Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (11 February 2009)

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Blog, Burma, Media: Making “them” accountable
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
I thought that the monks and the people who joined them to protest the junta had been at least semi-successful because the news no longer reported about …

AIDS Sutra: Untold stories from India
Xtra.ca, Canada –
… to the remote northeast provinces, where hopelessness is pacified by the near-endless supply of injection drugs that flow across the border from Burma. …

Rogue agent betrayed Burmese rebels who are 11 years in detention
Mizzima.com, India –
Gathered at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Park near the Parliament, at least a hundred Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday staged a protest demanding …

Thai official rebukes Angelina Jolie for making refugee plea
The Canadian Press, BANGKOK –
BANGKOK — A senior Thai diplomat has rebuked Hollywood star Angelina Jolie for speaking out on behalf of Muslim refugees from Myanmar. …

Dear Mr. President: Chicago Soldier Fights Military Ban
Windy City Times, IL –
Her mother is from Hong Kong and her father is from Burma ( Myanmar ) . Tsao is a first-generation American. Her father’s younger brother served in the Army …

The case for carrots with Iran
Hillsboro Argus – OregonLive.com, OR –
But this view, while perhaps appropriate in the case of absolutely intransigent governments such as Burma’s junta and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, …

Humanism is more important than the term ‘Rohingya’: NCUB
Mizzima.com, India –
by Ko Wild Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – There is debate among Burma’s military regime, some activists and some sectors of the ethnic nationalities on the …

UN Chief defends Gambari’s latest visit to Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
During a meeting with Gambari, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said, “China hopes that Myanmar [Burma] will maintain stability and continue to push …

Burma/India: End Abuses in Chin State
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia –
(Bangkok, January 28, 2009) – Burma’s military government should end human rights abuses against the ethnic Chin population in Burma’s western Chin state, …

Equal rights essential to revive Union Spirit: Ethnic leaders
Mizzima.com, India –
… New Light of Myanmar yesterday. In his message, Than Shwe said the Union Day marks the signing of the ‘Panglong’ agreement between Burmese independence …

Burmese to Celebrate Union Day
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Panglong Agreement was singed by the government led by Burma’s independence hero, Gen Aung San, father of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Troop Movements Reported Along Bangladesh-Burma Border
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The Burmese diplomat was quoted as saying: “In reality, Rohingya are neither Myanmar people nor Myanmar’s ethnic group.” The envoy contrasted the “dark …

ANGELINA JOLIE – JOLIE CHASTISED BY THAI GOVERNMENT
Contactmusic.com, UK –
ANGELINA JOLIE has sparked outrage with Thai officials after remarking on the plight of Myanmar migrants, who have accused the country’s military of …

Seamy border casino town closed down
Shanghai Daily, China –
By Li Xinran | 2009-2-11 | ONLINE EDITION MORE than 5000 Chinese citizens left Maijayang yesterday after the Chinese and Myanmar governments cracked down on …

Htain Maung Agrees to Border Deal with Junta
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
However, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) has claimed that Htain Maung is using forced labor for road construction and local development, …

THAILAND: The Good Old Ways
Strategy Page –
That can lead to border wars, as has been the case with Burma (Myanmar) in the past. Thais have found that they can simply ignore the media criticism, …

International artists launch awareness drive for Aung San Suu Kyi
Mizzima.com, India –
The panel will not only focus on the humanitarian crisis in Burma and on imprisoned Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, it will also promote the sales of a …

Former political prisoner President Mohamed Nasheed has spoken out against the 14-year detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burmese military …

Activists launch Valentine’s Day rose campaign
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… 2009 (DVB)–Three activist groups are urging people to join a rose campaign on Valentine’s Day to call for peaceful resolution of the problems in Burma …

Nargis book raises funds for survivors
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 11, 2009 (DVB)–A book of articles written by famous Burmese writers about Cyclone Nargis is selling well in Burma, raising funds for victims of the …

MPs express concern at church closures in Burma
ChristianToday, UK –
Some local Christians believe that the immediate cause of the oppressive measures is church involvement in relief provision for victims of Cyclone Nargis. …

Pro-junta political party briefs press
Mizzima.com, India –
The NUP also condemned Burma’s main opposition party – National League for Democracy – for its confrontational stand against the junta. …

