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World focus on Burma (2 December 2008)

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Monk jailed for defaming the Sasana
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Dec 2, 2008 (DVB)–Lawyer Aye Myint of Bago legal aid group Guiding Star said the group is currently working on the case of a monk who was imprisoned after …

Amnesty International India presents the ‘International Week of Justice Festival
India PRwire (press release), India –
Its ‘Neighborhood Spotlight’ on Tibet, Afghanistan and Burma focuses on the right to protest, fair trials and other freedoms in the aforementioned region. …

South Asian Women’s Day observed in city
Indian Express, India –
… programme coordinators under the banner of South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainees (SANGAT), NGOs across South Asia — Afghanistan, Burma, …

The future of Burma’s nonviolent campaign for democracy
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
For some, these emotions have led to demands for a reappraisal of activist methods. The same despair that led many to hope for an unlikely Iraq-style …

Children as Weapons of War
Media For Freedom, Nepal –
… and Democracy (LURD) in Liberia, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in Sudan, and several ethnic armed opposition groups in Burma (Myanmar). …

Burma: AIDS Epidemic
UNPO, Netherlands –
Burma’s junta didn’t listen to the world post cyclone Nargis. What makes you think they will change their minds now and start listening now? …

United States: Bush Signs Law on Child Soldiers
Media For Freedom, Nepal –
The use of children as combatants is one of the most despicable human rights violations in the world today and affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of …

SF jury clears Chevron of protest shootings
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
… courts for violations of international human rights. A similar suit by villagers in Burma against Unocal for allegedly encouraging brutality by soldiers ..

Failed states rule conversation at debate launch
National Post, Canada –
The resolution was, “If countries like Sudan, Somalia and Burma will not end their man-made humanitarian crises, the international community should. …

An unnatural disaster in Burma
Boston Globe, United States –
At least four civilian volunteers who tried to help the victims of Burma’s ferocious Cyclone Nargis were sentenced to 15- to 59-year prison terms for their …

Political Crisis in the Kingdom Won’t Benefit Anyone
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
We may even have suggested that the incompetent generals in Burma should learn from Thailand on how to reconcile with the opposition. …

American Foreign Policy and Women’s Global Health: The WIP hosts …
The Women’s International Perspective, CA –
Cheery Zahau is a Burmese Chin activist who works extensively on women’s rights and capacity building within Chin communities in Burma. …

Tuesday, December 9
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
1996 – Riot police chase protesting students through the streets of Rangoon, Burma, and the military government closes universities. …

“Our Friends In Bombay”
Power Line, MN –
We all now collude with this, in the same way that most newspapers and TV stations do the Burmese junta’s work for it by using the fake name Myanmar. …

Going global [Ann Jones in Thailand]
International Rescue Committee (press release), NY –
… fighters and the military regime that renamed the country “Myanmar.” To the refugees, the country they left is still Burma, and it’s still theirs. …

Federal jury clears Chevron in Nigerian shootings
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
… courts for violations of international human rights. A similar suit by villagers in Burma against Unocal for allegedly encouraging brutality by soldiers ..

Ashin Gambira, the Imprisoned Buddhist
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) says that more than 136 of the 215 dissidents convicted so far have been sent to …

International Activists Use Facebook To Fight Terrorism
FOXNews –
They include: the Burma Global Action Network, which promoted democracy in Burma in the aftermath of the military junta’s oppression of monks and other …

Corrections and clarifications
guardian.co.uk, UK –
… affairs spokesman for Burma’s National League for Democracy, said the sanctions policy advanced by the NLD’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was “extreme”. …

Why I am Proud Being an Indian!
American Chronicle, CA –
Pro-democracy leader of Burma [Myanmar], Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently under house arrest in her own country, receives people´s support in India. …

Dog meat not a palatable issue
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
There are “just too many” unrecognised abattoirs employing “non-local” children, forcing even the Human Rights Law Network to act. “We have been campaigning …

And where’s that?
Albany Democrat Herald, OR –
The same thing happened when the ancient country of Burma suddenly became Myanmar. Some years before that, English speakers changed the name of the capital …

Myanmar refugees reinvigorate Tenn. church
USA Today –
The Karen group had come here mainly from refugee camps in Thailand, after being forced out of Myanmar — once known as Burma — by that country’s military. …

‘Burma VJ’ wins Amsterdam prize
Variety, CA –
… the military dictatorship in Burma in September 2007, also picked up the fest’s Movies that Matter human rights prize at a ceremony Saturday night. …

Make a Donation
FIDH (Communiqué de presse), France –
Urgent appeals by the Observatory for the Protection of Defenders of Human Rights are a warning system for the international community about cases of …

Add one extra card to your list, says Amnesty as Greetings Card …
Amnesty International UK, UK –
This year’s campaign includes appeals for a Burmese man who was arrested after he led a peaceful protest in August 2007 and has been in prison since, …

Live Coverage: Clinton as Secretary of State
WNYC, NY –
President-elect Obama and his new administration need to honor the platform that he ran on, which included strong support for human rights. …

Burma’s hardwood resources facing dangerous shortages
Mizzima.com, India –
Additionally, at least 37800 hectares of forest in and around Rangoon and Irrawaddy Divisions were destroyed during Cyclone Nargis this May, …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 2, 2008 at 3:57 am

World focus on Burma (5 August 2008)

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Donate $4000 to Project Umbrella Burma

Orillia Packet & Times, Canada –

It provides shelter for tens of thousands of mainly Karen refugees from Burma/Myanmar. The Karen minority has been at odds with the central government for …

US Drug Enforcement Agency Trains Vietnamese Counter-Narcotics Agents

Voice of America –

Heroin enters over the border from Laos, and most probably comes from Burma, the world’s number two heroin producer after Afghanistan. …

