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World focus on Burma (6 November 2008)

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Mandalay NLD members’ appeal summarily rejected by court
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Nov 06, 2008 (DVB)-Appeal for recently sentenced Mandalay division National League for Democracy leaders and members has been rejected by the divisional …

‘Denial. History betrayed’ by Tony Taylor
MWC News, Canada –
It is public exposure of Genocide and Human Rights Abuses that will help to protect Humanity in a Rational Risk Management sense. …

Daewoo withdrawing from Bay: adviser
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –
Dhaka, Nov 6 (bdnews24.com) – Daewoo, the Korean construction giant that got the contract from Myanmar to explore oil and gas in the disputed waters in the …

Myanmar, also known as Burma, remains diplomatically isolated and poverty-stricken. Full-scale wars ended years ago in the region, but a lingering dispute …

At least the PM admits we have a problem
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
We wouldn’t dare ask the Burmese junta to take action, as it would disturb the bilateral ties between the two nations – which never trusted one another in …

Barriers to collective action in Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Nov 06, 2008 (DVB)-Observers of Burma are often surprised at how much the people can endure without rising up. While junta members and cronies become …

Burmese censor board tightens grip with news directives
Mizzima.com, India –
by Nem Davies New Delhi – In a renewed effort to streamline the flow of information, Burma’s censorship board under the ministry of Information in September …

Internally displaced persons increase along Thai-Burma border
Mizzima.com, India –
“We don’t know the reason why they [Burmese soldiers] are attacking civilians but it may be possible that the junta has accused the villagers of having a …

Burma resumes exporting rice
Mizzima.com, India –
The junta had banned the export of rice after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, but six months on have now again permitted rice exports. …

Dhaka seeks China, Korea’s help over Bay dispute
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –
Dhaka, Nov 6 (bdnews24.com) – Bangladesh has turned to China and South Korea as Myanmar authorities have been exploring oil and gas in the disputed waters …

Joe Laliberte: For those who cannot
GW Hatchet (subscription), DC –
… of voter turnout behind countries such as Burma, Iran and Zimbabwe, according to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. …

China expects Bangladesh, Myanmar to properly settle sea dispute
Xinhua, China –
6 (Xinhua) — China on Thursday suggested Bangladesh and Myanmar settle their dispute in the Bay of Bengal through equal and friendly negotiations. …

Doctor visits Suu Kyi
The Standard, Hong Kong –
A doctor visited Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, witnesses said, two months after her refusal of food supplies sparked …

Is Burma Ready for Change?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Even the regime—after first retaking control of the streets—conceded the need for elections. It was only when they lost by a landslide to Suu Kyi’s party in …

Why India shifts its policy on Burma
KanglaOnline, India –
This was the time when Burmese people contemplated bringing down the military regime. The failed uprising forced hundreds of refugees across the …

Life on the edge in eastern Burma
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… more than it did six months ago, and even desperately poor people there have been ordered to donate money, ostensibly for victims of Cyclone Nargis. …

Burma Debate Continues Outside Brussels Conference Hall
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The organizers were accused by NGOs, trade union umbrella groups and others of inviting only Burmese regime sympathizers and excluding regime opponents. …

Win Tin Congratulates Obama, Calls for Regime Change in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The people of Burma want change. They voted in the NLD in the 1990 election.” The opposition NLD party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory in …

Thai PM Arrives in Vietnam
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Somchai also told the Europeans recently that the terrible human and economic toll of Cyclone Nargis in May had also brought some positive effects, …

Asian youth leaders call for resumption of peace talks
Davao Today, Philippines –
“Unless there is respect for human rights, there can be no peace,” he said. Among the guests of the summit were top ranking officials of the Moro Islamic …

Austrian police seize $A6.9m stolen ruby
Ninemsn, Australia –
Austria’s federal criminal investigations bureau say they have arrested three people suspected of stealing the ruby, known as the “Prince of Burma”, …

Burma’s pro-democracy movement in crisis
Mizzima.com, India –
Opposition groups label the Burmese junta as being “an old wine in a new bottle” whenever they come up with new plans in their efforts to cling to power. …

Burmese Officials Are ‘Stubborn,’ Says US Admiral
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

French and UK ships were also not allowed into Burmese waters. “At the end of the day, we were disappointed with the junta’s refusal to let us contribute in …

Measles Outbreaks Highlight Regime’s Irresponsibility
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –


Burma’s once vaunted healthcare system is yet another casualty of decades of military rule. The current junta, the State Peace and Development Council …

Obama’s Jakarta ties raise expectations in South-East Asia
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
But even in Burma there is room for nuance. “There may be a change in tone,” said Win Min, a Burmese affairs expert who teaches at Thailand’s Chiang Mai …

Burma withdraws warships from Bay of Bengal
Mizzima.com, India –
“Myanmar [Burma] has withdrawn two warships,” a senior Bangladesh Navy officer was quoted as saying by the AFP. The official said, “There is now very little …

Burma: Four killed and hundreds forced to flee Karen State
Inspire Magazine, UK –
“We call on the UN Security Council to impose a universal arms embargo on the regime in Burma and to refer a case against Burma’s Army Generals to the …

UPDATE 1-Myanmar stops disputed gas exploration -Bangladesh
Reuters India, India –
DHAKA, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Myanmar stopped oil and gas exploration in deep-sea blocks in disputed waters in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday, …

