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Archive for November 2007

News on Burma’s Geopolitics (30-11-2007)

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Kasparov Warns of ‘Chaos’ in Russia
New York Times –
Garry Kasparov gave an impromptu news conference outside his home in Moscow shortly after being released from jail. By CLIFFORD J. LEVY and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ MOSCOW, Nov. 29 – Released from jail after serving a five-day sentence for leading an
Fraud, intimidation and bribery as Putin prepares for victory Guardian Unlimited
Russia’s Ruling Party Accused of Pressuring Voters Voice of America


Shanghai Daily

Pakistan Opposition Divided Over Poll
FOX News –
By STEPHEN GRAHAM, AP Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani opposition leaders were divided Friday on whether to contest parliamentary elections under President Pervez Musharraf, a day after he bowed to international pressure by saying he would end
Musharraf Sets Date for End of Emergency Rule New York Times
Ex-leader Sharif to boycott Pakistani elections USA Today
BloombergBoston GlobeVoice of AmericaHouston Chronicle


The Age

Botched Coup a Reminder of Philippine Political Weaknesses
Voice of America –
By Douglas Bakshian Filipino analysts say Thursday’s botched coup attempt at a luxury hotel in Manila was politically embarrassing for the Philippines, which has experienced numerous coup plots in the past two decades.
Philippine Soldiers, Supporters Arrested After Failed Revolt Wall Street Journal
Philippines Boosts Manila Troops After Yesterday’s Failed Coup Bloomberg
Reuters CanadaAHNBBC NewsABS CBN News


FACTBOX: Who matters in Pakistan’s election?
Reuters –
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani politics are dominated more by personalities than ideology. Here is a guide to the key …

ForbesNew York TimesBloomberg


Iranian, EU Officials Discuss Nuclear Program
Voice of America – 4 hours ago
By VOA News European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is meeting in London with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, to discuss Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
EU disappointed after nuclear talks with Iran Reuters Canada
Iranian negotiator says “positive” on Solana talks Reuters
AFPUnited Press InternationalThe Associated PressRIA Novosti

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 30, 2007 at 5:00 am

World Focus on Burma (30-11-2007)

