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World focus on Burma (26 August 2008)

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MAI to hire F-100 aircraft for Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur flights
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The Myanmar Airways International, one of the few international airlines in Burma will hire a Fokker-100 aircraft from AirBagan, another airline …

Brad Pitt and the Boys Hit Venice

The Gossip Girls –
… more than $7 million to help victims both of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Associated Press –
… of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, according to executive director Alex Wagner. …

Afghanistan remains world’s biggest opium producer

999 Today, UK –
The region, where the Taleban still have a stronghold, cultivates more opium than entire countries such as Burma, Morocco and even Colombia. …

You Should Consider North Korea as an Investment
DailyWealth, MD –
He told me I should be going to Myanmar, North Korea, Cambodia, and Taiwan. Myanmar – also known as Burma – was the richest country in Southeast Asia in the …

Self-criticism and Burma’s democracy movement
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
In my view, the people inside Burma – despite the oppression – are daring more and more to express their opinions and are becoming more willing to say these …

Ballarat Courier, Australia –
A CONCERT to raise money for cyclone-ravaged Burma last night netted more than $5000 in donations. The Ballarat Schools Bandaid Concert brought together …

The story of Obama

Frontline, India –
In the sits-ins, the marches, jailhouses, songs [of the civil rights movements] I saw the African-American community becoming more than just the place you’d …

Angry Reaction to Samak’s ‘Suu Kyi is a Tool’ Remark

Thailand’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. (Photo: Reuters)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“If it’s not related to Aung San Suu Kyi, you can have deeper discussions with Myanmar [Burma].” Samak also told reporters after meeting Gambari: “Efforts …

FEC Boosted by Change in Fuel Sale Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG THET WINE RANGOON — A decision by Burma’s military regime to allow consumers to buy up to 50 gallons of gasoline using Foreign Exchange Certificates …

Road to Irrawaddy Delta Ruined
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
An engineer from the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Construction said that Asia World, a company closely connected to Burma’s ruling junta, …

WFP assists food crisis victims in Chin state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
WFP’s Burma country director Chris Kaye said the organisation has been involved in joint efforts in Chin state, which has been hit by food shortages due to …

Swiss Solidarity hails Myanmar aid success
Swissinfo, Switzerland –
Swiss have given SFr4.5 million ($4 million) to victims of the Myanmar cyclone through an appeal launched by umbrella fund-raising organisation Swiss …

And now it’s London’s turn…

Spectator.co.uk (subscription), UK –
… be ignored or gestured at, but must be worked with, if it is to be influenced on vital issues like its human rights, Tibet, Burma, Darfur and Zimbabwe. …

The UN at dead-end in Myanmar
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
By Larry Jagan BANGKOK – While the United Nations heaps praise on Myanmar’s ruling junta for its collaborative spirit in dealing with the Cyclone Nargis …

NLD dismisses Thai PM’s call to sideline Daw Suu
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“I take it as Mr Samak is only saying these things to please the Burmese junta as two neighbouring countries that have close economic ties,” Win Min said. …

Burmese Protesters Not Allowed in Singapore
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The activists were part of a larger group of people who demonstrated against the Burmese junta in November 2007 during the Asean Summit meeting in Singapore …

Thai PM says West uses Myanmar’s Suu Kyi as political tool
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
The junta says the charter will set the stage for elections in 2010, but the pro-democracy movement say the process simply enshrines the army’s position in …

200 more military trucks delivered from China
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… in the town of Ruili on the China-Burma border, the latest consignment of the 3500 trucks to be sent to the Burmese junta by the Chinese government. …

Mennonite Central Committee pledges $1.1M in cyclone aid
Waterloo Record, Canada –
The Mennonite Central Committee initially sent about $100000 in assistance to the country formally known as Burma and has launched a three-year aid plan …

Burma’s opposition lambasts UN envoy for irrelevant ‘praise’ job
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on Monday lambasted the United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari for …

UN Denies Its Envoy’s Visit to Myanmar Was Worthless (Update1)
Bloomberg –
… Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a government-in- exile formed by winners of the 1990 election, said yesterday. Myanmar’s government made the …

