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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (27 February 2009)

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ILO, Burma extend ‘supplementary understanding’

Mizzima.com – 

The New Light of Myanmar, Burma’s military junta’s mouthpiece, on Friday reported that Burma’s Labour Minister Aung Kyi and ILO’s Executive Director Mr. …

Thai PM Calls for All Sides to Participate in Burmese Elections

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… a one-year extension (until July 2010) of the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) for rebuilding and humanitarian projects in areas affected by Cyclone Nargis. …

Myanmar curbs cyclone recovery plan ahead of election

Reuters UK – 

The military, which has ruled the former Burma in various guises since 1962, has promised elections in 2010 as part of its seven-step “roadmap to democracy. …

MYANMAR – MALAYSIA Burmese refugees in Malaysia abused, handcuffed …

AsiaNews.it – 

All of the refugees had to flee their homeland to escape abuses by the ruling military junta. Without papers the refugees are treated like criminals, ..

Ethnic delegation urges Australia to lend more support

Mizzima.com

The representatives also explained the importance of a tripartite dialogue that would include the government, the opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi…

Burma’s refugees barred

The Australian – 

CHA-AM, Thailand: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has called for Burma’s Muslim boatpeople to be pushed back if they attempt to land on any …

Tiny fish bred by aquarium experts

Click Liverpool – 

It’s the first time the fish, which comes from Myanmar (formerly Burma) has bred successfully at the award-winning aquarium and staff say the …

Bangkok Post : Rohingya ‘a regional problem’

Bangkok Post – 

Burma is ready to take back the Rohingya migrants if they can prove they are of Bengali descent, which is a recognised ethnic minority there, …

Exclusive: Obama Intel Chief Works for Chinese Government, Says …

PR Newswire (press release) – 

The Chinese oil firm, owned by the People’s Republic of China , also has been accused of multiple human rights violations. In 2005, CNOOC made a staggering, …

Burma sets condition for accepting Rohingya migrants

Mizzima.com

by Usa Pichai Hua Hin (Mizzima) The Thai Foreign Minister has said that the Burmese military regime has agreed to take back only those migrants, …

ASEAN to send Rohingya migrants back to Myanmar

Reuters India – 

… who washed up on the shores of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia having fled oppression in Myanmar. Those found to have originated from the former Burma, …

New Report Slams Junta for Nargis ‘Crimes’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By NEIL LAWRENCE In stark contrast to an earlier assessment of the Cyclone Nargis relief effort by Burma’s ruling junta and its international partners, …

Burma Insists Rohingyas are ‘Bengalis’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE CHA-AM, Thailand — Burma is insisting at the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) summit in southern Thailand that the boatpeople now fleeing …

Burmese regime blocked international aid to cyclone victims …

guardian.co.uk – 

Burmese people beg for food in the rain as aid begins to arrive following cyclone Nargis. Photograph: Getty Images International aid for cyclone…

ASEAN to Discuss Rohingya Refugee Issue

Voice of America – 

By Daniel Schearf Waves of Burma’s minority Rohingya fleeing oppression and poverty in their country have added pressure on Southeast Asian nations to find …

Bangladesh: A Test for Hasina

ISN – 

The BDR is primarily responsible for guarding the country’s 4400-kilometer border with India and Myanmar (Burma). Despite a rich tradition and professional …

Rohingyas to be sent back

AsiaOne – 

‘The fact that Myanmar has come forward is positive. Myanmar should play a positive role in endearing itself to our human rights demands. …

ASEAN signs free trade pact, puts off rights body

Yahoo – ‎‎

HUMAN RIGHTS BODY Foreign ministers whose governments range from Brunei’s absolute monarchy and Myanmar’s junta to the young democracies of Indonesia and …

Govt Urged To Let Muslim Rohingya Refugees Take Part In …

“Their their homeland should also stop the violation of human rights either in the form of bad treatment of Myanmarese minority group like the Rohingyas, …

Burmese junta should be referred to ICC: Report

Mizzima.com – 

… and an organization of Burmese volunteers called the Emergency Assistance Team – Burma (EAT), in the weeks following the deadly Cyclone Nargis, …

Global Fund Discusses Possible Return to Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

It has since met 29 members of the Myanmar [Burma] Country Coordinating Mechanism (MCCM), headed by Health Minister Kyaw Myint, Xinhua was told by Sun Gang, …

Break the Broken Record

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… first trip to Asia: “We want to see a time when citizens of Burma and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi can live freely in their own country. …

Service to remember one of Thame’s oldest residents

Thame Today – 

Once only a severe bout of malaria prevented him being put to work on the notorious Burma Railroad, where Allied prisoners died in their tens of thousands. …

SHRF MONRHLY REPORT – FEBRUARY 2009

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

by admin — last modified 2009-02-27 10:40 Confiscation of villagers’ lands by the Burmese junta’s troops in Shan State has been going on unabated, …

