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World focus on Burma (27 October 2008)

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UN rights envoy calls for tangible progress before 2010
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 27, 2008 (DVB)–The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma has said democracy in Burma will take “generations” to achieve and called …

Labor camp escapee tells of harrowing tale
Mizzima.com, India –
They asked me if I knew 88 generation students, had any contact with them or with NLD party members. I replied, “I don’t know anyone you have asked about …

Slavery: Q&A
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The UN’s Office of the high commissioner for human rights defines the practice as a series of offences, including bonded servitude, sexual trafficking, …

Burma, N. Korean foreign ministers meet
USA Today –
Burma also is known as Myanmar. Burma’s top diplomat traveled to Pyongyang after attending the Asia-Europe Meeting — known as ASEM — in Beijing, a Burma …

Will civil strife recur in Burma?
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
Meanwhile, on Oct. 25, Asian and European leaders urged the ruling junta in Myanmar (Burma) to release detained politicians and lift restrictions on …

Political hypocrisy – don’t you hate it?
guardian.co.uk, UK –
There the naked assertion of power – the sword unsheathed – was all too visible to the former policeman in Burma. That, I think, may be a core lesson from …

Asian (con)Fusion: Release Aung San Suu Kyi
Independent, UK –
Clearly, it’s one thing for European countries that have little or no stake in Burma to call on the military junta to free prisoners and quite another for …

Authorities relax security on detained Burmese opposition leader
Mizzima.com, India –
But Nyo Ohn Myint, in-charge of the foreign affairs committee of the NLD in exile, said it could be in response to renewed pressure coming from the …

Asean Summit to move to Chiang Mai : PM
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Asean members, which includes Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, will be informed of the decision. …

BURMA: ‘Moving on’
Waterbury Republican American, CT –
In June 2007, the International Institute of Connecticut resettled 64 refugees from Myanmar (Burma) to Waterbury. Beginning in October 2007, …

Lessons from America’s election
Joy Online, Ghana –
… monstrous anger of all the guns and rifles in Burma Camp it is important to carry our democracy and electioneering process on the high plane of dignity. …

Security removed near Burma democracy leader house
Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s military junta has kept security and checkpoints along University Avenue in Rangoon for most of Aung San Suu Kyi’s stay under house arrest. …

Four NLD prisoners moved to Insein ‘dog cell’
Mizzima.com, India –
Drug traffickers can enjoy privileges in prison as elite prisoners by bribing prison authorities popularly known in Burmese prison jargon as ‘Parcel’, …

After disaster: information for life
Faxts – Life, Australia –

In the days after Burma was hit by cyclone Nargis in May 2008, Kyaw Kyaw was desperate. His house had survived the cyclone – just. …

Bali Yatra of Odisha
KalingaTimes, India –

The art and sculpture in the coastal areas of Myanmar were influence by the cultural traditions of Odisha. The maritime trade of Odisha is today a matter of …

Myanmar relaxes Aung San Suu kyi’s house arrest
Famagusta Gazette, Cyprus –

The Burmese military regime has relaxed the conditions of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest. Her party reports that checkpoints and …

On Burma, A Phony Realism
Washington Post, United States –
It praises the regime for allowing international aid to flow, admittedly after some delay, to victims of last spring’s Cyclone Nargis. …

SHRF MONTHLY REPORT – OCTOBER 2008
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
A few weeks after the cyclone Nargis, that had devastated a large area of the Irrawaddy delta region in lower Burma in early May, SPDC authorities of the …

Signs of change in Maldives
Express Buzz, India –
Even as allegations of human rights abuses kept pouring in and political prisoners kept filing into the jails, Gayoom won election after election with more …

Arroyo wants quick Asian action
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
ASEAN groups the Philippines, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The 10 nations, together with …

RIGHTS-BURMA: No Mercy For Women Political Activists
Inter Press Service, Italy –
By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Oct 26 (IPS) – When it comes to throwing pro-democracy activists in jail, Burma’s military regime does not discriminate …

Hmong National Development Joins Lao Movement for Human Rights in …
Media Newswire (press release), NY –
Hmong National Development, Inc. (HND), a Washington, DC national non-profit corporation lauded the recent communique of the Lao Movement for Human Rights …

Security reduced near Suu Kyi home: report
ABC Online, Australia –
Authorities in Burma are reported to have removed barbed wire barriers and reduced security around the the home of the detained democracy leader Aung San …

Junta removes barricades from Suu Kyi home
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Rangoon (dpa) – The Burmese military junta has removed barricades from around the home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, witnesses reported Sunday. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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