  1. Total plans work on installations in Myanmar
    AFP –
    PARIS (AFP) — The French energy group Total said Thursday it planned to carry out work on installations in the Yadana gas field in Myanmar, where according …
  2. Myanmar Crackdown Sparks Ethics Debate On Investing There –
    France’s Total SA (TOT) contends that cutting off Myanmar , also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could …
  3. Myanmar Arrests, Harassment of Monks Is `Troubling,’ US Says
    Bloomberg –
    The monastery was a sanctuary for people with AIDS in the country formerly known as Burma, the news agency said. The US “condemns the Burmese regime’s …
  4. Deuces High: How the US Can Bring an End to Myanmar’s Crackdown on …
    World Press Review – 2 hours ago
    Since late September, the world’s eyes have been fixed on the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma, and just about every observer in the United …
  5. Burma Crisis Tops Talks Between Gambari, Cambodia, New Zealand –
    Continuing his consultations with regional leaders, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar today conferred with Cambodia’s Foreign Minister on …
  6. Two dead, monk wounded in Myanmar rebel attack
    Times of India, India –
    YANGON: A Buddhist monk and a 45-year-old woman were killed when ethnic Karen rebels in eastern Myanmar opened fire on a passenger bus, state media said on
  7. UN envoy continues Asian talks on Burma
    Radio Australia, Australia –
    United Nations envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, has held talks with top Cambodian officials on Burma’s political crisis as he tries to rally regional support for his …
  8. Miss World targets AIDS battle in 2007 pageant
    AFP –
    Of the nations not represented, there is no Miss Myanmar (formerly Burma) and most Muslim-majority countries do not take part, although Miss Malaysia, ..
  9. Resentment among monks spills over to Bodhgaya
    Merinews, India –
    The seething anger among Buddhist monks over the Myanmar military junta’s brutality on the men in crimson has far from died down, if anything, …
  10. Small farmers hurt by bird flu measures
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries issued a public warning in the state-run New Light of Myanmar …
  11. Myanmar junta shuts AIDS monastery, expels monks
    Reuters –
    “And I’d like to repeat that,” he told reporters during a visit to Cambodia on a regional tour before going back to the former Burma next month for more …
  12. Myanmar’s missing monks still a mystery months after crackdown
    Earthtimes, UK –
    … they were everywhere, but now you only see one or two,” said Shari Villarosa, charge d’affaires of the US embassy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …
  13. Call for Burma to free opposition leader
    ic Wales, United Kingdom –
    Cambodian foreign minister Hor Namhong said today that his country supports the “steps taken by Myanmar (Burma) in cooperation with the United Nations to …
  14. Burma need gradual approach to democracy: Cambodia FM, India –
    “I told Gambari that we don’t have to talk about the sanction on Myanmar any more from now on, but we have to provide humanitarian aid for the Myanmar …
  15. Pinheiro challenges international community, India –
    Pinheiro also has little patience for a debate over whether the Southeast Asian nation should be referred to as Burma or Myanmar, as the generals renamed …
  16. US diplomat: Myanmar junta shuts AIDS monastery, continues arrests
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    AP BANGKOK, Thailand: Myanmar’s military junta has closed a monastery that served as a hospice for AIDS patients and is continuing to arrest dissidents, …
  17. ASEAN needs to invest in its people: incoming chief
    Channel News Asia, Singapore –
    The only thing is – how many potshots ASEAN will receive as a result of political issues such as Myanmar or whatever come our way? …
  18. UN Watch Briefing
    Media For Freedom, Nepal –
    As South Africa faced new questions over its UN voting record against human rights resolutions for victims in Burma and elsewhere, UN Watch found itself at …
  19. India: Marching in step with Burma’s generals
    SAHRDC, India –
    … himself witnessed protests in Burma’s streets when he signed a $150 million deal with the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise in September 2007. …
  20. Junta shuts down monastery close to pro-democracy movement, Italy –
    Yangon (asianews) – Myanmar’s military regime continues to blatantly crack down on Buddhist monks, guilty in its eyes for last September anti-government …
  21. Vengeful junta shuts down monastery in Rangoon
    Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
    IN AN unprecedented move, Burma’s military junta has shut down a Rangoon monastery linked to the recent uprising and warned other temples not to offer …
  22. UN Envoy Demands Release of Burmese Democracy Leader
    Voice of America –
    By VOA News The United Nations’ special envoy to Burma says that the country’s ruling military junta must release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu …
  23. General safer sex rules, South Africa –
    Although abstinence and condoms are the best way of preventing HIV/Aids, there are a lot of general safer sex rules that one should follow. …
  24. ‘Democracy can only be a transition in Myanmar’
    Tehelka, India –
    ... of Myanmar’s Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) that visited India recently at the invitation of Indian Parliamentarian Forum for Democracy in Burma …
  25. AIDS Monastery Ordered Shut in Myanmar
    The Associated Press –
    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A Buddhist monastery that provided a hospice for AIDS patients has been closed down by the regime in Myanmar, which is also still …
  26. World AIDS Day Marks Day of Both Sadness and Hope, Says Bush

    30 November 2007

    President Bush makes remarks during a World AIDS Day ceremony, 30 Nov 2007
    President Bush makes remarks during a World AIDS Day ceremony, 30 Nov 2007

    President Bush is urging Congress to approve the doubling of the U.S. commitment in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

    Mr. Bush Friday said he was confident …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 29, 2007 at 11:51 pm

News on Burma’s Geoplotics (29-11-2007)

