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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (18 February 2009)

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Win Tin affirms commitment to ethnic unity
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
This is because many of those detained are elected members of parliament and leaders such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Tin Oo, Khun Tun Oo, Min Ko Naing and …

NLD Reiterates Call for Dialogue
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By WAI MOE Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has reiterated its calls for unconditional dialogue between its leader, …

Wa Businessman Flees Drug Charges
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Many of Aik Hawk’s investments have been tainted by association with Burma’s booming drugs trade. In the late 1990s, Aik Hawk bought shares in Myanmar …

Than Shwe Meets Thai Army Chief
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Thai Supreme Commander Gen Songkitti Jaggabat visited Burma in January to talk with the junta on the Rohingya boat people issue. Songkitti met with Maung …

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Quintana Flies to Naypyidaw
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… NLD has not been notified by the Burmese authorities about whether the envoy will meet with its party heads or with detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

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NLD calls for dialogue without preconditions

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“Based on this, if the secretary-general himself comes to Burma to make the situation better, the NLD will welcome his trip in accordance with our policy of …

Burmese Junta Sees Satellite TV as Threat
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… daily The New Light of Myanmar, and “Don’t Continuously Water a Poison Plant!” in the Burmese-language newspapers, Myanma Alin and The Mirror. …

Turning the global spotlight on landmines ‘Activist’ documentary …
Targetwire (press release), UK –
Guest panellists include Nobel Prize Winner, Jody Williams, Steve Goose, Programme Director at Human Rights Watch, and the Ambassador of Columbia.

Does US Plan Greater Engagement with Burmese Regime?
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By AUNG ZAW US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the new administration in Washington is reviewing its policy on Burma, prompting pundits to wonder …

Clinton Arrives in Indonesia
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… she said, “We want to see a time when citizens of Burma and the Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi can live freely in their own country.”

Cookbook stirs up some satire in its ‘Axis of Evil’ recipes
Canada.com, Canada –
… “Axis of Evil” states North Korea, Iran, and Iraq; hotspots Israel, India, Pakistan, Cuba, China, Burma (Myanmar); and “Great Satan,” the United States. …

Documentary festivals feed need for non-fiction
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States –
He pointed to the festival entries “Burma VJ,” about video bloggers in the repressed country that’s now called Myanmar, and “Reporter,” about the New York …

Myanmar ultimately accountable for refugees
Daily Trojan Online, CA –
The problem of refugees ultimately starts with the failure of a neighboring country to recognize a group’s human rights. The Myanmar government denies the …

Panel Discussion and Art Exhibit in Support of People of Burma a …
Putnam County News and Recorder (subscription), NY –
On Valentine’s Day the world descended on Beacon, in support of the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma. Beacon received them with a generous …

Clinton Offers Words of Reassurance While in Japan
New York Times, United States –
Fielding a question from a student about American economic sanctions against Myanmar, formerly Burma, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged that the policy had not …

Clinton Warns North Korea on Missile Test
조선일보(영문판), South Korea –

In Jakarta, she is expected to urge the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations to work for improved human rights in Burma. In Tokyo on Tuesday, …

Human Rights Organization Calls on UN to Intensify Efforts for change in Burma
Journal Chrétien, France –

… Secretary-General to ramp up efforts to facilitate meaningful dialogue between Burma’s military regime, the democracy movement and ethnic nationalities. …

Bangkok Post : The UN’s ‘showboat’ mission to Burma
Bangkok Post, Thailand –

He still hopes to meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi before he leaves the country tomorrow, according to UN sources. …

Burma Cuts Jail Terms
Radio Free Asia, DC –


Families wait for relief outside homes destroyed by Cyclone Nargis, May 5, 2008. AFP Myint Thwin also voiced concern about nine other youths detained at …

Hillary Clinton Says US Still Weighing Possible Myanmar Policy Changes
Gant Daily, PA –
“We are conducting a review of our policy,” the top US diplomat told a Tokyo University student from Burma, officially known as Myanmar, who asked whether …

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, …

A question of resiliency
Fiji Times, Fiji –
Recently I read an article in which the author referred to Fiji as in danger of becoming the “Burma of the South Pacific.” I was reflecting on this as I …

Clinton: US seeking more effective policy on Myanmar
RTT News, NY –
Myanmar was known as Burma, until it was changed in 1989 by the military regime. Washington’s policy on the Myanmar junta under the Bush administration was …

Campaigner tells UN: Independent verification of rights abuse needed
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, Burma’s state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar on Sunday accused the Karen National Union of launching shell attacks on the Thai-Burmese …

Rite seeks to absolve Thaksin of ‘past life bad karma’
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
She announced that in his previous life, Thaksin was a local warrior king who committed sins by killing his Burmese enemies and taking their money and …

Donors turn blind eye on corruption
Pacific Daily News, GU –
Then-President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, sided with Burma’s pro-democracy groups while more liberal donor groups called for engagement with Shwe. …


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