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World Focus on Burma (13 Mar 08)

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Myanmar Security Tight for Anniversary
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar stepped up security in the country’s biggest city Thursday on the anniversary of a police


United States and China: two-sided weakness over human rights
AsiaNews.itItaly –
All of this is taking place in Burma as well. And yet Myanmar is considered a “systemic” oppressor of rights, and appears on the list of the “top 10”;


Looking Back at Myanmar’s Political Struggles
Statesman, NY –
Htay Hlaing, a Burmese graduate student in physics at Stony Brook who left Myanmar in 2002, pointed out that the recent protests in Myanmar are similar to


Gold has grip on Myanmar – in more ways than one
Reuters –
Anger at 75-year-old Senior General Than Shwe is easy to grasp — he sits at the top of a military machine that has run the former Burma with a mixture of


Change in Burma?
Foreign Policy In Focus –
If these peoples are to live in a country called the “Union of Myanmar,” there must be a realistic recognition of their autonomous status and their right to


Stopping the Flow of Information
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Myanmar Info-Tech Corporation Ltd announced earlier this month a plan to compile and update a list of Internet cafés throughout Burma.


Trade, not democracy, focus of Thai trip to Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
“It is not on the agenda,” spokesman Wichianchot Sukchotrat told reporters who asked if Samak planned to discuss democratisation plans in the former Burma,


Authors on Asia: Pierre Odier
Pasadena Now, CA –
He will focus on the Wa people, a little-known group from the remote upland region of eastern Myanmar (Burma); their costumes, headdresses,


Human rights inside Burma continue their slide
Mizzima.comIndia –
The latest UN report accuses Burma‘s generals of being unwilling to confront a deteriorating human rights situation inside the country.


PM going to Burma, but human rights off agenda
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Samak, who became Thailand’s 25th prime minister on January 28, will depart for Naypyitaw, Myanmar’s new military capital, on a special Thai Air Force

Bosco Information Service, India –
By CM Paul Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia. It is the 40th-territorially


Chinese influx stirs hatred in Myanmar
Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
Even though the former Burma’s second city is one of the few places where the economy appears to be going somewhere, thanks mainly to Chinese capital and


Contractors want steel prices capped
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Local contractors yesterday called on the government to control steel prices and liberalise steel imports to help curb sharp price increases that may cause


Gambari leaves Burma empty-handed but undeterred
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The UN’s special adviser to Burma Ibrahim Gambari left Rangoon empty-handed earlier this week. ”There has been no progress on any of the substantive issues


special article
The Statesman, India –
Persistent efforts by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to encourage political change in Myanmar seem to have had some impact but the further outcome still remains


Day set for protest of Internet censorship
United Press International –
Other countries listed as cyberprisons are Myanmar, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam. In addition to celebrating free


Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirer.netPhilippines –
It does not include, for instance, some of the most corrupt economies in the region, such as Burma (Myanmar) and North Korea. Thus, it is best to qualify



‘Web enemies’ targeted in cyber-protests
As well as China, Cuba and North Korea, the list highlighted 12 other countries where Internet freedoms are restricted: Belarus, Myanmar, Egypt, Ethiopia,



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm

World Focus on Burma (13-11-2007)

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  1. Redoubled Efforts Needed To Resolve Burma Crisis, 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, 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, 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 (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 …, 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, 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.