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World focus on Burma (2 October 2008)

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Developing our Way out of WMD Terror
Across the Aisle, DC –
When the current nonproliferation regime was designed, the Cold War raged. Only a handful of countries had developed nuclear weapons. …

Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Central Chronicle, India –
Our small neighbours Burma and Ceylon have proudly renamed themselves by native names of Myanmar and Sri Lanka and erstwhile East Pakistan as Bangladesh. …

US must send China a clear signal
Taipei Times, Taiwan –
However, in December 2003 he somehow got weak knees and started to oppose Taiwan’s evolution toward a full democracy. He opposed a referendum held in …

Journalist and opposition member Ohn Kyaing arrested again
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
A member of the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, he was freed in 2005 after spending 15 years in prison for …

Burma’s economy: Does sanctions hinder development?
Mizzima.com, India –
The Burmese junta is annoyed with the west because of the sanctions but are even more so on the opposition led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for urging the west …

Llyod’s writes to all agents to ‘reconsider’ business deals with Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“The British government clearly wants them to pull out, we want them to pull out,” said Chatterton adding that the Burmese regime could lose tens of …

Conflict predominant in our world
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
Burma, or what is now called Myanmar, has been under military rule since 1962 and is one of the most undeveloped countries in Asia. …

A 15-year trial is not a fair trial
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
The United Nations Human Rights Committee, which deliberates on cases under the covenant, found that the trial of Lalith Rajapakse in a Sri Lankan high …

Elected MP Ohn Kyaing arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 2, 2008 (DVB)–U Ohn Kyaing, a National League for Democracy member and dedicated participant in cyclone relief efforts, was arrested last night at about …

Burma opposition figure arrested
BBC News, UK –
A prominent political ally of the detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been arrested in Burma. Ohn Kyaing was taken from his home on …

Jenks missionary updates on Myanmar (Burma)
Jenks Journal, OK –
Dr. Chin Do Kham, president of Global Outreach & Community Development, Inc based in Jenks who is a native of Myanmar (Burma) recently came back from a one …

Lawyer Aung Thein withdraws representation
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The lawyer was particularly dismayed by the one-sided decisions passed against political prisoners by Ahlon township judge Daw Thiri Tin in Insein prison. …

Publishing license of two Burmese weekly journals’ suspended
Mizzima.com, India –
However, it appeared in the journal as ‘Sayagyi U Win Tin’. The journal was banned for this,” an editor of a weekly journal said on condition of anonymity. …

Monk Escapes from Lantalang Prison
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING A 28-year-old Burmese Buddhist monk, Ashin Pannasiri, has successfully escaped from Lantalang Prison in Chin State and arrived in Delhi, …

Myanmar, Kachin rebels oppose dams on Chinese border
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
This is revealed by sources close to the ethnic rebel group which, despite signing a peace agreement with the Burmese junta in 1994, exercises substantial …

The Strange World of Burma’s Home Affairs Minister
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… to infiltrate Burma by using the UN and the “Responsibility to Protect” paradigm as part of an agenda to accuse the regime of “crimes against humanity. …

CNN- October 2, 2008
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military authorities have detained a prominent former journalist and political ally of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition party said Thursday. Police took 64-year-old Ohn Kyaing from his home Wednesday evening, said Nyan Win, the spokesman for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy….
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Prominent former journalist detained by Burma junta
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burmese authorities have detained a prominent former journalist and member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy opposition movement, the party said. …

Burma Stonewalls at the UN
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Obliquely responding to the General Assembly ministers, he said only that “the international community can best assist Myanmar’s [Burma’s] democratization …

Veteran NLD MP Arrested
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
However, the Burmese military regime refused to recognize the result of the election. Ohn Kyaing was imprisoned in September 1990 and sentenced to 17 years …

US Challenges to Democratic Governance
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
In this, the 60th year since the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we must counter challenges to the very human rights that we as …

Junta arrests another opposition MP, Ohn Kyaing
Mizzima.com, India –
The detained Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s party spokesperson, however, said details of the arrest of the MP are still not known. …

Elected MP’s health deteriorates in detention
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Separately, U Aung Thein, the lawyer who represents National League for Democracy member Ko Thein Swe, has asked the court to release his client now that …

One year later: petitioners commemorate Burma protests
Record-Harvard Law School, MA –

Imprisoned in her Yangon home, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi looked out on a nation that remained in the bloody hands of her jailers. …

Swan Ahr Shin and Police Support Sittwe Monks
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
During last year’s Saffron Revolution, members of Swan Ahr Shin along with the police and riot police attacked many democratic and human rights activists. …

Banning jade from Burma hurts monks and jewelers
Denver Post, CO –
The stated purpose of the JADE Act is to punish the repressive Burmese regime for its crackdown on the demonstrating monks, for the continued detention of …

The currency debate re-ignites? (Chinal Financial Markets)
ChinaStakes.com, China –
I have argued for a long time that as long as China maintained its currency regime it forced a trade deficit onto the rest of the world, which for the most …

Burma’s Censors Suspend Two Publications
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG and MOE MYINT YAN Two weekly publications have been suspended by Burma’s notorious censorship board, after being accused of violating rules and …

Mindanao is focus of US for Southeast Asia peace and stability
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
He cited ASEAN’s role in convincing Burma’s junta to accept much-needed international aid after a devastating cyclone and the contribution of various …

Than Shwe Delays Signing Election Law
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN The head of the Burmese military regime, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, has still not approved the country’s election law, which authorizes an election in …

“The Voice of Art in a Battle for Freedom: International Artists … (Freedom and Art)
Absolutearts.com –
… a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the past 18 years over her bid for political freedom. …

