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World focus on Burma (12 September 2008)

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Army officer accused of attempted rape of doctor
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
A case involving a 15-year-old Kachin girl, who was gang raped and murdered by Burmese army troops in July, caused widespread outrage. …

Two killed nine injured in explosion in Burma’s Pegu division
Mizzima.com, India –
Though armed rebel groups, fighting the ruling junta, are reported to be present in Kyaugyi town, such blasts are considered rare. Earlier on July 14, …

Child soldiers and the China factor
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Jo Becker Myin Win was 11 years old when he was first recruited into Burma’s national army. He was picked up by soldiers while selling vegetables at a …

Magwe Division activists sentenced to long prison terms
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Four ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) members from Yenanchaung, Chauk and Magwe of Magwe Division and seven people from Pakokku arrested …

GOP platform offers more gravitas on E. Asia policy
World Tribune –
Both parties importantly welcome the importance of America’s deepening ties to democratic India, both fear for human rights suppressions in Burma, …

Philippine Military Accused MILF Of Using Child Soldiers In Mindanao
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
“The MILF continues to recruit and train young men to fight the government and international human rights groups should investigate these disturbing reports …

Lucian Pye, 86, political scientist who studied Asia, dies
International Herald Tribune, France –
His next project was Burma, now Myanmar, where he concluded that psychology was more important than economics in explaining development. …

Burma’s junta has relaxed some restrictions placed on the country’s democratically elected opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said today. …

By Staff GAINESVILLE – The Gainesville Rotary Club was recently notified that one of its sponsored ShelterBoxes had safely arrived in Myanmar, Burma to aid …

UN shares opposition’s frustration over pace of reforms
Mizzima.com, India –
Nearly three weeks after leaving Burma, United Nations Special Envoy to Burma – Ibrahim Gambari – met with reporters at the UN’s headquarters in New York, …

UN chief Ban Ki-moon frustrated by Myanmar junta
Times and Transcript, Canada –
UNITED NATIONS – The UN Secretary General says he is frustrated at the failure of Myanmar’s military government to open its political process. …

Prominent Myanmar activist arrested after year on run
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
Yangon: Myanmar’s junta has arrested a prominent democracy activist who abandoned her four-month-old baby and went into hiding a year ago at the start of …

Two die in twin Burma blasts: police
The Age, Australia –
Two people were killed and another 10 wounded by two bomb blasts at a Burmese video cafe northeast of the main city Rangoon, near a region hit by an ethnic …

Rising Irrawaddy floods five villages in Sagaing Division
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Flood waters from the Irrawaddy River has entered and inundated five villages in Sagaing Division in central Burma. …

Lawyer U Kyi Win ‘positive’ after Daw Suu visit
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 12, 2008 (DVB)–U Kyi Win, lawyer for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said his latest meeting yesterday with the detained National League for Democracy leader …

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to …

MYANMAR: Forewarned, not forearmed
IRINnews.org, NY –

BOGALE, 12 September 2008 (IRIN) – The Myanmar government says most residents were warned about approaching cyclone Nargis, but many failed to take …

CAMPUS BRIEFS
Durham Herald Sun, NC –
From 2000 to 2003 she worked as a research director with Doctors without Borders in Paris before spending three years in Myanmar (Burma) with the …

Meat Processor Turns to Refugees in Chicago
Chicago Public Radio, IL –
These former farmers speak Karen, a language of southeastern Myanmar, the Asian country formerly known as Burma. They spent 11 years in a refugee camp in …

Mere rhetoric? You decide!
Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –
Freedom of rational speech is also a key component of democracy, and contrary to what you think or claim, democracy is a Western ideal – it was born out of …

Narcotics and terrorism
Merinews, India –
This is besides, the Golden Triangle (Laos, Burma, Thailand), and the Golden Crescent (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran) which is notorious for drug …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to get family letters, news mags
Reuters –
In all, Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years. Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be called, has been under military rule since 1962.

