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World focus on Burma (28 September 2008)

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Correspondent visits Burma on anniversary of Saffron Revolution
ABC Online, Australia –
I also needed an interview with an official of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy. It was a tall order, but within an hour it had all been …

Transcript of Sarkozy’s interview
India Today, India –
We shall further raise regional issues of common interest, such as the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran or Burma. We shall discuss Euro-Indian …

Rebuke for Burma from world powers
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

The talks on Saturday underlined “the responsibility of the Myanmar [Burma] Government to demonstrate its stated commitment to co-operation with the good …

Monks stage quiet protest as world powers call for Burma reform
The Age, Australia –

Women in bamboo hats,  symbol of the National League for Democracy, gather outside the organisation's Rangoon headquarters to mark its 20th anniversary.

Women in bamboo hats, symbol of the National League for Democracy, gather outside the organisation’s Rangoon headquarters to mark its 20th anniversary. Photo: AP

… four visits to Burma since the protests a year ago but failed to restart a dialogue between detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the junta or …

Venezuela Doubles Up On Chinese Jets
Strategy Page –
China has exported K-8s to several other countries (often at bargain prices), including Myanmar (Burma). The K8 (also called JL-8) is a 4.3 ton, two seat, …

In Self Defense
Brussels Journal, Belgium –
You see, the picture includes a failed government that is inspired by the Burmese junta when it resorts to its riot police. Then there is an opposition with …

Burmese Muslims appreciate Turkey’s aid during Ramadan
http://www.worldbulletin.net, Turkey –

Muslim families in Myanmar, a country which lost over 150000 citizens to the Cyclone Nargis, were delivered food packages by the IHH officials. …

Sunday newspaper round-up: Bradford and Bingley, US bailout plan, WPP
ShareCast, UK –
The Foreign Office has written to Lloyd’s of London chairman Lord Levene to outline its disapproval that Lloyd’s brokers are trading with the Burmese …

France will launch nuke cooperation with India: Sarkozy
Deccan Herald, India –
Regional issues of common interest, such as the situation in Afghanistan , Pakistan , Iran and Burma are also expected to figure in the discussions. …

In case you were on Mars the past week …
Edmonton Sun,  Canada –
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million to Human Rights Watch for their efforts in Burma and Zimbabwe. – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have …

Burma: Political prisoner released but thousands remain
Green Left Weekly, Australia –
This is the result of struggles by solidarity and civil society groups alongside exiled Burmese activists, responding to Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for a total …

Asean’s man of passion at the helm
Emirates Business 24/7, United Arab Emirates –
“He’s a very smart guy,” said Dave Mathieson, a consultant on Burma for the US-based Human Rights Watch. “He’s a good diplomat. …

Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Last year, my office dedicated the 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report to a group of Burmese fishermen who were trafficked on fishing boats. …

Myanmar’s junta asked to expedite political dialogue
Press Trust of India, India –
United Nations, Sept 28 (PTI) Members of a group of nations, including India who are aiding efforts of the UN in expediting political dialogue in Myanmar …

The Power of Elections: Photo Exhibit Captures Pivotal Campaigns
PR-CANADA.net (press release), Montenegro –
… including Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggle against the Burmese junta, ending in her house arrest, and opposition rallies in Zimbabwe before Robert Mugabe’s …

US Cuba policy: Aid needed, but sanctions must remain
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL –
Similar to pressure applied to the Burmese junta after the cyclone that ravaged that country earlier this year, it is imperative for all Americans to join …

Cuba Vs. Blockade
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
… its MasterCard credit cards could not be used in Cuba, North Korea, Burma, Iran or the Sudan, as part of the economic sanctions imposed by Washington. …

UK: World ready to help Zim if democracy respected
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
It is the result of mismanagement by the Mugabe regime,” Miliband told reporters after attending a ministerial session on Burma hosted by United Nations …

THE ORIGIN OF DISHES
Tampa Tribune, FL –
Orange – cultivated for more than 4000 years, the fruit probably is native to India, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Southwest China. …

Burma summit unable to
Washington Times, DC –

Saturday’s high-level meeting on Burma, also known as Myanmar, produced little agreement about the next steps beyond a wary but ill-defined engagement by …

Key nations call on Myanmar to release Suu Kyi
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nations concerned about Myanmar called on its military government Saturday to release all political prisoners, including pro-democracy …

Monks March in Myanmar on Anniversary of Crackdown
New York Times, United States –
By AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 100 Buddhist monks in a western city in Myanmar staged a peaceful protest march on Saturday to mark the anniversary of …

FO warns Lloyd’s over Burma
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Lloyd’s has historically been involved in Burma, despite international boycotts. Its syndicates reinsure the junta’s aviation and shipping interests, …

