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World focus on Burma (24 August 2008)

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MYANMAR: Dengue fever still a risk in cyclone-hit south YANGON, 24 August 2008 (IRIN) – Health experts have credited effective interventions for preventing an increase in dengue fever in Myanmar’s cyclone-hit south, but warn that risks remain……

Suu Kyi’s party says UN Myanmar visit was a ‘waste of time’

AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday labeled a recent visit by a UN envoy “a waste of time” as the ruling junta …

UN Burma envoy ‘wasted his time’ BBC –

Burma’s opposition says visit by UN envoy a waste of time Radio Australia, Australia –

Suu Kyi’s party: UN envoy to Myanmar wasting time

International Herald Tribune, France –

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 …

Collateral Damage in Burma Feared Due to US Ban on Gemstones

Israel Diamond Portal, Israel –

… and international associations opposed to the violent repression of individuals, human rights and pro-democracy movements in Myanmar (formerly Burma). …

Myanmar stresses continued implementation of 7-step roadmap

Xinhua, China –

24 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Minister of Information Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan has stressed that the government will continue the implementation of its …

UN envoy meets with Myanmar opposition

CNN International –

(CNN) — UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari wrapped up a six-day visit to Myanmar Saturday, where he met with the ruling military junta and the party of detained …

Myanmar gems lure buyers despite ban

Chicago Tribune, United States –

Exiled Myanmar pro-democracy activists hailed the new US measure. “This legislation sends a strong signal to Burma’s military regime that the United States …

Looking For An Asean Identity

Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –

If there is one thing that is within comprehension of ordinary Asean citizens, it would be the visa-free travel within member countries, except Burma. …

Eight other heroes of Gordon Brown

Scotland on Sunday, UK –

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest and has won the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle against the country’s …

John McCain’s Secretive Plan to “Kill the UN”

Huffington Post, NY –

For example, the UN is routinely blamed for not intervening in Burma or Zimbabwe or Georgia — but the UN has no army of its own; it is only as good as its …

Don’t heed these cries of ‘colonialist’

guardian.co.uk, UK –

And within the EU, at the UN, before any forum that would listen, Portugal kept the plight of East Timor on the agenda. Indonesian officials and diplomats …

Shooting Star

The Times, South Africa –

… couldn’t just go and attack a bunch of bunkered generals, spaced out on astrology, and rescue the beautiful Nobel peace prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. …

AFP –

BANGKOK (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi refused to meet with visiting UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari, state television said Saturday, …

Hell on earth – the typical holiday

Times Online, UK –

You have a higher chance of having “fun” helping cyclone victims in Burma than taking a flight to Barcelona with the specific aim of living it up. …

Bowes bows out

BCLocalNews, Canada –

DPCS has a large number of Koren students from Myanmar (Burma) attending the school and Bowes spent many personal hours of action research with five of the …

Gambari winds up Burma visit without meeting Aung San Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com, India –

UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari on Saturday wind-up his visit to the country without meeting junta chief Than Shwe and detained opposition leader …

Suu Kyi ‘refuses’ to meet UN envoy Gulf Daily News, Bahrain –

‘Suu Kyi refused to meet Gambari’ The News – International, Pakistan –

UN envoy ends Myanmar trip, couldn’t meet Suu Kyi SINDH TODAY, Pakistan –

Suu Kyi rejects Burma UN envoy meet Irish Independent, Ireland –


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 24, 2008 at 2:16 am

World focus on Burma (10 August 2008)

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Thousands raised for cyclone aid
BBC Birmingham, UK –
An appeal to raise money to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Burma has raised £35000. The cyclone struck in May, killing an estimated 130000 people …

Her party told a UN envoy visiting Myanmar earlier this month that the junta’s decision to keep her under house arrest for a sixth year violates her human …

The real challenge for China: what does it do after the Games?

Al-Arabiya, United Arab Emirates –

… nuclear concerns, but is increasingly criticised for its silence on Burma and Darfur, treatment of the Tibetan crisis and its own human rights record. …

Burmese imports horrify customer

Cape Argus (subscription), South Africa –

In December Weekend Argus ran an article about goods pouring into the country from Burma. The country, also known as Myanmar, has been slammed for gross …

Burma’s detained pro democracy leader granted meeting with lawyer

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest. …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, …

China celebrates remarkable transition at XXIX Olympiad; Economy …

FinFacts Ireland, Ireland –

China is run by a dictatorship and there remain concerns about human rights but it would be foolish to ignore the raising of hundreds of millions of people …