Peter Gabriel Named Ambassador of Conscience
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
… REM where fans will engage in Amnesty International’s campaign to release Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Myanmar. …

Burmese Dissident Arrested After Year in Hiding
New York Sun, United States –
… Nations the Security Council gathered to discuss the UN envoy to Burma’s recent failure to meet with the country’s leading dissident, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Burmese Exiles Say Authorities Arrest Activist in Rangoon
Voice of America –
It has kept pro-democracy leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years.

OBI Humanitarian Aid in Flood-Ravaged Haiti
NewsBlaze, CA –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

We think that the Security Council has not been listened to by the authorities of Burma/ Myanmar and we think that they have to abide by their commitments. …

UN chief urges Myanmar junta to include opponents
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won a general election but was not allowed to …

THE STANLEY FOUNDATION: THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
For instance, a number of commentators called the May 2008 cyclone in Myanmar/Burma a test case for R2P, questioning the utility of the concept if it could …

Secretary-General calls for tangible political progress in Myanmar
UN News Centre –
11 September 2008 – Myanmar has not experienced the political progress as anticipated and its Government should take real measures towards setting up a more …

UN chief urges Myanmar junta to include opponents
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won a general election but was not allowed to …

UN envoy in dark after snub by Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Reuters –
After briefing the UN Security Council on his sixth visit to push for reform in the former Burma, Gambari was asked why Suu Kyi had declined to see him. …

“We need to understand the frustration that she, and her supporters, her party and indeed the people of Burma (Myanmar) are feeling at the lack of progress. …

OUTSIDE THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY …
Federal News Service (subscription), DC –
… a time-bound political negotiations leading to democratization and the release of all political prisoners including Madame Aung San Suu Kyi and that the …

US, Britain demand more pressure on Myanmar for democratic progress
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
New York – The United States and Britain on Thursday called for more pressure on Myanmar to end its defiance of demands for democratic progress and the …

Lawyer says Suu Kyi in good health
AFP –
Her party won a landslide victory in a 1990 election but the junta never allowed it to take office. The military has ruled Myanmar since 1962.

Gems display robust growth
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… the Commerce Ministry) have consistently explained to exhibitors Thailand’s political situation and the venue is far from the protest areas,” he said.


World focus on Burma (10 September 2008)

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Student Warriors lambast junta over false accusations
Mizzima.com, India –
The group also lambasted the junta for arresting members of the National League for Democracy and Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network (HRDP) for …

Suu Kyi’s supporters banned from visiting her sick housekeeper
First Post, UK –
Burmese authorities have sealed off a Rangoon hospital to prevent outsiders from visiting a sick woman companion of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San …

Show of solidarity for Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Burmese nationals form the largest refugee group in Japan, which in a rare break from Western nations maintains friendly relations with the military regime. …

‘Bangladesh on front line of climate change’
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –

… of people face drought in Ethiopia; 11 million people affected by flooding in India; and up to 128000 people killed by the cyclone that struck Burma. …

Pupils’ joy as Burmese friend is found safe
Bolton News, UK –
… at a Bolton primary school are celebrating after a young Burmese girl they sponsor was found alive and well in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone. …

In love with cars
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
Officially, Three Pagodas Pass border crossing is closed and the Burmese junta has not permitted border trade with Thailand since 2006. …

Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2007 documents Burmese ruling junta’s …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Human Rights Year Book of Burma Twenty years since the brutal suppression of the 1988 uprising, the Burmese military junta continues to exert tight control …

Thai Court Rules Against Samak, Orders his Resignation
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He stressed that he would not mention the position of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in any talks he had with the Burmese junta, the Bangkok Post said. …

Samlee nominated
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The regional committee said its decision was guided by Dr Samlee’s speed in activating emergency funds to help victims hit by Cyclone Nargis in Burma, …

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Myanmar explosion injures 3
Straits Times, Singapore – AP.
The military has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962 and has been widely criticised for suppressing basic freedoms. —
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Three injured in a bus explosion in Myanmar: report
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Three passengers were injured when an explosion ripped through the back of a bus at a busy intersection in Myanmar’s main city Yangon, …

US concerned, as hunger strike rumors swirl
Mizzima.com, India –
On Sunday, Police Chief Brigadier General Khin Yi told a press conference in Burma’s capital of Naypyitaw that neither Suu Kyi’s lawyer nor personal …