Aggression, Retaliatory Behavior, and the Buddhist Sangha
OpEdNews, PA –
It is a great irony that while Burma sells unrefined natural gas to neighboring countries, due to lack of capacity to purify such gas domestically, …

“That degree of cooperation has not been forthcoming from the Burmese (Myanmar) regime and remains the fundamental tenet of the friends of the secretary …

UN group aims to keep world focus on Myanmar
Reuters –
… UN group on Myanmar vowed on Saturday to keep the world spotlight on the troubled country and to press the military rulers of the former Burma to comply …

Democracy more important in Sweden´s new international aid policy
Stockholm News, Sweden –
The main message in the new policy is that poverty is not only measured in money, but also in terms of basic liberties meaning human rights. …

The UN secretary-general convened the first ministerial level meeting of the so-called “Friends of Myanmar” – the other name by which Burma is known. …

Freedom of movement in Sri Lanka and registration of new residents …
Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka –
Syria and Myanmar (Burma) too have recognised the principle though cautious in the process of implementation. Article 12 of the African Charter on Human …

27 September 2008 – Members of a group of nations helping Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his efforts to spur change in Myanmar today encouraged the …

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 100 Buddhist monks in a western Myanmar city staged a peaceful protest march Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year’s …

New hopes for democracy in Burma?
Manila Times, Philippines –
… first meeting Saturday to advance democratic reforms in Burma. That country, now officially known as Myanmar, has been ruled by the military since 1962. …

Monks protest in Sittwe, western Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
But activists and opposition political groups said, the number of deaths following the junta’s brutal crackdown could be hundreds if not thousands.



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World Focus on Burma (21-12-2007)

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  1. US Senate approves tougher sanctions against Myanmar
    JURIST –
    The bill also creates a new position of Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma. The Special Representative will work with Burma’s neighbors …
  2. UN Chief convenes first meeting ‘Groups of Friends’ on Burma
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … General-Secretary on Myanmar’, is the latest move by the World body chief for changes in Burma, critics said, all plans and action must bring result. …
  3. UN secretary-general forms group to discuss Burma
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    A spokesperson for the secretary-general said that the group would support the good offices mandate on Burma. “[T]he Secretary-General wanted a broadly …
  4. First Meeting Of ‘Group Of Friends’ On Burma
    Scoop.co.nz, New Zealand –
    The “Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar” will be “a consultative forum for developing a shared approach in support of the implementation …
  5. China Keeps Ailing US Resident And Rights Activist Behind Bas …
    BosNewsLife, Hungary –
    “At some point during his travels Mr. Peng was lured into [neighboring] Myanmar” also known as Burma, “where he was kidnapped at gunpoint by eight Chinese …
  6. EU provides emergency aid to Myanmar
    Xinhua, China –
    20 (Xinhua) — The European Commission announced on Thursday a new emergency aid of 18 million euros (about 25.6 million US dollars) for Myanmar to meet the …
  7. INTERVIEW: Dr Cyntia Maung discusses the plight of political exiles
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    Just like hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to the Thai-Burma border after the 1988 crackdown on the pro-democracy uprising, the physician, …
  8. Condé Nast Traveler Recent Strife Raises Myanmar Travel Questions
    Concierge, NY –

    Susan Hack reports The ethical concerns and safety issues surrounding travel to Myanmar (still widely known as Burma) are receiving renewed attention …

  9. Editorial: The year of living dangerously
    The Asian Pacific Post, Canada –
    The actual death toll and the number of people still in prison in Myanmar remains a mystery. The mass protests in Myanmar (formerly Burma) during August and …
  10. South Asia: Dangerous democracy deficit
    ISN, Switzerland –
    Political instability returned to Burma in October when an alliance of Buddhist monks and pro-democracy activists mounted a challenge against the rule of …
  11. Sri Lanka, third most dangerous country in the world for journalists
    Lanka Everything, UK –
    One journalist was killed in each of the following countries: Honduras, Uzbekistan, Salvador, Burma/Myanmar, United States, Paraguay, Gaza, Zimbabwe, …
  12. Documentary puts human trafficking in focus
    Viet Nam News, Vietnam –
    Anna, a young Filipino girl, talks about how she was tricked into prostitution and Min Aung from Myanmar tells how he was sold to Thailand and imprisoned …
  13. YEARENDER: Myanmar’s people rise to the occasion
    Monsters and Critics.com, UK -(also published on 11-12-2007)

    Bangkok – If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it’s Myanmar’s people and the Buddhist monkhood for daring to take to the streets against a …

  14. DKBA soldiers killed by regime troops
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Dec 21, 2007 (DVB)–Five soldiers from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army were reportedly shot dead by government troops after the DKBA refused to attack a …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 21, 2007 at 3:18 am