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World focus on Burma (22 November 2008)

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South Africa’s Archbishop Tutu Gets Fulbright Award
Voice of America –
… but that the world’s revulsion for human rights violations in places like Darfur, Burma, Zimbabwe and Gaza shows that evil is not the norm. …


“But it’s a bigger joke on those abroad who still think ignoring repression in Burma will bring positive change,” he said.

Myanmar opposition calls for amnesty on national day
TopNews, India –
The National League for Democracy, Myanmar’s main opposition group, demanded the release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi and student …

Burmese comic gets 45 years
Chortle, UK –
… June and seized his computer after he organized a group of around 400 volunteers to provide disaster relief in the areas devastated by Cyclone Nargis. …

HMS Westminster arrives in capital for march
Portsmouth News, UK –
Westminster was also sent to offer help with the humanitarian effort in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. The full article contains 182 words and appears in …

Comedian gets 45 years – criticized Burma junta
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
… and 14 members of detained Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party got 2 1/2 years each for calling for her release on her birthday in June, …

Comedian gets 45-year term as Burma punishes activism
Boston Globe, United States –
AP / November 22, 2008 RANGOON, Burma – Burma’s courts continued a crackdown on activists yesterday, giving a 45-year prison sentence to a comedian who went …

Burma Eats Its Young
New Yorker, United States –
After Aung San Suu Kyi, these two men are the leaders of Burma’s democracy movement, and a source of intense admiration and inspiration among the young …

Opposition big shots spurn 2010 elections
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
… the democratic opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi and non-Burman ethnic states, was formed by exiles led by the late Chao Tzang Yawnghwe (1939-2004), …

Myanmar Gives Comedian 45-Year Sentence for Cyclone Comments
New York Times, United States –
Those sentenced have included some 70 members of the opposition National League for Democracy, the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained Nobel …

Rights group says Myanmar judges should be referred to ICC
JURIST –
Despite the September release [JURIST report] of more than 9000 political prisoners, human rights groups estimate that more than 2100 Burmese remain …

Human rights calls
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Asean governments will be urged next month to call for a Commission of Inquiry on Burma by the UN Human Rights Council. But the new Asean Human Rights Body …

Comedian gets jail for criticizing junta
Washington Times, DC –

AP RANGOON, Burma | Burma’s courts continued a crackdown on activists Friday, handing out a 45-year prison sentence to a comedian who went to the delta to …

Importance of ‘responsibility to protect’ outlined at conference
Irish Times, Ireland –
… invoking the principle – for example, in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma last spring – had not helped to build wider acceptance of the idea. …

Chinese living longer but wealth gap widening: UN
ABC Online, Australia –
“You’ve also got trafficking of women from even poorer places, for example Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, into these villages in China now to provide wives for …

In short
Irish Times, Ireland –
(Reuters) RANGOON – A hip-hop star in military-ruled Burma has been jailed for six years for being part of a political group, the latest in a string of …

Burma jails comedian for 45 years
Independent, UK –
More than 100 activists, including Buddhist monks, students and members of the opposition National League for Democracy have been convicted in the past two …

Myanmar on US agenda
Straits Times, Singapore –
The United States refers to Myanmar as Burma, the name used before it was changed by the military junta. Mr Marciel’s visit to Japan will take place on Dec …

Tea room pours good cheer
East Valley Tribune, AZ –
“We have sent women to retreats, and we have sent women onto the Navajo Nation, and we have purchased property in Myanmar (formerly Burma) to help build a …

Journalist gets 45 years in prison, others sentenced
CPJ Press Freedom Online, NY –
New York, November 21, 2008–A Burmese court sentenced entertainer and activist Maung Thura–known by his stage name, “Zarganar”–to 45 years in prison …

Magazine Breaks News on Organ Harvesting in China
The Epoch Times, NY –
24 issue, “China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest ” by Ethan Gutmann, asks why the world’s media, human rights organizations, and governments are not investigating …

RIGHTS: Landmines Banned, And Still Kill Thousands
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Investigations by Human Rights Watch concluded that at least 16 civilians died as a result of these weapons, which are known to tear limbs off a victim’s …

Burma: Cyclone-hit monasteries in need
Spero News –
By IRIN Scores of monasteries in cyclone-affected Myanmar are in urgent need of repair almost seven months after the category four storm struck. …

PEN Canada Honorary Member and One Humanity Award winner ZARGANA …
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada –
21 /CNW/ – PEN Canada is appalled by the forty-five year prison sentence handed down today by the Myanmar regime to Burmese poet and comedian Zargana (Maung …

Daily Press Briefing
US Department of State, DC –
Burma will also be discussed. He will travel to Tokyo to consult with Japanese officials regarding human rights, democracy, and other concerns in Burma on …

For Andrew K
The Young Turks, CA –
More than 100 activists have been sentenced over the past two weeks in a judicial crackdown across the spectrum of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. …

Myanmar Junta Jails Comedian for 45 Years
New York Times, United States –
By SHARON OTTERMAN A secret court run by Myanmar’s military leadership sentenced a prominent Burmese comedian and activist to 45 years in prison on Friday, …

Myanmar court hands comedian 45-year prison term
The Associated Press –
… for their jokes about the junta, and several other activists delivered donations of relief supplies to the Cyclone Nargis-shattered Irrawaddy delta. …

Top US Agenda at Asia-Pacific Meeting is the Financial Crisis
NewsBlaze, CA –
Topics of discussion will include follow-up from the G20 meeting; nuclear proliferation challenges from North Korea and Iran; developments in Burma, …

Insein prison trials called insult to rule of law and …
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
… trade unions and political activists.” They added: “All of Burma’s lifeblood has been neutralised and silenced by a subservient judicial system. …

