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World focus on Burma (30 December 2008)

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Burma Arrests 9 Pro-Democracy Protesters
Voice of America -
By VOA News Witnesses say Burmese authorities arrested nine members of an opposition political group Tuesday, as they held a protest in Rangoon calling for …

BURMA:: New Thai Policies Not Junta-Friendly
Inter Press Service, Italy -
But a new foreign policy chapter between Thailand and Burma, or Myanmar as the junta renamed the country, emerged in 2001. It came with the electoral …

Don’t Panic List Time!
Columbia City Paper, SC -
Burma’s military junta – When Category 4 Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma in May, the goons who run Burma like their plantation were not only unprepared, …

The Best and the Worst of 2008: The World
Century Foundation, NY -
Burma cyclone heightens country’s misery and isolation. Myanmar’s rigid military rulers, whose violent suppression of Buddhist monks’ protests in September …

Busy Year For Natural Disasters
RedOrbit, TX -
China’s Sichuan province was struck with both an earthquake which left nearly 70000 dead and cyclone Nargis which struck Burma killing an estimated 130000. …

Nine arrested in rare protest in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India -
Nyan Win said, the NLD regularly conducts meetings on Tuesday to discuss current and contemporary politics of Burma. Today’s discussions were led by party …

Julie Benz To Host US Campaign For Burma Dinner
Look To The Stars, UK -
The organization is dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to bring about an end to the military dictatorship in Burma.

Burma activists arrested at march
BBC News, UK -
Nine activists have been arrested in Burma’s main city, Rangoon, during a march calling for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Nine NLD youth members arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Dec 30, 2008 (DVB)–Nine National League for Democracy youth members were arrested at around 3pm today as they took part in a peaceful march following a talk …

Restrictions stepped up against Win Tin
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
He recently visited the families of political prisoners and has also been working to heal rifts between NLD leaders and youth members.

Burma’s Bleak Prospect in 2009
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

By WAI MOE All parties in Burma can expect 2009 to be a busier year than the one now ending as the country heads for a general election in 2010, …

Africa: Press Freedom Round-Up 2008
AllAfrica.com, Washington -
In Burma (17 arrests), outspoken journalists and bloggers were jailed in a crackdown by the military government. “The figures may be lower than last year’s …

Hope Floats in the Burmese Town Near Thailand’s Border
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia -
Yet, there’s nothing like this in Myawaddy, Burma, the poor town opposite Mae Sot, Thailand. The towns lie across the Moei River, a sluggish brown border …

Nine NLD Members Arrested in Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Meanwhile, Burmese military authorities have transferred political prisoners, including student leaders, members of the 88 Generation Students and NLD …

Poor Maternal Health Care Widespread In Eastern Burma
Medical News Today (press release), UK -
Frequency and types of human rights violations varied across the project sites in Eastern Burma. In the Karen region, more than 10% of household were forced …

Agreement between Myanmar and China: Beijing secures gas supplies …
AsiaNews.it, Italy -
Humanitarian organizations consider the agreement as the latest concession to the Burmese military dictatorship: none of the countries involved in its rich …

Press freedom report finds 60 journalists killed in 2008
Press Gazette, UK -
Thirty-one media arrests were reported in Iraq, 17 in Burma and 38 in China, which hosted the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. The press freedom …

It was not immediately clear where the NLD members were taken. NLD spokesman Nyan Win said he heard that female party member Htet Htet Oo Wei was among …

Press Freedom Round-up 2008 / Better figures despite a hostile …
Organisation de la Presse Africaine (Communiqué de presse), Switzerland -
In Burma (17 arrests), outspoken journalists and bloggers were jailed in a crackdown by the military government. “The figures may be lower than last year’s …

New Year’s Event Spotlights Sexual Orientation Issues
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By VIOLET CHO RANONG — Burmese lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) migrant worker activists in Ranong used the New Year to organize a festival …

Myanmar authorities arrest nine protestors
Earthtimes (press release), UK -
The NLD won the 1990 general election, while Suu Kyi was under detention, but has been denied the right to rule by Myanmar’s junta for the past 18 years.

