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World focus on Burma (20 October 2008)

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Humour magazine censored, publishing deferred
Mizzima.com, India –
Similarly many poems from this month’s issue of ‘Kalyar’, ‘Cherry’, ‘Myanmar Thit’, ‘Mahaythi’ and other magazines were also censored so only a few poems …

Burma/Myanmar After Nargis: Time to Normalise Aid Relations
International Crisis Group, Belgium –
The government’s initial response to the cyclone, which hit Myanmar on 2 May killing over 100000 people in the Ayeyarwady delta, shocked the world. …

Burmese Migrant Women in Thailand Targeted by Rape Gangs
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… run a high risk of being sexually abused and raped, according to Thai human rights groups. Mahachai has the highest concentration of Burmese migrant …

Burma’s resolve
New Statesman, UK –

The Burmese people have shown astonishing resilience in the wake of cyclone Nagris, but the international community must do more to support them. …

PEN Canada Launches 25th Anniversary by granting One Humanity …
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada –
He was most recently arrested in June, 2008 for his criticism of the Myanmar junta’s handling of the Nargis cyclone, made while he was mobilizing 400 …

KNU Appoints Karen Woman General-Secretary
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Zipporah Sein was named the first woman leader to serve as general-secretary at the 14th KNU Congress held in Karen State in eastern Burma. …

Campaigners overjoyed at success of garment boycott
Mizzima.com, India –
The Burma Campaign UK, a group advocating for human rights and democracy in Burma, said they welcome the decision by Cotton Traders, whose Product Director, …

Two Bombs Explode in Rangoon; One in Border Town
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Meanwhile, a bomb went off at a police station in Tachilek Township on the Thai-Burmese border on early Saturday. An officer at the police station said the …

With aid money going to the Delta, an imbalance forms in Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
After initial resistance by Myanmar’s junta, dollars are cascading into the Delta on a scale that this country has perhaps never seen. …

Time for Europe to confront Burma’s generals
Mizzima.com, India –
Additional concern is expressed for what Amnesty decries as positive remarks from members of the international community on the junta’s 7-step roadmap to …

Regime Still Impeding Relief Effort
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… aid supplies and military junta meddling. Burma’s ruling regime is bungling recovery efforts by insisting on controlling aid and relief workers, …

Burma: UN to Keep Spotlight on Junta
UNPO, Netherlands –
UN group will remain vigilant of Burma’s movements despite their ‘electoral and constitutional’ façade. A UN group on Myanmar vowed on Saturday [18 October …

TCG launches first periodic review of humanitarian relief and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The Tripartite Core Group (TCG), comprising ASEAN, the Government of Myanmar and the United Nations, launched the first TCG Periodic Review today to review …

Two bombs explode in Myanmar
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –
Bomb explosions are fairly common in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and the ruling junta usually blames anti-government dissident groups, either armed …

Arakanese Revolutionists Languish in Bangladesh Prisons
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
There are many human rights organizations in Bangladesh, but none of them are currently helping to obtain the release and protection of the revolutionists. …

Man killed by own bomb near Burma capital
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Terrorism is rare in Burma even though the country is troubled by a myriad of civil conflicts. The military government habitually blames either associates …

Myanmar official: Bomb blast in Yangon suburb kills 1
TREND Information, Azerbaijan –
A Myanmar official says a man was killed by a bomb blast at his home on the outskirts of Myanmar’s main city, the Associated Press reported. …

Artists in Myanmar must create under strict censorship (Feature)
Monsters and Critics.com –
‘Why, don’t you have dentists in Myanmar?’ asks the bewildered Indian doctor. ‘Yes, we do, but back home we’re not allowed to open our mouths,’ the Burmese …

Man dies in bomb blast north of Myanmar capital
Reuters South Africa, South Africa –
Bomb explosions are fairly common in the former Burma and the junta usually puts the blame on anti-government dissident groups, either armed ethnic groups …

The intricacies of UN, Ban Ki-moon’s role in Burma
China Post, Taiwan –
… ‘Group of Friends of the Secretary General on Myanmar.’ In the aftermath of cyclone Nargis, the UN Secretary General made a humanitarian visit to Burma. …

Myanmar’s junta had in the past blamed bombings on armed exile groups or ethnic rebels who have been battling the military rulers for decades. …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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