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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.


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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 22, 2008 at 3:23 am

World focus on Burma (11 September 2008)

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Aung San Suu Kyi meets her lawyer again
Mizzima.com, India –
She was last arrested in May 2003 following a brutal attack by junta-backed mobs on her motorcade in upper Burma’s Depayin town. In May, the junta extended …

Karen Hodges travels to Burma with NCP, offers aid
Etownian, PA –
Burma, the most poverty-ridden location in Southeast Asia, has recently come under devastation from the Cyclone Nargis that struck in May 2008 leaving …

Operation Blessing International mobilizing medical teams and …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

Security blanket at hospital where Daw Suu’s aide is admitted
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – A security blanket envelops the Muslim Charity Hospital on Barr Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon where Win Pa Pa, daughter of Khin Khin Win, …

Nilar Thein arrested
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime’s doubling of fuel prices. …

Burmese PM Outlines Post-Cyclone Relief, Rehabilitation Work …
RedOrbit, TX –
11 (Xinhua) – Over 1 million people in Myanmar’s storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar [Burma] quoted …

88 generation activist Nilar Thein arrested
Mizzima.com, India –
… recipients of the Czech Republic’s Homo Homini award for their promotion of democracy, human rights and nonviolent solutions in Burma’s political conflicts.

Cooking lessons, guilty; coup, no problem
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

A Burmese blogger monk wins NP contest
OpEdNews, PA –

This prize is dedicated to my woman hero Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and my country Burma. I will donate it to an organization.Patgarcia also deserves to be a …

Musician Peter Gabriel has been named Ambassador of Conscience 2008 by human rights group Amnesty International. Gabriel was presented with the honour by U2 …

Will the UN unseat the junta?
Mizzima.com, India –
The first claim references the annulled 1990 election results, the latter that of systematic human rights abuses by the junta directed at its own citizenry. …

Exiled opposition MPs contest junta’s UN seat
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
NCUB spokesperson U Myint Thein said the campaign was intended to highlight that the military regime did not legitimately represent the people of Burma. …

Suu Kyi meets again with lawyer
The Standard, Hong Kong –
Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met for two hours with her lawyer on Thursday, witnesses said, amid worries for her health after her …

US voices concern over Aung San Suu Kyi’s health
Merinews, India –
It has been almost a month since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stopped receiving food deliveries. Amidst reports that she is on hunger strike …

Nilar Thein Arrested, Sources Say
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN Burmese security forces have reportedly hunted down and arrested the prominent woman activist Nilar Thein, who went into hiding one year ago. …

Burma: Status of Aung San Suu Kyi
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
We continue to urge the Burmese regime to release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as all other political prisoners and begin a …

Swedes mark fifth anniversary of death of Anna Lindh
TopNews, India –
… of Myanmar, a former student activist, who has lived in exile for the past 20 years and is currently based in Thailand where she is active in the Burma …

Burmese Dissidents in Exile Challenge Junta’s UN Seat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… because it had committed state-sponsored violence, particularly in the brutal ambush on democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in Depayin, …

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

MICHELE MONTAS is the Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

WEDNESDAY, 10/09/2008 (MaximsNews Network)

The Secretary-General received a letter yesterday from the organization of Myanmar politicians who were elected to Parliament in 1990 seeking to replace the …

Cyclone relief effort boosts Irrawaddy healthcare
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
After the cyclone hit Burma in early May, doctors and surgeons came from all over Burma to treat patients. Ko Vanku of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters …

Gambari to brief Security Council today
Mizzima.com, India –
United Nations Special Envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, is poised to meet with Security Council members Thursday morning in New York, according to the …

The voice of art in a battle for freedom
Ode Magazine, CA –
… support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the past 18 years over her bid …

Vote McCain, Re-Elect Lobbyists
Fog City Journal, CA –
He fired one for ties to Saudi Arabia, two for ties to the military junta in Burma, a lobbyist for energy companies, and one who was with a group attacking …

Campaigning starts in right earnest
South Asian Focus, Canada –
Their response to international crises- conflict in Lebanon, floods in the Philippines, cyclones in Burma and earthquakes in China- has been abysmal. …

Countering the drug menace
Zee News, India –
Burma, Laos and Thailand together constitute the Golden Triangle, which is the world’s largest source of opium. However, the opium crop in this zone has …

A second prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim?
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
If Malaysia does not wish to descend to the level of Burma and Zimbabwe, both of which were also British colonies and enjoyed the rule of law and freedom …