Editorial: China’s Olympic Image
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –
China also used its clout as the largest supplier of arms to Burma to get that country to allow United Nations envoys in to investigate last year’s bloody …

Haunted wasteland saps spirits, lives after cyclone

Amid destruction and mud, children walked in a village in Labutta Township. About 50 village residents died in the cyclone. (Photo for the International Herald Tribune)

Boston Globe, United States –
But despite the early demands from around the world that the Burmese government permit open deliveries of aid, the United Nations says that nearly half the …

UN’s Gambari Denied A Meeting with Suu Kyi, Not by Than Shwe But …

Inner City Press, NY –
From the transcript of Monday’s UN noon briefing — Inner City Press: Now that Ibrahim Gambari has left Myanmar, can it be answered one way or another …

Burmese opposition says UN visit achieves nothing
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, has labelled the latest visit by United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, …

Submissions sought for Southeast Asian women writers anthology
Asian Reporter, OR –
The organization is seeking submissions from women with ancestry in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, …

Suu Kyi ‘tool of the West’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday criticised Western nations for pinning their hopes of bringing democracy to Burma on the release of detained …

Be Sweet to Your Honey: Hunger Site’s Beekeeping Gift Gives More
PR.com (press release), NY –
In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Gives More™ for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70000 for the Foundation for the People of …

Irish Times, Ireland –
The public figure I most admire is Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma. I admire her leadership, her commitment to peace and justice and the self-sacrifice she has …

UN wants to continue mission
Straits Times, Singapore –
UNITED NATIONS – THE UN said on Monday it wanted to continue its good offices mission in Myanmar and refused to say why special envoy Ibrahim Gambari failed …

The US Alliance with Afghanistan and Pakistan has stimulated the …
Bay Area Indymedia, CA –
Even the military dictatorship regime in Burma got into the act, claiming the arrest of over 300 traffickers and multiple opium seizures during the month of …

Telecoms: One man’s vision proves a lifeline in conflict zones and …

After 15 days in Myanmar, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) faced an unprecedented situation and decided to leave the country. TSF’s requests for authorizations to deploy to the Irrawaddy delta were not granted and as the organization was blocked in Yangon, TSF’s teams returned to their bases.
On June 1st, TSF obtained its first visas to enter Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis which hit the south western regions of the country on May 2nd and 3rd after having waited for more (…)

guardian.co.uk, UK –
… (Iraq) phone could attract suicide bombers, and Burma, where the regime refused it access to the Irrawaddy delta after the cyclone hit the region this year. …

Aung Suu Kyi says no to UN envoy
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand –
His previous visits to Burma after the brutal crack-down on the massive Buddhist monk-led protests were unsatisfactory for the people of Burma. …

Aiding Burma’s Recovery
Voice of America –
As Burma recovers from the devastation of the May 2nd, Cyclone Nargis, the United States and other international donors continue to provide needed help. …

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World focus on Burma (10 August 2008)

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Thousands raised for cyclone aid
BBC Birmingham, UK –
An appeal to raise money to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Burma has raised £35000. The cyclone struck in May, killing an estimated 130000 people …

Her party told a UN envoy visiting Myanmar earlier this month that the junta’s decision to keep her under house arrest for a sixth year violates her human …

The real challenge for China: what does it do after the Games?

Al-Arabiya, United Arab Emirates –

… nuclear concerns, but is increasingly criticised for its silence on Burma and Darfur, treatment of the Tibetan crisis and its own human rights record. …

Burmese imports horrify customer

Cape Argus (subscription), South Africa –

In December Weekend Argus ran an article about goods pouring into the country from Burma. The country, also known as Myanmar, has been slammed for gross …

Burma’s detained pro democracy leader granted meeting with lawyer

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest. …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, …

China celebrates remarkable transition at XXIX Olympiad; Economy …

FinFacts Ireland, Ireland –

China is run by a dictatorship and there remain concerns about human rights but it would be foolish to ignore the raising of hundreds of millions of people …