Australia signs historic FTA with ASEAN, NZ

Radio Australia News – ‎‎

It has also detained many pro-democracy activists including the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. More recently it has been caught up in allegations that …

US State Department releases annual rights reports

JURIST – 

In the Near East and North Africa, the DOS criticized Egypt, Iran, Libya and Syria for imprisoning human rights activists and Egypt, Iran, and Saudi Arabia …

The Secret Agent and Propaganda

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

With its bizarre title, which meant The New Grassland, Myet Khen Thit was the brainchild of Burma’s military intelligence service (MIS). …

Drugs – Junta’s short and straight road to Obama (Part II)

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

For one thing, a clash took place on 3 February in Hopang township where 2 on the Wa side and 8-10 on the Burma side were reportedly killed. …

ASEAN fails to act against Burmese junta: Rights group

Mizzima.com – 

But, on human rights issues, the Charter does not provide opportunity to visit and investigate human right violations in any member country even if it …

Human Rights body formation is ‘evolving’

Bangkok Post – 

… have voiced concerns that the human rights body may not have power to stop abuses in countries where human rights remain concerns to the world like Burma.

ASEAN in search of relevance

Asia Times Online

Expatriate Burmese academic Kyaw Yin Hlaing suggests that a great deal more could be done for Myanmar in the practical mould of basic capacity-building in …

East Timor in good economic shape, says Minister

Radio Australia – 

And in a report also this week, the US State Department says human rights problems remain because of an inadequately trained police force and judiciary. …

Will US Oil Companies Return to Burma?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Political observers have made much of Clinton’s high-level talks in Beijing in recent days in which human rights issues took a back seat in favor of …

Burma agrees to take back Muslim boat people

Nation Multimedia – 

Chaam – Burma has agreed to take back the socalled Rohingya Muslim boat people if they could be identified as ethnic Bangali who were born in the country, …

Philippine activists demand more ASEAN action against Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com – 

The protestors, numbering around 90, picketed the Thai embassy in Manila and urged ASEAN to put Myanmar, formerly called Burma, on the ‘hot seat’ during its …

Bangkok Post : Rohingya ‘not Bumese ethnic minority’

Bangkok Post

The Burmese government says it is ready to welcome people who can prove they are Bengalis born in Burma, but it does not accept that the Rohingya boat …

Greenpeace urges South-East Asian leaders to discuss climate change

Nation Multimedia

Asean’s members are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

On this day

News24

1889 – Burma – now Myanmar – opens railroad from Rangoon to Mandalay. 1901 – Russia’s minister of propaganda is murdered to avenge repression of student …

VIDEO: Video Reporters For Freedom And Democracy

Javno.hr – 

Armed with small cameras, disguised video reporters send news from closed Burma, risking their lives and freedom. The audience of the ZagrebDox documentary …

Asean opens with economic agenda

BBC News – 

But human rights groups say there is still no mechanism for dealing with routine abuses inside Asean member states like Burma and Vietnam. …

ASEAN summit underway, human rights body criticised

ABC Online – ‎‎

Burma is the most blatant abuser in the region. Last year it hindered international relief efforts for victims of Cyclone Nagis. It has also detained many …

ASEAN minister discuss human rights, economy

Radio Australia News

It has also detained many pro-democracy activists including the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. More recently it has been caught up in allegations that …

Divesting guilt

PSU Daily Vanguard – 

And it’s telling that several groups, such as Democracy Now! and Students for Justice in Palestine, have claimed this as a victory for resistance against …

US: Join Allies in Banning Landmines

منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان

(Washington, DC) – The United States should reconsider its stance and join the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, Human Rights Watch said today. …

Asean human rights body lacks power to punish

Philippine Star – 

… rights situation in Burma” and also improve treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the region. The United States also blasted Myanmar’s …

Asean Will Not React to Pressure: Thai FM

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

A Thai official at the summit, who spoke to The Irrawaddy on condition of anonymity, said, “We are waiting for an answer from Myanmar [Burma] about the TCG, …

Myanmar gov’t, ILO extend supplementary understanding on forced …

Xinhua – ‎‎

27 (Xinhua) — Myanmar government and the International Labor Organization (ILO) have extended their Supplementary Understanding on the treatment of …

Crackdown on illegal Burmese migrants

Democratic Voice of Burma

Migrant right activists in Mae Sot said those who were arrested were being detained in three different places in town and they were likely to be sent back …

The Secret Agent and Propaganda

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

To counter the junta’s propaganda offensive, opposition groups inside and outside Burma published many short-lived magazines and newsletters, …

Burma’s corridor to democracy depends on regional partners

Mizzima.com – 

For Burma, which is no exception, the United Nations is still the best option, through the mandate of which the Association of South-east Asian Nations …

Malaysian PM: Push back Rohingya refugees

International Herald Tribune – 

“Of course, we know they come from Myanmar (Burma). When we ask Myanmar, they ask: ‘Are you sure they are our people? What evidence have you got?'” he said. …

