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World focus on Burma (5 November 2008)

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Pope not averse to visit Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… 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. …

ILO to mediate with junta to release child soldier
Mizzima.com, India –
by The The New Delhi – The International Labour Organization is trying to mediate with the Burmese military junta to free a child soldier. …

Barrack Obama and Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
Unless the ruling military junta in Burma lets international aid workers provide assistance freely throughout that nation, the mind-boggling death tolls …

Visiting a Ghost Town
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

This was my first step in Naypyidaw, Burma’s new capital. I had come to conduct an (undercover) report for The Irrawaddy on the third anniversary of …

Big Burmese Interest in Result of US Presidential Election
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He said the election had been followed in Burma more closely than any previous one because the Burmese people, encouraged by the removal of Iraq’s Saddam …

Huge, enthusiastic turnout drives vote
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
At the Knights of Columbus hall on Reed Road, a couple who emigrated as refugees from Myanmar, formerly Burma, got to vote for the first time, …

18 Years in Prison and Counting
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… rapporteur on human rights in Burma while he was visiting the prison. The statement titled “Human Rights Abuses in the Junta’s Prisons,” together with a …

Lawyers for Activists Harassed, Arrested
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), there are currently 13 lawyers defending pro-democracy activists in …

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP: BURMA/MYANMAR AFTER NARGIS: TIME TO …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
Burma/Myanmar After Nargis: Time to Normalise Aid Relations,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, argues that the recent cooperation has …

Cyclone Nargis leaves millions in misery six months later
Mizzima.com, India –
And the most absurd anomaly is the military junta’s crackdown on those individual Burmese – actors, business people, doctors and writers – who were so moved …

“The climatic crisis will combine with the crisis of the capital…”
International Viewpoint, UK –
… what happens in Bangladesh has no weight outside of the affected area, nor what occurred in Burma, because the control of the military junta prevents …

Making an Electoral Gamble
Daily Mississippian, MS –
Like many other faithful citizens of this great state on Tuesday in honor of our nation’s democracy, I drove to Tunica to play at the casinos. …

Refugee students find help in Rochester School District
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY –
The largest source is Myanmar (Burma), one of the poorest countries in the world, located between India, China and Thailand in Southeast Asia. …

Farmers in cyclone-hit delta face bleak future
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Some of the seeds received from the former Burma’s military government had failed to sprout and he had managed to plant only 70 per cent of his land, …

Burma Army Kills Four and Forces Hundreds to Flee Karen State
Christian Today — Australia, Australia –
The CSW report says a field researcher from Karen Human Rights Group reported that the DKBA initially issued documents to villagers across the Pa-an …

Burmese censors outline news management plan
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Mizzima recently got hold of a copy of a confidential document detailing the plan of the Burmese junta’s information minister to improve the dissemination …

Burma – Military censors send privately-owned media directive with …
CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse), Canada –
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, …

Barack Obama’s message of change for Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
In July 2008, Congress passed the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act under his leadership. Biden said, “I look forward to …

Anatomy of a continuing movement
The News International, Pakistan –
… contributed to Indian independence from colonial rule, the long-imprisoned Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has led the opposition against military rule, …

At UN, Racism Expert Omits Myanmar like NGOs from Durban II
Inner City Press, NY –
In the case of Tomas Ojea Quintana, who went strikingly easy on Myanmar’s Than Shwe regime’s human rights record, such “imagination” only harms the Burmese …

Children on the Edge to host Burmese art exhibit
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –

… the work of Saw Kennedy, a refugee forced to flee Burma after facing oppression and persecution at the hands of the brutal Burmese military regime. …

Burma Army Attacking Christian Karen Villagers; Several Killed
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
CSW, which has been investigating the situation in Burma, also known as Myanmar, said the clashed happened in the Dooplaya District, in southern Karen State …

THE ABSENT NEIGHBOUR
Calcutta Telegraph, India –

India has given $100 million credit for Myanmar infrastructure, while $ 57 million has been offered to upgrade Burmese railways. …

Burma ‘Hampering’ Aid Six Months after Cyclone
OneWorld US, DC –
… the Irrawaddy Delta after the cyclone, the junta’s restrictions on humanitarian access continue to obstruct aid workers in Burma,’ continues Mr Hasan. …

Thaksin still holds an edge in spite of legal problems
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Other pro-Thaksin supporters were also hoping Thaksin could elevate his status to that of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese Nobel Laureate who is now under …

Burma’s domestic car industry sluggish
Mizzima.com, India –
Myanmar Economic Holdings is also importing a lot of cars, which deflates the local market,” a well informed car dealer said. “Car deals can hardly be made …

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 …

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, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 4, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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