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FACTBOX-A look at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 senior South Korean officials and the bombing of …

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Burma: Cyclone, starvation – now plague of rats devastates Burmese …
guardian.co.uk, UK – Pete Pattisson in Chin state, Burma
A report last month by the Chin Human Rights Organisation estimates that up to 200 villages are affected by severe food shortages and at least 100000 people … (Video included)

Myanmar 1990 election winners want junta’s UN seat
The Associated Press –
The junta has ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, ever since. Daw San San, vice president of the Members of Parliament Union (Burma), said in the letter …

US concerned about welfare of Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Washington (dpa) – The United States expressed concern Tuesday about the health of Burma’s leading democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who reportedly began …

Suu Kyi supporters on hunger strike in Japan
Daily Times, Pakistan –
TOKYO: Some 50 Myanmar nationals in Japan are to stage hunger strikes in solidarity with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the protesters said …

… a month before she was put under house arrest, but that the Myanmar, also known as Burma, “has severely limited outside contact with her” since then. …

Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. The report finds the distinction between civilians and combatants is …

Fears Aung San Suu Kyi will starve to death
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
By Daniel Pedersen in Mae Sot, Thailand DISSIDENTS from Burma fear that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will starve herself to death. …

Visit Myanmar—That’s an Order
World Hum, CA –
It was November 18, 1996, and at 5:30 that morning, Myanmar’s military junta had rounded up the few foreign journalists in town and bussed us to a stadium …

Missionary trip to China leaves empty feeling
Rapid City Journal, SD –
“That medicine would have cost us $20000 to $30000 in the US” With about 60000 to 80000 orphans left behind in Burma, Klein said sex slavery is a …

World Focus on Burma (21 Apr 08)

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  1. Two explosions hit Myanmar’s main city, no one hurt
    Reuters – Myanmar’s junta, the latest face of more than four decades of military rule in the former Burma, have warned about the possibility of “terrorist attacks” in …
    Source: Blasts reported in Yangon CNN International
    2 bombs explode in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon The Associated Press
    Bomb blasts rock Yangon Independent Online
    International Herald Tribune – The Associated Press
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  2. Source: Blasts reported in Yangon
    CNN International – The secretive military junta that rules Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has recently warned of possible explosions, and several bombs have gone off in …

  3. Indonesia can do more for the good of Asia
    Jakarta Post, Indonesia –In this light, we commend the Indonesian government’s current efforts regarding the continued volatile situation in Burma/Myanmar. …

     

     

  4. Burma’s vote campaign gets under way
    Radio AustraliaAustralia – In Burma the junta’s campaign for the proposed draft constitution is in full swing while opposing voices are kept silent. Three weeks ahead of the May 10 …

     

  5. School’s wacky ways thrill volunteer group
    Calgary Herald,  Canada –
    … Elaine, is a volunteer organization that makes annual trips to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the Ukraine to treat refugees and train local medics. …

     

  6. Six suspects in Thai migrant death case
    United Press International –
    … among 121 workers being transported April 10 across the border with Myanmar, formally known as Burma, suffocated, the Bangkok Post reported. …

     

  7. Burmese Detainees Riot, Set Fire at Malaysian Camp
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
    By JALIL HAMID / REUTERS WRITER / KUALA LUMPUR Detainees from Burma rioted at a Malaysian holding camp on Monday, torching a building, after hearing they …

     

  8. Even abroad Burmese afraid to vote ‘No’ in referendum
    AsiaNews.it, Italy –
    Myanmar nationals living abroad will be able to cast their ballot in the constitutional referendum at the end of April. Embassies send letters telling …

     

     

     

     

     

     

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 21, 2008 at 4:06 am

World Focus on Burma (20 Apr 08)

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Myanmar’s junta, the latest face of more than four decades of military rule in the former Burma, have warned about the possibility of “terrorist attacks” in …
Witnesses report 2 bomb explosions in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon International Herald Tribune
2 bombs explode in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon The Associated Press
Two bombs explode in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon 680 News
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Myanmar arrests keep pressure on “no” campaign
Reuters UK, UK –
Other underground opposition groups are also pushing for the former Burma’s 53 million people to reject the charter, most notably the “88 Generation …

