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World focus on Burma (2 January 2008)

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President George Bush To Meet With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki …
RTT News, NY –
… Burma, Somalia, and peacekeeping in Darfur. The President will stress the need for a United Nations that can act effectively to promote freedom, …

Senator Feinstein Reflects on Legislative Accomplishments of the …
Media Newswire (press release), NY –
authored legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation’s highest civilian honor – to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democratic …

Leading saffron monk’s memoir
Mizzima.com, India –
Unconditionally release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners 4. Hold dialogue with the democratic political opposition representatives in …

Burma: life behind bars
Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
… recently recognized by the New York based Human Rights Watch and accredited with their Human Rights Defender award. “Burma is a silent killing field. …

Sheikh Hasina seeks Suu Kyi’s release
Mizzima.com, India –
by Siddique Islam Dhaka (Mizzima News) — Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister in waiting has sought the release of Burmese democracy leader Aung San …

A wish list for 2009
Socialist Worker Online, IL –
April: Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest and assumes her rightful place as the democratic head of the government of Burma. …

Myanmar frees 19 North Korean defectors
United Press International –
The defectors were sent to neighboring Thailand, the Voice of America reported, quoting authorities in Myanmar, formerly called Burma. …

Restless Souls of the Irrawaddy Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Mass ceremonies were held for the thousands who died in Cyclone Nargis—yet villagers in many part of the devastated delta claim seeing the restless ghosts …

New Year’s Resolutions for the NLD
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Take, for starters, the case of the 2100 political prisoners languishing in Burma’s jails—234 of whom were arrested during or after the nationwide protests …

Weekly Business Roundup (January 02, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Thirty new company names were recently added to the so-called dirty list compiled by the human rights activist organization Burma Campaign UK, …

Myanmar releases North Korean defectors
CNN International –
(CNN) — Nineteen North Korean defectors have been released from detention in Myanmar and sent to Thailand, Burmese officials told the US-funded Voice of …

Just one more year to go of the dreaded Oh-Ohs
BCLocalNews, Canada –
In 2008 a cyclone in Burma killed 78000, while a Chinese earthquake killed 50000, but those disasters were pushed from many minds when financial chaos …

Darfur enmeshed within Sudan’s broadening national crisis (1)
Sudan Tribune, Sudan –
… around the actions taken by the Burmese junta in severely restricting international humanitarian assistance in the wake of Cyclone Nargis this past May, …

The Year 2008 at a Glance: An Overview of the World’s Important …

Senegambia News, Gambia –

As the world mourned the death of over 100000 people in the powerful cyclone that devastated Southern Myanmar, a pro-European Coalition won Serbia’s …

THE YEAR 2008: BEST & WORST by JEFFREY LAURENTI: 01/01/2009 …

MaximsNews Network, NY –

Burma cyclone heightens country’s misery and isolation. Myanmar’s rigid military rulers, whose violent suppression of Buddhist monks’ protests in September …

Year 2009 will see end of terrorism

Ceylon Daily News, Sri Lanka –

Then years ago in countries like Burma and Thailand similar economic crisis occurred. We too had to suffer. But the situation gradually improved. …

Unprincipled discrimination and dignity

Mizzima.com, India –

Yet, Burma today is an ancient world in which human relations are defined by status. Respect for the dignity of women is a prerequisite if we want to build …

Burma: The ongoing tragedy next door

เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –

… the UN and the rest of the world should yield to Burma if they want to see the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 2000 political prisoners released. …

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World focus on Burma (1 January 2009)

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in good health, says her doctor

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

… constitution needed to be drafted before civilian rule could take place in Myanmar. Myanmar, also called Burma, has been under military rule since 1962.

