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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (10 February 2009)

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ASEAN Members to Discuss Economy, Human Rights
Voice of America –
Southeast Asian governments are routinely criticized for human rights violations. Burma’s military-run government is most often in the spotlight. …

Feature: Taking out a contract on Burma’s farmers
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The army’s Myanmar Economic Corporation was the highest exporter with 35000 tons. The other exporters were those owned by the children of army officers and …

Roundtable: Strategies for 2010
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… secretary of the Committee Representing the People’s Parliament, completely rejected the idea that the election could bring about democracy in Burma. …

Mizzima nominated for UNESCO Press Freedom Prize
Mizzima.com, India –
… Thin Thin Aung and Win Aung – activists who were driven away by Burma’s military dictators following the 1988 nation-wide uprising, launched an internet …

Cyclone Relief Group Launches 3-Year Recovery Plan
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE The Tripartite Core Group (TCG) of Burma has a 3-year recovery and preparedness plan and will seek US $691 million to continue the Cyclone Nargis …

Who is Kyaw Thu?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Since last May, when Cyclone Nargis devastated much of the Irrawaddy delta, Kyaw Thu has served as the chairman of the Tripartite Core Group (TCG), …

Female actors lost out at Burmese film awards
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards made the announcement just before the ceremony in Naypyidaw on Saturday, surprising actresses tipped to win the …

300 Houses Destroyed in Mandalay Blaze
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported that the fire destroyed 1428 market shops, 17 offices and 113 other workspaces. Twenty-one people, including …

Tension Mounts between Wa and Burmese Army
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… Special Autonomous Region, Union of Myanmar.” Tensions also reportedly rose after the Wa ignored a Burmese government demand for drug dealer Aik Hawk to …

Chin: Children Recruited.
UNPO, Netherlands –
Under age boys are being recruited forcibly as soldiers in the Burmese Army in Chin state, western Myanmar. Three boys, about 13 years of age in Paletwa …

NLD’s discourse on the economy
Mizzima.com, India –
Myo Myint, during the discussion spoke of the fall in prices of paddy rice and the difficulties faced by farmers after Cyclone Nargis lashed the country, …

Internet service hampered as Myanmar Teleport server breaks down
Mizzima.com, India –
by Nem Davies New Delhi (Mizzima) – Customers of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Burma, could not access the internet this morning as the Myanmar …

Danish Minister of Development: Stop the Burma-Boycott
ScandAsia.com, Thailand –
“20 years of EU-sanctions has not changed the mindset of the Burmese junta. On the contrary the people have been kept in isolation, and that is exactly what …

ABFSU leaders jailed for three years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 10, 2009 (DVB)–All Burmese Federation of Student Unions leaders Kyaw Ko Ko and Nyan Linn Aung were sentenced to three years’ imprisonment each by …

Rice ‘boiled over’ in 2008
Stabroek News, Guyana –
To sustain this, he said, a new seed facility aimed at decentralizing seed production from Burma and facilitating easier access to improved seed stock by …

Over 300 houses gutted in fire at Mandalay
Mizzima.com, India –
A local eyewitness told Mizzima that a fire broke out in Burma’s second largest city of Mandalay’s Chan Mya Tharsi town and gutted residential houses in …

China Eases Through UN Human Rights ‘Review’
CNSNews.com, VA –
China won praise and backing from countries including Sudan, Cuba, Iran, Burma, Egypt and Zimbabwe. The three-hour discussion Monday was the first time …

TCG work not to be affected by Kyaw Thu’s transfer: UN
Mizzima.com, India –
Last week, Burma’s military regime secretly transferred Kyaw Thu from his post of Deputy Foreign Minister to the Civil Service Selection and Training Board, …

‘It’s tough because the only English they get is at school’
Daily Press, VA –
For example, children from Myanmar (formerly called Burma) tend to have a more difficult time adjusting because they’ve never been in a school building. …

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Preface
CPJ Press Freedom Online, NY –
Maung Thura, known online as Zarganar, was sentenced to 59 years in prison for illegally disseminating video of private relief efforts after Cyclone Nargis …

Freedom of speech: ICT must help, not hinder – Part I
eGov monitor, UK –
The use of the Internet bydissidents in Burma last year provided us all with an example of how important alifeline the Internet can be for the repressed and …

Myanmar: Senior UN official stresses the importance of the right …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Bangkok (ESCAP Information Services) – As the efforts to rebuild the communities in Myanmar affected by Cyclone Nargis move from emergency relief and early …

TCG launches three-year recovery plan for cyclone Nargis affected …
ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland –
Since the cyclone, the Government and people of Myanmar together with the humanitarian community have made sustained efforts to help the communities of the …

Myanmar: UN launches post-cyclone recovery plan
UN News Centre –
9 February 2009 – Speaking at the launch of a plan to rebuild the lives of millions in Myanmar affected by last year’s Cyclone Nargis, the top United …

Campaigners urge EU to tighten sanctions on junta
Mizzima.com, India –
… Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and to expedite political reforms and to improve the human rights situation in the country. The Burma campaign groups from 13 …

Burma activists conclude meeting in Barcelona
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 9, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese democracy campaigners in Europe agreed to oppose the planned 2010 elections and pressure the European Union for strong action on …

China’s economic advances praised, political elements criticized
Monsters and Critics.com –
Rights activists said that more room has been made for lawyers in the country in recent years and they have been feeling more empowered to be outspoken, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 10, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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