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World focus on Burma (8 September 2008)

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Junta denies knowledge of Suu Kyi’s hunger strike
Mizzima.com, India -
New Delhi – Burma’s police chief, Brigadier General Khin Yi, on Sunday denied knowing anything about the hunger strike rumors of detained pro-democracy …

Walker’s World: Asia’s new nuclear map
United Press International -
China has only itself to blame for this, with its construction of ports and possible naval bases in Burma and Pakistan that India understandably saw as …

US needs to focus more on ethnic groups
Mizzima.com, India -
A long-time American voice of reporting and analysis on international affairs and relations concludes that the best hope for a future Burma and the securing …

Seizing the moment
Charlottetown, The Guardian, Canada -
Her passionate plea for refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma) who are facing a food crisis due to the devastation this past May caused by Cyclone Nargis …

Six NLD members arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Sep 9, 2008 (DVB)–Six members of the National League for Democracy in Magwe division’s Pwint Phyu and Salin townships were arrested by government …

Taunggok NLD member jailed after family dispute
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Sep 8, 2008 (DVB)–A National League for Democracy in Taunggok township, Arakan state, was given a one-year prison sentence on 4 September by Taunggok …

Burma: Building upon success
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong -
Without these commitments, isolationists may argue that humanitarian operations were more about scoring political points against the regime rather than …

Three Cantors tuning up to help victims of the Myanmar cyclone
Times Colonist, Canada -
The college was heavily damaged during a May cyclone that devastated Myanmar, formerly Burma. The Victoria performance, billed as Voices of Hope, …

The French enigma: how do they get away with it?
guardian.co.uk, UK -
… is better on law than democracy and Zimbabwe has made every mistake in the book. But there is no escaping hard choices, no hiding place, not even Burma. …


Making contact with internal terrorists, external ones formed All Burma Democratic Alliance (ABDA), MyeOza group, Justice Group and All Myanmar Independent …

How do you review the role of Mr Gambari in connection with the efforts of the UN in the political development in Myanmar? Is his role over? …

Senior General Maung Aye to Visit Bangladesh Next Month
Narinjara News, Bangladesh -
He is expected to lead a 50-member delegation including senior government officials and businessmen on his visit to Burma’s western neighbor. …

Burma’s refugees get Waukesha welcomes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI -
The sudden influx of Asian immigrants has been driven largely by a relaxation of US restrictions on refugees from Burma — also known as Myanmar — coupled …

A heritage that shames us
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa -
The son of a Sri Lankan father and a Burmese mother, Vigneswaran was born in Adelaide, Australia. His sense of being marginal in that bastion of white …

Democracy in Burma Doesn’t Need Protests: SPDC Ministers
Narinjara News, Bangladesh -
In Burma, they said people do not need to stage demonstrations for democracy in Burma; Burma will reach the path of democracy very soon,” he said. …

Thanks, from Burma to the Philippines
Inquirer.net, Philippines -
I will never forget the Philippines, and my memories of this country will serve as lessons that I and my colleagues in the democracy movement for Burma can …

War-torn Afghanistan wins Olympic bronze
Inquirer.net, Philippines -
The Philippines joined Laos, Cambodia, Brunei and Burma (Myanmar) in the cellar with nothing to show for their participation. Believe it or not, Afghanistan …

Myanmar accuses Suu Kyi’s party over bombing

Daily Times, Pakistan -
NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar’s military rulers on Sunday accused two members of the pro-democracy opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi over the bombing of .
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No Suu Kyi hunger strike: Burma police chief
Radio Australia, Australia -
Burma’s police chief has denied detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on hunger strike. She receives daily rations from the regime and has no other …

World focus on Burma (22 August 2008)

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NLD ‘Please’ with second round meeting with UN envoy
Mizzima.com, India -
Chiang Mai – Ibrahim Gambari, United Nations Special Envoy to on Friday met with leaders of Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy …

Singer Moon Aung to perform in Australia
Mizzima.com, India -
Enthusiastic about politics he fled to the Thai-Burma border after the military assumed power in a coup in 1988. The Kachin ethnic singer joined the ‘All …

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari losing credibility?
Merinews, India -
The Opposition in Myanmar believes that the UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari is drifting from his mission and falling into a neatly laid trap of the crafty military …

UN ends cyclone relief flights into Burma
USA Today -
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Regularly scheduled cargo flights arranged by the UN to bring cyclone relief aid into Burma have been concluded after three months. …