Myanmar Refugees Changing Face Of Connecticut

Hartford Courant, United States – 4 hours ago

… called the “slow genocide” of the Karen minority ethnic group by the military junta that rules Myanmar. The country changed its name from Burma in 1989. …

Devastation in Burma is far starker than portrayed

Boston Globe, United States –

“The situation in Myanmar remains dire,” said Chris Kaye, who heads relief operations for the UN World Food Program in Burma, which the military junta …

China rebuffs Bush speech

Carlsbad Current Argus, NM –

By Steven Lee Myers First lady Laura Bush sits with students during a visit to a refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border Thursday. …

Ceremony recalls end of war

Vernon Morning Star, Canada –

The first Canadian contingents landed in Hong Kong and fought hard throughout Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma (now Myanmar) and India. …

China vs internet – who will win?

The Age, Australia –

When people think of censorship in Asia, nations such as China, Burma, North Korea and Vietnam may leap to mind first. India, Indonesia and Thailand aren’t …

Little or nothing

Concord Monitor, NH –

… assistance to enable them to rebuild their lives,” said Andrew Kirkwood, who heads the aid agency Save the Children in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Burmese need support from the west

WalesOnline, United Kingdom –

BURMESE comedian Maung Thura is facing trial for providing aid to victims of cyclone Nargis. Human rights in Burma may not be a normal topic for a column …

Press Freedom Group Airs Secret Radio as Olympics Begin

The Epoch Times, NY –

The political move of the communist authorities was seen as a gesture designed to gloss over China’s poor human rights record and paint a rosy picture for …

By Madalina Hubert Human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam asks rally attendees to wave at a Chinese embassy official who was filming the event from the …

Same old, same old

Malaysia Star, Malaysia –

… and social media networks such as Facebook, many people across the world are still trying to keep Myanmar (or Burma) on the table of public discourse. …

Rise up to curb knife culture, PM urges at book festival

guardian.co.uk, UK –

‘I want Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be released but to be in power in Burma. That’s one of the great causes of the 20th century, every country should be a …

Brown takes starring role at the Festival

Independent, UK –

Asked what his one wish would be before he finished in politics, he said: “I want [Burma’s democratically elected leader] Aung San Suu Kyi not only to be …

The hero of Ian Rankin’s Book Festival mystery … Gordon Brown

Sunday Herald, UK –

Burma particularly animated him, and he returned to the topic several times. He told the story of the pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Team Tibet rallies across the Golden

abc7news.com, CA –

The demonstration was organized by San Francisco Team Tibet, a coalition of pro-Tibetan human rights groups. “We’re here to voice our solidarity with the …

Myanmar protest ends in arrests

United Press International –

They were walking in silence through Taunggok, a town in the northwest of the country formerly known as Burma, when they were stopped by police, Naing said. …

Big Deal, Bigger Con

The Times, South Africa –

Another allegation is that a company linked to Ferrostaal in Germany is supplying weapons to the military junta in Burma. In South Africa, Ferrostaal has, …

The luck of the county

The Times, South Africa –

Q: I had planned to visit Myanmar (Burma) over December, but would not like to assist the regime that denied so many people aid after the recent tornado. …

Bush reiterates position on Myanmar

The National, United Arab Emirates –

The Chinese position is clear – democracy and freedom in Myanmar, often referred to by its former name, Burma, are an internal matter – and they believe the …

Agony of Burma’s dumped children

Times Online, UK –

IN a filthy destitute village, half an hour outside Rangoon, three-year-old Than Than Nues was dumped days after Cyclone Nargis had ravaged her home in …

This week’s top stories from around the world (Comedian tried)

Times Online, UK –

8 Burma One of Burma’s most popular comedians has been charged with public order offences after he helped victims of Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of …

World Focus on Burma (9 Mar 08)

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  1. PM calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
    AFP –

    … elections in Burma where, after all, some years ago, she was elected to be leader of the country,” Brown said, using the former name for Myanmar. …

  2. Myanmar rejects UN proposal for observers at referendum
    AFP –

    YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s junta Saturday refused to accept foreign observers at a referendum set for May, further dimming any hopes for reforms to bring …

  3. UN envoy in Burma talks
    TeleText, UK –
    The UN special envoy to promote political reconciliation in Burma has met Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after being rebuffed by the country’s rulers. …
  4. Myanmar rejects UN foreign monitors
    Radio Netherlands, Netherlands –
    The plan has been proposed by UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who is in the former Burma. The electoral commission says the referendum is an internal affair. …
  5. Brown urges Suu Kyi release
    TeleText, UK –
    Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners should be freed, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said. The PM spoke out after the Burmese opposition …
  6. UPI NewsTrack TopNews
    United Press International –
    Gambari, who is in the country formally called Burma to mediate a conflict between the military government and opposition, had previously met with members …
  7. Myanmar spurns referendum observers
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