Myanmar Refugees Changing Face Of Connecticut

Hartford Courant, United States – 4 hours ago

… called the “slow genocide” of the Karen minority ethnic group by the military junta that rules Myanmar. The country changed its name from Burma in 1989. …

Devastation in Burma is far starker than portrayed

Boston Globe, United States –

“The situation in Myanmar remains dire,” said Chris Kaye, who heads relief operations for the UN World Food Program in Burma, which the military junta …

China rebuffs Bush speech

Carlsbad Current Argus, NM –

By Steven Lee Myers First lady Laura Bush sits with students during a visit to a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday. …

Ceremony recalls end of war

Vernon Morning Star, Canada –

The first Canadian contingents landed in Hong Kong and fought hard throughout Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma (now Myanmar) and India. …

China vs internet – who will win?

The Age, Australia –

When people think of censorship in Asia, nations such as China, Burma, North Korea and Vietnam may leap to mind first. India, Indonesia and Thailand aren’t …

Little or nothing

Concord Monitor, NH –

… assistance to enable them to rebuild their lives,” said Andrew Kirkwood, who heads the aid agency Save the Children in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burmese need support from the west

WalesOnline, United Kingdom –

BURMESE comedian Maung Thura is facing trial for providing aid to victims of cyclone Nargis. Human rights in Burma may not be a normal topic for a column …

Press Freedom Group Airs Secret Radio as Olympics Begin

The Epoch Times, NY –

The political move of the communist authorities was seen as a gesture designed to gloss over China’s poor human rights record and paint a rosy picture for …

By Madalina Hubert Human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam asks rally attendees to wave at a Chinese embassy official who was filming the event from the …

Same old, same old

Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

… and social media networks such as Facebook, many people across the world are still trying to keep Myanmar (or Burma) on the table of public discourse. …

Rise up to curb knife culture, PM urges at book festival

guardian.co.uk, UK –

‘I want Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be released but to be in power in Burma. That’s one of the great causes of the 20th century, every country should be a …

Brown takes starring role at the Festival

Independent, UK –

Asked what his one wish would be before he finished in politics, he said: “I want [Burma’s democratically elected leader] Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be …

The hero of Ian Rankin’s Book Festival mystery … Gordon Brown

Sunday Herald, UK –

Burma particularly animated him, and he returned to the topic several times. He told the story of the pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Team Tibet rallies across the Golden

abc7news.com, CA –

The demonstration was organized by San Francisco Team Tibet, a coalition of pro-Tibetan human rights groups. “We’re here to voice our solidarity with the …

Myanmar protest ends in arrests

United Press International –

They were walking in silence through Taunggok, a town in the northwest of the country formerly known as Burma, when they were stopped by police, Naing said. …

Big Deal, Bigger Con

The Times, South Africa –

Another allegation is that a company linked to Ferrostaal in Germany is supplying weapons to the military junta in Burma. In South Africa, Ferrostaal has, …

The luck of the county

The Times, South Africa –

Q: I had planned to visit Myanmar (Burma) over December, but would not like to assist the regime that denied so many people aid after the recent tornado. …

Bush reiterates position on Myanmar

The National, United Arab Emirates –

The Chinese position is clear – democracy and freedom in Myanmar, often referred to by its former name, Burma, are an internal matter – and they believe the …

Agony of Burma’s dumped children

Times Online, UK –

IN a filthy destitute village, half an hour outside Rangoon, three-year-old Than Than Nues was dumped days after Cyclone Nargis had ravaged her home in …

This week’s top stories from around the world (Comedian tried)

Times Online, UK –

8 Burma One of Burma’s most popular comedians has been charged with public order offences after he helped victims of Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of …

World Focus on Burma (22-11-2007)

