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World focus on Burma (21 October 2008)

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Release of Suu Kyi key to progress: Ban
Mizzima.com, India –
In his report to the UN General Assembly on the human rights situation in Burma, Ban said there is no alternative to political dialogue to ensure that all …

Increasing bomb blasts worry Rangoon residents
Mizzima.com, India –
by Zarni & Mungpi Chiang Mai – Burma’s state media on Tuesday blamed a bomb blast on Sunday evening that killed a man in Rangoon’s suburban township of …

BURMA: Asia Europe Summit Can Help
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Geoffrey Barrett, an advisor on relations with Asia to the European Commission, said that there was a “time when Burma/Myanmar dominated” discussions held …

UN Chief Says He’s Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Ban Ki-moon told a New York news briefing on Monday: “It remains a source of frustration that meaningful steps have yet to be taken by the Myanmar [Burma] …

HIV Patients Have Long Wait for Drugs
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

According to a military government report in 2006, there are about 300000 HIV patients in Burma. Tragically, the availability of ARV drugs, either from the …

ICG Urges Cooperation with Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In its report Burma/Myanmar after Nargis: Time to Normalise Aid Relations published on Monday, ICG said that the international community “should build on …

Man Killed in Blast Was Bomb Maker: Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… New Light of Myanmar daily, he fled illegally across the border to Thailand last year after anti-junta protests had been violently suppressed by Burmese …

Western aid policy toward Burma outdated: ICG
Mizzima.com, India –
“The international community should build on the unprecedented cooperation between the Myanmar [Burma] government and humanitarian agencies following …

Smile As They Bow
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News The debut of one of Burma’s leading writers, Nu Nu Yi, into the English-language literary arena has been met with critical acclaim. …

Indonesia ratifies ASEAN charter
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Its proposed new rights body is toothless and the charter has no provision to sanction members such as Burma, where the junta has kept democracy leader Aung …

Myanmar blast victim was ex-monk turned bombmaker: state media
AFP –

State-run media in September accused two members of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) of bombing …

Burmese magazine’s October issue postponed due to heavy censorship
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Similarly, many poems from this month’s issue of “Kalyar”, “Cherry”, “Myanmar Thit”, “Mahaythi” and other magazines were also rejected. …

Unblocking the message?
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Not Burma. Yangon agents infiltrate “virtually all organizations.” The junta brutally suppressed the September 2007 “Saffron Revolution”: peaceful …

Defendants withdraw power from lawyers
Mizzima.com, India –
Lawyer Phoe Phyu said the junta authorities have allowed them lawyers according to the criminal law act No. 340 and the law of prison act No. 40. …

Chinese oil firm accused of abuses, contamination in Myanmar
TopNews, India –
“Corporations and their supporting governments engaged in the oil and gas sector in Burma must ensure they follow international standards on local people’s …

Symposium Highlights Trailblazing Eco-Artists
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun, NY –
… document issues of human rights or political activism. The advent of technologies, such as cell phone cameras, allowed monks demonstrating in Burma last …

Peace Worker Receives Award
Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release), Australia –
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Lisa Singh, has welcomed the recognition of human rights champion Anna Crotty with the Pride of Australia Peace …

Keep Asia high on foreign policy list
Indianapolis Star, United States –
Only when there are crises — North Korea’s nuclear test, the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (Burma), or civil unrest in Tibet — does Asia grab headlines. …

More aid ‘will reform Burma’
The Times, South Africa –
An increased flow of foreign aid into Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis would help improve people’s lives and foster democratic reform in the military-run nation …

Myanmar’s Failure to Talk With Suu Kyi Frustrates UN, Ban Says
Bloomberg –
The junta in the country formerly known as Burma has failed to respond to UN proposals “to improve the credibility and inclusiveness of the political …

Yangon bomb blast victim identified as perpetrator himself
Xinhua, China –
YANGON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — The man killed in a recent bomb explosion in a satellite township in Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon has been officially …

Post-Cyclone Aid Divides Myanmar
New York Times, United States –

A farmer passing by rice paddies in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, several hundred miles northwest of the Irrawaddy Delta. Foreign aid has flowed into …

ON THE COUCH: Grainne Murphy is a speech and language therapist …
Irish Times, Ireland –

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Simon Cowell and rugby player Dave Wallace. A night out with my college friends in Galway. …

Myanmar reversal could open door
Middle East Times, Egypt –
The report, titled “Burma/Myanmar After Nargis: Time to Normalize Aid Relations,” calls on the international community to pursue greater engagement with …

UN’s Ban says frustrated by Myanmar inaction
Reuters India, India –
Ban’s special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, last visited the former Burma in August, but failed to wring concessions from the junta or to meet opposition leader …

One Dead in Burma Blasts
Radio Free Asia, DC –
State media accused two members of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party of planting the bomb. …

The 4th Burmese Empire with Nuclear Weapon
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
A secondary interest is the concern of US citizens of Burmese origin as most of the Myanmar tribe will side with the Junta once the 4th Burmese empire is …

On Monday a Burmese armed student rebel group, Vigorous Burmese Students Warrior (VBSW), have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bomb blast. …

EU to raise Burma at Asia-Europe Meeting
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The draft emphasises that the number of political prisoners has increased significantly to more than 2000, including NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

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