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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (4 February 2009)

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Fresh charges against Thailand by boat people
The Age, Australia –
My wife and child still in Burma,” said Rahmat, who, like most Rohingyas, was living in Thailand illegally. Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from Burma who …

Rohingya illegal immigrants status ‘confirmed’
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The plight of the Rohingya people has worsened after Burma, Bangladesh and Thailand confirmed their status as illegal immigrants and refused them sanctuary. …

BURMA: Ban’s Visit Inane Unless Prisoners Are Freed
Inter Press Service, Italy –
It is only after that, Gambari was told, that the opposition in Burma, or Myanmar, will begin a dialogue with the junta aimed at prodding the South-east …

Vice-president of India on four-day visit to Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
India under, the project, has sanctioned US $ 7 million through its Export and Import (EXIM) Bank to Burma. With the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication …

Myanmar: PM – no refugees’ camp for Rohingya
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Prime Minister Mr. Abihsit Vejjajiva revealed today (February 4) that he has been clarifying the Burmese minority Rohingya immigrants to non governmental …

Come Hell or High Water, the Burmese Junta Endures
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, DC –
By Jacob Baynham This marks Gambari’s seventh trip to Burma, a country locked in a military dictatorship since 1962. His efforts have had little effect. …

Myanmar PM General Thein Sein receives Special Advisor to …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein received Mr Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United .

Myanmar: SPDC Spokes Authoritative Team holds first meeting with …
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
In the times of the Revolutionary Council and Burma Socialist Programme Party also, insurgency could not be rooted out, people had to face numerous …

Bangladesh for regional initiative to solve Rohingya issue
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… of mistreating refugees from the minority Muslim Rohingya group, thousands of whom flee poverty, abuse and repression in western Burma every year. …

Bangkok denies mistreatment allegations by Rohingya refugees
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Thailand’s foreign minister wants refugee allegations checked; tells media to wait the results of Indonesian government investigation. …

Thailand rejects migrant abuse claims
euronews, France –
Denying any abuse, Bangkok says it has no plans to open a camp for Burmese boat people and will continue to deport them. Now in the hands of Indonesian …

Ban Ki-moon-Gambari to meet in New Delhi
Merinews, India –
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari will meet in Delhi on January 5 to discuss the fallout of the latter’s visit …

‘Don’t believe what the world says about Rohingya’
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said Wednesday that people should not believe international news reports about the Rohingya boat people being treated …

Burma demands end to UN sanctions
InTheNews.co.uk, UK –
Burma’s military junta has demanded economic and diplomatic sanctions against the country be lifted before they consider any political reform. …

Burma’s fifth column
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
To be frank, Cyclone Nargis presented a positive opportunity to set up civil institutions. The military government made a concerted effort not to allow this …

Than Shwe Has No Time for UN Envoy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the New Light, he told the visiting envoy, “The UN should make efforts to lift economic sanctions imposed on Myanmar [Burma] if the …

TCG Chairman Kyaw Thu Transferred
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the Burmese regime with a mission to respond to the Cyclone Nargis disaster which killed at least …

New Burmese Political Journal Appears
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Thiha Aung was previously the deputy chief editor of Myanma Alin—the Burmese version of The New Light of Myanmar, an English-language newspaper. …

UN: Daily Press Briefing, 3 February 2009
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Question: Any answer on criticism from the spokespeople for Aung San Suu Kyi about the lack of any progress in all the meetings up to now? …

Burma’s opposition says it has seen little progress following the latest visit from UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari. “I do not see any development yet,” a …

Top officials resign
Mizzima.com, India –
… Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to facilitate and monitor flow of international assistance into Cyclone Nargis cyclone hit areas in Burma.

A Failed Mission
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He simply relayed the message that he was too busy to meet the UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari, a man who had come to the country to advocate …

Burma’s Opium Production Back on Rise
TIME –
2 report by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime found that the price of opium in Burma, also known as Myanmar, increased by 15% last year. …

Refugees claim they were beaten, abandoned by Thai military
CNN –
IDI, Indonesia (CNN) — A group of refugees from Myanmar who were rescued by Indonesian authorities claimed Wednesday that 22 of their number died after …

Kasit denies Rohingya mistreatment
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The 198 migrants from Burma’s Rohingya Muslim minority, who were rescued at sea off Sumatra island Monday, have said they were detained and beaten before …

Rohingyas are not just migrants
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
It is a fact that the Muslims in Myanmar are not recognized as full- fledged Burmese. They are officially termed Indian Burmese, Chinese Burmese on their …

Myanmar says UN must end sanctions
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar’s military government has called for economic and diplomatic sanctions against the country to be lifted before it will consider any reform or …