Forgotten struggle on other side of the fence
Mizzima.com, India –
Daniel Pedersen reports from the border on a political shift that could have far-reaching consequences for Burma’s democracy movement. …

Burmese Migrant Workers Suspected of Murdering Thai Girl
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
About 100 illegal migrant workers were arrested by immigration police on Tuesday, a human rights group reported. A Burmese worker at Chiang Mai’s Night …

Economics talk given at NLD headquarters
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 11, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese economist Myo Myint gave a talk on economic freedom, market economics and the current financial crisis at the National League for …

UN chief asks military junta and opposition to resume talks
Press Trust of India, India –
United Nations, Feb 11 (PTI) Admitting that he is not “totally satisfied” with the meetings that his envoy to Myanmar had during his recent visit to the …

Gambari Had ‘Good Discussion’ in Burma: Ban
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“I’m going to discuss this matter with the Group of Friends on Myanmar in a short period of time, in the near future,” Ban said.

Sanctions do not work
Mizzima.com, India –
some of whom I know to be supporters of the NLD and most of whom I am sure have tremendous love and respect for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. …

PRESS CONFERENCE ON “ATTACKS ON THE PRESS’ REPORT
Media Newswire (press release), NY –
“A journalist in Burma has been condemned to 59 years in jail for threatening the public atmosphere by reporting on the cyclone”. It was, however, no longer …

Raising voice for detained Burmese in India
Modern Ghana, Ghana –
Simultaneously a book on Burma will also be released at Jantar Mantar. Dr Tint Swe, a minister of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (in …

Artists Host Global Discussion on Burma’s Fight for Freedom
Putnam County News and Recorder (subscription), NY –
… February 14, to discuss the plight of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who has been under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the …

UN chief says envoy had good talks in Myanmar
Victoria Advocate, TX –
Myanmar’s current military leadership came to power in 1988, when the country was known as Burma, after crushing a nationwide pro-democracy movement. …

POST BAG A heartless response
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
The murderous regime in Burma created the refugee crisis in the first place, and the response from several countries in the region, repeating the …

Indonesia, Thailand to decide fate of Burmese refugees
ABC Online, Australia –
… Thompson The foreign ministers of Indonesia and Thailand will meet in Jakarta today to discuss the fate of almost 400 Rohingya refugees from Burma. …

Demonstration in Delhi to release victims of India’s Intelligence …
TamilNet, Sri Lanka –
42 political activists of Myanmar landed in the Windfall Island of India’s Andaman Islands in 1998, allegedly lured by a promise of getting a base for them …

Dozens set for Upcoming True/False Fest
Indie Wire –
This spine-tingling thriller tracks a clandestine group of video activists as they use whatever means necessary to spotlight Burma’s brutal military junta. …

Outrage over Malaysia migrant abuse claims
Brisbane Times, Australia –
Malaysia should face a grilling over the abuse of migrants and the jailing of political opponents when its seat on the UN Human Rights Council is reviewed …

Group criticizes Mideast over media restrictions
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
Journalists in both territories report they “chose their words carefully in writing about human rights abuses and politics because they feared reprisals,” ..

China in the 21st Century: China’s Strategic Role in Crises of …
Campus Progress, DC –
This one and a half day conference will explore China’s motivations and policy with regard to its role in Chad, Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, and Zimbabwe as well …

British Legislators Protest “Massive Church Closures” In Burma
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
The Early Day Motion was proposed by John Bercow, who co-chairs of the All Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma, also known as Myanmar, CSW said. …

Grant work permits and raise more tax revenue
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
The police and mafia are sucking the blood from poor Burmese migrant workers at tourist spots in Phuket. These workers have fled from Burma because of …

Media group asks US to stop detaining journalists
MSNBC –
Vietnam, Burma, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia have been following China’s model of controlling the Internet and punishing those who get …

Demonstration in favour of detained Burmese in India
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
Burma (Myanmar) is reeling under military dictatorship for the last 47 years and any form of dissidents against the military government at Nay Pie Taw are …

Bangladesh deports 26 Rohingya to Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Bangladesh Rifles, the Bangladeshi border security force deported 26 Rohingya to Burma on Monday after they were …

Rangoon church closures concern British MPs
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –
Some local Christians believe that the immediate cause of the oppressive measures is church involvement in relief provision for victims of Cyclone Nargis. …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 11, 2009 at 2:03 am

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  1. I hope peaceful is comming to burma.


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