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World focus on Burma (4 November 2008)

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Fund crunch halts on going projects till 2010
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News Rangoon – Financial constraints have caught up with the Burmese military junta even as the 2010 general elections approach, …

ASEAN chief confident Thai political unrest won’t affect summit
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
Because the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) anti-government coaltion continues occupying Government House, coupled with confrontations and occasional …

Obama still angry about attacks on his wife
Examiner.com –

The former teacher and librarian told the press she decided to add human rights situations to her agenda after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. …

Military censors send privately-owned media directive with 10 …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
As well as the traditionally-banned subjects such as democracy, the plight of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi or the economic and social crisis, …

Burma’s Stolen Elections
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Now the junta is promising to hold elections in 2010. Meanwhile, most opposition members are behind bars, where many of them have been since winning the …

Burmese Archbishop Says Pope Ready to Visit Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… Charles Maung Bo told UCA News, “He would be ready to make a short visit to Myanmar [Burma] if he chooses to visit one of the countries in Asia. …

Burma a Priority Issue: UN Chief
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… process in Myanmar,” he said, adding that he hoped the Indian government would also help in facilitating Burma’s democratization process. …

Daewoo Named in Human Rights Complaint
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
It says Daewoo’s plan to construct a trans-Burma gas pipeline to China “poses an unreasonably high risk of more serious and widespread human rights and …

Gleaming Cindy finally steps out of shadows
This is London, UK –
As a philanthropist, she funds emergency medical missions to war-torn countries and is outspoken on human rights in Burma. Initially reluctant to fully …

Lloyds under pressure over Burma
Director of Finance online, UK –
Not only is Levene the Chairman at Lloyd’s, he is also a director at Total – the energy company that has signed deals with the Burmese junta to pursue gas …

Myanmar activists losing powerful ally: Laura Bush
Tri Parish Times, LA –
They also have won tough sanctions aimed at isolating Myanmar, also known as Burma. Activists in the country say her support has been invaluable. …

First lady a noble crusader
The Spokesman Review, WA –
… Page Editor Fred Hiatt wrote about Burma, where the first lady has played a leading role in pushing for release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Forced to be Free
The MIT Tech, MA –
Indeed, at the heart of the debate is the very definition of democracy. Although it comes in various forms and varieties, democracy is based on two core …

Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta recovering 6 months after Nargis – Feature
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Yangon/Singapore – Many young women in Myanmar’s (Burma’s) Irrawaddy delta region have stopped wearing their hair traditionally long, word goes. …

THAILAND: Anti-Coup Movement Strikes Back
Inter Press Service, Italy –
‘’They want to take us backward; to become another Burma,’’ adds the man who only has a fourth grade education. ‘’We need to go forward. …

NGOs and the victim industry
Le Monde Diplomatique, France –
There must be universal human rights – a worthy premise, but problematic. You create victims whom you can save. Then you assert the right to have access to …

Welcoming new UNSC members: Turkey
Today’s Zaman, Turkey –
But together we can bring peace to troubled lands, advance human rights and, as President Bush said in his farewell to the UN, “build a world that is freer, …

THE STANLEY FOUNDATION: AMERICA AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
It could bring concerted pressure to bear on tyrants in Burma or Zimbabwe, with or without Moscow’s and Beijing’s approval. …

The Case Against Humanitarian Intervention
American Enterprise Institute, DC –
Proponents are never sure who they are going to save, but consider the situations in Sudan, Somalia and Burma. In Sudan, we see a genocidal civil war. …

Laura Bush
Politicker KY, KY –

Today, Bush praised McConnell, calling him a “very, very strong voice” for human rights – pointing to policy with regards to Burma specifically – and …

Also speaking are Neelam Noorani, International Human Rights Lawyer and Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Western Regional Director, Amnesty International USA. …

A Short List of Human Rights Reforms for the Next President
FindLaw, CA –
He will also take office at a time when Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib are synonymous with human rights abuse, and US authority on human rights issues is largely …

‘The World is My Constituency’
Family Security Matters, NJ –

A key Obama foreign-policy adviser, Sarah Sewall of Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is an expert on the ICC. She has co-edited a book, …

Push Burma on democracy
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… Thai territory to attack its separatist groups. For the sake of peace, Thailand needs correct relations with Burma. But it shouldn’t pander to the junta.

Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis – Six months on
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Six months ago Cyclone Nargis struck Burma, taking the lives of over 140000 people and injuring around 20000. In total, the homes, communities and …

The Cooties Effect
Foreign Policy In Focus –
Further alleged proof of imperialist cooties infestations of ICNC through Ackerman’s wife is that she serves on the board of both Human Rights Watch and the …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 4, 2008 at 2:00 am

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