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Burma: Updated top news (7 June 2008)

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Mirror.co.uk

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online –
Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food supplies, a Thailand-based watchdog said on Friday.
UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners Reuters South Africa
Myanmar police fired on prisoners during cyclone: UN rights report JURIST
The Epoch Times IrelandThe Associated PressPR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)
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The Southern Ledger

International Aid’s eyes in Myanmar see vast need

MLive.com –
During his trip, Enriquez focused on building relationships with organizations already stationed in and around Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. “Our strategy is not to be on the ground, but to look for capable organizations that would be the ones to …
Myanmar Junta Begins Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters New York Times
With more access, more progress in Myanmar, says CARE worker Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Associated PressIndian CatholicGrand Haven TribuneThe Associated Press
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Myanmar junta slams citizens over cyclone report

A family looks for traces of their house, on a marooned embankment, in the village of Pay Kunhnasay in the Kawhmu township, Myanmar, May 30, 2008. (Aung Hla Tung/Reuters)

Fri Jun 6, 8:14 AM ETYANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta attacked “unscrupulous” citizens and foreign media on Friday for presenting a false picture of the devastation left by….



Voice of America

Myanmar’s leaders have politicised aid effort: Amnesty

Hindu –

The article Myanmar’s cyclone crisis and India’s aid by PS Suryanarayana published in The Hindu on 30 May 2008 quotes India’s Minister of State Jairam Ramesh as having “saluted the people and the Government of Myanmar for their resilience and fortitude …

Amnesty Accuses Burma of Human Rights Abuses Since Cyclone Nargis Voice of America

Rights group: Myanmar exchanging food for labor The Associated Press

ABC OnlineDigitalJournal.comThe Irrawaddy News Magazine

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National Post

Myanmar Junta Begins Evicting Cyclone Victims From Shelters

New York Times –

By THE NEW YORK TIMES LABUTTA, Myanmar – Within a week of the storm that flooded the delta here last month with waves as high as 20 feet, the monasteries in this village were swarming with 14000 people who had lost their families, homes and livelihoods …

US military copters still ready to help Myanmar The Associated Press

With more access, more progress in Myanmar, says CARE worker Atlanta Journal Constitution

ReutersRadio NetherlandsThe Associated PressNew York Times

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US military copters still ready to help Myanmar

Fri Jun 6, 4:16 PM ET
U.S. soldiers from Marine Aircraft Group 36 adjust flags on a cargo of UNICEF aid after loading it onto a cargo plane for cyclone victims in Myanmar, Friday, June 6, 2008, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.  The plane was due to fly the aid first to Thailand from where it would be flown into Yangon.  (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

YANGON, Myanmar – The U.S. military said Friday it is keeping 22 helicopters on standby in case Myanmar’s ruling junta reverses its rejection of such help for cyclone victims, saying the aircraft could ferry emergency supplies to most survivors within three days.

US offers helicopters to Myanmar as navy ships leave AFP

Organization heads to Myanmar to aid survivors The Coloradoan

Voice of AmericaChicago TribuneNewsdayThe Associated Press

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BBC News

Burma condemns foreign media reports

Radio Australia –
Burma’s state-run media has strongly condemned foreign media reports of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis. An article in the state daily, The New Light of Myanmar, accuses self-seekers of Faking video footage of the destruction and selling it to …
The right to food in Myanmar Radio Netherlands
Burma hits out at cyclone reports BBC News
France24Bangkok PostNewsBlazeRadio Australia
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 7, 2008 at 1:38 am

World focus on Burma (6 June 08)

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Let’s Go! June 6 and Beyond

Beaumont Enterprise, TX –

SOUTHERN GOSPEL BURMA-MYANMAR BENEFIT CONCERT, featuring Brian Free and Assurance, 7 pm June 14 at the Jefferson Theater, 345 Fannin St. Advance tickets $12 …

Myanmar Calls Media Coverage of Cyclone ‘Distorted’

TransWorldNews (press release), GA –

Myanmar ’s ruling military junta lashed out Friday at media coverage of the May 2 cyclone that devastated the country, formerly known as Burma . …

junta says cyclone damage exaggerated

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

The regime changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. “The people who are in touch with the situation feel that the despicable and inhumane …

Thousands of Children Orphaned By Nargis

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

… children he met when he rushed to the ravaged area soon after the worst natural disaster in Burma (or Myanmar) stuck in the early hours of May 3. …