9 Myanmar activists held
Straits Times, Singapore -
There was no immediate confirmation from the NLD. Myanmar’s military rulers have kept 63-year-old Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest …

Political prisoner dies of tuberculosis
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
… middle school in Mandalay, was arrested under section 5(j) of the Emergency Provision Act in December 2003 and was sentenced to seven years in prison. …

UN General Assembly isn’t the right forum for dealing with Burma …
China Post, Taiwan -
The resolution called for the release of over 2100 political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi. (country’s new) constitution resulted in the de facto …

Americans found allies in Burma villagers
Los Angeles Times, CA -
By A Times Staff Writer Reporting from Myitkyina, Myanmar — Long before war brought Evelio Grillo and his comrades to Burma, they had allies ready to …

Burma’s Stilwell Road: A backbreaking WWII project is revived
Los Angeles Times, CA -
They gave their lives to build a 1079-mile road across northern Burma (now Myanmar) to reinforce Allied troops, a project derided by British Prime Minister …

A more dangerous world as 2008 ends
San Antonio Express, TX -
The ruling junta in Burma turned the natural disaster of Cyclone Nargis into a manmade tragedy. Congo, Zimbabwe and Somalia spiraled further into …

MONKS & AMISH
MorungExpress, India -
In Burma the monks who are not in detention by repressive militaryrulers who call the country Myanmar, have returned to their pagodas. …

Insurers’ disaster losses up 50% in 2008
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
The year’s deadliest disaster was Cyclone Nargis, which devastated coastal areas in Burma in early May, killing nearly 85000 people. …

NBC Field Notes
MSNBC -
In 1948, Burma (now called Myanmar) became independent of British rule. In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured …

China To Build Strategic Oil Reserves (SNP)
24/7 Wall St., NY -
That means expanding opportunities in Myanmar (Burma) and Sudan, both countries that have difficulty attracting investment because of their repressive human …

2008 was bad year for disasters
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand -
Cyclone Nargis killed more than 135000 people in Burma in May. An earthquake in the Sichuan province of China on 12 May left 70000 dead, 18000 missing and …

‘Major year for natural disaster’
BBC News, UK -
Cyclone Nargis in Burma killed an estimated 130000 people and devastated much of the low-lying Irrawaddy Delta region, while the earthquake which struck …

The good news for the new year is as follows. -
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand -
April: Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest and assumes her rightful place as the democratic head of the government of Burma. …

Natural disasters ‘kill 220000 in 2008′
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
Most devastating was Cyclone Nargis, which battered Burma in May to kill more than 135000 people, and the earthquake that shook China’s Sichuan province the …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 30, 2008 at 3:53 am

World focus on Burma (29 December 2008)

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UN Offers Development Aid in Exchange for Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

However, this would not be the first time that financial carrots have been offered to the Burmese junta in exchange for political development in the country …

Wundwin NLD urges UN chief to visit Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
Wundwin NLD members also called on the ruling State Peace and Development Council to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi to start the …

Political Prisoner Htay Lwin Oo Dies
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By MIN LWIN Burmese labor rights activist Htay Lwin Oo has died in Mandalay prison—the second political prisoner known to have died in Burma this month. …

Natural disasters ‘kill 220000 in 2008′
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
Most devastating was Cyclone Nargis, which battered Burma in May to kill more than 135000 people, and the earthquake that shook China’s Sichuan province the …

UN’s ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Won’t Work in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
We need new thinking on how to engage with Myanmar [Burma] in a way that will bring tangible results.” The UN, he said, cannot rely simply on “the power of …

Fury at Iran president’s broadcast
The Press Association -
… this criminal despot, who ranks with Robert Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and the Burmese military junta as one of the world’s most bloody tyrants”. …

The US and Europe maintain economic sanctions against Burma – also known as Myanmar – for its human rights record and long detention of democracy leader …

• Down, but not out
Waterloo Record, Canada -
… and after Cyclone Nargis, American ships would have provided large-scale relief, had Burma’s military government allowed them to proceed. …

India initiates search for missing migrants
Independent Online, South Africa -
The migrants were from Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar and were trying to get to Thailand, said Kripa Nautiyal, the deputy inspector-general of the Coast Guard …

Browse by week posted:
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH -
May 3: Cyclone Nargis slams into Myanmar (formerly Burma), killing an estimated 22000 people. May 4: Ashes to ashes, suds to suds as an Illinois man throws …

SHRF MONTHLY REPORT – DECEMBER 2008
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand -
Incidents of disappearance of villagers after being arrested by the Burmese junta’s troops in Shan State are still more or less frequent occurrences. …

Manipuri killed in Myanmar
E-Pao.net, India -
New Delhi, December 28 2008: AN UNIDENTIFIED gunman on Saturday shot dead an Indian from Manipur at his rented house in Kalemyo town of North-western Burma, …

“Burma VJ”
Variety Asia, Hong Kong -
… of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), a group of underground journalists who risked their lives to document the 2007 uprising against the junta. …

A review of how the year panned out
Irish Times, Ireland -
Cyclone devastates Burma, killing 78000 people but ruling junta seizes aid and goes ahead with a constitutional referendum to cement its grip on power. …

People from 80 nations working in Pakistan
Daily Times, Pakistan -
Addressing a seminar on human trafficking, arranged by Basic Education for Awareness Reforms and Empowerment (BEFARe), NARA DG Gul Mohammad Rind said that a …