Burma and the farce of women’s rights
Mizzima.com, India –
When committee members asked what this phrase means, Colonel Sit Aye, head of the Myanmar Human Rights Group, responded that the government could use it to …

Myanmar pulls warships from disputed waters: Bangladesh
AFP –
CHITTAGONG (AFP) — Myanmar withdrew two warships from the Bay of Bengal Thursday after a four-day standoff with neighbouring Bangladesh over mineral-rich …

Myanmar lifts rice export ban
Straits Times, Singapore –

YANGON – AUTHORITIES in Myanmar have lifted a ban on rice exports imposed after Cyclone Nargis devastated swathes of crucial agricultural land in the …

Saluting McConnell
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –

It’s what he has done in some other notable instances, to help pass a tobacco buyout, support Burma’s pro-democracy movement and enact a Medicare …

PMs from SE Asia’s Mekong countries to meet in Vietnam
AFP –
Military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, remains diplomatically isolated and poor. Thailand said Frida

Voice of the Martyrs Alert
Crosswalk.com, VA –
Mizzima online reports that more than a million people are still struggling to recover from Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma (also known as Myanmar) six …

Heroes Of The Saffron Revolution
R-N University Observer, NJ –
100000 people protested the Burmese military junta in Rangoon, Myanmar, in August and September of 2007. Thirty thousand of those were Buddist Monks. …

Dhaka ready for any eventuality in Bay: Iftekhar
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –
Dhaka, Nov 6 (bdnews24.com)—The foreign adviser has said Myanmar is pulling out of disputed Bay waters, but Bangladesh remains “ready for any eventuality”. …

Myanmar pulls warships from disputed waters: Bangladesh
AFP –
CHITTAGONG (AFP) — Myanmar withdrew two warships from the Bay of Bengal Thursday after a four-day standoff with neighbouring Bangladesh over mineral-rich …

Yangon suspends Bay of Bengal exploration
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS) Myanmar has suspended its explorations in the Bay of Bengal after Bangladesh sent a diplomatic mission to Yangon and also got China to …

Politics of Place: Dr. Samantha Nutt
Pulse Niagara, Canada –
Global Television, the National Post, Flare, Chatelaine and the CBC, among many other media outlets, have recognized Dr. Nutt’s devotion to human rights and …

Farmers in cyclone-hit delta face bleak future
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Six months after Cyclone Nargis slammed in the delta, killing more than 130000 people and leaving 2.4 million destitute, farmers in Asia’s one-time ‘rice …

DHAKA (AFP) — A simmering dispute between Bangladesh and neighbouring Myanmar in a hydrocarbon-rich stretch of the Bay of Bengal has highlighted Dhaka’s …

5 Asian leaders meet to boost trade
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
Military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, remains diplomatically isolated and poor. Thailand said Friday’s meeting aimed to enhance ties in seven areas …

Myanmar ‘suspends gas exploration’ after BD action
Pakistan Dawn, Pakistan –
By Our Correspondent DHAKA, Nov 5: Myanmar on Wednesday suspended gas exploration in the disputed waters of the Bay of Bengal after Bangladesh’s diplomatic …

Dodging change
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
And scrub paranoid Burma. The rest of the world got from this poll a cyberspace tutorial on ballot power. “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy …

COMMENTARY: Wondering on the sidelines of the historical Obama win …
Minda News, Philippines –
I wonder if he will be able to get the Burmese junta to release Aung San Syu Kyi and help nudge that country into the path of democracy. …

Bangladesh turns to China in Burma dispute
Radio Australia, Australia –Bangladesh has asked China to help it resolve a territorial dispute with Burma over a potentially-resource rich area of the Bay of Bengal. …

Mavericks on a mission
The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –
The Fund has spent the last 10 years improving the lives of indigent children and families in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma-Myanmar, throwing its …

Burmese fishermen detained prior to deportation
Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
By T. Farook Thajudeen The Harbour police yesterday produced seven fishermen from Burma who were rescued by a German vessel from a distress situation in mid …

Students to Play Dodgeball for Charity
Gustavus Adolphus College News, MN –
… and advocacy campaigns, USCB works to empower Americans and Burmese dissidents-in-exile to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights in Burma. …

High powered delegation off to Yangon: Chinese mediation being …
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
“I will meet my Myanmar counterpart and other senior officials to convey Dhaka’s concern and demand immediate withdrawal of the vessels and infrastructures …

Chinese Envoy calls on Iftekhar
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
In response to a question, he added that they had also spoken about the current situation between Bangladesh and Myanmar on the Bay of Bengal. …

Myanmar suspends exploration in Bay
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
Myanmar ships yesterday suspended oil and gas exploration activities inside Bangladesh maritime territory awaiting the outcome of a dialogue between Dhaka’s …

B’deshi delegation to talk with Burmese officials
Mizzima.com, India –
“I have explained our peaceful intentions to our Chinese counterpart and expressed the hope that Myanmar will dismantle the installations on the disputed …

WEATHERING EARLY CRITICISM, HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HAS ‘CARVED A …
7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –
Special sessions held in the last year focused on the right to food, the situation in Burma, “which remains a very serious concern”, and human rights …

Detained NLD members stage protest at Rangoon court
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
05 Nov, 2008 (DVB)-Eleven detained National League for Democracy members from Rangoon Hlaing Thayar township gave their back to the court yesterday to …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 5, 2008 at 11:38 pm

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