    Myanmar’s military government has rejected a suggestion from the United Nations that it allow independent observers to monitor an upcoming national …

  8. UN Burma envoy meets Suu Kyi
    Brisbane Times, Australia –
    PRO-DEMOCRACY leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met visiting UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari, a day after Burma’s junta rejected calls to include her in its …
  9. Myanmar Rebuffs UN’s Foreign Observer’s Proposal
    AHN –
    … the military government indicates the weakening efforts of the UN to convince the authorities to establish democracy in Burma (also known as Myanmar). …
  10. Suu Kyi, Gambari meet
    The Statesman, India –
    Yangon, March 8: Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Ms Aung San Suu Kyi met today with visiting UN envoy Mr Ibrahim Gambari, one day after the nation’s junta …
  11. Burma rejects UN observers for referendum
    ABC Online, Australia –
    Burma’s military Government has rejected a United Nations proposal to send independent observers to May’s referendum on a new constitution. …
  12. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
    Asian Tribune, Thailand –
    In a letter dated February 19 to Burma’s military supremo Senior General Than Shwe, the UN Secretary General called for an amendment to the current draft …
  13. Myanmar rejects independent observers for May constitution referendum
    JURIST –
    [JURIST] The military government of Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Saturday rejected a suggestion by UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim .
  14. Myanmar’s military govt rejects foreign observers at referendum
    Radio New Zealand, New Zealand –
    It was announced by Burma’s military rulers following an international outcry over the violent suppression of pro-democracy protests by Buddhist monks last …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 9, 2008 at 2:31 am

World Focus on Burma (2-12-2007)

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  1. World leaders call for Myanmar dialogue with opposition
    AFP –
    The leaders noted that the European Union had reinforced sanctions on Myanmar, which they called by its pre-military government name, Burma, …
  2. Report: Many Filipinos lack sanitary facilities at home
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … officials attended the EASAN conference—included the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar), Mongolia, Timor-Leste, China and Indonesia. …
  3. Mandela Says Ending HIV/AIDS Affliction Is
    audio clip VOA Burmese

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Michel, right, arrive at the Nelson Mandela 46664 World AIDS Day Concert in Johannesburg, 1 Dec. 2007Nelson Mandela says the answer to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic lies in the hands of the world’s people

  4. Driving for Burma

    BBC Burmese.com Ko Sithu, an activist in Canada launched his month long campaign to drive a car across North America for Free Burma Campaign.

  5. Habitat for Humanity helps 15th family
    News 10 Now, NY –
    Habitat for Humanity Board Member, Vanessa Blase said, “Around ten years ago they fled Myanmar with the just the clothes on their back, in the middle of the …
  6. Author chronicles saving tigers
    Deseret News, UT –
    This, his third book, recounts perhaps his most dangerous adventure: the creation of the world’s largest tiger preserve in Myanmar (formerly Burma), …
  7. ‘Buddha,’ ‘Kertesz’ splashes color into dbcc’s new facility
    Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL –
    Pictures like his 1994 “Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar (Burma)” and 1998 “A Monk Studies Buddhist Scripture in the Late Afternoon at a Monastery in …
  8. Burma tragedy hits home
    Press & Sun-Bulletin, NY –
    Kilmer of Binghamton was a high school English teacher at International School Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), from 1998 to 2007.
  9. Religious Lead Payer for Peace and Freedom in Burma
    Bosco Information Service, India –
    … introducing the evening with a brief history of the recent military repression in Myanmar. Burma has been ruled by a military dictatorship since 1962. …
  10. A violent and ‘friendless’ regime
    Waterbury Republican American, CT –
    Along with Sudan, Myanmar has been cited by the United Nations for continuing to use child soldiers despite repeated international demands to stop. Burma is …
  11. Report: Rampant corruption in Iraq
    United Press International –
    Only Somalia and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, ranked worse. Some US officials estimate that up to a third of what they spend on Iraqi contracts and …
  12. There are 42 million fewer landmines today
    Winnipeg Free Press, Canada –
    Use of anti-personnel landmines is limited to only two governments, Myanmar/Burma and Russia. Global trade in landmines has virtually stopped. …
  13. America’s Standing in the World
    USA Daily –
    This is what inspires Buddhist monks to risk their lives to march against the military dictators in Burma (now Myanmar). This is what provokes outrage in …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 2, 2007 at 3:08 am