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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (21 February 2009)

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Junta’s amnesty includes 12 political prisoners
Mizzima.com, India –
… Thuria monastery and a student activist Tun Tun of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions and Khaing Ba Myint from the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP).

US policy shift on Burma; can it bring change?
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – The United States on Friday said it is reviewing its Burma policy and is looking at various ways to engage the Burmese …

No tangible result of my visit: Gambari
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“I told the (Burmese) government, now is the time to demonstrate Myanmar’s commitment to addressing concretely the issues of concern to the international …

US Searching for a New Burma Policy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON –– The United States on Friday said its Burma policy is under review, partly because its earlier policy of imposing economic …

UN Envoy Awaits ‘Tangible’ Outcomes From Latest Myanmar Visit
AHN –
New York, NY (AHN) – The United Nations envoy for Myanmar told the Security Council Friday his latest visit to the South-East Asian nation has not yet …

In Exile or At Home, Working in Burma’s Media Isn’t Easy
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
Twelve journalists, including some undercover reporters for the DVB TV were detained in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis and the constitutional referendum in …

MISSIONARY NATIONALS FROM FORMER BURMA TELL OF TREACHEROUS JUNGLE …
Sault Star, Canada –
But two missionary nationals visiting Elliot Lake from Myanmar (formerly Burma), can provide another definition of hard times. …

UN envoy says his last Burma visit has not yet displayed tangible …
Mizzima.com, India –
It is up to the Government and people of Myanmar [Burma] to decide, but we continue to advocate conditions that are conducive to free and fair elections, …

Myanmar trip failed to yield concrete results: UN envoy
Hindu, India –
New York (PTI): The UN Secretary-General special envoy to Myanmar has informed the UNSC that his last visit to the military-ruled country, fifth in past …

Clinton offers China assurance
The Press Association –
… also agreed to co-operate in stabilising the global economy and combating climate change, putting aside long-standing concerns about human rights. …

Stamp of inefficiency
บางกอกโพส, Thailand –
It’s easier to get a year’s ID card for our illegal Burmese maid. As a regular reader of Postbag, I appreciate the insightful letters from Burin Kantabutra. …

US reviewing Bush regime’s foreign policies
Press Trust of India, India –
“We are looking for a denuclearised Korean Peninsula. We are looking for democratic reform and the establishment of representative government in Burma. PTI.

Myanmar policy under review, says US
NDTV.com, India –
“Our Burma (Myanmar) policy is under review. We are looking at ways in which to engage the Burmese people better. We are looking at ways in which we can try …

Quality documentaries confound Oscar
St. Charles Journal, MO –
He pointed to festival entries “Burma VJ,” about video bloggers in the repressed country that’s now called Myanmar, and “Reporter,” about The New York …

Clinton first looks east
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
Earlier, in another frank aside, she said that a US-led boycott of Burma’s military dictatorship had achieved little, and it was time for new, …

Pressure mounting for UN chief to visit Myanmar
The Associated Press –
Clinton said the US planned to work closely with the region on ideas on “how best to bring about positive change in Burma.” Myanmar’s current military …

Pirate Attacks on Sailing Yachts – Piracy Warnings
YachtPals.com News, Spain –
A ship was also attacked by pirates in Myanmar (Burma) last year, which also remains on our piracy watch list due to these activities. …

BURMA: Non-application of law
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
For a number of years that the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has worked closely and consistently on the situation of human rights in Myanmar it has …

BURMA: Targeting Of Defence Lawyers
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
In the past, courts in Myanmar (then Burma) had set some parameters and there was in general respect for the role of the attorneys and the need to ensure …

Activists express shock at Clinton’s stance on China rights
Channel News Asia, Singapore –
Also voicing dismay over Clinton’s remarks in Asia was the US Campaign for Burma, which is pressing for democracy and human rights in military-run Myanmar. …

Activists start 3-day talks in Bangkok
บางกอกโพส, Thailand –
He said the region’s common problems included social injustice, community rights, democracy, and how to put forward Burma’s democratisation. …