Detained sport editor allowed a rare meeting with family

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Sports columnist Zaw Thet Htwe, who was arrested for assisting cyclone victims in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta, was finally allowed to meet his …

Survivors of Burma’s Cyclone Say They Need Aid

Voice of America –

By Pros Laput Three months ago, Cyclone Nargis swept through Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, leaving more than 144000 people dead or missing. …

President Bush Begins Weeklong Tour of Asia

NewsHour –

The president’s next stop is Bangkok on Wednesday, where he will highlight conditions in Myanmar, also known as Burma, which is still recovering from a …

Local, Foreign IT Companies to Operate in Burma’s New Cyber City

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

(Xinhua) – About a dozen local and foreign information technology companies have been granted to operate in northern Myanmar’s [Burma] new Yadanabon cyber …

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

First Lady Laura Bush, who has campaigned for human rights in Burma for years, will meet separately with Dr Cynthia Maung at her border clinic in Mae Sot. …

KWAT: Women enslaved due to economic hardships

Mizzima.com, India –

Shirley Seng said the international community should carefully study the continuous human trafficking cases in Burma and not be misled by the bogus …

Debate on the Albert Einstein Institution and its Involvement in …

Venezuelanalysis.com, Venezuela –

One Burmese human rights activist, referring to his country’s centuries-old tradition of popular resistance, noted how the very idea of an outsider having …

Call for boycott of ‘blood jade’ at the Olympics

Merinews, India –

… of jade products from Myanmar,” the report widely quoted in the Myanmar media in exile said. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But how can Burma’s …

China urged to change Burma policy before Olympics

Mizzima.com, India –

“China must stop protecting Burma at the UN Security Council,” the joint statement added. Soe Aung said, Burma’s military rulers are continuing with their …

What is the Community Civil Protection Mechanism?

7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY –

Other 2008 expert operations include an intervention in Burma during a strong tropical cyclone that caused the worst natural disaster in the country’s …

Abusing the Olympic Spirit

The Epoch Times, NY –

The Chinese Government exports its human rights abuses to other countries, such as Zimbabwe, Burma and Darfur. There is also emerging evidence that Chinese …

Mon 04 Aug 2008, Joi Htaw

Independent Mon News Agency, WA –

The United Nations and the United States cannot bring in changes in Burma, even though Burmese people keep hoping, according to Dr.Thaung Htun, …

UN envoy meets top Myanmar political prisoners: spokesman

Straits Times, Singapore –

YANGON – THE new United Nations human rights envoy for Myanmar met on Tuesday with some of the nation’s most prominent political prisoners inside the feared …

Bush Says It’s ‘Important to Engage’ China

Washington Post, United States –

Bush said that he speaks candidly with Chinese President Hu Jintao about human rights, particularly religious freedom, and that he has shared his religious …

Chevron Lobbies White House to Pressure Ecuador to Stop $12 …

Bay Area Indymedia, CA –

Last month, the Senate dropped an effort to penalize Chevron for maintaining extensive ties to the military junta in Burma. We turn now to Chevron. …

AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday toured remote parts of the Irrawaddy Delta still reeling from a killer cyclone that …

20 years on: How much closer to the goals of 8888?

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

There have been at least three UN special envoys to Burma, including Gambari who is heading to Burma later this month. Even the UNSC has discussed Burma, …

Activists stress need for free access for rights envoy

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Aug 5, 2008 (DVB)–Rights activists have stressed the need for the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma to be given the freedom to work …

An Olympian question of legitimacy for Burma’s generals

Mizzima.com, India –

Twenty years ago on 8 August 1988, the Burmese people rose up and ended the first chapter of military dictatorship in Burma, the Burma Socialist Programme …

UN says Burma’s cyclone recovery underfunded

Radio Australia, Australia –

The United Nations says Burma’s cyclone recovery effort is underfunded by hundreds of millions of dollars. It says restoring rice paddies in Burma’s …

Technology and transport outweigh tariffs in trade

guardian.co.uk, UK –

For instance the cost of shipping rice from Burma (now known as Myanmar) to Europe fell to 18 from 74 percent of the price of the rice itself between 1882 …

Security Tightened in Sittwe After Anti-Government Posters Spread

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

Sittwe: The authorities in Sittwe have increase security after the spread of anti-government posters calling for people to fight the junta for democracy on …

UN envoy tours Myanmar cyclone zone: official

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –

YANGON – The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday toured remote parts of the Irrawaddy Delta still reeling from a killer cyclone that struck the …

At least 20 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Reuters –

Official media in the former Burma have made no mention of the tragedy, which the source said occurred at the Hmawzizar Jade Mine in Phakant, …

Island feet and dollars to fight hunger

Block Island Times, USA –

… D. Fund and delivered food and water to survivors of the cyclones in Burma before the United Nations could negotiate permission to enter the country. …

Bush Set to Meet Burmese Activists

US President George W. Bush, left, and first lady Laura Bush wave upon their arrival at a Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea, the first stop on their week-long visit to Asia. (Photo: AP)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Deadly Cyclone Nargis hammered Burma on May 2-3, causing an estimated 134000 deaths. The junta stalled for weeks, blocking large shipments of foreign aid …

Foreign governments act to recover missing aid millions

First Post, UK –

The UN appealed for nearly $500m for the Burma cyclone relief fund, and has so far raised nearly $200m. Britain’s Disaster Emergency Committee raised more …

A Farewell To Arms

Slate –

Bush said that it is “really hard to tell” whether the human rights situation in China has improved during his administration. And while he praised China’s …

