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World focus on Burma (3 October 2008)

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Green Politics
The Smart Set, PA –
Last year, following Burma’s brutal suppression of monks leading pro-democracy protests, an activist in Britain pointed a finger at Gary Player over a golf …

DPRK-ja-vu, all over again
Across the Aisle, DC –
Without nukes, the DPRK becomes Burma, just another small country ruled by a dictatorial regime that is a nuisance for its neighbors but otherwise can be …

Ailing political detainee forced to stand trial
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Political prisoner Aung Zaw Oo was forced to stand trial at Kyauktada township court despite his pleas to be tried at a later date…

CORRECTING and REPLACING Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In …
MarketWatch –
… operated in Burma, which has caused Chevron a spate of bad publicity for generating billions in hard currency for the repressive military regime there. …

Chevron Loses Major Lobbying Battle In Congress Over Ecuador Trade …
MarketWatch –
… operated in Burma, which has caused Chevron a spate of bad publicity for generating billions in hard currency for the repressive military regime there. …

Than Shwe’s Health Again in Question
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burma’s 75-year-old leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, is undergoing medical treatment at his Rangoon residence near Tooth Relic Pagoda in Mayangone …

The currency debate re-ignites?
RGE Monitor, NY –
I have argued for a long time that as long as China maintained its currency regime it forced a trade deficit onto the rest of the world, which for the most …

From a close friend of mine:
National Review Online Blogs, NY –
… me to Afghanistan”, and all that stuff, and it’s their CENTRAL riposte for the Iraq war so it’s not like some bizarre point about Burma foreign aid. …

Chinese investments in Myanmars energy, mining sectors of concern
Your Mining News (press release), UK –
The ERI report, aptly titled China in Burma: The Increasing Involvement of Chinese Multinational Corporations in Burma’s Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, .

I, Ashin Pannasiri, dissident monk escaped from Burmese prison
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
From New Delhi, the “struggle for freedom and peace in Burma” will continue. Yangon (AsiaNews) – Ashin Pannasiri, a 28-year-old Buddhist monk arrested on …

Perestroika, SA style
Thought Leader, South Africa –
… Libya, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe and others. This has accomplished little other than calling South Africa’s judgement and own commitment to democracy into …

Aung San Suu Kyi visited by eye-specialist
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News New Delhi – Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday was visited by an eye-specialist for a check-up, …

Thai company to pay compensation to next of kin of 54 workers
Mizzima.com, India –
The Human Rights organization is cooperating with Thai lawyers and attended the court hearing in Ranong in September 22. Two defendants in this case …

Former journalist and ally of Aung San Suu Kyi detained, says NLD
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Burma’s military authorities have detained U Onh Kyaing, former journalist and important member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), says NLD party …

Advancing Democracy through the UN: The Challenges on the Ground
US Department of State, DC –
By addressing country-specific topics such as human rights abuses in Iran, Burma, or North Korea or thematic issues such as freedom of expression or …

Catching Up With… Henry Rollins
Paste Magazine, GA –

… for the Independent Film Channel, while two others—one on Burma and the other, shot in Thailand, about worldwide hunger and famine—round out the list. …

US financial crisis may impact foreign aid
Mizzima.com, India –
Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of last year’s Burma Democracy Promotion Act, which built on existing banking and …

Eye Specialist Calls on Suu Kyi
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING A medical specialist visited pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her Rangoon home on Thursday and conducted an eye examination. …

Where Would Burma Be without Suu Kyi?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
What would happen if Suu Kyi died or became so unhealthy that she couldn’t continue her role as the political leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement? …

Weekly Business Roundup (October 3, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
JETRO, a Tokyo government-funded business development agency, had advised companies planning to invest in Burma to wait in the wake of the violence, …

Safe Drinking Water Ever Scarcer in Irrawaddy Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By VIOLET CHO Clean drinking water is becoming ever scarcer in Burma’s cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta as the country heads into the dry season. …

UN Rights Commissioner urges Burma to free more political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
by Solomon New Delhi – The United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay on Thursday urged Burma’s military junta to free all political …

Burmese asked to leave ward in Mizoram
Mizzima.com, India –
This is violation of human rights”. “Most of the Burmese nationals living in Mizoram State are economic migrants. They migrated here after suffering …

When Burmese citizenship is no longer attractive
Mizzima.com, India –
In contrast to their life in Singapore, Burmese recall the Burmese junta’s treatment of Buddhist monks following last year’s Saffron Revolution, …

Eye specialist examines Aung San Suu Kyi
Independent Online, South Africa –
… and the junta’s liaison officer, labour minister Aung Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD won 1990 elections but the military, which has ruled Burma since 1962, …

Former Fairbanksan overcomes odds, turns to missionary work
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK –
Because of the on-going 50-year civil war in Burma and the unrelenting human rights abuses perpetrated on its own people by the ruling junta, …

New world, new leadership
Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia –
Natural disasters have global impacts: the Southeast Asian tsunami in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005, Cyclone Nargis in Burma in May 2008 and the …

