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World focus on Burma (26 October 2008)


Asia likes McCain’s free trade, Obama’s diplomacy
Economic Times, India –
… Bush and wife Laura were staunch supporters of the pro-democracy struggle led by Aung San Suu Kyi in military-run Myanmar, still called Burma by some. …

Security relaxed at Suu Kyi’s home
The Age, Australia –
Authorities in military-run Burma removed barbed wire barriers and reduced security around the Rangoon home of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Chevron faces suit over Nigerian violence
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
A victory in this case, he said, would send a message to corporations operating abroad that “if they are complicit in human rights abuses, they can expect …

New calls for Burma to release detained opposition members
Radio Australia, Australia –
Asian and European leaders have urged Burma’s junta to release detained opposition members and implement democracy in the poverty-stricken Southeast Asian …

Asian favourite
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“Both Republican and Democrat agree on strong US policy on Burma, which include imposing strong economic sanctions against the junta; increasing strong …

European Award Shows World Esteem for Chinese Dissident
NewsBlaze, CA –
Previous winners of the Sakharov Prize include Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, former South African leader Nelson Mandela and former UN …

EU urged to support Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“I welcome the increased emphasis of the EU on extending help to the people of Myanmar in the areas of humanitarian assistance, public health, …

HIV on rise among self-injecting drug users
Windsor Star,  Canada –

… among these kind of users topped 40 percent in nine nations: Estonia, Ukraine, Myanmar (Burma), Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil and Kenya. …

A call for a non-violent defence to help humanity
Borglobe, Sudan –
The European Parliament, by a vote of 533-63, has approved a report assessing the state of Human Rights in the World in 2007, asking for a continued …

BEIJING (AFP) — Asian and European leaders urged Myanmar’s ruling junta on Saturday to release detained opposition members and implement democracy in the …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

October 26, 2008 at 11:48 am

World Focus on Burma (13 Feb 08)

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Buddhist monks begin praying for world peace
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia –
Organised by the Mahabodhi Society of India, the over weeklong festival is being attended by several Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar,

Sylvester Stallone: Filming ‘Rambo’ made ‘Rocky Balboa’ seem like
The Cheers, Estonia –
‘Rambo’ sees the war hero take a group of mercenaries up into Myanmar via the Salween River in search of missing Christian aid workers.


Independent judiciary essence of democracy says Miliband
Associated Press of PakistanPakistan –
Speaking about the recent events in Burma where the Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains under detention, he said the country’s Junta has been unable


Myanmar authorities extend detention of deputy opposition leader
Philippine Star, Philippines –
YANGON (AP) – Myanmar‘s military government on Wednesday extended by another year the house arrest of the deputy leader of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party,


PressZoom (press release), Netherlands –
He would welcome further details on progress made in the development and implementation of the action plans of parties within Burma. He urged the Myanmar


Myanmar gives top dissident another year in jail
Reuters UK, UK –
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won an election landslide in 1990, only to be denied power by the former Burma’s ruling military.


Suu Kyi’s deputy will remain confined
Independent Online, South Africa –
YangonMyanmar‘s military rulers extended the house arrest of Tin Oo, the deputy to detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said on


Bulgaria Imposes Restrictions against Myanmar
Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria –
Bulgaria: The Bulgarian government decided to impose restrictive measures against Myanmar (formerly called Burma) at its session on Wednesday by approving a


Burma’s Referendum Ambush
The Irrawaddy News MagazineThailand –
the people of Myanmar.” Understandably, the opposition in exile and activists in Burma rejected the announcement and called for a referendum boycott.

Four Rewarded for Burmese Community Work
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Alliance Myanmar, a Burmese branch of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, has presented leadership awards to four Burmese social activists,

Burma’s junta lies about its farcical reforms because it can
Vancouver Sun,  Canada –
One positive thing that can be said about Burma‘s military regime is that its generals don’t bury their lies in the small print. When they feel the need to

The West’s Long Tradition of Exalting Non-Western Cultures
Pajamas Media, CA –
This — though you’ve probably never heard of it — seems the best-regarded book ever written on the people and society of Burma. You may know it as Myanmar.


