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World focus on Burma (14 October 2008)

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Lawyers, Families Complain as Trials Begin of 37 Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Meanwhile, detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Kyi Win, said no reply had yet been received to the legal appeal against her continuing …

Rangoon Commuters Afraid of Gas Explosions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – Meanwhile, state-run The New Light of Myanmar reported on Tuesday that “the cause of the blast is under investigation.” The passenger-carrying pickup truck …

Round Table For Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
Capitol Hill Blue, VA –
1991 – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the nonviolent movement for human rights and democracy in Burma (Myanmar), won the Nobel Peace Prize. …

Burma’s Garment Industry to Suffer with Global Financial Crisis
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP RANGOON — Burma’s vital garment industry could suffer factory closures and layoffs because orders are sharply down due to the continuing global …

Europe struggles to influence UN human rights agenda
European Parliament (press release), EU –
A consequence of this is that Europe has not been able to get Security Council resolutions passed condemning human rights violations in Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Nigeria: Of Secrecy And Servant-Leadership
AllAfrica.com, Washington –
In Myanmar (Burma), the government has such a bizarre sense of secrecy that forecasting the weather outside official channels is considered a major threat …

Farthest I have traveled: Southeast Asia last winter to visit our son and daughter-in-law who were in Myanmar (Burma) for the past year. …

They included resolutions relating to Cuba, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, North Korea, Iran, Belarus, Burma and the Human Rights Council. …

JOHNSON: Let’s delve into that Iran question a bit more
Rocky Mountain News, CO –
… record of defending from so much as a wrist-slap nefarious regimes from Zimbabwe to Burma. The UN as a body and its violator-laden Human Rights Council, …

Our waning democratic impulse
Toronto Star,  Canada –
In a dilapidated second-floor Rangoon office watched by military spies, I interviewed Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader who briefly emerged …

On this day
News24, South Africa –
1991 – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to achieve democracy in her homeland. …

The Intricacies of Ban’s Role in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
One most notable aspect of Ban’s involvement is the formation of the “Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar [Burma]. …

Junta signals new hydropower deals for neighbors
Tehran Times, Iran –
The state-run-newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on Sunday that Burma’s Ministry of Electric Power No 1 signed an agreement with Singapore’s …

Safe Shelter Reconstruction Trainings Launched in Myanmar
Reuters AlertNet, UK – 
A series of training programmes for safer shelter reconstruction has been conducted in the areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. …

Thailand, Singapore further energy investments in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
According to yesterday’s New Light of Myanmar, Burmese officials, on October 9, inked the latest memorandum of understanding (MoU) on hydropower projects …

Thailand, Singapore further energy investments in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
According to yesterday’s New Light of Myanmar, Burmese officials, on October 9, inked the latest memorandum of understanding (MoU) on hydropower projects …

Burma disinvestment unlikely
Student Newspaper, UK –
… regarding divestment from Total, which has come under criticism for its links to the Burmese military junta, including alleged human rights abuses. …

More trade points on Indo-Burma border; Is it beneficial?
Mizzima.com, India –
“India, while it wants to appease the Burmese junta, also seeks to tell the people of the Northeast that it is implementing development projects for them,” …

 

Eight opposition youth arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
by Than Htike Oo Chiang Mai – Burma’s ruling junta, continuing its detention of opposition activists, has arrested eight youth for their alleged involvement …

BURMA: New Constitution – Radical Change or Fig Leaf?
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Today, however, perceptions of the military junta have changed. “Maybe there will be some people within the military trying to change the operation of power …

Britain pledges to do all it can for Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… faced the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis, which lashed the country in May, killing tens of thousands and devastated more than 2.4 million lives. …

Workers Meet With Asia, Europe Labour Ministers
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Trade unions will also call upon ASEM leaders to exert sanctions against Burma so as to force the illegitimate military Junta to respect trade union and …

Taiwan needs change in parliamentary majority
eTaiwan News, Taiwan – A: Before anything else, China needs to have guarantees of fundamental human and political rights and the rule of law and guarantees that citizens who are …

The gap that divides us
MorungExpress, India – You could travel to the “beautiful Myanmar” promoted by the military junta if you choose. Travel agencies, keenly supervised by the military government, …

Aminatou Haidar was nominated for 2008 Nobel Peace Prize by …
ASVDH, Morocco –
She resembles Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose incarceration has inspired the Burmese people to continue to resist nonviolently. At the same time, …

Conservatives and the Obama October Surprise
OpEdNews, PA –
And what of the other unhinged madmen in Venezuela, North Korea, the Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma, and the caves of Afghanistan? All kinds of bad boys are hanging …

Mbeki’s abysmal foreign policy failures
Politicsweb, South Africa – The image and direction of South Africa’s foreign policy is today bewilderingly far removed from Nelson Mandela’s 1993 hope that human rights would be the …

Liberal Democrats: Financial crisis may be an economic 9/11 – Clegg
Insurance News Net (press release), PA – In countries where we have seen reticence to intervene from developed nations Zimbabwe, Burma, Darfur domestic economic priorities will be another excuse …

 

 

 

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 14, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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