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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (24 February 2009)

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Surin keen to boost Asean’s standing
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
He admitted there were many challenges ranging from human rights and democracy in Burma, problems of non-tariff barriers by Asean member states, …

AJWS Announces $5.7 Million in New Grants
PR Newswire (press release), NY –
In Burma , funds given for Cyclone Nargis relief efforts supported a coordinated relief team that met with affected communities to assess needs, …

Political prisoners set free in Myanmar
Amnistía Internacional –

Twenty-four political prisoners were set free in Myanmar on Saturday after the government announced that it would release 6313 prisoners. …

NLD clarifies its statement
Mizzima.com, India –
by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s main opposition party the National League for Democracy on Monday clarified its statement issued on February 17 …

Myanmar (Burma), The Secrets Behind the Beauty
Examiner.com –


Not a lot is known about Myanmar previously named Burma due to the money hungry tyrants ruling the country. The people living under this dictatorship have …

Cross-border forest fire in SW China under control
Xinhua, China –
KUNMING, Feb.24 (Xinhua) — A forest fire that spread to southwest China’s Yunnan Province from neighboring Myanmar is under control and expected to be …

Burmese Junta Sees Satellite TV as Threat
MorungExpress, India –
… daily The New Light of Myanmar, and “Don’t Continuously Water a Poison Plant!” in the Burmese-language newspapers, Myanma Alin and The Mirror. …

Burmese Prisoner Release a ‘Positive Step’: Japan
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“Even though there are few positive moves by the Myanmar [Burmese] government, it’sa huge step for them to have announced that they would hold a general …

Gas Discovery Reported Near Rangoon
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
According to the Rangoon-based Myanmar Times weekly journal, the Burmese energy sector, including hydropower, oil and gas, comprises 65 percent of Foreign …

Lack of Proper Equipment Hampers Burma’s Firefighters
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
The official government newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reported a total of 96 serious fires had broken out in Burma in January. …

Two ABFSU leaders transferred to remote prisons
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Feb 24, 2009 (DVB)–Two All Burma Federation of Student Unions leaders who were recently sentenced to three years’ imprisonment each have been transferred to …

Environmental heroes
Sarnia Observer,  Canada –
With certain clarity, Saro-Wiwa foresaw that he would be killed by his own government and made to spill blood for speaking out against Shell Oil and its …

Activist who laid down his life for his people
Sowetan, South Africa –
Saro Wiwa was an activist in the Niger Delta who campaigned against the degradation of the delta by the oil companies. He was against the environmental …

Jailed Burmese journalist awarded
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… especially freedom of expression and freedom of association, and demands for talks with Aung San Suu Kyi, the junta decided to soften the pressure by …

Political status quo returns to Thailand after tumult
Nation Multimedia, Thailand –
Abhisit – although no doubt embarassed by the military’s recent expulsion of boat people from Burma’s Rohingya ethnic minority from Thailand’s southern …

Fire breaks out in Rangoon’s Dawpone Township

Mizzima.com

According to Burma’s official mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar, a total of 96 fires broke out in and around Burma in January but there were no human ..

EU Calls for Political Reform in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE In a statement on Monday, the European Union (EU)’s current presidency called for dialogue between the Burmese junta and the opposition, …

ASEAN under spotlight during crises

Inquirer.net – 

Burma is the former name of Myanmar, where the ruling junta is accused of committing massive human rights abuses. Activists have expressed fears that an …

Bomb plotter among prisoner releases

Democratic Voice of Burma
… accused of planning to bomb the government radio station in 1991, was among the list of 6316 prisoners granted amnesty by the Burmese junta recently. …

‘We Are Like Forgotten People,’ Burma Minority Says

Crosswalk.com – 
While religious oppression is extreme in Chin state, restrictions also apply elsewhere in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Most recently, officials in January …

HEATING UP IN TIBET
Phayul, Tibet –
The Chinese Communist Party successfully steered the conversation towards the economy and climate change, eclipsing human rights and Tibet, set to explode …

SE Asia’s political clout grows with the rise of China and India

Jakarta Post
“We’ve got lots of common interests although there can be differences in views and certainly we might not have same view on the situation in BurmaMyanmar* … *

Junta Urged to Send Positive Signals: Ban

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… inclusive government, Ban said: “It is the expectation of the whole international community that we see the full democratization of MyanmarBurma]. … [

UN, US urge Myanmar to free all political prisoners
AFP –

“We obviously welcome the release of any political prisoners but we call on the Burmese to release all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, …

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Toward a Saner Cuban Policy
Spot-On –
Economics are why we so willingly look beyond China’s horrendous record of human rights abuses and the serious military threat posed by the world’s most …

Burma’s ethnic council calls for renewed democracy push
Radio Australia, Australia –
And the people of Burma already have given the mandate to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and then we ethnic nationalities also should be there. …

Govt takes Burmese refugee case to UN
ABC Online, Australia –
Australia has offered to help Indonesia deal with the Muslim asylum seekers from Burma, who are living in camps in Aceh after being rescued at sea earlier …

Burmese minorities urge Australia to push Rangoon on democracy
Australia Network News, Australia –
… the 1990 election winning party led by Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic groups,” he said. He says the ENC believes there is still time to influence Burma …

Today’s other stories in brief
Irish Times, Ireland –
( Reuters) UNITED NATIONS – UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said yesterday he remained willing to visit Burma but aides said the ruling junta needed to …

Clinton scores big in China
Foreign Policy –

Similarly, her comments about the failure of sanctions in Burma or the questions associated with succession in North Korea were consonant with the kind of …

Burma School Students Write Letters of Support to the Families of the Ogoni
Earthrights.org, DC –
Burma School students learned about the struggle of the Ogoni people in the face of human rights and environment abuses perpetuated by Shell and the …

Sun-Sentinel.com, FL –
… and began giving speeches to classes and clubs about the genocide in Darfur and the oppressive government of Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar). …

Thai government urging gem traders to follow rules
National Jeweler Network, NY –
In September 2008, the United States banned the import of rubies and jadeite from Myanmar (formerly Burma), including gemstones that originated in Myanmar …

Congressional Medal Designs Considered
NumisMaster.com, WI –

Aung San Suu Kyi is a pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her …

UN’s Ban still holding off on visit to Myanmar
Reuters UK, UK –
He also repeated a long-standing call for the release of all political prisoners in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, including opposition leader Aung San …

Myanmar releases detainees, but not political prisoners
SmartBrief, DC –
The government of Myanmar released some 6300 prisoners, though political prisoners were few among them. Only 20 were released — some of them members of the …

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EU Presidency Statement
EU2009.cz, Czech Republic –
EU Presidency Statement calling for all-inclusive dialogue between the authorities and the democratic forces in Burma/Myanmar The Presidency of the EU notes …

Seminar on ‘Renewed ASEAN Leadership towards Social Justice in …
Asian Tribune, Thailand –
The aims of the seminar to highlight the key issues of current concern in Myanmar/Burma in advance of the ASEAN Summit meeting in Hua Hin, Thailand. …

The intensifying battle over Internet freedom
Christian Science Monitor, MA –
By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman Neither did the other framers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago when they enshrined the right to freedom …

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