Park boon for Manipur pony
Calcutta Telegraph, India -
The ponies were used as mounts for the Manipur cavalry, which was respected and feared throughout upper Burma during the 17th century. …

New govt’s foreign policy puts a high premium on asean ties
Nation Multimedia, Thailand -
Former prime minister Samak Sundraravej was similar even though he boasted endlessly how close he was with Asean leaders, especially the Burmese junta …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

World focus on Burma (25 November 2008)

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Burmese aid for post flood health care in Orissa
Mizzima.com, India -
Speaking on the occasion Kyi Thein said that in May this year when Burma was ravaged by Cyclone Nargis, the worst calamity in the country’s history, …

Prepaid card system for mobile phones in Burma soon
Mizzima.com, India -
An official at the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication told Mizzima that it is all set to introduce a prepaid card system for mobile users, …

Burma’s HIV/AIDS Crisis in Red Alert: MSF
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

The Geneva-based humanitarian aid organization said in its latest report “A Preventable Fate: The Failure of ART Scale-up in Myanmar,” that the situation …

Enrile’s grim past casts a long shadow
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong -
He reduced the killings of human rights activists, lawyers, judges and journalists to nothing but a byproduct of insurgency. He even boasted to journalists …

Domestic migrant workers still vulnerable: HRW
Mizzima.com, India -
Human Rights Watch, in comments released yesterday, said the problem of abuse of domestic labor is predominantly directed at female employees of individual …

Plight of Abused Burmese Women Highlighted on International Women …
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
The WLB also urged the UN to press the Burmese regime to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against women in ethnic areas. …

“Pull Them Out With Tweezers”
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
“The government’s imprisonment of humanitarian aid workers sends the message that Burmese social organizations must follow the junta’s regulations whether …

Spy identified at opposition meeting
Mizzima.com, India -
… for Democracy and Development (NDD), among others residing in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting discussed and exchanged views on the current situation in Burma.

War on drugs takes a hit
RT, Russia -
A price has been paid: human rights groups and the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights report “widespread and systematic” killings of civilians by the …

Nigerian activists take on Chevron in the US
OneWorld.net, UK -
The Alien Tort Statute has been used in cases charging Unocal with violating the human rights of Burmese villagers during the construction of an oil …

Chechen Republic of Ichkeria: Russian Landmines
UNPO, Netherlands -
No halt for landmine use by Burma and Russia – Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and Karenni State suffer. Turkey, Greece and Belarus have all violated an …

• Freedom is first
Hamilton Spectator, Canada -
Barbarity in Burma (Myanmar) last week served as a reminder that, with or without Barack Obama, the global struggle for liberty will rage on long after …

Burma: UN Resolution Barely Pushed Through
UNPO, Netherlands -

A United Nations resolution on human rights in Burma has been approved but faces diplomatic opposition. The United Nations General Assembly’s Third …

Sakharov Prize at 20: For democracy – against oppression
European Parliament (press release), EU -
Burmese political party the National League for Democracy won the general election in 1990. Instead of its most prominent member Aung San Suu Kyi becoming …

The task of unification
Mizzima.com, India -
Dr. Sein Myint serves as the director of Policy Development of Justice for Human Rights in Burma, located in Maryland, USA. He is an Honorary Member of …

Vulnerability in the spotlight
Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia -

Alongside Hura and Wasif, critically acclaimed photographer James Whitlow Delano also presented his exhibit, “Burma, A Flameless Inferno”. …

Daewoo Aggravating Bay of Bengal Tensions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
Just as Daewoo certainly knew of the disputed waters they were entering, they are also well aware of the well-documented human rights abuses associated with …

Tibetan Exiles’ Meeting Produces Comparisons with Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
They fall out from time to time—most recently when the NCGUB failed to cooperate with the NCUB in its action against the Burmese junta seat at the United …

CNPC to invest in Sino-Burma oil, gas pipeline
Your Oil and Gas News (press release), UK -
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), parent of the country’s largest oil and gas producer PetroChina will team up with Myanmar Oil and Gas …

New era for human rights
Boston Globe, United States -
… from how to rescue democracy promotion from the stain of Iraq to how best to pressure human-rights abusers such as Burma and Zimbabwe. …

Great Nations & Industry Captains Ignore Thugocracies in Burma …
OpEdNews, PA -
Many took part in protests against the ruling junta sparked by fuel and food price rises in August 2007. Zarganar led a group of entertainers who organised …

Remember, Aung San Suu Kyi’s disengagement is not her choice
guardian.co.uk, UK -
There are several misinterpretations and failures to contextualise in the article on Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Not such a hero after all, …