Roundtable Interview of the President of the US with foreign media

eGov monitor, UK –

I included Burma in my last United Nations address, and it was a pretty strong statement. And she was in the audience there at the UN And just as soon as …

We welcome the upcoming visit to Burma by the new UN Special …

France Diplomatie (press release), France –

We ask the Burmese authorities to allow the Special Rapporteur to fulfill his mission in the best possible conditions and to cooperate with him fully and …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

That and the tragedy of the cyclone. The junta’s failure to admit assistance was something that Americans were just shocked at. So Burma has defined itself …

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008

Metapsychology, NY –

… of the spider’s gauzy web, but perhaps we’re reading up on the genocide in Darfur or investigating ways to help the victims of the cyclone in Burma. …

Human Righst on the table

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

First Lady Laura Bush, who has campaigned for human rights in Burma for years, will meet separately with Dr Cynthia Maung at her border clinic in Mae Sot. …

Burmese translator helps refugees find their way

The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH – 23 minutes ago

She had achieved something special in the jungle camp on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma. Thanks to Christian missionaries, she finished high …

Deconstructing: Crab Rangoon

Tampabay.com, FL –

The cream cheese in the filling is the tip-off (Today’s world geography lesson: Burma is now called Myanmar; Rangoon is now Yangon. …

Amnesty calls on Myanmar to free 2000 political prisoners

Inquirer.net, Philippines –

BANGKOK — Twenty years after Myanmar’s military crushed a national pro-democracy uprising, Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the junta to release more …

“Colombo Declaration” calls for united efforts against terrorism

People’s Daily Online, China –

They also inked an agreement on granting Australia and Myanmar (or Burma) the observer status in the SAARC organization. Meanwhile, the summit meeting …

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

The United Nations reports Mae La as having a population of somewhat over 35000 persons, while the Burma Border Consortium, an umbrella-organisation, …

Pillay faces a political minefield

Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –

And when she met US congressional leaders, they turned the question around: why is she not visiting Burma, which has been roundly criticised by the UN for …

Burma Food Shortages “Significant”

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The situation in Myanmar [Burma] remains dire,” Chris Kaye, World Food Programme (WFP) country director, said. “The vast majority of families simply don’t …

The Associated Press –

He will also meet with activists who oppose the repression of the military junta in neighboring Myanmar. That country, also known as Burma, …

Bush’s Asia agenda: Thai friendship

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Burma’s political situation will be on the agenda, with Bush planning to have lunch with Burmese democracy activists and to offer broadcast interviews with …

The Karen Community in St. Paul

Twin Cities Planet, Minnesota –

In 1948, Burma (also known as Myanmar) received independence from Britain. In 1949, an ethnic minority called the Karen began fighting for independence. …

Kyi’s party hope for UN meeting

Independent ie.

Leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party hope to meet a UN human rights investigator who is in Burma.

A UN statement said Human Rights Council investigator for Burma Tomas Ojea Quintana has asked to meet government officials, representatives of ethnic groups and political parties.

Focus on Olympics, not China’s leaders

Arizona Republic, AZ –

Human-rights activists inside Burma have called on people around the world to not watch the Olympic ceremonies because of China’s support for the Burmese …

Bush Says It’s ‘Important to Engage’ China

Washington Post, United States –

Bush said he speaks candidly with Chinese President Hu Jintao about human rights, particularly religious freedom, and said he has shared his own religious …

UN envoy visits cyclone-hit region in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A United Nations human rights envoy left Tuesday to inspect the devastation from the cyclone that struck Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river …

The Associated Press –

He will also meet with activists who oppose the repression of neighboring Myanmar’s military junta. That country, also known as Burma, sustained a cyclone …

China Olympics Human Rights Act Passed in Congress

New California Media, CA –

Editor’s Note: In an effort to ensure that China stop violating human rights and conduct the Beijing Olympic in a free and open spirit, the US Congress last …

Iran Paper Accuses British Government of Foreign Policy Failures

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

From the crises in Myanmar (Burma) to Zimbabwe, Tibet and Darfur, Brown’s government has made use of human rights issues to accuse China of the violation of …

The Tripping President

Washington Post, United States –

But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the …

Groups call for boycott of Myanmar’s jade at Beijing Olympics

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

“The generals will keep using their jade profits to buy weapons and crush dissent in Burma unless individuals take a stand.” US President George W Bush last …

Outside View: ASEAN lessons — Part 1

United Press International –

The United States and the 27-nation European Union accused one of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states, Myanmar — formerly Burma — of …

Bush to walk diplomatic tightrope on Asia trip

CNN –

He’s expected to denounce the military regime in neighboring Myanmar — also known as Burma — for its human rights abuses. First lady Laura Bush has …

Burmese activists urge UN Rights Rapporteur to meet detainees

Mizzima.com, India –

… including Burma’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kyaw Thu, who also chairs the Tripartite Core Group formed with the UN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

Bogalay authorities demand construction tax

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Aug 4, 2008 (DVB)–Residents of Irrawaddy’s cyclone-devastated Bogalay township have complained that local authorities have been pressuring them to pay a …

World focus on Burma (2 August 2008)

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Monks demonstrate against the government prior to the 1988 massacre Photo: GETTY

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

A shopping centre in Mandalay burned down earlier this year, and many of the city’s trees were felled by the cyclone in May. Burmese gossips claim that …

Comedy show to benefit Burmese kids

Auckland stuff.co.nz, New Zealand –
All proceeds from the show will go towards the charity, which is helping child refugees in Burma in the aftermath of cyclone Nargis.