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  1. Musharraf to Take Oath as Civilian Leader
    Washington Post, United States –
    By Pamela Constable ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 — President Pervez Musharraf, after formally stepping down as the chief of Pakistan’s powerful army,
  2. FACTBOX-Five facts on Pakistan’s new army chief, Kayani
    Reuters –
    Nov 28 (Reuters) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as army chief on Wednesday, as his hand-picked successor, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani,
  3. Manila gives rebel soldiers deadline to surrender
    Reuters –
    By Karen Lema and Raju Gopalakrishnan MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police gave around two dozen rebel soldiers until 3 pm (2 am EST) on Thursday to halt their attempted mutiny in a luxury hotel in Manila’s financial district.
  4. Pall of Rioting Greets Sarkozy
    Washington Post –
    By Molly Moore PARIS, Nov. 28 — President Nicolas Sarkozy received no celebratory homecoming when he returned from Beijing on Wednesday with $30 billion in new business deals between France and China.
  5. US protests China’s port refusal
    CNN –
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States has filed a formal protest with China over the decision to deny port visits to a US aircraft carrier and two other ships last week, an incident a Pentagon spokesman Wednesday called “baffling.
  6. Two Injured as Hotel Standoff in Manila Ends
    New York Times –
    Government soldiers prepare to the Peninsula Hotel in Manila. The hotel had been taken over earlier by dissident military officers who demanded that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.
  7. Musharraf Is Sworn In as a Civilian President
    New York Times –
    By CARLOTTA GALL and JANE PERLEZ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 29 – A day after resigning as army chief, Pervez Musharraf was sworn in as a civilian president today.
  8. China Explains Decision to Block US Ships
    New York Times –
    By DAVID LAGUE Beijing, Nov. 29 – China blocked the visit to Hong Kong last week of a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships in retaliation against the Bush administration’s proposed upgrading of Taiwan’s Patriot
  9. Vietnam caught between repression and reform
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    The ethnic Vietnamese activists, among them a US national mathematics researcher, a French national journalist and a Thai citizen, were arrested while handing our fliers that explained and promoted non-violent struggle for democratic change.
  10. Musharraf Defends Actions After Taking Oath
    New York Times –
    bkbangash/AP Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf gave an emotional speech after he was sworn in as the country’s civilian president today in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  11. Why Musharraf is Ending the Emergency
    TIME –
    President Pervez Musharraf speaks after taking the oath of office for a five-year term as a civilian president November 29, 2007 at the presidential palace in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 29, 2007 at 7:12 am

World Focus on Burma (29-11-2007)

  1. China’s see-no-evil diplomacy —Andreas Ni
    Daily Times, Pakistan –
    The recent “saffron revolution” in Burma presented China with not only a challenge, but also an opportunity to exert its influence. ..
  2. CBS wins November sweeps, but abc’s ‘Dancing’ finale scored big
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI –
    … alum – is in Friday’s US Weekly in a piece about the US Campaign for Burma – – a group trying to end military rule in Myanmar. …
  3. LETTERS: Hypocrisy protects China
    Taipei Times, Taiwan –
    Why is it easy to vehemently complain about Pakistan and Myanmar in loud and determined voices, but not about China, when the situation in China is far …
  4. More bad rap on Asian biofuels
    Asia Times Online, Hong Kong –
    As such, other Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines are beginning to follow Indonesia’s and …
  5. Boycott Olympics to help the Burmese
    Bangkok Post, Thailand –
    I completely agree with the sentiments of Ms Wenman concerning her view on the lack of teeth of Asean, and the relief the Burmese generals must feel, …
  6. West Papua flag to mark Independece Day, New Zealand –
    Titled “Human Rights and ASEAN: West Papua, The Philippines Burma and Aotearoa” the seminar will be addressed by several speakers including Keith Locke, …
  7. Court denies Burmese man asylum but asks US not to deport him yet
    San Francisco Chronicle, USA –
    “Human rights violations in Myanmar have risen recently to crisis level,” said the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, using the military government’s name …
  8. UN envoy and Cambodian foreign minister meet to discuss Myanmar’s …
    International Herald Tribune, France –
    Myanmar, also known as Burma, sparked global outrage in September when the country’s ruling military junta crushed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist …
  9. Rights group condemns ongoing repression
    Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
    Nov 29, 2007 (DVB)–Amnesty International has condemned the ongoing arrests of political activists in Burma, two months on from the start of the government’s …
  10. Amnestied Thai prisoners in Myanmar fly home Friday
    Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
    BANGKOK, Nov 29 (TNA) – Thirty-three Thai nationals incarcerated in Myanmar for varied offenses have been granted amnesty by Myanmar and are scheduled to …
  11. Prayers said for Myanmar
    Singapore Catholic News, Singapore –
    “Burma’s despotic generals are being confronted, not by radical factions or troublemakers, but by peaceful activists dedicated to freedom and democracy,” he …
  12. Arroyo has no moral ascendancy to hit Burma, Philippines –
    … to the news report on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s call for the military junta of Burma (Myanmar) to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …
  13. Authorities conceal bird flu detection in Shan State, India –
    November 29, 2007 – An alarming situation is developing with the deadly avian flu once again surfacing in Burma’s eastern Shan State. …
  14. Mobile phones and protest Cats, mice and handsets
    Economist, UK –
          Both there and in Myanmar (Burma) recent disturbances have produced some interesting insights into the cat-and-mouse games of protesters and political …
  15. Myanmar’s Rohingyas No place like home
    Economist, UK –
       But anti-Muslim sentiments have been simmering for centuries in Burma. The dark-skinned Rohingyas, who have more in common physically and culturally with …
  16. Myanmar Investment: Right or Wrong?
    Houston Chronicle, United States –
    France’s Total SA contends that cutting off Myanmar, also known as Burma, hurts ordinary people more than it harms the military regime and could hinder …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 29, 2007 at 6:04 am

