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World focus on Burma (16 September 2008)

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Suu Kyi accepts first food delivery in a month
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader has accepted two deliveries of fresh food supplies after rejecting such offerings for the past month, …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi accepts food deliveries
International Herald Tribune, France –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to ..

Daw Suu accepts food deliveries
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 16, 2008 (DVB)–National League for Democracy spokesperson U Nyan Win said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has begun receiving food deliveries again after refusing …

11 Sakharov Prize winners call for the immediate release of …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Human rights organisations put the number of political prisoners in Burma at about 2000. They include Win Tin, a journalist held since July 1989. …

Thailand prepared to lead Asean, despite barbs
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
His comment is somewhat vicious and can be compared with those of former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who said Burma should be kicked out of …

Thai protesters sit tight while govt bickers
MorungExpress, India –
Investigators say Thaksin wrongly ordered the Exim Bank to increase a three-billion-baht (89.6-million-dollar) loan to four billion baht, so that Myanmar’s …

Undeterred: The People’s Desire
Mizzima.com, India –
The AAPP in its press statement said that in August 2008 alone Burma’s ruling junta arrested 39 activists and continued to detain at least 21 of them, …

Harnessing the Power of Pop Culture
Feministe –
Jeremy Woodrum, a founder of the group, believes Myanmar is near the top of the list of global priorities, even in a world full of troubles. …

After 10 years, what next for the CRPP?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
When we joined, we had many hopes; we would try to form a parliament by joining hands with our ethnic brothers and build a peaceful Burma with love and …

Junta releases 70 year old Tin Tin Win
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Burmese military junta authorities on Monday released 70 year old Tin Tin Win, mother of a student activist, after detaining her for four days. …

KNU denies causing mine blasts
Mizzima.com, India –
The New Light of Myanmar, the government mouthpiece claimed that bomber, Saw Yar Ko (a) Saw Yangon was arrested on information from people. …

Burmese activist gets Human Rights award
Mizzima.com, India –
The most prominent political prisoner in Burma is pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 19 years. …

Burma seeks help to revive cyclone-affected rice region

Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma’s junta is seeking foreign help for seeds and fertiliser to revive its main rice-growing region, devastated by Cyclone Negris last May. …


YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted food rations for the first time in a month, an official said Tuesday, …

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Burmese Activist Arrested (Nilar Thein)
Radio Free Asia, DC –
She had been in hiding since the junta suppressed widespread protests that began in August 2007 and came to be known as Burma’s “Saffron Revolution. ..

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New arrest warrant for Thaksin
United Press International –


… was for his failure to appear in court for a hearing on a bank loan granted to the Myanmar government during his regime, the Thai News Agency reported. …

New arrest warrant for ex-PM Thaksin Khabrein.info, India –

Fresh arrest warrant for Thaksin The Press Association –

Another arrest warrant issued for Thaksin ABC Online, Australia –

Thai court issues arrest warrant for Thaksin Independent Online, South Africa –

New arrest warrant issued for ex-PM Thaksin Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

MOST E-MAILED RTT News, NY – Thai Court Issues Another Arrest Warrant For Ex-P.M.

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Activists and member states discuss ASEAN rights body
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aung Myo Min, director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, attended the ASEAN meeting and said there was debate between nations on the source …

Impractical trade policy hits Burmese manufacturers hard
Mizzima.com, India –
Such businesses are irresponsible socially, ethically and environmentally in Burma, the academic added. However, the ruling junta when it comes to the …

Regional Workshop on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to Be …
MedIndia, India –
… Burma, Bhutan, China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timur-leste. …

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70-year-old woman arrested and missing
Mizzima.com, India –
Most of the leaders of 88 Gen Students are now hiding but are circulating statements to the Burmese community by emails. Mizzima cannot reach them for their …

Burma arrests rebel over cafe bombing
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
BURMA has arrested an ethnic rebel fighter over the bombing of a video cafe that left two dead, state media reported today, warning that insurgents could be …

On their way to ‘Bawa Kawng’
Battle Creek Enquirer, MI –
It’s why some 60 members of the Burmese community in Battle Creek — political refugees of the totalitarian regime in their Asian homeland, …

[AFP] The Australian parliament has heard that the continued detention of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is a “major impediment” to any …

Censor Board tightens screws
Mizzima.com, India –
The print media in Burma is incurring heavy losses due to the overcautious and stricter censorship. The publishers of print media in Burma have to submit …

Iowa students among leadership graduates
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA –
Full scholarships will be offered to up to five orphan students from China’s earthquake and Burma’s cyclone disaster areas with the hope they can gain …

McCain and Obama on China
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, WA –
Both say they will press China to lean on such allies as Burma, Iran and Sudan. One side note to all this, while much of the world is mesmerized by the US …