Bush sees sports, but politics abound at Olympics

The Associated Press –

Then in Thailand, Bush will draw attention to the repressed citizens in neighboring Myanmar, also called Burma, and reflect on the future of US policy in …

Burma’s Archbishop thanks Lichfield churches for Cyclone Nargis help

Diocese of Lichfield, UK –

The Primate of the Anglican Province of Myanmar, the Most Revd Stephen Than Myot Oo, has thanked the churches of Lichfield Diocese for their prayers and …

Myanmar detains comedian who delivered cyclone aid

The Associated Press –

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A famous Myanmar comedian and three other activists who helped deliver relief supplies to cyclone victims could be imprisoned for two …

White House: Interview of US President Bush by Suthichai Sae-Yoon …

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

Q Why haven’t the sanctions against Burma worked? THE PRESIDENT: Because not every country is applying them. And sanctions — the idea of unilateral ..

The Associated Press –

Then in Thailand, Bush will draw attention to the repressed people in neighboring Myanmar, also called Burma, and reflect on the future of US policy in the …

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

“Save the Children has clearly demonstrated that aid given to Myanmar can be effective and make a dramatic difference, whilst still meeting international …

Proposal sealed with a kiss as sailors arrive

Portsmouth News, UK –

The crew of HMS Edinburgh were involved in everything from drug busts to the mercy mission in Burma after Cyclone Nargis. Edinburgh’s commanding officer …

Rice Elevates New Zealand from ‘Friend’ to ‘Ally’

The Public Record, California –

… the Sudan and Burma, and the serious erosion of human rights in her own jurisdiction, not least at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. …

US 1st lady to visit Mae Sot

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

… activists and human rights advocates. “She has found the people of Burma to be lovely with a gentle manner,” she said, responding to written questions. …

Berlin to Beijing

New Yorker, United States –

When I was in Burma in June, where China is deeply resented for propping up the military regime, an outspoken woman told me, “We hope the Olympics go a-flop …

Asean Charter A No-go In Jakarta?

Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
… Thailand and the Philippines were ‘real’ parliaments—“unlike the ones in Singapore and Myanmar (Burma) which follow whatever their governments wish …

Vialuxe News, CA –

… Block Burmese JADE act of 2008″ into law on Tuesday, effectively banning the importation of ruby and jadeite from Burma/Myanmar into the United States. …

Laura Bush to visit border area

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) has welcomed a planned meeting between Mr Bush and Burmese dissidents in Bangkok on Aug 6. Hseng Noung, a member of the …

Corporations And Human Rights Abuses In Burma

Huffington Post, NY –

The oil and natural gas industry earned the government of Burma (through the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise ‘MOGE’) approximately 2.16 billion …

Beijing’s catch-22

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

In Burma, the Chinese cut arms sales to the military junta after the September 2007 crackdown against peaceful monk demonstrations, and Beijing played an …

Winter Sports School to act globally

Park Record, UT –

After Myanmar (formerly Burma) was hit by a catastrophic cyclone this spring, Guetschow and her peers were rocked by reports saying that aid was not getting …

Olympic colour cannot hide grey of Mao suit

Scotsman, United Kingdom –

Few would regard such widespread human rights abuses as compatible with loftiest of the Olympic ideals, especially in a country which backs Burma and …

Islamic Malaysia in Asean club?

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –

Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei remain predominantly Muslim, but they are flanked by predominantly Buddhist Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and even Vietnam. …

A case of dignity

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

The Chinese government has failed to live up to the commitments it made before being awarded the Olympic Games to improve its human rights situation and to …

SF Chronicle Submissions

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

Beyond its borders, China also regularly uses its UN veto power to support everything from genocide in Darfur and Burma and nuclear proliferation in Iran to …

Conrad Black: The West is confronted by opportunity, not a retreat

National Post, Canada –

Kagan is right that rulers like, and populations, tolerate autocracies, and that China and Russia won’t help overthrow despots, as in Iran and Burma. …

Bush visit comes at a low ebb for democracy

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

More than 1 million people from Burma are working in Thailand, taking up jobs that Thais do not want. Along the way, their cheap labour is helping this …

US sanctions target gem industry

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

“We are tightening financial sanctions against Burma’s repressive junta and the companies that finance it,” Szubin said. “The regime’s refusal to protect …

UN investigator to assess human rights in Myanmar

Reuters –

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta has invited a UN investigator to make his first visit next week so he can assess the human rights …

ChevronTexaco Lobbies Bush Administration In an Effort to Avoid …

Earthrights.org, DC –

Washington, DC, August 1, 2008 – Mired in controversies over its global human rights and environmental record, Chevron Corporation announced today that ..

Zhang Xin and Pan Shiyi: Beijing’s It-couple

Times Online, UK –

Her parents were Chinese immigrants in Burma who returned to Beijing in the Fifties; they were translators at the Bureau of Foreign Languages, …

Club vs country row on show in AFC

Howrah News Service, India –

Previously teams from Myanmar (formerly Burma) played a fast paced game with little variations. Falopa’s Brazilian influence is obvious. …

Three months after cyclone, children in Myanmar face long-term …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

(August 1, 2008) — Save the Children continues to assist children and their families three months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar. …

US Asked UN About Exchange Rate Issues in Burma Year Before Latest …

MyFox Milwaukee, WI –

… spending in Burma, which the country’s military regime renamed Myanmar, had soared spectacularly, totaling more than $74 million between 2002 and 2006. …

To go or not go, what the travel experts say

Globe and Mail, Canada –

Defending Lonely Planet’s Myanmar (Burma), for example, publisher Alex Fenby has written that the guide “is one of only a very few sources of information …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 2, 2008 at 3:50 am

World focus on Burma (16 July 2008)