Nargis recovery proceeding, $240 million still needed
Mizzima.com, India –
In an international funding conference held in Rangoon three weeks following Nargis, Burma’s ruling junta originally appealed for international aid to the …

Breastfeeding, safest for infants
Mizzima.com, India –
The announcement of the joint action plan came a day after Burma’s military government ran a warning message on its mouth-piece newspaper on the use of …

ENSURE SAFE FEEDING FOR INFANTS AND INCREASE VIGILANCE

Ministry of Health, UNICEF and WHO Myanmar statement on safe feeding for infants

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
The Ministry of Health, Government of Myanmar is taking prompt actions in response to contaminated milk powder issue. The Government of Myanmar has …

‘The Revolving Door’: Plight of Burmese refugees in Malaysia
Mizzima.com, India –
We feel like it is a ray of hope for Burmese in Malaysia, who are out of range of protection both from workers’ rights and human rights groups,” said Ye Min …

NLD youth member reported dead in custody
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 1, 2008 (DVB)–Aung Moe Lwin, a 36-year-old youth member of the National League for Democracy in Natmauk township, Magwe division, is said to have died …

Thursday, October 9
AP-
1983 – A powerful bomb, believed planted by North Korean agents, explodes in Rangoon, Burma, killing 18 members of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan’s entourage.

One year on in Burma
Irish Times, Ireland –
… but has made little progress on political prisoners or human rights, including release of the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Low-key celebration for 48 years of ineptitude (Nigeria)
The Punch, Nigeria –
When Burma (Myanmar) too turned 60 recently, the citizens did not feel like celebrating either. The celebration had to be low keyed because the general mood …

‘Militant monks’ or agents of change?
Times of India, India –
In Thailand, monks led a revolt against the corrupt regime of Thaksin Shinawatra; in Myanmar, thousands of them walked the streets, challenging the brutal …

China’s Quest for Moral Authority
The Nation., NY –
China, replete with human rights abuses at home and allied with many of the world’s unsavory regimes abroad–from Gen. Than Schwe in Burma and Kim Jong Il …

UK Express, UK –
It was in conditions such as these that the men of the Third Battalion of the Sixth Gurkha Rifles fought the three-day battle for Mongaung in Northern Burma …

Escapee Describes Torture in Burma
Radio Free Asia, DC –
NEW DELHI—The only leader of Burma’s 2007 Saffron Revolution to escape from a junta prison camp has described torture and backbreaking hard labor in custody …

TJA all stirred up (Loud in rhetoric)
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Not the needs of the American people or American citizens, but the human conditions, rights and abuses pertaining to Burmese, Tibetans, North Koreans and …

Why India Became Free
Mainstream, India –
… Indian Army who were taken prisoner by the Japanese when the British withdrew helter-skelter from Burma (now Myanmar) and other South Asian countries. …

Should Asia brace for more mega storms?
The Japan Times, Japan –
However, Cyclone Nargis, which hit Myanmar last May, appears to be the first high-strength storm recorded in the populous Irrawaddy River Delta in Burma, …

Burma prisoner release masks absence of legitimate legal and …
JURIST –
That to do this contradicts an article of a judiciary law that it itself introduced is no obstacle for a regime that understands legality only in terms of …

Democracies Are Driven By Positive Language Skills
Huffington Post, NY –
The Burmese generals who killed the last generation of Buddhist monks will likely kill the next generation with less fuss and muss. But in a democracy …

David Cameron’s speech in full
guardian.co.uk, UK –
This attitude, this whole health and safety, human rights act culture, has infected every part of our life. If you’re a police officer you now cannot pursue …

Burma: two weeklies suspended, jailed blogger appears in court again
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Only Burma’s privately-owned press has covered China’s baby formula scandal, the political crisis in Thailand or the release of journalist U Win Tin …

Rights group to probe Burma war crimes
Adelaidenow, Australia –
Burma also houses more than 2100 political prisoners, including democracy icon and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent more than 12 of …

World focus on Burma (1 October 2008)

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Bus drivers’ licences revoked by Dala authorities
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… have revoked the licences of private bus drivers whom they accuse of suspending their services to mark Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday on 19 June. …

Growing list of companies implicated in Chinese milk scandal
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The ones who are paying no attention to the scandal are the military junta leaders in Myanmar. Although the government has prohibited the importing of …

Win Tin’s Logical Principles
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win told the UN General Assembly on Monday, “Peace and stability now prevails in almost all parts of the country. …

The Freedom We Know
Examiner.com –
Areas of the world where Christians face persecution include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), …

Reports of Rape Surface in Cyclone-devastated Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… Reports of rape and other abuses of women are surfacing as communities in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta continue to recover from May’s Cyclone Nargis. …

Chinese Dam Incurs KIO Wrath
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The KIO, which signed a ceasefire with the Burmese junta in 1994, was reportedly unhappy that several projects to build dams in Kachin State in northern …

Cyber cafes ordered to close early
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Suffering from an unnamed fear on the 1st anniversary of the saffron revolution the Burmese military junta has ordered cyber cafes to close early in the …

Generals Authorized to Buy Land Cruisers
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG The latest perk for Burma’s senior military officials is a Toyota Land Cruiser, according to a source close to the military government. …

Elected MP Dr Myo Win dies aged 54
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
He took part in the 1988 uprising and became the chairman of Kawa township National League for Democracy and won his seat in the 1990 election with 67.65 …

Journal Punished for Defying Order to Drop Win Tin Report
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Board ordered the suppression of a report on Win Tin’s release and a short profile of the freed political prisoner. …

ISA – INTERNET SABOTAGE ACT
Malaysia Today, Malaysia –
Malaysia has joined the ranks of China, Vietnam and Burma as a leading violator of online freedom. Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, also known as RPK, …

