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World focus on Burma (25 July 2008)

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Buzz Briefs: Phil Spector, Mia Farrow

CBS News, NY –

Farrow also said US President George W. Bush missed an opportunity to take a strong stand against China’s ties with Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Quenching thirst A couple’s factories use clay to make water …

The Register-Guard, OR –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a poor country in Southeast Asia ruled by a military junta. Controversy erupted in the storm’s aftermath when …

Regime pocketing Burma aid, say exiles

Financial Times, UK –

By Harvey Morris at the United Nations As much as a fifth of the tens of millions of dollars in international aid sent to Burma’s cyclone victims is being …

America Must Continue to Stand for Freedom, Bush Says

NewsBlaze, CA –

Honoring a group of democracy activists from Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe, Bush urged the release of all prisoners of …

UN relief chief admits to “loss” of aid money in exchange duplicity

Mizzima.com, India –

The source, who wished not to be named for fear of reprisal told Mizzima, aid money transferred to Burma has to go through the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, …

Human rights commissioner fought a long battle for her own rights

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

THE new United Nations high commissioner for human rights,the South African judge Navanethem Pillay, has spent a lifetime toppling barriers and exceeding …

Mia Farrow slams Myanmar post-cyclone rights record

AFP –

The US actress-turned-activist spoke to reporters as she returned from visiting the Thai border with Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — where she met …

Fishing Families Struggle to Survive After Burma Cyclone

FOXNews –

Last year, Burma exported some 350000 tons of seafood to European and Asian countries, much of it from the vast delta with its long coastline and spider web …

CRPP meets to discuss election and envoy visit

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

CRPP secretary Aye Thar Aung, who is also secretary of the Arakan League for Democracy and an ethnic people’s representative, said the group had not yet …

Billboards removed by Mandalay authorities

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… that Mandalay authorities had not taken down signs the group has been hanging at its offices for the past year saying, “Oppose sanctions against Burma”. …

Families forced out of homes in Ton Tay

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… in Rangoon’s Ton Tay township have been ordered to move out so the properties can be demolished and the land used for new homes for cyclone victims. …

Ten Students Sentenced to Hard Labor

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING Ten students—mostly Muslims—who were active in the Buddhist monk-led peaceful demonstrations in September 2007 in Burma were each sentenced …

Cross-border Trade in Mae Sot

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The other passengers are neither foreigners nor Thai tourists, keen to explore the beauty of the Burma’s natural environment in the southeastern frontier. …

Indonesia Taking an Active Role in Burma’s Affairs

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“No Asean country can influence Burma,” said Roshan Jason, executive director of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus. “If they could, monks would …

Archbishop of Canterbury Seeks Lambeth Compliant Partners from …

Virtue Online, PA –

The list of 17 provinces includes Hong Kong, South Korea, North India, West Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Southeast Asia, Myanmar (Burma) Papua New Guinea, …

Mia Farrow Calls for Global Pressure at Olympics for Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Farrow also said US President George W Bush missed an opportunity to take a strong stand against China’s ties with Burma by agreeing to attend the opening …

UN Aid Chief Acknowledges Access, Exchange Rate Issues

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official, completing a three-day tour of cyclone-hit areas of Burma’s Irrawaddy delta on …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We fully understand that the people of Burma/Myanmar are solely responsible for bringing about change in our country. However, when we are faced with the …

US Rally to commemorate Black July draws over 600

TamilNet, Sri Lanka –

The rally also protested the financial support provided by the Chinese Government to the Governments of Sri Lanka and Burma. ..

Burmese junta pockets millions in foreign aid currency scam

First Post, UK –

Representatives of several Western governments and Burma’s partners within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations baulked at the idea of committing …

Singapore Says Burma Yet to Rule Whether Aung Suu Kyi Can Contest …

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Speaking to reporters at the closing ceremony of four-day Asean meetings here, Mr Yeo said: ‘Myanmar Foreign Minister (Mr Nyan Win) informed us that …

Compensation awarded to migrants’ families

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Htoo Chit, director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma in Phang Nga province, Thailand, praised the work of NGOs in bringing about the …

Roundtable of US Secretary Condoleezza Rice with Press, 24 July 2008

ISRIA (subscription), DC –

It was a meeting that took place just shortly before I had the US-ASEAN ministerial. And so we talked principally about regional issues, and about Burma and …

1990 representatives call for dialogue

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… Irrawaddy, said current international policies towards Burma were misguided. The five said they appreciated calls by world leaders for the Burmese junta …

