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World focus on Burma (15 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi agrees to accept fresh food supplies
Mizzima.com, India –
But Nyan Win failed to clarify why the Burmese democracy icon has been refusing fresh food supplies since mid-August. Rather, he said, the detained party …

‘Mona Lisa treatment’
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
In Burma, the daily Myanma A-Lin (New Light of Myanmar) is a servile mouthpiece for the paranoid junta. The 14 other newspapers play “safe” by focusing on …

McCain, Obama on International Diplomacy and Immigration
Huffington Post, NY –
He also expressed criticism of the new UN Human Rights Council, which, he argued, spends a disproportionate amount of time disparaging Israel while ignoring …

Liberal Democrats call for strengthened International Criminal Court
Liberal Democrats, UK –
B. The place of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in outlining the rights that all humanity should expect to be guaranteed by their own and other …

Burma seat should be questioned
Mizzima.com, India –
The current United Nations approach, adherence to the moribund “roadmap to democracy” as proposed by the governing generals, holds out no hope that Burma’s …

Zeegone residents vigilant after robberies
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Since then, the resident said, local authorities have been spreading rumours that cyclone victims from Irrawaddy who are now living in the town were …

Authorities arrest relatives of activists
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The officials said they had received information that my husband was planning to raise a lantern on the anniversary of last year’s Saffron Revolution,” she …

White House hopefuls look to greater Chinese links
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
… both men failed to mention Tibet and were largely silent on human rights abuses. Arizona senator Mr McCain said Beijing’s links with Burma and Sudan; …

What is the UN’s next game-plan?
Mizzima.com, India –
Therefore, we, the people of Burma, insist that by using their power and influence the international community, governments, and institutions, ..

DVB speaker praises role of Burma’s citizen journalists
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“However, the entire world was able to get timely information on what happened in the country during the monk-led Saffron Revolution in September 2007. …

Mizzima

Two women died in Myitkyina town, Kachin state in Northern Burma on Saturday, when a speeding military truck hit their motorcycle. They died on the spot, local residents said …

Two killed by speeding army truck

Sep 15, 2008 (DVB)–Two Kachin women were killed after they were hit by a speeding army truck near Myitkyina university in Kachin State, northern Burma, witnesses said. –

Travel restriction on Pegu Opposition

Mizzima

Chaing Mai: Local Burmese military junta authorities have banned leaders of the Opposition National League for Democracy party from travelling outside their respective townships.

Concern over arrest of Burmese monk
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –

The arrest of U Thila Won is seen by democracy activists as part of a campaign of intimidation by the security services to squelch any public manifestations …

DVB)–The funeral of second-year zoology student Mahn Bhu Khee, who was brutally murdered on 10 September, was held on Friday amid allegations of official corruption in the investigation into his death.

Suu Kyi ‘malnourished’
Straits Times, Singapore –
YANGON – MYANMAR’S detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is malnourished after refusing most food supplies for four weeks, her lawyer said on Monday …

Betancourt, Dalai Lama, lead Sakharov Prize list
New Europe, Belgium –
Other past winners incl – ude Nelson Mandela, 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest in Burma; and Alexander Dubcek, …

Funeral held for student murdered in Myingyan
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
They are brazenly violating human rights – the blood of my nephew shows that there are no human rights in Burma.” The nephew of Myingyan district USDA …

Travel restriction on Pegu Opposition
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, authorities warned supporters of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a bid to avert another movement akin to last September. …

Six Nobel laureates visit LMU
Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription), Los Angeles –

The laureates also called for the freeing of their fellow laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, from her house arrest in Burma. Each of the laureates spoke for …

Readings and Talks
New Yorker, United States –
… commemorate the first anniversary of the Buddhist monks’ uprising in Burma and the twentieth anniversary of the civilian pro-democracy protests there. …

By Ashin Mettacara Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to meet with her physician doctor Tin …

Safe Water For All
WHO-TV, IA –

The men delivered the purification systems to the nation once known as Burma. The country was desperate for clean water after a cyclone hit this spring. …

Relief worker sees need for a NZ voice on Burma
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand –
In 1989 Burma was officially named Myanmar by the Burmese military . . .but those who are pro-democracy still call the country Burma.