Comparisons are odious. – John Fortescue, De Laudibus Legum …

Spot-On –

Furthermore, Burma initially rejected all foreign aid. Mr. Bush only rejected aid from Cuba. Of course, both Mr. Bush and Mr. Than knew in advance of the …

Junta in Burma Attacks Media for Cyclone Coverage

FOXNews –

RANGOON, Burma — Calling coverage of the aftermath of a devastating cyclone distorted, the military junta of Burma — also known as Myanmar — lashed out at …

BURMA: Nargis Victims Forced From Camps

IPS, Italy –

The junta in Burma, or Myanmar, has forced cyclone victims out of temporary shelters, confiscated aid, and come in the way of assistance to the victims from …

Myanmar: Donors responding to border food crisis

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

During the last few months the Thailand Burma Border Consortium has been appealing for attention to a pending crisis for over 140000 Burmese refugees along …

Benefit Aids Myanmar Cyclone Victims

Webster Kirkwood Times, MO –

But when a natural disaster once again struck the Pacific Rim on May 3 — this time a cyclone that ravaged Myanmar, also known as Burma — Aerne felt a more …

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online, South Africa –

Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food …

Burmese Rulers Criticize Foreign New Outlets of Airing False …

Voice of America –

An editorial in the state run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, accused “self-seekers” of filming “made-up stories” in storm-affected areas in the Irrawaddy …

Burma sprays foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports

ABC Online, Australia –

The latest tirade in the Government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar (Burma) newspaper came as the junta tries to convince the world that it has the relief …

Myanmar junta slams citizens over cyclone report

Reuters –

… which also severely restricts international media access to the former Burma. The New Light of Myanmar accused foreign media of running “groundless news …

Burma Cyclone Survivors Open to Gospel Amid Relief Efforts

Christian Post –

… teams were finding an “incredible openness” to the Gospel among non-Christian survivors in largely Buddhist Burma – officially known as Myanmar. …

Myanmarese protest in New Delhi, demand Suu Kyis freedom

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Equipped with paints and brushes, around 35 protesters painted the gates and walls of the embassy with words ‘Free Burma’, ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi’. …

Junta slams citizens over cyclone reports

elEconomista.es, Spain –

… which also severely restrictsinternational media access to the former Burma. The New Light of Myanmar accused foreign media of running”groundless news …

School accepting children of illegal foreign workers

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

A school in Samut Sakhon province is offering room for Myanmar children to study. It’s an attempt to help these children have a better future than their …

Little Myanmar in Thailand

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Back in Burma we got only 2000 to 3000 kyats or 60 to 70 Thai baht, which is impossible to live on. Yes, I am married, but having a child is impossible and …

Organization heads to Myanmar to aid survivors

The Coloradoan, CO –

They plan to be in Myanmar for seven days with two medical volunteers to asses the needs of the cyclone survivors and will then prepare to ship a container …

Food Prices: Hunger Strikes

TIME –

… into producing biofuels; and crop failures from freak weather, including droughts in Australia and Europe and last month’s cyclone in Burma (Myanmar). …

UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners

elEconomista.es, Spain –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights expertfor Myanmar urged the military junta on Friday to investigatereports that its …

Rights Groups Report Post-Cyclone Abuses

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE Burmese and international human rights groups have accused Burma’s ruling junta of committing serious rights violations in the wake of Cyclone …

No boys on the battlefield

Ottawa Citizen,  Canada –

“The most notable offender remains Myanmar (Burma), whose armed forces, engaged in long-running counter-insurgency operations against a range of ethnic …

EU: Rethinking the arms exports code

ISN, Switzerland –

… China are now included in armored vehicles supplied to the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea, Sudan and the military regime in Myanmar (Burma). …

Cyclone Nargis: Burmese junta claims media is making up horror stories

guardian.co.uk, UK –

The government mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar daily newspaper, accused foreign media of misleading the international community to make it appear the …

Exiled Burmese Monk Lambastes Junta

New America Media, CA –

The world community has been watching in shock and amazement as Burma’s military government continues to watch the victims of Cyclone Nargis starve while …

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Javno.hr

Cyclone: disease spreads through Burma

Independent Online, South Africa –

Bangkok – Dysentery, typhoid and other diseases are spreading through Myanmar’s notorious Insein Prison after Cyclone Nargis destroyed inmates’ food …

