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World focus on Burma (13 September 2008)

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Exiled Burmese monks dream of new uprising
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

There are also unconfirmed reports that Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader and Nobel peace prize winner who has spent much of the past 20 years …

Newspaper: 2 bomb blasts in central Myanmar kill 2
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
The military, which has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962, has been widely criticized for suppressing basic freedoms.

Explosion northeast of Yangon, two dead, ten wounded
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
The Burmese junta has granted a few of the requests made by Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be allowed to receive letters from her relatives, …

Burma arrests 420 drug traffickers
Radio Australia, Australia –
Burma arrested 420 drug traffickers last month as it seeks to show that it is cracking down on the narcotics trade. The world’s second-largest opium …

Center organized to assist refugees
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
That is why groups that serve refugees, especially those from Myanmar, formerly Burma, were called together to try to better coordinate services and seek …

Myanmar nabbed 420 drug traffickers in August–state media
Inquirer.net, Philippines –
YANGON — Myanmar arrested 420 drug traffickers last month, state media reported Saturday, as the world’s second-largest opium producer sought to show it …

Myanmar blames “insurgents” for deadly bomb blasts
Reuters –
The military, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, often points the finger of blame at anti-government dissident groups, comprising ethnic armed …

Marauders’ memories
The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com, MI –
… about the unit’s formation and its strenuous mission to cripple supply lines by capturing the only Japanese airfield in Burma, now known as Myanmar. …

Making a Killing
ZNet, MA –
Chinese military hardware is shipped regularly to Burma, including the 2005 supply of 400 military trucks to Myanmar’s army. Chinese military exports went …

American Revolutionary
Wall Street Journal –

A Burmese exile asked Mr. Sharp to write a short primer on nonviolent struggle. The result was “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” which was initially …

UN envoy defies call to scrap Burma mission
Financial Times, UK –
By Harvey Morris at the United Nations Ibrahim Gambari, the United Nations special envoy to Burma, said on Friday he would continue his role of mediator …

A Monk Remembers
Radio Free Asia, DC –
Nearly one year after the Burmese uprising, a leading monk says the struggle will go on. A leader of the All Burma Monks Union, U Zawana, explained in an …

“Heretic” Bloggers Risk Execution Under Iran’s New Restrictions
NewsBlaze, CA –
Through its annual human rights reports, the State Department has criticized Internet censorship in Burma, China, Cuba, Iran and other countries. …

Remembering Burma’s Saffron Revolution
Radio Free Asia, DC –
In the newspapers, like the Myanmar Ahlin [New Light of Myanmar], it was reported that political activists in Pakokku and the media conspired and made up …

Mittraphap Highway cut by floods
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… lower north and the central provinces will move towards Burma, while a strong southwest monsoon remains over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf. …

Suu Kyi wins concessions
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
THE Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has wrung concessions from the ruling generals – family letters and some news magazines, her lawyer said …

Myanmar’s colonial-era Strand Hotel in Yangon well preserved
The Canadian Press,  Myanmar –
Before the Second World War, the Strand was reserved for “whites only,” but during the Japanese occupation of Burma – as Myanmar was formerly known – it …

Indonesia has been described as the bring, between Myanmar’s Eastern neighbors and Westerners who speak of freeing Burma. So after Friday’s meeting, …

THE BLINDNESS OF BIGOTS
Calcutta Telegraph, India –
… whom decency and democracy comes first, even before patriotism (which is why I abhor what we are doing in [promoting a military dictatorship in] Burma). …

Burmese Court Sentences 10
Radio Free Asia, DC –

Burma’s military has ruled the country without interruption since 1962. The NLD, led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, won a general election in 1990 but …

Refugee office planned
News Sentinel, IN –
… office will pay for three employees to help Burmese – who have fled their junta-ruled homeland now renamed Myanmar – with self-sufficiency skills, …

UN envoy says it’s time for Myanmar to release political prisoners
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
UN Special envoy Ibrahim Gambari says it’s time for Myanmar leaders to release political prisoners and resume dialogue with opposition leader Daw Aung San …

Politics pulled back from the brink… for now
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
There are other cases, like the scandalous decision to grant government loans from Thailand to the Burmese junta, which would in turn buy equipment from …

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 13, 2008 at 2:31 am

World focus on Burma (12 July 2008)

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McCain and Zimbabwe

New York Sun, United States –

Moscow and Beijing use the same argument to block action aimed at helping people in places like Burma. This strategy assures that words like Tibet, Taiwan, …

A Tool Of Revolution

Newsweek –

The failure of their “click-here activism,” says a Cairo human-rights expert who spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the issue, has shown “the …