Burma monk disrobed over street protests
Independent, UK -
Human rights groups believe that up to 200 people were killed by the subsequent crushing of the demonstrations by the regime. Hundreds of monks and ordinary …

ICA Foresees Collateral Damage from Burmese Ruby Ban
Diamonds.net, NY -
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has asked its members to stop buying gemstones from Myanmar (Burma) directly and from third party …

ICA Concerned Over Burma Ban Law
Jewelers Circular Keystone Online, NY -
… and international associations against the violent repression of individuals, human rights and pro-democracy movements in Myanmar (formerly Burma). …

AFP -
If Gambari cannot see Aung San Suu Kyi, his trip is meaningless,” Myanmar analyst Win Min said. Two UN officials spent 30 minutes in a car outside of Aung …

Ansell aroused to halt flagging sales
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
This column’s suspicions that the internal management troubles within ANZ resemble the struggles within the Burmese military junta have been reinforced by a …

Gambari holds second meeting with NLD
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
… dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and regime leaders, to improve Burma’s failing economy and to appoint a communications officer based in Burma. …

Ethnic opposition leaders not allowed to meet UN envoy
Independent Mon News Agency, WA -
Ethnic opposition party leaders have not been allowed to meet United Nations special envoy, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari who is in Burma on a five-day visit, …

Sending a Message to the UN
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
If so, the latest visit of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari could mark the beginning of a subtle but significant shift in the pro-democracy …

Desperate Burmese youth seek greener pastures abroad
Mizzima.com, India -
… anywhere other than Burma, and earn a decent salary to build up his life. An employed information technology (IT) engineer at the Myanmar Information …

Junta bars UN envoy from meeting Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
Rangoon (dpa) – UN special envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari, after five days in the country, has failed to see either opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi or …

Suu Kyi Reportedly Refuses to Meet Gambari
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By SAW YAN NAING Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly refusing to meet UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari because she’s unhappy with …

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By AUNG THET WINE RANGOON — Burma’s junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned …

BBC News, UK -
“For WFP and the wider UN and NGO community, the air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar (Burma),” said WFP …

Sudden rise in FEC price
Mizzima.com, India -
The situation worsened after Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma in early May. No one can keep foreign exchange without permission in Burma. …

Burma’s 88 Generation Students complete a year in custody
Mizzima.com, India -
Bo Kyi said, the student leaders continued arrest proves the severe human rights conditions in Burma and the lack of the rule of Law. …

Burma Tourism Report Ignores Cyclone, Demonstrations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Burma’s Tourism Entrepreneurs Association is quoted in media reports admitting that the effects of Cyclone Nargis alone have reduced tourist visitors to the …

UN Ends Its Relief Flights from Bangkok to Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
“The air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar [Burma],” said Tony Banbury, WFP’s Asia regional director. …

Tibetans in Belgium and Austria go on hunger strike
Phayul, Tibet -
The effort is supported by Brigid Weinzinger, human rights speaker of the Green Party in Austria Tseten Zöchbauer started the function and spoke in detail …

THAILAND: Alarm bells over possible tidal surge
IRINnews.org, NY -
“A storm surge in the Gulf could cause greater damage than the one triggered by Cyclone Nargis in Burma last May,” he said. Strong winds could cause the …

WFP Bangkok relief air bridge for Myanmar completes mission
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
In the three months since the opening of the Don Mueang humanitarian air bridge on 24 May, 232 relief flights were dispatched to Cyclone-hit Myanmar. …

UNLD not allowed to meet Gambari

Art of Patience FREE BURMA (Weblog) Supporting IMNA

Ethnic opposition party leaders have not been allowed to meet United Nations special envoy, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari who is in Burma on a five-day visit, though ethnic leaders demanded a meeting….

Three dead in China-Myanmar border quakes

Channel NewsAsia – AsiaPacific

Yangon, Myanmar: U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, hoping to promote democratic reform in Myanmar, will extend his five-day visit until Saturday in an apparent effort to meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi….

Burma: UN food agency sends final aid flight

آكي , Italy -
Bangkok, 22 August (AKI) – The United Nations’ World Food Programme has sent its final humanitarian flight from Thailand to Burma to aid victims of Cyclone …

Burma to Allow International Text Messaging
Cellular-News, UK -
It has been reported that mobile phone users in the reclusive country of Burma (Myanmar) can now send SMSs overseas, but only via a government approved …

Burma: Junta Approves International Text Messaging RedOrbit, TX -

Perspective: The Olympics, political unrest always go hand in hand
SI.com -
The European Union has sanctioned Burma, and banned the granting of visas to various members of the brutal military regime that rules the country. …
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Japan Today – Politics

TOKYO —Japan will introduce the so-called third-country refugee resettlement program as early as fiscal 2010 as the first Asian country to do so in a bid to accept more foreign refugees, government sources….

