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World focus on Burma (19 February 2009)

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Envoy says Myanmar rights grim
Reuters UK, UK –
Quintana is the second top UN envoy to visit the former Burma this month, but observers said neither appear to have much to show for their efforts. …

Charity Group says tourism will help restore democracy in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“We believe that responsible tourism can make a valuable contribution to the cause of democratic reform in Myanmar [Burma],” Derek Tonkin, …

Bangladesh sends team to weigh direct banking option with Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
… market’ operational, to boost trade between Bangladesh and Burma. During the 10-day visit, the team will meet officials of the Central Bank of Myanmar, …

Quintana did not meet Zargarnar: UN
Mizzima.com, India –
But the envoy, who winds up his six-day visit on Thursday, failed to visit Kachin state in Northern Burma and Arakan state in western Burma.

Quintana winds up Burma visit
Mizzima.com, India –
Nyan Win, spokesperson of the National League for Democracy, said Quintana while in Burma, had not met their party and was unable to meet all the people, …

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s human rights situation remains “challenging” and there are few signs of improvement, a UN independent expert on human rights said …

By Daniel Schearf Rights groups say the Association of Southeast Asian Nations needs to do more to protect human rights, especially in Burma. …

Thai Co pays compensation to families of Burmese migrants
Mizzima.com, India –
It has been learnt that Thai lawyers, ‘Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma’ (TACDB), Burmese authorities in Kawthaung and FTUB worked hard to get …

Doubts over whether Indonesia can serve as bridge for US to reach …
Channel News Asia, Singapore –
However Myanmar – which has been the irritant in the US-ASEAN relations – was never far from her mind. “We are going to work closely and we’re going to …

Myanmar human rights situation ‘challenging,’ admits UN envoy
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Yangon – Myanmar’s human rights situation remains “challenging,” United Nations Special Human Rights Envoy Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana concluded Thursday …

US Sanctions Taking Toll on Burmese Gems Industry
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… order putting three Burmese state enterprises—the Myanmar Gem Enterprise, Myanmar Timber Enterprise and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise—on a sanctions list. …

America is back in East Asia
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
This opens the diplomatic channels for harder regional pressure on regimes like the military government of Burma. It is likely to be more effective than the …

Burma’s 2010 election: New election, old promises
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
It has not brought about either a break-even point or a balance of power between the competing claims about democracy in Burma. On the other hand, …

Junta’s Spies Active among Ethnic, Exiled Groups
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… the Democratic Alliance for Burma, the Karen Youth Organization, the Mon National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) and other groups. …

FAO rules out avian flu in central Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“The Myanmar [Burmese] authorities are doing a good job and are keeping an update of the situation,” he added. Sources said authorities have banned the sale …

Geography and economy
Republica, Nepal –
Burma, a country with potential resources and access to sea and once a better-off country, now lags far behind in almost everything after being mishandled …

New US administration seeks to strengthen relations with Jakarta
Khabrein.info, India –
The US Secretary of State hoped that such cooperation would boost relations with ASEAN and would promote reform in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

UNSC to Consult on Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA / WASHINGTON The United Nations Security Council will hold a consultation session on Burma on Friday—the first since Barack Obama became US …

UN Special Rapporteur meets comedian Zargarnar
Mizzima.com, India –
Sources said the visiting UN envoy has also requested a meeting with detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but so far there has been no …

Thailand’s rights reputation in the sewer
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… at United Nations meetings sat quietly while counterparts from nearby countries like Burma and Cambodia were grilled on their human rights records. …

Pre-saffron revolution experiences
Mizzima.com, India –
by Ko Maw The Young Monks Union (Middle Burma) is a monk association secretly formed on 11 February 2007 and led by U Eithariya. …

Lessons from the Obama campaign
ABS CBN News, Philippines –
Again in Burma the NCUB has been struggling in and out of Burma for 20 years. Their leader Dao Aung San Suu Kyi is still in house arrest. …

Civil society questions mandate of ASEAN human rights body
Monsters and Critics.com –
… that has made the grouping ineffective in dealing with gross violations of human rights committed by member-states such as Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