The Big Question: Who are the Elders, and can they do anything to …
Independent, UK -
… former Irish president and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and, in absentia, Burmese democracy activist Aung Sun Suu Kyi. …

Moulamein – Culture and History
The Age, Australia -
Some claim the town’s name is Aboriginal and some argue it is an Indian word (Moulmein is a seaport in Burma), though the translation is consistently given …

US taps online youth groups to fight crime, terrorism
AFP -
The list of organizations due to attend include the Burma Global Action Network, a human rights movement spurred into action by the ruling junta’s crackdown …

Rebel vigil talks with Myanmar
Calcutta Telegraph, India -
24: India and Myanmar have agreed to enhance security co-operation and border vigil to check Northeast insurgent groups that have bases in the region. …

Human Rights undermines public safety, says Tory
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom -
“Terrible human rights abuses in the world are taking place as we sit here today – in Zimbabwe, in Iran, in Sudan, in Burma. …

India, Myanmar to up security cooperation
Indian Express, India -
New Delhi, November 24 : Emphasising the need for “greater vigilance” at the border, India and Myanmar agreed to “enhance security cooperation to combat …

Good to speak about it. Even better to apply it!
FIDH (Communiqué de presse), France -
In 1948 the then UN member states adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. “Never again” were the words they proclaimed at the end of a conflict …

India-Burma holds another round of bilateral talks
Mizzima.com, India -
by Mungpi New Delhi – Burma and India on Sunday concluded the 9th foreign office consultation agreeing to cooperate in wide range of bilateral issues and to …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 25, 2008 at 3:29 am

World focus on Burma (21 November 2008)

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The US Should Move Beyond Sanctions
Asian Tribune, Thailand -
Years of sanctions after sanctions, this is a new birth in the American policy toward Burma. Sanctions, however, still remain the popular way of punishing …

Julia Reed: Laura Bush Has a Thankless Job
Women on the Web, NY -
She has actively supported the people of Burma, speaking out against the prolonged detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi and protesting the treatment of peaceful …

Junta directs UMFCCI to probe pulse-bean scam
Mizzima.com, India -
The major purchaser of Burmese pulses and beans, India, is currently buying the produce from Canada but a member of UMFCCI CEC said that India assured Burma …

Myanmar comedian sentenced to 45 years in jail
AFP -

On Friday, the National League for Democracy party, led by detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, issued a statement urging the ruling junta to …

Celebrity Burmese comedian sentenced to 45 years in jail
France24, France -
By AFP (text) Myanmar’s most famous comedian was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison, in the latest and most high-profile case of citizens given long …

Burma, Myanmar: Leader Monk Gets Total 68 Years; Popular Burmese …
OpEdNews, PA -

Ashin Gambira is the pseudonym of one of the leaders of the All Burma Monks’ Alliance (ABMA). He was arrested in Mandalay Division’s Sintgaing Township on …

Pro-Democracy Monk, Comedian Get Long Myanmar Prison Sentences
FOXNews -
YANGON, Myanmar — Courts in military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, have handed long prison sentences to a prominent Buddhist monk and a popular …

Myanmar-China Pipeline to Start Construction in 2009
ChinaStakes.com, China -
It is reported that PetroChina will be the holding company for the pipeline constructed jointly by China , Burma , India , and Korea . …

Burma’s courts have sentenced nearly 90 other pro-democracy activists to lengthy prison terms in recent weeks. Last week, a group of at least 14 dissidents …

Forty-Five Years For Burmese Comic
UNPO, Netherlands -
In the latest spate of arrests, the Bumese Junta have sentenced comedian Zarganar to a staggering 45 years in jail. A popular comedian active in Burma’s …

A long week in Burma
ISN, Switzerland -
At least 2000 political prisoners languish in Burmese prisons, with pro-democracy icon and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi well into her second decade …

Dissident Myanmar comedian, monk sentenced to decades in prison
Earthtimes (press release), UK -
Myanmar has been under military rule since 1962. The country’s best known opposition figure, Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest since May 2003.

