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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (12 February 2009)

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Ulster To Honour Burma Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi
University of Ulster Online, UK –
Leader of the National League for Burma and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) in abstentia …

NLD launches signature campaign on Union Day
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s main opposition party the National League for Democracy on Thursday launched a signature campaign reiterating its …

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s main pro-democracy party launched a nationwide signature campaign Thursday to press for the immediate release of its …

Call to prayer for Burma’s oppressed Karen minority
ChristianToday, UK –
… of different political, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and a vision for a peaceful, democratic, federal Burma with respect for human rights for all. …

Four Burmese families arrive in Prague to get asylum
Czech Happenings, Czech Republic –
The Czech Republic decided to offer aid to Burmese refugees in reaction to the violations of human rights by the authoritarian military regime in Burma and …

Young Dissidents Remember Aung San
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING An underground dissident group in Rangoon has voiced its continued support for Burma’s independence hero, Gen Aung San, on the eve of the …

NLD Marks Union Day with Petition Calling for Release of Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

In a Union Day message published in the state-run New Light of Myanmar, the head of Burma’s ruling junta, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, used the occasion to urge the …

The Karen Old Soldiers that Britain Forgot
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By JIM ANDREWS MAE SOT, Thailand — Nearly 65 years after helping British forces push the Japanese out of Burma, all that Sein Aye has to show for his …

Student’s Murder Leads to Migrant Roundup
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The police roundup took place in different locations where Burmese migrants, legal and illegal, work and live, said Thai human rights groups. …

FIJI: South Pacific’s Burma?
Inter Press Service, Italy
… the possibility of a Burma-style dictatorship emerging in the Pacific nation. “Are we seeing the development of a militarised democracy [in Fiji]? …

Immoral fund flow to the evil powerhouse of TPLF
AbugadiInfo, MA –
… speaker and organiser, she [Birtukan] has become a symbol of democracy in her own country, compared with figures like Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Lawyers denied entry to Insein prison court
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 12, 2009 (DVB)–Six members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions and four others who were arrested after helping victims of Cyclone Nargis …

In a ‘Faijling State’
Fiji Times, Fiji –
Ben Reilly in his controversial thesis The Africanisation of the South Pacific asserts that in the past decade or so democracy in the region appears to be …

Release campaign started
Straits Times, Singapore –
YANGON – MYANMAR’S pro-democracy party launched a name-signing campaign calling for the release of political prisoners, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

The importance of unwelcome news
Stabroek News, Guyana –
Consider Burma. Cyclone Nargis killed more than 85000 people and severely affected the lives of more than 2 million more, but the military junta’s Press …

NLD youth launch signature campaign
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 12, 2009 (DVB)–National League for Democracy youth members today launched a new signature campaign calling for the release of all political prisoners, …

Myanmar opposition party launches “Free Suu Kyi” petition campaign
Monsters and Critics.com –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. The country enjoyed only a brief spell of democracy after achieving independence from …

Exclusive: Burma – Local Boy Makes Good
Family Security Matters, NJ –

Following the cyclone Nargis in May 2008, Dr. Chan volunteered much of his time taking small donations from people worldwide, many from the US and the UK, …

Speak or Forever Hold Your Peace
Georgetown University The Hoya, DC –
Intermittently locked away in house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has peacefully struggled to bring development and democracy to Myanmar (formerly Burma) for 20 …

Myanmarese exiles demand release 34 men arrested 11 years ago
Smash Hits, India –
They have nothing to do with arms smuggling or harming the Indians, said Tint Swe, a member of BDFI.he exiles held placards reading ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi’ …

Activists lobby Burmese embassy in Malaysia
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
The statement was jointly issued by the National League for Democracy headquarters and seven ethnic national parties in Burma, and demanded the release of …

Leading Exile Student Group Appeals to Indian PM on Behalf of …
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
India also recognized Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s peaceful and non-violent struggle and conferred the “Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding” …

Army chief to visit Myanmar to discuss Rohingya problem
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –
BANGKOK, Feb 12 (TNA) – Thailand’s army commander said on Thursday he would travel to Myanmar next week to discuss the Rohingya migrant problem with …

Voice of the Martyrs Alert
Crosswalk.com, VA –
ASSIST News Service reports that recent forcible church closures in Rangoon, Burma (also known as Myanmar), as caught the attention of British Members of …

Obama can learn from Bush on Burma
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia –

The brutal suppression of Buddhist monks in September 2007, the deliberate restriction and diversion of aid following Cyclone Nargis last year, …

Multi-nation meeting vital : Thai FM
AsiaOne, Singapore –
Most Thai officials do not understand their obligations to refugees and human rights, he said. Thailand is not a contracting party to the refugee convention …

The human rights brand
Boston Globe, United States –
This is commendable, as is the ad’s salute to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been incarcerated by the dictatorship in Burma for 13 …

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has called for the immediate release of Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and 2000 other Burmese political …

About Me by Guardian News
Ashin Mettacara, Burma –
Blogging for Burma A Burmese monk, award-winning blogger and citizen journalist, 27-year-old Ashin Mettacara highlights the plight of his people from …

Cobra Gold exercise aids Thai security
Stars and Stripes, DC –
Thailand’s north and west share a long border with Myanmar, led by a military dictatorship that has received worldwide scorn for human rights abuses. …

Pink slips
Indian Express, India –
Some have pointed to a parallel to recent protest against the Burmese junta, “panties for peace”, which flooded Burmese embassies with this “culturally …

War heroes forced to live on rice and beans
The Statesman, India –
… scattered in refugee camps dotted along the Thailand-Myanmar border) dates to 1942, when Japanese forces drove the British from Myanmar (then Burma). …

“Fifty Great Essays” Book Review
The Langston University Gazette, Oklahoma –
Orwell’s piece, “Shooting an Elephant” is a first person account of his rather uncomfortable time serving as a sub-divisional police officer in Burma. …

Media rights group report shows 25 African reporters imprisoned in …
African Press Agency, Senegal –
… holding at least 13 journalists which represents the world’s fourth largest number of detainees behind China, Cuba, and Burma”, the statement reported. …

Capital Closures in Myanmar
ChristianityToday.com, IL –
New restrictions placed upon Christian house churches in the Burmese capital of Yangon in January soon spread to established churches, threatening to close …

Group criticizes Mideast over media restrictions
MSNBC –
… arrested or spent time in prison during 2008. China was the biggest jailer, followed by Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan, the report said. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 12, 2009 at 3:30 am

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