MISSION WATCH: Burma’s Military Allows Christians To Install Water …

BosNewsLife, Hungary –

… some 12 installations, including in Maubin, a township of the heavily-populated Irrawaddy Delta region in southwest Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Zimbabwe sanctions: A schism between the United States and Europe …

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Last year, Russia vetoed a US sponsored resolution that criticized Burma’s human rights record. In 2004, Russia agreed to a Security Council resolution …

The downside of good intentions

Guelph Mercury, Canada –

Two months ago, the world looked on in shock and disbelief as, after Cyclone Nargis had smashed ashore in Burma (Myanmar), that country’s ruling generals …

Zimbabwe sanctions: A schism between the United States and Europe …

Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –

Last year, Russia vetoed a US sponsored resolution that criticized Burma’s human rights record. In 2004, Russia agreed to a Security Council resolution …

West suffers historic defeat as China and
Times Online, UK –
The showdown heralds a chilling of international relations as Russia and China resist growing UN intervention in other repressive regimes, such a

‘Dodgy Dossier’ on Zimbabwe crushed

Zimbabwe Guardian, UK –

In January 2007 China and Russia jointly vetoed a US-sponsored resolution criticizing Burma’s human rights record. How then could they support a vote on …

Vetoes defeat sanctions on Mugabe

Boston Globe, United States –

Once the Russians made it clear that they would exercise their veto, the Chinese, often leery of taking a lone stand on sensitive human rights issues, …

‘A great honor’

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –

Unlike in Christianity, where monks profess vows for life, temporary monkhood is common in Theravada Buddhism in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

The 2010 Election Challenges

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN ZIN Burma’s conflict is moving into a new phase of intractability. In other words, the conflict will become institutionalized in 2010. …

Stately home to hold car boot sale

Scarborough Today, UK –

… go directly to the British Red Cross Disaster Fund, which is currently providing aid to victims of the earthquake in China and Cyclone Nargis in Burma. …

‘A great honor’

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –

Unlike in Christianity, where monks profess vows for life, temporary monkhood is common in Theravada Buddhism in Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Drugs, Religion and the Secret Empires

Strategy Page –

For decades after World War II, most of the heroin came from the remote Burma (now Myanmar)-China border area. But both of those nations eventually cracked …

Weekly Business Roundup (July 12, 2008)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

He did not propose how the Asean countries should pool their resources for mutual benefit. Thailand and Burma have natural gas resources while Indonesia, …

Arsenic risk high in Burma: study

The Age, Australia –

Eastern Sumatra, the Irrawaddy delta in Burma and Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake are among areas in Southeast Asia facing a high risk of arsenic contamination in …

Faith and hope: ‘All they had’

GoErie.com, PA –

… both 24, met William at the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand, about 3 miles from Myanmar, the southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma. …

An American Pastime: Smoking Pot

TIME –

About 20% of residents surveyed in the Netherlands, by contrast, reported having tried pot; in Asian countries, such as Japan and China, marijuana use was …

Kubota sees Thailand playing key Asean role

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Kubota is now expanding to overseas markets by exporting diesel engines, walk-behind tractors and other machinery to new markets including Burma, Laos, ..

Decline and fallacy

guardian.co.uk, UK –

Why should Burma be “tiny”, for example? He also has a habit of announcing that something is not well-known when, like Admiral Zheng He’s 15th-century …

‘The Snake Charmer’

By JAMIE JAMES, New York Times, United States –
Burma, which many people now call Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country west of Thailand, is one of the most poorly studied places in the world. …

Has The Post-American Era Already Started?

INDOlink, CA –

The Western powers also failed to change the regimes in Burma and Sudan. They made a big issue of human rights violations in Burma and Darfur, …

Tri” for Thai Daughters

Boothbay Register, ME USA –

Both groups work tirelessly to prevent child trafficking in the Golden Triangle that is comprised of the countries of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma). …

Christian Ministry Brings Life to Burma

Christian Post –

By Joshua Goldberg Two months after cyclone Nargis claimed over 90000 lives and wrecked untold destruction across the Southeast Asian nation of Burma, …

Photo: Sun News Publishing

Daily Sun, Nigeria –

He said: “If that were the case, why am I, a Nigerian being sent to Burma, Myanmar to help them solve the problem of democratization, of human right, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

July 12, 2008 at 3:14 am

World Focus on Burma (11-12-2007)