Revolting comedy stunt
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom –
“Last week we freed Burmese dissident U Win Tin because of a couple of Amnesty gigs in the Whitla Hall. If Saturday night goes well I reckon Guantanamo Bay …

Burma’s Neighbors Absorbing Cyclone Survivors
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
Cyclone Nargis hit Burma at a time when inflation and unemployment were already at their highest levels in years. To make matters worse, salt water now …

Aid and water dry up in Burma’s cyclone zone
Times Online, UK –
Lurking in the background is the deepest fear of all — another cyclone, as strong, or stronger. Nargis was unprecedented in Burmese history, …

Naypyidaw auctions seized vehicles in southern Burma
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
The junta only gave back the seized cars to DKBA. NMSP lost dozens of cars in 2003 and does not dare to buy it back afraid that regime’s law is not …

Mizzima websites hacked
Mizzima.com, India –
Mizzima, however, is still unable to confirm whether the attack is the work of the Burmese military junta, which has banned Mizzima’s websites inside the …

Media groups alarmed over murder of journalists
GMA news.tv, Philippines –
In addition, the PEC and the ICPJ feel encouraged by the liberation of Burmese journalist U Win Tin (79 years old) after 20 years of detention in Burma. …

Horrific comedy stunt
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom –
“Last week we freed Burmese dissident U Win Tin because of a couple of Amnesty gigs in the Whitla Hall. If Saturday night goes well I reckon Guantanamo Bay …


WASHINGTON (AFP) — An independent US group is to carry out unprecedented studies to determine whether Myanmar’s military rulers, accused of rampant human …

NLD warned over ‘dictatorship’ remarks
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The establishment of a government that guarantees basic human rights is the NLD’s aim, and therefore stopping the re-emergence of dictatorship is also the …

Religious freedom hanging in the balance in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… the report calls out the generals on their attempt to “systematically restrict efforts by Buddhist clergy to promote human rights and political freedom. …

Junta claims international law on its side, condemns sanctions
Mizzima.com, India –
The tirade, on the session’s last day of debate, linked the prospects of a more economically integrated Burma to the betterment of both the region’s and…

Junta issues warning on tainted milk
Mizzima.com, India –
A report in the Burmese language newspaper Myanmar Ahlin, an official government mouth-piece, on Tuesday said with Chinese milk and milk products found to …

Burmese refugees join seasonal work force
Durham Herald Sun, NC –
This group of refugees from Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, were forced to leave their country because of war and persecution. Coming soon? …

Burma’s State Media Still Mum on Tainted Milk Powder
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
She told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that the semi-official Myanmar Times weekly newspaper earlier published a story that said all imported dairy products from …

Burma Discovers Large New Coal Mine in Shan State
RedOrbit, TX –
Yangon, 1 October: Myanmar [Burma] has discovered a new large coal mine in northern part of the country’s Shan state and mining of the mineral will start …

Mon National Democratic Front Liberation Area (MNDF-LA) founded
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
… founded in Mae Sot yesterday to join hands with Mon organizations and other opposition groups in exile to continue the struggle for democracy in Burma. …

The threat of Indian globalisation
Thought Leader, South Africa –
Predictably, human rights, labour and environmental issues are some of the concerns at the heart of the Chinese dilemma. The emerging Chinese economic …

Activists Re-Assess Their “China Strategy”
UN Dispatch –
Since then, though, many human rights activists have been dismayed by China’s alliances with Zimbabwe, Burma, and Sudan–and have complained that China uses …

Cooking With the Enemy
New York Times, United States –

She thinks India, Pakistan and Israel are pretty slippery, as are Cuba, Burma (which she refuses to call Myanmar) and China. Each country gets a chapter, …

Luxury cruises on the Rajang
New Straits Times, Malaysia –
… reviving the name of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company of old Burma which in the 1920s, ran a fleet of more than 650 vessels on the rivers of Myanmar. …

Burmese ruby ban takes effect
National Jeweler Network, NY –

Gems from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) that entered the country prior to the ban can still be bought and sold in the United States, at least as long as …

Neither engagement nor sanctions
OpEdNews, PA –
by Zaw Nay Aung Page 1 of 1 page(s) The Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win demanded the West to revoke the sanctions placed on Burma at the UN General …

REGIONAL BRIEFS
Chandigarh Tribune, India –
35 Burma nationals nabbed: Border Security Force personnel nabbed 35 Burma (Myanmar) nationals while they were trying to sneak into the Pakistan territory …

Slow recovery for Burma’s cyclone victims
Christian Science Monitor, MA –

… Burma – The locals say things will never be the same in Mya Sein Ken, deep in the heart of the cyclone-savaged delta in southern Burma (Myanmar). …

Security Council Extends UNMIL’s Presence
The News Newspaper Online, Liberia –

The Security Council Monday extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through September 2009, and authorized Secretary-General …


World focus on Burma (30 September 2008)

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‘A possible US recession will certainly have impact on the Chinese …

Manila Times, Philippines –

Host Fareed Zakaria: But surely, the Chinese government could pressure the Sudanese government, or the Iranian government, or the government in Burma to …

Interview: U Win Tin calls for unity

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

DVB asked U Win Tin for his interpretation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s refusal to meet United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari during his visit to Burma …

Veteran Burmese Politician Thakin Thein Pe hospitalized

Mizzima.com, India –

He is currently serving as an advisor for initiating a tripartite dialogue between the military regime, the opposition party ‘National League for Democracy’ …

The Future Shape of US-ASEAN Relations

World Politics Review –

… are managed with sensitivity to sovereignty but without undermining democracy as an enduring tenet of US foreign policy. In this regard, Burma will …

Burma: Amnesty appalled as Junta re-arrest U Win Htein

Amnesty International UK, UK –

Amnesty International today condemned the Burmese authorities decision to re-arrest U Win Htein just days after his release. The 66-year-old is a senior …