Samak’s paranoia aside, Thai media scene is diverse


Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
While he reiterated that he would stay on to protect Thai democracy, he was still willing to ignore the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratic …

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World focus on Burma (14 September 2008)

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The Asian century still a long way off
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
“The Thais, all they care about is money, nothing else,” one Burmese acquaintance told me in Rangoon, despite never having been to Thailand. …

Aung San Suu Kyi meets doctor amid health worries: witnesses
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for several hours with her physician Sunday, witnesses said, amid worries for her …

Myanmar loosens some strictures on Aung San Suu Kyi
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Seth Mydans BANGKOK: Myanmar’s military junta will allow the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to receive letters from her two sons as well as some …

Nobel laureate from Iran urges against military action
Los Angeles Times, CA –
… up political pressure on the military regime to democratize the nation and free Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader and 1991 Nobel laureate. …

Rambo-type people less likely to survive disasters!
Entertainment and Showbiz!, India –
To reach the conclusion, Gonzales reviewed miraculous tales of survival from catastrophes like the Burmese cyclone, September 11 attacks and the Boxing Day …

Newspaper: 2 bomb blasts in central Myanmar kill 2
The Associated Press –
The military, which has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962, has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms.

Resources center will aid refugee influx
WTHI, IN –
Some of its programs will be specifically for refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Thousands of refugees from Myanmar have resettled in Fort …

Beloved Leader would be mourned by more than those in North Korea
Sunday Herald, UK –
… event of Kim’s demise – think a military-style junta along the lines of that seen in Burma – there would be inevitable tensions over the nuclear issue. …

Climate change challenges
The Daily Star, Bangladesh –
In December last year I visited Bangladesh and met people who had lost their homes, their possessions and in many cases their loved ones in Cyclone Sidr. …

Man sets out to retrace his ancestor’s trek around the world …
Chicago Sun-Times, United States –
Tempas, who has been in touch with the State Department, will skip Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, because of political unrest. …

Suu Kyi to appeal to Myanmar junta for her release: lawyer
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will soon submit her first-ever personal appeal for release to Myanmar’s ruling junta, …

India ‘must not show weakness to China’
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
On India’s eastern flank, China has allied with Burma’s military regime and begun constructing another deep water port on the Bay of Bengal. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 14, 2008 at 1:48 am

World focus on Burma (4 August 2008)

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Bush Heads To Asia For Diplomacy And Sports

MyFox Saint Louis, MO –

He will also meet with activists who oppose the repression of the military junta in neighboring Myanmar. That country, also known as Burma, …

Three months after Burma Cyclone survivors are still in need

ChristianToday, UK –

Rebuilding homes and getting farmers back to work are the urgent priorities for Christian Aid partners working in cyclone-hit areas of Burma. …

Beijing’s Catch-22

International Herald Tribune, France –

In Burma, the Chinese quietly hardened their stance toward the military junta after the September 2007 crackdown against peaceful monk demonstrations. …

Boycott buying blood-Jade from Burma: Campaigners

Mizzima.com, India –

But following a ceasefire agreement with the KIO in 1994, Burma’s military regime passed what is known as the ‘Myanmar Gemstone Law,’ which purportedly …

Foreign Policy In Focus –

Most discussion about China’s Olympics revolves around whether the Olympics should be boycotted in part or as a whole because of China’s human rights abuse, …

Harvesting the Olympics

OpEdNews, PA –

I suddenly find myself wondering if maybe, after all, human rights issues will be given more than incidental treatment by the hordes of media visiting …