Plainclothes Informers Planted in Sittwe
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Sittwe: Arakan State capital Sittwe has become a major city in the opposition movement against the Burmese military junta due to government misrule in the …

Myanmar’s Junta Eases Restrictions on Opposition Leader Under …
New York Times, United States –
… May 2003 she has rarely been allowed to see visitors outside her gated, guarded compound in downtown Yangon, the main city in Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

Myanmar warns against more bomb attacks in Yangon
Xinhua, China –
… Light of Myanmar, the bombers, sent by the organizations including the Kayin National Union (KNU) and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), …

US: Congress Acts to Prosecute Recruiters of Child Soldiers
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
… 2008 will permit the United States to prosecute foreign military commanders who recruit child soldiers abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. …

Five Activists Win Human Rights Watch Awards (Bo Kyi for Burma )
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
(New York, September 15, 2008) – Five brave and selfless advocates of human rights from Burma, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan have been …

A Caribbean Burma
Voice of America –
When a cyclone devastated Burma this spring, that country’s famously secretive military junta refused to allow Western aid groups to enter the country to …

Burmese Activists Petition for Seat at the United Nations
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
Burmese in exile are challenging the legitimacy of the military junta this week at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, claiming the repressive ..

Restrictions Eased on Burmese Opposition Leader
New York Times, United States –
“I share the frustration many feel with the situation in Myanmar,” he said. “We have not seen the political progress I had hoped for. …


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September 16, 2008 at 1:20 am

World focus on Burma (11 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi meets her lawyer again
Mizzima.com, India –
She was last arrested in May 2003 following a brutal attack by junta-backed mobs on her motorcade in upper Burma’s Depayin town. In May, the junta extended …

Karen Hodges travels to Burma with NCP, offers aid
Etownian, PA –
Burma, the most poverty-ridden location in Southeast Asia, has recently come under devastation from the Cyclone Nargis that struck in May 2008 leaving …

Operation Blessing International mobilizing medical teams and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

Security blanket at hospital where Daw Suu’s aide is admitted
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – A security blanket envelops the Muslim Charity Hospital on Barr Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon where Win Pa Pa, daughter of Khin Khin Win, …

Nilar Thein arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime’s doubling of fuel prices. …

Burmese PM Outlines Post-Cyclone Relief, Rehabilitation Work …
RedOrbit, TX –
11 (Xinhua) – Over 1 million people in Myanmar’s storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted …

88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
… recipients of the Czech Republic’s Homo Homini award for their promotion of democracy, human rights and nonviolent solutions in Burma’s political conflicts.

Cooking lessons, guilty; coup, no problem
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

A Burmese blogger monk wins NP contest
OpEdNews, PA –

This prize is dedicated to my woman hero Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and my country Burma. I will donate it to an organization.Patgarcia also deserves to be a …

Musician Peter Gabriel has been named Ambassador of Conscience 2008 by human rights group Amnesty International. Gabriel was presented with the honour by U2 …

Will the UN unseat the junta?
Mizzima.com, India –
The first claim references the annulled 1990 election results, the latter that of systematic human rights abuses by the junta directed at its own citizenry. …

Exiled opposition MPs contest junta’s UN seat
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
NCUB spokesperson U Myint Thein said the campaign was intended to highlight that the military regime did not legitimately represent the people of Burma. …

Suu Kyi meets again with lawyer
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for two hours with her lawyer on Thursday, witnesses said, amid worries for her health after her …

US voices concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
It has been almost a month since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stopped receiving food deliveries. Amidst reports that she is on hunger strike …

Nilar Thein Arrested, Sources Say
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burmese security forces have reportedly hunted down and arrested the prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago. …

Burma: Status of Aung San Suu Kyi
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
We continue to urge the Burmese regime to release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as all other political prisoners and begin a …

Swedes mark fifth anniversary of death of Anna Lindh
TopNews, India –
… of Myanmar, a former student activist, who has lived in exile for the past 20 years and is currently based in Thailand where she is active in the Burma …

Burmese Dissidents in Exile Challenge Junta’s UN Seat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… because it had committed state-sponsored violence, particularly in the brutal ambush on democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in Depayin, …

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

WEDNESDAY, 10/09/2008 (MaximsNews Network)

The Secretary-General received a letter yesterday from the organization of Myanmar politicians who were elected to Parliament in 1990 seeking to replace the …

Cyclone relief effort boosts Irrawaddy healthcare
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After the cyclone hit Burma in early May, doctors and surgeons came from all over Burma to treat patients. Ko Vanku of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters …

