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World focus on Burma (22 January 2009)

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Opposition groups expect no change from Obama
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“We are sure that the basic policy of the United States to support human rights and democracy in Burma will remain the same,” he said. …

Centennial birthday of Myanmar’s former UN chief marked – Summary
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
U Thant, one of the few Burmese to reach international stature, remains a controversial figure in military-controlled Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

PM vows crackdown on illegal immigrants
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Survivors and a human rights group have accused the army and navy of detaining and beating up to 1000 members of the Rohingya minority from Burma late last …

Burma a workers’ dystopia
Toronto Star,  Canada –
The government of Burma is known by an Orwellian antonym – the “State Peace and Development Council,” or SPDC. In truth, Burma, also known as Myanmar, …

The ties that bind Thailand’s Burma policy
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… slipped through the back door and into the prime minister’s seat in Thailand late last year, exiled democracy advocates from Burma welcomed him. …

Roundtable: A new government in exile?
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the majority of MPs are still there. We have to respect the desire of the people inside the country. We cannot accept a unilateral …

Centennial birthday of Myanmar’s former UN chief marked – Summary
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
U Thant, one of the few Burmese to reach international stature, remains a controversial figure in military-controlled Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Detained female activist suffers miscarriage in prison
Mizzima.com, India –
Tun Tun, husband of Kathy Aung and a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), who is on the run from authorities, told Mizzima from his …

Gambira transferred to Hkamti prison: Prison official
Mizzima.com, India –
by Ko Wild Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Detained veteran Monk Gambira, who was allegedly staging a hunger strike in Mandalay prison, has been transferred to the …

Can’t interfere in Lankan affairs: Dalai Lama
Express Buzz, India –
Though I am a Buddhist leader, I am not allowed to enter countries like Sri Lanka and Burma, where there is a large number of Buddhist believers,’’ he said …

Hot Docs: Global Optimism Over President Obama; Women and Cute Babies
U.S. News & World Report, DC –
The eight countries that received the survey’s lowest rankings were North Korea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Sudan, Burma, Equatorial Guinea, …

AIDS Patients Forced to Leave Monastery
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The patients, including two young children, were from various parts of Burma and were too poor to go to a hospital, the source said. …

UN Seeks Interviews with Rohingyas Held by Thailand
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Since the early 1990s, a rising number of Rohingya refugees have taken to boats, many not sea worthy, and fled Burma and Bangladesh for political and …

Men found floating in ice box taken for questioning by Australian …
Visa Bureau, UK –
A helicopter rescued the Myanmar men on Saturday and taken to a hospital on Thursday Island. The pair said they were forced to work aboard a Thai fishing …

Men found floating in ice box taken for questioning by Australian …
Visa Bureau, UK –
A helicopter rescued the Myanmar men on Saturday and taken to a hospital on Thursday Island. The pair said they were forced to work aboard a Thai fishing …

PM vows crackdown on illegal immigrants
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Survivors and a human rights group have accused the army and navy of detaining and beating up to 1000 members of the Rohingya minority from Burma late last …

U Gambira transferred to Khandee prison
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The All Burmese Monks’ Alliance leader was reported to have been staging a hunger strike in Mandalay prison last week. Mandalay prison officials told the …

The ties that bind Thailand’s Burma policy
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… slipped through the back door and into the prime minister’s seat in Thailand late last year, exiled democracy advocates from Burma welcomed him. …

Democracy Activist Released After 5-Month Interrogation
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
“He was hiding in unknown locations for many months after the Saffron Revolution due to fear of arrest by the Burmese military authority. …

Burmese Monk Suffering After UNHCR Rejection
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
… refugees while many other monks and citizens who were victims of the junta had their claims rejected. Many Burmese refugees believe that such decisions …

Pair detained over Burma kidnap scandal
The Age, Australia –
Police in north China have detained two people allegedly linked to the Burma-based kidnapping of at least 50 teenagers whose parents were sent ransom …

Thailand Refuses UN Access To Rohingya Refugees
RTT News, NY –
(RTTNews) – Thailand’s Prime Minister Wednesday refused to grant UN experts access to 126 boat people from Myanmar, following accusations that the Thai …

Obama era challenges SA to change its foreign tune
Business Day, South Africa –
Apart from blocking UN discussions about human rights in Zimbabwe, we voted against imposing sanctions on Burma’s military junta and Iran, for violating …

Thai army admits funding round-up of refugees
The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia –
BANGKOK, Jan 22 – A colonel in the Thai army has confirmed its involvement in a programme to round up boatpeople from Myanmar and Bangladesh and send them …

BURMA: AUTHORITIES CLAMP DOWN ON CHRISTIANS
Compass Direct News, CA –
A military dictatorship has ruled Burma since 1962. Following the takeover, the government renamed Burma as the Union of Myanmar and the capital city as …

SA now a ‘rogue democracy’
The Times, South Africa –
Apart from blocking UN discussions about human rights in Zimbabwe, we voted against imposing sanctions on Burma’s rights-delinquent military junta, …

Burma, Myanmar: Sri Lanka-base Burmese Media Website Attacked
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
They are very often hacking the Myanmar news websites because they are scared of monks and medias since last year September. The Indian hackers were also …