NLD youth member given four-year jail term
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 3, 2008 (DVB)–Mya Than Htike, a National League for Democracy youth member who was hit by a bullet when government troops opened fire on protestors last …

NLD youth member feared dead is found alive
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Oct 3, 2008 (DVB)–A National League for Democracy youth member who went missing in August and was reported dead was found alive by his father at a police …

Myanmar Should Free 2000 Political Prisoners, Suu Kyi, UN Says
Bloomberg –
By James Peng Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) — The top United Nations human rights official called on Myanmar’s military junta to free the estimated 2000 political …

Health imperative ‘justifies interventionism’
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
… intervene beyond their borders to safeguard health and human rights.” The writers suggest leaders who fail to refuse aid to those in need, as in Burma, …

‘Continued Commitment is key to sustained assistance to cyclone …
Balita.org, UK –
MYANMAR, Oct. 3 — Nearly five months into the post disaster response in Myanmar, more than 33000 metric tonnes of food have reached over 733000 people …

Junta suspends two Burmese journals
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
The published version referred to U Win Tin, who had been until his release last week Burma’s longest serving political prisoner, as “Sayagyi” (“Great …

Cuisines of the Axis of Evil
Wall Street Journal –
Accompanying the axis are nuclear states Israel, India and Pakistan, along with human-rights abusers Cuba, Burma and China. Bringing up the rear is the …

UN calls for the release of Myanmar’s political prisoners
AFP –

The High Commissioner also called the detention of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi “completely illegal, even in respect of the country’s law …

Journalist and opposition member Ohn Kyaing arrested again
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
It will be an outrage if he is sent back to prison for helping Cyclone Nargis victims, as it would be punishing humanitarian activity. …

Primate of Burma: ‘Do not forget the cyclone victims’
Church Times, UK –
by Ed Beavan ALMOST five months to the day since Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, the Archbishop of Myanmar, the Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo, …

Justice for migrant labour
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Without assistance from human and labour rights organisations, their misery would have been swept under the carpet. Although some believe the …

Home Blog Zone DC Download Gwen Ifill: VP debate moderator, author
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States –
… like the repressive government of Burma tried to destroy the innocent and truthful voice of Aung San Suu Kyi, Yes, they are weary, but they are resolved …

Other Campaigns and Projects
Earthrights.org, DC –
The Yadana pipeline, running across Burma and into Thailand, is a project of US company Unocal, French Total, and the Burmese military regime, among others. …

It is a puzzle as to why the regime released me now, but it was almost impossible for them to keep me longer. I was sentenced to 20 years and I had served …

Other Areas of Work
Earthrights.org, DC –
… designed to raise awareness and strengthen the capacity of communities to address the varied human rights dimensions of environmental degradation in Burma.

ERS – Mekong
Earthrights.org, DC –
ERI opened its inaugural EarthRights School-Mekong program in June 2006, drawing from the success of the EarthRights School- Burma model. …

Other Campaigns and Projects
Earthrights.org, DC –
Furthermore, it would be built with assistance from the Burmese military, that has a well-documented record of brutal human rights and environmental abuses. …

A tribute to Shelton Kodikara – III
The Island (subscription), Sri Lanka –
The rice market situation also eased as early as 1957 when Burma’s (Myanmar) five-year commitment to China in 1952 which had partly caused the world …


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World focus on Burma (1 October 2008)

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Bus drivers’ licences revoked by Dala authorities
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… have revoked the licences of private bus drivers whom they accuse of suspending their services to mark Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday on 19 June. …

Growing list of companies implicated in Chinese milk scandal
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The ones who are paying no attention to the scandal are the military junta leaders in Myanmar. Although the government has prohibited the importing of …

Win Tin’s Logical Principles
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win told the UN General Assembly on Monday, “Peace and stability now prevails in almost all parts of the country. …

The Freedom We Know
Examiner.com –
Areas of the world where Christians face persecution include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), …

Reports of Rape Surface in Cyclone-devastated Delta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… Reports of rape and other abuses of women are surfacing as communities in Burma’s Irrawaddy delta continue to recover from May’s Cyclone Nargis. …

Chinese Dam Incurs KIO Wrath
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The KIO, which signed a ceasefire with the Burmese junta in 1994, was reportedly unhappy that several projects to build dams in Kachin State in northern …

Cyber cafes ordered to close early
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
Suffering from an unnamed fear on the 1st anniversary of the saffron revolution the Burmese military junta has ordered cyber cafes to close early in the …

Generals Authorized to Buy Land Cruisers
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG The latest perk for Burma’s senior military officials is a Toyota Land Cruiser, according to a source close to the military government. …

Elected MP Dr Myo Win dies aged 54
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
He took part in the 1988 uprising and became the chairman of Kawa township National League for Democracy and won his seat in the 1990 election with 67.65 …

Journal Punished for Defying Order to Drop Win Tin Report
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Board ordered the suppression of a report on Win Tin’s release and a short profile of the freed political prisoner. …