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Chin Face Food Shortages

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that the infestation of rats spread over the border areas of Bangladesh and Burma earlier this year …

The last word: Disaster relief – Helping others to help yourself

Ethical Corporation Magazine, UK –

Three major disasters have to be dealt with: the Burma cyclone, the Sichuan earthquake and the renewed onset of famine and disease in North Korea. …

Manipuri rebels commit abuses against Chin villagers

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 16, 2008 (DVB)–Manipuri separatist rebels have been committing human rights abuses against local Zomi ethnic people in northern Chin state’s Ton Zan …

Nargis Refugees Offered Low-Cost Housing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Houses have already been built in Kyae Chaung Gyi village by Htoo Trading Company, owned by Burmese tycoon Tay Za, a business crony of junta chief Snr-Gen …

Corruption Scandal Prevents Timber Trade in Muse

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

A local man at the Burma-China border told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that hundreds of logs marked with the logo of the military government’s Burmese Timber …

Regime’s Right to Represent Burma Challenged

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

We want the UN to reject them based on the very recent human rights violations in combination with the junta’s past atrocities,” said Myint Thein. …

Commentary: Let’s hope the UN gets it right this time

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The UN made two proposals to the junta, namely that Burma should set up a broad-based constitutional revision commission in order to ensure an inclusive …

Singapore welcomes Myanmar’s invitation to UN special envoy

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Singapore – Singapore welcomed Myanmar’s invitation to UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari to visit the country in August and urged Myanmar’s authorities to …

The Dark Side of the Toyota Prius

In These Times, IL –

The charges arise from an agreement between Tsusho, Suzuki and the junta to set up parts and material plants in Burma, and produce vehicles for the military …

Nargis Refugees Offered Low-Cost Housing

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

They [the authorities] should aid the victims,” he said. Houses have already been built in Kyae Chaung Gyi village by Htoo Trading Company, owned by Burmese …

Second Life

Willamette Week, OR –

She also lived with the terrible knowledge that she could be killed just because of who she is in Myanmar—the Southeast Asian country her parents call Burma …

Client Case Studies

CSR Asia, China –

(Channel NewsAsia, July 11) More aid needed for Myanmar’s cyclone victims The UN is hiking its aid appeal to help Cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar from an …

Column: Olympics worth trouble

The Northeastern News (subscription), MA –

Another area of concern at the Olympics every year is the potential for protest and boycott of the event by human rights leaders. The issue of independence …

‘The Most Vulnerable Were Swept Away, Killed’

Embassy, Canada –

Mr. Bociurkiw said the UN estimates that some 2.4 million Burmese were affected by the cyclone and its aftermath, and the effects are spread over an area …

Two months after cyclone, Myanmar farmers still can’t return to fields

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

More than 138000 people are dead or missing after the cyclone struck Myanmar on May 2, washing away entire villages and flooding fields. …

Centre pays tribute to conservationist

South Devon Herald Express, UK –

“Some experts suggest that the effect of the recent Burma cyclone would have been greatly reduced had areas of mangrove not been developed. …

Exclusive: Can Democracy Deliver the Goods

Family Security Matters, NJ –

… its crackdown on human rights activists before the Olympics, and its support for other dictatorships around the world, from Burma to Zimbabwe to Cuba, …

CHINA: War on Drugs Prompts More Executions

IPS, Italy –

China has frequently come under fire by overseas human rights organisations for its broad use of the death penalty. More than 60 offences in the country, …

Burma: Democracy Forces to Challenge Junta at GA

Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –

The democratic movement of Burma will be challenging the credentials of the Burmese military junta at the 2008 United Nations General Assembly session and …

Amnesty wants Bush to speak out on human rights in Beijing

AFP –

He said that Amnesty would be among a dozen human rights groups scheduled to meet with Bush’s National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on July 28 ahead of …

Burma/Myanmar: Survival In The Cyclone’s Shadow

Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –

While emergency relief remains essential to Cyclone Nargis survivors, longer-term support is required in the Ayeyarwady delta. Destitute Myanmar villagers …

Demand for humanitarian assistance will continue to rise worldwide …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ethiopia and Burma/Myanmar, which were the site of some of the most worrying food crisis situations in the world, and underscored the …

Thailand: Mixed review for refugee policy

Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

Since early 2005, UNHCR has been involved in the resettlement of more than 30000 Burmese refugees from camps on the Thai/Myanmar border to third countries. …

Burmese refugee is state’s adult student of the year

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY –

Tau was among the first of a wave of recent immigrants from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to settle in Rochester. The district estimates at least 300 …

Disney Interactive Studios Partners

Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung), Germany –

… or know someone abroad that has suffered from the cyclone that devastated Burma/Myanmar this past spring, teens are eager to band together and support a …

Demand for humanitarian assistance will continue to rise worldwide …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

… Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ethiopia and Burma/Myanmar, which were the site of some of the most worrying food crisis situations in the world, and underscored the …

The Imperialism of Good Intentions

Embassy, Canada –

By Richard Gwyn Two months ago, the world looked on in shock and disbelief as, after typhoon Nargis had smashed ashore in Burma (Myanmar), that country’s …

Myanmar urges donations for cyclone rebuilding

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

YANGON, July 14, 2008 (AFP) – Myanmar’s military government on Monday urged the world to donate building supplies rather than food to help victims of the …

When Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, also known as Burma, on May 2 and 3, a 12-foot wall of saltwater and heavy rains soaked the low-lying delta region, …

High time King steps in

Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –

Our BN government is not much different from the junta which administers Burma except that they (the junta) run the army and we are run by the police. …

Disney Interactive Studios Partners

Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung), Germany –

… or know someone abroad that has suffered from the cyclone that devastated Burma/Myanmar this past spring, teens are eager to band together and support a …