U Gambira to serve total of 68 years in prison
Mizzima.com, India -
The monk who stirred the conscience of the anti-regime masses by his political activity became the leading Sayadaw of ‘All Burma Monks Alliance’ (ABMA) …

Comedian becomes latest victim of the kangaroo courts
First Post, UK -
Burma’s best known satirist and comedian, Zarganar (pictured), was sentenced to 45 years imprisonment today by a kangaroo court ordered by the country’s …

Myanmar jails comedian for 45 years
Canada.com, Canada -
Police seized his computer and several banned films, including the latest Rambo movie, featuring the US Vietnam War veteran taking on the former Burma’s …

Burmese comedian, sports writer jailed
The Age, Australia -
Friday’s sentences come after the courts last week imposed prison terms of up to 65 years on democracy activists who joined protests against the regime last …

Zarganar, Ashin Gambira Get Long Prison Terms
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

They included the Burmese hip-hop star Zayar Thaw, who is a leading member of Generation Wave, a dissidents group founded by young Burmese activists during …

Army frames charges against ILO complainants
Mizzima.com, India -
by Myint Maung New Delhi (Mizzima)– Burma’s Army has framed charges, under the Electronic Act, against farmers from Natmauk Township who lodged a complaint …

Burma’s National Day Fading from Memory
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -

Some of the country’s greatest national heroes, including U Razak, Thakin Mya and Aung San, father of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, graduated from the …

Comedian sentenced to 45 years prison in Burma
Radio Australia, Australia -
Friday’s sentencing comes after the courts last week imposed prison terms of up to 65 years on democracy activists who joined protests against the regime …

Myanmar junta jails comedian for 45 years
Reuters AlertNet, UK -
Police seized his computer and several banned films, including the latest Rambo movie, featuring the US Vietnam War veteran taking on the former Burma’s …

At the mercy of Mother Nature and Burma’s generals
Mizzima.com, India -
In a twisted tale of bad luck, for a region which the World Food Programme describes as “one of the poorest and most isolated states in Myanmar,” once the …

Burma comic jailed for 45 years
BBC News, UK -
A popular comedian active in Burma’s democracy movement has been sentenced to 45 years in jail by a Burmese court. Zarganar was found to have violated the …

Singing for love
Port Huron Times Herald, MI -
The song reveals Tuptim’s inner feelings, but not about the king to whom she was given as a gift from the King of Burma in order to form a union between the …

HIV/AIDS Risk High Among Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By MIN LWIN Political prisoners in Burma run a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS because of unhygienic medical treatment, according to reports from inside …

Nobel prize winners call for education in war zones
guardian.co.uk, UK -

The Dalai Lama, the former US president Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi are among the signatories of …

Burma: Child Soldier Returned Home
UNPO, Netherlands -
Human rights groups and the United Nations have repeatedly cited Burma as possibly having the largest number of child soldiers in the world. …

Weekly Business Roundup (November 21, 2008)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
By WILLIAM BOOT China’s confirmation that it will use Burma as a conduit to ship oil from the Middle East and Africa into its southwestern provinces has …

Burma / Myanmar: 27-year-old hip-hop performer sentenced to six …
Freemuse, Denmark -
Zayar Thaw was among at least 20 detainees sentenced on 18 November 2008 in Burma’s continuing trials of opposition activists and members of the National …

Myanmar junta jails hip hop star for 6 years
International Herald Tribune, France -
YANGON: A hip-hop star in military-ruled Myanmar has been jailed for six years for being part of a political group, the latest in a string of hefty …

Burmese writer joins husband in exile in Thailand
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand -
A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma and promote democracy and freedom of expression in the country.

Governments and business collude in deaths of trade unionists …
Namibian, Namibia -
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 …

Stop use of child soldiers: Rights group
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland -
by Phanida Chiang Mai – Child soldiers continue to be used in armed conflicts in Burma, a rights group activists said. The Thai based ‘Human Right Education …

Myanmar junta jails hip hop star for 6 years
International Herald Tribune, France -
YANGON: A hip-hop star in military-ruled Myanmar has been jailed for six years for being part of a political group, the latest in a string of hefty …

China to build pipeline through Myanmar
Times of the Internet, Ohio -
China is a major trading partner of Myanmar, formerly called Burma, which has been under military rule since the 1960s. The junta last year brutally put …


Beijing’s “continuing arms sales and military support to rogue regimes, namely Sudan, Burma, and Iran, threaten the stability of fragile regions and hinder …

Cisco Needs To Step Up To Reduce Net Censorship, Says Net Freedom ...
BusinessWeek -
If Cisco readily admits that it’s helping build a system that could enable surveillance of anti-government activists, would a Cisco salesman really refuse …

FEC slumps in Burma
Mizzima.com, India -
The junta has started a new scheme of selling fuel at the rate of four FEC units per gallon at government-run filling stations since August 22. …

Ashoka Pillar now stands tall in Australia
Times of India, India -
“Emperor Ashoka fostered democratic rule and it is a privilege to dedicate the Ashoka Pillar at a Buddhist monastery in a fellow democracy such as Australia …

Yunnan to build new gas pipeline
Your Project News (press release), UK -
Construction of an oil and gas pipeline linking Myanmar and Chinas Yunnan province is expected to start next year, said an official with the local …