Gambari to brief Security Council today
Mizzima.com, India –
United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is poised to meet with Security Council members Thursday morning in New York, according to the …

The voice of art in a battle for freedom
Ode Magazine, CA –
… support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the past 18 years over her bid …

Vote McCain, Re-Elect Lobbyists
Fog City Journal, CA –
He fired one for ties to Saudi Arabia, two for ties to the military junta in Burma, a lobbyist for energy companies, and one who was with a group attacking …

Campaigning starts in right earnest
South Asian Focus, Canada –
Their response to international crises- conflict in Lebanon, floods in the Philippines, cyclones in Burma and earthquakes in China- has been abysmal. …

Countering the drug menace
Zee News, India –
Burma, Laos and Thailand together constitute the Golden Triangle, which is the world’s largest source of opium. However, the opium crop in this zone has …

A second prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim?
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
If Malaysia does not wish to descend to the level of Burma and Zimbabwe, both of which were also British colonies and enjoyed the rule of law and freedom …

Ceasefire groups strengthen forces in Shan state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Eastern Command leader Ya Pyit also told the Haha Ja group, based in Homong near the Thai-Burma border, that if they did not lay down their arms they could …

Burmese losing the battle against rats
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Four months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, another natural disaster has struck the country. This time the ruling military regime has had 50 years to …

Junta sets new target for overseas job placement
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s Ministry of Labor has set a new target for overseas employment agencies, looking for each registered agency to place 300 Burmese workers …

NLD members questioned over bombing
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The NLD will never take up arms to win power – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would never accept that. She had said in the past that she doesn’t want to repeat the …


World focus on Burma (10 September 2008)

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Student Warriors lambast junta over false accusations
Mizzima.com, India –
The group also lambasted the junta for arresting members of the National League for Democracy and Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network (HRDP) for …

Suu Kyi’s supporters banned from visiting her sick housekeeper
First Post, UK –
Burmese authorities have sealed off a Rangoon hospital to prevent outsiders from visiting a sick woman companion of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San …

Show of solidarity for Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Burmese nationals form the largest refugee group in Japan, which in a rare break from Western nations maintains friendly relations with the military regime. …

‘Bangladesh on front line of climate change’
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –

… of people face drought in Ethiopia; 11 million people affected by flooding in India; and up to 128000 people killed by the cyclone that struck Burma. …

Pupils’ joy as Burmese friend is found safe
Bolton News, UK –
… at a Bolton primary school are celebrating after a young Burmese girl they sponsor was found alive and well in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone. …

In love with cars
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
Officially, Three Pagodas Pass border crossing is closed and the Burmese junta has not permitted border trade with Thailand since 2006. …

Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2007 documents Burmese ruling junta’s …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Human Rights Year Book of Burma Twenty years since the brutal suppression of the 1988 uprising, the Burmese military junta continues to exert tight control …

Thai Court Rules Against Samak, Orders his Resignation
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He stressed that he would not mention the position of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in any talks he had with the Burmese junta, the Bangkok Post said. …

Samlee nominated
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The regional committee said its decision was guided by Dr Samlee’s speed in activating emergency funds to help victims hit by Cyclone Nargis in Burma, …

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Myanmar explosion injures 3
Straits Times, Singapore – AP.
The military has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962 and has been widely criticised for suppressing basic freedoms. —
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Three injured in a bus explosion in Myanmar: report
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Three passengers were injured when an explosion ripped through the back of a bus at a busy intersection in Myanmar’s main city Yangon, …

US concerned, as hunger strike rumors swirl
Mizzima.com, India –
On Sunday, Police Chief Brigadier General Khin Yi told a press conference in Burma’s capital of Naypyitaw that neither Suu Kyi’s lawyer nor personal …

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FACTBOX-A look at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 senior South Korean officials and the bombing of …

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Burma: Cyclone, starvation – now plague of rats devastates Burmese …
guardian.co.uk, UK – Pete Pattisson in Chin state, Burma
A report last month by the Chin Human Rights Organisation estimates that up to 200 villages are affected by severe food shortages and at least 100000 people … (Video included)

Myanmar 1990 election winners want junta’s UN seat
The Associated Press –
The junta has ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, ever since. Daw San San, vice president of the Members of Parliament Union (Burma), said in the letter …

US concerned about welfare of Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Washington (dpa) – The United States expressed concern Tuesday about the health of Burma’s leading democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who reportedly began …

Suu Kyi supporters on hunger strike in Japan
Daily Times, Pakistan –
TOKYO: Some 50 Myanmar nationals in Japan are to stage hunger strikes in solidarity with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the protesters said …

… a month before she was put under house arrest, but that the Myanmar, also known as Burma, “has severely limited outside contact with her” since then. …

Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. The report finds the distinction between civilians and combatants is …