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  1. We are on course for democracy -Burma
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    Troubled Burma has assured United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari that its seven-step road map towards national reconciliation and democracy has not …
  2. Testing Asean’s patience
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    Touching on Burma, Lee said it was a complex issue and the group was doing its best to help, adding that some of the leaders standing with him had spent …
  3. What Happens Next?
    Burma, Inside and Out Foreign Policy In Focus –
    The international community is scrambling to find a solution to the standoff in Burma, also known as Myanmar. FPIF contributor Haseenah Koyakutty describes …
  4. Rapid Reaction: World Without the West Watch
    The National Interest Online, DC –
    … at the East Asia Summit in Singapore, to become involved in what many see as a purely domestic affair—the ongoing crackdown in Myanmar (Burma). …
  5. Corridors of Power: the eu’s Asian Leverage, Bali is the New Kyoto …
    World Politics Review –
    THE EU TESTS ITS LEVERAGE — Piero Fassino, the European Union’s new special envoy for Myanmar, aka Burma, is likely to have an uphill battle to persuade …
  6. UN official sees Myanmar hope if pressure kept up
    Reuters –
    “A good opportunity will be lost for a real transition”, he told a telephone news conference after his first visit to the former Burma in four years. …
  7. Is the UN to Blame for its Failures?
    Outside the Beltway, VA –
    For example, in the aftermath of the recent government crackdown in Myanmar (Burma), the Secretary General was able to send a representative to the country, …
  8. UN`s Myanmar envoy wants `beefed up` role
    Zee News, India –
    Singapore, Nov 21: United Nations special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari said on Wednesday that his role needed to be “beefed up” to increase its chances …
  9. un’s role in resolving Myanmar crisis should be strengthened, says …
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar said today that the good offices role of the Secretary-General would need to be “beefed up in terms of its …
  10. Myanmar faces calls for Suu Kyi release at Asia summit
    AFP –
    It’s very important that there is real and genuine progress… in Burma,” he said, referring to Myanmar by its former name. “Professor Gambari thinks he’s …
  11. Arroyo rushes home after hitting Burma
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … Nations leaders to warn of the non-ratification of ASEAN’s historic charter if Burma (Myanmar) failed to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …
  12. Activists attack ASEAN on lack of Myanmar pressure
    Reuters –
    … will not happen if they don’t resolve Burma’s situation.” Myanmar’s Foreign Minister U Nyan Win told his Japanese counterpart on Tuesday in Singapore …
  13. ASEAN leaders sign charter amid Myanmar row
    Reuters –
    He was followed by the leaders of the young democracies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines; the leaders of one-party states Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and …
  14. UN Rights Expert Urges International Pressure on Burma
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News The United Nations human rights expert for Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, says the international community must talk less and act more to …
  15. Want change in Myanmar? Expand UN envoy’s role
    TODAYonline, Singapore –
    IF the international community wants change in Myanmar, it must be prepared to beef up his role as the United Nations’ special envoy, said Professor Ibrahim …
  16. Myanmar a hot topic at East Asia Summit
    Newstalk ZB, New Zealand –
    Oppression and human rights abuses in Myanmar have been occupying Prime Minister Helen Clark’s time at the East Asia Summit in Singapore. …
  17. Sanctions Will Only Hurt People In Myanmar: Lee
    Bru Direct, Brunei Darussalam –
    Imposing sanctions on Myanmar will hurt the people and not the government, he said. “Singapore is not in favour of imposing sanctions on Myanmar and neither …
  18. Myanmar Deals Body Blow to Asean’s Constitution: Andy Mukherjee
    Bloomberg –
    The Myanmar delegation complained about the plan, and the briefing had to be canceled. This is just how badly Burma, as the country was known earlier, …
  19. Myanmar set to dominate EU-ASEAN summit
    Reuters India, India –
    “There has to be a balanced approach towards Myanmar. On the one hand, there are our sanctions, on the other hand there is the possibility of cooperation,” …
  20. Asian leaders meet with European Union after urging Myanmar reforms
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP SINGAPORE: Asian leaders met Thursday with officials from the European Union, after both sides earlier urged Myanmar’s military junta to speed up reforms …