  1. Burma: Suu Kyi must be freed for political reform, says EU envoy
    آكي, Italy –
    Fassino, a former Italian justice minister , was appointed by the EU to focus attention on Burma (also known as Myanmar) and support the efforts of UN …
  2. Ban Ki-moon asked to initiate concrete steps on Burma on Human …
    Mizzima.com, India –
    December 10, 2007 – United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon has been asked to initiate concrete steps on Burma for ushering in changes instead of wasting time in …
  3. World’s patience wearing thin: UN
    Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
    “Therefore, again I urge the Myanmar [Burma] authorities to fully respect the principles and all of the UN charters by fully engaging with the international …
  4. Lantos’ Burma Human Rights Act Moves to House Floor
    Earthtimes, UK –
    10 /prnewswire-usnewswire/ — This week Congress is expected to consider tightened, targeted sanctions against Burma, where a recent violent crackdown …
  5. Secretary-General’s joint press conference with the Prime Minister …
    ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
    The situation in Burma still has tension going on, with arrests and perhaps crackdowns. Would you have any further comments on how to stop this tense …
  6. Memo From Kuala Lumpur A Growing Source of Fear for Migrants in …
    New York Times, United States – 6 hours ago
    Most migrant workers come from Indonesia, while others come from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Vietnam as well as from Myanmar, formerly Burma. …
  7. Bush marks Human Rights Day
    United Press International –
    The first lady led a discussion on Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country former known as Burma. “For nearly 20 years, Burma’s military regime has crushed …
  8. Laura Bush Urges Burma’s Junta to Open Democratic Path
    Voice of America –
    By Michael Bowman First Lady Laura Bush is urging Burma’s military junta to forge a path to democracy or step aside. voa’s Michael Bowman reports from the …
  9. Efforts To Expose Atrocities in Burma Win US Envoy Recognition
    US Department of State, DC –
    The demonstrations in Burma, which began in late August, are believed to have been the largest since August 1988, when hundreds of thousands of people …
  10. First Lady Marks Human Rights Day By Calling On Myanmar To Release …
    AHN –
    … and Myanmar, the first lady continued her strong criticism of Myanmar’s military generals, and called on “all nations, especially Burma’s neighbors, …
  11. UN Secretary-General calls for increased involvement in Myanmar
    Thaindian.com, Thailand –
    Mr. Ban told the Prime Minister that the UN is planning to exert pressure on the military government of Myanmar and asked that General Surayud’s government …
  12. Burmese leader receives UCT honorary doctorate
    SABC News, South Africa –
    Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest in Myanmar – formally known as Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi is the Nobel Prize-winning peace activist who’s being …
  13. YEARENDER: Myanmar’s people rise to the occasion
    Monsters and Critics.com, UK –
    Bangkok – If anyone deserves a Nobel peace prize this year, it’s Myanmar’s people and the Buddhist monkhood for daring to take to the streets against a …
  14. The first non-Chinese director of AI Hong Kong is Pinay
    Inquirer.net, Philippines –
    … Hong Kong people interested in issues such as violence against women, torture and terror, human dignity, and the crises in Burma (Myanmar) and Pakistan. …
  15. How Do We Walk The Burmese Road?
    Huffington Post, NY –
    The championing for incentive-based policies is also echoed by UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who stated, “The world is not just there to punish Myanmar, …
  16. Patience ebbing with Myanmar: Ban Ki-Moon
    Merinews, India –
    Meanwhile Ban Ki-moon had to face hostile crowds of activists who protested outside the UN office and demanded that he take concrete steps on Burma instead …
  17. North Korea Still Lambastes US in Media
    The Associated Press –
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the US Navy last month for …
  18. Growing anxiety with lack of reforms in Burma
    Mizzima.com, India –
    … and promoting and protecting human rights in Myanmar.” Meanwhile Thai Prime Minister Surayudh Chulanont told the Secretary General that Burma can again…
  19. Somali pirates threaten to kill tanker crew
    Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
      Negotiations have been under way to free the vessel, currently anchored off north-east Somalia, with crew members from Burma (also known as Myanmar), …
  20. Bush urging focus on Myanmar junta
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN –
    AP Video: Mummified Dinosaur Unlocks Old Secrets (12/10) AP news headlines Latest from AP By Sylvia A. Smith WASHINGTON – Myanmar’s military dictators ..
  21. Burma stepping up attacks on insurgents
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Dec 10, 2007 (AFP)–Military-ruled Burma has stepped up its offensive against ethnic Karen rebels following a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in …
  22. Assam] Book on Railways in Assam
    Assam Times, India –
    The original motive for having a railway trunk route in Assam was to ultimately connect it to the Burma Railway Systems. This grand scheme was conceived by …
  23. Human rights failures go unchecked in Myanmar and Darfur, UN told
    Earthtimes, UK –
    Geneva – The governments of Sudan and Myanmar were condemned before the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday for failing to improve human rights in their …
  24. When Revolutions Run Out Of Steam
    CBS News, NY –
      The United Nations hastily sent its special envoy into Burma. Both President Bush and the First Lady seemed personally affected – Laura Bush, …