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World focus on Burma (29 December 2008)

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UN Offers Development Aid in Exchange for Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

However, this would not be the first time that financial carrots have been offered to the Burmese junta in exchange for political development in the country …

Wundwin NLD urges UN chief to visit Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Wundwin NLD members also called on the ruling State Peace and Development Council to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi to start the …

Political Prisoner Htay Lwin Oo Dies
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN Burmese labor rights activist Htay Lwin Oo has died in Mandalay prison—the second political prisoner known to have died in Burma this month. …

Natural disasters ‘kill 220000 in 2008’
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Most devastating was Cyclone Nargis, which battered Burma in May to kill more than 135000 people, and the earthquake that shook China’s Sichuan province the …

UN’s ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Won’t Work in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
We need new thinking on how to engage with Myanmar [Burma] in a way that will bring tangible results.” The UN, he said, cannot rely simply on “the power of …

Fury at Iran president’s broadcast
The Press Association –
… this criminal despot, who ranks with Robert Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and the Burmese military junta as one of the world’s most bloody tyrants”. …

The US and Europe maintain economic sanctions against Burma – also known as Myanmar – for its human rights record and long detention of democracy leader …

• Down, but not out
Waterloo Record, Canada –
… and after Cyclone Nargis, American ships would have provided large-scale relief, had Burma’s military government allowed them to proceed. …

India initiates search for missing migrants
Independent Online, South Africa –
The migrants were from Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar and were trying to get to Thailand, said Kripa Nautiyal, the deputy inspector-general of the Coast Guard …

Browse by week posted:
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH –
May 3: Cyclone Nargis slams into Myanmar (formerly Burma), killing an estimated 22000 people. May 4: Ashes to ashes, suds to suds as an Illinois man throws …

SHRF MONTHLY REPORT – DECEMBER 2008
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
Incidents of disappearance of villagers after being arrested by the Burmese junta’s troops in Shan State are still more or less frequent occurrences. …

Manipuri killed in Myanmar
E-Pao.net, India –
New Delhi, December 28 2008: AN UNIDENTIFIED gunman on Saturday shot dead an Indian from Manipur at his rented house in Kalemyo town of North-western Burma, …

“Burma VJ”
Variety Asia, Hong Kong –
… of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), a group of underground journalists who risked their lives to document the 2007 uprising against the junta. …

A review of how the year panned out
Irish Times, Ireland –
Cyclone devastates Burma, killing 78000 people but ruling junta seizes aid and goes ahead with a constitutional referendum to cement its grip on power. …

People from 80 nations working in Pakistan
Daily Times, Pakistan –
Addressing a seminar on human trafficking, arranged by Basic Education for Awareness Reforms and Empowerment (BEFARe), NARA DG Gul Mohammad Rind said that a …

Park boon for Manipur pony
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
The ponies were used as mounts for the Manipur cavalry, which was respected and feared throughout upper Burma during the 17th century. …

New govt’s foreign policy puts a high premium on asean ties
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Former prime minister Samak Sundraravej was similar even though he boasted endlessly how close he was with Asean leaders, especially the Burmese junta …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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