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World focus on Burma (17 October 2008)

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Former Youth Members Urge NLD to Prepare for 2010
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
However, a veteran Burmese politician, Thakin Chan Htun, insisted that the constant restrictions imposed on the NLD by the military junta is the reason why …

A House Divided
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By KYAW ZWA MOE Now the issue isn’t just about Burma’s oppressive military regime. Or, the stand off between the junta and the opposition. …

Consumer Safety Ranks Low among Regime’s Concerns
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… the junta-friendly IGE Co Ltd, is run by sons of powerful Minister of Industry-1 Aung Thaung, who also is a protégé of Burma’s supreme leader Snr-Gen …

Weekly Business Roundup (October 17, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Arakan has been urged to produce more this year because of damage to fisheries in the Irrawaddy delta caused by Cyclone Nargis.

Woman Activist Jailed in Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Tate Naing, secretary of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPP), told The Irrawaddy on Friday that Khin Moe Aye …

India, Burma agree to expand border trade
Mizzima.com, India –
Ramesh’s visit, which is the third in 2008, is a part of Indian ongoing efforts to expand their bilateral relationship with Burma. “Myanmar [Burma] has …

M’sia – champion of human rights abroad
Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –
It is also incredulous to witness the utter indifference on the part of the Burmese military junta towards the human rights abuse against its citizens in …

South Korean firm pays ransom to Somali pirates
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
The crew members — eight South Koreans and 14 citizens of Burma — were released on Thursday along with their cargo ship Bright Ruby after more than a …

Aid groups criticise Asean-led report on Myanmar relief effort
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
The generals ruling Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, drew international outrage by refusing to allow a foreign-led aid response in the immediate aftermath …

High Officials Visit Western Border
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
The team is led by General Thein Zaw, minister of post, telegraph, and communications for Burma’s ruling junta. Many other ministers are on the visiting …

German vintner brings touch of Moselle to Myanmar
Wines-Info.Com, China –
The vineyard has to focus its marketing locally because Myanmar’s tourism industry is stagnant. Last year’s brutal suppression by the ruling military junta …

‘I Miss Him So Much I Cry’
Radio Free Asia, DC –
A broader problem, he said, is that Burmese authorities at many levels are unaware of the Burmese junta’s commitment to fight child military recruitment. …

The politics of The Stills
Strand (subscription), Canada –
It was also around the time of the military junta cracking down in Burma, so that figured into the lyrics.” It isn’t the only song on the new album that …

Body mix-ups worsen pain for tsunami victims’ families
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
Twenty-four bodies identified as Burmese are in cooled containers awaiting collection. But Myanmar’s junta refuses to concede that they are its citizens. …

Lukashenko granted conditional access to Europe
RIA Novosti, Russia –
At present, the EU keeps visa restrictions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), …

Elaine’s life-changing work with refugees
Wexford People, Ireland –
After the Hway Ka Loke school was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis earlier this year, Elaine raised NT$220000 to rebuild it. Elaine was born and reared in …

Burma’s misery
Guardian Unlimited, UK –
A life-threatening famine is emerging in Chin state, western Burma, for instance, while the junta does nothing. Plagues of rats gorging on a rare crop of …

Laura Bush pushes for human rights in Cuba, in call to Ladies in White
Los Angeles Times, CA –
… San Suu Kyi from house arrest in Myanmar, and — on a broader front — she has tried to bring democracy in general to the country also known as Burma. …


… on Myanmar’s cyclone disaster, saying it glossed over the junta’s obstruction of aid and human rights abuses. The Burma Partnership, which represents 19 …

Fissures in NLD, 110 youths resign
Mizzima.com, India –
The leader who is going to lead us should be able to lead the Burmese people and must be politically adept. So we chose to resign,” Nay Chi Win, …

Earth tremors cause concern in Bogalay township
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Bogalay was one of the townships most affected when Cyclone Nargis struck the region in May. One local resident said there had been three tremors on 12 …

NLD member’s health suffers in detention
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 16, 2008 (DVB)–The health of Nyo Gyi, vice-chair of Mandalay’s Maddaya township National League for Democracy, has been deteriorating in prison, …

Campaigners call for boycott of Cotton Traders
Mizzima.com, India –
by Solomon New Delhi – The Burma Campaign United Kingdom (BCUK), an advocacy group lobbying for human rights and democracy in Burma, on Tuesday said they …

Nargis victims continue to suffer rights abuses
Mizzima.com, India –
… who co-organized the conference, Kraisak Choonhavan, President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus, and Yuki Akimoto, Director of the Burma …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm

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