Fears Aung San Suu Kyi will starve to death
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
By Daniel Pedersen in Mae Sot, Thailand DISSIDENTS from Burma fear that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will starve herself to death. …

Visit Myanmar—That’s an Order
World Hum, CA –
It was November 18, 1996, and at 5:30 that morning, Myanmar’s military junta had rounded up the few foreign journalists in town and bussed us to a stadium …

Missionary trip to China leaves empty feeling
Rapid City Journal, SD –
“That medicine would have cost us $20000 to $30000 in the US” With about 60000 to 80000 orphans left behind in Burma, Klein said sex slavery is a …

World focus on Burma (9 September 2008)

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Opposition in exile launches campaign against Burmese junta’s …
Mizzima.com, India –
… in 2007 that called for a tripartite dialogue between the Junta, the National League for democracy led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic groups. .

Myanmar emergency response continues
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) continues to provide emergency relief in Myanmar (Burma) through the Action by Churches Together (ACT) …

.. would like to request you to reconsider the most effective ways and means appropriate for settlement of political situation in Burma (Myanmar). …

NLD members accused of medical offences
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Everywhere in Burma there are many people who keep syringes to help people in places were there are no doctors or medics,” Dr Aung Moe Nyo said. …

Film director Mike Tee arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
Burmese military junta authorities have arrested Burma’s prominent film director Mike Tee for alleged drug abuse, sources said. Though he was said to have …

Visa-On-Arrival proposal thrills Burmese tour companies
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – A proposal to allow tourists to obtain visas on arrival by the Union of Myanmar Travel Association to the Burmese junta has triggered new hopes …

India Urges South Asian Cooperation Against Poverty, Disease
RedOrbit, TX –
He cited the recent cyclone havoc in Myanmar [Burma] and floods in Nepal and Bihar. Expressing empathy with the flood-affected people, he said the need of …

Angola: A Potential Powerhouse Inches Forward
World Defense Review –
Last month, Human Rights Watch issued a report which, citing intimidation of opposition parties and the media as well as interference with the electoral …

Cyclone refugee charged after submitting petition
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 9, 2008 (DVB)–Cyclone refugee U Nyan Win has been arrested in Naypyidaw where he was trying to secure the right for other survivors of Cyclone Nargis to …

Pakokku residents slam security forces’ inaction

Sep 9, 2008 (DVB)–Residents of Pakokku in Magwe division have criticised the actions of government security forces who failed to respond to an attempted robbery that took place in broad daylight. –

The stuff of nightmares for 21st century kids
International Herald Tribune, France –
The junta in Burma looks downright evil – refusing international aid after a cyclone, and starving its own citizens. Watching the resulting chaos erodes our …

Commemoration of Monk’s Death Muted in Arakan State
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Ashin Ottama was born in Arakan State, western Burma. As a child, he was selected to go to England to study, but his mother refused to let him go, …

Thai prime minister toppled by court for hosting cookery show
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
After taking office seven months ago Mr Samak personally cooked dinner for the Burmese prime minister, General Thein Sein, when he visited Thailand. …

RICS Strengthens Its Position in Hong Kong and Asia with More …
PR Newswire (press release), NY –
It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao, Mongolia, …

Gambari Should Push for Tripartite Dialogue: UNA
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Unless national reconciliation was established, the UNA warned, there would be no peace and tranquility in Burma. “What are the UN’s mandates assigned upon …

Refugees explain problems getting aid
Indianapolis Star, United States –
Fort Wayne is home to one of the largest communities of refugees from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Refugees arrive in the US …

Veteran politicians call for end to hunger strike
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a true democratic leader whose party won the elections in 1990 and she is loved and respected by the people of Burma,” the …

Dissidents Dismiss Junta’s Allegations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The New Light of Myanmar also claimed that other dissidents, including more than a dozen NLD members, had left Burma to receive training to carry out …

Rambo-type people less likely to survive disasters!
Newstrack India, India –
To reach the conclusion, Gonzales reviewed miraculous tales of survival from catastrophes like the Burmese cyclone, September 11 attacks and the Boxing Day …

Vision Beyond Borders founder shaken by China experience
Billings Gazette,  USA –
The group also visited Myanmar, where Klein said Vision Beyond Borders continues to provide relief and aid to people affected by Cyclone Nargis. …

Mission leaves empty feeling
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune, WY –
“That medicine would have cost us $20000 to $30000 in the US” With about 60000 to 80000 orphans left behind in Burma, Klein said sex slavery is a …

Hawaii Doctors Help Cyclone Hit Myanmar
KGMB9, HI –
“We managed to get in only because we were sponsored by the chief monk in Burma,” said Dr. Carl Lum, Aloha Medical Mission. Two months after the storm, …