RIGHTS-BURMA: Junta Declares War on Lawyers, Jails Them
Inter Press Service, Italy – By Marwaan Macan-Markar
葬It is difficult for pro-democracy activists to get a fair trial in Burma,鋳 said the 29-year-old during a late-night interview in the Thai town near the …

DRIVE TO HELP REFUGEES FIND WORK
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Eleven refugees from both Burma/Myanmar and the Republic of Congo have now undergone training. Nine have passed their tests and the remaining two are …

US will consult with Indonesia in facing Myanmar
Antara, Indonesia –
We will cooperate closely and we will have consultations with Indonesia in seeking the best means of bringing about positive changes in Burma,” Hillary said …

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War games in paradise
GlobalPost –
During Cobra Gold last May, Cyclone Nargis ravaged neighboring Burma, eventually leaving nearly 140000 dead. Cobra Gold’s US and Thai leaders made …

Photos of a hard life
Coast Report, CA –

In the thick of man-made adversity, the people of the Southeast Asian country of Burma (also known as Myanmar) welcomed Bell and her camera. …

One of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents freed from jail
Jerusalem Post, Israel –
… from other countries – including Cuba and Burma – during a speech in June 2007 in the Czech Republic that lauded democracy’s progress around the globe. …

UN Human Rights Envoy to Meet with Myanmar’s Military Generals
Vatican Radio, The Vatican –
(18 February 09-RV) The United Nations’ human rights envoy for Myanmar, Tomas Quintana, headed for the country’s new capital, Naypyidaw, today for possible …

Gentle Shepherd Church helping missionary nationals from Myanmar
Elliot Lake Standard, Canada –
However, two missionary nationals visiting Elliot Lake from Myanmar (formerly Burma), can provide another definition of hard times. …

Three Burmese refugees murdered in Malaysia
Mizzima.com, India –
General Secretary of the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization in Malaysia, Habib, said a 39 year old woman Nurjahan, and her 7 year old …

Quintana meets Chief Justice in Naypyitaw
Mizzima.com, India –
However, Nyan Win, the spokesperson of National League for Democracy said the lack of rule of law in Burma, was the biggest hindrance to the establishment …

Asean challenged to show it cares about its people
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
… at the “Asean People’s Forum at Chulalong-korn University over the next three days to discuss on peace, human security, human rights, social, culture, …

Bangladesh Business Team to Visit Burma
Narinjara News, Bangladesh –
… president of Bangladesh – Myanmar Business Promotion Council, and Managing Director of NCC Bank Mohammad Nurul Amin. Bilateral trade between Burma and …

Migrant workers strike for full pay on rubber plantation in S …
Independent Mon News Agency, WA –
U Myint We from the Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TADCB) explained that the organization would help the workers as much as they could but …

Caution advised when dealing with Burma
เดอะ เนชั่น, Thailand –
By The Nation The new US administration has sent a strong signal to the military regime in Burma that it is ready to find new ways to more effectively help …

Holding on
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong –
“We never expected 20 years ago we would still be here, but you can see what’s going on inside Burma,” says Dr Cynthia, now 49. “Naturally, we want to go …

Operators defend Burma stance
Travel Weekly UK, UK –
… links to Burma’s military regime and those individuals who personally profit from the repressive activities and human rights abuses that it perpetrates. …

Former POW celebrates 90th birthday with card from ‘tormentor’
Wiltshire Times, UK –
Fortunately, he avoided the now infamous Burma railway, also known as the death railway, where 16000 allied POW’s perished. John remained incarcerated until …

Myanmar mothers have poor access to healthcare
Canada.com, Canada –
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the United States and the Burma Medical Association surveyed 3000 women along the border in eastern Myanmar and …

Are we going soft on Burma?
Hot Air, MD –
The US has imposed sanctions on the ruling junta of Burma for a number of years, hoping to dislodge the military junta ruling the Asian nation since 1962 in …

Prison terms commuted for two political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
The authorities accused Kaythi Aung and Wei Myo Htoo of attending a training conducted by ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in April last year and they …

Fermanagh three listed for University honours
Fermanagh Herald, UK –

Also listed for honours is Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the National League for Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi. The pro-democracy activist had led peaceful …

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