Refugees experience first Thanksgiving in New York City
USA Today -
“Even now I can’t describe my feelings when I first landed at Kennedy Airport,” says Dee, whose family fled to Thailand from Burma, also known as Myanmar, …

DEVELOPMENT-VIETNAM: Rare Criticism of Dams Surface
Inter Press Service, Italy -
Some 60 million people along the 4800-kilometre path of the Mekong, which flows from Tibet, through Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before flowing out to …

‘Gift’ for Queen Victoria helped Penang’s cause
New Straits Times, Malaysia -
The Burmese and Thais built temples in the Pulau Tikus area while Indians built Hindu temples around the island. The South Indians built rows of shophouses …

HK internet gambling boss jailed in Yunnan
The Standard, Hong Kong -
Tam’s racket started nearly 10 years ago in Burma, where many mainlanders go to bet in casinos. He and his team set up several gambling websites and had …

US Congress warned of Chinese cyber, space threats
AFP -
Beijing’s “continuing arms sales and military support to rogue regimes, namely Sudan, Burma, and Iran, threaten the stability of fragile regions and hinder …

Yes, Minister. Let’s meet
The Nut Graph, Malaysia -

Human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible and inter-related. In part, this is why Malaysia voices its concern about the situations in Burma and …

Myanmar awards China pipeline rights
Oil & Gas Journal, TX -
20 — Myanmar has awarded China the right to manage planned pipelines that will transport crude oil and natural gas from the Bay of Bengal across Myanmar to ..

UN Should Refer Burma To Int. Criminal Court
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand -
Burma Lawyers’ Council and Global Justice Center urge the international community to expose the regime’s criminal partnership with members of the judiciary …

China inks pipeline deal with Burma
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom -
China has signed two deals that will allow it to use ports in Burma to unload its oil and gas supplies rather than shipping them through the pirate-infested …

Burma tries to silence opposition
Index On Censorship, UK -
It is the biggest crackdown on the opposition in Burma since the massive pro-democracy demonstrations in 1988. All activists who the regime believes pose a …

Throwing Away the Key in Burma
American Spectator -
This land of rich resources, renamed Myanmar in 1989 by its military dictatorship, delivered last week the verdicts of several prisoners — many of them …


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November 21, 2008 at 3:09 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 …

World Focus on Burma (6 Mar 08)

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  1. Suu Kyi’s party fails in bid to sue Myanmar junta
    AFP - YANGON (AFP) — The pro-democracy party of Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s said Wednesday they had failed in a bid to sue the …
  2. Supreme Court Rejects Suu Kyi Party’s Bid To Sue Myanmar Junta []
    RTT News, NY - 3/6/2008 12:29:16 AM Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said on Wednesday that their bid to sue the Myanmar …
  3. World day of prayer for Myanmar
    Independent Catholic News, UK - Christian of all denominations throughout the world, will unite on Saturday, March 8 in commemoration of the 10th World Day of Prayer for Myanmar. …
  4. Home away from home
    Calcutta Telegraph, India - Along with some other families from Myanmar, they set up their house in Burma Colony. Sethi was only 15 years old when his family had officially come to …
  5. Myanmar-China pipelines yet to be approved
    Reuters UK, UK - … army-ruled Myanmar to its southwestern province of Yunnan, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, defending economic ties with the former Burma. …
  6. UN envoy Gambari arrives in Singapore en route to Myanmar
    Tolerance.ca, Canada - SINGAPORE – UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Singapore from New York early Thursday en route to Myanmar, his spokeswoman said. …
  7. UN envoy on third visit to Burma
    BBC News, UK – By Jonathan Head The UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due to arrive in Burma for his third visit since September’s suppressed mass anti-government …
  8. UN special envoy to visit Myanmar for reconciliation efforts
    Xinhua, China - YANGON, March 6 (Xinhua) — United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due to arrive in Myanmar later Thursday to renew his efforts for the country’s …
  9. UN envoy to return to Myanmar
    CNN - Myanmar, also known as Burma, has long been under international pressure to make democratic reforms, particularly since it crushed the peaceful mass …
  10. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    Reuters India, India - It is Gambari’s fifth visit to the former Burma since he was appointed in early 2006 and his third since a crackdown on monk-led protests last September. …
  11. UN Envoy to Return to Myanmar
    The Associated Press - YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A UN diplomat sought to coax democratic reforms out of Myanmar’s military rulers Thursday in his third trip to the country since a …
  12. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    Raw Story, MA - UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived Thursday in Myanmar to push for reforms from the ruling junta, in his third visit since the regime’s deadly crackdown on …
  13. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    AFP -
    “A referendum under these repressive conditions will only cement in place continued military rule.” The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, …
  14. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    Aljazeera.net, Qatar – The UN special envoy to Myanmar has arrived in the country to resume mediation efforts with the ruling military government and urge it to begin …
  15. Support Erodes for UN Envoy To Burma Ahead of Visit
    New York Sun, NY - … including America, known as “friends of Myanmar.” Mr. Ban “does not exclude” the possibility of a Burma trip to raise the mission’s diplomatic profile, …
  16. UN envoy returns to Myanmar
    TVNZ, New Zealand - It is Gambari’s fifth visit to the former Burma since he was appointed in early 2006 and his third since a crackdown on monk-led protests last September. …
  17. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar for reform push
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates -
    YANGON – UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived on Thursday in Myanmar to push for reforms from the ruling junta, in his third visit since the regime’s deadly …
  18. China province seeks dams despite environment fears
    Reuters India, India -
    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s southwestern province of Yunnan is still hoping to build controversial dams and hydropower plants on the upper …
  19. UN envoy wants Myanmar dialogue with opposition
    Radio Netherlands, Netherlands -
    Yangon – United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari is in Myanmar, formerly Burma, to facilitate dialogue between the military regime and the opposition. …
  20. Rambo V: The Special Envoy
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    By DAVID PAQUETTE U Toke Kyee and the barber are sitting on the bench reading The New Light of Myanmar when Ko Paing walks in and takes a seat in the …
  21. UN push for reforms in Myanmar
    PRESS TV, Iran -
    UN envoy has arrived in Myanmar to press the ruling junta to include opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in promised multi-party elections. …
  22. UN Envoy to Return to Myanmar
    The Associated Press -
    Gambari recently said he was “frustrated” at the lack of tangible results from his visits to Myanmar, also called Burma, where he has so far failed to …
  23. Myanmar Monk Tells Story of Killings
    The Associated Press -

