule in 1999, many politicians have used stolen …

Communication for Peace Award: Amy Goodman to receive …
Presse Mitteilung (Pressemitteilung), Germany –
In 2006 he became the founder of the international media project “Human Rights Reporters” and has covered with his colleague Mr. Hans-Juergen Graf and other …

People Who Are Making a Difference in the World
Voice of America –
Theary Seng is a human rights activist working to heal her country, Cambodia. As a child, she lived through the rule of the Khmer Rouge during the nineteen …

Compassionate Conservative
Vienna/Oakton Connection, VA –
He is co-chair of the congressional human rights caucus and has taken a pro-active role on human rights and religious freedom issues in China, Burma, Tibet, …

Five North East India Trafficked Girls Returning Home
NewsBlaze, CA –
North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is combined initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, …

UN chief to Burma: reform or face isolation
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“I would be willing to make a return visit to Myanmar at an appropriate time, but you should also know that without any tangible or very favorable result to …

And the 2008 Oslo Peace Prize Will Be Awarded to…?
The Epoch Times, NY –
It’s very clear that Aung San Suu Kyi has gained from the prize being respected by the whole world as the legitimate leader of the Burmese nation. …

Where there’s political will, there is a way
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Publication of the report was postponed to take account of Cyclone Nargis, which hit Burma five months ago, killing as many as 140000 people. …

UN chief Ban may drop plans for Myanmar visit
Reuters India, India –
Ban’s special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, made a sixth visit to the former Burma in August, but failed to meet the 63-year-old Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu …

Episcopal Relief & Development supports ongoing disaster relief in …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Five months after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma), people in the impoverished country are still struggling to rebuild their lives. …

New Arrests Dim Hopes Raised by Burmese Prisoner Release
World Politics Review –
… of more political prisoners, in particular Aung San Suu Kyi, there was a sense that international pressure on the Burmese junta might be bearing fruit. …

India must maintain equi-distance between US and Russia: Expert
Newspost Online, India –
New Delhi, Oct.6 (ANI): India might do well if it engaged with Russia with a sense of equi-distance between the US and Russia, an expert on security affairs …

DFID Minister says UN humanitarian system must get smarter
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
DFID on behalf of the UK Government is the second largest humanitarian donor in the world, giving £45 million to help in the wake of Cyclone Nargis earlier …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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