UN Rights Envoy Pushes Burma on Aid, Prisoners The Epoch Times Ireland

UN rights envoy pushes Myanmar on aid, prisoners Reuters

UN envoy pushes Myanmar on prisoners Reuters South Africa

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Boston Globe

junta says cyclone damage exaggerated

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

The regime changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. “The people who are in touch with the situation feel that the despicable and inhumane …

Myanmar Calls Media Coverage of Cyclone ‘Distorted’ TransWorldNews (press release)

Myanmar arrests activist as US aid ships leave Reuters UK

Cyclone Nargis leaves death, destruction and deep emotional scars ReliefWeb (press release)

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The Southern Ledger

Weather stalls Burma relief work

The Times, South Africa –

BANGKOK – Seven helicopters set to fly to Yangon today to join the relief effort for cyclone victims in Myanmar have been delayed because of bad weather, …

Myanmar Delays Aid Helicopters Flying, UN Relief Official Says Bloomberg

UN may get choppers to Burma, US Navy pulls out Bangkok Post

Junta in Burma Attacks Media for Cyclone Coverage FOXNews

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Burma slams foreign media over ‘despicable’ cyclone reports

ABC Online, Australia –

The government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar lashed out at “self-seekers exploiting storm victims,” who they said were “shooting video films featuring …

Top Burmese comedian nabbed The Times

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Factories Turn to Refugee Workers

Wall Street Journal –

… influx of refugees from Myanmar. Since January, the Swift plant has hired more than 200 workers from the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma. …

Another casualty of the cyclone: Asia loses one of its last …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Under British rule, Burma _ as the country was then called _ was one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia and the region’s biggest producer of …

Prayer to feed the hungry

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

Wars and the disruption of local economies by destructive storms, such as the cyclone that hit Burma (Myanmar), drought, and so on – along with the higher …

Myanmar Relief Continues Amid Difficulties, Hundreds Open to Christ

Christian News Wire (press release), DC –

YANGON, Myanmar (Burma), June 5 /Christian Newswire/ — Gospel for Asia/Believers Church relief teams in Myanmar (Burma) ministering among the battered …

Choir to entertain at relief concert

Independent and Free Press, Canada –

All proceeds from the concert will go to relief efforts in China and Burma (Myanmar). Tickets are available at The Freckled Lion Bookstore, 56 Main St. S., …

Desolation in Myanmar

Atlantic Free Press, Netherlands –

by Brian McAfee In the aftermath of a major natural disaster, the ongoing tragedy that is playing out in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is unnecessary …

Disaster Lurks On Our Doorstep, And Americans Shrug!

OpEdNews, PA –

By AMANDA RIPLEY The recent earthquake in China and the cyclone in Burma, not to mention the battery of tornadoes and wildfires ripping through the US this …

Burmese comedian Zarganar held for helping cyclone victims

Times Online, UK –

… the disaster and the aid effort that has followed – the way that it threatens the totalitarian rule of Burma’s junta and its leader, General Than Shwe. …

US says disaster officials still waiting to help victims of …

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

AP WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States said Thursday that US disaster specialists are still waiting in Thailand for permission to enter neighboring Myanmar …

Global Editorial Roundup

Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription), SC –

Has the military government of Myanmar (Burma) really opened its doors to humanitarian aid workers from abroad? More than three weeks after a devastating …

Burma one month on: Aid getting through but thousands of children …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Please donate now to our Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. We urgently need your help to rebuild these children’s lives. By Emergency:

Government earmarks 150000 euro in aid to China, Burma/Myanmar

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

The Bulgarian government will provide financial aid to China and Burma/Myanmar to mitigate the damages from the natural disasters that hit the two countries …

Bulgaria to provide 100000 euro humanitarian aid to China

Xinhua, China –

Meanwhile, the Bulgarian government will also aid Myanmar, which was hit badly by the Nargis Cyclone, with 50000 euro for the relief efforts. …

Interview with Barry Scott Zellen: Arctic Lessons

Global Politician, NY –

BSZ: The junta in Burma and the Chinese Communist Party aren’t so very different in their mindset from the military governments that governed Alaska early …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 6, 2008 at 2:55 am

World Focus on Burma (27 Jan 08)