Press Release: DVB web site hit by DDoS attack

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 25, 2008 (DVB)–The website run by the Oslo-based Democratic Voice of Burma radio and TV station has been hit by a persistent and severe Distributed …

UN: Burmese exchange gains on aid ‘unsustainable’

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

“A lot of the assistance we supply would be purchased overseas, so there is no foreign exchange loss on that,” said Daniel Baker, the Myanmar-based …

The Associated Press –

Myanmar was formerly known as Burma. Farrow also lamented President Bush’s decision to attend the opening ceremonies, saying it was “a missed opportunity …

US To Myanmar: Cooperate Or …

RTT News, NY –

(RTTNews) – The United States Thursday warned Myanmar’s military junta that it would seek to impose “stronger measures” if it does not cooperate with UN …

US Wants Results in Burma; China Wants Patience

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS Differences on Burma between key members of the Security Council reappeared on Thursday as Ibrahim Gambari, …

Beijing denounces proposed US resolution on human rights

Macau Daily Times, Macau –

… rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the governments of Sudan and Burma (Myanmar). …

Out of Myanmar

BurlingtonFreePress.com, VT –

Three were from Myanmar — formerly Burma — and three from Iraq, which, with Bhutan, has become another major source of refugees in northern Vermont. …

Glamour on the menu at city charity night

ChesterChronicle.co.uk, UK –

The fundraiser, organised by Eileen Owens of Bollicini, raised funds for cyclone and earthquake victims in Burma and China through the themed evening, …

Shortfall In Current Funding Commitments To Halve Malaria …

Medical News Today, UK –

Suriname in northern South America received from GFATM US$147 per person at risk of malaria, while Myanmar (Burma) received about US$0.01 per person-at-risk …

A distressing record of siding with the bad guys

Business Day, South Africa –

As a consequence, SA’s international reputation as a guardian of human rights and democracy suffered enormously. While Russia and China’s “no” votes on such …

Pre-Olympic Contest to Win Public Opinion over China’s Rights Record

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Uighurs, Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, activists for Darfur and Burma, and groups championing religious freedom and human rights are all delighted …

UN demands concrete Myanmar reforms

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

But on Thursday several members of the UN Security Council warned Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, that it could face increased pressure if it did not move …

Pre-Olympic Contest to Win Public Opinion over China’s Rights Record

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Uighurs, Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, activists for Darfur and Burma, and groups championing religious freedom and human rights are all delighted …

Burma’s Battered Fisheries Worsen

TIME –

In the first full assessment of the disaster, the UN, Burma government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, this week warned of a …

South African Named UN Commissioner for Human Rights

Washington Post, United States –
By Colum Lynch UNITED NATIONS, July 24 — South African judge Navanethem Pillay was named Thursday as the UN high commissioner for human rights, …

Asean on the Rocks

Wall Street Journal –

Asean isn’t the only group that has failed to engage Burma effectively; the UN has hardly done better. But it’s telling that during the relief efforts after …

US Congress renews Myanmar import ban legislation

AFP –

“Today, the United States Senate sent an unmistakable message to the military junta in Burma — America continues to stand squarely with the people of Burma …

BURMA: UN Missions Draw Derision

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

‘’We fully understand that the people of Burma/Myanmar are solely responsible for bringing about change in our country. However, when we are faced with the …

UN aid chief warns still much to be done in Burma

The Standard, Hong Kong –

Survivors of Burma’s devastating cyclone will be dependent on aid for at least another six months, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned. …

Myanmar cyclone ‘air bridge’ to end next month

AsiaOne, Singapore –

‘It doesn’t mean there will be no more aid flights,’ Mr Holmes told reporters in Bangkok after a 3-day trip to assess aid operations in the former Burma. …

US to renew ban on Myanmar imports

Times of India, India –

“Today, the United States Senate sent an unmistakable message to the military junta in Burma — America continues to stand squarely with the people of Burma …

US threatens if Burma rejects UN demands

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

New York (dpa) – The United States said Thursday that it would seek to impose “stronger measures” if Burma’s military regime continues to refuse to …

Myanmar Must Make Positive Proposals to UN Envoy, US Says

Bloomberg –

“Is there a way to move Burma to a political track that would finally make something of what is right now a kind of mockery?” she said, adding that the …

AFP –

“Things have gone backwards in Burma (Myanmar) over the last six months,” British Ambassador John Sawers said ahead of the council meeting. …

More Australian aid for Burma

ABC Online, Australia –

This week Burma ratified the charter set down by the ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) which will include provisions for greater human rights …

