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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (17 February 2009)

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Criminal minded
Index On Censorship, UK –
This is not something happening in China or in Burma, but rather in Italy, a member of the European Union. Senator Gianpiero D’Alia introduced the measure …

The US Government refers to Myanmar as Burma, the country’s name before it was changed in 1989 by the ruling junta. Washington applies political and …

Clinton Vows to Reach Out to Islamic World
Washington Post, United States –
… house arrest Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Prize-winning democracy activist. “We’re looking at what steps could influence the current Burmese government, …

You are in: Home/News/Operators confused by Burma …
Wanderlust, UK –
“If there is a law and I’m in breach of it, then obviously I will take action – but I’m not even sure I’ve sent anyone to the hotel mentioned [Myanmar …

… at a town-hall type meeting with students at Tokyo university, used the term Burma, the country’s name before the military junta changed it to Myanmar. …

US taking fresh look at Myanmar policy
Reuters –
Washington has gradually tightened sanctions on the generals who have ruled the former Burma for more than four decades to try to force them into political …

Campaigners urge UK to reign in tour operators dealing with Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
Tourism Concern on Tuesday said despite EC’s restriction on trading with Burma, at least 24 UK tour operators are continuing to arrange clients for hotels …

NLD reiterates call for dialogue between Than Shwe and Suu Kyi
Mizzima.com, India –
The statement was released while the United Nations human rights expert Tomas Ojea Quintana is visiting Burma for the second time to assess development …

Quintana met five political prisoners in Insein
Mizzima.com, India –
Moreover he urged the junta to educate and train its army to abide and respect human rights, reform the army and transform its current judicial system into …

UN Rights envoy meets diplomats in Rangoon
Mizzima.com, India –
… on Tuesday met diplomats in Rangoon but it is still uncertain whether he will meet detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of …

Clinton en Route for Indonesia, China
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… “Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar,” along with the United States. The group was formed to find solution to Burma’s political woes. …

UN Envoy Meets Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By SAW YAN NAING UN Human Rights Envoy to Burma Tomas Ojea Quintana interviewed four political prisoners in Insein Prison in Rangoon on Monday, …

Farmers given limited compensation for seized land
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Aye Thwin, a National League for Democracy member from New Dagon township, said the new land given to the farmers was in a poor location. …

Rohingya Issue Expected to be Raised during Asean Summit
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Surin told The Nation that Asean couldn’t avoid discussing human rights issues “but not in the context of condemning any country.” Surin said: “Human rights …

(Burmese currency) Kyat’s Black Market Rate Hits New Heights
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Last week, the Tripartite Core Group—representatives of the UN, Asean and the Burmese junta—announced a 3-year Cyclone Nargis recovery and preparedness plan …

Operating at half capacity.
Ethiopian Review, DC –
Like her sister Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, Judge Birtukan is setting the standard for Human Rights fighters everywhere. Publishers, editors and reporters …

US and Asia: Two transoceanic powers
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
… one where Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi can live freely in her own country, where the people of North Korea can freely choose their own …

Maddaya NLD joins signature campaign
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 17, 2009 (DVB)–Members of the National League for Democracy branch in Maddaya township, Mandalay, have decided to collect signatures of public support …

Yunnan’s newest airport opens in Tengchong
GoKunming, China –
The area was also a major trade hub with Burma (Myanmar) during the Ming Dynasty. The new airport in Tengchong County, located in Tuofeng Village, …

Thai Army chief makes official visit to Myanmar
Thai News Agency MCOT, Thailand –

Anupong Paochinda left Bangkok on Tuesday for a two-day official visit to Myanmar with general border issues between the two neighbouring countries, …

Junta commander: Wa has Hobson’s choice
Shan Herald Agency for News, Thailand –
by admin — last modified 2009-02-17 05:25 A senior Burma Army commander in Shan State East has recently commented, during an informal meeting with …

Thai Army chief visits Burma
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda left for an official visit to Burma Tuesday. Speaking to reporters before leaving on Army plane to Burma, …

Kents Hill students spark human rights forums
Kennebec Journal, ME –
Mawdsley, a young Briton, was in a Burmese prison for handing out pro-democracy leaflets. Genser said Mawdsley was protesting the country’s military …

Quintana meets Myanmar political prisoners
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
His next venue he intends to visit Rakhine state – home to the Rohingya Muslim minority, Burma’s military government will let him see the detained democracy …

CNN’s Cooper speaks in Thousand Oaks
Ventura County Star, CA –
Through his career, Cooper covered the Rwandan genocide, the national revolution in Burma, the human rights violations against women in the Democratic …

Secretary Clinton’s Asia Trip: Indonesia’s Role in the Spotlight
Heritage.org, DC –
The US and Indonesia should explore what they can do together to pressure the Burmese junta to release political prisoners and move toward democracy. …

UN envoy kicks off second Myanmmar human rights mission
SmartBrief, DC –
He also plans to visit with the detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, if the military government allows. BBC (02/16)

This wwwk Martlet radio
The Martlet, Canada –
… or whirr) in the night. A WHAT drive? UVic Rights and Democracy Network is collecting panties for peace. It’s a statement for Women’s Rights in Burma.

Clan BRANGELINA is set to swell yet again with ANGELINA JOLIE setting her sights on adopting a baby from troubled Myanmar— that’s Burma to you and me. …

Thailand seen as regional springboard
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
… hub and key springboard for expanding Japanese restaurants into other neighbouring markets in Asean, including Singapore and Myanmar [Burma],” he said. …

Week 7/2009 in CzechNews
Aktuálně.cz, Czech Republic –
I pay high respect to that, considering I could hardly learn the sign and pronunciation of “toilet for women” in Burmese when visiting Yangon. …

Britain Urges UN Investigation of Religious Freedom Violations in …
Christian Freedom International, MI –
The Burmese government, however, has denied all allegations of human rights abuses, dismissing the reports as “Western propaganda. …

CSW calls on UN to intensify efforts for change in Burma
ChristianToday, UK –
… to “intensify” efforts to facilitate meaningful dialogue between Burma’s military regime, the democracy movement and ethnic nationalities. .

Rohingya Question a True Test for Asean
Jakarta Globe, Indonesia –
However, the migrant story can be a sad one, as a large number are forced to leave their homelands due to persecution, human rights violations or civil war …

Burma: Statement From National Council of the Union of Burma
UNPO, Netherlands –
… call by the National League for Democracy and all the political forces within Burma for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners. …

Mrs. Clinton Goes to Asia [Dan Blumenthal]
National Review Online Blogs, NY –
They may want to focus on solving the human-rights crisis in Burma, finding a common vision for the Korean peninisula’s reunification, or establishing a …

Junta goes for prison makeover for visiting UN rights expert
Mizzima.com, India –
Sources said Quintana has also requested a meeting with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but it is still unclear whether he will be granted …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

February 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm

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