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World focus on Burma (28 January 2009)

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Junta summons Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer to Naypyitaw
Mizzima.com, India –
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) – Detained pro-democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer said he was summoned to the attorney-general’s office in Burma’s …

Junta steps up military presence in Arakan
Mizzima.com, India –
Burma’s state-run newspaper the ‘New Light of Myanmar’ on Wednesday said Prime Minister General Thein Sein on Tuesday flew to Sittwe, capital of Arakan …

‘Six million Burmese need food’
BBC News, UK –
When Cyclone Nargis wiped out Burma’s rice-bowl, the Irrawaddy Delta, last year, it was widely assumed that the country would face severe food shortages. …

Thailand to deport 78 Myanmar boat people: police
AFP –
BANGKOK (AFP) — Dozens of migrants from Myanmar who washed up in Thailand this week were convicted Wednesday of illegal entry and will be deported, …

Southeast Asia: U-Turns, downturns
ISN, Switzerland –
Without even mentioning the ongoing tragedy that is Burma/Myanmar, Southeast Asia’s democratic progress has been piecemeal and fluctuating. …

Harwich: Barrie off to help families in need
Harwich and Manningtree Standard, UK –
Barrie Samson, commanding officer of the Salvation Army in the town’s George Street, is going to Myanmar (formerly Burma) on Friday. …

Danish Minister Visits Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burma’s state-run-newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, reported on January 22 that the two ministers held a meeting with the Myanmar Red Cross Society, …

Tensions Between Wa, Junta Continue to Rise
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LAWI WENG Tensions between the Burmese military and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) have been mounting since a 30-member Burmese delegation led by Lt-Gen …

NCGUB conference draws to a close
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Bo Hla Tint said the group had brainstormed ways to achieve freedom for detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, …

Chins Face Human Rights Abuses: HRW
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Burma’s military regime is perpetrating widespread abuse of the mainly-Christian Chin ethnic group, who face famine, forced labour, torture and persecution, …

Chin Christian minority victim of persecution by Myanmar dictatorship
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Myanmar’s military regime is committing widespread abuses against the mainly Christian Chin ethnic group, who face forced …

Burma Jade Law amended
JCK India, India –
According to the act, all rubies and jadeite originally from Burma (Myanmar) or jewellery containing these gemstones cannot be brought into the US even if …

Burmese refugees seek new life in US army
Radio Australia, Australia –
LAMEY: Why is that a lot of the young refugees from Myanmar find the prospect of joining the military appealing? SCHERER: I think it’s an interest of young …

Chin Christian minority victim of persecution by Myanmar dictatorship
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Human Rights Watch releases report substantiating situation. It contains 140 interviews collected over a three-year period highlighting cases of abuse, …

‘Second Chance City’ Welcomes another Leading Burmese Monk
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We did not demand a handover of power by the military to us or Aung San Suu Kyi. We just requested the military to treat people fairly and kindly. …

THAILAND: The Military Gets Taken Care Of
Strategy Page –
There are nearly 150000 refugees from Myanmar (Burma) in Thailand, nearly all of them from tribes that have been fighter the Burmese government for …

Indian govt. should protect Chin refugees: HRW
Hindu, India –
… force them back into Myanmar. “For too long, ethnic groups like the Chin have borne the brunt of abusive military rule in Burma,” said Elaine Pearson, …

Chin refugees in India “forced back” to Myanmar
Reuters India, India –
The New York-based rights said local authorities and community organisations in Mizoram frequently targeted Chin migrants, one of the former Burma’s many …

Thailand accused of mistreating Burmese asylum seekers
ABC Online, Australia –
But the Rohingyas are essentially stateless and have few options but to flee Burma in the hope of a better life. And as the Thais try to deal with the …

BANGLADESH: Mohammad Ismail: “Nobody wants us”
IRINnews.org, NY –
KUTUPALONG, 28 January 2009 (IRIN) – Since the early 1990s, thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled repression in Burma/Myanmar and sought asylum in …

NLD youth members attend law seminar
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 28, 2009 (DVB)–More than 200 National League for Democracy youth members attended a talk on the Burmese legal system led by Thein Nyunt of the central …

Daw Suu’s lawyer summoned to Naypyidaw
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 28, 2009 (DVB)–The lawyer for detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been summoned to the attorney-general’s office in Naypyidaw, …

Persecution, devastation a ‘double whammy’ in Burma
OneNewsNow, MS –
The new guidelines in the Union of Myanmar (the official name of Burma) mean that several major churches in Rangoon will no longer be able to hold services. …

UN: Burma to Face Food Crisis
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“Access to food remains the critical challenge for the poorest people and for vulnerable populations in remote areas of Myanmar [Burma],” said Chris Kaye, …

Artillery Battalion Shifter to Northern Arakan from Burma Proper
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Buthidaung: An artillery battalion was recently moved to northern Arakan from Burma proper to provide reinforcement of military forces on the western …

Junta Promises to Address Rohingya Exodus
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Maung Aye said authorities will try to prevent the Rohingya from leaving Burma for other countries. Burma’s state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, …

Human rights group calls on India to give access to Chin refugees
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
“ASEAN, the EU and the US should tell Burma and India that it is long past the time for these abuses to end,” she said, referring to the 10-member …

By Jonathan Head The US group Human Rights Watch has called for better protection of the Chins, one of Burma’s least known and most persecuted minorities. …

[ANN]No more silence over Rohingyas
Korea Herald, South Korea –
Asean has been largely silent, for instance, over Burma’s treatment of the protesting monks last year and it has been definitely mute over Burma’s rotten …

… the brunt of abusive military rule in Burma,” said Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, referring to Myanmar by its former name. …

Report: Myanmar’s Chin people persecuted
The Associated Press –
“The Chin are unsafe in Burma and unprotected in India,” a report from the group said. The report said the regime in Myanmar, also known as Burma, …

Indian blockade exacerbates Chin food crisis
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Min Thang Nga of the Zomi Human Rights Foundation said the rats were eating bamboo seeds and also attacking rice crops. “They continue to face the threat of …

Rohingya migrants go before Thai court
The Associated Press –
“They told us there are no Muslims in Burma, and they continued to beat us,” he said. Myanmar was previously called Burma. After being detained for 10 days, …

Rohingya refugees face deportation
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
A group of Rohingya refugees who say they were beaten and burned by Myanmar soldiers as they tried to flee on boats to Thailand are facing possible …

More boat people caught off Phangnga
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The boat people told naval officers they were heading to Malaysia from Burma. The migrants, all male, were sent to Ranong police, who would refer them to …

Officials probe lead poisoning among refugees
MSNBC –
Fort Wayne is home to thousands of expatriates from Myanmar, also known as Burma. A recent spike in cases of lead poisoning among Burmese children has led …

Thailand says Rohingya do not face persecution
Reuters –
The junta does not recognize the Rohingya as one of the former Burma’s 130-odd ethnic minorities, and those in the northwest are restricted from travel …

Burma/India: End Abuses in Chin State
Human Rights Watch (press release) –

For too long, ethnic groups like the Chin have borne the brunt of abusive military rule in Burma. It is time for this brutal treatment to stop and for the …

Voice of desperation from Mandalay
Mizzima.com, India –
In the mid 1990s the Police Academy, which is the only police training school in Upper Burma, engaged private construction companies to build several …

Burmese opposition eyes U Lin Myaing’s US visit
Mizzima.com, India –
With the Burmese junta intensifying its repression against political dissidents and activists by more arrests, doling out harsh prison terms to them, …

Burmese refugees seek new life in US
Radio Australia, Australia –
LAMEY: Why is that a lot of the young refugees from Myanmar find the prospect of joining the military appealing? SCHERER: I think it’s an interest of young …