In Burma, Foreign Aid Agencies Now Wrestling With Loss Of Funds

DigitalJournal.com, Canada –

The situation in Burma after getting hit by Cyclone Nargis is back in the headlines. This time, it has much to do with money issues. …

US Congressional Panel Advances Rights Measure Linked to Olympics

Voice of America –

“The situation in Tibet and the support for the PRC for those regimes in Myanmar [Burma] and of course its horrendous policy in Sudan, that it is a shame …

UN Security Council split on how to deal with Myanmar

Reuters –

“Things have gone backwards in Burma over the last six months or so.” But China’s UN Ambassador Wang Guangya said there was no need for council action and …

Burmese aid cash lost to exchange rate trick

Times Online, UK –

This week a joint report by the Burmese Government, the UN and South-East Asian governments said that $1 billion (£500million) one billion US dollars would …

USAID Hosts President Bush to Discuss the Freedom Agenda

PR Newswire (press release), NY –

The President has more than doubled funding for democracy, governance, and human rights programs since taking office, and his Budget continues to increase …

Obama Speaks in Berlin, McCain Focuses on Economic Issues at Home

Voice of America –

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words, …

UN envoy says aid getting to Burma’s cyclone victims

ABC Online, Australia –

By South East Asia correspondent Karen Percy The United Nation’s humanitarian envoy John Holmes says aid money for Burma in the wake of Cyclone Nargis is …

Myanmar cyclone “air bridge” to end next month

Reuters –

“It doesn’t mean there will be no more aid flights,” Holmes told reporters in Bangkok after a 3-day trip to assess aid operations in the former Burma. …

Western Interests Dictate Security Council Agenda

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

United Nations, 24 July, (IPS): The continued political deadlock over a rash of ongoing crises — including Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Palestine, Kosovo, …

Rice: Burma’s Democracy Restoration Efforts A ‘Mockery’

RTT News, NY –

Addressing a ministerial gathering of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Rice said that Myanmar is “badly out of step” with the …

Bush asks Myanmar to set free Aung San Suu Kyi

Hindu, India –

He stressed on release of all prisoners of conscience including Ayman Nour of Egypt, Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, Oscar Bisset of Cuba and Riad Sief of Syria. …

Blu-ray REVIEW

DVDTOWN.com –

The picture opens with a haunting prologue taking place roughly twenty years ago somewhere in one of the exotic jungles close to Burma. …

Bush Promotes Freedom Agenda

Voice of America –

… once again called for the release of prisoners of conscience around the world – such as Burmese Nobel Laureate and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi. …

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World Focus on Burma (4 Jan 08)

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  1. Exiled Myanmar Network Boosts Broadcasts
    The Associated Press –

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The exiled Myanmar network Democratic Voice of Burma said Thursday it was starting daily broadcasts to pro-democracy activists at home, …

  2. Junta blocks information flow by hiking Sat TV fees
    Mizzima.com, India –
    U Khin Maung Thet, deputy director of department of Communication in Burma’s new jungle capital, Nay Lyi Taw, however, said, “It is not that we are hiking …
  3. HEALTH-BURMA: Bird-Flu Awareness Camapigns Show Results
    Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –
    Such a lead taken by the farmers follows the education and awareness campaigns that have been conducted in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar. …
  4. Myanmar junta calls for discipline as country marks 60 years of …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …
  5. Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2008. There are
    Youngstown Vindicator, OH –
    In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) becomes independent of British rule. In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces capture …
  6. Burma tells people: cooperate and sacrifice
    The Australian, Australia –
    MILITARY-RUN Burma put on a show of defiance on the 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid global pressure for reform following the junta’s …
  7. Myanmar Marks 60 Years of Independence
    The Associated Press –

    After gaining independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar, also known as Burma, experimented with democracy until 1962, when the military seized power. …

  8. Myanmar marks independence day
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

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    Myanmar ‘s ruling military has called for “discipline” as the country marks 60 years of independence from Britain . The country has spent much of the past …

  9. Myanmar deploys riot police for Independence Day
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    A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

    A Buddhist monk attends the ceremony to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Independence Day at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon, Janurary 4, 2008. About 350 people, comprising party members, veteran politicians and leaders of ethnic political parties and elected representatives attended the ceremony. REUTERS/Aung Hla Tun

    The junta, the latest face of 45 years of army rule in the former Burma, limited its celebrations to a military ceremony in the remote new capital, …

