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World focus on Burma (18 January 2009)

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Bringing light into Myanmar’s darkness: Group helps political prisoners in Myanmar
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar’s most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the pro-democracy movement, is barred by the military government from leaving her …

ASEAN calls for $700m for Burmese cyclone victims
Australia Network News, Australia –
“The TCG, the Tripartite Core Group, which we established in order to do the day to day work in Myanmar, in Yangon overseeing the assistance to the victims …

Backbreaking project from World War II is revived
Baltimore Sun, United States –
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 …

Christians struggling to aid lepers in Burma
Spero News –
A group of nuns in Kengtung, Myanmar, struggles to find the funds to treat over 520 leprosy patients and aid 44 children. By UCA News Nan Shan Kham says she …

Casting Light on Plight of Burmese Dissidents
New York Times, United States –
… to a reporter and a handful of former political prisoners who have settled in this small Thai city on the border with Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

VIEW: Regional fallout from Thai turmoil —Bertil Lintner
Daily Times, Pakistan –
We want to bring good change in Myanmar (Burma).” Statements such as these may not be well received by other, more autocratic members of ASEAN such as Laos …

Sri Lanka-based Burmese political weblog wins “Best Asia Blog …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Democratic norms, human rights, counter-terrorism, refugees, civilian casualties in domestic battles between warring factions etc. …

Treat refugees humanely, process them transparently
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
A tragedy was always likely given the heartless way in which the migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were treated after arriving on Thailand’s Andaman …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

World Focus on Burma (3-12-2007)

  1. Activists petition China to regulate dam projects in Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK –
    “In recent years, the number of Chinese businesses involved in hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar has increased dramatically,” the letter to Hu said. …
  2. Burma: Wheels In Motion
    NewMatilda.com (subscription), Australia –
    … which has been considerably boosted by the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar caucus. Public opinion on Burma supports greater activity by Indonesia as a …
  3. Burma to host ASEAN film fest
    ABC Online, Australia –
    Military-run Burma will hold the first ASEAN film festival in Rangoon next week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 10-nation regional grouping, …
  4. Move to reopen Stilwell Road by 2010
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
    The Stilwell Road ran from Ledo in Assam to Myitkyina in Myanmar,from where the Burma Road ran to Kunming in China’s Yunnan province. …
  5. ASEAN destroys its own credibility
    Asia Sentinel, China –
    Last year, an ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus was even established, with the primary aims of pushing democracy in Burma and helping free Ms Suu Kyi …
  6. The Failed Saffron Revolution
    Harvard Crimson, MA –
    By MANISH BHARDWAJ In September 1987, the superstitious General Ne Win who headed the military junta in Burma (renamed Myanmar soon thereafter) banned all …
  7. Myanmar Refugee Finds Life in San Diego a Struggle
    KPBS, CA –
    People say, “you can’t say your from Thailand, you have to say you’re from Burma from Myanmar.” My mother always say one day she want to go back to Myanmar …
  8. Myanmar to try protestors for arson, possession of weapons
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Naypyitaw, Myanmar – Protestors who participated in the September demonstrations in Yangon will not be prosecuted if they had acted peacefully, …
  9. ‘Rambo’ is on a mission in Burma
    Shreveport Times, LA –
    This one plunges John Rambo into the gun sights of the brutal military dictatorship of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma, …
  10. Myanmar back on a roadmap to nowhere
    By Bertil Lintner Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    That was a telling reply: In December 1973 – when Myanmar was still ruled by General Ne Win and his Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP) – a referendum on a …
  11. One village’s cry for help
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 3, 2007 – Man Tat, a Palaung village in Burma’s northern Kachin State and less than 100 kilometers from the Chinese border, was once a peaceful …
  12. Rise of India and China will lead to a new world order
    Vancouver Sun, Canada –
    In its support for the regimes in Sudan and Burma (Myanmar), for example, New Delhi has made a classic trade-off between its values and its national …
  13. Burma on UN Secretary-General’s Agenda during Thailand, Bali Visit
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Myanmar will be an issue discussed,” said a spokesperson. During the Bali conference from December 12 to 14, Ban Ki-moon is expected to meet with a number …
  14. China’s CNPC and Yunnan Sign Burma-related Pipeline Agreement
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    The agreement will play a significant role in coordinating plans for design and construction of an oil pipeline to neighboring Burma, Dow Jones Newswires …
  15. Weekly Business Roundup [December 03, 2007]
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … Thailand’s PTT and the Burmese state Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. More than 60 percent of officially declared foreign direct investment in Burma for …
  16. Myanmar Junta Starts To Write New Constitution
    Javno.hr, Croatia –
    “We have now commenced the drafting of the constitution,” Kyaw Hsan told reporters in the former Burma’s new capital, 240 miles (380 km) north of Yangon. …
  17. Media Roundtable in Singapore
    US Department of State, DC –
    And we had good conversations today about how to improve US-ASEAN relations and, of course, focused very much on the problem of Burma. And in that sense, …
  18. UN Burma chief to leave country
    Mizzima.com, India –
    “The government of the Union of Myanmar does not want Petrie to continue to serve in Myanmar, especially at this time when cooperation between Myanmar and …
  19. Top UN Official in Burma to Leave This Week
    By VOA news A top U.N. official in Burma will leave the country this week, after Burma’s military government refused to renew his mandate…

  20. Burma rules out NLD reform role
    BBC News, UK –
    Burma’s military government has said there is no role for the opposition in the drafting of a new constitution. The announcement comes despite international …
  21. ‘Better screening needed’ for AIDS-related blindness
    SciDev.net, UK –
    … attended clinics of Médicins Sans Frontieres, the independent humanitarian medical aid agency, in Cambodia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda. …
  22. Junta: No role for Suu Kyi in drafting of new charter
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Naypyidaw, Burma _ Burma yesterday ruled out any role for detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the drafting of a new constitution, …
  23. Myanmar rejects calls to include Suu Kyi in reforms
    AFP –
    He accused a non-government organisation called the Forum for Democracy in Burma of working with exiled dissidents to orchestrate the protests, …