Thai PTTEP in deal with CNOOC in Myanmar
Reuters –
With its deal, the Thai firm is ignoring Western calls for a boycott of the former Burma after its crackdown on pro-democracy protests last September.


A whole latte help
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Australia –
The night will support the Burma Capital Works Project, which aims to develop and sustain communities in Myanmar by providing shelter, education and medical


Burma Expected to Export 400000 Tons of Rice to Bangladesh
Narinjara NewsBangladesh –
The Commerce Ministry of Myanmar has informed the Bangladesh embassy in Rangoon that Burma has about 400000 tons of rice available for export at the private


Battle Against Counterfeit Drugs Has New Weapon: Pollen
New York Times, United States –
analysis of pollen — investigators traced some of the fake drugs to southern China, close to the border with Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, formerly Burma.


Free elections pave way for democracy: Miliband
Pakistan Dawn, Pakistan –
The people of Burma show that the hope for a life lived at liberty extends to all people in all parts of the world.” “It is fitting, therefore,


Spielberg quits Olympics role over Darfur
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
Mass rape has been a weapon of warfare in Darfur and in Myanmar, the former Burma, another Chinese-backed regime. “In Darfur and in the case of Burma,


Burma Junta Deserves A Universal Arms-Embargo Zealand –
The Sweden-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Trend Indicator Value (TIV) of arms importers to Myanmar (Burma) in 2005-2006 were

Britain calls for Myanmar leader Suu Kyi’s immediate release
Times of India, India –
“Second, the UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari should be allowed to return immediately to Burma to help facilitate the process.

Sanctions on Child Soldier Recruiters Debated at UN, Some Accused
Inner City Press, NY –
The United Kingdom honed in on Myanmar, which it still calls Burma. But Myanmar responded that the report is one-sided, and that there is information the


PTTEP links up with Chinese firm
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The two state-run oil companies are now exploring in the offshore fields of the Gulf of Martaban off Burma. PTTEP runs the M3 and M4 fields while CNOOC has BAK:PTTEP


Rambo Returns to Kill More Asians
Asian Week, CA –
If this really were a film with an agenda to illuminate the situation in Myanmar, oops, I mean Burma, it should’ve been about Rambo fighting alongside and


Scientists trace fake anti-malaria pills to dealer in southern China
IndependentUK –
Chinese authorities seized 24000 of the blisterpacks but the remainder are thought to have been sold on the border between Yunnan province and Burma.



China pressurised over Darfur, South Africa –
Mass rape has been a weapon of warfare in Darfur and in Myanmar, formerly Burma, another Chinese-backed regime. “In Darfur and in the case of Burma,


Mankind Pharma to expand footprint globally
Hindu, India –
plans to kick-start its operations abroad during the current calendar year by establishing marketing offices in neighbouring Nepal and Myanmar (Burma).


Speech in full Kingdom –
The people of Burma show that the hope for a life lived at liberty extends to all people in all parts of the world. It is fitting, therefore, that I should


Rambo: A Bloody Unbelievable Adventure, OK –
On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the world’s longest-running civil war, the Burmese-Karen conflict, rages into its 60th year.

UN: Security Council Should Act Against Child Recruiters
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
and the Mai Mai (Democratic Republic of Congo); the Myanmar national army (Tatmadaw Kyi) (Burma/Myanmar); Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (Nepal);

Myanmar ruler in ‘democracy’ call
MWC News, Canada –
The underground All Burma Monks Alliance, which played a role in last September’s pro-democracy protests, also rejected the charter and vowed to “keep on

NLD reiterates call for tripartite dialogue
Mizzima.comIndia –
The call came in a statement issued after the main opposition party NLD observed the 61st anniversary of Burma‘s Union Day at its headquarters in Bahan,


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 13, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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