Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (5 February 2009)

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… be welcomed back anytime soon to Myanmar, also known as Burma. Myanmar’s military junta has been accused of gross atrocities against ethnic minorities, …

The Thinker: Selective Sentiment
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
It appears that when Muslims are deprived of their basic rights by Burma’s Gen. Than Shwe and his cohorts in the vicious Slorc regime it doesn’t matter, …

Breaking Burma’s official secrets
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
And comedian Zarganar and human rights defender Myint Aye are facing long jail terms for talking too openly and too truthfully about the official …

Angelina Jolie voices support for Myanmar refugees in northern …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
“With no foreseeable chance that these refugees will soon be able to return to Burma (Myanmar), we must find some way to help them work and become self …

Junta continues cabinet reshuffle
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – In the continuing reshuffle of its cabinet, the Burmese military rulers have appointed two of its Ministers to head an …

United States Says United Nations Should Screen Rohingya Migrants
ISRIA (subscription), DC –
Burma does not recognize them as citizens, despite their centuries-long presence in the country. The junta also has placed severe economic, travel and other …

Inter-Asian meeting to solve Rohingya crisis proposed
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Myanmar says they are not indigenous Burmese but migrants who arrived in the country during colonial times. Bangladesh claims that its Rohingya population …

Turns out, she is a philanthropist and works with poor villages in northern Myanmar (Burma). How interesting is that? After a very informative talk with …

Jolie and Pitt visit Burmese refugee camp along Thai-Burma border
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt on Thursday visited a Burmese refugee camp along the …

Myanmar: One-tenth of Burmese go hungry despite food surplus
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
There should not be a need for food assistance in Myanmar,” said Kaye. After the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis last May, affected townships saw rice …

ABFSU leader Dee Nyein Linn sentenced to 5 more years in prison
Mizzima.com, India –
… sentenced ‘All Burma Federation of Students Union’ (ABFSU) leader Dee Nyein Linn to another five years in prison yesterday, for unlawful association. …

Gambari’s visit sees no progress in Burma
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The government account of the meetings between Gambari and senior regime leaders was published in the state-run New Light of Myanmar yesterday. …

Behind Camp Gates
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The camp houses more than 20000 ethnic Karenni from Burma’s Karenni (Kayah) State in eastern Burma. A further 4000 Karenni refugees live in a second …

Kyaw Thu’s Transfer Questions Junta’s Intentions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The apparent reshuffle confused international observers and rang alarm bells within UN agencies and INGOs operating inside Burma. Why the consternation? …

Kyauktada court pressured by local officials
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“I have seen a lot of people in a similar situation to me be thrown into prison and I can see that a lot of people, including me, are going to end up the …

Thailand discloses official policy to deport Rohingya refugees
Mizzima.com, India –
We will deport them to Burma, which is their country of origin,” the Deputy PM said. The Thai government announced its official policy towards these …

Young Activist Given 15-Year Sentence
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In response, Burma’s premier, Thein Sein, said: “The UN should make efforts to lift economic sanctions imposed on Myanmar [Burma] if the organization wants …

Burmese Migrants in Limbo
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The vast majority of the migrants in Mahachai are ethnic Mon from Burma. According to a leading migrant workers’ rights advocate, hundreds of Burmese …

Student activist sentenced to five more years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 5, 2009 (DVB)–De Nyein Linn, leader of the 2007 All Burmese Federation of Student Unions, has been given an additional five-year jail term, bringing his …

No Asylum For Rohingya Refugees: Thailand
RTT News, NY –
Suthep Thaugsuban said that Rohingya refugees arriving in Thailand by boat would be deported to Myanmar where “they come from.” He said the boat people were …

EC once more shows its incompetence and bias
Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –
Asking the Umno leadership to step down now is like asking the Burmese junta to make Aung Sun Su Kyi Myanmar’s new leader. It is an impossible task! …

The national prison of Burma
New York Times Blogs, NY –
By Nicholas Kristof My Thursday column is from Myanmar, one of the nastier countries left in the world today. I was only able to get into Myawaddy, …

Wildlife activist entertains hundreds with field tales
RU Daily Targum, NJ –
For the finale, audiences appeared captivated as Corwin presented the last reptile, a gigantic albino Burmese python. “They are unbelievable creatures, …

Myanmar Junta Calls Suu Kyi’s Conditions for Talks Unrealistic
Bloomberg –
The results were rejected by the military, which has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, …

Buy the silky blindfold and restraints kit from their website and all proceeds will go towards campaigning for freedom in Burma and to benefit trafficked …

… aims to raise awareness, kickstart international action over Burma’s human rights violations and bring long-lasting change for the country. …

Five Days for Human Dignity
McGill Reporter, Canada –
… Students Association, the Burma Solidarity Collective, the Spanish and Latin American Student Association, and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights. …

Support Grit genocide doctrine, Harper urged
The Gazette (Montreal), Canada –
Many believe this is because it is so closely associated with the Liberals — particularly the human security agenda of former foreign affairs minister Lloyd …

Sketches, stories depict horrors of POW camps
The Japan Times, Japan –
After a short time, he was transferred to Thailand, where he worked on the construction of the Thailand-Burma railroad. Hundreds of Allied soldiers died …

Indonesian Health Workers Say Burmese ‘Boat People’ Were Beaten
Voice of America –
By VOA News Indonesian health workers say a group of Burmese boat people rescued from seas off Indonesia this week have injuries that prove they were beaten …

UN envoy in failed mission to Myanmar
The National, United Arab Emirates –
“The prognosis is very bleak,” said Win Min, a Chiang Mai-based academic from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. “Mr Gambarilistened to both sides, …

Survivors: 22 refugees died on boats
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
4 (UPI) — Twenty-two Myanmar refugees abandoned at sea by Thai military officials died while drifting on a rickety, boat with no motor, survivors say. …

UNHCR trying to reach Rohingyas in Aceh
Antara, Indonesia –
… living on the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar, have fled to Thailand and Malaysia to avoid persecution by the Burmese regime. (*)

Govt advised to involve UNHCR in settling boat people problem
Antara (press release), Indonesia –
He said the government should also immediately bring up the problem of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Aceh at ASEAN forums because as a member of ASEAN, …

Refugees Recount Abuse in Burma and Thailand
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
According to their reports, treatment in their home country, Burma, had not been any better. “We were not allowed to pray. We were forced to practice …


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