New appeal over 8888 uprising Burma prisoners

More than 2,000 political prisoners still languishing in Burmese jails, 20 years after 8888 uprising crushed by junta

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –

… ahead of an official visit by the UN secretary general’s special representative Ibrahim Gambari and Thomas Ojea, the UN expert on human rights in Burma. …

Landslide in Phakant kills 20 people

Mizzima.com, India –

Most of the dead hail from central Burma. “People tried to save them that day and the next. They have now stopped the rescue and search operations. …

Thai, Burmese Note 8-8-8 Anniversary

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Ajarn Pornpimon Trichot, a senior researcher at the Institute of Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University, who visited Burma soon after Cyclone Nargis,….

Rambo revels in comeback

The Sun, UK –

He was approached by a group of missionaries who wanted to help the oppressed Karen people in Burma, but Westerners are not welcome in this secretive Asian …

Bush’s Asia agenda: Burma, Thai friendship

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

… protests by Buddhist monks and the Burma regime’s initial blockade of aid workers who wanted to help survivors of the devastating cyclone Nargis in May. …

North Korea, Trade to Top Bush’s Asia Trip

Voice of America –

The president will get a briefing on cyclone relief efforts and will meet privately with Burmese activists, while in Bangkok. At the same time, …

UN urged to act on Burmese prisoners of conscience

Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor, Ibrahim Gambari, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Thomas Ojea Quintana, …

Clean Water & Disaster Recovery Top List of Asia’s Greatest Needs …

Earthtimes (press release), UK –

Of the new Greatest Needs projects, four deliver disaster recovery for the Burma cyclone and China earthquake. They include:

Burma’s PM to attend Beijing Olympics

Radio Australia, Australia –

Burma’s media says Prime Minister Thein Sein will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in China. The government mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar …

Looking toward the 2010 elections

Mizzima.com, India –

However, because of the limited number of capable political representatives, there would be an influx of political opportunists into Burma’s already …

The Associated Press –

He will also meet with activists who oppose the repression of the military junta in neighboring Myanmar. That country, also known as Burma, …

President Bush heads to Asia to take on troubles, then to take in …

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN –

He will also meet with activists who oppose the repression of the military junta in neighboring Myanmar. That country, also known as Burma, …

Uganda: Do More to Help Darfur, Nobel Laureates Tell China

AllAfrica.com, Washington –

Laureates Wangari Maathai and Jody Williams, and American actress turned Darfur activist Mia Farrow visited Juba, as part of a tour starting from Burma and …

Advocacy group appeals for common stance on Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

Issued in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Burma, ALTSEAN Burma (Alternative ASEAN network on Burma) asserts that: “Twenty …

Time for Stalling on Human Rights Over

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By BO KYI rapporteur, Tomas Ojea Quintana, to Burma this week to seek improvements on the human rights situation in Burma. One might have expected that Than …

Burma: 2000 forgotten prisoners languish in jail 20 years after …

Amnesty International UK, UK –

… Burma), was imprisoned in 1998 on a 17-year sentence for ‘collaborating with terrorist groups’ and writing a history of the student movement in Myanmar. …

Burma innovation ‘leading recovery’

Charities Aid Foundation, UK –

Innovation and hard work from aid agencies and the Burmese citizens are leading to progress in cyclone-hit Burma, a charity has said. …

Family cannot yet meet Zaw Thet Htwe

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi — Sports columnist Zaw Thet Htwe was arrested while he was into a relief campaign for Cyclone Nargis victims but his family is yet to meet him …

Lloyd?s Faces Campaign in United Kingdom Over Activities in Burma

TMCnet –

(BestWire Services Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Lloyd?s is facing a public campaign in the United Kingdom over its activities in Burma, also known as Myanmar …

UN needs to take stronger stance on Burma: AI

Mizzima.com, India –

“Nothing speaks louder of the government’s poor faith than the fact that there are more long-standing political prisoners in Myanmar [Burma] now than at any …