US to export cluster bombs in bid to make its arsenal ‘safer’

Daily Star – Lebanon, Lebanon –

According to Marc Garlasco, a military analyst at Human Rights Watch, evolving international norms are shaping the way the US and other states are using …

US House veto, Burma and Chevron

House votes to punish ruling junta in Myanmar

The Associated Press –

The bill also gives Chevron incentives to divest its natural gas program in Myanmar. It aims to bring more pressure against the junta to restore democratic …

“One of the things it does is it removes the part about tax incentives that affect US companies who might do business in Burma (Myanmar),” a congressional …

House passes bill against Myanmar

PRESS TV, Iran –

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to ‘hurt the Myanmar regime in the wallet’, a move that will be endorsed by President Bush. …

US House To Strike Burma’s Junta In The ‘Wallet’ DigitalJournal.com

House votes to punish ruling junta in Myanmar The Associated Press

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Burma and Gambari

Can we talk about human rights yet?

UN Dispatch –

… “enough time” after a major humanitarian disaster to continue promoting human rights and democracy in a member country. Myanmar’s obstruction of relief …

Voice of America –

By VOA News The United Nations says Burma has invited Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy to make a return visit to the country next month. …

UN envoy planning Myanmar trip in mid-August

AFP –

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN troubleshooter Ibrahim Gambari is planning a return visit to Myanmar in mid-August at the invitation of the military regime, …

Myanmar invites UN envoy

The Associated Press –

Weeks after the cyclone hit, Ban traveled to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to press the military junta leader, Senior General Than Shwe, …

Gambari to Visit Burma in August

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – 1 hour ago

“This [letter] is consistent with the standing invitation extended to Gambari by the Myanmar [Burma] authorities; he was initially invited to visit in late …

Myanmar invites UN envoy to visit as pressure mounts Reuters UK

Burma Invites UN Special Envoy to Visit in August Voice of America

XinhuaMonsters and Critics.com

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World focus on Burma (5 July 2008)

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Burnham charity cycle ride for Burma appeal

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, UK –

Seven cyclists tackled the 85-mile journey for the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal – setting off from Burnham and finishing at Exmouth, on the south coast. …

Myanmar’s plight touches local man

Buffalo News, United States –

… struck by the sight of thousands of trees broken in half and strewn all around the streets of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

The Menacing Monks Of Myanmar

Strategy Page –

Meanwhile, the military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar) survived the damage (both domestic and diplomatic) from the recent typhoon. …

Brothers come to aid of Myanmar victims

Times Daily (subscription), AL –

Most people would probably think twice before making a trip to Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. It’s a region devastated by death, …

Burma charges 14 Suu Kyi supporters

NEWS.com.au, Australia –

Burma has been ruled by the military since 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only Nobel Peace Prize winner currently in detention, has spent most of the …

Delta farmers’ woes continue

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Meanwhile, the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank plans to disburse a loan of over 441 million kyat (US $375000) to farmers in Laputta Township. …

BURMA: Scholar to talk

York Daily Record, PA –

… will host a Burmese scholar, who will talk Thursday about human rights in his native country of Burma, officially named the Union of Myanmar. …

Construction sites abandoned in Naypyidaw

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

By MIN LWIN Construction in Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, is practically at a standstill and many buildings have been left half-built as construction …

Doctors invited to provide free medical care to Myanmar’s cyclone …

Xinhua, China –

Myanmar Medical Association (MMA) has invited doctors in the country to volunteer to provide free medical treatment to cyclone victims in Yangon and …

$10000 for Burma appeal

Fiji Times, Fiji –

Save the Children Fiji collected $10659.97 in its 14-day nationwide appeal to help children affected by Cyclone Nargis that killed thousands of people. …

Chevron’s dilemma over its stake in Myanmar
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, that would have revoked a tax benefit for Chevron to pressure the company to divest from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burma Imprisons 4 Activists for Campaigning Against Draft Constitution

Voice of America –

By VOA News Burmese authorities have sentenced four opposition members to prison for campaigning against the military government’s new constitution. …

Millennials need to know change happens off-line

Ithaca Journal, NY –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) — won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

At UN, of Dressed Dogs and Ban’s Beef, Nigeria Reviewed under …

Inner City Press, NY –

Next stop Myanmar? Pushing loudly for inclusion of Myanmar, or Burma, on the Security Council agenda is the United States, represented at the UN by Zalmay …

Burma: Four opposition activists jailed

Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –

The NLD activists from Taungup, a town in the Arakan state in north-west Myanmar, were transferred from the prison in Taungup to the one in Sittwe, …

Mugabe’s Not Quite Done With Making Zimbabwe’s People Suffer

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

Perhaps the situation in Zimbabwe has turned out to be just as worse if not anymore worse than the situation in Burma. In Burma, the junta said that the …

Everything that we need costs 40% more

Daily News & Analysis, India –

The major pulses produce are imported from Burma. On the other hand, traders feel oilseed prices will always see a rise as their demand is ever-increasing, …

Faces in a billion

guardian.co.uk, UK –

“Preventing drugs is everyone’s responsibility” reads a propaganda slogan, hinting at the influx of cheap narcotics from nearby Burma. …

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July 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

World Focus on Burma (29 April 08)