ISA – INTERNET SABOTAGE ACT
Malaysia Today, Malaysia –
Malaysia has joined the ranks of China, Vietnam and Burma as a leading violator of online freedom. Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, also known as RPK, …

Revolting comedy stunt
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom –
“Last week we freed Burmese dissident U Win Tin because of a couple of Amnesty gigs in the Whitla Hall. If Saturday night goes well I reckon Guantanamo Bay …

Burma’s Neighbors Absorbing Cyclone Survivors
Free Speech Radio News, CA –
Cyclone Nargis hit Burma at a time when inflation and unemployment were already at their highest levels in years. To make matters worse, salt water now …

Aid and water dry up in Burma’s cyclone zone
Times Online, UK –
Lurking in the background is the deepest fear of all — another cyclone, as strong, or stronger. Nargis was unprecedented in Burmese history, …

Naypyidaw auctions seized vehicles in southern Burma
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
The junta only gave back the seized cars to DKBA. NMSP lost dozens of cars in 2003 and does not dare to buy it back afraid that regime’s law is not …

Mizzima websites hacked
Mizzima.com, India –
Mizzima, however, is still unable to confirm whether the attack is the work of the Burmese military junta, which has banned Mizzima’s websites inside the …

Media groups alarmed over murder of journalists
GMA news.tv, Philippines –
In addition, the PEC and the ICPJ feel encouraged by the liberation of Burmese journalist U Win Tin (79 years old) after 20 years of detention in Burma. …

Horrific comedy stunt
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom –
“Last week we freed Burmese dissident U Win Tin because of a couple of Amnesty gigs in the Whitla Hall. If Saturday night goes well I reckon Guantanamo Bay …


WASHINGTON (AFP) — An independent US group is to carry out unprecedented studies to determine whether Myanmar’s military rulers, accused of rampant human …

NLD warned over ‘dictatorship’ remarks
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The establishment of a government that guarantees basic human rights is the NLD’s aim, and therefore stopping the re-emergence of dictatorship is also the …

Religious freedom hanging in the balance in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… the report calls out the generals on their attempt to “systematically restrict efforts by Buddhist clergy to promote human rights and political freedom. …

Junta claims international law on its side, condemns sanctions
Mizzima.com, India –
The tirade, on the session’s last day of debate, linked the prospects of a more economically integrated Burma to the betterment of both the region’s and…

Junta issues warning on tainted milk
Mizzima.com, India –
A report in the Burmese language newspaper Myanmar Ahlin, an official government mouth-piece, on Tuesday said with Chinese milk and milk products found to …

Burmese refugees join seasonal work force
Durham Herald Sun, NC –
This group of refugees from Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar, were forced to leave their country because of war and persecution. Coming soon? …

Burma’s State Media Still Mum on Tainted Milk Powder
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
She told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that the semi-official Myanmar Times weekly newspaper earlier published a story that said all imported dairy products from …

Burma Discovers Large New Coal Mine in Shan State
RedOrbit, TX –
Yangon, 1 October: Myanmar [Burma] has discovered a new large coal mine in northern part of the country’s Shan state and mining of the mineral will start …

Mon National Democratic Front Liberation Area (MNDF-LA) founded
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
… founded in Mae Sot yesterday to join hands with Mon organizations and other opposition groups in exile to continue the struggle for democracy in Burma. …

The threat of Indian globalisation
Thought Leader, South Africa –
Predictably, human rights, labour and environmental issues are some of the concerns at the heart of the Chinese dilemma. The emerging Chinese economic …

Activists Re-Assess Their “China Strategy”
UN Dispatch –
Since then, though, many human rights activists have been dismayed by China’s alliances with Zimbabwe, Burma, and Sudan–and have complained that China uses …

Cooking With the Enemy
New York Times, United States –

She thinks India, Pakistan and Israel are pretty slippery, as are Cuba, Burma (which she refuses to call Myanmar) and China. Each country gets a chapter, …

Luxury cruises on the Rajang
New Straits Times, Malaysia –
… reviving the name of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company of old Burma which in the 1920s, ran a fleet of more than 650 vessels on the rivers of Myanmar. …

Burmese ruby ban takes effect
National Jeweler Network, NY –

Gems from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) that entered the country prior to the ban can still be bought and sold in the United States, at least as long as …

Neither engagement nor sanctions
OpEdNews, PA –
by Zaw Nay Aung Page 1 of 1 page(s) The Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win demanded the West to revoke the sanctions placed on Burma at the UN General …

REGIONAL BRIEFS
Chandigarh Tribune, India –
35 Burma nationals nabbed: Border Security Force personnel nabbed 35 Burma (Myanmar) nationals while they were trying to sneak into the Pakistan territory …

Slow recovery for Burma’s cyclone victims
Christian Science Monitor, MA –

… Burma – The locals say things will never be the same in Mya Sein Ken, deep in the heart of the cyclone-savaged delta in southern Burma (Myanmar). …

Security Council Extends UNMIL’s Presence
The News Newspaper Online, Liberia –

The Security Council Monday extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through September 2009, and authorized Secretary-General …