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World focus on Burma (17 September 2008)

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NLD leader sentenced for trying to complain to ILO on use of child …
Mizzima.com, India –
… was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for trying to lodge a complaint to the ILO on the use of child soldiers by the Burmese military junta. …

Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
People in Burma/Myanmar continued to suffer in dire poverty and insecurity. The practice of child soldiers, forced labour and attacks on civilians were …

Action over Burma situation
Harlow Herald 24, UK –
The ruling military junta has also passed a new constitution that will serve only to institutionalise the army’s control over the state. …

Web Campaign Fights Brutal Regime in Burma
Christian Post –
… Worldwide and Partners Relief and Development – that are calling the United Nations to increase pressure for change in Burma (also known as Myanmar). …

Global week of action to support Arms Trade Treaty
UN Observer –
The ATT week of action is part of Amnesty International’s celebration of the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. …

EU Faces Diminished Status in UN Human Rights Debates
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
Recent damaging defeats over human rights issues concerning Iran, Burma and Belarus — where the EU managed to gain just 80 votes in support of its motions …

A trade with deadly consequences
guardian.co.uk, UK –
And in the fragile state of Somalia, which has been blighted by conflict and where the general population has been subjected to widespread human rights …

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi Halts Food Rations Boycott
UNPO, Netherlands –
Nyan Win, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy (NLD), said Suu Kyi had decided to resume collecting the supplies after the regime granted some …

Shelterbox offers hope when disaster strikes
Lethbridge Herald, Canada –
Shelterbox was one of the first organizations on the ground in Burma after Cyclone Nargis devastated the country in May. The organization’s lack of a …

Sakharov award winners call for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
Mizzima.com, India –
The European Union in 1990 awarded the Sakhrov prize to Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi for her unwavering commitment to usher in …

Burma monk attempts suicide at famous temple
USA Today –
RANGOON, Burma (AP) — A Buddhist monk has tried to kill himself at Burma’s most sacred temple in an apparent protest against economic hardship. …

Salt prices remain trebled following Nargis
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The price of salt remains up to 300 percent higher from rates prior to Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed over 60 percent of the salt industry in Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, according to salt producers. While the prices of salt immediately after the storm rose to 800 kyat from 100 kyat (1 dollar = 1200 kyat) …

Burmese papers report losses due to deputy censor chief’s strict …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
The censorship chief is a writer of the junta’s propaganda and is known to use the pen name Ye Yint Tint Swe. Maj. Tint Swe is still in Naypyitaw (the new …

Burma again singled out for anti-narcotics negligence
Mizzima.com, India –
For the seventh year running, Burma has been labeled as having “failed demonstrably” in its efforts to combat illicit narcotics, according to the United …

A “Golden Rule” on human rights is essential for an effective
Amnesty International, Netherlands –
From the ongoing conflict in Darfur, military crackdowns in Myanmar and Guinea to the proliferation of sectarian violence in Iraq, the report shows how and …

UN president: World powers ‘addicted to war’
WalesOnline, United Kingdom –
… ministerial session to hold talks with world leaders on issues ranging from climate change to the detention of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

EU facing ‘slow motion crisis’ in UN
EUobserver.com, Belgium –
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The EU is losing its ability to push through human rights projects at the UN, with Islamic, African and Latin American states …

McCain’s White House quest affected by US economy crunch
IBNLive.com, India –

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Burma are also among the countries on list. Washington : The financial crisis on Wall Street could derail Republican John McCain’s …

US puts India on 20 major illicit drug transit list
Economic Times, India –
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Burma also figured among the countries so identified for fiscal year 2009 in a report sent to Congress on Tuesday by President …

Amnesty urges arms sales treaty
PRESS TV, Iran –

Amnesty warned that small weapons had “catastrophic” effects worldwide, whether used by the military in Myanmar to disperse protesters (in September 2007), …

Amnesty International UK says global arms treaty needed to end conflict in Darfur and human rights abuse in Burma

Amnesty International UK said the arms trade was helping disgraced regimes such as Burma suppress human rights via brutal military crackdowns. …

Toyota: Auto Industry Race to the Bottom
CorpWatch.org, CA –

Around the world, the company has been complicit in union busting in the Philippines, and engages in cozy relationships with Burma/Myanmar’s military ..

End small weapons sales, Amnesty urges
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
World governments should pledge to actively prevent sales of weapons that are likely to be used in human rights violations in a new arms treaty under …

Today’s Zaman, Turkey –
In March 2008 an annual human rights report released by the US State Department said the Turkish government had generally respected the human rights of its …

UN Assembly President Scores US on Cuba Embargo
New York Sun, United States –
… session to hold talks with world leaders on issues ranging from climate change to the detention of the Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Bolivia joins Myanmar, Venezuela on drugs blacklist: Bush
Times of India, India –
“I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma …

Bush adds Bolivia to drug blacklist (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com –

US puts Bolivia on drugs blacklist The Associated Press –

Bush adds Bolivia to drug blacklist – Summary Earthtimes (press release), UK –

US faults Myanmar for drug production International Herald Tribune, France –

US puts Bolivia on drugs blacklist The Associated Press –

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Laura Bush Poses For Harper’s Bazaar
Huffington Post, NY –

But when a cousin suggested I read [Burmese Nobel prizewinner and activist] Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom from Fear, and I started realizing the military …