  1. Rights Group Accuses Myanmar of Holding More Dissidents
    New York Times, United States –
    Mr. Gambari has visited twice and was promised a third visit soon, as part of what Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma, said was a policy of …
  2. Arroyo rallies Asean leaders: Let’s free Suu Kyi now
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    She warned that the Philippine Senate would not ratify the Asean Charter unless the legislators saw “real political reform” take place in Burma (Myanmar). …
  3. E-mail from Burma
    Gather.com, MA –
    Myanmar is changing fast. I am staying downtown and everywhere I see young people wearing jeans – both men and women. There also seems to be a significant …
  4. Art Museum Scandal Grows: Tax Fraud, Artifact Looting Alleged
    Hollywood Today Newsmagazine, CA –
    … regarding looted and smuggled art, allegedly taken from Thailand, China, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma) and Native American digs within the United States. …
  5. ‘Rambo’ review: There will be blood
    Portsmouth Herald News, NH –
    … Stallone said he and his “Rambo” crew witnessed the human toll of unspeakable atrocities while filming along the Myanmar (Burma) border. …
  6. Film Friday: ‘Rambo’, ‘Untraceable’
    The Gate, Canada –

    As far as the story goes, we catch up with John Rambo on the Thai-Myanmar border as a group of human rights activists ask for Rambo’s help in getting down …


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    Sylvester Stallone Endorses McCain. Coolest Endorsement Yet?
    FOXNews – Jan 24, 2008
    by Serafin Gomez From Fox and Friends Executive Producer, David Brown: ”John McCain was on Fox and Friends this morning – we had an interview which will air Friday with Sylvester Stallone – Stallone endorsed McCain during the taped interview – on Fox …
    Yo, McCain: Hoping Stallone Can Help Say ‘We Did It’ Washington Post
    McCain says he can win over conservatives, has Rocky’s support USA Today
    TheCelebrityCafe.com – Buffalo News – Philadelphia Inquirer – New Zealand Herald
    Movie review: Rambo
    Pegasus News, TX –
    On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world’s longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year. …
    Movie Review: Rambo Entertainment Weekly
    Review: Rambo returns for new rumble in the jungle Colorado Springs Gazette
    MOVIE PREVIEW online print edition Arizona Republic
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 27, 2008 at 11:39 am

World Focus on Burma (11-12-2007)