Junta issues warning on tainted milk

Mizzima.com, India –

A report in the Burmese language newspaper Myanmar Ahlin, an official government mouth-piece, on Tuesday said with Chinese milk and milk products found to …

Sittwe monks demand release of detained monk

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

U Yekkhaputta urged the Burmese people to join together to challenge the regime. “You are your own salvation. Don’t depend on any foreign country or the UN, …

Burma slams ‘unfair and immoral’ sanctions

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Sep 30, 2008 (DVB)–Burmese foreign minister U Nyan Win told the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that Burma could enhance regional energy and food …

The Battle For Greenland’s Rubies

Luxist, CA –

With rubies from Myanmar/Burma being banned by many Western countries, the hunt has been on for rubies that come from a less politically sensitive area. …

China’s Deadly Investments

Huffington Post, NY –

And when Burma cracked down on the peaceful protests of the Saffron Revolution, China steadfastly supported the junta, shipping artillery cannons and …

Junta claims international law on its side, condemns sanctions

Mizzima.com, India –

The tirade, on the session’s last day of debate, linked the prospects of a more economically integrated Burma to the betterment of both the region’s and …

Burma’s State Media Still Mum on Tainted Milk Powder

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

She told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that the semi-official Myanmar Times weekly newspaper earlier published a story that said all imported dairy products from …

TI Corruption Index is No Different Either

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Myanmar [Burma] was ranked second worst after Somalia. The first questionable aspect about the CPI is the nature of the study itself. As the name indicates, …

Remove ‘Unjust’ Economic Sanctions: Junta

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Myanmar [Burma] has abundant land and natural resources to be able to make a meaningful contribution to energy and food security of our country and beyond. …

Karen Group Opposes Salween River Dams

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

He said human rights abuses such as forced labor, forced relocation, the disappearance of culture heritage as well as environmental damage including …

Myanmar on the cyber-offensive

Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –

Several opposition media sources, including The Irrawaddy magazine and Democratic Voice of Burma satellite television station, have said they received …

Chinese investments in Myanmar’s energy, mining sectors of concern

Monsters and Critics.com –

The ERI report, aptly titled China in Burma: The Increasing Involvement of Chinese Multinational Corporations in Burma’s Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, …

Screening commemorates Burma protests

The Brown Daily Herald, RI –

… of the national US Campaign for Burma, which works to end the military dictatorship in Burma, now known as Myanmar under the current military junta. …

Toyota Driving Automakers’ Global Race to the Bottom

AlterNet, CA –

Around the world, the company has been complicit in union busting in the Philippines, and engages in cozy relationships with Burma/Myanmar’s military ..

Burmese opposition MP dies

Mizzima.com, India –

A medical graduate from the Mandalay Medical Institute, Dr. Myo Win, was arrested and jailed for three years for becoming involved in the peoples’ democracy …

General Maung Aye Scheduled to Arrive in Bangladesh on 7 October

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

The Burmese military government’s second most powerful leader, Senior General Maung Aye, will arrive in Bangladesh on 7 October for a three-day official …

Winds of change fail to stir Myanmar

New Straits Times, Malaysia –

LAST September, peaceful demonstrations let the world know that the people of Myanmar had enough of the crushing oppression of the military junta, yet, …

Myanmar urges end to sanctions

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Myanmar’s foreign minister has called for an end to what he called “immoral” sanctions against his country, saying they were harming Myanmar and its people. …

… according to the government-affiliated weekly Myanmar Times. China is Burma’s biggest trading partner. More than a dozen Asian and African countries, …

Myanmar Says `Immoral’ Sanctions Reduce Food, Energy Production
Bloomberg –
The US and opposition groups denounced the charter, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from holding office, saying it aims to prolong military …

India: India Likely To Sign FTA With Asean In Dec
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
… which groups Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, would hold its summit in mid-November. The seven-country forum, …

UNITED NATIONS, September 29 — Two months after Inner City Press exposed 20% losses in Myanmar currency exchanges by the UN, and a month after the UN …

… a series of demonstrations outside Burmese embassies and high profile public locations calling for the Myanmar authorities not to respond with violence, …

UNITED NATIONS, September 29 — Asked about 19 days of silence about Myanmar by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, his senior advisor Nicholas Haysum on

Non-Violent Peace Brigades: How Fast Can We Move?
Toward Freedom, VT –

The PBI activity became centered on individual protective accompaniment of local human rights activists living under threat of abduction or assassination in …

Oh yeah, Sudan… wasn’t there something happening there?
Feministe –
I suppose we can only handle one major humanitarian crisis at a time,*** and this week it’s monks in Burma. But 10 peacekeepers in Darfur were just killed, …

Media briefs: Mathew White to head up TT… Dalek more popular …
Crikey (subscription), Australia –
A year ago, the Burmese people, supported by thousands of Buddhist monks, took to the streets to denounce the junta’s excesses. On 26 September 2007, …

UN chief comments Thai-Cambodian conflict
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Thailand-Cambodia border conflict was among the issues including the Burma’s rehabilitation after Cyclone Nargis discussed between the Asean ministers and …

Head to head: renowned leftwingers thrust into a contest for the …
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The chances of their paths ever crossing were minimal, but now Ryan Giggs and Dr Aung San Suu Kyi are inadvertently squaring up for the highest honour …

Transcript of interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
CNN –
Zakaria: May I ask you — some Americans and Europeans, particularly human rights observers, say that China has cracked down on human rights over the last …

Development: Human trafficking —Syed Mohammad Ali
Daily Times, Pakistan –
Our current federal minister for law, justice and human rights has termed unemployment and lack of implementation of anti-trafficking laws as the major …

