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World focus on Burma (20 January 2009)

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Ask yourself: What can I do?
San Antonio Express, TX –

We could have been the Burmese dissident languishing in jail; the child soldier forced to take up arms in Uganda or Sri Lanka; the man dying of AIDS in …

Up Torres Strait without a paddle
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Mr Oo said their 10-metre wooden fishing boat had broken up and sank on December 23, when their 18 crewmates from Burma and Thailand apparently drowned. …

‘We were in icebox 25 days’
The Age, Australia –

Haung Htaik, 24, also from Burma, appeared to be too weak to talk yesterday. Their 18 other crewmates, from Burma and Thailand, apparently drowned when the …

Third Dala township NLD member arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 20, 2009 (DVB)–Dala township National League for Democracy member Min Thike Htoo was arrested by local authorities on 14 January, according to NLD …

Mixed Reactions to Obama in Southeast Asia
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… with the support of regional powers as a measure to put pressure on the Burmese junta to release political prisoners and restore democracy in the country.

Memories Keep Hope Alive in Insein Prison
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The regime’s callous decision to send convicted activists to prisons scattered throughout Burma has placed an additional burden on the AAPP, according to Bo …

Opposition Leaders Expect Obama to Stick to Burma Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… to see the new US administration continue to pressure the Burmese junta to release all political prisoners, including democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

European Commission provides 40.5 million euros in aid to Myanmar
Monsters and –
Humanitarian aid increased substantially last year in the aftermath of the Cyclone Nargis disaster that hit Myanmar’s Irrawaddy delta.

A Message to President Obama
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
I expect they will continue to place significant pressure on the regime for the release of all political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, …

23 with a total of 20 crew from Thailand and Myanmar, also known as Burma. Jiggins said the men found refuge inside a large insulated box that held ice on …

Looking back, looking ahead: Press Freedom in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
Even without the chaos and violence attendant to electoral exercises in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma, …

Burma 101 for Obama; Three quarters rights in military …, India –
During the 2008 terrible Cyclone Nargis in Burma, the Burmese military leaders ignored international pleas to let in rescuers for over a month. …

King’s Anti-Imperialism and the Challenge for Obama
Joy Online, Ghana –
… along with Burma (Myanmar), what is now Malaysia, Australia, some part of China, and large swaths of Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Gambia, Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe, …

Tribute to Black’s civil rights legacy is due
San Antonio Express, TX –
Black’s fellow honorees this year are Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi — who, under house arrest in Burma, was also unable to attend —Sen. …

‘So far, so bad,’ But Nothing is Permanent
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… one fundamental resolution to work for: The release of more than 2000 political prisoners, including detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Australia says 2 fishermen rescued; report 18 lost
International Herald Tribune, France –
23 with a total of 20 crew from Thailand and Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. Jiggins said the men found refuge atop an insulated box that held ice on …

Two Burmese survive month at sea in an ice box
Reuters UK, UK –
By Rob Taylor CANBERRA (Reuters) – Two Myanmar fishermen have survived for almost a month in shark-infested waters by floating in a large ice box after …

Pres. Bush Uses Authority to Alter Burmese JADE Act, NY – 1 hour ago
President George W. Bush waived some provisions in the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act against Myanmar on January 15, less than one week before leaving …

Asia’s Economic Freedom Needs to Improve
PitchEngine (press release), WY –
Meanwhile, Bhutan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh and Burma were ranked amongst …

Burmese fishermen drift for 25 days in icebox, United Kingdom –
The two Burmese men were saved after drifting hundreds of miles in the red box when crew members patrolling in a Coastwatch aeroplane on Saturday saw them …

Detained Chinese Christian Activist In Life Danger
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
At some point during his travels Peng was lured into neighboring Burma, also known as Myanmar, where he was kidnapped at gunpoint by eight Chinese special …

Sundance Dispatch: Down the Rat Hole of Reality
New York Times, United States –
Up there, posters on the wall promoted the likes of “Boy Interrupted,” a documentary about death and mental illness, and “Burma VJ,” about a Burmese …

Men Rescued After Drifting at Sea for 25 Days in Icebox
FOXNews –
… they will confirm their identities within the next few days. The rest of the ship’s crew — 11 other Burmese men and seven Thai men — have not been found.

Zachary Michaelson Seeks to Raise Awareness of Burma
PRLog.Org (press release), Romania –
… has announced his intention to launch an awareness campaign to further expose the plight of religious and ethnic minority groups in Burma (Myanmar). …

Shipwreck victims spend 25 days drifting in an icebox
Gadling, CA –
by Scott Carmichael Jan 19th 2009 @ 12:30PM After losing their wooden fishing boat off the coast of Indonesia, these 2 Burmese men grabbed the only thing …

Clashes between SSA (South) and Burmese Army, India –
SSA(S) forces clashed with the junta’s IB 64 and LIB 513 between January 12 and 15 in Panglong, Hopone, Mongkeung townships in Taungyi District, Shan State. …

Suu Kyi honored with ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ award, India –
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Sunday named winner of the ‘Trumpet of Conscience’ award for …

More checkpoints in Rangoon, India –
by Phanida Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta authorities have beefed up security in Rangoon by setting up many checkpoints at busy …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

World focus on Burma (3 August 2008)

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New UN rapporteur arrives in Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Rangoon (dpa) – A United Nations rapporteur arrived in Burma Sunday to discuss human-rights concerns, diplomatic officials said. Tomas Ojea Quintana, on his …


Might is no longer just right

The Age, Australia –

Burma’s closest ally is China, with whom it shares a long border, while it is also a member of ASEAN. China, India and ASEAN — who largely make up the …

