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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (20 February 2009)

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Burma announces release of over 6000 prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma has announced it will release 6313 prisoners on Saturday, from prisons across the country, state television and …

UNA opposes junta’s proposed 2010 general elections
Mizzima.com, India –
Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi. UNA supported the NLD statement, which also demanded the review of the 2008 constitution. “There are no differences with …

NLD Criticizes Gambari-Japan Joint-statement
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
In the joint-statement , Hirofumi Nakasone said, “Even though there are few positive moves by the Myanmar [Burma] government, it’s a huge step for them to …

Popular Burmese Blogger’s Jail Term Reduced
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“The human rights situation in Myanmar [Burma] is still challenging,” he told a press conference at Rangoon Airport before leaving. …

Flower that leads to famine
WA today, Australia –
Victor Biak Lian, from the Chin Human Rights Organisation, who is in Australia to raise money for the latest famine, says that when the bamboo flowers, …

In China, Clinton Says Human Rights ‘Can’t Interfere’ With Talks
Washington Post, United States –
20–Human rights violations by China cannot block the possibility of significant cooperation between Washington and Beijing on the global economic crisis, …

Whom do sanctions hurt?
International Herald Tribune, France –
The US won’t even call Myanmar by its name, even though “Myanmar” is the Burmese named for their country, while “Burma” was the name imposed by British …

Quintana says rights situation in Burma ‘challenging’
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

… left Burma yesterday, Quintana said he could not say the situation had tangibly improved. “The human rights situation in Myanmar is still challenging. …

Burma, the Opposition and Economic Development
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The statement is inept because there are still in Burma, but not a part of policy decision-making no doubt, first-class Burmese technocrats, …

Burmese military junta against satellite TV “threat”
AsiaNews.it, Italy –
Instead Burmese crowd teashops showing foreign TV programmes. Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – For Myanmar’s junta satellite TV is a “decadent threat” that …

Palaung organisations speak out against election
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
“We would also like to urge the United Nations secretary general Mr Ban Ki-moon to push countries in Asia, including ASEAN members and Burma’s neighbours, …

The role of the media in Burma’s transition to democracy
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
At least twelve journalists were detained during the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis and the constitutional referendum in May 2008. Some received long-term …

Blogger Nay Phone Latt’s sentence reduced
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Nay Phone Latt was sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison under the Electronics Act in November last year. Aye Aye Than said she was unhappy that …

UN General Assembly President Calls for Dialogue in Burma
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By LALIT K JHA / WASHINGTON The United Nations General Assembly president, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, urged Burma’s military junta and pro-democracy …

Weekly Business Roundup (February 20, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WILLIAM BOOT The new Thai government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is proposing to open up the border with Burma to more trade links. …

China haunted by Khmer Rouge links
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong
During Mao’s rule China armed and trained rebel groups in almost every Southeast Asian country, including Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia, …

UNGA president urges Burmese junta and opposition to start dialogue
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday urged Burma’s military regime and the opposition to …

Will the Burmese Generals Unclench Their Fists?
OpEdNews, PA –
by Zaw Nay Aung Page 1 of 1 page(s) US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton admitted that US sanctions against Burmese junta were not effective and Washington …

Asean must prove itself
Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia –
… United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship to petition Burma and Singapore to boycott because Thailand’s government was undemocratic. …

Asean’s Relevance in Question
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Not to mention that the human rights situation in Burma has not improved since it was admitted to Asean in 1997. Although the Asean Charter lays the …

PM visits Indonisia
บางกอกโพส, Thailand –
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has left for Indonesia to discuss issues including the treatment of Muslim boat people from Burma allegedly towed out to …

Burma rights still ‘challenging’
BBC News, UK –

“The human rights situation in Myanmar [Burma] is still challenging. It’s difficult to affirm that the human rights situation has improved,” Mr Ojea …

Opening a can of Thai worms
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… sadly, that historically Thailand either had to choose a path toward democracy or emulate its more reprehensible – for the time being – neighbor Burma, …

Burma needs to speed up democracy: Indonesia FM
ABC Online, Australia –
By Sen Lam for Connect Asia Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda has criticised Burma’s lack of progress towards democracy, as well as its human …

Burma’s Clenched Fist
Washington Post, United States –
It now appears that Burma could be one of the first test cases for this approach. For decades, a small group of military officers has ruled the multiethnic …

Is there a sanctions shift coming toward Iran?
American Thinker, WA –
“Clearly the path we have taken in imposing sanctions hasn’t influenced the Burmese junta” she said. Replace the word “Burma” with “Iran”. …

Activist Su Su Nway’s sentence reduced
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Legal expert and National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win said he welcomed the decision to shorten the jail terms but said the sentences had been …

On Her First Trip as Secretary of State, Clinton Shows How She’ll …
Washington Post, United States –

In some areas, such as relegating human rights in China to a side issue, it is uncertain whether Obama’s team will do things much differently than Bush’s. ..

Friday, February 27
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
1889 – Burma _ now Myanmar _ opens railroad from Rangoon to Mandalay. 1901 – Russia’s minister of propaganda is murdered to avenge repression of student …

Jolie’s refugee comment stirs debate
Northwest Asian Weekly, WA –
8 as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, touring a northern camp for other refugees from Myanmar. Thai authorities have been accused of routinely abusing …

UN human rights investigator ends Myanmar visit
eTaiwan News, Taiwan –
AP A special UN investigator said Thursday after a visit to military-ruled Myanmar that the junta was receptive to his recommendations but that the human …

The US and Japan: Helping to Chart New Courses
NewsBlaze, CA –
*QUESTION:* My question is about US sanctions against Burma, or Myanmar. The US policy of imposing trade and investment sanctions against Myanmar does not …

Liberty in Britain is facing death by a thousand cuts. We can …
guardian.co.uk, UK By Timothy Garton Ash
In the last few years, I have woken up – late in the day, but better late than never – to the way in which individual liberty, privacy and human rights have …

The Monthly Newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of …
The Catholic Transcript, CT –
NEW HAVEN – Parishioners in the Archdiocese of Hartford are being invited to a workshop titled “Building Communities of Compassion: An Introduction to …


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