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World focus on Burma (23 October 2008)

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NLD Chairman stable
Mizzima.com, India –
Secretary U Lwin was a member of the State Council and the Deputy Prime Minister of the State during the days of the Burma Socialist Programme Party and …

Reviewed by: Randall Larson
Music From the Movies, UK –
A team of missionaries seeking to bring medicine to the abused populace of adjacent Burma (Myanmar) asks for his help in ferrying them across the border. …

Veteran protestor vows to continue demonstrations
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After leaving Burma, Tun Than once tried to enter Burma to stage a demonstration to mark opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 61st birthday on 19 June …

Free Aung San Suu Kyi
The Age, Australia –
The NLD and its allies gained 82% of the total vote in what was the last free and fair election in Burma. The military, in power since a coup in 1962, …

BURMA: Cyclone Relief – Distrust of Junta Deters Donors
Inter Press Service, Italy –
… reform that ushers an open, vibrant democracy has not worked, reveals the 33-page ‘Burma/Myanmar After Nargis: Time to Normalise Aid Relations. …

“No Child” leaving charter school behind?
Christian Science Monitor, MA –

As a high school student in Burma, she studied with a private tutor. Next door lived a slim, earnest, university student named Myo Naing. …

Europe and Asia Leaders meet in Beijing for 7th ASEM Summit
ABHaber, Belgium –
… international and regional developments (including counter-terrorism, nuclear disarmament, Burma/Myanmar, the Korean Peninsular), trade and investment, …

Amnesty urges EU to denounce Myanmar rights abuses
International Herald Tribune, France –
AP BRUSSELS, Belgium: Amnesty International says this week’s summit of leaders from Asia and the European Union should address Myanmar’s human rights record …

Who isn’t bombing Rangoon
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
His family expected them to interrogate him about the relief work he had done since Cyclone Nargis struck in May, and the interviews he had given with …

One woman’s literary mission
Toronto Star,  Canada –
Among the greatest dangers she faced: crossing the jungle border from Thailand back and forth into Burma (aka Myanmar), where she documented stories of …

Democracies losing battle for press freedom abroad
Mizzima.com, India –
RSF describes Burma as a country “run by a xenophobic and inflexible junta” in which “journalists and intellectuals, even foreign ones, have for years been …

Registration deadline for illegally imported motorcycles extended
Mizzima.com, India –
But the Burmese military junta authorities in Muse, Kyukok-Panseng in northern Shan State and Myitkyina town in Kachin State announced the extension of the …

Army operations force closure of schools, clinics
Mizzima.com, India –
The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA, which is waging war against the junta, said that Infantry Battalion (IB) 401, 407 of the Burmese Army and IB 907, …

Burmese Americans ponder their Presidential choice
Mizzima.com, India –
They also worry that the soft approach of Mr. Obama might not work well when up against the Burmese military junta, while concerned that an Obama …

Asia, Europe urged to exert pressure on Myanmar
Business Day, South Africa –
“Silence over the human rights abuses in today’s Burma isn’t an option anymore for ASEM leaders.” Myanmar has been pursuing its own “roadmap” to democracy, …

Human Rights Group Seeks Release Of Myanmar Political Prisoners
Bernama, Malaysia –
Yet, she remains committed to a peaceful, political solution that is needed now more than ever for the people of Burma (Myanmar),” said the network of human …

Madeleine Albright
Time Out New York, NY –

The third is Aung San Suu Kyi, in Burma, who has been so brave in standing up for what she believes in. I met her, I met all of them, and their common …

‘Up to ASEM’ to pressure Myanmar, says Human Rights Watch
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
“Since Burma’s [Myanmar’s] rulers have stonewalled on the efforts by the UN to bring about real change, its up to ASEM ministers to send a message that sham …

Burma: Asian and European Leaders Should Press for Reforms
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Ibrahim Gambari, the UN secretary-general’s special adviser on Myanmar, failed to gain any concessions during two visits to Burma in 2008, …

66000 people displaced by Myanmar army abuses
Daily Times, Pakistan –
The Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC), which provides aid to hundreds of thousands of refugees who flee Myanmar, formally known as Burma, …

Wanted monk flees to Thailand border
Mizzima.com, India –
He was under surveillance of Burmese intelligence agencies. He was wanted by the Burmese military junta for his involvement in street demonstrations against …

The Case Against a League of Democracies
Foreign Affairs Magazine –
… would welcome the league’s intervention in Myanmar (also called Burma), for example, just because the league included Southeast Asia’s democracies. …

Witnesses Barred from Burmese Dissidents’ Trial
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC –
Among the defendants are many leaders of the 1988 student uprising against the junta. Burmese sources said those trials from Hlaing Tharyar and Kamaryut …

Myanmar police free local magazine journalist
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar have released a magazine journalist detained for almost two months on suspicion of providing news to an exile-run …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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