Concerns Over Potential Drug Resistant Malaria
RedOrbit, TX –
To prevent a recurrence with artemisinin, the United States has approved a malaria monitoring center in Myanmar, formerly Burma. The Bill and Melinda Gates …

UN envoy to ‘test waters’ in Myanmar
The National, United Arab Emirates –
This visit signals the UN’s renewed efforts to engage directly the military regime in Myanmar, once known as Burma, after months of debate about how best to …

Global Currency and Gold
Gold Seek –
Myanmar (Burma) requires a special note. Cross-country money supply comparisons rank Myanmar very high. This apparent paradox arises from the discrepancy …

Burmese refugees struggle to resettle in Canada
Vancouver Sun,  Canada –
Originally from Burma (also known as Myanmar), they fled the ethnic and religious suppression of the Burmese military junta in the late 1970s and 1980s. …

Thailand denies dumping refugees at sea
MarketWatch (press release) –
Most of the refugees, including 78 people who washed up in a boat Tuesday, are from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and are fleeing persecution from the …

reported in refugees
WTHI, IN –
Fort Wayne is home to thousands of refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma. A recent spike in cases of lead poisoning among Burmese children has led …

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World focus on Burma (27 January 2009)

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Crucial asean bills pass in rowdy house session
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
Bilateral agreements on matters such as human trafficking with Burma and labour cooperation with South Korea were also approved. An ad-hoc committee of 36 …

asean documents of vital interest
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
As the host of the Asean Summit, we could raise a number of topical issues as far as human rights are concerned, such as the unrest in southern Thailand; …

NLD holds lecture on Law Affairs in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India –
Thingangyun constituency (1) NLD MP and Central Legal Aid Committee member advocate U Thein Nyunt, delivered his lecture on the title ‘Burmese Laws and …

Burmese Opposition Views Gambari Visit with Skepticism
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“He [the Secretary General] has, therefore, asked Mr Gambari to return to continue his discussions and engagement with the Myanmar government, …

ILO concerned by jailing of labour activist
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“ILO’s priority in Burma is to end forced labour in the country and to stop the use of child soldiers. Other issues are outside our mandate, but we will do …

Thailand Burma Border Consortium e-Letter: Issue no 6, Dec 2008 …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Certainly 2008 was a dreadful year for Burma with the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May and renewed political oppression and human rights abuses as the …

Excellent jump start for Thai-Cambodian relations
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
The recent calls from Singapore and Burma to boycott the upcoming Asean Summit in Thailand were a bit silly. The postponement of the Asean summit from last …

A royal mess: Why Sweden can’t have its own Obama
The Local, Sweden –
… to Guatemala and Burma to Zimbabwe, elect democratic heads of state. But for a country that prides itself as being something of a beacon of democracy, …

At least four years for full recovery from Nargis devastation: UN
Mizzima.com, India –
The ruling junta changed the country name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. Cyclone Nargis which lashed Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon in May 2 and 3 killed …

More Rohingya boatpeople arrested in Thailand
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Burma’s state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar reported that Burma will assist Thailand in stemming the inflow of Rohingya boat …

Thailand detains 78 more migrants caught at sea
The Associated Press –
The plight of the Rohingyas — a Muslim ethnic group who fled persecution in Myanmar — was highlighted earlier this month following accusations some of them …

Thai police arrest migrants as scandal continues
ABC Online, Australia –
They come from western Burma, but are not accepted as citizens in their home country. The new Thai Government is on the defensive about the issue, …

OIC says protection of Rohingya refugees Thai’s legal responsibility
http://www.worldbulletin.net, Turkey –

The Rohingya refugees were fleeing oppression and dictatorial rule in Myanmar. Thai coast guards pushed Muslim Rohingyas back at sea in decrepit boats and …

Thailand changes tack on refugees
BBC News, UK –
The latest boatload of Burmese migrants to arrive in Thailand has been handed to the police rather than the military, after an outcry over their treatment. …

At least four years for full recovery from Nargis devastation: UN
Mizzima.com, India –
The ruling junta changed the country name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989. Cyclone Nargis which lashed Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon in May 2 and 3 killed …

Between impotency & bosoms: the other news
Thought Leader, South Africa –
… is doing here): In Burma or Myanmar — and not your ma se — tyranny and authoritative rule continues to terrorise the local population and non-violent …

IPI to Davos: Burying News Hurts Crisis Response
International Press Institute (press release), Austria –
Reports from IPI and other media and human rights groups cite crackdowns on journalists in China and Burma (Myanmar) who tried to file field reports on …

Global Money Supply and the Value of Gold
The Market Oracle, UK –

Myanmar (Burma) requires a special note. Cross-country money supply comparisons rank Myanmar very high. This apparent paradox arises from the discrepancy …

Mired in mediocrity
Frontline, India –
He also offers a startling piece of information: the largest concentration of Indian settlers is in Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) and is double the size of the …

Commentary: Constitution and the ethnic nationalities
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Eight Shan leaders including Khun Tun Oo were sentenced to between 75 and 106 years in prison for trying to protect the rights of ethnic nationalities with …

Burmese Monk Talks about Compassion, Obama in Mahachai
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

A week after Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy delta, Sitagu Sayadaw set up emergency relief centers and clinics in Ka Don Ka Ni, Amar, Set San and Kunthi …

Myanmar, children exploited for less than 30 cents a day
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Among those worst hit are children in the Irrawaddy delta region, badly hit by cyclone Nargis last May. Burmese businessmen, fishermen, and farmers use male …

Training programme shut down in Pyapon
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… member of the Rangoon division Head Monks’ Association, rebuilt a school in Kyonku village, Pyapon township, which had been destroyed by Cyclone Nargis. …

NLD member’s relatives jailed after being assaulted
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 27, 2009 (DVB)–The mother and uncle of a National League for Democracy member from Hlegu township in Rangoon who were beaten up by a local family have …

Global Crisis Hits Burmese Overseas Workers
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Tuesday, Ye Min Tun from the Malaysia-based Burma Workers’ Rights Protection Committee said that more than 700 Burmese migrants …

Junta Promises to Address Rohingya Exodus
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Maung Aye said authorities will try to prevent the Rohingya from leaving Burma for other countries. Burma’s state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, …

Army Airbase Built in Northern Arakan
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
The military junta is reportedly building the airbase to accommodate fighter jets. The construction of the airbase began after the Burmese junta found …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar soon, UN says
MSNBC –
By EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS – The UN special envoy to Myanmar will be returning soon to pursue a dialogue between the country’s military rulers and …

The Far Eastern Economic Review also says that the Burmese junta’s disgraceful nonresponse to Cyclone Nargis last year called international attention to the …

On this day
News24, South Africa –
1995 – Burmese soldiers win a key battle against one of the world’s oldest insurgencies, capturing the base of Burma’s largest Karen rebel army in the …

Burmese refugee escapes death, regroups in US
High Point Enterprise (subscription), NC –
Pau is among the Chin people of Myanmar, known for being the only Christian ethnic group in the almost 90 percent Buddhist country, and he attributes his …

Myanmar to help Thailand on Rohingyas minority
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

BANGKOK, Jan 27 (TNA) – Myanmar’s military leaders agreed to help Thailand to solve the problem of the Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority group from …

Malaysian cyber-paper at vanguard of media revolution
AFP –
“Malaysiakini could only have existed in places like Malaysia, Singapore or Burma, simply because the mainstream press have no credibility,” the political …

A Military Out of Control
Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –
While Thailand’s military has come under fire in the last few weeks for the navy’s treatment of Bangladeshi and Burmese Rohingya Muslims, the fact is that …

Demarcation talks to start in February
Radio Australia, Australia –
ABBANY: Thailand has mentioned that it wants to sort of get to grips with Burma as well, but do you think that this dispute with Cambodia would top Burma in …

Tiger mauls ex-Gisborne woman on mission work
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand –
While here they were members of the Mangapapa Union Parish, members of which still support them in their work in the Myanmar-Thailand border area. …

