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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (16 February 2009)

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UN human rights envoy on ‘Show Boat’ mission to Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
Most human rights activists believe that the abuses committed by the junta in the Muslim-dominated areas of western Burma are worse than anywhere else in …

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar prisons
Monsters and Critics.com –
Quintana, who arrived in Myanmar Saturday, travelled to the Karen State on Sunday where he visited Hpa-An prison, where a 28 year-old Burmese blogger named …

NLD marks general Aung San’s birthday
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 16, 2009 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy held celebrations to mark general Aung San’s birthday and Burmese Children’s Day on 13 February at its …

Zargana’s prison term reduced by 24 years
Mizzima.com, India –
The commuting of his prison term came a day before the UN Human Rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana’s visit to Burma which starting on Saturday. …

Junta Queries Candidates for 2010 Election
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Aye Thar Aung, an Arakan leader, said he also has been told by businessmen in Arakan State in western Burma that they were offered the chance to run as …

No Fanfare for Quintana
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By MIN LWIN UN Human Rights Envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Burma on Saturday a day after jail sentences were handed down to two opposition members and …

Zarganar’s sentence reduced by 24 years
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Zarganar’s co-defendants Zaw Thet Htway, Tin Maung Aye and Thant Zin Aung were also granted reductions of their prison terms under the electronics law. …

Quintana visits Insein prison
Mizzima.com, India –
According to the UN, he will also seek meetings with other political parties, but Burma’s main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – on …

Than Shwe sends birthday greetings to North Korea’s Kim Jong Il
Mizzima.com, India –
Both countries have been under western sanctions – Burma for its appalling human rights records and refusal to implement political reforms, and North Korea …

UN rights envoy Quintana visits Pa-an prison
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 16, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, visited Pa-an prison in Karen state yesterday during …

Will Beijing Respond to Clinton’s Wish List?
TIME –
It also wants an end to US hectoring over human rights, particularly in respect to Tibet and Sudan. Just what Washington is willing to give on all of these …

UN rights envoy returns to Burma
BBC News, UK –

He is hoping that, this time, Burma’s military government will let him see the detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN said. Ms Suu Kyi’s party, …

UK tour operators flout Burma trade ban
Travel Weekly UK, UK –
More than 20 tour operators continue to arrange travel to Burma, renamed Myanmar by its military junta, despite EC trade sanctions in place since 2000. …

Clinton Should Speak Out on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The current head of Asean, Surin Pitsuwan, has become deeply involved in Burma since deadly Cyclone Nargis slammed the Irrawaddy delta last May. …

Myanmar: My grand adventure in Burma
Ashin Mettacara, Sri Lanka –
The British mispronounced ‘Brahma’, which is what the Burmese people are called. The country itself has been called Myanmar for centuries. …

UK tour operators accused of breaking EU Burma blacklist
TTG live, UK –
More than a dozen British tour operators are breaking a European Union blacklist by selling packages to Burma in resorts owned by people with close links to …

UN envoy on Human Rights visiting Myanmar
All India Radio, India –
He is also hopeful that, this time, Burma’s military government will let him see the detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr Ojea Quintana arrived in …

I’m supposed to leave for Burma in two weeks! And now I can’t even walk! This is a nightmare. November 25, 2008: So much for Thanksgiving. …

Chaddis ready for a revolution of shorts
Express Buzz, India –
… Burmese (Myanmarese, if you will) women sent their underwear to foreign missions to highlight their plight under the junta; and more recently, …

The cost of war and the price of victory in Sri Lanka
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom –
Today democracy is under siege in Sri Lanka and an Orwellian type of nightmare is unraveling here and 1984 seems to be dawning on us in 2009; the Government …

Tri Nation Gas Pipeline: Untold Story
Energy Bangla, Bangladesh –

… signed a production sharing contract with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Burmese military government. …

UN envoy in Burma
Radio Australia, Australia –
The UN human rights envoy to Burma arrived in the country over the weekend to begin a six-day visit to evaluate the current rights situation there. …

Call to relax rules for Burmese hands
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
“We risk our lives if we go back to verify our nationality in Burma. We fear persecution by the junta,” Khun Win said. Satita Norpo, coordinator of the …

POST BAG The law is an ass
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… recourse to legal status while being denied Burmese citizenship, have been described by the in-denial, bully military junta as ”less than human”. …

78 Burmese refugees to be resettled in Ireland
Irish Times, Ireland –
… were groups of Sudanese, Iranian Kurds and Burmese Karen, the latter members of another ethnic group who fled persecution by Burma’s military junta. …

No united response on Rohingya
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… the immigration office to await deportation to Burma. We have an ongoing discussion with the Myanmar government but you could not get a single response. …

Internationalising the Internal Crisis
Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka –
Living in a utopian world, India extended a motherly arm to all those forced out of Sri Lanka and Burma, now Myanmar. The ‘Sinhala Only’ law, …

Kim Jong-il’s acclaimed feats
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 South Korean officials and the bombing of a …

New foreign policy is holistic and liberal
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
The latter was similar even though he boasted endlessly how close he was with the Asean leaders, especially the Burmese junta leaders. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 16, 2009 at 3:13 am

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