Burmese Children Seek Education over the Border
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
The repressive Burmese military regime spends one of the lowest amounts of money on health care and education in the world. Even basic education is very …

US gets tough on child soldier recruitment
Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
Both the LTTE and the TMVP have been listed by several human rights groups as well as UN organizations as being among the outfits that recruit and use child …

Manipulative Extraterrestrials and Canadian Naomi Klein’s Shock …
Cité Libre Magazine, Canada –
These include private firefighters already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in

cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making …

Offshore Exploration: Bangladesh Perspective
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –

This plate meets the Burma Micro plate at the Sunda Trench. The Nicobar Islands, and the Andaman Islands are part of the Burma Micro plate. …

Myanmar junta eases some restrictions on Suu Kyi
SmartBrief, DC –
Authorities in Myanmar have begun to slightly ease restrictions placed on Aung San Suu Kyi in her house arrest, allowing the pro-democracy leader to receive …

Suu Kyi accepts first food delivery in a month
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader has accepted two deliveries of fresh food supplies after rejecting such offerings for the past month, …

Let’s celebrate the great divide and grand paradox
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Tulsathit Tapptim Barring a court adjournment, today will be another fascinating moment in Thai politics. As the judiciary is poised to hand down a …

No hard evidence against Thaksin leaves court in a quandry
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Pravit Rojanaphruk The key issues that will likely be touched upon during the Ratchadaphisek case against Thaksin Shinawatra and Khunying Pojaman would …

Ratchadaphisek vase verdict will only widen political divide
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
By Pravit Rojanaphruk It will be another big blow for ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman if they are found guilty today of abuse …



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World Focus on Burma (31-12-2007)

  1. After Killings of the Burmese Monks; The Writing is on the Wall
    Mizzima.com, India –
    After dominating every facet of Burmese people’s lives since 1962, Myanmar army is still nowhere near removing the rebel armies, consisted of ceasefire and …
  2. India’s Halt to Burma Arms Sales May Pressure Junta
    Washington Post, United States –
    Burma, also known as Myanmar, is regarded as one of the world’s most repressive nations. The National League for Democracy, the party of Nobel Peace Prize …
  3. Bird flu still a threat 10 years after leap to humans
    USA Today –
    13 and the first case in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in a child who was hospitalized in November and has recovered. The first confirmed case in Pakistan …
  4. No More Cheap Oil?
    Merinews, India –
    … are clear: high fuel prices in combination with high food prices will give rise to political unrest, as events in Burma / Myanmar have proved in 2007. …
  5. Bangladesh says bird flu spreads to more farms
    Reuters –
    DHAKA, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Bangladesh culled more than 2500 chickens after the H5N1 bird flu virus infected more farms in the northern part of the country, …
  6. Editorial: At year’s end, a global agenda for compassion
    Sacramento Bee, USA –
    Special cases: Chechnya, Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe. People in Chechnya who had fled conflict between local separatists and Russian forces are beginning to …
  7. Faith, history unite two communities
    Louisville Courier-Journal, KY –
    … who worked in Burma in the early 19th century. With the modern Karen fleeing persecution in the land now known as Myanmar, “it’s like our history coming …
  8. Thai elephants trample man
    News24.com, South Africa –
    The Bangkok Post said that two men from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic group were riding a motorcycle near the southern beach resort of Hua Hin on Sunday when they …
  9. Malaysia allows Christian newspaper to name Allah
    Spero News –
    Journalists who write about religion chose the Buddhist monks of Myanmar (Burma) and their pro-democracy struggle over Pope Benedict XVI, President Bush, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 31, 2007 at 6:04 am

World Focus on Burma (30-12-2007)

  1. 2007: the news in review
    Sunday Herald, UK – Protests begin in Myanmar, formerly Burma, after diesel prices doubled, and India celebrated 60 years of independence, while Pakistan continued to lurch …
  2. Facing the end-game
    Bangkok Post, Thailand – Recent weeks have been frustrating for Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s democracy icon. Hope of starting political dialogue with the regime’s supremo, …
  3. India Halts Arms Sales to Burma to Try to Press Junta
    Washington Post, United States – Burma, also known as Myanmar, is regarded as one of the world’s most repressive nations. The National League for Democracy, the party of Nobel Peace Prize …
  4. More anti-gov’t armed group members surrender in Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –The Ywet-Sit-led SSA-S, along with three other anti-government organizations, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), the All Burma …
  5. Qatar Airways out of Myanmar
    AME Info, United Arab Emirates –Qatar Airways has announced it is to cease its four times a week service to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, from January 9 for ‘commercial’ reasons, …
  6. Enriching the lives of children a world away
    Centre Daily Times, PA –
    … the Snyders started a nonprofit organization that has raised thousands of dollars to support many Christian orphanages in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
  7. Under sanctions, Myanmar’s economy crumbling
    Times of Oman, Oman –
    … when soldiers opened fire on the peaceful protests, which were led by Buddhist monks in Yangon and other cities around Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …
  8. Wyoming ministry comes to aid of young Myanmar girl
    Jackson Hole Star-Tribune, WY –
    It was on one of those trips into Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, about three years ago when former staff member Tyler Groce encountered Shwe. …
  9. New energy policy needed
    Navhind Times, India –
    … not yet completely written off the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline deal and other gas sources in Central Asia and Myanmar (Burma) too are being tapped. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 30, 2007 at 6:26 am