Situation in Burma critical, says exiled prime minister
Irish Times, Ireland –
Aung San Suu Kyi, still under house arrest in Burma, is occasionally able to get a message out to the exiled cabinet. Dr Win, who is her first cousin, …

Initially, many Burmese – including General Aung San, the father of the currently imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the man who would …

More go hungry as world food prices rise
Stock Journal, Australia –
The Humanitarian Action Report says the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis in Burma last May has meant about 20000 children still suffer food shortages. …

Error of judgment
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Even the cyclone appeal for Burma had profoundly political implications, as the military junta blocked access of aid agencies to the Irrawaddy Delta. …

OBI Reaches Milestone with Food Delivery
Christian Broadcasting Network, VA –
After Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last year, OBI was able to enter the country even after Burma authorities had blocked the aid of several international …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar
Straits Times, Singapore –
UNITED NATIONS – THE UN special envoy to Myanmar will be returning soon to pursue a dialogue between the country’s military rulers and the opposition led by …

War, disasters cause an extra 100 million hungry
Australia Network News, Australia –
UNICEF’s 2009 Humanitarian Action Report says Africa is in the most dire situation, and communities in Burma and East Timor are also finding it harder to …

Pressure is mounting on the Thai Government to reveal the truth about allegations that its military towed hundreds of Burmese refugees out to sea and …

Spread of Malaria Strain Feared as Drug Loses Potency
New York Times, United States –
… the United States has put aside political considerations and approved a malaria monitoring center in military-run Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

UN envoy to visit Myanmar soon, UN says
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
By EDITH M. LEDERER AP The UN special envoy to Myanmar will be returning soon to pursue a dialogue between the country’s military rulers and the opposition …

Asean pacts ‘on track’ for passage
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Mr Kasit was a leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) that led protesters in their blockade of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports last …

Customs clarifies rules on banned Burmese gems
National Jeweler Network, NY –

In September 2008, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008 became law, specifying that all rubies and jadeite originally from Myanmar (formerly called …

UN envoy Gambari to visit Myanmar for talks on democracy
Monsters and Critics.com –
New York – The United Nations envoy for Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, will soon visit Myanmar to continue discussions on the democratic process in the Southeast …

Feds Update Burma Jade Law
Jewelers Circular Keystone Online, NY –
The Act specifies that all rubies and jadeite originally from Burma (also known as Myanmar) or jewelry containing these gemstones cannot enter this country …

UNHCR concern for 126 Rohingya boat people
The New Nation, Bangladesh –
“Given the new Thai government’s commitment to human rights, we are eager to discuss with Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya ways that this crisis can be …

mediabistro.com, NY –
Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has spent the last 12 years under house arrest in Myanmar, her home country. She’s the leader of the National League for .

From Arms to Art
The Epoch Times, NY –
Imagine hip-hop artists in Iran, slam poets in Moscow, video artists in Burma. Forget about weapons of mass destruction; let’s unleash artists of mass …

Burmese Boat People Scandal Exposes Thai PM’s Debt to Army
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia – 6 hours ago
In his one month as Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva has made much of the need for human rights and the rule of law at the heart of government. …

Rohingyas face ‘slow burning genocide’: Activist
Mizzima.com, India –
Migration of Rohingyas, who mainly reside in parts of Burma’s western Arakan state, in search of greener pastures will persist until the root cause is …

First ever political journal to be published soon
Mizzima.com, India –
… army veteran and former government mouthpiece daily paper ‘New Light of Myanmar’ Vice Editor-in-Chief U Thiha Aung. “Burma is heading towards democracy. …

Government in exile urged to negotiate with opposition groups
Mizzima.com, India –
Dr. Sein Win, a cousin brother of detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has served the NCGUB as Prime Minister since its formation in 1990. …

Is Burma’s former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt to be freed soon?
Mizzima.com, India –
Khin Nyunt, after he took over as Prime Minister in 2003, announced the seven-step road map to democracy that the present regime is still implementing. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm

World focus on Burma (26 January 2009)

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Win Tin rejects election talks with UN envoy
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
During his last visit, he was not able to meet with junta leader senior general Than Shwe or detained NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and was criticised for the …

Event celebrates Burmese culture
News Sentinel, IN –
The dictatorship renamed the country Myanmar. Dr. Nora E. Rowley, a member of the US Campaign for Burma, said she witnessed the abuses of the regime against …

Photos show refugees cast adrift
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

THE first pictures have emerged showing hundreds of refugees who had fled Burma being towed into international waters on the order of the Thai Army and …

Netaji: The Undying Legend
Mainstream, India –
He collected Rs 25 crores from Indians in Burma, now Myanmar. A Muslim businessman gave away all his worldly possessions worth over a crore of rupees. …

RIGHTS-MALAYSIA: Malaysian, Thai Officials Trafficking Burmese …
Inter Press Service, Italy –
“They are left stranded, unable to return to Myanmar (official name for Burma) where they face certain persecution by the military regime and rejected from …

More go hungry as world food prices rise
The Age, Australia –
The Humanitarian Action Report says the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis in Burma last May has meant about 20000 children still suffer food shortages. …

Soaring Kyat Means More Economic Turmoil for Burmese
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Falling world prices and slack demand are hitting Burmese rice farmers especially hard. Already struggling to cope with the effects of Cyclone Nargis, …

Sein Win Re-elected PM of Government-in-Exile
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Sein Win is a cousin of Aung San Suu Kyi, the symbolic leader of the NLD. His new term of office is four years. Bo Kyi, a leading Burmese dissident in Mae …

Obama Speech Censored in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Last week, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) news agency reported that the Burmese junta hopes that the new US president will change Washington’s tough policy …

8 Bangladeshis Kidnapped by Arakanese Insurgents
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
The DPA is a small armed group fighting against the Burmese military government and is a member of the Arakan National Council. The Arakan National Council …

Labour activist jailed for 10 years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Jan 26, 2009 (DVB)–Labour activist Zaw Htay, who helped farmers file a report to the International Labour Organisation on land seizure in Magwe’s Nat Mauk …

Rice Traders’ Association chair dismissed
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The remaining 18000 kyat was spent on providing aid for Cyclone Nargis victims, Win Kyaing said. “He said the association had spent 2 million kyat over the …

NCGUB appoints three new ministers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Senior National League for Democracy member Win Tin said he supported all efforts for democracy in Burma but warned that the establishment of a new …

Residents Forced to Clean Town for PM’s Trip
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Maungdaw: Residents in Maungdaw have been forced by district authorities to clean their town in advance of a visit by the Burmese military junta’s prime …

Burmese celebration ‘shows we are united’
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
Day 2, we make democracy.” With President Obama taking the reins in the United States, Soe said he hopes the end of the regime in Myanmar can happen soon. ..

