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World Focus on Burma (7 Jan 08)

  1. What is there to celebrate in Burma?
    Bangkok Post, Thailand – 10 hours ago
    Those are the words of Burma’s first president, Sao Shwe Thaike, in his independence message on Jan 4, 1948 when the country gained its independence after … (If the URL is not working, click here.)
  2. Dhaka postpones BIMSTEC ministerial meet
    Hindu, India –
    After the inclusion of Myanmar in December 1997, the grouping was renamed as BIMST-EC or Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand Economic …
  3. Free to celebrate new year
    Akron Beacon Journal, OH –
    … freedom for the members of the Karen (pronounced Kahr-en) community, who have fled the military regime in Burma, now called Myanmar, in Southeast Asia. …
  4. A digitally enhanced Myanmar opposition
    Los Angeles Times, CA –
    … photographs and blog reports posted on the Internet played a key role in breaking the wall of silence surrounding Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. …
  5. Bird flu still a threat 10 years after leap to humans
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD –
    “Just in 2007, we’ve seen the first reports of human cases in Laos, Nigeria and Burma (Myanmar),” he says. Cases tend to coincide with poultry outbreaks and …
  6. Karen community grateful for escaping violence, dictatorship
    The Chronicle Journal, Canada –

    The second phase of the group crossed into Burma – called Myanmar by the country‘s current military rulers – and arrived in 739 BC, explained Saw Winning, …

  7. TOTAL petrol station demo in Chester
    Indymedia UK, UK –

    On Saturday 5 January, in solidarity with NLD, the Burmese monks and the oppressed people of Burma, members and supporters of Wrexham Women for Peace held a …

  8. Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    “The licence fee is 500000 kyat a year with an additional 50000 kyat monthly, which you have to give to the Myanmar Info-Tech Corporation,” the café owner …
  9. Sense of loss as Burma marks independence without hero
    Hong Kong Standard Pausing in front of the fence around Rangoon’s main park, a man points through the iron bars to show…
  10. New ASEAN chief upbeat on charter’s full ratification
    Reuters India, India –

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – The new Association of Southeast Asian Nations chief expressed confidence on Monday the grouping’s landmark charter aimed at paving the …

  11. Singapore ratifies Asean Charter
    The Nation/ANN | Bangkok : Singapore is taking the lead and becoming the first member to ratify the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Charter, barely seven weeks after it was signed by the g..
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    Written by Lwin Aung Soe

    January 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

    World Focus on Burma (4 Jan 08)

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    1. Exiled Myanmar Network Boosts Broadcasts
      The Associated Press –

      OSLO, Norway (AP) — The exiled Myanmar network Democratic Voice of Burma said Thursday it was starting daily broadcasts to pro-democracy activists at home, …

    2. Junta blocks information flow by hiking Sat TV fees
      Mizzima.com, India –
      U Khin Maung Thet, deputy director of department of Communication in Burma’s new jungle capital, Nay Lyi Taw, however, said, “It is not that we are hiking …
    3. HEALTH-BURMA: Bird-Flu Awareness Camapigns Show Results
      Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
      Such a lead taken by the farmers follows the education and awareness campaigns that have been conducted in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …
    4. Myanmar junta calls for discipline as country marks 60 years of …
      PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
      After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …
    5. Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2008. There are
      Youngstown Vindicator, OH –
      In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) becomes independent of British rule. In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces capture …
    6. Burma tells people: cooperate and sacrifice
      The Australian, Australia –
      MILITARY-RUN Burma put on a show of defiance on the 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid global pressure for reform following the junta’s …
    7. Myanmar Marks 60 Years of Independence
      The Associated Press –

      After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …

    8. Myanmar marks independence day
      Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

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      Myanmar ‘s ruling military has called for “discipline” as the country marks 60 years of independence from Britain . The country has spent much of the past …

    9. Myanmar deploys riot police for Independence Day
      Reuters South Africa, South Africa –

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      A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

      A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

      The junta, the latest face of 45 years of army rule in the former Burma, limited its celebrations to a military ceremony in the remote new capital, …

    10. On the ice
      Peoria Journal Star, IL –
      In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) became independent of British rule. In 1960, French author Albert Camus died in an automobile accident at age 46. …
    11. Weekly Business Roundup (January 04, 2008)
      The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
      The new sale is being managed by state-controlled Myanmar [Burma] Economic Holdings and will take place over five days in Rangoon, starting January 15. …
    12. Reconciliation call on independence anniversary
      The Australian, Australia –
      BRITISH Foreign Secretary David Miliband called for national reconciliation in Myanmar in a statement marking the country’s 60th anniversary of independence …
    13. Suu Kyi Plea Raised on Myanmar Holiday
      The Associated Press –
    14. Myanmar opposition slams junta over talks
      Independent Online –
    15. bittersweet independence
      BBC News, UK –
      Not so in Burma. On 4 January 1948, more than 60 years of British colonial rule came to an end. Many Burmese had fared badly under the British, …
    16. Miliband urges reconciliation in Myanmar
      AFP –