Two dead as monsoon floods hit northern Thailand
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
… to overflow for the second time this year due to heavy rains in Myanmar (Burma) that are causing the Mae Sai River to rise as it drains into the Mekong. …

Locked in Burma
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
It is hard to imagine what life must be like for Aung San Suu Kyi, locked up inside her Rangoon home, separated from her children, denied visitors, …

Burmese refugees want help getting aid
WTHI, IN –
Fort Wayne is home to 1 of the largest communities of refugees from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. The News-Sentinel of Fort …

Is Cold War Rhetoric Back at the UN?
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Judging by the recent deadlock in the Security Council — over Kosovo, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe, Sudan and most recently Georgia — one wonders …

Analysis and Strategy: My Country First
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
Burma is a classic example and now the plight of Burma is the most highlighted in the world, what in Burmese we always boast “Myanmar Ko Kaba Thi Say Mae” . …

Miraculous survivors: Why they live while others die
CNN –
Whenever a disaster hits — a cyclone in Myanmar; an earthquake in China; a climbing accident in Alaska — Gonzales scans the headlines for the stories of …

Samak to ask Burma to let UN play a role in elections
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Thailand will try to convince Burma to allow the United Nations to play a role in its general elections scheduled for 2010, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej …

Appeasing the junta _ the UN’s dangerous detour
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Either way, the UN is taking a dangerous gamble on the goodwill of the Burmese junta. And even if the regime honours any promises that it may have made _ …

Opposition denies junta’s accusation of terrorism
Mizzima.com, India –
Khin Yi said NLD members Yan Shwe, Zaw Zaw Aung and Myint Aye, that last of whom is also a member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network (HRDP) …

Ex-local to lead Buddhist classes
Vail Daily News, CO –
He has traveled on pilgrimage and for teachings to India, Tibet, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand. SDC also offers a weekend retreat, “Living Dharma in …

Karachi, a beggar’s paradise, continues to provide for many
Daily Times, Pakistan –
There are around 60 Burmese and Bengali colonies in the city, with a population of approximately 1.5 million. The colonies are spread from Machhar Colony to …

Sept 9, 1951 – Nehru becomes president of Congress party
Sify, India –
1988 – Burma’s former Prime Minister U Nu, toppled in a 1962 military coup, announces formation of a rival government. Burma is now known as Myanmar. …

South Africa’s Human Rights Reputation Tarnished
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
By Carroll Bogert, published in The Sunday Independent Supporters of human rights around the world watched in joy 14 years ago as apartheid ended and a new …

Likewise, Chinese and Thai tourists are going to the Shan state in Myanmar (Burma) to take advantage of child sex workers,” another study by the UN agency …

POLITICS: Is Cold War Rhetoric Back at the UN?
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Judging by the recent deadlock in the Security Council — over Kosovo, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe, Sudan and most recently Georgia — one wonders …

Myanmar’s colonial-era Strand Hotel well preserved
San Jose Mercury News,  USA –
Before World War II, the Strand was reserved for “whites only,” but during the Japanese occupation of Burma—as Myanmar was formerly known—it became an army …

The probing of love in its non-romantic forms is back too — the love of truth, the fearless love of an Aung San Suu Kyi, the love of the divine. …

Burma’s opposition urges UN to take stronger action
Mizzima.com, India –
… spokesperson for the VPC-Myanmar. He added that they would like to see the reformation of Burma under the UN’s initiative and hope that a future UN …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide shifted to another hospital
Mizzima.com, India –
Ma Win Pa Pa and her mother Khin Khin Win have been closely serving detained Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and have been detained along …

Arms: Northern Ireland’s import-export business
Open Democracy, UK –

… very measures which would stop Northern Ireland-supplied weaponry ending up in the hands of human rights abusers in countries like Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Conflicting reports over Daw Suu hunger strike rumours
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 8, 2008 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy and the Burmese regime have offered conflicting responses to rumours that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is …

Burmese share aid problems
News Sentinel, IN –
Luse gave details on recent legislation that bans import of jade, rubies and other gems from Burma, now called Myanmar, in hopes it pressure the reigning …

World focus on Burma (6 September 2008)

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US and UK Anti-money Laundering Requirements Compared
International Law Office, UK –
The Burma sanctions currently in force in the United Kingdom target specific individuals and entities in Burma. The US sanctions are broader. …

NLD Calls Junta to Ensure Well-being of Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AP RANGOON — The political party of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged Burma’s military government Friday to ensure her well-being as she …

Junta Cracks Down on Monks, Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING Perhaps fearing another uprising during the anniversary of last year’s demonstrations, Burmese security forces are now closely monitoring …