Myanmar urges end to sanctions
TVNZ, New Zealand –
The UN Security Council has urged Myanmar to release all political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in prison or …

Head to head: renowned leftwingers thrust into a contest for the …
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The chances of their paths ever crossing were minimal, but now Ryan Giggs and Dr Aung San Suu Kyi are inadvertently squaring up for the highest honour …

UN Assembly: Myanmar denies pleas for progress
Toronto Star,  Canada –
AP UNITED NATIONS–Myanmar’s military regime dismissed calls from countries concerned with its repression of political opponents today, saying that its …

This group of refugees from Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, was forced to leave their country because of war and/or persecution. …

Jade trade in Myanmar thrives on exploitation, rights abuses
The National, United Arab Emirates –
Matthew Smith, project co-coordinator at ERI, said Beijing’s growing presence in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, played a key role in the continuation of …

Ireland will help UN with challenges – Martin
Irish Times, Ireland –
Mr Martin also renewed his call for the immediate release of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and for continued international pressure on the …

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — Myanmar’s foreign minister Foreign Minister Nyan Win on Monday called for the lifting of what he called “unwarranted” and …

29 September 2008 – Myanmar could become the rice bowl of its region and provide energy to other countries if “immoral” sanctions against it were lifted, …

US Burmese Rubies, Jadeite Regulations Now Apply
Diamonds.net, NY –
Burma is also known as Myanmar. US Customs and Border Protection have issued new Harmonized Tariff System codes for all non-Burmese rubies and jadeite …

World Focus on Burma (14 Mar 08)

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Myanmar dissidents urge voters to reject military-drafted constitution
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria
distributed by the US Campaign for Burma, an advocacy group based in Washington. Myanmar‘s main pro-democracy party, meanwhile, called on the government

United front to combat junta’s referendum?
Mizzima.com, India
The 88 generation students (Union of Myanmar), in a statement released on Thursday, said the referendum is a chance for the people of Burma to build

Christian Group Approves US Dropping China from Rights Blacklist
Christian Post –

She also explained that the top 10 list highlights countries that are extremely closed off to the world, like Burma (Myanmar) and North Korea,

NLD Calls for Constitution to be Made Public
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
“If Myanmar [Burma] wants assistance from Thailand, we are ready to offer help as a friendly country.” Commenting on Samak’s one-day visit to Burma,

Ban the Dam, Say Activists
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Ethnic Karen people living along Burma’s Salween River gathered today in colorful traditional dress to pray to the spirits of the river and

UN rapporteur ridicules Burma ‘democracy’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
“I am afraid ‘accountability’ does not translate in the Myanmar language,” he said, using the junta’s official name for Burma. The referendum, scheduled for

Don’t Blame Gambari!
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand
When the Security Council refused to pass a resolution on Burma on January 12, it effectively ensured that Gambari’s efforts would become an exercise in

Noppadon rejects sanctions, Burmese to ‘vote no’
Bangkok Post, Thailand
“If Myanmar wants assistance from Thailand (for the referendum), we are ready to offer help as a friendly country,” Noppadon said, using the junta’s

Thai PM visits Myanmar to firm up economic ties with junta
Hindu, India
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it violently crushed peaceful mass

Myanmar Dissidents Make Appeal
The Associated Press –

The 88 Generation Students — named after a pro-democracy uprising in 1988 that was crushed — staged peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar, also known as Burma,

Nine Killed In Burma Truck Crash
AHN –
(AHN) – At least nine people were killed and 49 others injured when a truck flipped over on a highway in central Burma, officially known as Myanmar.

Thailand’s Premier meets Burmese junta supremo
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Thailand’s newly elected Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej arrived in Burma’s new jungle capital Nay Pyi Taw on Friday on a one-day ‘good will’

Nine killed, 49 hurt in Myanmar truck crash
Canada.com, Canada –
YANGON, Myanmar – Nine people were killed and 49 others injured when a truck flipped over on a highway in central Myanmar as it was taking passengers to a

Than Shwe Meets New Thai PM
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Burmese junta’s mouthpiece, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on March 11 that at the invitation of Burma’s prime minister, Samak would pay a

Thailand opposes sanctions on Myanmar: FM
AFP –

BANGKOK (AFP) — Thailand opposes Western sanctions on neighbouring Myanmar and is ready to help the military-run country hold a referendum on a new …

Pro-democracy group urges ‘No’ on Myanmar constitution
AFP –

“This constitution will allow the military dictatorship to perpetuate in Burma,” it added, using the country’s previous name. The 88 Generation Students’ …

MYANMAR MAY PULL OUT OF SA REGION
Bosco Information Service, India
By CM Paul Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia. It is the 40th-territorially …

Myanmar activists launch “vote no” referendum campaign
Monsters and Critics.com –
The last general election held in Myanmar, also known as Burma, was in 1990. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Suu Kyi won that election …

PM visits Burma, expected to discuss democracy
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
(BangkokPost.com) – Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and his team left Thailand to Burma on Friday morning, with the aim to strengthen ties with the …

Asian nations cultivate new sense of democracy
USA Today –
Meantime, the military rulers of Burma, also known as Myanmar, have shrugged off international condemnation after last fall’s bloody crackdown on protesting …

Crackdown fallout hits Myanmar tourism hard
Guardian, UK
The former Burma‘s rigidly controlled domestic newspapers admit tourism almost halved in the three months after the crackdown, in which the United Nations …

Thai PM to skirt political issues on Myanmar visit
Daily Times, Pakistan
BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej will not discuss politics when he visits Myanmar on Friday, but will congratulate the regime on the …

Myanmar nationals stage anti-junta rally in Tokyo
The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Hundreds of Myanmar nationals marched through Tokyo yesterday demanding the release of political detainees including opposition democratic leader Aung San …