Rights groups lash out at UN
Mizzima.com, India -
The organization went on to argue that the human rights situation in Burma has actually deteriorated over the course of Gambari’s tenure, citing a doubling …

The Olympic Games: A Propaganda Victory for China?
FrontPage magazine.com, CA -
It has paid only lip service on the human rights issues in China, and entirely ignored the illegitimate nature of the Chinese communist regime. …

Community service often viewed as punishment
The Tennessean, TN -
Tyrannical regimes in Burma, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Cuba are guilty of these crimes. Liberals refuse to offer serious proposals that would …

UN ends Bangkok “air bridge” to Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
“For the WFP and the wider UN and NGO community, the air hub was critical for the provision of vital relief supplies to the people of Myanmar,” said Tony …

Burmese Dissidents Call United Nations for Openness and Accountability
Asian Tribune, Thailand -
… its recent mission to Burma (Myanmar), the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) called for UN Special Envoy to Burma …

Free Buram’s Political Prisnoers campaign
MyNews.in, India -
For decades the people of Burma have suffered from socio-economic hardship and severe oppression of political and civil rights by its brutal military regime …

88 Gen Student leaders in custody for a year with remands in absentia
Mizzima.com, India -
“It reveals lack of the rule of law in Burma. They fought for democracy and human rights in the 1988 popular uprising. They have served long prison terms …

UN: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING AND TV – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS …
MaximsNews Network, NY - 3 hours ago
Is that pretty much the way he apportions to the democratically elected leaders of Burma? Deputy Spokesperson: As you know, Mr. Gambari is in Myanmar to …

Report exposes insurance industry Burma links
Union Network International, Switzerland -
It is part of a carefully targeted policy designed by Burma’s democracy movement to cut the junta’s economic lifeline, this will decrease the amount of …

UN special envoy to Myanmar fails to see Aung San Suu Kyi
Monsters and Critics.com -
This week’s visit is Gambari’s fourth since last year to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where he has been handed a mandate by the United Nations to deal with …

UN special envoy to Myanmar fails to see Aung San Suu Kyi
Thaindian.com, Thailand -
The State Peace and Development Council, as Myanmar’s junta calls itself, has shown little willingness to comply with Gambari’s overall mission. …

Flooding kills 74 in northern India
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
… Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan. About 50000 people have been displaced in southeastern Nepal since the Saptakoshi River burst its banks earlier this week. …

Oppressed Burmese deserve better from the world
Bangkok Post, Thailand -
For instance, strong words in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May against the inhuman intransigence of the military leaders, …

C’mon, Mr. Chrétien, our voice on China does matter
Globe and Mail, Canada -
Canada speaks out today about injustice in Burma and Zimbabwe. Canadians are fighting and dying for human rights in Afghanistan. …

Asia Beat: Aug 20 08 RANGON, Burma

The Asian Pacific Post, Canada -

The United Nations has acknowledged that over the past three months some $1.60-million in aid for the victims of the devastating cyclone in May has been lost to Burma’s odd foreign exchange regulations.

The World
TIME -
Meanwhile, in Burma, which is still recovering from a cyclone that killed at least 84000 people in May, torrential rains have forced people to flee their …

Unprecedented search for heroes of ‘the Hump’
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates -
JPAC’s Troy Kitch said recently that the missing planes included more than 100 in India, about 100 in Myanmar and more than 170 in China. …

A Forgotten Mountain Region Rediscovered
MorungExpress, India -
… the territory of the Naga people in the border area of North-east India and Myanmar (Burma) appeared as a blank spot on Western world maps” and that …

More help for local refugees
News Sentinel, IN -
Fort Wayne is home to refugees from strife in many parts of the world, including Somalia, Bosnia and Darfur, but the largest wave has been from Burma. …

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 1 in China
The Associated Press -
BEIJING (AP) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted southern China near the border with Myanmar Thursday, killing a woman — one day after another quake damaged …

Quakes kill one near China, Burma border Radio Australia, Australia -

State media: 5.9-magnitude quake kills 3 in China PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria

Quakes hit China-Myanmar border Straits Times, Singapore -

Three dead in China-Myanmar border quakes Channel NewsAsia – AsiaPacific

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