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World focus on Burma (19 November 2008)

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Three Activists Jailed as Crackdown Continues
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… Sanchaung Township in a continuing crackdown by the regime on dissidents. Dee Nyein Lin, a leading member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, …

Global Financial Crisis Hits Burmese Markets
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
A Rangoon-based economist told The Irrawaddy that he could not say whether Burma would be affected by the crisis, because the Burmese regime does not …

Garment workers hit hard by global economic turmoil
Mizzima.com, India –
A senior staff member from the Myanmar People’s Garment Factory in Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone (2), from which previously male shirts were manufactured …

International Student Day
Harare Tribune, Zimbabwe –
… being killed and 1200 being sent to concentration camps by the fascist Czechoslovakia regime. We salute the students from Burma who have been sentenced …

Police Chief Khin Yee promoted to Deputy Home Minister
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News In yet another changing of the guard, Burma’s military rulers on Wednesday appointed Police Chief, Brigadier General Khin Yi , to the post …

Reading Than Shwe’s Disturbed Mind
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
But they may be just the beginning of a large-scale crackdown in Burma as junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe silences his critics by putting them behind bars in …

We mustn’t participate in ‘criminal follies’
Guelph Mercury, Canada –
He re-enlisted in the Second World War and directed the Royal Army Medical Corps hospital system on the Burma front. My two older brothers and I also …

BERNAMA.COM
Bernama, Malaysia –
“Burma (Myanmar) is already a red stain on Asean’s name, and its increasing instability is spilling over. “Asean needs to take significant measures to …

GOP retains Senate leader
Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who has worked with McConnell on issues such as putting economic pressure on the military junta in Burma, …

China to build Myanmar oil, gas pipelines -report
Forbes, NY –
Few Western companies will invest in the former Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San …

Ed Young Ministries Weekly Devotional
Crosswalk.com, VA –
… deterioration” of human rights in Burma in person, following the military junta’s recent imprisonment of more than 80 pro-democracy activists. …

Foodie Freak: Considering genetically modified foods
Truth about Trade & Technology, IA –
Relief efforts to Burma/Myanmar after last year’s typhoon demonstrates this vividly: We had the food to give the starving people but their own government …

Obama finally returns call of Arroyo
Manila Standard Today, Philippines –
… poverty reduction, the future of the Asean [Association of Southeast Asian Nations], human rights in Burma and defense reform,” Mrs. Arroyo said. …

Maritime Talks End without Progress
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Two-day long talks on the maritime dispute between Burma and Bangladesh ended yesterday without any progress on the issue, stated a report. …

International Student Day
Harare Tribune, Zimbabwe –
… being killed and 1200 being sent to concentration camps by the fascist Czechoslovakia regime. We salute the students from Burma who have been sentenced …

Myanmar ‘disperses’ dissidents
Straits Times, Singapore –

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta has sent dozens of political prisoners, recently sentenced to up to 65 years in jail, to far-flung corners of its country. …

Myanmar courts imprison ethnic minority activists
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced three ethnic minority activists and a well-known Buddhist monk to prison, …

Burma Sentences 5 More Activists
Voice of America –

Burma’s courts have sentenced at least 86 other pro-democracy activists to lengthy prison terms in recent weeks. The United Nations human rights envoy to …

White House: Statement by the Press Secretary on Burma on 17 …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
In the last few days in Burma, Than Shwe’s brutal regime arbitrarily sentenced additional pro-democracy activists to harsh prison terms. …

Illinois CPA Society Names 2008 ‘Women to Watch’
MarketWatch –
… for Burmese refugees arriving into the Chicago area, and co-chaired a relief effort that has raised over $45000 for victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma. …

ECONOMY: Don’t Bank On Them
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Netwerk Vlaanderen, the Flemish human rights organisation which set up the website, has used four main criteria to assess projects that banks finance: if …

Burma Crackdown on Prominent Monks and Activists Continues; More …
OpEdNews, PA –By Ashin Mettacara

A prominent monk *Ashin Gambira* was condemned to 12 years prison. But his case is not closed yet. …

Myanmar: Aid agency helps 100000 Burmese children return to school
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland – by Solomon Tuesday, 18 November 2008, New Delhi —
The international aid agency Save the Children claims they have assisted at least 100000 Burmese children …

12 years for ‘Saffron Revolution’ monk
Independent, UK –
A Buddhist monk who helped organise last year’s “Saffron Revolution” against the Burmese junta has been sentenced to a dozen years in jail by a secret court …

Myanmar: UN rights experts demand new fair trials for jailed …
UN News Centre –
18 November 2008 – Five independent United Nations experts on human rights today demanded that authorities in Myanmar hold fair and open re-trials for …

Ban urged to forge ahead with Burma visit
Mizzima.com, India –
CSW called for the visit of the UN Secretary General to the Southeast Asian nation despite the Burmese regime recently meting out a spate of harsh sentences …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 19, 2008 at 2:32 am

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