Call to fight trafficking of unborn

The Australian, Australia –

The practice was a blatant abuse of human rights but difficult to expose and eliminate, he said. Mr Pascoe said Australia could play a role in stamping out …

Arbour’s record as rights boss at UN comes under fire

Ottawa Citizen, Canada –

It said she criticized 39 different countries “many of them ruled by regimes with poor records on human rights and democracy, including Sri Lanka, Burma,

Cyclone Nargis – three months on

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

This weekend marks three months since Cyclone Nargis devastated the Delta region of Myanmar/ Burma. The cyclone obliterated entire towns and villages, …

Junta gives aid to cyclone survivors on credit

Gulf Times, Qatar –

BOGALAY, Myanmar: Myanmar’s military regime is giving desperately needed aid to cyclone survivors on credit, requiring them to pay back to the government …

Bush Heads for Olympics

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the …

Kind Hearts

Glasgow Daily Record, UK –

DEC Myanmar Burma Cyclone Appeal: £10 Grateful thanks to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, The Holy Trinity, and Saints Anthony, Jude, Theresa and Brigid for …

Olympics Notwithstanding, Trip Won’t Be All Fun and Games

Washington Post, United States –

Political repression in neighboring Burma will be high on Bush’s agenda in Bangkok. He will meet with dissidents at the US Embassy while L aura Bush tours …

Dr Donald Douglas of AM Pow

NeoConstant Journal of Politics and Foreign Affairs, AZ –

And the case could be made that criminal negligence, as in this year’s case of Burma, might be added to the notion triggers on the responsibility to protect …

Envoy expected to meet Myanmar democracy activists

International Herald Tribune, France –

AP YANGON, Myanmar: Leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party hope to meet a UN human rights investigator who was in Myanmar on …

Myanmar asking farmers to repay cyclone aid

Daily Times, Pakistan –

BOGALAY: Myanmar’s military regime is giving desperately needed aid to cyclone survivors on credit, requiring them to pay back to the government any …

One and a half cheers for CNN
OpEdNews, PA –
Monks in Burma have been in the news, due to a crackdown last year and a cyclone this year. Another coalition member, the Montagnard Foundation,

Comment: Parliament and foreign policy —AG Noorani

Daily Times, Pakistan –

This reflects an old South Asian tendency to seek institutional or legislative action to meet a political problem — set up a Committee, or a Commission of …

Saluting the survivors of the cyclone

Metro, UK –

Mr Dennis said a better warning system needs to be put in place, as well as cyclone shelters, to avoid a similar catastrophe. He said Burma’s military …

China Can’t Control Nature’s 2008 Olympic Rebellion

Pressemeldungen.at (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

The hurricane devastated Myanmar (Burma) and left everyone in the international community wondering how China can continue to provide United Nations …

Christian Science Monitor, MA –

In Thailand, he’ll meet with political refugees from Burma (Myanmar), while first lady Laura Bush will travel to refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. …

Burma highlights Bush’s visit to Thailand

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

If that is the case, Burma should have since shown some political openness and improvements. After all, Burma joined Asean over a decade ago. …

Common ground

The Herald, UK –

This was crowned last week by Amnesty International’s report saying human rights had deteriorated since China was awarded the 2008 Olympics in 2001. …

RISING from the ruins

Maui News, HI –

Designated a World Heritage site in 1991, Ayutthaya is described as “evidence of the highest prosperity of Southeast Asian civilization in the 14th to 19th …

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World focus on Burma (22 July 2008)

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UN Humanitarian Chief in Burma to Assess Post-Cyclone Need

Voice of America – 1 hour ago
By VOA News United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes has arrived in Burma for his second visit since Cyclone Nargis devastated parts of the reclusive …

WHO to Rebuild Health Facilities in Burma

Voice of America –

The report assesses damage caused by Cyclone Nargis at $4 billion and estimates Burma, also known as Myanmar, will need $1 billion over the next three years …