Around the world in eighty ways. . .
Herald.ie, Ireland –
Burma had been hit by a cyclone, and China had had an earthquake. “We were kind of stuck, but two days after we arrived, the monarch was ousted and the …

So Far, It Just Isn’t Looking Like Asia’s Century
Washington Post, United States –
One of the most expensive pictures in Thai history, it told the story of an ancient Thai queen who died fighting Burmese invaders — and compounded Thais’ …

Myanmar: Two MMO members acquitted in Maungdaw
The Muslim News, UK –
Some locals believe that Dr. Nurul Hoque alias Dr. Tun Aung, the Chairman of Township Islam Religion Council (IRC) of Burma complained to the authorities …

Burma: Journalist Arrested After Article on Double Murder
UNPO, Netherlands –
… has voiced support for Burma’s military junta and said that international talks on the future of the country should be held without Aung San Suu Kyi.

Malta and International press digest
Times of Malta, Malta –
Irrawaddy reports that members close to Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi say she has refused to accept food rations for the past three …

In Brief……. (Suu Kyi refuses food)
Dispatch Online, South Africa –
Sapa-AFP BURMA ’S detained democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi had refused to accept food rations for three weeks, her party said yesterday, calling on the …

Aung San Suu Kyi reported on hunger strike
United Press International –
The league won parliamentary elections in 1990, but the military junta ruling the country formerly known as Burma refused to relinquish power. …

The sands of peace
National Post, Canada –
High oil prices arm despots against their own people, as with Burma’s military regime; they finance terrorism abroad, as with Iran; and they make dreams of …

Strong and ancient links with Burma
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
After Cyclone Nargis struck in May, the Scottish Government immediately backed the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal and encouraged all Scots to do the same. …

A pioneering Scot who has dedicated his life to Burma
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
His third book, Pandaw: The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company & the Rivers of Myanmar, is about the company he helped revive and the history of the flotilla. …

Burma’s junta gave best help in cyclone, says UN
Financial Times, UK –
By Andrew Jack in London The Burmese authorities were by far the greatest providers of medical assistance to its population after cyclone Nargis despite the …

Country could face critical rice shortage
It all depends on how much the junta has stored for an emergency, and whether the ordinary Burmese people will rise up in protest if supplies run short. …

Women take up fight for equality
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
“The Indian government had promised us to help in our struggle for democracy against the Burma military regime. We thought it would do another East Pakistan …

Burma: Building upon success
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Three months after Cyclone Nargis, the world has an outdated image of the situ¬ation inside Burma. Although aid agencies delivered assistance within days …

Which stones are substitutes for rubies?
National Jeweler Network, NY –

Answer: Rubies from Myanmar (still commonly called Burma) range widely in price, from top-value, high-clarity stones mined in the Mogok Stone Tract to small …

Helen hopes to cross finish line in marathon effort
Worcester News,  UK –

“I decided to run for the Red Cross back in May after seeing television footage of the Chinese earthquake and the cyclone that hit Burma. …

Burmese Regime Fails To Cooperate

Voice of America –

It is difficult to imagine any real political progress in Burma until the country’s leading democracy advocate is released. Indeed, Aung San Suu Kyi has …

World focus on Burma (5 September 2008)

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Hereford Wye Valley Rotary (Shelter boxes go to Burma)

Hereford Times, UK –
By May 9, Shelter Box had successfully delivered £300000-worth of survival kit to Myamar (Burma) to help victims of Cyclone Nargis and visas for aid workers …

Troops extort money from passengers at check points

Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Burmese troops manning gates along Mon to Karen State southern Burma (Myanmar) have been extorting money from passengers in vehicles and strictly checking …

Burmese jail over 700 monks
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –
The dam project is a joint venture between a Chinese company and a military controlled Burmese concern, Myanmar-Asia World Company. Kachin farmers have been …

Suu Kyi refuses most food rations for three weeks: party
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to accept food rations for three weeks, her party said Friday, …

BURMA: AUNG SAN SUU KYI REFUSES FOOD SINCE 3 WEEKS
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Italy –
This news came from her party, the National League for Democracy, which said the 63-year-old dissident hasn’t accepted her daily food rations brought by the …

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi refuses food for three weeks
SINDH TODAY, Pakistan –
Yangon, Sep 5 (DPA) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has for the past three weeks refused food deliveries to her home-cum-jail in a hunger strike …

What do the Thai demonstrations mean for Burma?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 5, 2008 (DVB)–Political tensions are running high in Thailand, with demonstrators from the People’s Alliance for Democracy calling for the resignation …

Free Trade Agreement With ASEAN Countries Announced
Mondaq News Alerts (subscription), UK –
For these purposes, Australia and New Zealand will typically have the shortest implementation timeframes and the 3 least developed countries (Burma, …