  1. Burma: Suu Kyi must be freed for political reform, says EU envoy
    آكي, Italy –
    Fassino, a former Italian justice minister , was appointed by the EU to focus attention on Burma (also known as Myanmar) and support the efforts of UN …
  2. Ban Ki-moon asked to initiate concrete steps on Burma on Human …
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 10, 2007 – United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon has been asked to initiate concrete steps on Burma for ushering in changes instead of wasting time in …
  3. World’s patience wearing thin: UN
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    “Therefore, again I urge the Myanmar [Burma] authorities to fully respect the principles and all of the UN charters by fully engaging with the international …
  4. Lantos’ Burma Human Rights Act Moves to House Floor
    Earthtimes, UK –
    10 /prnewswire-usnewswire/ — This week Congress is expected to consider tightened, targeted sanctions against Burma, where a recent violent crackdown …
  5. Secretary-General’s joint press conference with the Prime Minister …
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The situation in Burma still has tension going on, with arrests and perhaps crackdowns. Would you have any further comments on how to stop this tense …
  6. Memo From Kuala Lumpur A Growing Source of Fear for Migrants in …
    New York Times, United States – 6 hours ago
    Most migrant workers come from Indonesia, while others come from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Vietnam as well as from Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
  7. Bush marks Human Rights Day
    United Press International –
    The first lady led a discussion on Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country former known as Burma. “For nearly 20 years, Burma’s military regime has crushed …
  8. Laura Bush Urges Burma’s Junta to Open Democratic Path
    Voice of America –
    By Michael Bowman First Lady Laura Bush is urging Burma’s military junta to forge a path to democracy or step aside. voa’s Michael Bowman reports from the …
  9. Efforts To Expose Atrocities in Burma Win US Envoy Recognition
    US Department of State, DC –
    The demonstrations in Burma, which began in late August, are believed to have been the largest since August 1988, when hundreds of thousands of people …
  10. First Lady Marks Human Rights Day By Calling On Myanmar To Release …
    AHN –
    … and Myanmar, the first lady continued her strong criticism of Myanmar’s military generals, and called on “all nations, especially Burma’s neighbors, …
  11. UN Secretary-General calls for increased involvement in Myanmar
    Thaindian.com, Thailand –
    Mr. Ban told the Prime Minister that the UN is planning to exert pressure on the military government of Myanmar and asked that General Surayud’s government …
  12. Burmese leader receives UCT honorary doctorate
    SABC News, South Africa –
    Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest in Myanmar – formally known as Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi is the Nobel Prize-winning peace activist who’s being …
  13. YEARENDER: Myanmar’s people rise to the occasion
    Monsters and Critics.com, UK –
    Bangkok – If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it’s Myanmar’s people and the Buddhist monkhood for daring to take to the streets against a …
  14. The first non-Chinese director of AI Hong Kong is Pinay
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … Hong Kong people interested in issues such as violence against women, torture and terror, human dignity, and the crises in Burma (Myanmar) and Pakistan. …
  15. How Do We Walk The Burmese Road?
    Huffington Post, NY –
    The championing for incentive-based policies is also echoed by UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who stated, “The world is not just there to punish Myanmar, …
  16. Patience ebbing with Myanmar: Ban Ki-Moon
    Merinews, India –
    Meanwhile Ban Ki-moon had to face hostile crowds of activists who protested outside the UN office and demanded that he take concrete steps on Burma instead …
  17. North Korea Still Lambastes US in Media
    The Associated Press –
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the US Navy last month for …
  18. Growing anxiety with lack of reforms in Burma
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … and promoting and protecting human rights in Myanmar.” Meanwhile Thai Prime Minister Surayudh Chulanont told the Secretary General that Burma can again…
  19. Somali pirates threaten to kill tanker crew
    Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
      Negotiations have been under way to free the vessel, currently anchored off north-east Somalia, with crew members from Burma (also known as Myanmar), …
  20. Bush urging focus on Myanmar junta
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
    AP Video: Mummified Dinosaur Unlocks Old Secrets (12/10) AP news headlines Latest from AP By Sylvia A. Smith WASHINGTON – Myanmar’s military dictators ..
  21. Burma stepping up attacks on insurgents
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Dec 10, 2007 (AFP)–Military-ruled Burma has stepped up its offensive against ethnic Karen rebels following a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in …
  22. Assam] Book on Railways in Assam
    Assam Times, India –
    The original motive for having a railway trunk route in Assam was to ultimately connect it to the Burma Railway Systems. This grand scheme was conceived by …
  23. Human rights failures go unchecked in Myanmar and Darfur, UN told
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Geneva – The governments of Sudan and Myanmar were condemned before the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday for failing to improve human rights in their …
  24. When Revolutions Run Out Of Steam
    CBS News, NY –
      The United Nations hastily sent its special envoy into Burma. Both President Bush and the First Lady seemed personally affected – Laura Bush, …

World Focus on Burma (13-11-2007)

