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Archive for October 16th, 2008

World focus on Burma (16 October 2008)

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Global experts open forum
Prague Post, Czech Republic –
Economic challenges, human rights and the distribution of power were some of the principal issues discussed at this year’s Forum 2000, an international …

Burma’s wild cats at risk, India –
… ‘The wild cat trade in Myanmar,’ identified a minimum of 1158 individual wild cats for sale on select Burmese markets between the years 1991 and 2006. …

Burma’s Wild Cats Killed for Trade: WWF
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The report, titled “The Trade in Wild Cats and Wild Cat Parts in Myanmar [Burma],” is the result of 12 surveys undertaken by the wildlife trade monitoring …

Burma’s New Constitution: Radical Change or Fig Leaf?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… Burma’s history—after an initial 1947 post-colonial document inspired by British common law and a socialist-era document drafted by the military junta …

Surin Cancels Appearance at Press Conference
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… to attend the conference organized by the Burma Partnership, the Asean Inter-Parliament Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) and the National Press Club of Indonesia. …

Aid cut as crops fail in Irrawaddy delta
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… week ago the United Nations humanitarian news agency ran a telling interview with a survivor of Cyclone Nargis, the storm that devastated Burma in May. …

Starving his own people
Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –
Earlier this year, when Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, the international relief effort was delayed and frustrated by that country’s military government. …

How China is Beating the United States in the Global Oil Game
Money Morning –
My contacts in China and Africa have told me point blank that China’s leaders “don’t care about human rights or nukes or hostile governments. …

Apogee to Establish Performing Arts Programs and Events Across … (press release), NY –
… with developments already underway in Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as with institutions responsible for the Tibetan …

PGMA addresses 5th ASEAN 100 Leaders Forum; rallies leaders to …, UK –
ASEAN is composed of the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietman, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Laos. …


MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

WEDNESDAY, 15/10/2008 (MaximsNews Network)

The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

MaximsNews Network, NY –
Question: At the Credentials Committee last week, did the issue of Burma/Myanmar come up at the meeting? Spokesperson: Not that I am aware of. …

New Dissident Trials in Burma
Radio Free Asia, DC –
Among the defendants are several leaders of the 1988 student uprising against the junta. Burmese sources said the trials are going on in different venues: …

The Limits of Christopher Hill’s Magic
조선일보(영문판), South Korea –
The Sunshine Policy neglected the human rights of individual victims and left their families indignant. An advanced democracy should not sacrifice the …

Saving Lives in the Forgotten War Zones of Burma
Christian Freedom International, VA –

Burma, called Myanmar by current military dictatorship, has one of the most repressive governments in the world. The regime known as the State Peace and …

IFEX, Canada –
Mizzima is unable to confirm whether the attack was the work of the Burmese military junta, which has banned Mizzima’s websites inside the country …

Trafficking of tiger parts is rife in Myanmar –
Trafficking of parts from endangered wild cats is rife in Myanmar (Burma) according to a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …

Voting in Myanmar and Other Oddities
Willamette Week, OR –

The people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) are rarely allowed to vote, unless it’s in a rigged election. So I’ve been watching with some interest throughout the …

Climate change and press freedom
CPJ Press Freedom Online, NY –

The most egregious example is Burma , which ruthlessly suppressed reporting on the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis, a policy which undoubtedly …

Win Tin praises NLD prayer meetings
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Why can’t we pray for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the pagoda? We have the right to demand the freedom of someone,” he said. …

Security beefed up in Arakan State, India –
“We are losing our human rights, including freedom of movement. All the NLD members cannot move around freely. We have to do something now. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm

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