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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (26 February 2009)

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Junta prepares for first ‘quarterly meeting’ of 2009

Mizzima.com – 

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese junta is gearing up to hold its first military quarterly meeting for 2009 in the second week of March, …

US challenges several Asian countries on human rights

International Herald Tribune – 

MYANMAR: The report on Myanmar, which the State Department survey refers to as Burma, called the ruling junta “highly authoritarian” and said military …

Eine Mae villagers pressured not to host NLD members

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Aung Din, the NLD chair in Mayanpin village, was chastised after he let youth wing member Htin Kyaw Linn from Eine Mae stay at his house when he visited the …

Government, EU to tackle nontariff barriers under SPS

Business Mirror

But EU refuses to include Burma/Myanmar in the FTA due to its serious political concern on Burma’s military junta that continues to commit rights atrocities …

MYANMAR: Majority of under-five deaths preventable – UNICEF

IRINnews.org

“The emergency response to Cyclone Nargis has made us confident that all the partners can work together to achieve the same goals with the same vision. …

Burmese monks share stories of repression

Duke Chronicle – 

Dr. Htwe Yee, a political activist and former Lee Kuan Yew fellow at Harvard University, translated for the audience of about 150 attendees. …

Ramos-Horta Urges Obama to Ease Stance on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“When you look at the situation in Myanmar [Burma] or Cuba, when you punish a country for the perceived sin of the regime, the consequence is that you also …

Q&A: the Bangladesh border guards mutiny

guardian.co.uk – 

A paramilitary force guarding the country’s 2750-mile border with India and Burma, the BDR consists of 67000 personnel, with its headquarters in Dhaka. …

Africa: Human Rights Report Sees Worldwide Demand for Greater Freedom

AllAfrica.com – 

Vietnam, Burma and China continue to repress human freedoms in varying degrees, and human trafficking continues to be a problem throughout the East Asia and …

NLD Must Own Up to its Policy Mistakes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By ZARNI Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has been sending conflicting messages about western sanctions. Much is admirable about the NLD’s …

Political prisoners part of Myanmar’s release

SANA

Beging: At least three members of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party were among the more than 6300 prisoners released by Myanmar’s …

NLD member released in amnesty

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

… who was imprisoned in Sagaing’s Khandee prison, was among 6313 prisoners across Burma who were granted amnesty by the government over the weekend. …

NLD discusses 2010 election participation

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

The NLD won the majority of seats and votes in the 1990 election but the ruling State Peace and Development Council failed to transfer power and is …

“Remarkable gains” in last 60 years, but millions still denied freedom

EMportal

The military regime in Burma continued its oppressive methods, denying citizens the right to change their government and committing other severe human …

Meet an Artist: Klo Say

goTriad.com

… that the Burmese people are suffering in great pain, misery, uncertainty and injustice because of gross violation of human rights (such as forced labor, …

Human Rights in Burma Appalling: US

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The Burmese military junta in 2008 sentenced a large number of democracy… activists to “draconian” prison terms. “And so, yes, there’s quite a significant

Engaging with Democracy or Authoritarianism?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

If we could point to any positive progress from this visit, it would be that it was the first time opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to meet the …

The churches forced to cease services were in the Rangoon area of …

Mission Network NEws (press release)

Myanmar (MNN) ― At least 100 churches have been forced to stop holding services in Myanmar (Burma) after military officials made some 50 pastors sign …

Hillary Clinton’s Beijing gaffe

Foreign Policy – 

The US secretary of state’s careless remarks on China are a great leap backward for human rights everywhere. By Sophie Richardson When did US diplomats …

East Timor leader urges US to ‘reach out’ to Burma, Cuba

Australia Network News – 

He also believes Burma’s military government is willingn to implement change if sanctions are lifted. “I know that the junta in Burma is desperate for …

Thailand: Washington Forging New Myanmar Policy

Sin Chew Jit Poh – 

The generals of Myanmar, also known as Burma, continue to crush popular protests with guns, commit atrocities against ethnic minorities and currently hold …

Thailand: Washington Forging New Myanmar Policy
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia –
Obama has come out in support of sanctions against the junta, and during the presidential campaign likened Suu Kyi to the late American civil rights leader …

Ramos-Horta urges Obama to embrace Burma
The Age, Australia –
“When you look at the situation in Myanmar (Burma) or Cuba, when you punish a country for the perceived sin of the regime, the consequence is that you also …

Crackdown on Churches in Myanmar
Journal Chrétien, France –

In a recent crackdown on Christians in Myanmar (Burma), at least 100 churches were ordered to stop holding services. About 50 pastors were forced to sign at …

Sophie Richardson
Foreign Policy –

The US secretary of state’s careless remarks on China are a great leap backward for human rights everywhere. By Sophie Richardson When did US diplomats …

Letter to ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan
منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان –
First, ASEAN should set a new standard to address the human rights situation in Burma. Secondly the recent tragedy surrounding the perilous exodus of …

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How Development Leads to Democracy
Foreign Affairs Magazine –
… such as Cuba, Myanmar (also called Burma), and North Korea, have not been the most successful — they have actually grown the least. …

Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century
Foreign Affairs Magazine –
… Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, near the top of which are two of the least stable countries in the world: Pakistan and Myanmar (also known as Burma). …

Rethinking Relations With Burma
Voice of America –
… thousand political prisoners languish in Burmese jails, a number that has doubled in the past 18 months, and democracy activist leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, crushed a 2007 uprising led by Buddhist monks, killing at least 31 people, according to the UN. In May last year, …

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East Asian Regionalism and its Enemies in Three Epochs: Political …
Japan Focus, NY –
Since the 1970s there have been signs of the emergence of a third epoch notable for progress toward the formation of a new East Asian regional order resting …

CIA: Secret Operations, Drug Money
Pakistan Daily, Pakistan –
Many top Bush administration’s officials were worried about growing influence of countries in Golden Triangle (Loas, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma) in Russian …

Almost is Not Enough
Huffington Post, NY –
Today in Burma, the military junta is torturing its people. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, won 82% of the votes in the 1990 …

Can we build each other up despite crisis?
StandardNet, Utah –
… I did not know “Aung San Suu Kyi, the winner of a free election in 1990 — and still the embodiment of the Burmese people’s democratic dreams …

DSI looks for help to halt Rohingya influx
Bangkok Post, Thailand –

.. talks this weekend between Thai, Malaysian, Indonesia and Burmese foreign ministers on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Cha-am district of Phetchaburi.



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