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 14, 2008 at 6:41 am

World Focus on Burma (29 Jan 08)

  1. Myanmar junta charges leading protesters
    Reuters UK, UK –

    The 10, most of whom were leaders of a 1988 student-led uprising suppressed bloodily by the army, are accused of violating the former Burma’s Printing and …

  2. European Union’s special envoy for Myanmar seeks Asian cooperation
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Bangkok – The European Union’s special envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday stressed the need for close cooperation with Asian governments in speeding up a solution …
  3. ASEAN rights execs meet on framework of regional body
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    Rights groups have cautiously welcomed the move, but stressed that time was running out to reverse abuses in rogue state Myanmar, which continues to detain …
  4. Federal probe of stolen art goes national
    Los Angeles Times, CA –
    “Passion for Form: Selections of Southeast Asian Art from the MacLean Collection” contains 53 of his best objects from Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, …
  5. Stallone: Time right for another ‘Rambo’
    Detroit Free Press, United States –
    “Rambo,” the fourth in the series that began in 1982, takes place in present-day, war-torn Burma (called Myanmar by its current government), …
  6. EU envoy calls for release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi
    AFP –

    BANGKOK (AFP) — The EU’s special envoy for Myanmar on Tuesday urged the country’s military regime to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as he kicked off …

  7. Myanmar migrants fear worst from new Thai government
    Swissinfo, Switzerland –
    So, hopefully, the TRT-influenced PPP will take migration issues into account,” said Myint Wai of the Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma.
  8. Sylvester Stallone is set to make a fifth ‘Rambo’ movie
    The Cheers, Estonia –
    The film, which Stallone directs and stars in, sees Rambo taking a group of mercenaries into war torn Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in search of missing …
  9. Irrawaddy Dam Construction Begins, Human Rights Abuses Begin
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    The Burmese state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported in May 2007 that seven hydropower projects on the Irrawaddy River had been designed to …
  10. Myanmar Times CEO Supports Regime’s “Road Map”
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By Wai Moe Burma’s English language weekly newspaper, The Myanmar Times, threw its support unequivocally behind the regime’s seven-point “road map” in a …
  11. EU urges new govt to promote democracy in Burma
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    “The EU wants to cooperate with Thailand’s government to promote a positive solution in Burma,” said Piero Fassino, EU Special Envoy to Burma. …
  12. EU wants Thai help to pro¬mote democracy in Burma
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    “The EU wants to cooperate with Thailand’s government to promote a positive solution in Burma,” said Piero Fassino, EU Special Envoy to Burma. …
  13. Blogger detained amid increased surveillance of Internet; more …
    Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
    On 21 January, Mizzima reported that Blogger.com, the most popular blog provider to users inside Burma, has been completely blocked after Myanmar Post and …
  14. Myanmar frees four Indians
    | IMPHAL: Myanmar authorities have released four Indian nationals who were arrested six months ago for entering the neighbouring country without valid documents, official sources said on Monday. | They were han…
  15. Man of War
    | Rambo is back – bigger and bloodier. | By Peter Suderman | You can learn everything you need to know about from the title. It’s short, simple, and blunt. There are no Roman numerals, no colons, no hokey subti..

World Focus on Burma (3-12-2007)

  1. Activists petition China to regulate dam projects in Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK –
    “In recent years, the number of Chinese businesses involved in hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar has increased dramatically,” the letter to Hu said. …
  2. Burma: Wheels In Motion
    NewMatilda.com (subscription), Australia –
    … which has been considerably boosted by the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar caucus. Public opinion on Burma supports greater activity by Indonesia as a …
  3. Burma to host ASEAN film fest
    ABC Online, Australia –
    Military-run Burma will hold the first ASEAN film festival in Rangoon next week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 10-nation regional grouping, …
  4. Move to reopen Stilwell Road by 2010
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
    The Stilwell Road ran from Ledo in Assam to Myitkyina in Myanmar,from where the Burma Road ran to Kunming in China’s Yunnan province. …
  5. ASEAN destroys its own credibility
    Asia Sentinel, China –
    Last year, an ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus was even established, with the primary aims of pushing democracy in Burma and helping free Ms Suu Kyi …
  6. The Failed Saffron Revolution
    Harvard Crimson, MA –
    By MANISH BHARDWAJ In September 1987, the superstitious General Ne Win who headed the military junta in Burma (renamed Myanmar soon thereafter) banned all …
  7. Myanmar Refugee Finds Life in San Diego a Struggle
    KPBS, CA –
    People say, “you can’t say your from Thailand, you have to say you’re from Burma from Myanmar.” My mother always say one day she want to go back to Myanmar …
  8. Myanmar to try protestors for arson, possession of weapons
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Naypyitaw, Myanmar – Protestors who participated in the September demonstrations in Yangon will not be prosecuted if they had acted peacefully, …
  9. ‘Rambo’ is on a mission in Burma
    Shreveport Times, LA –
    This one plunges John Rambo into the gun sights of the brutal military dictatorship of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma, …
  10. Myanmar back on a roadmap to nowhere
    By Bertil Lintner Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    That was a telling reply: In December 1973 – when Myanmar was still ruled by General Ne Win and his Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP) – a referendum on a …
  11. One village’s cry for help
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 3, 2007 – Man Tat, a Palaung village in Burma’s northern Kachin State and less than 100 kilometers from the Chinese border, was once a peaceful …
  12. Rise of India and China will lead to a new world order
    Vancouver Sun, Canada –
    In its support for the regimes in Sudan and Burma (Myanmar), for example, New Delhi has made a classic trade-off between its values and its national …
  13. Burma on UN Secretary-General’s Agenda during Thailand, Bali Visit
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    Myanmar will be an issue discussed,” said a spokesperson. During the Bali conference from December 12 to 14, Ban Ki-moon is expected to meet with a number …
  14. China’s CNPC and Yunnan Sign Burma-related Pipeline Agreement
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    The agreement will play a significant role in coordinating plans for design and construction of an oil pipeline to neighboring Burma, Dow Jones Newswires …
  15. Weekly Business Roundup [December 03, 2007]
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    … Thailand’s PTT and the Burmese state Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. More than 60 percent of officially declared foreign direct investment in Burma for …
  16. Myanmar Junta Starts To Write New Constitution
    Javno.hr, Croatia –
    “We have now commenced the drafting of the constitution,” Kyaw Hsan told reporters in the former Burma’s new capital, 240 miles (380 km) north of Yangon. …
  17. Media Roundtable in Singapore
    US Department of State, DC –
    And we had good conversations today about how to improve US-ASEAN relations and, of course, focused very much on the problem of Burma. And in that sense, …
  18. UN Burma chief to leave country
    Mizzima.com, India –
    “The government of the Union of Myanmar does not want Petrie to continue to serve in Myanmar, especially at this time when cooperation between Myanmar and …
  19. Top UN Official in Burma to Leave This Week
    By VOA news A top U.N. official in Burma will leave the country this week, after Burma’s military government refused to renew his mandate…