SHRF MONTHLY REPORT – JANUARY 2009
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
… rigging the coming election as it has just done in the May 2008 referendum, perpetuating their suffering under various brutal human rights violations. …

Australia Day honours list
Brisbane Times, Australia –
For distinguished service to the community through the advancement of human rights and social justice, and by raising public awareness and understanding of …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

World focus on Burma (14 January 2009)

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End ‘ugly’ human rights record, group urges Obama
CBC.ca, Canada –
Human Rights Watch is urging Barack Obama to end the “ugly record” of complacency and abuse under US President George W. Bush and make human rights a top …

Junta sentences activist to 104 years in prison
Mizzima.com, India –
… a total of 104 years in prison, the longest term so far, early in January, the Thailand based Assistant Association of Political Prisoners (Burma) said. …

Our foreign policy challenges
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
Over the last 38 years, we have behaved like a country with one neighbour (we took Burma for granted) — a compulsion brought about by many factors, …

Burma’s gem industry: profit that fills the generals’ pockets
Mizzima.com, India –
He also insists that a part of the high-quality gems produced is also smuggled directly to China, Thailand and Hong Kong. “The mining scene in Mogoke today …

Conflicts, crackdowns mar 2008 Asian rights record: HRW
AFP –

In Myanmar, also known as Burma — which HRW said also draws support from China, Russia and Thailand — democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi went into her …

Myanmar Rat Infestation Causing Food Crisis – NGO
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
YANGON (AFP)–Tens of thousands of people in remote northwestern Myanmar faced a food crisis after their farmlands were destroyed by a rat infestation, …

18 Detainees Escape Kupang Immigration
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
… from Afghanistan and Burma to escape early on Wednesday morning. Rochmadi, head of the Kupang branch office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, …

Burma, Myanmar: Religion cannot be separated from politics; what …
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
Myanmar has a long way to go in this regard, and the Burmese Generals, if they were smart and wanted to survive as a government, would work at a …

Campaigners urge UK to investigate firms investing in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
But such insurance companies have to go through the Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE), which takes commission from the insurance companies. …

Obama pressed over human rights
BBC News, UK –

A leading advocacy group called today for US President-elect Barack Obama to put human rights at the centre of US foreign, domestic and security policy. …

Group urges Obama to focus on human rights
Kansas City Star, MO –
… to deal with Zimbabwe, Egypt as trying to limit scrutiny of abuses in Sudan’s Darfur region, and India and China as not addressing repression in Burma. …

Group urges Obama to focus on human rights
The Associated Press –

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama should put human rights at the center of US foreign, domestic and security policy to undo “the enormous …

2009 World Report: Obama Should Emphasize Human Rights
منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان –
… addressing repression in Burma. Human Rights Watch commends southern governments that have bucked the trend and spoken out in support of human rights, …

2008 – A Year In The Laundry
Mondaq News Alerts (registration), UK –
The report lists the following as Jurisdictions of Primary Concern – Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Burma, …

He has traveled to many remote regions that are the sources of highly treasured gemstones; these include Myanmar (Burma), East Africa, India, Thailand, …

US accused of abdicating role as human rights defender
guardian.co.uk, UK –

In what HRW calls a “misplaced southern solidarity”, India failed to speak out against repression in Burma, harbouring a “deeply ingrained view that …

THAILAND – MYANMAR The tragedy of Rohingya refugees, arrested in …
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
“They have no hope for a better life in Burma. Pushing them back out to sea is not an effective deterrent,” Mr Garcia explained. …

Going organic
Business Mirror, Philippines –
… 56.6), India (123rd, 54.4), Indonesia (131st, 53.4), China (132nd, 53.2), Vietnam (145th, 51), Laos (150th, 50.4) and Burma (176th, 37.7). …

Report Myanmar activist gets 104 years in jail
The Southern Ledger, TN –
… said the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Thailand-based group of Myanmar activists. It said Bo Min Yu Ko of the All Burma Federation …

Illegal immigrants break out of Indonesian centre
The Australian, Australia –
EIGHTEEN illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Burma, who were caught trying to enter Australia illegally, have overpowered their guards and escaped from …

Report: Myanmar activist gets 104 years in jail
The Associated Press –
… said the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Thailand-based group of Myanmar activists. It said Bo Min Yu Ko of the All Burma Federation …

Burma, Myanmar: Blog Award Confirms Final Result For Best Asian Blog
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
But the opponents did not know medias and supporters were 100% behind me and my country (Burma). Today we show the world our unity, and we get the power to ...

The Post-Presidency of George W. Bush
Canada Free Press, Canada –
One such place is Myanmar (formerly known as Burma.) It has been ruled by a military junta since 1962. Its populace has almost no freedom to speak of and is …

Burmese Journalists Look Back at 2008—or was it 1984?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… reprimanded by authorities after writing a story about the murder of five people in a house near the residence of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

RELIGION-INDIA: Reviving Buddhism Where It Was Born
Inter Press Service, Italy –
“Buddhist communities here are still very poor,” explains Fulzele, “We can’t build huge monasteries like in Burma, Sri Lanka or Thailand, where there follow …

Abhisit Needs to Set a New Course on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG ZAW Here’s some good news: Thailand’s new prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, says he shares the West’s desire for change in Burma. …

Burma’s Economy Feeling the Pain
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… according to sources with the Myanmar Garment Manufactures Association. Meanwhile, the powerful Burmese businessman, Tay Za, told senior officials at …

104 Years Given to Political Dissident
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN A Burmese court sentenced Bo Min Yu Ko, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (Upper Burma, ABFSU), to a total of 104 years in …

Mark My Words
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
What can he do to win greater credibility for his mission and to achieve political reconciliation in Burma? A: The UN is playing a key role and we support …

Myanmar dissident gets 104 years in jail
SINDH TODAY, Pakistan –
Bo Min Yo Ko is a member of the Upper Burma (Mandalay) branch of the All Burma Federation of Students Unions. He was denied a defence lawyer and his family …

Basu: State still needs to help vulnerable
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA –
Noting reports of workplace discrimination from recent Burmese refugees, Chen called for more tools to help acculturate refugees. …

City group to help Myanmar refugees
Canoe.ca, Canada –
… Medical Mercy Canada Society (MMC) is taking medicine, equipment, clothes and baby supplies for Myanmar refugees in India, Thailand and Burma. …

Child Labour in Vietnam
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
Jackie Pollock, a founding member of the Thailand-based Migrant Assistance Programme (MAP) said some officials feared that Burmese migrants, if registered, …

BC aid worker dumped in ditch after robbery
The Province, Canada –
Jiri Zivny and a team of volunteers were distributing medical items and Christmas gifts to orphanages in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Burma in December. …

Singapore / China Singapore and China sign free agreement
JEC Composites, France –
China and Singapore signed the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) on October 23, 2008, a key step forward that will further enhance bilateral …

Russia ranks low in Freedom in the World 2009 report
Russia-InfoCenter, Russia –
… Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Sudan, Burma, Equatorial Guinea and Somalia. Russia’s Chechnya territory is in the same category.

Macau ranks sixth freest economy in Asia-Pacific
Macau Daily Times, Macau –
Another finding is that economies classified as free or mostly free also do a much better job promoting human development, reducing poverty and protecting …

New approach to Asean-EU trade?
Straits Times, Singapore –
He said the human rights situation in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, remains an issue of concern for the EU. ‘There’s got to be change in Burma on human …

Which Nations Are Freer Than Others?
TIME –
The remaining worst-rated states are Burma, a tightly-controlled military dicatorship; Equatorial Guinea, a highly repressive regime with one of the worst …

The CIA and Narco-Imperialism
Black Agenda Report, NJ –
During the Vietnam War, the CIA organized the Southeast Asian heroin trade, centered in Burma’s Golden Triangle, creating a global empire with profit …

MP’s to elect new NCGUB PM in exile
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, Dr. San Aung also said that the recent announcement made by exile based alliance, ‘National Council of Union of Burma’ (NCUB), announcing its …

Illegal migrants flee Indonesian prison
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Eighteen nationals from Afghanistan and Burma detained while trying to illegally enter Australia have escaped from an Indonesian detention centre, …

Clinton Makes No Remarks on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Mrs. Bush has been outspoken on behalf of the plight of Afghan women, on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, and other women facing oppression around the …

Funeral tomorrow for Shan rebel “minister”
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
… entity from Burma. Known as a brilliant student at the Rangoon University, he had worked at the Thai embassy in Rangoon before coming to Thailand. …

INTERVIEW: Freedom House stresses safeguarding of democracy
Taipei Times, Taiwan –
… and Burma is not Taiwan in terms of what the conditions are on the ground, what the circumstances are, same thing for what’s going on in Thailand, …

Cambridge Council Votes on Gaza
Harvard Crimson, MA – 1
… support of a bill in the state legislature that would use the Commonwealth’s pension fund investments “to promote democracy and human rights in Burma. …

Photo: Sun News Publishing
Daily Sun, Nigeria –
… whopping sum of $500000 to the military regime in Myanmar [former Burma] and demanded immediate explanation from President Umaru Yar’Adua to Nigerians. …

Clinton Challenged On Foreign Donations To Library
Free Internet Press, NY –
Clinton also praised outgoing first lady Laura Bush for her advocacy on behalf of Afghan women and the detained Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.