သာသနာဖ်က္တို႔ အာဏာျပလြန္း

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ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ တရားဥပေဒ စိုးမိုးမႈ လံုး၀မရွိေတာ့။ အစဥ္အလာေကာင္း ယဥ္ေက်းမႈတို႔လည္း ပ်က္သုန္းေလၿပီ။

မတရားသည့္ ဥပေဒကို ရဟန္းရွင္လူ ျပည္သူတို႔က ႀကိတ္မွတ္ ေခါင္းငံု႔ခံေပး ေနရသည္ကိုပင္ အာဏာရွင္ လူရမ္းကားတို႔က အားမရေသး။

လူမ်ဳိးတုန္း၊ သာသနာတုန္းေအာင္ ရမ္းကားလြန္းေနသည္မွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသမိုင္းတြင္ မၾကံဳစဖူး ျဖစ္ေနေတာ့သည္။

တိုင္းတပါးမွ ကြၽန္လာျပဳေသာ အဂၤလိပ္နယ္ခ်ဲ႕ႏွင့္ ဂ်ပန္ဖက္ဆစ္တို႔ပင္ ဤမွ်ေလာက္ မရက္စက္ဟု လူႀကီးသူမတို႔က ေျပာဆိုေနၾကသည္ကို တစကၠန္႔ တမိနစ္မွ် စဥ္းစားၾကည့္ေစဖို႔ ေကာင္းသည္။

အာဏာယစ္မူးေနေသာ ေခါင္းေဆာင္တို႔က ရဟန္းသံဃာ ျမင္တိုင္း မိုက္ရိုင္းေနၾကသည္မွာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးဟုပင္ မေခၚအပ္ေတာ့။

ထိုေခါင္းေဆာင္တို႔ႏွင့္ ေနာက္လိုက္ လက္ကိုင္တုတ္တို႔က ျမတ္စြာဘုရား၏ သားေတာ္မ်ားအေပၚ ကာယကံ၊ ၀စီကံ၊ မေနာကံတို႔ျဖင့္ ျပစ္မွားခဲ့ၿပီးသည့္ေနာက္ပိုင္း ၀န္ခ်ေတာင္းပန္ျခင္း မရွိေသးပဲႏွင့္ မိမိတို႔အိမ္က တခမ္းတနား ကိုးကြယ္ထားတဲ့ ဘုရားစင္ေရွ႕မွာ ထိုင္ရွိခိုး၀ံေသး၏ေလာ။