Exiled Dissident Visits Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Zaw Oo, head of the Vahu Development Institute, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, told The Irrawaddy that he made a four-day trip to Burma in July as an …

Myanmar Airways Unsafe: UK Gov’t
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG The British foreign office has issued an advisory warning it staff not to use flights operated by Myanmar Airways, Burma’s state-owned domestic …

iAfrica.com, South Africa –
Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to accept food rations for three weeks, her party said Friday, calling on the military …

TYC President Attends IUSY Meeting
Phayul, Tibet –
The 2007 Asia Pacific Meeting asked for help to restore human rights in Tibet and support the freedom movement of Tibetan people and to put pressure on …

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘on hunger strike’
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
Last month she refused to meet Ibrahim Gambari, the UN special envoy to Burma. Her refusal was interpreted at the time as a sign of frustration that his Mr …

AIPMC Appeals to Surin, Ban Ki-moon to Visit Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The letter told Surin and Ban: “We remind you that her continued well-being is vital for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Burma. …

Hunger strike
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The detention followed an attack by pro-military thugs on Suu Kyi’s convoy in Tepeyin, Sagaing division in northern Burma on May 30, 2003. …

Suu Kyi’s party expresses concern for her health
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The political party of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged Myanmar’s military government Friday to ensure her …

UNPO, Netherlands –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to meet with the junta’s liaison officer and declined a visit from her personal physician, …

Olympic hero Hoy set to receive top honour
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
They are the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Sean Connery, Nelson Mandela and Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Warning to Chauk monks to stay away from politics and protests
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – A letter to 70 monasteries in Chauk Township, Magwe Division by the Burmese junta authorities has warned monks to steer clear of politics and …

Myanmar responded well to cyclone victims: WHO
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
GENEVA, Sept 4, 2008 (AFP) – Myanmar’s military rulers provided a rapid response to victims of Cyclone Nargis last May despite criticism for shunning …

Myanmar responded well to cyclone victims: WHO
AFP –

Last month, the United Nations said 1.56 million dollars (about one million euros) of international cyclone aid has been lost due to the military regime’s …

Exotissimo Creates Trips to Irrawaddy Delta
PR Web (press release), WA –
According to Mrs. Su Su Tin, Managing Director of Exotissimo Myanmar, “Many people want to visit the Delta, see the situation with their own eyes and lend a …

Myanmar opens to cyclone relief
Seattle Times, United States –
The report said Myanmar, also known as Burma, has now more opened to international relief than at any time in the past two decades, and that the unfolding …

Vets value candidate’s experiences
Stamford Advocate, CT –
Ericsson, who served in Burma during World War II, said the US military has been worn thin by successive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and will be broken by …

Atlantic storms devastate Haiti
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

Volunteer mappers were despatched following the Bolivia floods in January, and then in response to Cyclone Nargis that impacted Myanmar (Burma) in May. …

Unnoticed by world, Myanmar opens up to cyclone relief
College Times, AZ –
The report said Myanmar, which is widely known as Burma, has now more opened to international relief than at any time in the past two decades, …

David Cameron: We cannot impose democracy at the barrel of a gun
Independent, UK –
Liberal because I believe in freedom, human rights and democracy, and I want to see more of these things in our world. But Conservative, because I believe …

Sino-Indian Competition for Burmese Oil and Natural Gas
Harvard International Review, MA –
… has begun to heavily invest in Burma’s oil and natural sector. A man selling gas at a market near Inle Lake, Myanmar. Photo courtesy of FLICKR/geminder. ..

Bride import for love-sick bachelors
Daily News & Analysis, India –
Social services chiefs are already in talks with neighbours like the Ukraine, Moldova and Russia and with Far Eastern countries like Vietnam, Burma and …

Tsvangirai nominated for EU courage award
ZimDaily, UK –

Among the previous winners are former South African leader Nelson Mandela, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ex-UN secretary general Kofi Anan. …

Myanmar Silence at UN Half-Broken by Kerim, Mysteries Continue …
Inner City Press, NY –

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Inner City Press asked if Gambari had told Kerim why he had not met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “Yes,” the spokesman said, then declined to …

The Naga internal Problem The Subalterns begin to speak
MorungExpress, India –
The political suffering of the Nagas Burma needed to be highlighted, debated and deliberated. But one thing that is very clear is that unless a form of …

Georgia: Good Humanitarian Donorship Betrayed
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
… for returning refugees and internally displaced people in southern Sudan, and for cyclone survivors in Burma, among many other critical situations. …

