Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (25 February 2009)

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US urges ASEAN to push for political progress in Myanmar
AFP –

“Our goal vis-a-vis Myanmar or Burma remains to encourage release of political prisoners, dialogue between the government and the people in the opposition …

New partnership for Amnesty and the TUC
Amnesty International UK, UK –
… by both Amnesty International activists and by union members. ‘Whether through days of action for Iranian trade unionists, mass demonstrations on Burma, …

Washington has gradually tightened sanctions on the generals who have ruled the former Burma for more than four decades to try to force them into political …

Activists demand intensified global pressure on Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
He said all other political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Tin Oo, ethnic nationality leaders, and the 88 Generation student leaders, …

Icelandic Software Solution Acknowledged by Microsoft
IcelandReview, Iceland –
… Microsoft in the US for a solution designed by Magnús Ingi Stefánsson and his team in relation to the natural disaster in Burma (Myanmar) last year. …

Is business misunderstanding gender diversity?
CSR Asia, Hong Kong –
Thais can refer to a creation mythology telling of three sexes, and tell of a Burmese invader who many believe was a kathoey. Chinese and Japanese draw upon …

US wants Myanmar to release more political prisoners
Merinews, India –
The US state department while welcoming the release of a handful of political prisoners by the Myanmar junta felt a lot more needed to be done on this front …

VOA: UDP Leader Threatens to Sue The Irrawaddy
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… the Burmese regime effectively suspended the Kyone Yeom for violating the Myanmar [Burma] Company Act, although the government did not indicate that …

Burma Talks Security with Laos amid Ceasefire Tensions
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Tensions have been growing between the Burmese junta and the UWSA since January, after Lt-Gen Ye Myint, chief of the regime’s Military Affairs Security, …

Authorities Threaten the Free Funeral Services Society
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Kyaw Thu said 16 hearses carry more than 50 coffins to burial or cremation sites every day in Rangoon, the former capital of Burma. …

Khmer Rouge trial: Time for soul searching
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
He was previously director of the Khmer Institute of Democracy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 2003. …

Asean Must Now Face Up to Burma Issues
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
Surin has said that Asean can’t avoid discussing human rights issues, although “not in the context of condemning any country.” Although admitting that Burma …

EU presidency urges Burma to implement political reforms
Mizzima.com, India –
by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – The European Union’s current Presidency in a statement on Monday urged Burma’s military government to release all political …

Jailed Burmese journalist honoured with ‘Kenji Nagai Award’
Mizzima.com, India –
… Burmese internet font – Myanmar Unicode. The conference was also graced with video messages from veteran journalists from inside Burma – Ludu Sein Win, …

But in a little-visited corner of the north-east, overlooking the mist-shrouded borders with Laos and Burma , lies a region of breathtaking beauty and …

Regeneration and Community Benefit Nominees Dominate RICS Awards 2009
PR Newswire (press release), NY –
It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh , Bhutan , Burma / Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia , Japan , Kiribati , Laos PDR, …

Challenging human rights in Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
A: What I can say is that the human rights situation in Myanmar [Burma] has not improved, that is what I said in my first press conference in Yangon …

Burmese government refuses literary awards event permission to use …
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
He is also one of the leaders of the “National League for Democracy” (NLD). Burmese authorities have been known to arrest literary writers and poets who …

Changing patterns in Burma’s media
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… uprisings – there has been sentencing of journalists and media right activists to long prison terms throughout this time. “The situation on the Burmese …

Thai PTTEP cancels swap of Myanmar stakes with CNOOC
Reuters UK, UK –
Blocks M3 and M4 in the Gulf of Martaban off Myanmar have strong gas potential. Block A4 is a gas field located off the former Burma’s Rakhine coast, …

Asean Financial Gloom to Trump Rights Issues
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

… which has been busy locking up dissidents and has ignored UN demands to free its highest-profile political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi …

Migrants pose challenge for Southeast Asian leaders
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
She said that the ‘root cause is in Burma,’ using Myanmar’s former name, but added that ASEAN’s notorious policy of non-interference in members affairs made …

Lead poisoning hits Myanmar immigrants in Indiana
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates –
Health department officials are now waiting on lab results to help solve the lead poisoning riddle of the families from Mynamar, or Burma as it was known. …

Freed Burma MP Sees Struggle
自由亚洲电视, Washington DC –
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who began her latest detention in May 2003, is among more than 2000 people jailed in Myanmar for their political or religious …

Facing the grind of life in limbo
Irish Times, Ireland –
… for Democracy (NLD) won a huge majority, the regime disregarded the outcome and kept the NLD’s charismatic leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. …

24 Political Prisoners Freed In Myanmar
RTT News, NY –
It is estimated that over 2000 political prisoners still remain in Burmese prisons over their differences with the ruling military regime. by RTT Staff …

Plight of refugees
Irish Times, Ireland –
… disputed plans to hold controlled elections next year which will exclude the National League for Democracy led from detention by Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Ex-Prime Minister Helen Clark not worthy of UN job
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
Her government has happily supported the military junta in Burma by refusing to acquiesce to a request by the pro-democracy movement there to boycott the …

Myanmar’s amnesty overture seen as ploy
The National, United Arab Emirates –
BANGKOK // Myanmar’s military rulers have begun releasing thousands of prisoners in an effort to deflect international pressure on them to introduce …

The Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea
Environmental Graffiti, UK –
They are the Moken, a group of about 2000 to 3000 people who are born, live and die traveling the Andaman Sea around Southern Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). …

Release of more than 6000 prisoners by Burmese authorities …
France Diplomatie (press release), France –
We condemned these decisions and asked the Burmese authorities several times to retract these sentences. We note that France, along with the EU and the UN …

Translated Survey on Chinese Multinational Investment in Burma’s
Earthrights.org, DC –
According to the junta’s own statistics, foreign investment in Burma nearly doubled in the first nine months of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007, …

Nearing high noon and still the UN falters
The Statesman, India –
The development came a day after UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari had just briefed the Security Council on his recent trip to Myanmar. …

Myanmar political prisoners released
CNN –
In September 2008, Amnesty International reported that Myanmar, also called Burma, had released seven dissidents, among them U Win Tin, a journalist and …



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