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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 (11 July 2008)

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Christian Ministry Brings Life to Burma

Christian Post –

Although a UN report issued last month said that there were as many as 1 million people throughout the country lacking in basic living provisions, …

Heroin, Still Popular in the US, Affects Lives of Millions Globally

Voice of America –

Afghanistan, Burma and Colombia produce most of the world’s heroin. The United Nations estimates there are eight million addicts worldwide. …

Bruce Berkowitz : Maintaining The American Strategic Advantage

History News Network, WA –

Witness the UN’s ineffectiveness in Rwanda, the Balkans, Darfur, and, more recently, Burma. Even the unity of the World Trade Organization is beginning to …

Philanthro-Pinch

ChristianityToday.com, IL –

Yet Hood told Newsweek that a series of recent disasters—Burma’s cyclones, China’s earthquakes, and Midwestern flooding—have inspired no such spike.

Crabs aplenty but price declines

Mizzima.com, India –

Chiang Mai – Fishermen in cyclone-hit Labutta are catching more crabs these days but the price is on the decline. The number of fishermen operating in this …

Playing us for fools

National Post, Canada –

Burma’s government is run by a group of ignorant xenophobes. So how come it keeps outsmarting us? Maung Win/AFP/Getty ImagesBurmese troopers with their …

Gambari Meets UN General Assembly President

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / UNITED NATIONS UN Special Envoy on Burma Ibrahim Gambari met with the UN General Assembly president on Thursday to discuss the current …

Cyclone Nargis Offers Sobering Lessons, Says Environmentalist

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The Rangoon-based weekly, 7-Day News, reported on Thursday that Burma’s military government was planning to use the roots and branches of cyclone-downed …

New campaign – Burma Campaign UK

Marketing Week, UK –

The campaign, created by Ogilvy Advertising, uses harrowing pictures of the damage caused by the cyclone, but aims to show that what has happened to the …

When a disastrous regime continues

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Asia Sentinel, China –

As devastating Cyclone Nargis was, which struck southern Burma two months ago, it may well be less disastrous than the country’s military regime, …

America’s strength solves world troubles

Newsday, NY –

Everyone knows it will take the hardest of hard power to remove the oppressors in Zimbabwe, Burma,Myanmar, Sudan and other godforsaken places where the bad …

UN appeals for more donations to help cyclone victims in Burma

Mizzima.com, India –

“We are hoping that the donors will continue to support the humanitarian organizations working in Myanmar [Burma],” she added. The UN on Thursday launched …

The Web Will Not Kill Traditional Organizing

The Nation., NY –

… the intransigence of racism and discrimination, the abuses from Iraq to Burma (Myanmar) – won’t politely go away with a few clicks of a mouse. …

UN raises Burma cyclone plea

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Jul 11, 2008 (AP)—The UN aid chief called on world governments on Thursday to donate $300 million more to help Burma to recover from the effects of a …

ILO slams Myanmar for keeping six “labour activists” in jail

Monsters and Critics.com –

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. The government has one of the world’s worst records in human rights and labour rights …

Junta Media Accuses Western Politicians, Media of Cyclone Opportunism

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand – 7 hours ago

By WAI MOE Burma’s state-run The New Light of Myanmar on Friday accused unnamed western politicians of making political capital out of the Cyclone Nargis …

Revised Flash Appeal Seeks another $280 Million for Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Reiterating satisfaction over the progress of humanitarian relief works in Burma and the cooperation of the military junta, which he said was positive, …

Myanmar, devastated and dejected after Nargis

Merinews, India –

Myanmar, once known as the rice bowl of Asia, is slowly losing the volume of rice production since the devastating cyclone Nargis hit the country on May 2. …

Living in music heaven

Berkshire Eagle, MA –

In Myanmar, the former Burma, “it’s very difficult to get even one music sheet,” Naing said yesterday, during a break in rehearsals. …

DO WE REALLY WANT TO GO LOOKING FOR ENEMIES?

Tapped, DC –

Both countries feel free to act with impunity, violating human rights and international norms within their countries and protecting their client states when …

Myanmar Journalist Held for 19 Years Must Be Freed, Group Says

Bloomberg –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been ruled by the military since 1962 and under international sanctions since the junta overturned 1990 elections won …

Voice of the Martyrs Alert

Crosswalk.com, VA –

China’s earthquake and Myanmar’s cyclone may seem like a long time ago, but the long-term rebuilding is only beginning in the two countries, Mission News …

No Olympic Medal for Bush

Wall Street Journal –

The US has lost an opportunity to stand up for the people of Darfur and Burma, and for countless Chinese citizens like Mr. Tang. But the Bush administration …

How Hostages, And Countries, Get Liberated

Washington Post, United States –

Before that, the cause du jour was Burma, where a vicious dictatorship allowed thousands of cyclone victims to die by denying them independently delivered …

Burmese protesters pass through Centre County on cross-country trek

Centre Daily Times, PA –

Three men, two of them refugees from Burma — they reject the country’s newer name of Myanmar — were walking along state Route 45 through Centre County …

Opium Flowers: By Ms Farhat Akram, Assistant Research Officer …

Pakistan Christian Post, Pakistan –

… value of illicit drug income is huge, equaling over 52% of the country’s legal GDP in 2002(compared with 24.4% for Burma/ Myanmar and 3% for Colombia). …

Myanmar Restrictions on Radios and Currency Exchange Persist, as …

Inner City Press, NY –

And then the representative of France spoke, saying “My country and the international community in general is gravely preoccupied by the situation in Burma. …

UN appeals for more aid for Burma’s cyclone victims

Radio Australia, Australia –

The United Nations is hiking its aid appeal for Burma’s Cyclone Nargis victims from an initial 201 million to 482 million dollars. …

Myanmar: CRWRC raises more than one million for Cyclone Nargis …

ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –

An amazing $720000 was raised for CRWRC’s relief efforts in Burma/Myanmar. With additional funds from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and CIDA*, …

Workers’ rights seditious in Burma

United Press International, Asia, China –

“The attendees were divided into small groups, each of which was made up of about ten,” the New Light of Myanmar reported of the May 1 event. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 11, 2008 at 2:04 am