Burma frees North Korean refugees

BBC News, UK –

The Burmese authorities have released 19 North Korean refugees at the border with Thailand, a South Korean diplomat has said. The diplomat, speaking on …

Sheikh Hasina wants release of Suu Kyi

Narinjara News, Bangladesh –

When Burmese journalist Ko Soe Min from Democratic Voice of Burma asked her to explain her stand on the detained Burmese democracy leader Suu Kyi, …

All wishes whacky and wonderful

Times of India, India –

April: Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest and assumes her rightful place as the democratic head of the government of Burma. …

While You Were Sleeping
Chronogram, NY –
According to Doctors Without Borders, Myanmar’s government spends 70 cents per citizen for health care each year while thousands of Burmese citizens are …

William Rivers Pitt: A Very Bad Year
Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 30000 people in Burma, dozens were killed and wounded in Iraq during fighting between Iraqi militias and US forces, …

2008: ABC 4’s year in review
ABC 4, Salt Lake City –
Not many people in Utah knew of a little refugee girl from Burma (Myanmar) by early April, but Hser Ner Moo would soon become a reminder of how fragile a …

Epic wartime work finally may be put to use
Contra Costa Times, CA –
They gave their lives to build a 1079-mile road across northern Burma (now Myanmar) to reinforce Allied troops, a project derided by British Prime Minister …

What Is Peace?
San Antonio Express, TX –
11 and the War on Terror, Sudan, Congo, Somalia, Mumbai, Beslan, Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda, Burma, Tibet — ad infinitum. For the past five years, …

North Korean Defectors Released From Burmese Detention
Voice of America –
By VOA News Burmese officials say that some North Korean defectors have been released from detention and have been sent to neighboring Thailand. …

N.Korean Defectors Released from Burmese Detention
조선일보(영문판), South Korea –
… recognized as citizens under the constitution. International human rights groups say tens of thousands of others are living illegally in China.

Leading article: We must not succumb to a counsel of despair in 2009
Independent, UK –
Then there is cholera-ridden Zimbabwe and the starving prison states of Burma and North Korea; nations crushed by isolated and criminal regimes; …

PERISCOPE: The year of living dangerously —Mahmud Sipra
Daily Times, Pakistan –
It finally turned towards the Burma/Thailand border and was downgraded to a low intensity tropical storm”. On May 12, a massive earthquake measuring 8.0 on …

Role Of Sangitis In Maintaining Purity Of Buddhavacana
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… in day to day life’, U Janakabhivamsa writes: “Myanmar Sangha has had a succession of trained teachers, since the Buddhism was introduced in Burma. …

10 Questions for Ban Ki-Moon
TIME –
I’m willing to visit Myanmar again to urge them to accelerate the process and release all political prisoners–particularly Aung San Suu Kyi. …

ADRA Expands Recovery Phase in Post-Cyclone Myanmar
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Silver Spring, Maryland—Seven months after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta in southern Myanmar, killing at least 140000 people and affecting …

WORLD NEWS
Windy City Times, IL –
… Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Myanmar ( Burma ) , Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, …

Thai turmoil tops list of 2008 world events
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Other events included in the list were the sharp fluctuation in oil prices that left the world in jitters; the Nargis Cyclone that ravaged Burma; …

Journalist Deaths Hit Five-Year Low
Editor & Publisher –
In Burma (17 arrests), outspoken journalists and bloggers were jailed in a crackdown by the military government.” One media assistant killed, …

Number of journalists killed falls in 2008
Hollywood Reporter, United States –
Publishing its annual press freedom round-up Tuesday, the Paris-based organization said 60 journalists were killed in 2008, down from 86 in 2007, with Iraq, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 1, 2009 at 5:48 am

World focus on Burma (24 December 2008)

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88 Generation Students’ member tortured by prison authority
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… Htay Kywe has been tortured physically and mentally by authorities, according to sources close to Buthidaung prison in northwest Burma. …

Oxfam review of the year: what was HOT and what was NOT in 2008?
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
NOT Burma cyclone renders thousands homeless. Aid agencies face difficulties with access. Oxfam works through partners to help the victims. …

Korea rejects complaint against Daewoo and KOGAS
Mizzima.com, India –
“They [MEK] rejected the complaint about the gas exploration and developing project of two Korean corporations in Burma saying it is in keeping with the …

S. Korean Lawyers Seek to Help North Korean Defectors in Burma
Voice of America –
The South Korean Bar Association of Human Rights lawyers says it will file a petition to a Burma court, in hopes of securing the release of 19 North Korean …

