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World focus on Burma (24 October 2008)

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EU must grasp ‘rare opportunity’ to press for release of political …
Amnesty International UK, UK –
Amnesty International today called on European Union leaders to grasp the opportunity of a rare meeting with Burma’s military junta to press for significant …

‘Humanitarian Space’ Still on the Agenda
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… agencies to deliver emergency aid to the survivors,” the ICG said in a report titled ‘Burma/Myanmar after Nargis: Time to Normalise Aid Relations. …

ASEM Summit in Beijing Opens
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burmese Premier Gen Thein Sein was visiting China before the summit began, but has since returned to Burma. The state-run, The New Light of Myanmar, …

Burmese Junta Sentences NLD Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
She was injured and arrested when Aung San Suu Kyi’s supporters were brutally ambushed by thugs backed by the junta in Depayin, Sagaging Division in …

UN Chief Not Likely to Achieve Much with Visit: Win Tin
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He also called for the release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, and urged the regime to makes its “road map” to civilian rule …

World Looks to Beijing for Financial Crisis Help
Spiegel Online, Germany –

The group, for example, has been unable to exert any influence of note on Burma’s ruling junta nor has it had an affect on Chinese human rights policies. …

Chinese Oil Giant Accused of Human Rights Abuses in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Golden Aaron is registered in Singapore but is owned by Burmese businessman Steven Law. Asia World has close connections with the Burmese junta chiefs and …

Junta Must Withdraw Constitution: KNU
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s oldest and largest ethnic rebel group, the Karen National Union (KNU), strongly condemned the ruling junta’s state constitution, …

Weekly Business Roundup (October 24, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… percent of cyclone aid cash forcibly converted into Burmese kyat via Foreign Exchange Certificates with the junta-controlled Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank. …

Trade with China rising sharply
Mizzima.com, India –
In the aftermath of the Burmese junta’s brutal crackdown on monk-led protests against government policies in September of last year, in which at least 31 …

Burma joins China-ASEAN trade Expo
Mizzima.com, India –
Led by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Burmese entrepreneurs have put up 82 pavilions at the trade Expo being held …

Renewed calls for Suu Kyi’s release
Mizzima.com, India –
by Zarni Chiang Mai – The United States has reiterated its call for Burma’s military junta to immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned opposition …

Myanmar Rights Group Appeals For Release Of Suu Kyi
RTT News, NY –
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 …

Bye Bye, Big Brother
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Big Brother’s disappearance from the daily life of the Burmese people is one positive act by the junta that the people can celebrate. …

Burma’s democratic opposition faces trying times
Mizzima.com, India –
… in lieu of shifting international power paradigms is said to be the question of how to approach the Burmese junta’s proposed 2010 general election.

EU’s award for activist vexes China
Toronto Star,  Canada –
Previous winners include South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The award carries a prize equivalent to about $80000. …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer has requested another meeting with her to discuss an appeal against her detention, …

Sakharov prize awarded to Chinese dissident
EUobserver.com, Belgium –
… resolution on Thursday, also called for the summit to press Burma to release the over 2000 political prisoners put behind bars by the military junta. …

WiMAX Broadband connection by private firm in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
The government sector company Myanmar Teleport under the Myanmar Communication Corporation had started this service six months ago and now a private firm …

US, EU Call for Release of Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA NEW YORK — The release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi should be the first step towards the reintegration of Burma with the …

Democracy in Burma Will Take Generations: UN Official
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… who said in a statement: “I am encouraged by Quintana’s openness and candor in highlighting the fact that Myanmar [Burma] is going through a unique …

Pyapon rice farmers expecting low yield
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
More than 50 villages in the township were severely affected by Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed many of the rice plants they had already planted for the …

Burmese Rice Begins to Enter Bangladesh
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
… the production of rice is expected to decline during the paddy season after the main rice producing region in Burma was struck by Cyclone Nargis. #

Third Committee approves texts on World Assembly on ageing, year …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The representative of the United States, referring to the country of Myanmar as Burma, highlighted the parts of the report that detailed serious flaws in …

Lustre for life
AsiaOne, Singapore –

“But it will be a misconception to think that only the rubies from Burma are good,” Ms Thum says. “Quality rubies can be found in many other countries such …

Suu Kyi Marks 13th Year of House Arrest by Myanmar’s Military
Bloomberg –
… party won Myanmar’s last elections in 1990. The results were rejected by the military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962. …