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ျမန္မာျပည္သူလူထုအေပၚတြင္ စစ္အစိုးရ၏ ျပဳမူက်င့္ႀကံအားထုတ္မႈကို ကမၻာ့အလယ္တြင္ စပ္ဆုပ္ရြံရွာဖြယ္ေကာင္းေသာ အစိုးရျဖစ္သည္ဟု ကမၻာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက ျပစ္တင္႐ႈတ္ခ်ေနၾက သည့္ၾကားတြင္ ၈၈ မ်ဳိးဆက္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၊ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားအား တရား ဥပေဒႏွင့္ ညီၫြတ္မႈမရွိဘဲ ဖမ္းဆီးေထာင္ခ်ေနသည္။

ကုလသမဂၢမွ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ႏုိင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ားႏွင့္ စစ္အစုိးရအၾကား ႏိုင္ငံေရးေစ့စပ္ေဆြးေႏြး အေျဖရွာရန္ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ႏွင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ဳိးေဖာက္မႈရပ္ဆိုင္းရန္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးကုိယ္စားလွယ္ ကို အႀကိမ္ႀကိမ္ေစလႊတ္ခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ဘာတခုမွ် မေျဖရွင္းႏုိင္ဘဲျဖစ္ေနသည္။ ထိုသို႔ျဖစ္ရသည္မွာ ကုလသမဂၢတြင္ စစ္အစိုးရကိုယ္စားလွယ္ကရွိေန၍ ျမန္မာ့ျပႆနာမ်ားကို တဖက္သတ္ေျဖရွင္းေနျခင္း သာျဖစ္သည္။ ၁၉၉ဝ ျပည့္ႏွစ္ အေထြေထြေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမွ ျပည္သူတုိ႔က ေရြးခ်ယ္တင္ေျမႇာက္လိုက္ေသာ ျပည္သူ႔ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ား အစိုးရတရပ္ကသာ ကုလသမဂၢတြင္ တရားဝင္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ အျဖစ္ရွိေနပါက ျမန္မာ့ျပႆနာကို ကမၻာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားၾကားတြင္ တင္ျပေခ်ပႏိုင္မည္ျဖစ္သည္။

ကုလသမဂၢတြင္ ျမန္မာသံအမတ္ကို ဖယ္ရွားရန္ ၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္ကာလမ်ားတြင္ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားတို႔က တိုင္ပင္ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ဖူးပါသည္။ ယင္းအခ်ိန္တြင္ ျမန္မာ့ႏိုင္ငံေရး အခင္းအ က်င္းကိုၾကည့္လွ်င္ မိမိတို႔ဘက္က အေရးနိမ့္မည္ဟု ယူဆေနၾကပါသည္။

အဘယ့္ေၾကာင့္ ဆိုေသာ္ ျပည္သူလူထုမွ ေရြးေကာက္တင္ေျမႇာက္ျခင္းခံထားရေသာ ျပည္သူ႔ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားသည္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးျပႆနာကို စစ္အစိုးရ က်င္းပေသာ အမ်ဳိးသားညီလာခံတြင္ ရွင္းႏိုင္မည္ဟု ယံုၾကည္ၾကသျဖင့္ အမ်ဳိးသားညီလာခံသို႔ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ) ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ား၊ ရွမ္းတုိင္းရင္းသားမ်ားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (အက္စ္အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ) ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားႏွင့္ တသီးပုဂၢလအမတ္မ်ား တက္ေရာက္ၾကၿပီး အေျခခံဥပေဒေရးဆြဲရန္ ေဆြးေႏြးေနၾကျခင္း၊ တိုင္းရင္းသား လက္နက္ကိုင္အဖြဲ႕မ်ား တဖြဲ႕ၿပီးတဖြဲ႕ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ယူေနသည့္အခ်ိန္ျဖစ္၍ ကမၻာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား အေျခ အေနအရပ္ရပ္ကို ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေနသည့္ ၾကားကာလျဖစ္၍ ယင္းအခ်ိန္တြင္ Credential Challenge ေလွ်ာက္လႊာတင္လွ်င္ ေထာက္ခံၾကမည္ မဟုတ္၍ ႐ႈံးနိမ့္မည္ဟု သံုးသပ္ပါသည္။

သို႔ရာတြင္ စစ္အစိုးရအမ်ဳိးသားညီလာခံၿပီးဆံုး၍ ၂ဝဝ၈ခုႏွစ္၊ ေမလ (၁ဝ) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ အေျခခံဥပေဒကို လူထုဆႏၵ (၉၂) ရာခုိင္ႏႈန္းျဖင့္ အတည္ျပဳခဲ့ၿပီျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ ၂ဝ၁ဝ ျပည့္ႏွစ္တြင္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲက်င္းပ၍ လႊတ္ေတာ္ေခၚယူၿပီး အစိုးရတရပ္ဖြဲ႕မည္ဟု စစ္အစိုးရ ေၾကညာထားခဲ့ၿပီးျဖစ္သည္။ စစ္အစိုးရ၏ အေျခခံ ဥပေဒႏွင့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲသည္ တရားမဝင္ေၾကာင္း တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ရန္ ၁၉၉ဝ ျပည့္ႏွစ္ လူထုမွ ေရြးေကာက္ တင္ေျမႇာက္ထားေသာ ျပည္သူ႔ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားကို ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ အမ်ဳိးသား ေကာင္စီ (အန္စီယူဘီ) က ေတာင္းဆို၍ ကမၻာ့ဥပေဒပညာရွင္ (၉) ေယာက္၏ အကူအညီကို ရယူကာ CC ကိစၥကို ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

CC ေလွ်ာက္လႊာကို ကုလသမဂၢသို႔ တင္သြင္းႏိုင္ရန္ ႏိုင္ငံတႏိုင္ငံကျဖစ္ေစ (သို႔မဟုတ္) စင္ၿပိဳင္အစိုးရက ျဖစ္ေစ ကုလသမဂၢမွ CC ေကာ္မတီသို႔ တင္သြင္းရပါသည္။ အန္စီယူဘီက ေလွ်ာက္လႊာတင္ႏိုင္ရန္ မိတ္ေဆြႏိုင္ငံတခုကို ရွာရာတြင္ အခက္အခဲမရွိရရွိပါသည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ ကမၻာ့ႏိုင္ငံႀကီးႏွစ္ႏိုင္ငံမွ အႀကံျပဳခ်က္ အရ စင္ၿပိဳင္အစိုးရအေနျဖင့္သာ ေလွ်ာက္လႊာတင္ပါ။ သူတို႔အျပည့္အဝ ကူညီမည္ဟုဆိုသည္။ ႏိုင္ငံတခုမွ စင္ၿပိဳင္အစိုးရသို႔ လမ္းေၾကာင္းေျပာင္းသြားေသာေၾကာင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ အမ်ဳိး သားၫြန္႔ေပါင္းအစုိးရ (အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီ) မွ ဝန္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ ေဒါက္တာစိန္ဝင္း လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးရန္ အန္စီယူဘီ၏ ဥကၠ႒ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး တာမလာေဘာက စာေရး အေၾကာင္းၾကားခဲ့ပါသည္။