      “Today marks the 60th anniversary of Burma’s independence. We congratulate the people of Burma on this historic landmark,” Miliband said. …

    17. Burma Marks Landmark Anniversary of Independence
      Voice of America – 1 hour ago

      By VOA News Burma’s military rulers staged a low-key ceremony Friday to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. …

    18. Man’s march for Burma
      Lancashire Evening Telegraph, UK –
      Burma was renamed Myanmar by its leaders in 1989 but campaigners opposed to the regime have always refused to call it by this name.
    19. Laura Bush urges pressure on Myanmar junta
      Inquirer.net, Philippines –
      Laura Bush has taken an unusual lead role in efforts to push for change in Myanmar, which Washington calls Burma. “We urge the regime to fulfill its …
    20. Businessmen can sell GSM phones in Kachin state
      Mizzima.com, India –
      So people who don’t get the phone are complaining,” said a local resident who applied for a GSM phone at the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication department. …
    21. Laura Bush condemns Myanmar military junta
      United Press International – 3 hours ago
      Instead of celebrating freedom, citizens of Myanmar, formerly Burma, “live in fear, poverty, and oppression under Gen. Than Shwe and his military regime,” …
    22. US president’s wife condemns ruling generals as Myanmar marks 60th …
      International Herald Tribune, France –
      AP WASHINGTON: US President George W. Bush’s wife on Friday condemned Myanmar’s ruling military regime for keeping its citizens in a state of poverty and …
    23. PM formally constitutes commission on damages assessment
      Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
      LONDON, Jan 4 (APP): The British Government has urged the Myanmar (Burma) regime to hold constructive dialogue with the opposition to ensure better future …
    24. Burmese opposition reiterates call for dialogue on Independence day
      Mizzima.com, India –
      … the junta, in its mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper, has carried articles that exhort the people of Burma to maintain the spirit of the union …

    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 (30-11-2007)