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Myanmar monk called for a global weapons embargo on his country, telling a human rights conference Thursday that the junta’s …

  24. Buddhist Monk Calls for Arms Embargo Against Burma
    Voice of America -
    By Nancy-Amelia Collins A Buddhist monk involved in the September protests in Burma has called on the world community to stop supporting, recognizing and …
  25. Gambari under the spotlight
    Mizzima.com, India -
    The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma arrived this morning in Rangoon to face the daunting task of convincing Burma’s generals to reform their “road-map …
  26. Gambari’s third visit to Myanmar. Another failure?
    AsiaNews.it, Italy -
    The UN special envoy arrived in Burma for his third visit in the wake of the September crises. The diplomats agenda remains vague: it is not certain how …
  27. Commentary: Will Burma’s referendum spark civil unrest?
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway -
    There were mixed reactions from Burma’s democratic forces when the ruling junta announced plans to hold a constitutional referendum in May followed by an …
  28. Black Market Crackdown Driving Up Fuel Prices
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    Earlier this year, The Myanmar Times, a semi-official weekly, reported that the government had undertaken a partial liberalization of Burma’s energy market …
  29. Hopes Dim for Gambari Breakthrough
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    By WAI MOE The UN special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in Burma on Thursday amid limited expectations that he will be able to persuade the …
  30. UN envoy heads to Burma for latest democracy push
    InTheNews.co.uk, UK -
    UN spokesperson Michele Montas said Mr Gambari “hopes to stay as long as necessary and to consult with a broad range of representatives of Myanmar society,
  31. Ibrahim Gambari in Myanmar: In the eye of the storm
    Merinews, India -
    The United Nations Special Envoy to Burma on his third visit has thrown up concerns as to whether it will yield any result worth the name. …
  32. A Buddhism primer
    KeepMEcurrent.com, ME -
    The Theravada sect exists in Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. “The Mahayana sect exists in Tibet, China, Japan, …
  33. UN special envoy meets Myanmar FM
    Xinhua, China -
    YANGON, March 6 (Xinhua) — Visiting United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with Myanmar Foreign Minister U Nyan Win here Thursday afternoon, …
  34. UN envoy arrives in Myanmar to push for reforms
    AFP -
    If held, they would be the first elections in the country formerly known as Burma since Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to a …
  35. Burma ‘lying doggo’ over UN cooperation
    Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia -
    … identifying progress as key to greater stability and economic prosperity in Myanmar and the region. Foreign Office minister Meg Munn said Burma was a …
  36. UN envoy returns to Myanmar on latest mission to coax democratic …
    Boston Herald, United States -
    By AP YANGON, Myanmar – The UN’s special envoy to Myanmar consulted today with foreign ambassadors for their advice on promoting democratic reforms in the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 6, 2008 at 6:43 am

World Focus on Burma (3-12-2007)