Ceasefire groups strengthen forces in Shan state
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Eastern Command leader Ya Pyit also told the Haha Ja group, based in Homong near the Thai-Burma border, that if they did not lay down their arms they could …

Burmese losing the battle against rats
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Four months after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, another natural disaster has struck the country. This time the ruling military regime has had 50 years to …

Junta sets new target for overseas job placement
Mizzima.com, India –
New Delhi – Burma’s Ministry of Labor has set a new target for overseas employment agencies, looking for each registered agency to place 300 Burmese workers …

NLD members questioned over bombing
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“The NLD will never take up arms to win power – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi would never accept that. She had said in the past that she doesn’t want to repeat the …


World focus on Burma (10 September 2008)

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Student Warriors lambast junta over false accusations
Mizzima.com, India –
The group also lambasted the junta for arresting members of the National League for Democracy and Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network (HRDP) for …

Suu Kyi’s supporters banned from visiting her sick housekeeper
First Post, UK –
Burmese authorities have sealed off a Rangoon hospital to prevent outsiders from visiting a sick woman companion of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San …

Show of solidarity for Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Burmese nationals form the largest refugee group in Japan, which in a rare break from Western nations maintains friendly relations with the military regime. …

‘Bangladesh on front line of climate change’
Bangladesh News 24 hours (subscription), Bangladesh –

… of people face drought in Ethiopia; 11 million people affected by flooding in India; and up to 128000 people killed by the cyclone that struck Burma. …

Pupils’ joy as Burmese friend is found safe
Bolton News, UK –
… at a Bolton primary school are celebrating after a young Burmese girl they sponsor was found alive and well in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone. …

In love with cars
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
Officially, Three Pagodas Pass border crossing is closed and the Burmese junta has not permitted border trade with Thailand since 2006. …

Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2007 documents Burmese ruling junta’s …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –

Human Rights Year Book of Burma Twenty years since the brutal suppression of the 1988 uprising, the Burmese military junta continues to exert tight control …

Thai Court Rules Against Samak, Orders his Resignation
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He stressed that he would not mention the position of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in any talks he had with the Burmese junta, the Bangkok Post said. …

Samlee nominated
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The regional committee said its decision was guided by Dr Samlee’s speed in activating emergency funds to help victims hit by Cyclone Nargis in Burma, …

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Myanmar explosion injures 3
Straits Times, Singapore – AP.
The military has ruled Myanmar, also called Burma, since 1962 and has been widely criticised for suppressing basic freedoms. —
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Three injured in a bus explosion in Myanmar: report
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — Three passengers were injured when an explosion ripped through the back of a bus at a busy intersection in Myanmar’s main city Yangon, …

US concerned, as hunger strike rumors swirl
Mizzima.com, India –
On Sunday, Police Chief Brigadier General Khin Yi told a press conference in Burma’s capital of Naypyitaw that neither Suu Kyi’s lawyer nor personal …

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FACTBOX-A look at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Reuters AlertNet, UK –
Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 senior South Korean officials and the bombing of …

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Burma: Cyclone, starvation – now plague of rats devastates Burmese …
guardian.co.uk, UK – Pete Pattisson in Chin state, Burma
A report last month by the Chin Human Rights Organisation estimates that up to 200 villages are affected by severe food shortages and at least 100000 people … (Video included)

Myanmar 1990 election winners want junta’s UN seat
The Associated Press –
The junta has ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, ever since. Daw San San, vice president of the Members of Parliament Union (Burma), said in the letter …

US concerned about welfare of Suu Kyi
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
Washington (dpa) – The United States expressed concern Tuesday about the health of Burma’s leading democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who reportedly began …

Suu Kyi supporters on hunger strike in Japan
Daily Times, Pakistan –
TOKYO: Some 50 Myanmar nationals in Japan are to stage hunger strikes in solidarity with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the protesters said …

… a month before she was put under house arrest, but that the Myanmar, also known as Burma, “has severely limited outside contact with her” since then. …

Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. The report finds the distinction between civilians and combatants is …

Fears Aung San Suu Kyi will starve to death
NEWS.com.au, Australia –
By Daniel Pedersen in Mae Sot, Thailand DISSIDENTS from Burma fear that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will starve herself to death. …

Visit Myanmar—That’s an Order
World Hum, CA –
It was November 18, 1996, and at 5:30 that morning, Myanmar’s military junta had rounded up the few foreign journalists in town and bussed us to a stadium …

Missionary trip to China leaves empty feeling
Rapid City Journal, SD –
“That medicine would have cost us $20000 to $30000 in the US” With about 60000 to 80000 orphans left behind in Burma, Klein said sex slavery is a …