ေဒါက္တာစိန္ဝင္း ျငင္းဆိုေနသျဖင့္ MPU ဒု-ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚစန္းစန္းက လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးၿပီး စက္တင္ဘာလ (၉) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ CC ေလွ်ာက္လႊာကို ကုလသမဂၢသို႔ တင္သြင္းႏုိင္ခဲ့သည္။

ကုလသမဂၢ ဥပေဒေရးရာေကာင္စီ မွ ျပည္သူ႔လႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္မ်ား အဖြဲ႕ (MPU) ဒု-ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚစန္းစန္းတင္သြင္းေသာ ေလွ်ာက္လႊာသည္ ကုလသမဂၢအေထြေထြညီလာခံလုပ္ထံုးလုပ္ နည္းဥပေဒအပိုဒ္ (၂၇/၂၉) လုပ္ထံုးလုပ္နည္းႏွင့္ကိုက္ညီမႈမရွိ၍ CC ေကာ္မတီ သို႔ တင္သြင္းခြင့္မရွိေၾကာင္း ေဒၚစန္းစန္းသို႔ (၁၄၊ ၉၊ ဝ၈) တြင္ ျပန္ၾကားခဲ့ပါသည္။ အပိုဒ္ (၂၇/၂၉) ၏ လုပ္ထံုးလုပ္နည္းအရ ႏုိင္ငံတႏုိင္ငံ၏ အႀကီးအကဲ (သို႔မဟုတ္) ႏုိင္ငံျခားဝန္ႀကီးကသာ လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးၿပီး ေကာ္မတီသို႔ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ (၁၄) ရက္ မတိုင္မီတင္သြင္းရပါမည္။ ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ MPU က ေဒါက္တာစိန္ဝင္းအား လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးရန္ အျပင္းအထန္ တိုက္တြန္းခဲ့ျပန္သည္။

ေဒါက္တာစိန္ဝင္းက ျငင္းဆန္ေန သျဖင့္ Conference မွသာေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္မည္ ျဖစ္၍ MPU မ်ား Conference ကို ၂ဝဝ၈ ခုႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာလေနာက္ဆံုးအပတ္တြင္ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံ၌ က်င္းပေပးရန္ MPU က အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီကို တိုက္တြန္းခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း ၎တို႔ ေန႔ေရႊ႕ညေရႊ႕ လုပ္ေနခဲ့သည္။ ပထမဦးဆံုး ေငြေၾကး ျပႆနာ အေၾကာင္းျပသည္ကို ေငြေၾကးႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ MPU က တာဝန္ယူပါမည္။ Conferenceကိုသာ အျမန္ဆံုး က်င္းပလိုသည္။

MP မ်ား၏ Conference သည္ CC ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ေနသည့္အတြက္ အခ်ိန္မီရန္ အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီႏွင့္ MPU တို႔ (၆၊ ၁၁၊ ဝ၈) တြင္ Skype ျဖင့္ အျပန္အလွန္ ေဆြးေႏြးၾကေသာ္လည္း ေက်လည္မႈ မရခဲ့ေပ။ Conferenceကို MP အမ်ားဆံုးေနထိုင္ေသာ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံတြင္ က်င္းပရန္ေတာင္းဆိုခဲ့သည္ကိုလည္း အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီ ဝန္ႀကီးမ်ားက ျငင္းဆန္ၿပီး အကယ္၍ အေမရိကန္တြင္ Conference က်င္းပပါက ၎ဝန္ႀကီးမ်ား တက္ေရာက္မည္မဟုတ္ဟု MPU သို႔ ျပတ္သားစြာ အေျဖေပးခဲ့သည္။ ေနာက္ဆံုးအဆင့္အေနျဖင့္ စည္းလံုးညီၫြတ္မႈကို ေရွး႐ႈၿပီး အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီ၏ဆႏၵသေဘာထားအတိုင္း ေနာင္လာမည့္ႏွစ္ သကၠရာဇ္ ၂ဝဝ၉ ခုႏွစ္ ဇန္နဝါရီလ ေနာက္ဆံုးအပတ္တြင္ အိုင္ယာလန္ႏိုင္ငံ၊ ဒပ္ဗလင္ၿမိဳ႕၌ က်င္းပမည္ကို သေဘာတူ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။

ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ဳိးသားၫြန္႔ေပါင္းအစိုးရ၏ အျမင္ယူဆခ်က္မွာ CC ကို ကုလသမဂၢသုိ႔တင္လွ်င္ ေအာင္ျမင္ႏိုင္ေျခမရွိသည့္အျပင္ လက္ရွိ မိမိတို႔ ၏ ရရွိထားေသာ အေျခအေနပါ ယိုယြင္း ပ်က္စီးသြားႏိုင္သည္။ ၎တို႔ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္အတုိင္း ေတြ႕ဆံုေဆြးေႏြးေရး၊ လူထုလႈပ္ရွားမႈျဖစ္ေရးကုိသာ ဦးစားေပးမည္။ အမ္ပီယူ၏ယူဆခ်က္မွာ ေၾကညာခ်က္ထုတ္၊ ျပည္ပအသံလႊင့္ဌာနမ်ားႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴးလုပ္ခဲ့သည္မွာ အခ်ိန္ကုန္ လူပန္းလြန္းေနၿပီ၊ လက္ေတြ႕က်သည့္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးထိုးႏွက္ခ်က္ရွိမွသာ နအဖ အစိုးရအေျပာင္းအလဲလုပ္လာႏိုင္မည္။ လူထုလႈပ္ရွားမႈႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ျဖစ္ႏုိင္ မျဖစ္ႏိုင္ စဥ္းစားရာမွာ လူထုလႈပ္ရွားမႈျဖစ္ရန္ ခက္ခဲလြန္းသည္။ ေရႊဝါေရာင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးကို ျပန္သံုးသပ္လွ်င္ ၈၈ မ်ဳိးဆက္ႏွင့္ အသွ်င္ဂမၻီရလိုေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား ဦးေဆာင္လႈပ္ရွားမႈေၾကာင့္ျဖစ္သည္။

ထိုေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ဳိးမ်ားလို ေနာက္ထပ္ေပၚေပါက္လာရန္ အခ်ိန္မ်ားစြာ ေစာင့္ရေပဦးမည္။ လူထုလႈပ္ရွားမႈေပၚ ေပါက္ရန္ မိမိတို႔ကိုယ္တိုင္ ျပည္တြင္းထဲဝင္ၿပီး လူထုကို ဦးေဆာင္ဦးရြက္ရေပမည္။ CC တိုက္ပြဲသည္ ေငြသက္သာၿပီး လူသက္သာ႐ံုသာမက ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပ လႈပ္ရွားမႈ၏ ဆံုခ်က္ျဖစ္သည့္အျပင္ အေကာင္းဆံုးတုိက္ကြက္ျဖစ္သည္ဟု အမ္ပီယူက ယံုၾကည္သည္။ သံဃာ့ဥေသွ်ာင္အဖြဲ႕၊ ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားတို႔က အမ္ပီယူကို ေထာက္ခံေၾကာင္း အေၾကာင္းၾကားၾကပါသည္။