Politics part of arena in which Bush attends games

News & Observer, NC –

Then in Thailand, Bush will draw attention to the repressed citizens in neighboring Myanmar, also called Burma, and reflect on the future of US policy in …

New faces in new places

Schenectady Gazette, NY –

The Asian population in the Capital Region has increased about 150 percent from 1990 to 2006. The Capital Region had a small base of about 10388 Asians in …


San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

… poor human rights situation in China, the crackdown in Tibet, and Beijing’s support for the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma. …

Insein Prison (round complex) is shown in a satellite image. “Prison happens to be the longest-running political seminar in Burma,” a former inmate says. (Digital Globe Via Google Earth)

Washington Post, United States –

Human rights groups say more than 1800 political detainees languish long-term in about 20 prisons and labor camps in Burma, also called Myanmar. …

US Must Give UN The Boot

Tampa Tribune, FL –

Or, wring its hands when Burma suffered through a devastating hurricane. Humanitarian aid? Obviously not the UN’s table. Instead, the UN elected Zimbabwe to …

Myanmar Muslims stay put despite Bangladesh misery

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan –

A Rohingya elder, Suriyaya Begam said returning to Myanmar would make life worse for her people. “We were tortured in Burma. Our mosque was attacked. …

Turkey: A battle in the war of elites

Arab News, Saudi Arabia –

… individuals from participating in presidential or parliamentary elections; or as Burma, which is ruled by a pernicious and corrupt military junta. …

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow

Huffington Post, NY –
It was a missed opportunity for the United States of America to stand strong for the anguished people of Darfur and Burma as well as for the Tibetans in …

Iran to attend its first SAARC summit

Tehran Times, Iran –

Australia and Burma have shown interest in becoming a part of the South Asian regional bloc. Accordingly the Colombo Summit is likely to consider their …

:. Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir

Kashmir Watch, Pakistan –

The torture and imprisonment in Indian-occupied Kashmir is no less intense as it is in Burma. In fact the pain, suffering and humiliation in Kashmir is …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 3, 2008 at 2:44 am

World Focus on Burma (12-11-2007)

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  1. BURMA: UN human rights envoy in landmark visit – 12/11/2007
    Radio Australia, Australia –
    The United Nations Human Rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro is in Burma for his first visit in four years. He hopes to meet political prisoners and to find …
  2. Too many states not on course to meet clearance deadlines
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    Government use of antipersonnel mines declined further, with only Myanmar/Burma and Russia continuing to lay new mines. Non-state armed groups in at least …
  3. UN envoy in bid to visit Burma prisons
    Evening Echo, Ireland –
    A UN human rights envoy who has returned to Burma after a four-year ban spoke to officials today about plans to visit prisons. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro wants …
  4. UN human rights expert searches for clues of abuse in Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK –
    The crackdown on monks for conducting peaceful protests in a predominantly Buddhist country shocked the world and brought Myanmar’s military back into the …
  5. UN Burma envoy visits prison in hunt for ‘missing’ protesters
    Guardian Unlimited, UK –
    Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the un’s independent rights investigator for Burma, spent at least two hours at Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, where political …
  6. UN Rights Envoy Visits Myanmar Prison
    The Associated Press –
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN human rights envoy on Monday visited a notorious Myanmar prison for political detainees and a Buddhist monastery earlier raided
  7. UN rights envoy visits notorious Myanmar jail
    AFP –
    At the time, former political prisoner Ko Aung told the BBC the British-built prison was known as the “darkest hell-hole in Burma”.
  8. India seeks release of political prisoners in Myanmar
    Sify, India –
    New Delhi: Pressing for “immediate” and “inclusive” political reforms in Myanmar, India on Monday sought release of important political prisoners and probe
  9. UN official starts investigation into brutal government crackdown, India –
    November 12, 2007 – Paulo Sergio Pinheiro kicked off his Burma investigation with visits to two monasteries yesterday. The UN official is in Burma to shed …
  10. Maternity ward as foreign as a mother’s new country
    Waterbury Republican American, CT –
    BY TRACEY O’SHAUGHNESSY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN In June, the International Institute of Bridgeport resettled 64 refugees from Myanmar (Burma) in Waterbury. …
  11. Analysis: Can North Korea be removed from US terror list?
    United Press International, Asia, China –
    The North has also been blamed for a 1983 bombing in Myanmar (then Burma) that killed 17 high-ranking South Korean officials. The designation as a state
  12. “No Dam, Than Shwe Killer”, wall writing in Myitkyina, India –
    November 12, 2007 – Overtly concerned with the Burmese military junta’s plans to dam the Irrawaddy River, defiant university students in Burma’s northern
  13. Nelson Mandela Invitational stuck in a bunker, South Africa –
    In 2002, Gary decided to lend a helping hand in the design of the Pun Hlaing golf course in Myanmar (Burma). The Myanmar (Burma), we know now in 2007 is not …
  14. Dhaka seeks Yangon gas for fertiliser plant
    The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
    The proposal was made at the second Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Trade Commission meeting at a Dhaka hotel yesterday. Held after three years, the commission …
  15. Myanmar and Israel – Fighting the Semantic Wars
    Israel Hasbara Committee (subscription), NY –
    Honors are about even in the media’s semantic war over Burma/Myanmar. The media split on Burma /Myanmar is however absent when it comes to using the place …
  16. UN chief hopes talks in Myanmar lead to reconciliation, democracy …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope Monday that talks between Myanmar’s military government and the pro-democracy movement will …
  17. UN rights envoy visits Myanmar’s main prison
    Reuters –
    The Brazilian law professor, on his first trip to the former Burma in four years, also visited Yangon’s former Government Technical College and a police …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 12, 2007 at 7:04 am