WYD Celebrates the Church’s pacific face

National Catholic Register, CT –

Those from Myanmar (Burma), for example, are not free to build new churches or have large religious gatherings without government approval. …

Millions in Myanmar cyclone aid still to be released

AFP –

GENEVA (AFP) — More than 5.8 million dollars in emergency aid for victims of Myanmar’s cyclone Nargis is still to be released by donor countries, …

Mapping malaria nets

Nature.com (subscription), UK –

For example, Burma (Myanmar) received US$0.01 for each person at risk, compared to US$147 in Suriname, South America. Certain areas, such as Africa, …

Burma makes us all look like fools again

Nation Multimedia, Thailand –

Now, Asean and the international community are committed to help revitalise Burma after Cyclone Nargis. An assessment report by Asean, the UN and Burma said …

Breakfast to raise funds for number of worthy causes

Inside Toronto, Canada –

Last month, the busy restaurant raised $7000 to help victims of an earthquake in Sichaun, China and a cyclone in Burma. This Monday, July 28, …

Burma pulls down ASEAN

Mizzima.com, India –

New Delhi – Burmese Foreign Minister, Nyan Win has reportedly hinted at Burma’s opposition to empowering a Southeast Asian human rights body with …

UN Humanitarian chief visits Burma to assess post-cyclone situation

Mizzima.com, India –

Holmes is visiting Burma a day after overseeing the release of the UN-spearheaded latest report on the post-cyclone situation in Burma’s Irrawaddy and …

Australia boosts cyclone aid to Burma

NEWS.com.au, Australia –

The increase brings Australia’s total contribution to $55 million, making it one of the largest individual donors, a statement from the office of Minister …

Govt pledges $30m for Burma cyclone aid

ABC Online, Australia –

Australia will donate a further $30 million in aid money to help Burma recover from the cyclone that devastated parts of the country earlier this year. …

`Death deprived Mahatma Gandhi of Nobel Peace Prize’

Thaindian.com, Thailand –

Perhaps the junta in Myanmar would have permitted her to leave the country and go to Norway? However, Mjos said that unless she was to have a guarantee that …

Help still needed in Burma

Charities Aid Foundation, UK –
People living in the cyclone-hit regions of Burma still need aid, according to Save the Children. The charity is calling on donors to give another £150 …

UN Official Observes Burmese Relief Efforts

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By SAW YAN NAING The United Nations’ chief humanitarian relief official, John Holmes, started a three-day visit to Burma on Tuesday to observe post-cyclone …

Burma: A Human Rights Supporter?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Ironically, Burma, in terms of human rights and Asean, has garnered phrases like “hot potato,” “problem child” and “thorn” ever since it joined Asean in …

Families of suffocated Myanmar workers’ awarded Bt35,000

Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Of the remaining survivors, Thai police investigators have taken 10 of them as witnesses, while others have been repatriated to Myanmar, also known as Burma …

Burma Opposes Asean Investigative Powers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By JIM GOMEZ / AP WRITER SINGAPORE — Burma’s junta has indicated it will oppose any effort to give a Southeast Asian human rights body the power to monitor …

Nobel Laureate Doubts Suu Kyi Will Be Released

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By VIOLET CHO Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams has condemned a decision by Burma’s junta to extend the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San …

ASEAN Turns Blind Eye to Burma Rights

TIME –

Since Burma’s junta took over the country, also known as Myanmar, in 1962, its people have gone from some of the richest in Asia to among its poorest. …

Time for donors to give more to Burma says Save the Children

Politics.co.uk, UK –

World governments had pledged to give more money to Burma on condition that an independent assessment of the needs was carried out and that international …

Charcoal Price Hike Leads to More Firewood Use

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The sale of firewood in Rangoon has increased two fold since deadly storm hit Burma. Before the cyclone, dealers mainly sold low and medium grade wood. …

ANALYSIS: ASEAN risks being sidelined without fulfilling goals

Monsters and Critics.com –

The charter, signed by the 10 ASEAN leaders in November, seeks to commit the disparate nations to promote human rights and democratic ideals. …

Interview: Mario Bello Takes on THE MUMMY!