  10. On the ice
    Peoria Journal Star, IL –
    In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) became independent of British rule. In 1960, French author Albert Camus died in an automobile accident at age 46. …
  11. Weekly Business Roundup (January 04, 2008)
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    The new sale is being managed by state-controlled Myanmar [Burma] Economic Holdings and will take place over five days in Rangoon, starting January 15. …
  12. Reconciliation call on independence anniversary
    The Australian, Australia –
    BRITISH Foreign Secretary David Miliband called for national reconciliation in Myanmar in a statement marking the country’s 60th anniversary of independence …
  13. Suu Kyi Plea Raised on Myanmar Holiday
    The Associated Press –
  14. Myanmar opposition slams junta over talks
    Independent Online –
  15. bittersweet independence
    BBC News, UK –
    Not so in Burma. On 4 January 1948, more than 60 years of British colonial rule came to an end. Many Burmese had fared badly under the British, …
  16. Miliband urges reconciliation in Myanmar
    AFP –

    “Today marks the 60th anniversary of Burma’s independence. We congratulate the people of Burma on this historic landmark,” Miliband said. …

  17. Burma Marks Landmark Anniversary of Independence
    Voice of America – 1 hour ago

    By VOA News Burma’s military rulers staged a low-key ceremony Friday to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. …

  18. Man’s march for Burma
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph, UK –
    Burma was renamed Myanmar by its leaders in 1989 but campaigners opposed to the regime have always refused to call it by this name.
  19. Laura Bush urges pressure on Myanmar junta
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    Laura Bush has taken an unusual lead role in efforts to push for change in Myanmar, which Washington calls Burma. “We urge the regime to fulfill its …
  20. Businessmen can sell GSM phones in Kachin state
    Mizzima.com, India –
    So people who don’t get the phone are complaining,” said a local resident who applied for a GSM phone at the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication department. …
  21. Laura Bush condemns Myanmar military junta
    United Press International – 3 hours ago
    Instead of celebrating freedom, citizens of Myanmar, formerly Burma, “live in fear, poverty, and oppression under Gen. Than Shwe and his military regime,” …
  22. US president’s wife condemns ruling generals as Myanmar marks 60th …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP WASHINGTON: US President George W. Bush’s wife on Friday condemned Myanmar’s ruling military regime for keeping its citizens in a state of poverty and …
  23. PM formally constitutes commission on damages assessment
    Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan –
    LONDON, Jan 4 (APP): The British Government has urged the Myanmar (Burma) regime to hold constructive dialogue with the opposition to ensure better future …
  24. Burmese opposition reiterates call for dialogue on Independence day
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … the junta, in its mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar newspaper, has carried articles that exhort the people of Burma to maintain the spirit of the union …

World Focus on Burma (3 Jan 08)

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  1. IDA bulletin outlines sanctions against Myanmar
    Investment Executive, Canada –
    By James Langton The Investment Dealers Association of Canada has issued a bulletin outlining the effect of economic sanctions against Burma (aka Myanmar) …
  2. The Strange Silence While Christians Suffer Persecution In 45 Nations
    Evening Bulletin, PA –
    Burma (Myanmar) is 82.9 percent Buddhist, and its government continues to “discourage, harass and use other more severe forms of persecution on any group or …
  3. Nation Briefs
    Asian Week, CA –
    Supporters of the legislation, which passed 400 – 0, made clear the award was meant to send a message to the military leaders in Myanmar, aka Burma, …
  4. ‘Flashman’ author Fraser dies: publisher
    AFP –
    The novelist, a former newspaper journalist who fought during World War II in Burma (now Myanmar) and India, had been suffering from cancer, they added, …
  5. India stresses Myanmar political reforms
    United Press International –
    The BBC reported India and Myanmar, formerly called Burma, are expected to proceed with a $100 million transportation improvement project. …
  6. Myanmar junta hikes satellite TV fees
    Reuters –
    The increase is way beyond the meager means of virtually all the former Burma’s 56 million people, for whom international broadcasts such as Al Jazeera or …
  7. Myanmar Cracks Down on Ethnic Minorities
    The Associated Press –

    … changed” regarding the conflict in the east of the country also known as Burma, says Htoo Kli, who helps Karen refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border. …

  8. UN: 2007 one of the deadliest years with over 40 staff killed
    Adnkronos International Italia, Italy –
    Last year also saw UN staff being arrested or detained in Darfur, Somalia and Burma (also known as Myanmar). Staff members of the UN High Commissioner for …
  9. Burma: 167-fold increase in price of satellite dish licences
    Reporters without borders (press release), France –
    Reuters quoted a Myanmar Post and Telecom official as saying: “We were just ordered by the higher authorities. Even I was shocked when I heard about it. …
  10. Inside Burma: Junta celebrates independence from Britain
    Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

