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World focus on Burma (9 January 2009)

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Visitation rights denied to families of political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
However, military authorities instead responded with the arrest of Buddhist monks, students, human right activists and National League for Democracy (NLD) …

Burmese blogger in running to win “Best Asian Blog”
Mizzima.com, India –
On his blog, he has chosen to post a popular line that states, “Burma, Myanmar: Yes, We can win this Award”. The world’s largest blog competition, …

Muslims proscribed from worshipping in residential flats
Mizzima.com, India –
Thai-based Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) Director Aung Myo Min said the position of the government is a clear violation of human rights …

Top International Weather Events: 2008
Washington Post Blogs, DC –
Cyclone Nargis, a monstrous Category 4 hurricane that developed over the North Indian Ocean, struck Burma (also known as Myanmar) on May 2. …

Resolution cites increased religious persecution
TTX Công Giáo Việt Nam, Vietnam –

In 2008, China, Burma, and North Korea were among those listed as “Countries of Particular Concern.” Representatives Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA), …

Ethnic Kachin rebel vow to oppose junta held elections
Mizzima.com, India –
Colonel Lamang Brang Seng, in-charge of the military wing of the KNO on Friday said his group along with other Burmese pro-democracy outfits and other …

Ban must visit Burma to begin the end-game
European Voice, Belgium –
In backing a visit to Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the EU’s envoy, Peiro Fassino, in mid-December added to the …

Burmese Abbot’s Birthday Draws Thousands to Thailand Celebrations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… also among his followers at the time.” Sein Kyi said Kyaing Kyaing, the wife of junta head Snr-Gen Than Shwe, had tried to coax the abbot back to Burma.

Teenage Activist Transferred to Labor Camp
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… transferred to labor camps across Burma. “Several political prisoners, especially NLD party members, have been transferred to labor camps,” said Bo Kyi. …

Business Roundup (January 9, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLIAM BOOT A new study of Burma’s economy reveals several trends in terms of the military regime’s foreign trading partners. …

Falling Fuel Prices Have No Effect on Gov’t Pumps
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In early 2008, The Myanmar Times, a semi-official weekly, reported that the government had undertaken a partial liberalization of Burma’s energy market by …

Nowhere to Hide
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Several organizations have recorded the staggering amount of human rights abuses, killings and rapes that are perpetuated by soldiers of the Burmese army …

Regional NLD members disillusioned with party leaders
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The NLD is slowly fading away in every township in Burma.” NLD information wing member Nyan Win said party leaders were open to suggestions from members. …

Police fail to investigate stabbing in Laiza
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Most of the vehicles passing through the area are delivering goods, which have not been cleared by customs when they came into Burma from China,” he said. …

Fall in rice price hurts Myanmar exporters, farmers
Reuters –
… when it was called Burma, it exported 3.4 million tonnes. Thailand, today’s top exporter, shipped around 10 million tonnes last year. Myanmar had stood …

Relatives blocked from attending NLD member’s funeral
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Hlaing Aye, a member of Hlaing Tharyar township NLD’s organising wing, passed away on Tuesday in Rangoon at the age of 70. NLD information wing member Nyan …

Two soldiers accused of rape and murder attempt
Mizzima.com, India –
A 21 year old ethnic Kachin woman hailing from Hsa Hmaw Township, Kachin State in northern Burma was raped by two soldiers at knife point. …

300 migrants arrested in raid in Kuala Lumpur
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 9, 2009 (DVB)–Around 300 Burmese migrant workers were arrested in a raid by Malaysian police and immigration authorities on Wednesday, according to …

Meikhtila local official sells off communal land
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The resident said Win Myint’s sisters were also running a gambling business in the ward, which had led to an increase in crime in the neighbourhood, …

Immigration Act changes permit Tibetans to stay
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
The amendments will also benefit about 800 descendants of Chinese Nationalist soldiers who fled to Thailand and present-day Myanmar, the former Burma, …

Maternal health care ‘extremely limited’ in Eastern Burma
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Thousands of people in eastern Burma are regularly subjected to human rights violations, according to several Karen relief groups and international human …

CWS emergency appeal update: Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Nargis
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3, 2008, and killed more than 84530 persons. More than 53000 are still reported missing. Relief and early recovery …


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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 9, 2009 at 2:36 am

World Focus on Burma (12 Jan 08)

  1. Border Trouble
    Tehelka, India –
    The people of the alienated region of India, which is surrounded by Bhutan, Tibet, Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh traditionally pursue a policy of hatred …
  2. Shot at American life
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
    Many came from a refugee camp on the border of Myanmar, formerly called Burma, and Thailand and had never seen a basketball game before moving to this …
  3. Six Film Clips from RAMBO!
    IESB.NET, CA –
    On the nearby Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border, the w
  4. Africa: The Return of Rambo
    AllAfrica.com, Washington –
    … traded his guns for a fishing reel, the world’s longest running civil war rages into its 16th year on the nearby Thai-Myanmar (formerly Burma) border. …
  5. Crackdown in Burma: Targeted Sanctions Needed
    Human Rights Watch (press release) –
    These entities include several Burmese government companies whose earnings benefit the military, such as the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), …
  6. Burma’s Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses
    Human Rights Watch (press release) –
    The military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company (UMEH) operates as a conglomerate that owns many businesses in Burma, including in the …
  7. Burma: Boycott Gems Funding Military Repression
    Human Rights Watch (press release) –
    The upcoming gem auction is organized by the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company Ltd., a military conglomerate. Shares in the holding company are …
  8. Japan, Mekong foreign ministers to meet in Tokyo on Wednesday+
    TOKYO, Jan. 11 (Kyodo) – Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura will host a regional meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday with his counterparts from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos to strengthen Japan…
  9. Myanmar’s ruling junta warns public to be vigilant after bomb …
    PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
    AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling junta warned the public to be vigilant and report suspicious activities following a bombing that killed one woman …
  10. Healthcare Help for the Burmese
    40 percent of their adult population is infected with latent TB and Hepatitis. We’re talking about the Burmese refugee population in
    Fort Wayne and it will soon get some big help when it comes to healthcare. ..
  11. Let 2008 be year of resolve
    Canada, in recent years, has been more about aspiration than determination. We wish to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions, and to lead the struggles for freedom, prosperity, justice and peace. This year, Can…
  12. Myanmar sailor missing from sunken cargo ship found dead
    Philippine Star, Philippines –
    SEOUL (AP)-A Myanmar sailor missing from a cargo ship that sank off South Korea’s south coast last month has been found dead, a Coast Guard official today …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 12, 2008 at 3:02 am