  20. Burma rules out NLD reform role
    BBC News, UK –
    Burma’s military government has said there is no role for the opposition in the drafting of a new constitution. The announcement comes despite international …
  21. ‘Better screening needed’ for AIDS-related blindness
    SciDev.net, UK –
    … attended clinics of Médicins Sans Frontieres, the independent humanitarian medical aid agency, in Cambodia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda. …
  22. Junta: No role for Suu Kyi in drafting of new charter
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    Naypyidaw, Burma _ Burma yesterday ruled out any role for detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the drafting of a new constitution, …
  23. Myanmar rejects calls to include Suu Kyi in reforms
    AFP –
    He accused a non-government organisation called the Forum for Democracy in Burma of working with exiled dissidents to orchestrate the protests, …

World Focus on Burma (14-11-2007)

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  1. The impressive – but limited – soft power of the United Nations
    Daily Star – Lebanon, Lebanon –
    For example, in the aftermath of the recent government crackdown in Myanmar (Burma), the secretary general was able to send a representative to the country, …
  2. Final Refuge
    Minneapolis City Pages, MN –
    While Burma (which the military government calls “Myanmar,” a name the United States does not recognize as legitimate) has recently made headlines because ..
  3. Pressure on Myanmar junta can work, UN envoy says
    Reuters Canada, Canada –
    Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962, and the government has ignored a 1990 landslide election victory by Suu Kyi’s …
  4. Prominent Monk, Labor Leader Arrested In New Myanmar Crackdown
    AHN –
    U Gambira, who headed the All-Burma Monks pro-democracy alliance, was active in promoting his cause abroad using a satellite phone. …
  5. UN envoy praises changes in Burma
    BBC News, UK –
    “On balance, the positive outcomes of this latest mission show that the government of Myanmar can be responsive to the concerns of the international …
  6. UN envoy positive on Myanmar trip, West doubtful
    Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
    It was Gambari’s second visit to the country formerly known as Burma since at least 10 people, and probably more, were killed in September’s ruthless …
  7. UN envoy to meet junta as Security Council vows to keep pressure
    AFP –
    MYANMAR (AFP) — A UN human rights envoy was Wednesday due to meet with top Myanmar junta officials as the Security Council said the generals must to more to ..
  8. UN Envoy:Myanmar Rulers Took Positive Steps,Must Do More -AFP
    EasyBourse.com, France –
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP)–UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari told the UN Security Council Tuesday that Myanmar’s rulers have taken “positive steps” since his visit last …
  9. Dialogue only way forward in resolving Myanmar crisis, says UN envoy
    UN News Centre –
    13 November 2007 – The United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar today urged the South-East Asian nation to immediately begin talks between the Government and …
  10. The ‘conventional thinking’ on sanctions
    Politico, DC –
    In stark contrast to his statements on Cuba policy, Obama noted, “President Bush is right to try to increase pressure on Burma’s repressive regime. …
  11. UN envoy cautiously upbeat about progress on Myanmar crisis, but …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP UNITED NATIONS: A UN envoy said he was making progress in nudging Myanmar’s military junta toward meaningful dialogue with the pro-democracy opposition …
  12. Prominent Myanmar Activists Arrested
    The Associated Press –
    The Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based radio station run by Myanmar dissidents, reported that on Oct. 27, she laid flowers at the spot where Japanese …
  13. UN envoy gives positive report on trip to Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    13 (Xinhua) — UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari Tuesday gave a positive report of his latest trip to the Southeast Asian country, saying it has …
  14. Official media: Two ethnic organizations criticizes Aung San Suu …
    Xinhua, China –
    14 (Xinhua) — Two ethnic organizations in Myanmar, in their latest announcements published in Wednesday’s official media, have criticized the ethnic part …
  15. Mid-year gems emporium opens in Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    In the 44th annual Myanmar gems emporium held in March this year and attended by 3421 merchants including over 2000 foreign ones, 3652 lots of jade, …
  16. Buddhists in India protest against Burma’s military junta
    Thaindian.com, Thailand –
    Myanmar has seen hundreds of thousands of Buddhist monks protesting in the country for the last few weeks, calling for democracy and an end to the military …
  17. Naga support to Myanmar rebels
    Thaindian.com, Thailand –
    Myanmar has seen a large number of Buddhist monks protesting in the country for the last few weeks, calling for democracy and an end to the military …
  18. Myanmar opens gem auction amid tightening sanctions
    AFP –
    YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar opened a lucrative auction of gems on Wednesday despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international …
  19. Singapore doctor — and alleged banker — to Myanmar’s generals
    AFP –
    “Singapore has been the favourite place for them to stash their money,” said Debbie Stothard of the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, a human rights group …
  20. Report: PTTEP Mulls Tie-Up With China
    Houston Chronicle, United States –
    … National Petroleum Corp. and China National Offshore Oil Corp. already have interests in petroleum exploration areas in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
  21. Al Jazeera English to celebrate one year anniversary
    Australian-Media.com.au, Australia –
    Just recently the channel was acclaimed for producing unparalleled and exclusive coverage from Myanmar, Burma – where undercover reporters vividly portrayed …
  22. Burma in line for new sanctions