နအဖကုိယ္စားလွယ္ကို ကုလသမဂၢမွ ဖယ္ရွားရန္ ေနာက္ေတာင္က်ေနၿပီဟု ဆိုသူမ်ားရွိသကဲ့သို႔ ျမန္မာ့ႏိုင္ငံေရးအခင္းအက်င္းကိုၾကည့္ၿပီး အခ်ိန္ကိုက္ဆို သူမ်ားလည္းရွိသည္။ ၫြန္႔ေပါင္းအစိုးရက ဒီအဆိုျပဳခ်က္ကို ျငင္းဆိုေနသည္မွာ ျမန္မာ့ႏိုင္ငံေရးတြင္ အလြန္အက်ည္းတန္လွပါသည္ဟု ေဝဖန္သံုးသပ္သူမ်ား ျပားပါသည္။ CC ကို တင္သြင္းလိုက္ျခင္းေၾကာင့္ ၁၉၉ဝ ျပည့္ႏွစ္ အေထြေထြေရြး ေကာက္ပြဲမွ ေရြးခ်ယ္တင္ေျမႇာက္ျခင္းခံရေသာ ျပည္သူ႔ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားသည္ တရားဝင္ေၾကာင္း၊ ကမၻာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားၾကားတြင္ က်ားကန္ေပးသည္ႏွင့္တူသည္။ စစ္အစိုးရက်င္းပေသာ ၂ဝ၁ဝ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲသည္ တရားမဝင္ေၾကာင္း ကုလသမဂၢေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားၾကားတြင္ က်ယ္ျပန္႔ေသာ အျငင္းပြားမႈကို ျဖစ္ေစပါသည္။ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမႉးခ်ဳပ္ ဘန္ကီမြန္းအတြက္ နအဖကို တြန္းထိုးရာတြင္ အသံုးျပဳႏိုင္မည့္ တုတ္တေခ်ာင္း ရလိုက္သည္ႏွင့္တူသည္။ ကုလသမဂၢမွ အျငင္းပြားမႈေပါက္ကြဲသံ ဂယက္ေၾကာင့္ စစ္အစိုးရအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေသာ ယႏၲရားကို မုခ်သြားေရာက္ထိခိုက္ေပလိမ့္မည္။

အကယ္၍ ဒီအဆိုေအာင္ျမင္ခဲ့လွ်င္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ သံတမန္ဆက္ဆံေရးတြင္ စစ္အစိုးရ အထိနာႏိုင္ပါသည္။ တ႐ုတ္၊ အိႏိၵယ၊ ႐ုရတို႔ႏွင့္ဆက္ဆံေရး ေသြးေအးသြားႏိုင္သလို အာဆီယံႏိုင္ငံေတြအတြင္းမွာ နအဖႏွင့္ ဆက္ဆံေရးေတြ ပဋိိပကၡ ျဖစ္လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္သန္းေရႊ အမိန္႔နာခံေနရတဲ့ လက္ေအာက္ခံ ဗိုလ္ ခ်ဳပ္ေတြအၾကားမွာ ျငင္းခံုေဆြးေႏြးမႈ ေတြေပၚေပါက္လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာ သံအမတ္ႀကီးကို ကုလသမဂၢမွထုတ္ပယ္လိုက္လွ်င္ အန္စီဂ်ီယူဘီႏွင့္နအဖအၾကား ႏိုင္ငံေရးတန္းတူမႈ ရလာႏိုင္မည္။ ျမန္ မာျပည္သူမ်ားလည္း ႏိုင္ငံေရး ပိုမိုေျပာဆိုႏိုင္ခြင့္ရွိလာေပမည္။

Credential Challenge ေကာ္မတီမွာ ႏိုင္ငံ (၉) ႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ ဖြဲ႕စည္းထားပါသည္။ အၿမဲတမ္းအဖြဲ႕ဝင္ျဖစ္သည့္ တ႐ုတ္၊ ႐ုရွ၊ အေမရိကန္ႏွင့္ အျခားအလွည့္က် (၆) ႏိုင္ငံပါဝင္ပါသည္။ ယင္းေကာ္မတီသည္ ဗီတိုအာဏာသံုးခြင့္မရွိ၍ မဲစနစ္ျဖင့္ အဆံုးအျဖတ္ေပးရပါသည္။ ယင္းေကာ္မတီမွတဆင့္ ကုလသမဂၢညီလာခံသို႔ တင္ျပၿပီး ညီလာခံကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားတို႔က လွ်ဳိ႕ဝွက္မဲစနစ္ျဖင့္ အႏိုင္အ႐ံႈး ဆံုး ျဖတ္ရပါသည္။ ၂ဝဝ၈ ခုႏွစ္ UNGA တြင္ စစ္အစိုးရအား ကန္႔ကြက္မဲ (၈၉) မဲ၊ ေထာက္ခံမဲ (၂၈) မဲ၊ ၾကားေန (၆၃) မဲရွိသည္။ ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ Credential Challenge အဆိုသည္ မုခ်ေအာင္ပြဲရရွိႏိုင္သည္။

http://www.newerajournal.com/articles/november_08/28-11-08a1.php

ေခတ္ၿပိဳင္  သို႔ ဝင္ဖတ္ရန္ အခက္အခဲရွိသူမ်ားအတြက္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကုိယ္စားလွယ္တဦး (ထုိင္းျမန္မာနယ္စပ္) (၂၈ ႏုိ၀င္ဘာ ၂၀၀၈) ေရးသည့္ “စစ္အစိုးရသံအမတ္အား ကုလသမဂၢမွ ဖယ္ရွားရန္ စိန္ေခၚျခင္း”ကို အျပည့္အစံု ေဖာ္ျပပါသည္။

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 15, 2008 at 2:35 am

World focus on Burma (20 November 2008)

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More than 20 activists were sentenced in Burma on Thursday. A popular Burmese Hip-Hop singer Zay …

Biz Trends: Refugees find home, jobs here
ReporterNews.com, TX –
Refugees arrive from numerous countries including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Congo, Cuba, Iraq, Iran and Sudan. To date, the IRC has resettled …

Burmese Child Soldier Returns Home
自由亞洲電臺, Washington DC –
Human rights groups and the United Nations have repeatedly cited Burma as possibly having the largest number of child soldiers in the world. …

ASEAN for Economic Rescue
Prensa Latina, Cuba –
… are analyzing on Thursday in this capital an economic rescue for regional countries with financial problems composed of Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), …

Estonia Condemns Punishment of Democracy Supporters in Myanmar
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
The Estonian Foreign Ministry united with the European Union’s standpoint that condemns the decision of Myanmar’s (Burma’s) military regime to sentence more …

MYANMAR: Cyclone-hit monasteries in need
IRINnews.org, NY –
Monasteries play a pivotal role in Burmese society and frequently function as schools to thousands of underprivileged children. According to the Post-Nargis …

Charitable Donations Resist Credit Crunch
WebitPR (press release), UK –
… as part of a charitable campaign to support children and families devastated by the natural disasters in China and in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. ..

Burmese woman shares escape story
Prague Post, Czech Republic –

… borders in the trunk of a passenger car, Suizi Bawitlung and her family faced seemingly insurmountable odds when fleeing their native Burma, or Myanmar. ..

Burma: blogger and poet transferred to remote prisons
Reporters without borders (press release), France –
Sentenced to 20 years in prison by a special court in Insein prison on 10 November, Nay Phon Latt has been moved to a prison in Pa-an, the capital of the …

Illegal gambling website doesn’t pay off
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia –
He began his empire nearly 10 years ago in Burma, which borders Yunnan and where many Chinese go to bet in casinos as gambling is illegal in China. …

Military regime puts popular rapper behind bars
First Post, UK –
… the 88 Generation Students group, is now behind bars, including leader Min Ko Naing and the iconic former deputy of democracy Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Youth request junta for permission to meet Suu Kyi
Mizzima.com, India –
The youth also requested in their letter that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi be allowed to come to party headquarters to receive homage paid by these youths,” he said …

ASEAN members to join Army shoot meet in Tarlac
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
ASEAN-member countries include Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Taiwan, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines. …

I Live Here puts human face on oppression
Georgia Straight, Canada –
… where many Chechens have fled the ongoing violence in their own republic; Burma, which many have left for Thailand because of military oppression; …

Hip-hop singer Zeyar Thaw given 6 years
Mizzima.com, India –
GW released an anti-junta album, in cooperation with the clandestine band Freedom Fighter, in which ‘Rise up Burma’ and ‘No No No’, an anti-constitutional …

Unfriendly neighbors in Southeast Asia
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
An editor of the Bangkok Post raised this point when he exposed what Thai schools are teaching his daughter: “Like most Thais, she feels Burma is fierce and …

Sino-Burmese Pipeline Work to Begin Soon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The long-awaited China-Myanmar [Burma] pipeline is expected to provide an alternative route for China’s crude imports from the Middle East and Africa and …

Refugee family still hasn’t made it to city
Owen Sound Sun Times, Canada –
Predominantly members of the Karen ethnic group, 810 refugees from Burma, now renamed Myanmar, have been accepted for resettlement in Canada. …

Economic crisis as a force for change
Mizzima.com, India –
By the harsh sentencing of activist leaders, essentially a life term behind bars, the military generals in Burma have mocked the world by openly brutalizing …

5 Generation Wave activists sentenced
Mizzima.com, India –
All are members of Generation Wave, which has been advocating for an uprising to topple the military junta in Burma.

