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World focus on Burma (31 October 2008)

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BURMA: China’s Thirst for Oil Ignores Environment, Rights

IPS, Italy –

Concerns about the cost of letting China tighten its grip on the natural resources in Burma (or Myanmar) has also been expressed by other groups, …

Welcome to Prague: first Myanmar refugees resettle in Czech Republic

Reuters AlertNet, UK –

In Burma we’re not allowed to learn or to live in a peaceful environment.” Another refugee, Biak Hnin, also a Chin, agreed that “we’re extremely excited to …

Min Ko Naing Transferred
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The joint-secretary of Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP-Burma), Bo Kyi, said that the nine members of the 88 Generation …

Detained 88 student leaders transferred
Mizzima.com, India –
88 generation students – Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Hla Myo Naung, Htay Kywe, Mya Aye, Nyan Linn, Phyone Cho, Aung Thu, and Aung Naing – were transferred on …

Rumors of Suu Kyi’s release prove unfounded
Mizzima.com, India –
… arrested in May 2003, after her motorcade was attacked by a junta-backed mob in the town of Depayin while she was on a political tour of upper Burma. …

Thailand needs to show leadership quality
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
During his visit to Beijing and the Asia-Europe Meeting, he did make comments on the situation in Burma – calling for assistance to help Burma with economic …

Karen rebel outpost seized
Mizzima.com, India –
The KNU has been fighting Burma’s central government for nearly 60 years for the right to self-determination. Last year, there were more than 1000 …

The Real (and Frightening) Ghosts of the World
LiveScience.com, NY –
In the 1960s, anthropologist Medford Spiro wrote about the place of ghosts in the culture of Myanmar, then known as Burma. He was interested in how ghosts …

Islamic groups involved in sophisticated bomb attacks: police
CBC.ca, Canada –
India’s northeast, an isolated region wedged between Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar with only a thin corridor connecting it to the rest of India, …

Water Shortage Threatens Thousands in Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING A water crisis is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of cyclone survivors in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta, the international aid agency …

Sophisticated attack leaves 77 dead in India
The Associated Press –
India’s northeast — an isolated region wedged between Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar with only a thin corridor connecting it to the rest of India …

Myanmar six months-on: Nway’s Story
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Throughout the fallout from Cyclone Nargis the farmers of the village have been trying to start over, despite very little outside assistance. …

Villages linked to Nalanda university located
Deccan Herald, India –
On any given day 10000 students coming from as far as Korea , Japan , China , Tibet , Indonesia , Sri Lanka , Burma (now Myanmar ), Turkey and other …

Apogee to Launch Performing Arts Programs Across South Asia
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
… with developments already underway in Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as well as with institutions responsible for …

US ties with ASEAN set to expand if Obama wins
AFP –
“Rather, the United States should work with ASEAN to ensure that Burma (Myanmar) lives up to its obligation as an ASEAN member,” he said. …

Burma’s Junta Targets Women in Human Rights Violations: “I am …
The Women’s International Perspective, CA –
by Cheery Zahau • Tluang Ngam, 46, is one of the few political prisoners released by the Burmese junta after the Saffron Revolution. …

Myanmar court sentences nine activists for disrupting prison trial
JURIST –
Most of the nine activists are leading members of the Burmese opposition 88 Generation Students movement [BBC backgrounder], a group of pro-democracy …

Human Rights Agenda for the New Administration
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
The next US president will take office at a time when the credibility and effectiveness of the United States in combating human rights abuses abroad has …

Burma Jails Lawyers for Contempt
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC –
He—my friend, the lawyer—went to discuss this.” Original reporting in Burmese by Ko Nay Lin and Tin Aung Khine. Burmese service director: Nancy Shwe. …

Shwe Gas Movement Wraps Up a Series of Meetings and Files an …
Earthrights.org, DC –
Breaches range from a failure to conduct an environmental impact assessment to a failure to respect human rights in connection to the project. …

Rohingyas are the only one ethnic community of Burma who have no right to citizenship of Burma and thus they have been deprived of the accompanying rights …

Gem Traders Worldwide to Fight Burma Ban
Jewelers Circular Keystone Online, NY –

Previously the law banned gems bought directly from Burma but not those traded via other countries. Dave Mathieson from Human Rights Watch told Radio …

Defense lawyers sentenced to six month prison terms
Mizzima.com, India –
by Huai Pi New Delhi – Two defense lawyers who are representing National League for Democracy (NLD) members were sentenced today by the Northern District .

Companies and human rights
Economist, UK –
Bowoto v Chevron is likely to test how the American legal system can be applied to human rights in other countries. The civil suit is being brought under …

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW MECHANISM COULD …
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
He turned then to the situation in Burma/Myanmar, at which point, on a point of order, the representative of Myanmar asked the delegate from the United …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm

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  1. “Helping poeple to Survive”

    water from AIR – WERI NGO Emergency Response
    WATER AND ENERGY RELIEF INTERNATIONAL

    werievents

    October 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm


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