    According to the New Light of Myanmar, “Employing various wicked ways, the British practised the divide and rule policy and to oppress the Myanmar [Burmese] …

  11. Safari So Good
    Blogger News Network –
    “The flights to Burma (Myanmar) are still way too expensive – they want almost $300! And we’re tired of going to China every year. …
  12. ANALYSIS-Sri Lanka investors to weather truce collapse
    Reuters –
    … visits to or from the leadership of Iran, Pakistan and even Myanmar, more commonly known as Burma and generally seen as an international pariah. …
  13. Ancient palace reopened in Myanmar
    Opodo, UK –
    … that have been upgraded to serve visitors. Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in southern Asia and shares borders with Bangladesh, Thailand and Laos.
  14. Myanmar needs “urgent” reforms but business is business
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    At the same time India is also pursuing its economic interests and trade goals with the former Burma despite the generals’ inaction vis-à-vis demands of the …
  15. Victimized Political Dynasties from Pakistan’s Bhuttos to …
    Naharnet, Lebanon –
    … Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s founding father, was assassinated in 1948 just months before the country, then known as Burma, became independent from Britain. …
  16. Exile Myanmar network to begin daily television broadcasts to pro …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP OSLO, Norway: The exile Myanmar network Democratic Voice of Burma said Thursday it was starting daily television broadcasts for the pro-democracy …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 3, 2008 at 7:39 am

World Focus on Burma (5-12-2007)

  1. US says Myanmar junta obstructing negotiations on new constitution
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    “It is Than Shwe and his senior generals who are obstructing progress toward democratization in Burma,” Casey said, using another name for the Asian nation. …
  2. UN envoy to visit Myanmar anew
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Gambari had visited Myanmar, formerly Burma, twice this year and last week toured some Asian capitals in an effort to canvas support for democratic change …
  3. Blood Rubies Come to Town
    The Santa Barbara Independent, CA –
    According to the United Nations, more than 90 percent of the world’s rubies come from Myanmar, or Burma as it is commonly known. Unlike the sale of diamonds …
  4. Myanmar monks set to battle junta again
    TODAYonline, Singapore –
    Mr Aung Din, the executive director of the US Campaign for Burma group, urged Washington to appoint a sanctions coordinator for Myanmar as it did in the …
  5. Burma: ASEAN Should Not Go Against the UN
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    By Zin Linn Although UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has made two trips to Myanmar (Burma) to promote political reconciliation, it seems to be in vain. …
  6. Repression revives business debate
    CNN –
    France’s Total contends that cutting off Myanmar, also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could hinder moves …
  7. US Condemns Myanmar Excluding Suu Kyi From Democracy Talks
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma for 45 years, was condemned around the world for deploying soldiers Sept. …
  8. Burmese Opposition Marks National Day, Calls for Leader’s Release
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News The party of Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for the immediate and unconditional release of its leader and …
  9. Chased from streets, Myanmar monks get out message on video
    AFP –
    … Thitagu World Buddha University in northern Myanmar, which is popular among foreigners who come to Myanmar, the former Burma, to study the religion. …
  10. Myanmar urges ASEAN media persons to resist influence of some …
    Xinhua, China –
    5 (Xinhua) – A Myanmar high-ranking information official has urged media persons of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to unitedly …
  11. Today in History – Dec. 5
    The Associated Press –
    Ne Win, former dictator of Myanmar, also called Burma, died in Yangon at age 91. ABC executive Roone Arledge died in New York at age 71. …
  12. China Wins Rights to Myanmar’s Gas, Beating India (Update1)
    Bloomberg –
    Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma for 45 years, was condemned around the world for deploying soldiers Sept. …
  13. US Senate Hears Testimony of Venerable Ashin Nayaka on Burma
    Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
    He also said that he discussed the issue of religion in Burma, the repression of the people by the military, and US police options for Burma after the …
  14. Group: China to Evict 1.5M for Olympics
    The Associated Press –
    COHRE also criticized Myanmar and Slovakia on Thursday for “pervasive housing rights violations” in 2007. It said Myanmar, also known as Burma, …
  15. University of San Francisco to Honor Buddhist Monks Who Fought for …
    Earthtimes, UK –
    5 /prnewswire-usnewswire/ — The University of San Francisco will honor the Buddhist monks of Burma (Myanmar) for their courage and nonviolent …
  16. Reporters Without Borders names Eritrean Seyoum Tsehaye its …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Voice of Burma as media outlet of the year. The tiny, shoestring radio and television network was founded in Norway in 1992 by exiled Myanmar students. …