Hip-Hop Performer among Latest Victims of Court Crackdown
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Burmese authorities transferred 15 of the sentenced prisoners, including the well-known activist Min Zaya and 1l other leading members of 88 Generation …

Experts examine role of ethics in medical research
Nigerian Tribune, Nigeria –
For example, the question of the violation of human rights in Thailand, Nepal and Burma. Also, being raised is the issue of the non-binding nature of some …

Sino-Burmese Pipeline Work to Begin Soon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The long-awaited China-Myanmar [Burma] pipeline is expected to provide an alternative route for China’s crude imports from the Middle East and Africa and …

China revives Burma pipeline plan
BBC News, UK –

… market giant Petrochina, would manage and own a majority share in the joint project with Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise of Burma, the Japanese paper said. …

Standoff in the Bay of Bengal
ISN, Switzerland –
… Bangladesh deployed warships and land forces along its border with Burma (Myanmar) in early November over the latter’s bid to explore oil and gas in a …

For Bush, Asia Pacific Summit Will be More Than a Swan Song
CNSNews.com, VA –
Talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao will likely deal with North Korea, Iran, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, as well as human rights and religious freedom in …

US President to Discuss Tibet with Hu Jintao
Tibetan Culture & News Online, UK –
In his talks with Hu, Bush also expects to discuss Iran’s suspect nuclear program, turmoil in Zimbabwe and Sudan, pressure on Burma’s military rulers to …

Burma Falls Off UN Agenda
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… Council at a time when the Burmese military junta has been indulging in one of the worst ever crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in the country. …

What happened to Mayateh Maranoh?
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
The section has attracted growing interest from human rights lawyers and the relatives of illegally detained and disappeared persons in Thailand. …

US President to Discuss Tibet with Hu Jintao
Tibetan Culture & News Online, UK –
Dharamshala: The United States President George W Bush will discuss human rights issues in Tibet and the ongoing discussions between the envoys of His …

Bye Bye Freedom
Malaysia Today, Malaysia –
(Remember Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) 3) UMNO need not be answerable to anyone other than the one who gives the most contracts. 4) Laws are immaterial. …

China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest
FrontPage magazine.com, CA –
Those without passports make their way through Burma on motorcycles and back roads. Some have been questioned by UN case workers, but few have been …

UN, Asean Must Speak Up
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… statement expressing “deep concern” about the latest round of assaults on the dignity of Burma’s pro-democracy activists, while his Asean counterpart, …

What to do about Burma
Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –
Without such a move from the US, Ban Ki-moon’s ‘Group of Friends of the Secretary General on Myanmar’ will yield little. The most effective UN intervention …

A sea-route to North East soon!
Rediff, India –
Sittwe port on the Myanmar coast was not long ago a small village of fishing communities and farmers. Now, it could serve as a commercial sea-route to the …

NCGUB seeks ASEAN mobilization as human rights crackdown intensifies
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
… UN-backed Commission of Inquiry to investigate the military regime’s latest human rights violations. The call comes as Burma’s junta is intensifying its …

Nobel winners highlight education as tool for peace
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa –
In a joint statement, the Dalai Lama, former United States president Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, among others, …

Stop use of child soldiers: Rights group
Mizzima.com, India –
by Phanida Chiang Mai – Child soldiers continue to be used in armed conflicts in Burma, a rights group activists said. It called on the international …

A pernicious nexus Maoists, evangelists and jehadis
Organiser, India –
The goal of this organised nexus is to eliminate Hindus and Buddhists from political power from Fiji, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, …

Bush seeks APEC support for rescue plans
Ninemsn, Australia –
“The president will discuss issues of human rights and religious freedom, including the ongoing dialogue between Beijing and the Dalai Lama” on the …

Myanmar court sentences student activists
CNN International –
A protester demonstrates in London to mark the the 20th anniversary of the Uprising in Burma, on August 8, 2008. Colleagues said Di Nyein Lin was one of …

Federation vows stricter monitoring of FOC vessels
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
FOC countries, according to ITF, include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Cayman Island, Comoros, Cyprus, …

SAUDI ARABIA BANS LAWYER FROM RECEIVING AWARD
IFEX, Canada –
I do not want the Burmese regime to find out. But I can tell you that these stories fill the pages of our reports and those of Human Rights Watch . …

Colombia and Guinea worst for unionists’ murders
OneWorld.net, UK –
Fourteen unionists were jailed in Morocco and seven in Burma, where the junta targeted union activists as part of its brutal crackdown on any moves for …

Fears grow over surge in trade union murders
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Fourteen unionists were jailed in Morocco and seven in Burma, where the junta targeted union activists as part of its crackdown on moves for democracy and …

CNPC to invest in Sino-Burma oil, gas pipeline
China Knowledge Online, Singapore –
CNPC will hold 50.9% stake in the project, while Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise will own the remaining. The Chinese oil producer will also be responsible to …

NCGUB seeks ASEAN mobilisation as human rights crackdown intensifies
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
The call comes as Burma’s junta is intensifying its campaign of detaining democracy supporters for lengthy sentences as a means of clearing the ground prior …

UN experts call for retrial of Myanmar activists
JURIST –
Despite the September release [JURIST report] of more than 9000 political prisoners, human rights groups estimate that more than 2100 Burmese remain …

Call for education to stop conflicts
The Press Association –
The Nobel Laureates, including former US President Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, have issued their …

Press Briefing by Assistant to the President for International …
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
And as the President has always done in all of his meetings with Chinese leaders, the President will discuss issues of human rights and religious freedom, …

Myanmar activist follows dad, grandfather to jail
The Associated Press –
Di Nyein Lin is a leader of the outlawed All Burma Federation of Students Union, to which several of the 88 Generation Students’ members belonged in 1988. …

Burma’s Jail News: Three Jailed Today
OpEdNews, PA –

Ko Kyaw San was given 4 years imprisonment. Burma Jail News is not closed yet. Question: How many activists in Burma will be jailed in this month?

Artistic Expressions Promote Human Rights
NewsBlaze, CA –
In Burma, comedian U Maung Thura (better known by his stage name, Zarganar, or “The Tweezers”) uses sly humor to mock his country’s ruling military junta …

Thailand heads back to the old days
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
It’s a disgrace that will turn Thailand into the new Burma. If there’s anything that represents pure treason, it is this. Thailand is finished. …

Ivanhoe likely to resume mining in December
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News Monywa (Mizzima) – Myanmar Ivanhoe is likely to resume its copper mining activities in Monywa next month following suspension of production …

UN experts condemn Burma trials
BBC News, UK –
The junta says the 2010 elections will be part of its “road map to democracy”. But opposition figures and governments, including the European Union, …

Writer Hnin Pan Ein flees to border
Mizzima.com, India –
… being frequently intimidated and harassed by authorities inside Burma. After her husband, Nay Oo, the South Dagon Township National League for Democracy …