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World Focus on Burma (10-12-2007)

  1. Repression unrelenting in Myanmar
    Amnistía Internacional –
    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma), where she has been for 12 of the past 18 years. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of a …
  2. Studying diversity, conflict and internationalizing Burma
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    … the Union of Burma on 23rd September 1988. On 18th June 1989, the State Law and Order Restoration Council adopted a new name called ‘Union of Myanmar’ …
  3. The Nagas and their Nation-
    Nagaland Post, India –
    … belonging to the Tibeto-Burman stock with an approximate 4 million in population and live along the tri-junction of Burma (Myanmar), China, and India. …
  4. Nagaland CM’s request puts MEA in a fix
    The Tribune, India –
    Rio wants New Delhi to persuade Myanmar to declare a ceasefire with the Khapland faction of the NSCN instead of going hammers and tongs against the militant …
  5. China-Myanmar trade increased in 2007
    United Press International –
    9 (UPI) — Trade between China and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, increased dramatically in 2007, incomplete officials from the emerging Asian nation …
  6. Judicial Officers Support A Pacific Regional Human Rights Commission
    pacific, HI –
    … to set up an Asian regional human rights commission, a concept under consideration for several years and expedited by recent events in Myanmar [Burma]. …
  7. Nobel Peace Prize winners since 1975
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    … Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, Israel. _ 1993: Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk, South Africa. _ 1991: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar (also known as Burma).
  8. Activists hope pen still mighty
    Providence Journal, RI –
    PROVIDENCE — In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, people can be arrested for displaying photos of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …
  9. A Growing Source of Fear for Migrants in Malaysia
    New York Times, United States –
    Most migrant workers come from Indonesia, while others come from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Vietnam as well as from Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
  10. UN Myanmar rights expert ups estimate of death toll from protests …
    JURIST –
    [JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro [official profile; JURIST news archive] has conclud…
  11. Burmese refugees to settle in Brisbane ‘by Christmas’
    Brisbane Times, Australia –
    Seven asylum seekers from Myanmar (Burma) will be resettled in Brisbane, as the new Rudd Government begins unwinding tough immigration laws which force …
  12. un’s Ban says patience running out with Myanmar
    Reuters –
    … of which the former Burma is a member, to play a “special political role”. “The people of Myanmar have suffered from isolation for such a long time and …
  13. UN Secretary-General Says World Running Out of Patience With …
    Voice of America –
    By Luis Ramirez UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the international community is running out of patience with Burma’s repressive military government. ..
  14. Revisiting intelligence reform
    Spero News –
    Similarly, human rights groups are today using unclassified commercial imagery to track ethnic cleansing in Darfur and Burma (or Myanmar, as that country’s …
  15. UN sec-gen emphasises Myanmar in meeting Thai PM
    Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
    Surayud Chulanont, focusing on the unresolved situation in Myanmar. After arriving in Bangkok Sunday for a three-day official visit en route to the UN ..
  16. UN call for faster Burma reform
    BBC News, UK –
    “The people of Myanmar have suffered from isolation for such a long time and it’s high time now that the Myanmar authorities and the people… enjoy ..
  17. UN urged to push for release of Myanmar political prisoners
    Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
    … access to all parts of Burma (Myanmar) to UN agencies and other international humanitarian organisations” to provide emergency needs to its people, …
  18. Biofuels: Let’s look before we leap
    Checkbiotech.org (press release), Switzerland –
    Several years ago, faced with growing food shortages, the government of Burma — now Myanmar — ordered farmers throughout the country to start growing rice, …
  19. Clock ticks for likely Kosovo bid
    Mirror.co.uk, UK –
    “I hope the Myanmar authorities will take it very seriously,” Ban said during a visit to Thailand, where he urged the Association of South East Asian …
  20. Elders mark 60th year of Declaration of Human Rights
    Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
    “The deteriorating situation in Burma means we have to work for a situation where these principles [of human rights] will be recognised and respected,” Tutu …
  21. Tutu, elder statesmen denounce rights abuses
    Business Day, South Africa –
    ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu and other elder statesmen today denounced the rights records of Myanmar, Sudan, Chad and Zimbabwe at the launch of a new human …
  22. UN warns Burma over slow progress on democracy
    ABC Online, Australia –
    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has warned Burma’s military rulers that the patience of the international community is running out. …
  23. Rambo film ‘was under threat’
    This is North Scotland, UK –
    Filming the new Rambo film on the war-torn border between Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) was a risky business, star Sylvester Stallone has apparently
  24. Amnesty International hosts 20th annual “write-a-thon”
    Providence Eyewitness News, RI –
    This year’s focus will be on monks tortured, killed or detained during protests earlier this year in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation also known as Burma …
  25. Minister Kubis to Lead the Slovak Delegation at the GAERC Session
    SK Today, Slovakia –
    … current situation in Lebanon, along with Iran’s nuclear programme and the latest developments in Myanmar (Burma) and the Sudanese province of Darfur. …
  26. Relate as trained professionals, PM urges officers, troops
    IndiaEduNews.net, India –
    … batch – Sam Manekshaw, Muhammad Musa and Smith Dun – went on to head the armies of India, Pakistan and Burma (as Myanmar was then called), respectively. …
  27. First Lady Criticizes Myanmar’s Generals
    Washington Post, United States –
    10, 2007, during a video teleconference with Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand, regarding the situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in recognition of …
  28. Laura Bush calls for democracy in Myanmar
    Raw Story, MA –
    … from Myanmar in a videoconference call marking International Human Rights Day. “President Bush and I call on all nations, especially Burma’s neighbors, …