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World focus on Burma (1 January 2009)

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in good health, says her doctor

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

… constitution needed to be drafted before civilian rule could take place in Myanmar. Myanmar, also called Burma, has been under military rule since 1962.

Burma frees North Korean refugees

BBC News, UK –

The Burmese authorities have released 19 North Korean refugees at the border with Thailand, a South Korean diplomat has said. The diplomat, speaking on …

Sheikh Hasina wants release of Suu Kyi

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

When Burmese journalist Ko Soe Min from Democratic Voice of Burma asked her to explain her stand on the detained Burmese democracy leader Suu Kyi, …

All wishes whacky and wonderful

Times of India, India –

April: Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest and assumes her rightful place as the democratic head of the government of Burma. …

While You Were Sleeping
Chronogram, NY –
According to Doctors Without Borders, Myanmar’s government spends 70 cents per citizen for health care each year while thousands of Burmese citizens are …

William Rivers Pitt: A Very Bad Year
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 30000 people in Burma, dozens were killed and wounded in Iraq during fighting between Iraqi militias and US forces, …

2008: ABC 4’s year in review
ABC 4, Salt Lake City –
Not many people in Utah knew of a little refugee girl from Burma (Myanmar) by early April, but Hser Ner Moo would soon become a reminder of how fragile a …

Epic wartime work finally may be put to use
Contra Costa Times, CA –
They gave their lives to build a 1079-mile road across northern Burma (now Myanmar) to reinforce Allied troops, a project derided by British Prime Minister …

What Is Peace?
San Antonio Express, TX –
11 and the War on Terror, Sudan, Congo, Somalia, Mumbai, Beslan, Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda, Burma, Tibet — ad infinitum. For the past five years, …

North Korean Defectors Released From Burmese Detention
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burmese officials say that some North Korean defectors have been released from detention and have been sent to neighboring Thailand. …

N.Korean Defectors Released from Burmese Detention
조선일보(영문판), South Korea –
… recognized as citizens under the constitution. International human rights groups say tens of thousands of others are living illegally in China.

Leading article: We must not succumb to a counsel of despair in 2009
Independent, UK –
Then there is cholera-ridden Zimbabwe and the starving prison states of Burma and North Korea; nations crushed by isolated and criminal regimes; …

PERISCOPE: The year of living dangerously —Mahmud Sipra
Daily Times, Pakistan –
It finally turned towards the Burma/Thailand border and was downgraded to a low intensity tropical storm”. On May 12, a massive earthquake measuring 8.0 on …

Role Of Sangitis In Maintaining Purity Of Buddhavacana
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… in day to day life’, U Janakabhivamsa writes: “Myanmar Sangha has had a succession of trained teachers, since the Buddhism was introduced in Burma. …

10 Questions for Ban Ki-Moon
TIME –
I’m willing to visit Myanmar again to urge them to accelerate the process and release all political prisoners–particularly Aung San Suu Kyi. …

ADRA Expands Recovery Phase in Post-Cyclone Myanmar
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Silver Spring, Maryland—Seven months after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta in southern Myanmar, killing at least 140000 people and affecting …

WORLD NEWS
Windy City Times, IL –
… Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Myanmar ( Burma ) , Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, …

Thai turmoil tops list of 2008 world events
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Other events included in the list were the sharp fluctuation in oil prices that left the world in jitters; the Nargis Cyclone that ravaged Burma; …

Journalist Deaths Hit Five-Year Low
Editor & Publisher –
In Burma (17 arrests), outspoken journalists and bloggers were jailed in a crackdown by the military government.” One media assistant killed, …

Number of journalists killed falls in 2008
Hollywood Reporter, United States –
Publishing its annual press freedom round-up Tuesday, the Paris-based organization said 60 journalists were killed in 2008, down from 86 in 2007, with Iraq, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

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