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Killings alleged at Chevron’s Burma pipeline
San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
… real story from the villagers,” Simons said. Burma, also known as Myanmar, has a history of military dictatorship and suppression of democratic uprising.CVXATH:ASCO
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Watchdog group says Chevron complicit in Myanmar
Reuters –
Myanmar was called Burma until 1989, and opposition groups and some countries have not recognized the name change. The country has been under military …CVX
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Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Voting is being held in Singapore as well as Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan ahead of a referendum on May 10, the first in Burma in 18 years. …
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PRESS DIGEST – Singapore newspapers – April 29
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Myanmar nationals living in Singapore have until Friday to vote on a new constitution drawn up by the former Burma’s military regime. …
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Sun-Sentinel.com, FL –
In November 1941 Rossi and his squadron landed in Burma (now called Myanmar). In December, over Kunming, China, the site of devastating attacks by the …
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Burmese stay away from vote
Howrah News Service, India –
“[India has] failed to recognise the sentiment of the people of Burma,” Dr Swe said. The United States has dismissed the referendum as an attempt by the …
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Burmese activists protest as embassy conducts polling
Mizzima.com, India –
By Mizzima News Chiang Mai – Burmese activists on Sunday staged a brief protest outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok, exhorting voters to reject the ..
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Rights group accuses Chevron of complicity in Myanmar abuses
AFP –
“Chevron has tried to distance itself from the Yadana project and Burma and tries to create an image that the abuses notorious during Unocal’s tenure are …
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Ethnic Karen in Myanmar fight for survival
Monsters and Critics.com –
Kaw Poe Kee, Myanmar – Wah Wah Mu, 38, has dressed up her little daughter with a pink chiffon dress, a rare sight in this jungle region of Myanmar (Burma). …
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Myanmar PM leaves for Thailand on official visit
Xinhua, China –
YANGON, April 29 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein left the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw for Bangkok Tuesday afternoon to start an …
Gourmet Thai PM to cook for Myanmar guest AFP
Thailand leader to cook for Myanmar prime minister The Associated Press
Burmese PM Arrives in Thailand to Strengthen Business Ties The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Bangkok PostXinhua
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World Focus on Burma (12-12-2007)

  1. un’s Pinheiro seeks return to Myanmar, meet opposition leaders
    International Herald Tribune, France – 11 hours ago
    AP GENEVA: The un’s special investigator on human rights in Myanmar said Tuesday he wants to return to the country as soon as possible to examine the …
  2. Forgetting Myanmar all over again
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    By Seth Mydans The streets are quiet in Myanmar. The “destructive elements” are in jail. The international outcry has faded. The junta’s grip on power seems …
  3. Thailand: 20000+ Burma Refugees Resettled
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand – 11 hours ago
    Last week, under the world’s largest refugee resettlement programme, the number of Myanmar refugees who had left Thailand to begin new lives in third …
  4. Departures Of Burma Refugees From Thailand Top 20K
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    This cultural orientation is one of the crucial steps on a journey that has opened up new worlds to more than 20000 refugees from Myanmar who have left …
  5. Myanmar: Monks flee to Bangladesh to evade arrest
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The young monk said, he finally left Burma for Bangladesh as authorities were conducting raids in several monasteries in Arakan searching for him.
  6. Stubborn junta’s ‘fire and water’ foreign policy stymies diplomacy
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    It is time for everyone, especially world leaders and diplomats, to take a serious look at Burma’s foreign policy, which for almost two decades has managed …
  7. Canada’s Miss Universe 2005 not visiting to Burma
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    The article “Miss Universe Coming to Burma” appeared last week on Burmese version of ‘Myanmar Time’ weekly journal in Burma, quoting a source from a …
  8. United Nations Special Rapporteur Reports on Worsening Situation …
    US Department of State, DC –
    Today’s report to the Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, Paulo Pinheiro, provided important details of …
  9. UN Official Condemns Burma’s Crackdown on Opposition
    Voice of America –
    By Lisa Schlein A United Nations investigator has condemned the military rulers of Burma for using excessive force in cracking down on pro-democracy …
  10. US Sanctions Against Myanmar Boosted
    The Associated Press –
    The bill’s sponsors said they want to stop the military leaders in Myanmar, also known as Burma, from dodging US sanctions by laundering gemstones in third …
  11. US House adopts sanctions on Myanmar’s gem, energy industries
    Forbes, NY –
    LONDON (Thomson Financial) – The US House of Representatives has unanimously adopted sanctions against military-ruled Myanmar, targeting the country’s …
  12. House Sanctions Myanmar’s ‘Blood’ Rubies
    AOL News Newsbloggers, VA –
    “Burma’s generals,” Lantos said, “fund this repression of their own people by selling off the country’s natural resources, especially oil and gems, …
  13. US House adopts sanctions against Myanmar
    AFP –
    … referring to Myanmar by its former name. Aung Din, the executive director of the US Campaign for Burma, said the international community should step up .
  14. US House passes bill hitting Myanmar gems, Chevron
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Tom Lantos, bans the import of Myanmar gems into the United States, freezes the assets of the country’s leaders and stops the former Burma from using US …
  15. US House passes bill on Burma sanctions
    Financial Times, UK –
    Chevron criticised the house move yesterday, saying “punitive tax measures against one company will not serve the purpose of helping the people of Myanmar …
  16. US House approves bill to strengthen sanctions against Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    11 (Xinhua) — The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved by voice vote a bill that would halt Myanmar’s rubies and jades from entering the United …
  17. Bill to ban Burmese imports into US
    Daily Times, Pakistan –
    WASHINGTON: A bill moving through Congress this week will stop Burma from importing “blood rubies” into the United States, freeze the assets of its leaders …
  18. US bid to stop Burma gem imports
    BBC News, UK –

    The House of Representatives has voted to stop Burma’s rubies and high-quality jade from entering the United States. The measure tightens sanctions against …

  19. Bergenfield man sent money to Burma in violation of US restrictions
    NorthJersey.com, NJ –
    Wai admitted the funds were ultimately transmitted to Burma, officially known as Myanmar, a country that is under military rule and subject to US trade …
  20. Burma Legislation Moves Through Congress
    Voice of America –