အထက္အမိန္႔ဆိုသည့္ စကားလံုးျဖင့္ ေနာက္လိုက္ငယ္သားတို႔အား ခိုင္းေစကာ ေျမေခြးအၿမီးျပတ္ ျဖစ္ေအာင္၊ အ၀ီစိငရဲေရာက္ေအာင္ လုပ္ေနသည္ကို ႏိုင္ငံ့အခြန္ေငြ စားေသာက္ေနရသူအေပါင္း သတိရွိဖို႔ လိုၿပီ။


ျမတ္စြာဘုုရား၏ ဓမၼ ထံုးတမ္းစဥ္လာႏွင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ထံုးတမ္းစဥ္လာတို႔ကို စစ္အာာဏာရွင္ လူရမ္းကားတစုတို႔က ခ်ဳိးေဖာက္ ဖ်က္ဆီးေနသည္။

မဂၢင္ေက်ာင္းတိုက္ကိစၥကုိ ႏိုင္ငံတကာရႈေထာင့္အရ ၾကည့္လွ်င္  လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ဳိးေဖာက္မႈ၊ လူသားမ်ားအေပၚ ရက္စက္ၾကမ္းၾကဳတ္မႈႏွင့္ ဘာသာေရး ႏွိပ္ကြပ္မႈမ်ားကို စစ္အစိုးရက ေျပာင္တင္းတင္း က်ဴဳးလြန္ေနသည္သာမက အိုးအိမ္ႏွင့္ ေျမယာ ပိုင္ဆိုင္သည့္ အခြင့္အေရးကိုပါ က်ဴးလြန္လာေၾကာင္း အေထာက္အထား ခိုင္လံုစြာ ေတြ႔ေနရသည္။

အလံုးစံု ပ်က္သုန္းေရးကို အာဏာရွင္ကုိယ္တိုင္က ဖန္တီးေနသည္ ဟုသာ ဆိုရေပလိမ့္မည္။


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 28, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Rights Group Says Arrests in Burma Continue

Rights Group Says Arrests in Burma Continue

28 November 2007

Hla Hla Than’s Report in Burmese – 1.22 MB audio clip
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A man was carried away after being shot by the Burmese troops, 27 Sept. 2007 (Mizzima News)
A man was carried away after being shot by the Burmese troops, 27 Sept. 2007 (Mizzima News)

Amnesty International has condemned the continuing arrests of political activists inside Burma despite what it says was the government’s pledge to stop.

The London-based rights group on Tuesday published details of the arrest of several activists since early November.

Amnesty says Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein made a commitment to Ibrahim Gambari to halt the arrests when the U.N. special envoy met with him earlier this month.

Burmese officials say 15 people were killed and nearly three-thousand detained in the September crackdown. Diplomats and human rights groups say the figures are much higher.

Also Tuesday, a British academic organization gave Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a lifetime achievement award.

She has spent 12 of the last 18 years under some form of detention and remains under house arrest in Rangoon.

This Information has been provided by the burmese service advisory, political studies association, amnesty international.

To read in Burmese , click

AI condemn Junta_hht

(VOA Burmese)

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 28, 2007 at 9:12 am

Award for Lifetime Achievement in Politics

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Award for Lifetime Achievement in Politics

28 November 2007

Khin Myo Thet’s Report in Burmese (MP3) _ Download 1.26MB audio clip
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

A Burmese human rights campaigner, Zoya Phan, accepted the Political Studies Association’s special award for lifetime achievement in politics on her behalf during Tuesday’s award ceremony in London.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won elections in 1990, but Burma’s government refused to recognize the results and prevented the party from taking office.
This Information has been provided by the burmese service advisory, political studies association, amnesty international.


See Zoya Phan’s YouTube video at the right side bar .


Zoya Phan in the picture of 03 Oct 2006


To read in Burmease , click

DASSK awarded lifetime achievement_kmt

(Source: VOA Burmese)

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 28, 2007 at 3:31 am