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Women of Burma: Brazen out “utter cruelty”

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Source – Khin Ohnmar and Burma Digest

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 25, 2007 at 9:01 pm

World Focus on Burma (11-11-2007)

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  1. Suu Kyi Makes First Step in Reconciliation with Junta
    eFluxMedia –
    Aung Din, executive director of the US Campaign for Burma said: “I would say it is a breakthrough if she is able to meet the leadership without
  2. Foreign Office minister is ‘liability’, say his officials
    Times Online, UK –
    He has also referred to Burma as “Myanmar”, a name recognised by the UN but not by Britain and America. “Gordon won’t be brave enough to sack him.
  3. Leningrad? Peking? You Can’t Get There From Here
    Hartford Courant, United States – 4 hours ago
    … pored over the news from Sri Lanka only to realize that it was what they used to call Ceylon, and then from Myanmar, only to work out that it was Burma. …
  4. UN human rights envoy to visit Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    11 (Xinhua) — United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is due to arrive here later on Sunday on a five-day visit …
  5. JA students join Memory Project
    portrait-campaign.jpgJackson Clarion Ledger, MS –
    Each student has painted a portrait of a dark-haired boy or girl from Myanmar, the country once known as Burma. “It’s part of the Memory Project developed …
  6. POLITICS-BURMA: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release Fits Junta’s Agenda
    Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy – By Larry Jagan
    “Myanmar (Burma)… will never allow any outside interference to infringe on the sovereignty of the state,” he was quoted as saying on the state-run TV. …
  7. UN Human Rights Envoy Visits Myanmar
    The Associated Press –
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN human rights envoy arrived Sunday in Myanmar on a mission to get inside the country’s prisons to determine the numbers of people …
  8. UN rights envoy in Myanmar to see junta
    AFP –
    New York-based Human Rights Watch said the UN Security Council should “redouble efforts to prod Burma’s generals into starting a genuine political dialogue …
  9. Oil’s run shifts fate of nations
    Denver Post, CO –
    Myanmar’s recent demonstrations were triggered by a government decision to raise fuel prices. In the US, the rising bill for imported petroleum lowers …
  10. UN probes human rights in Myanmar
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
    Meanwhile Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization, said the UN security council should “redouble efforts to prod Burma ‘s [ Myanmar ‘s] generals ...
  11. Preventing sexual exploitation in society
    The Tide, Nigeria –
    Thailand’s neighbor to the north, Myanmar (Burma), has been under a military dictatorship for years, and its people have endured human rights abuses and a …
  12. Growing Impact of HIV/AIDS on Teenage Girls
    Media For Freedom, Nepal –
    … 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). …
  13. Burma Gets a Big Bang For The Buck
    Strategy Page –
    India has been quiet about the pro-democracy demonstrations in Burma (Myanmar), which borders India’s restive northeastern tribal areas. …
  14. 600 people gather in Tokyo calling for end of Burma dictatorship
    Japan News Review, Sweden –
    “Japan should review its official development assistance policy (to Myanmar) and consider economic sanctions,” the Rengo chief Tsuyoshi Takagi was quoted by …
  15. Draft Copy of Much-Awaited ASEAN Charter Leaked to Media
    Voice of America –
    ASEAN has been under pressure to do more to address human rights abuses, particularly in Burma. A recent crackdown on pro-democracy activists there led to …
  16. A year for Asia
    Chicago Tribune, United States –
    … resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, military repression against demonstrating monks in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the 2008 Summer Olympics in China …

World Focus on Burma (10-11-2007)

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  1. Suu Kyi Said Optimistic on Myanmar Talks
    The Associated Press –
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi met leaders of her opposition party for the first time in more than three years, telling them …
  2. Going to hell in a handbasket–Musharraf style
    UnCapitalist Journal –
    Musharraf isn’t on it and neither is the General that is running Burma/Myanmar, Than Shwe, which I have written about on an occasion recently. …
  3. Time for healing
    Gulf Daily News, Bahrain – 9 hours ago
    BANGKOK: Military-run Myanmar could be on the verge of a breakthrough in the battle for democratic reform after moves towards dialogue by the junta and …
  4. REGION: Suu Kyi meets party members and junta
    Daily Times, Pakistan –
    YANGON: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday met members of her opposition party for the first time since 2004, as she pledged to cooperate with the regime ..
  5. Yangon residents see flicker of hope in Myanmar
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    YANGON — Residents in Myanmar’s main city Yangon are divided over the prospects for change after a meeting between opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and …
  6. Beware democracy’s siren song
    Mizzima.com, India –
    Though the tinder for the fire was an economy stretched to its breaking point, in the end it was in the dream of democracy, a democracy to set Burma free, …
  7. Myanmar reforms in India’s interest: US
    Assam Tribune, India –
    “Our message in Burma (old name of Myanmar) has been consistently that the regime in Burma has shown no signs of movement except when it has faced …
  8. North East swaying to Myanmar tunes
    Assam Tribune, India –
    … buffs of the North East, Thura, a pro-democracy leader of Myanmar in exile said that this is a positive sign for the people of the region and Burma. “… …
  9. Junta says it’s putting energy into reform
    Hindu, India –
    YANGON (AP): Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received rare front-page billing Saturday in Myanmar’s state-controlled press, which said the ruling …
  10. UN rights expert due in Myanmar as groups demand prisoner release
    AFP –
    Human Rights Watch echoed its call and said the UN Security Council should “redouble efforts to prod Burma’s (Myanmar) generals into starting a genuine ..
  11. Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets with her party
    Los Angeles Times, CA –
    Suu Kyi has been in and out of prison and house arrest since her party won 1990 elections and 82% of parliament seats in Myanmar, which is also called Burma …
  12. Some sceptical about Burma military’s intentions
    Radio Australia, Australia –
    Residents in Burma’s main city Rangoon appear divided over the prospects for change after a meeting between the Opposition Leader and an official of the …
  13. Suu Kyi Is Front-Page News in Myanmar
    The Associated Press –
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received rare front-page billing Saturday in Myanmar’s state-controlled press, …
  14. Pakistan must not become another Burma: Asma Jahangir
    DailyIndia.com, FL –
    And it is best not to let it go down to a level where we all become Myanmar, and come to the stage of Burma. That prevention should be taken now. …
  15. Burmese refugees tell how tyranny drove them from their homeland
    New Bern Sun Journal, NC –
    … and three other refugees almost cried as they talked at Craven Community College about the current state of Burma, which is now called Myanmar. …
  16. Bangladesh Trade Body Favors Using Dual Currency In Asian Clearing …
    AHN –
    Bangladesh and Burma joined the union as the sixth and the seventh members in 1976 and 1977 respectively. However, Bhutan joined the ACU Dec. 9, 1999.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 10, 2007 at 8:19 am