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World focus on Burma (15 November 2008)

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Min Ko Naing & ’88 generation students’ given 65 years
Mizzima.com, India –
Additionally, several youth members of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy – were also dealt lengthy prison terms. …

Nine more Myanmar activists sentenced to 65 years in jail
Monsters and Critics.com –
Yangon- Prominent Myanmar dissident Min Ko Naing and eight other student activists have been sentenced to 65 years in prison in an ongoing judicial …

Woman reporter jailed for two years
Merinews, India –
A 24-year old woman reporter of a weekly journal in Myanmar was put away in prison for two years. Her crime? She was covering a gathering of refugees …

A Wanted Man in Burma
Dissident Voice, CA –
Read other articles by Jeremy. This article was posted on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at 7:00am and is filed under Disinformation, Myanmar/Burma.

Tension between Myanmar-Bangladesh festers on border
Merinews, India –
Burma had earlier rejected Bangladesh’s claim and said the area where exploration was is in its territorial waters. The Bangladesh authorities in south of …

Myanmar Court Jails More Pro-Democracy Activists
Gant Daily, PA –
Yangon, Myanmar (AHN) – A special court in junta-ruled Myanmar sentenced Friday at least 15 members of the opposition party to a prison term of two to 16 …

Myanmar Opposition Leaders Get Long Jail Sentences – Relatives
EasyBourse.com, France –
YANGON, Myanmar (AFP)–One of Myanmar’s most prominent activists was sentenced to 65 years in jail along with two other pro-democracy leaders in connection …

Myanmar jails democracy activists
Reuters –
The nine include Min Ko Naing, leader of a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that was brutally suppressed and the former Burma’s highest profile dissident after …

Head held high Ashin Gambira will never bow to junta
Mizzima.com, India –
… the current crisis of Burma originated because of the junta’s one-sided bullying tactics and refusal to resolve the political crisis by political means. …

New approach in US Burma policy?
Mizzima.com, India –
by Dr. Sein Myint The nomination by outgoing US President George Bush of Michael Green as Special Envoy and Policy Chief for Burma will likely be swiftly …

Myanmar jails cyclone journalist
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

“We appeal to Burma’s military authorities to free Ein Khaing Oo, whose only crime was to cover the humanitarian disaster in the Irrawaddy delta. …

Myanmar sentences journalist to 2 years in prison
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced a journalist to two years in prison for her coverage of a protest over the lack of …

Myanmar jails more democracy activists: sources
Reuters –
Many of those jailed for up to 65 years were involved in last year’s mass protests against rising fuel and food prices in the former Burma, which has been …

Relentless punitive sentences for opposition members continue
Mizzima.com, India –
by Than Htike Oo Chiang Mai – The spate of sentences of dissidents and activists by the Burmese military junta continues to be relentless, with 16 more, …

Myanmar: 14 in Opposition Sentenced
New York Times, United States –
By AP Courts in Myanmar sentenced 14 members of the opposition National League for Democracy party to lengthy prison terms on Friday, bringing to more than …

In London, Lord Levene Continues in Myanmar with Lloyds and Total …
Inner City Press, NY –

LONDON, November 13 — While at the UN in New York, UK Ambassador John Sawers thunders about human rights abuses in Myanmar, which he calls Burma, …

Myanmar activists losing powerful ally: LAURA BUSH
Northwest Asian Weekly, WA –
… which has large economic interests in Myanmar, “to do what other countries have done — to sanction, to put a financial squeeze on the Burmese generals. …

Pro-democracy activists jailed
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
COURTS in Burma sentenced 14 members of the National League for Democracy party to 65-year prison terms yesterday. More than 50 pro-democracy activists have …

Shock tactics in Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
What started as an outcry against sudden, ill-thought-out fuel price increases by the Burmese junta in August last year, culminated in thousands of people …

Burmese Blogger Sentenced to 20 Years For Reporting on Protests
MediaShift, CA – by Lucie Morillon, November 14, 2008


In many countries, you have to commit a serious crime to be sentenced to 20 years in jail, but in Burma this can happen …

Burma: mapping the challenges and opportunities for dialogue and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The Union of Myanmar (Burma) has suffered political and ethnic conflict for more than half a century, which continues to hamper the country’s social, …

Burma Jails More Dissidents
Voice of America – By VOA News
Courts in military-ruled Burma sentenced at least 14 members of the opposition party to prison terms Friday, bringing to more than 60 the number …




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World Focus on Burma (1 Mar 08)

  1. US says Myanmar remains No. 2 in opium poppies but far below …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    … to both decreased opium poppy cultivation in Burma and increased cultivation in Afghanistan,» the report said, referring to Myanmar by its other name. …
  2. Why vote for good men?
    Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –
    And Dr. Ahmad also made a comparison of our elections similar to that of Donald Lim comparing our economy with Burma. Dr. Ahmad should be boo-ed at for …
  3. Weekly Business Roundup (March 01, 2008)
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By WILLIAM BOOT Burma’s leading trade organization, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, has expressed worries that the …
  4. Myanmar activists face new charges
    The Associated Press | YANGON, Myanmar — | Myanmar’s military junta has charged about 20 pro-democracy activists under a security law that carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years, a lawyer said Friday. | T…Full Story
  5. US Report Faults Anti-Drug Efforts of Venezuela
    | A U.S. State Department report Friday said Colombia and Afghanistan remain the world’s biggest producers of illicit cocaine and opium. The annual report faults Venezuela and Burma for inadequate efforts over …Full Story
  6. Indonesia may host meeting of group on Myanmar+
    AOL JAKARTA, Feb. 29 (Kyodo) – Indonesia may host a meeting of a group of 14 nations assisting U.N. Secr…
  7. Burmese refugees need help from more churches, pastor says
    The News & Observer Pastor John Luther used to think refugees lived only in distant places. Then, one Sunday in August, …
  8. Where giants jostle
    Sydney Morning Herald | Sittwe is a mouldering port of 200,000 people on the neglected Arakan coast of Burma, visited by a…

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 1, 2008 at 11:18 am