  21. EU, ASEAN clash on Myanmar sanctions, but both call for reforms
    Monsters and Critics.com, UK –
    Singapore – The European Union clashed Thursday with the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on sanctions against Myanmar, …
  22. Glimmer of hope
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
    In Burma, recently we have witnessed the rebirth of a pro-democracy movement that was brutally held down by a military government unable to listen to the ..
  23. Asean dances to junta’s tune
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Thus, the myopic last-minute decision to cancel the scheduled briefings on Burma by United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari. …
  24. pgma’s forceful call for San Suu Kyi’s release catches attention …
    Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
    In a statement released ahead of the informal working dinner of the ASEAN leaders at the Shangri-La Hotel, the President called on Myanmar’s ruling junta …
  25. Asean’s bad boy
    Manila Standard Today, Philippines –
    Doing something about Myanmar, on the other hand, is hard. Out of Bangkok comes the excellent news that six Southeast Asian countries—including the …
  26. Myanmar: Open Letter to EU Leaders
    Amnesty International EU, Belgium –
    … and human rights crisis in Myanmar a central issue on the agendas of the forthcoming EU-ASEAN summit and the subsequent summits with China and India. …
  27. Gem dealers push to ban Myanmar rubies after bloody crackdown
    Austin American-Statesman, TX –
    “The sale of these gems gives Burma’s military rulers quick cash to stay in power.” But a successful boycott of what activists call blood rubies will prove …
  28. ASEAN discredited over Burma: analysts
    The Australian, Australia –
    In the run-up to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering, Burma’s ASEAN partners – under pressure from the international community – appeared …
  29. EU and ASEAN call on Myanmar to free detainees
    Reuters –
    … recalling that such a dialogue should be conducted with all concerned parties and ethnic groups,” said the joint declaration of the ASEAN-EU Summit, …
  30. Binding ASEAN
    Jakarta Post, Indonesia – Editorial
    It is very unfortunate that brutality of the Myanmar junta has severely jeopardized the atmosphere and substance of the summit and little attention was …
  31. EU, Asean Vow to Strengthen Trade, Promote Energy Security
    Bloomberg –
    The draft declaration also calls on Myanmar’s leaders “to engage in a genuine process of national reconciliation on an inclusive basis. …
  32. Situation in Myanmar back to normal, summit told
    Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –
    Prime Minister Helen Clark says Myanmar has told the East Asia Summit things are back to normal following September’s military crackdown. …
  33. The skeleton in asean’s closet
    Boston Globe, United States –
    THE PRESENCE of Burma’s military junta at the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations earlier this week caused no end of humiliation for the …
  34. EU trade chief impatient on Doha, Southeast Asia deal
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    A deal with the whole Southeast Asian bloc may be held up by ASEAN member Myanmar, which has overshadowed this week’s summits in Singapore after its bloody …
  35. Myanmar dominates Asean EU talks
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
    The political crisis in Myanmar has topped the agenda at talks between leaders of South-East Asian nations and the European Union meeting in Singapore. …
  36. Myanmar opposition says arrests undermine talks
    Reuters –
    Pu Chin, 69, is an open critic of the regime who has now been arrested nine times by the military which has ruled the former Burma since 1962. ...
  37. Asean and EU support roles of EU on Burma
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    Despite the different approaches to Burma’s political crisis, Asean and the European Union (EU) Thursday agreed to fully support the role of the United …
  38. New Asean chief Surin stresses human rights
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Mr Surin, a former Thai foreign minister, spoke after a summit dominated by controversy over Burma, which basically has no human rights. …
  39. Their first turkey
    San Diego Union Tribune, United States –
    They are Karen (pronounced kuh-rin), an ethnic minority in a country, they say, they will always consider Burma. Their people have been the targets of a …
  40. EU and ASEAN call for Myanmar democracy, no trade deal
    Reuters –
    A joint declaration welcomed the decision of the Myanmar government to step up dialogue with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and called for a …
  41. Arroyo might raise Myanmar issue in next China trip