  1. Activists petition China to regulate dam projects in Myanmar
    Earthtimes, UK -
    “In recent years, the number of Chinese businesses involved in hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar has increased dramatically,” the letter to Hu said. …
  2. Burma: Wheels In Motion
    NewMatilda.com (subscription), Australia -
    … which has been considerably boosted by the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar caucus. Public opinion on Burma supports greater activity by Indonesia as a …
  3. Burma to host ASEAN film fest
    ABC Online, Australia -
    Military-run Burma will hold the first ASEAN film festival in Rangoon next week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 10-nation regional grouping, …
  4. Move to reopen Stilwell Road by 2010
    Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates -
    The Stilwell Road ran from Ledo in Assam to Myitkyina in Myanmar,from where the Burma Road ran to Kunming in China’s Yunnan province. …
  5. ASEAN destroys its own credibility
    Asia Sentinel, China -
    Last year, an ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus was even established, with the primary aims of pushing democracy in Burma and helping free Ms Suu Kyi …
  6. The Failed Saffron Revolution
    Harvard Crimson, MA -
    By MANISH BHARDWAJ In September 1987, the superstitious General Ne Win who headed the military junta in Burma (renamed Myanmar soon thereafter) banned all …
  7. Myanmar Refugee Finds Life in San Diego a Struggle
    KPBS, CA -
    People say, “you can’t say your from Thailand, you have to say you’re from Burma from Myanmar.” My mother always say one day she want to go back to Myanmar …
  8. Myanmar to try protestors for arson, possession of weapons
    Earthtimes, UK -
    Naypyitaw, Myanmar – Protestors who participated in the September demonstrations in Yangon will not be prosecuted if they had acted peacefully, …
  9. ‘Rambo’ is on a mission in Burma
    Shreveport Times, LA -
    This one plunges John Rambo into the gun sights of the brutal military dictatorship of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma, …
  10. Myanmar back on a roadmap to nowhere
    By Bertil Lintner Asia Times Online, Hong Kong -
    That was a telling reply: In December 1973 – when Myanmar was still ruled by General Ne Win and his Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP) – a referendum on a …
  11. One village’s cry for help
    Mizzima.com, India -
    December 3, 2007 – Man Tat, a Palaung village in Burma’s northern Kachin State and less than 100 kilometers from the Chinese border, was once a peaceful …
  12. Rise of India and China will lead to a new world order
    Vancouver Sun, Canada -
    In its support for the regimes in Sudan and Burma (Myanmar), for example, New Delhi has made a classic trade-off between its values and its national …
  13. Burma on UN Secretary-General’s Agenda during Thailand, Bali Visit
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    Myanmar will be an issue discussed,” said a spokesperson. During the Bali conference from December 12 to 14, Ban Ki-moon is expected to meet with a number …
  14. China’s CNPC and Yunnan Sign Burma-related Pipeline Agreement
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    The agreement will play a significant role in coordinating plans for design and construction of an oil pipeline to neighboring Burma, Dow Jones Newswires …
  15. Weekly Business Roundup [December 03, 2007]
    The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand -
    … Thailand’s PTT and the Burmese state Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. More than 60 percent of officially declared foreign direct investment in Burma for …
  16. Myanmar Junta Starts To Write New Constitution
    Javno.hr, Croatia -
    “We have now commenced the drafting of the constitution,” Kyaw Hsan told reporters in the former Burma’s new capital, 240 miles (380 km) north of Yangon. …
  17. Media Roundtable in Singapore
    US Department of State, DC -
    And we had good conversations today about how to improve US-ASEAN relations and, of course, focused very much on the problem of Burma. And in that sense, …
  18. UN Burma chief to leave country
    Mizzima.com, India -
    “The government of the Union of Myanmar does not want Petrie to continue to serve in Myanmar, especially at this time when cooperation between Myanmar and …
  19. Top UN Official in Burma to Leave This Week
    By VOA news A top U.N. official in Burma will leave the country this week, after Burma’s military government refused to renew his mandate…

  20. Burma rules out NLD reform role
    BBC News, UK -
    Burma’s military government has said there is no role for the opposition in the drafting of a new constitution. The announcement comes despite international …
  21. ‘Better screening needed’ for AIDS-related blindness
    SciDev.net, UK -
    … attended clinics of Médicins Sans Frontieres, the independent humanitarian medical aid agency, in Cambodia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda. …
  22. Junta: No role for Suu Kyi in drafting of new charter
    Bangkok Post, Thailand -
    Naypyidaw, Burma _ Burma yesterday ruled out any role for detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the drafting of a new constitution, …
  23. Myanmar rejects calls to include Suu Kyi in reforms
    AFP -
    He accused a non-government organisation called the Forum for Democracy in Burma of working with exiled dissidents to orchestrate the protests, …
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