IESB.NET, CA –

And I think it’s insane that we’re in Iraq, we’re in Afghanistan, and the people of Burma are suffering so much. The people of Darfur are suffering so much. …

Burma: Efforts to help cyclone victims still in relief phase, says UN

آكي,

Italy –

“Nearly three months after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma), the Government and its humanitarian partners are continuing to assist the humanitarian …

UN Humanitarian Chief in Burma to Look at Post-Disaster Relief …

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

YANGON, July 22 (Xinhua) – United Nations Humanitarian Chief John Holmes arrived here Tuesday on a re-visit to Myanmar to look into post-disaster relief and …

When, and How, to Spread Democracy?

istockAnalyst.com, OR –

Those thoughts were in keeping with Bush’s and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s emphasis on promoting democratic government and human rights in …

UN humanitarian chief visits Burma cyclone zone

The Standard, Hong Kong –

UN humanitarian chief John Holmes arrived in Burma for a three-day trip to see how the military-run nation is coping after a devastating cyclone, …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Offer to Release Suu Kyi a Ploy?

Inter Press Service (subscription), Italy –

For the military rulers in Burma, or Myanmar, have a notorious record of sounding soft and appearing to compromise when they are under political heat from …

Myanmar needs more aid

Philadelphia Inquirer, PA –

By Vijay Joshi AP SINGAPORE – Survivors of Myanmar’s Cyclone Nargis face a “second emergency” unless relief efforts receive $1 billion in international aid …

Iran’s gasoline imports prime target for sanctions

Globe and Mail, Canada –

The same caution would also apply to Zimbabwe, North Korea and Myanmar, also known as Burma. Left largely unsaid in the book is what the United States …

Burmese MPs Urge UN to Reject New Constitution

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

“We expect that secretary-general will also stand for the rights of the people of Burma/Myanmar, who were unable to express their real aspirations in the …

Rock Band to Help Out Refugees

RedOrbit, TX –

Funds will support families like the Bays, who came to St. Charles after suffering years of persecution in Myanmar which was formerly known as Burma. …

ASEAN karaoke night cancelled

NEWS.com.au, Australia –

Ministers from the 10 ASEAN countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – plus dialogue …

Myanmar denies Suu Kyi release

Aljazeera.net, Qatar –

Myanmar’s military government has denied that the country’s opposition leader will be freed by the end of the year, saying that reports of her early release …

Bombers target Chinese buses

Dispatch Online, South Africa –

The agency said border guards had tightened security at all exit and entry points in Yunnan, which has long borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Vietnam. …

South-east Asian nations express “disappointment” at Burma

InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
“They repeated the call by Asean leaders for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political detainees as part of Myanmar’s [Burma’s] national

ASEAN Plays a Major Role in Responding to Burmese Cyclone Disaster

Asian Tribune, Thailand –

The international community has expressed their support that ASEAN continues its presence in Myanmar for the relief and early recovery phase in the next 12 …

Burma survivors face ‘second emergency’

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –

The United Nations’ humanitarian chief, John Holmes, noted that while Myanmar eventually cooperated with the UN in humanitarian operations, it was unclear …

Japan Presses Burma on Democratization, Shooting of Journalist

istockAnalyst.com, OR –
The talks in Singapore came on the heels of a joint communique by ASEAN foreign ministers on Monday [21 July] that urged Myanmar [Burma] to free all

The Associated Press –

… hopes of an early release for Suu Kyi, who has now been detained for more than 12 of the last 18 years at her home in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

scam busters

Irish Independent, Ireland –

Days after Burma was struck by a cyclone that killed tens of thousands and left many more homeless, emails were winging their way around the internet …