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    By Tetch Torres SINGAPORE (Via PLDT) — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo might raise the issue of Myanmar during her next visit to China, Press Secretary …
  42. EU-ASEAN summit call for arms embargo on Burma
    Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –
    … Myanmar and Cambodia, was focusing on a free trade agreement — making it a significant bloc representing half-a-billion people — the subject of Burma …
  43. World must unite against junta
    Taiwan Journal, Taiwan –
    By Jagdish Singh History bears witness to the fact that repressive regimes never pass the test of time, but Myanmar’s junta seems intent on trying to buck …
  44. The state of US-ASEAN relations
    ISN, Switzerland –
    … acceding to its demands that Ibrahim Gambari, UN Special Advisor on Myanmar, not brief ASEAN or the ASEAN Plus Three meeting on the situation in Burma. …
  45. Apocalypse Naypyidaw!
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    “They all want George W Bush and the UN to come into Myanmar [Burma] with a whole lot of guns and airplanes and jets and solve the problem. …
  46. UWSA and KIO Abstain from Condemning Suu Kyi
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … but welcoming the United Nations’ role as mediator in helping to find a solution to the conflict in Burma. The other groups involved were the Myanmar …
  47. New ASEAN head is Myanmar critic with clout
    Reuters –
    … 10-member ASEAN to press Myanmar to move towards democracy. Critics are hopeful Surin could push for concrete action against the former Burma’s junta. …
  48. Sudan boycott make strides
    Bay Area Indymedia, CA –
    Meanwhile, oil companies are facing pressure from human rights activists to pull out of Myanmar, where the regime has cracked down on Buddhist monks and …
  49. Southeast Asians, Europeans Agree Burma Issue Should Not Hold up …
    Voice of America –
    Instead, he emphasized that differences between the EU and ASEAN on Burma are not fundamental. “We have a common approach: Myanmar must become [a] democracy …
  50. EU representatives visit Burmese Buddhist Temple in S’pore
    Channel News Asia, Singapore –
          They did this to show their support for the Myanmar people and to understand the temple’s activities. The VIP visitors also met the monks at the Burmese …
  51. EU and ASEAN call for Myanmar democracy
    Reuters –
    A joint declaration welcomed the decision of the Myanmar government to step up dialogue with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and called for a …
  52. Continental view – Asia
    Marching monks InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
    “In order to succeed, dialogue will require flexibility on all sides, but I am convinced that it is the only way forward for Myanmar [Burma],” he said. …
  53. US Expert Hopeful for Burma if International Pressure Continues
    AHN –
    Geneva, Switzerland (AHN) – The United Nations’ human rights expert for Burma announced that the region might have a chance of seeing reform, …
  54. Duterte praises pgma’s stand on Myanmar
    Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
    (Our President is the only one brave enough, the others in the ASEAN they are afraid of the Generals of Burma). Myanmar (old name Burma) is controlled by a …
  55. Myanmar villager kills rare vulture
    Pravda, Russia –
    The vulture was later freed in northern Thailand near the border with Myanmar, also called Burma, thousands of kilometers (miles) from its home. …
  56. Analysis : Burma wins showdown in ASEAN / Amando Doronila
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … authoritarianism still move rather slowly towards democracy in Myanmar.” The charter commits ASEAN members, including Burma, “to strengthen democracy, …
  57. Lee: A Burma beginning
    Sun.Star, Philippines –
    Burma, or Myanmar, as it is now called, has been in the headlines lately due to its harsh crackdown on its Buddhist Monks and its treatment of the now …
  58. A Myanmar suicide for the advocates of sanctions
    RIA Novosti, Russia –
    The conflict among the ten over Myanmar shows that integration, free trade and the like are too closely connected with ideology and other political changes …
  59. Letting Burma off the hook
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Some Asean parliamentarians have called for Burma’s expulsion or at least suspension from Asean until it reaches some minimal level of civilised conduct. …
  60. South-East Asia’s jamboree Fifth from the right is the party-pooper
    Economist, UK –
    AP HUMAN-RIGHTS campaigners called for the dictators of Myanmar (Burma) to be uninvited from this week’s 40th-anniversary summit of the Association of …
  61. British PM Stops Deportation of Burmese Asylum Seeker
    Voice of America –
    Naing fled Burma last year. He claims he was jailed and beaten by Burmese authorities for distributing literature critical of Burma’s military government. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 22, 2007 at 3:08 am