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World focus on Burma (22 October 2008)

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Aid Groups Say Burma Continues Rights Abuses in Eastern States
Voice of America –
By Ron Corben A new report says an increased troop presence in eastern Burma has led to tens of thousands of people being displaced because of human rights …

Musings and Expectations of the 2008 US Presidential Election
The Epoch Times, NY –
China is behind almost every country that stomps on human rights, including terrorist countries such as North Korea, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Iran and Burma. …

Australia expands list of names on sanctions list
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News Chiang Mai – Australia on Wednesday announced the expansion of financial sanctions against Burma’s ruling generals, saying the move aims at …

Australia Imposes Expanded Sanctions Against Myanmar
AHN –
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith told the parliament the government will continue to seek political progress and move toward democracy in Burma. …

Australia targets Burmese officials in new sanctions
ABC Online, Australia –
Sanctions were first imposed after the military junta’s crackdown on protests led by Buddhist monks in September last year. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen …

Austria extends Burma financial sanction
The Age, Australia –
Australia will extend financial sanctions targeted at members of Burma’s elite, aimed at encouraging its military junta to move towards democracy. …

Australia extends sanctions against Myanmar junta
International Herald Tribune, France –
… 418 people announced a year ago after the junta brutally crushed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. …

Media foundation honors Burmese woman journalist
Mizzima.com, India –
Burma’s official New Light of Myanmar newspaper once issued a “last warning,” implying that if she did not cease reporting they would kill her. …

He said Win did not attend the event for fear her family would be in danger if she left Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Win, 54, was one of three women to …

Mayor Bloomberg and Media Luminaries Honor Women Journalists
The Epoch Times, NY –
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) honored three women journalists from Afghanistan, Cyprus, and Myanmar for their courage and sacrifice …

Burmese Journalist Wins Major Press Award
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“I have pledged to work as a journalist in my own country, Myanmar [Burma], to serve the people and country with a firm belief that a free and independent …

Newswomen receive Courage in Journalism Awards
International Herald Tribune, France –
A New York ceremony Tuesday honored Aye Aye Win, a correspondent for The Associated Press in Myanmar. Other honorees included the managing editor of Pajhwok …

Ban on rice export lifted
Mizzima.com, India –
by Phanida Chiang Mai – The Burmese military junta has lifted the ban on the export of rice after five months in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis lashing …

Self policing hasn’t stopped big oil abuses
FinalCall.com, IL –
The US-owned Chevron Corp. has a contract with Burma’s military junta to provide security for its operations along the vast Yadama pipeline area, …

Roundtable: Khin Nyunt’s legacy
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
We believed that by working with armed ceasefire groups, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD and other political groups and the Tatmadaw [armed forces], …

Burmese dissident Zarganar honored for pro-democracy struggle
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
… in the Insein prison in Myanmar, for “bringing aid to the victims of cyclone Nargis,” and “denouncing the misdeeds of the reigning military junta. …

NLD Secretary U Lwin Suffers Stroke, Chairman Aung Shwe also Ill
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE One of the secretaries of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), U Lwin, has suffered a stroke, NLD spokesman Nyan Win said on …

Make Burma ‘ungovernable’
Mizzima.com, India –
Again and again, sporadic and occasional uprisings against the Burmese military junta have proven that genuine democratic reform is unachievable without the …

Falling Rubber Prices Hit Burmese Companies
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… caused many Burmese companies to curtail exports and temporarily shut down, according to one company official in Rangoon. Myanmar Rubber Products Co., …

Burmese increasingly forced to seek greener pastures abroad
Mizzima.com, India –
“Limited employment prospects in Myanmar [Burma] encourage many to look for opportunities in other countries.” The only out-migration country in the …

Myanmar’s failed non-violent opposition
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
Among the best known are the National Coalition Government for the Union of Burma, headed by Dr Sein Win, Suu Kyi’s cousin, the All-Burma Student’s …

Call for refugee aid
The Wimmera Mail Times, Australia –
Wimmera RAR member Jan Stoller said the Karen refugees were literally prisoners in camps on the border of Myanmar, formerly Burma, and Thailand. …

There’s an empty chair saved for Burma’s funny man
Toronto Star,  Canada –
… event in the same way that he has spent much of the past 20 years: imprisoned in a Rangoon cell by the military rulers of Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Only peace protects freedoms in post-9/11 world
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
In Burma (170th), run by a xenophobic and inflexible junta, journalists and intellectuals, even foreign ones, have for years been viewed as enemies by the …

India’s interventionist policies in its neighbourhood
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Truncated Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Burma, Tibet are victims of Indian intrigues. None is able to do much because of India’s …

UK ranked 23rd for press freedom
guardian.co.uk, UK –
China was just ahead of Vietnam, Cuba, Burma, and Turkmenistan, but behind Iran, which was 166th. Rival emerging superpower India came in at 118th. …

Philippines: 45 EU, Asian Leaders To Meet In Beijing
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
Aside from global economic crisis, the leaders are also set to discuss the human rights situation in Asian countries, like Burma and China and to resume the …

66000 people displaced by army abuses in Burma
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma Border Consortium or TBBC, which provides aid to hundreds of thousands of refugees who flee Burma, said in a new report that the junta’s actions could …

… to Myanmar, which in September 2007 shot peacefully protesting monks dead in the street, and this year blocked and then stole assistance to Burmese …

New participants in China-ASEAN Expo
CCTV, China –
Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar will have their own theme halls during the Expo. ASEAN member nations say they plan to send 13 …

America Ignores Asia “At Our Own Peril,” Declares Lee Hamilton ’52
DePauw University, IN –
October 22, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. – “Only when there are crises — North Korea’s nuclear test, the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (Burma), or civil unrest …

Indonesia is last country to ratify Asean charter
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
He said he hoped the charter would bring human rights improvements in rogue Asean states like Burma. “Once the charter is formed, we will see how serious …

EU looks forward to taming Asian giants at ASEM Beijing Summit
New Europe, Belgium –
… Development co-operation on Millienuium Development Goals, Labour employment and social cohesion, Human rights. On the question of Burma, Lay Hwee said, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm

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