Suu Kyi’s party downbeat after UN Myanmar visit
AFP –
YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s opposition party said Wednesday it saw little progress from a visit by a top UN envoy, as the junta accused democracy leader Aung …

Thailand vows to deport all Rohingyas, no asylum
Reuters India, India –
The plight of Myanmar’s estimated 800000 Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority from the former Burma’s northwest, has been in the headlines since reports of …

Migrants’ scars back abuse claims: health workers
บางกอกโพส, Thailand –
The 198 migrants from Burma’s Rohingya Muslim minority, who were rescued at sea off Sumatra island Monday, have said they were detained and beaten before …

Gambari to brief UN’s Ban on Myanmar visit
AFP –
NEW DELHI (AFP) — UN envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari will brief Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New Delhi on his latest attempt to nudge the …

Australia raises boat people concerns
The West Australian, Australia –
The group of nearly 200 men, from Burma’s minority Muslim Rohingya community, told rescuers they had spent three weeks adrift after the Thais beat them and …

Thailand says no refugee camp for Rohingas
Australia Network News, Australia –
[Reuters] Thailand’s government says it has no plans to open a camp for asylum seekers arriving from neighbouring Burma and will continue its policy of …

Thai FM denies of ill-treatment on Rohingya migrants
Xinhua, China –
… citing Rohingya witnesses as stating 22 of their number had died on the crossing from Thailand after fleeing the military dictatorship in Myanmar. …

BANGKOK (AFP) — Thailand’s government on Wednesday denied fresh allegations of cruelty towards boat people from Myanmar, after migrants found off the coast …

Shwedagon authorities repair cyclone damage
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 4, 2009 (DVB)–Shwedagon pagoda authorities have been working for the past five months to repair damage caused in May last year by Cyclone Nargis, …

The Battle’s Not Over
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
He also thirsted to understand Burma’s history and its conflicts. In the tumultuous days of 1988, after attending Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech at Rangoon’s …

I Live Here
Florida Weekly, FL –
Chechen refugees, Burma’s sex workers, Juarez’s murdered teenage girls, Malawi’s AIDS orphans. While infomercials and human-rights campaigns remind …

If UN wants political stability, drop sanction: Burmese PM
Mizzima.com, India –
“The UN should make efforts to lift economic sanctions imposed on Myanmar [Burma] if the organization wants to see prosperous Myanmar with political …

“Fishermen found a wooden boat without an engine drifting in the sea with 198 Myanmar migrants,” Mr. Sutardi was quoted as saying. …

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with UN special envoy
EnerPub, TX –
Gambari’s diplomatic mission is not prompting much hope among members of the opposition in Myanmar: “After the last six visits to Burma by the special envoy …

“Fishermen found a wooden boat without an engine drifting in the sea with 198 Myanmar [Burmese] migrants,” said Indonesian navy officer Tedi Sutardi. …

Refugees claim brutal treatment at hands of Thai authorities
ABC Online, Australia –
… another boatload of almost 200 Muslims who are accusing Thai security forces of leaving them to die at sea after they fled Buddhist dominated Burma. …

Burma’s Forgotten Victims
Far Eastern Economic Review (subscription), Hong Kong –
In a three-year investigation into abuses in this forgotten corner of Burma, Human Rights Watch researchers found that systematic abuses by the Tatmadaw are …

A feel for old-world charm
Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
Such items made in the 40s and 50s in former British colonies such as Burma, India and Malaya featured colonial designs and styles. …

Myanmar’s military, which has ruled the country since 1962, when it was known as Burma, tolerates virtually no dissent. Western nations, including the …

NCUB Applauds British Minister Bill Rammell for his criticism of …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
As long as the junta continues to refuse a meaningful, time ]bound political dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi and the ethnic nationalities the international …

Talks with senior Government officials bring UN envoy’s Myanmar …
UN News Centre –
3 February 2009 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser concluded a four-day working visit to Myanmar today, meeting with senior Government …

UN envoy to Myanmar to brief Ban in India
Zee News, India –
United Nations, Feb 03: UN’s top envoy in Myanmar, who concluded a four-day visit to the country on Tuesday, will brief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in …

Burma PM tells UN envoy sanctions should end
บางกอกโพส, Thailand –
YANGON (AFP) — Burma’s prime minister on Tuesday asked visiting UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to push Western nations to end their sanctions if they wanted to …

The most wanted man on the planet
CNNMoney.com –
Just a few weeks after Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian chairman of Viacom (VIA), had abruptly removed Freston as CEO, Winfrey found him – in Burma. ..


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