A New Government for Burma
Wall Street Journal –
… clusters of Burmese, as well as foreign experts in political, economic, and other fields, to work on a blueprint for a transition to democracy in Burma. …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

January 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm

World focus on Burma (22 September 2008)

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Burmese women’s group in exile concerned about Nilar Thein
Mizzima.com, India –
… to the United Nations Security Council to intervene in Burma’s political crisis and urged them to take a stronger stand against Burma’s ruling junta. …

Event: Salman Rushdie and Acclaimed Authors Join Burmese Monks One ...
MarketWatch –
On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 pm, renowned authors, journalists, and human rights experts will join Burmese monks on the anniversary of the military’s …

Building peace and security through democracy
Manila Times, Philippines –
Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League of Democrat stood up for democracy in Burma’s 1988 elections and won overwhelmingly—and until today she remains …

Burmese currency notes used to demand Suu Kyi’s freedom
Mizzima.com, India –
Activists have launched a campaign for the freedom of the Burmese democracy icon and Noble Peace Laureate by writing: ‘May Daw Aung San Suu Kyi be free as …

Commentary: Burma’s collective action problem
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Particularly pertinent for the pro-democracy movement are the combined repressive activities of the Swan Arr Shin and USDA – the pro-junta militia. …

Daw Suu’s appeal finalised
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 22, 2008 (DVB)–Detained National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against her house arrest is to be submitted to Naypyidaw …

Americans concerned about loss of world standing: poll
AFP –
… Washington to take a new tack in foreign policy by talking to enemies like the leaders of Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Hamas and Hezbollah. …

Burma tests Chinese milk powder in laboratories
Mizzima.com, India –
“But so far, I have not seen the government making any kind of announcement to avoid the use of milk powder, though the New Light of Myanmar carried a few …

Alliance into the 21st century
The Australian, Australia –
… I believe it is incumbent on the US to stand with those who struggle for freedom, whether it is Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent resistance in Burma or …

Burma / China / Côte d’Ivoire
Freemuse, Denmark –
2008 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19.

Burma Tops US Agenda at Upcoming UN General Assembly
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… will make it a point to seek cooperation of the international community to help in the restoration of democracy in Burma and protection of human rights. …

Religious freedom hanging in the balance in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
With specific reference to the monk-led protests of 2007, the report calls out the generals on their attempt to “systematically restrict efforts by Buddhist …

Jolie-Pitt Foundation Gives $1m to Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (press release) –
Human Rights Watch has long called for a return to civilian rule and a genuine political dialogue that includes Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Web Sites Back Online, but Fears of Further Attacks Remain
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma currently has three ISPs—the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), which operates Myanmar Info-tech; the semi-government-owned Myanmar …

Taking a Deep Breath
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
I took on this assignment in May 2006 as Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, but I was not designated as special advisor on Myanmar [Burma] until …

Rohingya Group Jailed for Seeking Work in Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Burma’s Rohingya minority are prohibited from travelling outside Arakan State and are further marginalized by other discriminatory regime laws. …

Afghanistan, Belarus, Indonesia and Seven Other Countries …
The Cutting Edge News, DC –
In addition, the following countries designated in 2006 should remain as CPCs: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan. …

Mbeki: The last of a dying breed
Thought Leader, South Africa –
It is a time when the citizens of the world — from the US to the UK, Burma to Zimbabwe, the Muslim world to the rest of the African continent — are …

Searching for Track II
Mizzima.com, India –
And perhaps even more significantly, NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi refused to meet with Gambari, apparently in a show of discontent with the progress of the …

UN challenges to help Asia’s displaced
Radio Australia, Australia –
There are an estimated eight-million people in Asia, displaced this year by conflict and natural disasters like Burma’s Cyclone Nargis and China’s Sichuan …

Health agencies fear poison milk may enter Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
“In all the countries in our region including Myanmar, we are actively working with the ministries of health and others to promote exclusive breast feeding. …

Fox-Davies Capital: Fox-Davies Capital Monday News Wrap
Proactive Investors UK, UK –
UK AIM listed D1 Oils and BP have been active in various regions in India, whilst Burma’s Junta issued a mass cultivation initiative to reach up to 3.25m …

Burmese dictators launch cyberwars
IT Examiner, India –
By Examiner Staff @ Monday, September 22, 2008 9:04 AM Exiled dissidents running web sites attacking the ruling Burmese junta have been subjected to a …

Human rights the loser at UN — report
Business Day, South Africa –
… funders of UN programmes, they have suffered defeats on Kosovo, Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe in the past year and lost control of the Human Rights Council. …

Is Sri Lanka China’s Georgia?
Groundviews, Sri Lanka –
… and food security, climate change and global warming, humanitarian responses to flooding in Bihar and Haiti and Burma, Russia’s invasion of Georgia. …

Monks jailed, disrobed for challenging junta
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –

They are among the 1004 political prisoners who have been arrested in Burma, or Myanmar, since the protests, the largest number detained in nearly two …

Mbeki’s Legacy
Wall Street Journal –
At the UN, his diplomats worked with China to prevent a debate on human rights abuses in Burma. South Africa’s intelligence minister visited Iran last year, …

Eight million displaced this year in Asia
Radio Australia, Australia –
They’re among an estimated eight million people in Asia, displaced this year by conflict and natural disasters like the cyclone in Burma and China’s Sichuan …

Dark Burmese days
guardian.co.uk, UK –
Fearful of further unrest during the anniversary of the saffron revolution, the junta appears to be doing its utmost to continue silencing Burmese media. …

Burmese refugees have right to phone home

Bangkok Post- ……refugees who have escaped persecution by the criminal rulers of their country have every right to call home to their friends and advise them on how to resist …..