China enraged by EU’s human rights accolade for ‘criminal’
Irish Independent, Ireland –
Past winners include Nelson Mandela, the former South African President; Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner; and Kofi Annan, …

Surpressing Burma’s ‘beacon’
Washington Times, DC –

Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s most famous political prisoners, completes 13 years under house arrest on Friday, refusing to leave Burma for freedom …

Human rights steps urged
Straits Times, Singapore –
UNITED NATIONS – THE United Nations’ independent expert on human rights in Myanmar said on Thursday he is asking its military regime to implement four key …

Burma’s Suu Kyi Under Arrest For 13 Years
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
… or stepped-up armed struggle, to overthrow the entrenched junta in Burma, which the regime prefers be called Myanmar. Burma is described as an Orwellian …

Human rights steps urged
Straits Times, Singapore –
WASHINGTON – THE United States on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest by renewing its call for Myanmar’s military rulers …

Chinese dissident’s human rights award sours EU-China summit
The Australian, Australia –
Past winners include Nelson Mandela, the former South African President, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner and Kofi Annan, …

Burma’s Suu Kyi Under Arrest For 13 Years
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
“On Friday, October 24th, Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent a total of 13 years in detention,” announced Britain’s Burma Campaign, an activist group which …

The most famous is National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest. Quintana did not meet her during his four-day …

EU honours jailed Chinese dissident
IrishExaminer.com, Ireland –

Past winners include former South African leader Nelson Mandela, detained Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and former UN secretary general Kofi …

Reports on womens’ rights heard in Geneva
Spero News –
The committee asked Myanmar to explain whether “women have a right to terminate a pregnancy resulting from sexual violence.” The committee also criticized …

US presses Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi
AFP –
Myanmar — whose former name Burma is still used by the United States and other Western nations — has been ruled by successive military juntas since 1962, …

AI wants Burma rights issue raised at Asem
Business Mirror, Philippines –
In a letter to the presidency, AI said the EU should take the opportunity to address continuing rights abuses in Burma, renamed Myanmar by its …

US calls for Suu Kyi’s release
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
AP The United States is calling on Myanmar’s military leaders to immediately release democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who marks a total of 13 years …

Jailed Chinese Dissident Wins EU Prize
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC –
Previous winners include former South African President Nelson Mandela, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng. …

By VOA News Amnesty International is urging the European Union to raise concerns about Burma’s human rights situation during the Europe-Asia summit in …

Religious freedom, defended by civil society, neglected by governments
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
AsiaNews has also contributed to documenting the violations of this fundamental right, which Benedict XVI has called the “cornerstone” of human rights. …

Long battle for Suu Kyi
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
It has been extremely unfortunate for the people of Burma and Suu Kyi since 1988. Whenever the international community came together, something happened …

Asian, EU leaders meet in China
Manila Bulletin, Philippines –
BEIJING (Reuters) — Asian and European leaders gathering for a summit in Beijing should put pressure on military-ruled Myanmar(formerly Burma) to improve …

Monk flees brutality in Burma
Guardian Weekly, UK –
October 24 marks 14 years of house arrest for Burma’s democratic leader elect Aung San Suu Kyi. There are about 2000 political prisoners currently being …

Turning words into action
Pasadena Weekly, CA –

… to policies that violate the human rights of immigrants and the Third World poor — all deal with our nation’s potential as a force for either good or …

Freedom of the press: The worldwide struggle continues
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –

… that purports to be a beacon for the rest of the world as far as human-rights protections and freedom of thought and of expression are concerned. …

First female secretary of state, time traveler
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 …

Human rights: political rights abuses in Venezuela, massacres in …
Europees Parlament (persbericht), Belgium –
In three resolutions on democracy and human rights adopted at the end of this week’s Strasbourg plenary session, the European Parliament condemns the use of …

Amnesty urges EU to denounce Myanmar rights abuses
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
Myanmar joined in 2004 despite reservations of the EU, which has imposed diplomatic and economic sanctions on the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma …

ASEM: send clear message to Myanmar
Amnesty International EU, Belgium –
(Brussels, 23 October) Given the rare opportunity to sit down with representatives of Myanmar’s military junta, Amnesty International strongly urges the …

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. …

World ‘must unite to tackle crisis’
The Press Association –
However, in a sign of Europe’s enduring political differences with China, the European Parliament gave the EU’s top human rights award to Chinese dissident …

Europe asks Hanoi to end “systematic violation” of human rights
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The parliament finally asks the Vietnamese government to cooperate actively with UN agencies on human rights, inviting the special relator on religious …




Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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