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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (7 February 2009)

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Rebel group to boycott Burma’s general election
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
What about detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi?,” he said. Col Yod Serk said the electorate in Shan state were urged to cast no vote. …

Indonesia Reverses Policy on Burma Refugees
Voice of America –
By VOA News Indonesia has reversed its position on Rohingya boat people fleeing persecution in Burma, saying they may qualify for refugee status. …

Indonesia critical of Thailand’s refugee handling
ABC Online, Australia –
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers from Burma have been recently rescued at sea off Aceh with tales of abuse in Burma and at the hands of Thai …

Angelina Jolie asks Thai government to aid refugees
A recent CNN investigation found evidence of the Thai army towing an apparent boatload of 190 Rohingya refugees — a Muslim minority group from Myanmar …

People, Places and Things
Worcester Telegram, MA –
BANGKOK — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Thailand to respect the human rights of Myanmar’s Rohingya boat people, after Thai authorities pushed …

China fearful of changes promised by Obama
Toronto Star,  Canada –
But Beijing’s allies, too – the Burmese military junta, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, all members of that loosely knit group …

A world of difference
Bennington Banner, VT –
… the US Campaign for Burma and to create a revolutionary human rights media advocacy campaign in support of Aung San Suu Kyi and her cause. …

Global diplomacy has failed in Burma, Thailand –
… regime are put on prison for more than twenty years which needs UN attention. release of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s 2130 other political prisoners. …

Bring back democracy in Myanmar (Pressemitteilung), Austria –

Global diplomacy has failed in Burma to bring back democracy and envoy of Ban Ki-moon recent visit has not proved fruitful for restoration of democracy …

Burmese Justice
New York Times, United States –
On behalf of monks and nuns inside Myanmar, which we still call Burma, I applaud Nicholas D. Kristof’s call for new actions against the “odious” regime …

Editorial: The boat people
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
What should the government do with these poor refugees, who are often treated like pariahs in their motherland, Myanmar, and some say, also in Bangladesh? …

EDITORIAL: Abhisit’s visit to Japan
Asahi Shimbun, Japan –
Another vexing issue is that boats carrying refugees from Myanmar (Burma) who are members of the ethnic Rohingya minority have been turning up on Thai and …

RI asks countries to stop human rights violations
Antara, Indonesia –
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government asked other countries to stop human rights violations, and the flow of people leaving their countries of …

Revealed: Burma’s human exports
Independent, UK –
The fishermen are to earn $2400 (£1600) a year, an enticing wage in Burma, where average rural incomes are about $300 a year. But their rights are few, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 7, 2009 at 8:31 am

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