What if India were not partitioned?
The News International, Pakistan –
Many Indians fantasize about such a nation, stretching from Iran to Burma, from the Middle East to the Far East, and the maps of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak …

Campaigning Harper hands off UN speech to envoy
Canada.com, Canada –
Political clout is also useful in the promotion of what has become one of Canada’s most important diplomatic roles – highlighting Iran’s poor human rights …

Reporters on the Job
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
Journalism 101: To report today’s story about secret Burmese schools, correspondent Anand Gopal went deep into the jungle along the Thailand-Burma (Myanmar) …

Burma’s secret schools of dissent
Christian Science Monitor, MA –

By Anand Gopal | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Mae Sot, Thailand; and Rangoon, Burma – Deep in the Thai jungle bordering Burma (Myanmar), …

The Burmese Junta looks to the stars
Human Rights Tribune, Switzerland –
Burma became Myanmar and the names of many towns changed too. They imposed these changes at the UN, just as the Khmer Rouge had done changing Cambodia into …

Thai-Based Website Believes Burma Behind Denial of Service Attacks
RedOrbit, TX –
The military junta is determined to prevent the flow of information in and out of Burma. The attack will only make us more determined to focus on our …

Dissident websites crippled by Burma
Times Online, UK –
The attacks coincided with the first anniversary of the “saffron uprising” — ten days of mass demonstrations by Buddhist monks and student activists that …

UPI NewsTrack TopNews
United Press International –
… Singapore, Malaysia, Burma and Bangladesh as well as Hong Kong have banned Chinese dairy products, BizChinaUpdate reported Sunday. …

Does the UN Abet Burmese Generals?
PoliGazette, Netherlands –
… justifies his trips to mediate between Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi as a way to get a deal on Suu Kyi’s release or another round of elections. …

Detained Rangoon-based journalist transferred to Insein prison
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.


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 22, 2008 at 3:23 am

World focus on Burma (3 August 2008)

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New UN rapporteur arrives in Burma

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

Rangoon (dpa) – A United Nations rapporteur arrived in Burma Sunday to discuss human-rights concerns, diplomatic officials said. Tomas Ojea Quintana, on his …

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Might is no longer just right

The Age, Australia –

Burma’s closest ally is China, with whom it shares a long border, while it is also a member of ASEAN. China, India and ASEAN — who largely make up the …

Politics part of arena in which Bush attends games

News & Observer, NC –

Then in Thailand, Bush will draw attention to the repressed citizens in neighboring Myanmar, also called Burma, and reflect on the future of US policy in …

New faces in new places

Schenectady Gazette, NY –

The Asian population in the Capital Region has increased about 150 percent from 1990 to 2006. The Capital Region had a small base of about 10388 Asians in …

CHINA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE A CASE OF DIGNITY

San Francisco Chronicle, USA –

… poor human rights situation in China, the crackdown in Tibet, and Beijing’s support for the genocidal regime in Sudan and the military junta in Burma. …

Insein Prison (round complex) is shown in a satellite image. “Prison happens to be the longest-running political seminar in Burma,” a former inmate says. (Digital Globe Via Google Earth)

Washington Post, United States –

Human rights groups say more than 1800 political detainees languish long-term in about 20 prisons and labor camps in Burma, also called Myanmar. …

US Must Give UN The Boot

Tampa Tribune, FL –

Or, wring its hands when Burma suffered through a devastating hurricane. Humanitarian aid? Obviously not the UN’s table. Instead, the UN elected Zimbabwe to …

Myanmar Muslims stay put despite Bangladesh misery

Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan –

A Rohingya elder, Suriyaya Begam said returning to Myanmar would make life worse for her people. “We were tortured in Burma. Our mosque was attacked. …

Turkey: A battle in the war of elites

Arab News, Saudi Arabia –

… individuals from participating in presidential or parliamentary elections; or as Burma, which is ruled by a pernicious and corrupt military junta. …

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow

Huffington Post, NY –
It was a missed opportunity for the United States of America to stand strong for the anguished people of Darfur and Burma as well as for the Tibetans in …

Iran to attend its first SAARC summit

Tehran Times, Iran –

Australia and Burma have shown interest in becoming a part of the South Asian regional bloc. Accordingly the Colombo Summit is likely to consider their …

:. Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir

Kashmir Watch, Pakistan –

The torture and imprisonment in Indian-occupied Kashmir is no less intense as it is in Burma. In fact the pain, suffering and humiliation in Kashmir is …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

August 3, 2008 at 2:44 am