    By Dan Robinson Legislation to tighten US sanctions against Burma’s military government is moving through Congress. voa’s Dan Robinson reports from Capitol …

  21. Nonlocal News roundup 12/11 – Our solar system is dented
    Pegasus News, TX –
    The government of Myanmar (aka Burma) defends its violent crackdown. The un’s rights envoy to Sudan might be cut loose. A prisoner in Israel is awarded …
  22. Myanmar rejects UN human rights report
    Reuters –
    GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Myanmar on Tuesday rejected a UN envoy’s report that said the ruling junta had used excessive force in September to quell …
  23. India: Life on the front-line of India’s missions
    Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
    It borders Tibet to the north, Myanmar (Burma) to the east and Assam to the south. Nagaland lies towards the southeast and Bhutan to the west. …
  24. Back to normal in Burma – “Torture, Imprisonment, Death”
    Aid to the Church in Need (press release), Australia –
    By John Newton PEOPLE in Myanmar (Burma) continue to face strict government controls including imprisonment, torture and even death in the wake of uprisings …
  25. Bush condemns Myanmar crackdown after UN report
    Reuters India, India –
    Bush said he was “deeply disturbed” by UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro’s report describing how the military government in the former Burma …
  26. Statement by the President
    Business Wire (press release), CA –
    I am deeply disturbed by the report that UN Special Rapporteur Paulo Pinheiro released today in Geneva documenting his findings from his trip to Burma last …
  27. Myanmar Faces Sanctions Unless Democracy Talks Begin, Bush Says
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, yesterday rejected a United Nations report criticizing the junta for using “excessive force” when soldiers crushed the …
  28. Bush warns Myanmar of world sanctions
    AFP –
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States will spearhead a global campaign to step up sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime if it continues to ignore calls .
  29. AJWS reports winter 07
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    “Peace and stability have been restored in Myanmar, and life has returned to normal all over the country.” Thus spoke the UN envoy to Burma, Kyaw Tint Swe, …
  30. Burmese voices louder in 2007
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it’s Burma’s people and monks for taking to the streets against a brutish regime that has mired their …
  31. US threatens more Myanmar sanctions
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

     

    … of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and author of the bill, said the move would target top general’s in the government of Myanmar , also known as Burma .

  32. No democracy, more sanctions, Bush tells Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK –

    Washington – US President George W Bush threatened further sanctions against Myanmar if its leaders don’t move toward democracy, saying he was “deeply …

  33. Myanmar needs our help
    St. Petersburg Times, FL –
    … Thailand and Vietnam are joining the global community and realizing increased economic growth and political freedom, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) …
  34. US closes loopholes in sanctions
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 12, 2007 – United States sanctions on the economic interests of Burma’s generals and companies conducting business in Burma are one step closer to …
  35. Double vision over Myanmar crackdown
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The Human Rights Watch report, entitled “Crackdown: Repression of the 2007 Popular Protests in Burma”, was based on the testimony of over 100 witnesses to …
  36. India, Burma to sign mou for IT enhancement centre
    Mizzima.com, India –
    “India is committed to extend assistance to Myanmar [Burma] on various developmental projects of mutual benefit including the Kaladan Multi-modal Transport …
  37. Cambodian leader blasts UN report
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Dec 12, 2007 (AP)–The UN should leave Burma alone and stop disrupting the junta’s progress toward democracy by issuing critical reports on human rights …
  38. This beauty and Burma shouldn’t mix
    National Post, Canada –
    A Burmese weekly, the Myanmar Times, recently signalled Glebova’s pending visit with an article that said she would also serve on a jury for the Ancient …
  39. US House backs crackdown on Myanmar gem trade
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Sponsors of the bill that passed in the House by a voice vote said they wanted to stop the military leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, from dodging US …
  40. Rights group: Military perpetuates its rule
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    … point toward democracy, they should present concrete foreign policy proposals to end Thailand’s embarrassing ties with Burma’s generals,” Adams said. …
  41. New drive to talk Burma into reform
    The Australian, Australia –
    “The people of Myanmar (Burma) have suffered from isolation for such a long time and it is high time now for the Myanmar authorities and people to be able …
  42. Myanmar: Military offensive targeting villagers’ food supplies
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The Free Burma Rangers relief team reported on November 22 that since the army commenced operations to relocate villagers in 2006 the Burmese troops had …
  43. Myanmar/Burma: Investigatory body must be proven to exist
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    “On 31 October 2007, the Government of Myanmar has established the Investigation Body [sic] chaired by the Minister for Home Affairs with a view to …
  44. un’s Pinheiro pleads with Myanmar for dialogue on human rights
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    AP GENEVA (AP) – The UN special investigator for Myanmar pleaded with the country’s military junta on Wednesday to engage in a serious dialogue about human …
  45. Local girls inch closer to crown
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    The Thai men’s side will compete in the third-place play-off despite a win over Burma yesterday. Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and reigning champions Thailand …
  46. For Burmese people, a friend in high places
    Christian Science Monitor, MA –

    … Burmese migrants on the Thai border has taught Cynthia Maung, herself a political refugee from military-ruled Burma (Myanmar), to expect the unexpected. …

  47. Hpao Lan Hpar Got a Heart Attack
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    (hold scrotum on the palm) The international community and analysts are now saying Burma has eventually become an autonomous region of China except in name. …
  48. Russian action against British Council ‘illegal’: Miliband
    AFP –

    That is Burma and Iran,” he said, using the former name for Myanmar. “I just hope the announcement today from Russia does not signal they are taking steps …