    1. Total plans work on installations in Myanmar
      AFP –
      PARIS (AFP) — The French energy group Total said Thursday it planned to carry out work on installations in the Yadana gas field in Myanmar, where according …
    2. Myanmar Crackdown Sparks Ethics Debate On Investing There
      CNNMoney.com –
      France’s Total SA (TOT) contends that cutting off Myanmar , also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could …
    3. Myanmar Arrests, Harassment of Monks Is `Troubling,’ US Says
      Bloomberg –
      The monastery was a sanctuary for people with AIDS in the country formerly known as Burma, the news agency said. The US “condemns the Burmese regime’s …
    4. Deuces High: How the US Can Bring an End to Myanmar’s Crackdown on …
      World Press Review – 2 hours ago
      Since late September, the world’s eyes have been fixed on the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma, and just about every observer in the United …
    5. Burma Crisis Tops Talks Between Gambari, Cambodia
      Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
      Continuing his consultations with regional leaders, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar today conferred with Cambodia’s Foreign Minister on …
    6. Two dead, monk wounded in Myanmar rebel attack
      Times of India, India –
      YANGON: A Buddhist monk and a 45-year-old woman were killed when ethnic Karen rebels in eastern Myanmar opened fire on a passenger bus, state media said on
    7. UN envoy continues Asian talks on Burma
      Radio Australia, Australia –
      United Nations envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, has held talks with top Cambodian officials on Burma’s political crisis as he tries to rally regional support for his …
    8. Miss World targets AIDS battle in 2007 pageant
      AFP –
      Of the nations not represented, there is no Miss Myanmar (formerly Burma) and most Muslim-majority countries do not take part, although Miss Malaysia, ..
    9. Resentment among monks spills over to Bodhgaya
      Merinews, India –
      The seething anger among Buddhist monks over the Myanmar military junta’s brutality on the men in crimson has far from died down, if anything, …
    10. Small farmers hurt by bird flu measures
      Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
      The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries issued a public warning in the state-run New Light of Myanmar …
    11. Myanmar junta shuts AIDS monastery, expels monks
      Reuters –
      “And I’d like to repeat that,” he told reporters during a visit to Cambodia on a regional tour before going back to the former Burma next month for more …
    12. Myanmar’s missing monks still a mystery months after crackdown
      Earthtimes, UK –
      … they were everywhere, but now you only see one or two,” said Shari Villarosa, charge d’affaires of the US embassy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
    13. Call for Burma to free opposition leader
      ic Wales, United Kingdom –
      Cambodian foreign minister Hor Namhong said today that his country supports the “steps taken by Myanmar (Burma) in cooperation with the United Nations to …
    14. Burma need gradual approach to democracy: Cambodia FM
      Mizzima.com, India –
      “I told Gambari that we don’t have to talk about the sanction on Myanmar any more from now on, but we have to provide humanitarian aid for the Myanmar …
    15. Pinheiro challenges international community
      Mizzima.com, India –
      Pinheiro also has little patience for a debate over whether the Southeast Asian nation should be referred to as Burma or Myanmar, as the generals renamed …
    16. US diplomat: Myanmar junta shuts AIDS monastery, continues arrests
      International Herald Tribune, France –
      AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Myanmar’s military junta has closed a monastery that served as a hospice for AIDS patients and is continuing to arrest dissidents, …
    17. ASEAN needs to invest in its people: incoming chief
      Channel News Asia, Singapore –
      The only thing is – how many potshots ASEAN will receive as a result of political issues such as Myanmar or whatever come our way? …
    18. UN Watch Briefing
      Media For Freedom, Nepal –
      As South Africa faced new questions over its UN voting record against human rights resolutions for victims in Burma and elsewhere, UN Watch found itself at …
    19. India: Marching in step with Burma’s generals
      SAHRDC, India –
      … himself witnessed protests in Burma’s streets when he signed a $150 million deal with the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise in September 2007. …
    20. Junta shuts down monastery close to pro-democracy movement
      AsiaNews.it, Italy –
      Yangon (asianews) – Myanmar’s military regime continues to blatantly crack down on Buddhist monks, guilty in its eyes for last September anti-government …
    21. Vengeful junta shuts down monastery in Rangoon
      Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
      IN AN unprecedented move, Burma’s military junta has shut down a Rangoon monastery linked to the recent uprising and warned other temples not to offer …
    22. UN Envoy Demands Release of Burmese Democracy Leader
      Voice of America –
      By VOA News The United Nations’ special envoy to Burma says that the country’s ruling military junta must release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …
    23. General safer sex rules
      Health24.com, South Africa –
      Although abstinence and condoms are the best way of preventing HIV/Aids, there are a lot of general safer sex rules that one should follow. …
    24. ‘Democracy can only be a transition in Myanmar’
      Tehelka, India –
      ... of Myanmar’s Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) that visited India recently at the invitation of Indian Parliamentarian Forum for Democracy in Burma …
    25. AIDS Monastery Ordered Shut in Myanmar
      The Associated Press –
      BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A Buddhist monastery that provided a hospice for AIDS patients has been closed down by the regime in Myanmar, which is also still …
    26. World AIDS Day Marks Day of Both Sadness and Hope, Says Bush

      30 November 2007
       

      President Bush makes remarks during a World AIDS Day ceremony, 30 Nov 2007
      President Bush makes remarks during a World AIDS Day ceremony, 30 Nov 2007

      President Bush is urging Congress to approve the doubling of the U.S. commitment in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

      Mr. Bush Friday said he was confident …

    Written by Lwin Aung Soe

    November 29, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    World Focus on Burma (24-11-2007)

    1. UN Chief Says Children’s Rights Violated in Burma
      Voice of America –
      The report noted difficulties gathering data on children’s rights in Burma. The secretary-general urged the military government to ensure that all armed …
    2. UN calls on Myanmar to release child soldiers, drop restrictions …
      International Herald Tribune, France –
      AP UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar should release all its child soldiers and allow UN officials to verify government claims that officers have been punished for …
    3. Remarks by President Bush and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan …
      PR-USA.net (press release), Bulgaria –
      We discussed Burma. The Prime Minister and I condemned the regime’s crackdown on democratic activists. We call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all …
    4. (soccer) Debutants take to the stage
      Fifa.com –
      The case of Myanmar is slightly different to the other debutants. Formerly known as Burma, they entered the qualifiers for Brazil 1950 only to withdraw …
    5. Donors needed for kids
      Deseret News, UT –
      Since the school accepts a large influx of immigrants from such countries as Somalia, South Africa, Burma, Myanmar, Burundi, South America and Tanzania, …
    6. Burma Detects New Outbreak of Bird Flu
      Voice of America –
      A statement from the Myanmar Livestock and Veterinary Department urged people to prevent the entry of poultry and birds from neighboring countries into Burma.
    7. Singapore hosts diplomacy exercise
      New Europe, Belgium –
      Burma (Myanmar) kept the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) nodding along with the European Union on sanctions against the military rulers of …

    Written by Lwin Aung Soe

    November 24, 2007 at 3:09 am