Nobel laureate meets Burmese women

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

The Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation focused on the plight of Burmese women in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis during their information-gathering trip to …

ASEAN has tough talk, little action on Myanmar: observers

AFP –

Egoy Bans, spokesman for the Free Burma Coalition in the Philippines, said the comment was the latest in a series of jabs that ASEAN has made at the regime …

Myanmar ratifies ASEAN pact on democracy, rights

China Post, Taiwan –

Myanmar pledged to abide by the EU-style charter at the annual meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers, which was also …

ASEAN demands action on soaring commodity prices

China Post, Taiwan –

On rogue member Myanmar, the ministers “took note” of a referendum which passed a new constitution in May in the aftermath of killer Cyclone Nargis, …

Burma signs up to rights charter

The Canberra Times, Australia –

BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Burma’s military junta said yesterday it would abide by a regional charter calling for a human rights body, a day after being slammed …

Youthful activism takes root in Burma

Irish Times, Ireland –

The security apparatus of Burma’s military junta was thought to have largely shattered the opposition last August and September, in a crackdown that …

Malaria control goals are likely to be unachievable

EurekAlert (press release), DC –

While Myanmar (Burma) received an average of US$0.01 per capita-at-risk of malaria by the GFATM, the northern South American country Suriname was awarded …

Malaria Millennium Development Goal ‘unlikely to be met’

EurekAlert (press release), DC –

For example, Burma (Myanmar) received US$0.01 for each person at risk, compared to US$147 in Suriname, South America. Certain areas, such as Africa, …

Zimbabwe: The getaway plan

ZimDaily, UK –

… “the band wagon is getting bigger and bigger, its not too late to save yourself by quitting mediation, we can always become a proper junta like Burma”. …

PRESS DIGEST-Financial Times, Wall St Journal Asia editions

Reuters –

Cyclone Nargis, which swept across Burma in May, caused more than $4 billion in damage and losses to the country, according to an international assessment. …

Countdown Beijing 2008: 2 die in Chinese bus blasts

Nigerian Tribune, Nigeria –

… on Saturday, rubber farmers clashed with police in Menglian county, in the south-west of the province close to the border with Burma (Myanmar).

UN needs £500m for Burmese cyclone relief

The Herald, UK –

… the report prepared by the United Nations, the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and the military junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Myanmar ‘breakthrough’ may not be all it appears

South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

When it comes to Asean and its bete noire, Myanmar, it is a struggle to be optimistic. On the surface, the past two days have proved fruitful for the …

By VOA News Burma’s military government has ratified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ new charter, which commits ASEAN members to observe …

Canadian National Newspaper, Canada –

These include private firefighters already on the scene in Northern California’s wildfires, to land grabs in cyclone-hit Burma, to the housing bill making …

TWO VIEWS: Democracies can react to genocide, global disasters …

Fresno Bee (subscription), CA –

They have far different notions of freedom, democracy and human rights and, left to their own devices, they would create a world far less hospitable to our …

Junta must show commitment to change

South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –

The reaction of the junta to Cyclone Nargis in May showed a lack of concern for the people of Myanmar. Its initial refusal to let international aid agencies …

The Standard, Hong Kong –

And a joint report by ASEAN, the United Nations and the Burmese government said that rebuilding Burma’s cyclone-devastated south and delivering aid to …

A Year Long and Still Strong: One Person’s Tireless Dedication …

Sudbury Star, Canada –

For Dr. Kevin McCormick, an inspirational human rights advocate, this day is celebrated as an opportunity to get involved in the flight against conflict, …

Reconciling Evil With Faith

American Enterprise Institute, DC –

They usually cite the natural evils that too often crash upon humans–in China a stupefying earthquake, in Burma a cyclone, elsewhere tsunami, or tornado, …