On Myanmar, UN May Help with 2010 Election Under Flawed Constitution, Rohingya not discussed
Inner City Press, NY –
UNITED NATIONS, February 20 — Myanmar’s general Than Shwe refused to meet with UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari during his trip two weeks ago to that country. …

Israeli army forces Palestinians to serve as ‘human shields’ in raids
Mondoweiss, NY –
… the Burmese civilians who formed a human chain to protect Burmese monks during the junta’s crackdown, tank man of the Tiananmen Square protests, …

Supporting women
BlueRidgeNow.com, NC –
During her two-week trip to Asia, Pannavati will visit Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, Burma and Cambodia. Pannavati, who has been a Buddhist nun for 10 …

Western powers would back Myanmar trip by UN chief
Reuters India, India –
By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Western powers on the UN Security Council expressed disappointment on Friday with results of a trip to Myanmar …

Cleansing bad karma from a past life
Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
Chao Moon Muang, the medium said, had inherited bad karma when he killed his Burmese enemies and plundered their treasures, including Buddha images. …

Pressure mounting for UN chief to visit Myanmar
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria –
AP UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Pressure is mounting for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit military-ruled Myanmar in the coming months to promote free and …

On Burma, An Early Test Of Obama Policy, And An Overlooked …
Deutsche Welle, Germany –
The country’s repressive regime hasn’t gotten the kind of attention here that other countries with human rights challenges have, like Sudan. …

20 February 2009 – The United Nations envoy for Myanmar told the Security Council today his latest visit to the South-East Asian nation, the fifth in the …

Burma amnesty for 6000 prisoners
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
Quintana concluded his visit to Burma on Thursday, noting at the airport upon his departure: “The human rights situation in Myanmar is still challenging. …

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UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to decide whether to visit Myanmar, after a senior envoy reported little progress in political …

Hopeful Signs for Human Rights
The Epoch Times, NY –
Under house arrest for 13 years, Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the democracy movement of Burma. Jeremy Woodrum, campaign director of US Campaign for …

China needs to break the habit of centuries and embrace its role …
Times Online, UK –
On energy security, nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea or the junta in Burma, no co-ordinated action is possible without China. …

“I told the government that now is the time to demonstrate Myanmar’s commitment to addressing concretely the issues of concern to the international …

OUTSIDE THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY …
Federal News Service (subscription), DC –
RIPERT: We are — we have had a very interesting discussion following the visit of Prime Minister Gambari to Burma. Unfortunately, the content of his report …

BURMA: REPORT DOCUMENTS ABUSE OF CHIN CHRISTIANS
Compass Direct News, CA –
While religious oppression is extreme in Chin state, restrictions also apply elsewhere in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Most recently, officials in January …

Its votes on Zimbabwe, Burma and Iran drew criticism from the United States and other countries, as well as from human rights groups disappointed over its …

David Miliband: Laboriously Bland Blairite (Part 2)
PRESS TV, Iran –
“This military campaign needs to lead to a serious political process to deliver rights and representation to all Sri Lanka’s citizens. …

With stops in Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and China, Clinton has addressed everything from Kim Jong Il’s successor to US policy on Burma. …

Hillary Clinton’s Global Listening Tour
CBS News, NY –
In Indonesia, a young democracy, people seemed especially intrigued that she was so quickly able to bury the hatchet with her once-bitter rival, Obama. …

Chin National Day turns into Chin State Day celebration in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – With the Burmese military junta’s profound objection to the celebration of Chin National Day, ethnic Chin in Rangoon …

Barbara Kay, A response to critics of my criticism of Peace Studies
National Post, Canada –
He was certainly anti-racist when it came to white discrimination against Indians, and fought furiously for Indians’ full rights as peers to Englishmen, …

Another wishy washy UN attempt in Myanmar
Merinews, India –
The envoy met junta officials and diplomats in Yangon and Naypyitaw, the new jungle capital of Myanmar. He also visited Karen state in eastern Burma where …

Junta urges UWSA to turn into militia group
Mizzima.com, India –
Meanwhile, Aung Kyaw Zaw, a Sino-Burmese border based analyst said, “It is impossible for Wa to agree to the junta’s demand because they are living like a …


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