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  1. Redoubled Efforts Needed To Resolve Burma Crisis
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the Myanmar authorities and all relevant parties to redouble their efforts towards achieving national …
  2. Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels Atrocities
    Human Rights Watch (press release) –
    Burma’s military junta has organized the auction, which is scheduled to run from November 14 to 26 at the Myanmar Convention Center. …
  3. Ban urges Myanmar parties to speed up reconciliation efforts
    AFP –
    “Burma’s rubies and jade are prized for their beauty but the ugly truth is that the trade in these stones supports human rights abuses,” said Arvind Ganesan …
  4. Myanmar Should Agree on Timetable for Political Change, UN Says
    Bloomberg –
    More than 90 percent of the world’s rubies originate in Myanmar, it said. “Burma’s rubies and jade are prized for their beauty but the ugly truth is that …
  5. UN Secretary-General Hopeful After Special Envoy’s Briefing on Burma
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is hopeful a process initiated by his special envoy to Burma will lead to meaningful …
  6. Myanmar gem auction to top up junta coffers despite sanctions
    AFP –
    … increasingly difficult for the Burmese generals to move their money around,” said Sean Turnell, an expert on Myanmar, which was formerly known as Burma. …
  7. Gambari to brief UNSC on Myanmar
    NDTV.com, India –
    UN Special Envoy on Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, would brief the UN Security Council on Wednesday morning (IST) on his five-day visits to the country last week. …
  8. Myanmar to put over $200 mln gems, jade for bidding
    Xinhua, China –
    13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will put quality gems, jade, pearl and jewelry worth about 230 million US dollars at floor prices on sale at a mid-year gems emporium
  9. Military presence swept under carpet before UN rights probe
    Mizzima.com, India –
    November 13, 2007 – Troops of the Burma Army were conspicuous by their absence in Rangoon on the eve of the arrival of the UN rights expert, Paulo Sergio …
  10. Myanmar Should Agree on Change Timetable, UN Says (Update1)
    Bloomberg –
    More than 90 percent of the world’s rubies originate in Myanmar, it said. “Burma’s rubies and jade are prized for their beauty but the ugly truth is that …
  11. How Myanmar spins its grip on power
    Globe and Mail, Canada –
    A recent flurry of diplomatic activity in Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – including meetings between Ms. Suu Kyi and a government minister have sparked …
  12. The Lessons from Myanmar
    Just International, Malaysia –
    Suu Kyi s fight platform, in the 1990 elections, was extremely ingenious in the sense of trying to take from Myanmar s cultural tradition, the fundamental …
  13. India stands by Myanmar status quo
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    India’s relations with Myanmar are even more troubled and delicate than China’s. During the British colonial era, Myanmar, then known as Burma, …
  14. India Cuts Them Off At The Free Pass
    Strategy Page –
    Then India made deals with Bangladesh and Myanmar to shut down ULFA camps there. Inside India, life was much more dangerous for ULFA fighters, …
  15. Reporter details censorship
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
    As a result of the government’s tight rein on newspapers, magazines and electronic communication, Hein said, “most people in Burma do not know what’s going …
  16. Foreigners flock to Myanmar gems auction despite calls for a boycott
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    «The sale of these gems gives Burma’s military rulers quick cash to stay in power.» Myanmar is also called Burma. The state-run Myanmar Gems Enterprise said …
  17. Burma: Junta Diversionary Tactics?
    UNPO, Netherlands –
    Tentative talks in Myanmar between pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s military rulers have raised hopes in some quarters of a possible …
  18. Assure medical care and human rights in Burma
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI –
    By any measure, the country called Myanmar by its military junta but Burma by the democratic party that legitimately and overwhelmingly won the 1990 …
  19. The Geopolitics and Economics of Burma’s Military Regime, 1962-2007
    ZNet, MA –
    [34] Most fundamentally, the SLORC passed the Union of Burma (Myanmar) Foreign Investment Law in November 1988 that allowed foreign companies to establish …
  20. Myanmar gems auction shrugs off Western sanctions
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Human Rights Watch has called for a total ban on precious stones from the former Burma, where state-controlled mines supply sapphires, pearls, …
  21. Fugitive Myanmar Dissident Arrested
    The Associated Press –
    The Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based radio station run by Myanmar dissidents, reported that on Oct. 27 she laid lay flowers at the spot where …
  22. Myanmar activist arrested during UN envoy visit
    Reuters –
    The Brazilian law professor, on his first trip to the former Burma in four years, visited Yangon’s notorious Insein prison and other sites on Monday where
  23. Prominent Myanmar Activists Arrested
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    The Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based radio station run by Myanmar dissidents, reported that on Oct. 27, she laid flowers at the spot where Japanese …
  24. Pinheiro waiting to meet generals as they keep arresting activists …
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    The 88 Generation student group confirmed that U Gambira, a leader of the Alliance of All Burma Buddhist Monks who played a key role in the anti-fuel price …
  25. Myanmar Gem Show to Draw Merchants
    Houston Chronicle, United States –
    “The sale of these gems gives Burma’s military rulers quick cash to stay in power.” Myanmar is also called Burma. The state-run Myanmar Gems Enterprise said …
  26. Thailand: Migrant workers unprotected and uninformed
    YubaNet, CA –
    Seven years ago, in her small Myanmar hometown, Tha Zin, 30, a garment factory worker, watched as one of her closest friends – a girl just a few years
  27. Burmese Monk, Labor Activist Arrested In Burma
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    The arrests come as a United Nations human rights envoy is in Burma to investigate the September crackdown by the country’s military government.
  28. Asian rly routes inspire Dhaka’s plan for highway
    The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
    However, Dhaka joined the Trans-Asian Railway network on November 9 as it goes through India-Bangladesh-Myanmar and will not serve as a corridor for India.