Designer bottled water: It’s not altruism
Village Times Herald, NY –
It would truly be lifesaving in the cyclone-torn Myanmar (Burma) and the earthquake-devastated Sichuan province in China. So why not effectively help the …

WHO praises Burma cyclone response
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Coninx was the only official from WHO’s headquarters in Geneva who was immediately able to go to Burma straight after the cyclone struck on May 2-3 as he …

Europe Undergoing Severe Demographic Crisis
The Epoch Times, NY –
He proposes Serbia to import women from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Bulgaria, Romania, or Moldova to marry the many single men, whose number is …

Digital Influence Group Wins Inbound Marketing Excellence Award
MarketWatch –
… the US Campaign for Burma. Digital Influence Group developed a microsite for the campaign featuring imprisoned Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Tsvangirai nominated for Sakharov prize
SW Radio Africa, Zimbabwe –
Among the previous winners are the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ex-UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

Directionless Thailand falters on world stage
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
… was given a full range of powers to keep public order, has refused to use force to purge the People’s Alliance for Democracy from Government House. …

Hurricane Gustav losses could reach $10 billion
Environmental Finance, UK –
The highest death tolls were in the Sichuan earthquake and the Burma cyclone. Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environmental Programme warned …

Ceasefire groups in Shan State face renewed pressure to surrender
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – The Burmese ruling junta has mounted fresh pressure on ceasefire armed rebel groups in Shan State to surrender arms latest by the end of 2009, …

Junta arrests two more activists
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – In another round of crackdown on dissidence, Burmese military junta authorities in Rangoon on Wednesday arrested two political activists, …

World focus on Burma (4 September 2008)

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Red paint campaign commemorates protests

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The former United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, said that at least 31 people were killed, though other …

USDA candidates for 2010 election shortlisted

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

The discussion of prospective candidates comes at a time when pro-democracy groups are continuing to protest against the proposed 2010 election. …

Journalist arrested after writing article about a double murder

Reporters without borders (press release), France –

… has voiced support for Burma’s military junta and said that international talks on the future of the country should be held without Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Nightly Noise: Media and Message

Pacific Free Press, Canada –

Historian Mark Curtis explains: “Since 1945, rather than occasionally deviating from the promotion of peace, democracy, human rights and economic …

Joint chiefs chairman expects troop agreement

Coastal Courier, GA –

Mullen cited the US relief roles following earthquakes in China and Pakistan, and a humanitarian mission after a cyclone hit Burma and a tsunami struck …

New report warns of stronger cyclones
Radio Australia, Australia –
In the wake of Hurricane Gustav and earlier this year, Cyclone Nargis in Burma, American scientists say global warming will only boost the power of the …

Victory of Thailand’s coup-makers
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

Growth in visitor figures for Asia Pacific region
Luxury Travel magazine, UK –
… to be on the verge of a tourism revival – saw a 6.9 per cent growth, while unsurprisingly visitor numbers to Myanmar (Burma) dropped almost 29 per cent. …

Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda speaks during a news conference in Bangkok March 15, 2006. (REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/Files)

Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
Besides minor operations in Vietnam, and the occasional border skirmish with Myanmar, it has fought only one proper war — a three month affair against …

MYANMAR: Government cuts currency red tape for donors?
IRINnews.org, NY –
YANGON, 4 September 2008 (IRIN) – The UN is calling on donors to give more generously to an international appeal for victims of Cyclone Nargis, …

Reporter Arrested over Murder Story
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
It is common practice in Burma for news of crimes written by independent reporters to be censored. All stories in the print media must pass through the …

Burmese Media Silent on Thai Turmoil
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Samak recently described Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a “political tool” of the West, and suggested that international efforts to engage …

Suu Kyi ready to meet with minister

Peninsula On-line, Qatar –

Source ::: AP yangon • A report that detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi refused to meet with the government minister who acts as her …

… were “very fortunate” to unearth in Myanmar (Burma) a piece of fossilized tree sap known as amber containing parts of a hundred-million-year-old gecko. …

Time For A Revision

Times of India, India –

Caught between engagement and isolation, Burma, renamed Myanmar by its dictatorial military junta, is in a state of decline. What was once the richest land …

Dalai Lama, Tsvangirai, Betancourt on 2008 Sakharov prize list

AFP –

Among the previous winners are former South African leader Nelson Mandela, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ex-UN secretary general Kofi …

Famous Author Summers in Sandwich

Cape Cod Today, MA –

There is a direct road to Burma from China’s Kumming. They could easily have helped. Burma or Myanmar is very much like North Korea. Ang San Sui Ki, …

Ghana: “Free And Fair Elections, De L’ Afrique”

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

Myanmar , (Formerly Burma) tops the world in that regard!! Truly, those who have studied ancient history and especially European history will easily fish …