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World focus on Burma (3 November 2008)

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Burmese women’s rights “intact”: Junta’s ambassador tells UN
Mizzima.com, India –
And the problems associated with women are also handled effectively by the civilian group Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation (MWAF), which critics had …

Two more defence lawyers prosecuted
Mizzima.com, India –
“Lawyers in Burma do not enjoy freedom during judicial proceedings. Their rights to submitting the complaint arguing in court on behalf of their clients are …

REGIME IN BURMA STILL RESTRICTING ACCESS AFTER CYCLONE NARGIS
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
… the Irrawaddy Delta after the cyclone, the junta’s restrictions on humanitarian access continue to obstruct aid workers in Burma,’ continues Mr Hasan. …

Myanmar activists losing powerful ally: Laura Bush
International Herald Tribune, France –
Despite the praise, it is questionable whether their efforts have significantly helped Myanmar’s democracy movement. The generals remain firmly in power, …

Bangladesh mobilizes warships over Burma gas tensions

The Standard, Hong Kong –

Bangladesh’s foreign minister Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said he had warned Myanmar’s envoy to Dhaka that ”all steps would be taken to protect the …

Obama, McCain Have Totally Different Worldviews

NewsMax.com, FL –

Can you imagine an Arab democracy in that neighborhood? One good apple ruins the whole rotten bunch! The American pattern seems rather strongly to suggest …

Life is Still a Struggle Six Months after the Cyclone

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING Six months after Cyclone Nargis, inhabitants of the devastated regions of Burma are still struggling to survive, with many reliant on …

Rights & Wrongs: Burma, Niger, Migrant Workers and More

World Politics Review –

BURMA LEADER MARKS 13 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT — The first lady of Burmese politics, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, marked 13 years under house arrest …

Pope to visit Burma

Spero News –

By UCA News Pope Benedict XVI says he is ready to make a stopover in Myanmar if he visits another Asian country, Archbishop Charles Maung Bo of Yangon told …

Obama on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

So, with the Illinois senator apparently on the threshold of a four-year American presidency, what does his policy on Burma likely to be? …

Authorities Harass Activists’ Defense Lawyers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Last Thursday, Nyi Nyi Htwe, who represented 11 youth members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was sentenced to six months imprisonment for …

Myanmar’s farmers pay for China’s oil thirst

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

1. China in Burma: The Increasing Involvement of Chinese Multinational Corporations in Myanmar’s Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, and Mining Sectors.

Junta Invites Gambari to Visit Burma Again

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Officials said that the Burmese junta and the UN are currently engaged in negotiations over various aspects of Gambari’s visit. Prominent among these are …

Vote for Than Shwe

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

In case you don’t recognize the name, Than Shwe is the head of Myanmar’s military junta, once known as the State Law and Order Restoration Council, …

India’s Burma Policy Built on Shifting Sands

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By engaging with the Burmese junta, India feels better served. To many, this looks as if India has adopted a double-standard policy toward Burma. …

New airport for popular tourist beach
Mizzima.com, India –
An official at the Htoo Company, which maintains close relations with the Burmese military junta, said surveying work for the airport’s construction has …

Asian Views of America’s Role in Asia 2008
Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –
These include the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India; the 2008 Nargis cyclone in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma); and devastating …

Obama’s presidency would benefit Asean
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
Both US and EU have up until now imposed the toughest sanction regime against the Burmese junta and its leaders. That hard-lined approach would not change …

The case against humanitarian intervention
Globe and Mail, Canada –
Proponents are, of course, never sure who they are going to save, but consider the situations in Sudan, Somalia and Burma. In Sudan, we see a genocidal …

Bangladesh ire over Burmese sea intrusion
Mizzima.com, India –
The Burmese vessels were spied in the deep sea block 08-13, foreign ministry sources said. Myanmar’s Ambassador to Bangladesh U Phae Thann Oo was summoned …

PARKER: Laura Bush has done her part to help the world
Kansas City Star, MO –
… Page Editor Fred Hiatt wrote about Burma, where Laura Bush has played a leading role in pushing for release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Asia’s Top New Wineries
Wines-Info.Com, China –
Myanmar (Burma): Sometimes mistaken for the limestone-rich, rolling hills of Tuscany, the vineyards of Aythaya are the first and only to inhabit Myanmar …

Bangladesh protests Burma against sea intrusion
Mizzima.com, India –
Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh U Phae Thann Oo was called to the Foreign office in the capital on the day to receive Dhaka’s protest note against the …

Myanmar: New Constitution Published In English
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
A bilingual edition of the 457-article constitution in English and Burmese went on sale Saturday (1 Nov) at government bookshops for 2000 kyat ($1.60). …

Hope dawns in post-Nargis Burma
BBC News, UK –
“I think the storm, as tragic as it was, at least demonstrated to the regime that the international community does care about people in Myanmar (Burma),” he …

Rule of law only panacea to protect North Indian migrants
Times of India, India –
During British rule, the work force even crossed the shores to settle in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Burma (now Myanmar), West Indies and even Fiji. …

Different playbooks aimed at balancing Asia’s powers
The Japan Times, Japan –
And both, while recognizing a common commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law, obligate the two sides to work together to build …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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