Maternal health-care inadequate in eastern Burma: Report
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mungpi New Delhi – Women in eastern Burma only have limited access to maternal-health care during pregnancy and most women expecting, …

Corrupt officials earning 100 million baht a month from illegal …
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
The HURFOM report is also careful to highlight the human rights impacts of the border trade and corruption. In an ironic twist, taxation of the border trade …

Year in review: May
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

Just two days into the month of May further tragedy struck the people of Burma in the form of Cyclone Nargis. Burma, which has suffered under an oppressive …

More International Pressure in 2009: Burmese Diplomat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… met with three Burmese diplomats—Kyaw Tint Swe, Than Swe and Tin Maung Naing—to explain the meeting of the “Friend of the Secretary-General on Myanmar. …

Offering Hope for the Year Ahead
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
It is a sad statement on UN efforts to end Burma’s political deadlock that this year, for the first time ever, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi also saw no …

NMSP Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He immediately joined forces with the Karen National Union (KNU) and took up arms to fight to fight the Burmese government for the autonomy of Mon State in …

Political Prisoner Commits Suicide
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING A Burmese political prisoner, Maung San, committed suicide in Pegu Prison in central Burma on Dec. 19, according to sources in Pegu …

Junta Militants Arrested in Thailand: BBC
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… the Burmese junta has targeted prominent opposition leaders in exile in the past, as well as leaders of armed ethnic groups, pro-democracy organizations …

US to Fund Afghan Militias
Democracy Now, NY –
A new study by Brazil’s Catholic Land Commission has found that hundreds of Brazilian human rights and environmental activists still face the threat of …

New form to hire migrant workers issued
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
… to travel to Myanmar National Verification Center at Tachilek, Myawaddy and Kawthawng at the Thai-Burma border, according to SHAN report on 17 November. …

Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread and unreported
Thaindian.com, Thailand –
Health indicators are poor and human rights violations are widespread in eastern Burma. In conflict-affected regions of Burma, research indicates that …

CRPP call for unity in Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After initial successes, CRPP’s activities were curtailed by further arrests, including of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Aye Thar Aung, but after she …

A Week to Reflect and Get Involved!
The Women’s International Perspective, CA –
Natural disasters ravaged innocent victims from Burma to the Caribbean. The world participated in and protested one of the most anticipated Olympics in …

Voice of the Martyrs Alert
Crosswalk.com, VA –
About 70 ethnic Karen from Myanmar began coming to the financially-struggling church earlier this year, and have since helped the church by volunteering to …

What’s your year-end list?
Creative Loafing Atlanta, GA –
Burma’s military junta — When Category 4 Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma in May, the goons who run Burma were not only unprepared but refused to admit …

Inaugural Sao Thusandi Award Given in Chiang Mai
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
The first awardee, Sai Phu Murng, was one of the founders of the Migrant Justice Program of the Human Rights Development Foundation (HRDF), …

Defectors Awaited Children in South Korea
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC –
Four children in a group of would-be North Korean defectors arrested in Burma had mothers waiting for them in South Korea. A Thai Navy boat patrols the …

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
… conferred upon the President by section 14(b) of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts (JADE) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-286).

MSF’s Top Ten – How Disconnection Affects Public Health
WorldChanging –
This helps explain why Burma, still recovering from Cyclone Nargis, makes MSF’s list. It’s not a surprise that MSF hasn’t been able to send international …

Editorial: Texan of the Year finalist No. 4, Laura Bush
Dallas Morning News, TX –
Along one side lay Burma, whose government the first lady had scolded for its abuses, including the house arrest of democratic activist Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread
Eureka! Science News, Canada –
The maternal health care issues facing women in eastern Burma (also known as Myanmar) are widespread and underreported, according to surveys by researchers …

Where Have All the Neocons Gone?
American Conservative Magazine, VA –
Power declared in Time in 2007 that as abuses mount in Burma and Darfur “a coalition of the concerned must insist that what is manifestly true of the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 24, 2008 at 5:38 am