Many voices silenced as Myanmar vote campaign gets under way
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
YANGON–In military-run Myanmar, the junta’s campaign for the proposed draft constitution is in full swing while opposing voices are kept silent, …

Crocodile kills man in wildlife sanctuary in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A crocodile attacked and killed a man who was under arrest for alleged illegal logging in Myanmar, the country’s state-run newspaper …

Man dies after crocodile attack
The Press Association –


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Burma said a crocodile killed a man who was arrested by forest rangers for illegal logging. The Burma-language Kyemon daily

 

 

 

 

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 20, 2008 at 4:02 pm

World Focus on Burma (13 Jan 08)

  1. Bully at the Home: Demoralized Burmese Military regime
    Mizzima.com, India –
    But obviously, the people don’t rely news in their state-media outlets and state-run newspaper ‘New Light of Myanmar’ just mere nothing to them. …
  2. Burmese refugee care part of grants
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
    By Amanda Iacone Two grants worth more than $133000 will help establish new medical programs to help Burmese refugees relocating in Fort Wayne receive the …
  3. Myanmar dissident condemns talks
    Earthtimes, UK –
    The talks were organized by Ibrahim Gambari, the envoy sent by the United Nations to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, after the military junta crushed …
  4. Burmese man escapes religious persecution
    El Paso Times, TX –
    But that was Burma, now called Myanmar, where Christians have been persecuted by the ruling military junta. The man said soldiers arrested him for spreading …
  5. SA mag joins panty plan to oust Myanmar junta
    Independent Online, South Africa –
    Thein Win, chairperson of the Free Burma Campaign South Africa, said: “It is an excellent idea. Send more panties to sap more power so that they know people …
  6. Canada’s China Foreign Aid Policy
    Canada Free Press, Canada –
    7) China supports repressive regimes around the world, such as North Korea, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Myanmar (Burma), a clear indication of its lack of respect …
  7. Japan to provide 6 bil. yen in aid to 4 Mekong nations+
    TOKYO, Jan. 12 (Kyodo) – Japan will provide a combined 6 billion yen in aid to four nations in the Mekong River region to fund various projects, including the envisioned construction of two highways traversing.
  8. Myanmar unrest brings more seeking US asylum
    El Paso Times, TX –
    But that was in Burma, now called Myanmar, where Christians have been persecuted by the ruling military junta. The man said soldiers arrested him for …
  9. Myanmar junta calls for vigilance
    Peninsula On-line, Qatar –
    Source ::: AP yangon • Myanmar’s ruling junta warned the public to be vigilant and report suspicious activities following a bombing that killed one woman in …
  10. Myanmar junta blames foreign influence for acts of sabotage
    Monsters and Critics.com, UK –
    Yangon – Myanmar’s state-run press on Sunday blamed two deadly blasts on insurgents with backing from a ‘foreign organization’ bent of ‘practicing hegemony …
  11. Bomb kills ethnic Karen rebel, injures 4 civilians in Myanmar …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A bomb exploded during a circus show in northern Myanmar, injuring four civilians and killing the Karen rebel who allegedly …..
  12. Bomb hits Yangon rail station, woman wounded
    Reuters AlertNet, UK –
    Small bomb blasts at public places such as Buddhist temples, markets and fairs are relatively common in the former Burma, which has been under military rule …
  13. Bomb Hits Yangon Rail Station, Woman Wounded
    Javno.hr, Croatia –
    Small bomb blasts at public places such as Buddhist temples, markets and fairs are relatively common in the former Burma, which has been under military rule …
  14. Bomb attacks hit Burmese cities
    BBC News, UK –
    The state-run newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, said in both cases it was the bomber who was killed in the process of handling the bomb.
  15. Burma villagers sift for junta’s glitzy scraps
    San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
    First lady Laura Bush has urged jewelers not to buy gems from Burma, also known as Myanmar. Some of the world’s biggest names in precious stones, …
  16. China’s Soft Power
    RealClearPolitics, IL –
    An authoritarian junta shunned by the US rules Burma, or Myanmar. China has provided the largest amount of aid to Burma and helped to build roads, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 13, 2008 at 3:06 am