    National Post, Canada –
    OTTAWA – Canada is expected to announce new sanctions against Burma in the wake of a clampdown by the military junta that killed at least 13 people and …
  23. Canada imposes new sanctions on Myanmar
    Globe and Mail, Canada –
    Canada will impose “the toughest sanctions in the world” on Myanmar, also known as Burma, to further isolate its military junta after September’s violent …
  24. China says Myanmar should not be “another Iraq”
    Reuters India, India –
    BEIJING (Reuters) – China does not want Myanmar to become “another Iraq”, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday, stressing his country’s opposition to …
  25. Dhaka ‘illogical’ to keep Delhi out of Asian highway: expert
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Instead, the then government of Begum Khaleda Zia proposed a link with Myanmar and also an India-Bangladesh-Myanmar road link. Bangladesh approached India …
  26. Bangla foreign advisor for tripartite initiative to resolve …
    Mizzima.com, India –
    Describing Bangladesh as a “very good friend of Myanmar [ Burma]”, the advisor said Bangladesh was eager to expand bilateral economic relations. …
  27. Burma’s blood gems linked to Beijing Olympics
    Mizzima.com, India –
    The appeal, released Monday in New York, states that while “Burma’s rubies and jade are prized for their beauty, the ugly truth is that the trade in these …
  28. Gambari points toward cautious optimism; international reaction mixed
    Mizzima.com, India –
    November 14, 2007 – Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, says that while not all of his mission’s goals were met, there have been …
  29. Boycott clouds gem show in Myanmar
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    “If it comes from Burma it has magic to it,” said Peggy Jo Donahue, a spokeswoman for Jewelers of America. “It’s very difficult and painful for a lot of gem …
  30. Britain welcomes positive UN report on Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    … be taken to ensure that the people of Myanmar have their voice heard about their own future. “The eyes of the world are still on the situation in Burma. …
  31. Myanmar rejects “interferences” in domestic affairs
    Reuters –
    Deputy Defense Minister Aye Myint told a news conference at the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting in Singapore that the former Burma was “stable”, …
  32. UN envoy pushes for non-junta meetings
    AFP –
    YANGON (AFP) — A UN human rights envoy Wednesday pressed Myanmar’s junta to allow him to meet people other than officials and expressed concern over the …
  33. Myanmar opens gem auction amid tightening sanctions
    AFP –
    YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar opened a lucrative auction of gems on Wednesday despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international …
  34. Burma pearls restore swine
    Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
    BURMA opened a lucrative auction of gems yesterday, despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international jewellers after the …
  35. Myanmar’s junta deceiving its own people and the UN
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    But for Ibrahim Gambari, who yesterday spoke to the Security Council, some progress is being made in talks with Burma’s military rulers. …
  36. Burma: Media blackout blocks updates on country’s security
    Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –
    The US envoy to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday complained that the military leaders in Burma (or Myanmar) have made no move to accept …
  37. Burma Detains 3 More Activists During Visit of UN Human Rights Envoy
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News Witnesses in Burma say three more activists have been arrested as UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro meets with Burmese military …
  38. Canada imposes sanctions against Burma
    Canada.com, Canada –
    The repression in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has grown worse in the past weeks and months,” Bernier said. “People are being arrested, people are being …
  39. Canada announces tougher sanctions against Burma
    CTV.ca, Canada –
    Canada announced tougher sanctions against Burma today in response to a violent crackdown by the country’s military junta on demonstrators last September. …
  40. Ottawa announces Myanmar sanctions
    AFP –
    “The regime in Burma is abhorrent to Canadian values (and) we are going to impose the toughest sanctions in the world,” Bernier said in a policy speech. …
  41. Foreign Secretary statement on Burma
    PR-USA.net (press release), Bulgaria –
    Stresses the need for the Government of Myanmar to create conditions for dialogue and reconciliation by relaxing, as a first step, the conditions of …
  42. Growing impact of HIV/AIDS on teenage girls
    The New Nation, Bangladesh –
    … has estimated that as many as 50 percent of sex workers in Kenya were HIV-positive; 45 percent in Guyana; and 50 percent in Myanmar (Burma). …
  43. ILO asks Myanmar to declare forced labour banned
    Reuters –
    The statement reflected concern over the fate in Myanmar, the former Burma, of an accord in February this year allowing the ILO office in Yangon to …
  44. Dams May Damage Mekong River, Groups Say
    National Geographic, DC –
    The river— which runs through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam—already faces threats from pollution, climate change, ..
  45. Chinese Premier to Discuss Climate
    Houston Chronicle, United States –
    The situation in Myanmar, also called Burma, would probably not occupy a high place on the agenda, although some leaders would probably discuss it, He said. …
  46. Sanctions on Burma inadequate
    New Democratic Party of Canada (press release), Canada –
    … Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre), criticized the Conservatives for taking half-measures against the junta regime in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …
  47. ASEAN honor on the line in Burma future
    The Standard, Hong Kong –
    Southeast Asian leaders will seek to capitalize on signs of progress in Burma at their annual summit next week, hopeful their controversial engagement of …