Asean parliamentarians urge action on Burma

AsiaOne – ‎‎

… Asian countries under the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) gathered yesterday at a Bangkok hotel to discuss social justice in Burma. …

Company’s deals were seen as attempt to expand communist nation’s …

WorldNetDaily – 

The Chinese oil firm also has been accused of multiple human rights violations. Freeman has served on the board of CNOOC since 2004. …

Clinton’s stumbling start

Boston Globe – 

She also seemed forgetful of President Obama’s comparison of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Nelson Mandela. Clinton made another kind of …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Civil Society Edges Deeper Into Regional Summit

Inter Press Service – 

‘’The treatment of the Rohingyas by Burma-Myanmar, freeing the political prisoners there, the economic crisis, and the food crisis are some of the issues. …

US rates Malaysia’s human rights record

The Malaysian Insider – 

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

Burma blocked aid supplies – report

Irish Times – ‎‎

THE UNITED Nations Security Council should refer Burma (Myanmar) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the manner in which it blocked humanitarian …

Is A Major War A Possibility In 2009? The Historical Antecedents

Center for Research on Globalization – 

In Asia ,during the same decade, the UK annexed Burma and brought under its control the Malay peninsula and Baluchistan . France began the breakup of China …

UN peacekeepers to stay in East Timor

Sydney Morning Herald

The UN Security Council decided unanimously on Thursday to keep its peacekeeping mission in East Timor for another 12 months, noting that the political and …

Thai Prime Minister faces credibility test

Radio Australia – 

Human rights is on the agenda, in particular the setting up of an ASEAN body to deal with human rights abuses. But the controversy surrounding hundreds of …

Burma cyclone response was ‘crime against humanity’

Telegraph.co.uk – 

It found the Burmese leadership failed to provide adequate food, shelter and medical care in the wake of Cyclone Nargis which struck the Irrawaddy Delta on …

Child dies from alleged torture

Saudi Gazette – 

Hussein Al-Shareef, Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) in Makkah, condemned the crime and called for the severest penalties for those

Asean must work together to ride out crisis

New Straits Times

THE deteriorating state of the global economy, its impact on the region and the policies and actions to mitigate the adverse effects on Association of …

UN mandate in East Timor is extended

Antara – 

… was quoted by AFP as saying in Washington that US President Barack Obama should seize on his global popularity and reach out to Myanmar and Cuba. (*)

Meeting may determine fate of latest boat people

The National – 

HUA HIN, THAILAND // The fate of thousands of Muslim refugees from Myanmar may be decided at a summit of South East Asia leaders meeting in Thailand today. …

NZ to sign ASEAN, Australia free trade deal

Radio New Zealand – 

New Zealand will sign a new free trade agreement on Friday evening at a ceremony in Thailand. The agreement will set in place an ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand …

ASEAN signs free-trade pact

The Journal of Commerce Online – 

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are meeting in Thailand today to sign their long-anticipated agreement for a free trade zone …

Building a Strategic Partnership: US-India Relations in the Wake …

Heritage.org – 

Beijing is developing strategic port facilities in Sittwe, Burma; Chittagong, Bangladesh; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; and Gwadar, Pakistan, in order to protect …

Economics May Overshadow Human Rights, Burma at ASEAN Summit

Voice of America – 

The focus is expected to be on dealing with the global economic downturn rather than human rights issues and growing concerns about Burma. …

NASA Study Finds ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ Fueled Killer Cyclone

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In early May 2008, Cyclone Nargis passed over Burma (Myanmar) after forming in the Bay of Bengal. PASADENA, Calif. – A “pre-existing condition” in the North …

Jailed Burmese Reporter Honored

Radio Free Asia

“When Cyclone Nargis struck Burma, the Dagon Myothit area where we lived was one of the worst affected regions. After the cyclone, she went about in Dagon …

Bangkok Post : Malaysian PM: Asean is a force for regional progress

Bangkok Post

Of course, we know they come from Myanmar (Burma). When we ask Myanmar, they ask: ‘Are you sure they are our people? What evidence have you got? …

Nicolaides free, but writers’ persecution persists

Eureka Street

… the government for neglecting the victims of the cyclone that swept through lower Burma, now known as Myanmar, in May 2008, killing over 130000 people. …

Civilization and its discontents

Calcutta Telegraph

This is a compelling account of how thirty-six Burmese prisoners, held in Port Blair’s jail, turned out to be much more than simple political detainees. …

Asean urged to move on rights

Bangkok Post

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the summit should address rights violations in Burma, improve treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, …

Guest HK speaker Thaksin may face extradition bid

The Standard

Thaksin also faces criminal charges over his Cabinet’s 2003 approval of a state-run lottery, a loan extended to Burma to buy equipment from his family’s …

Abdullah: We must be firm in turning back Rohingya

Bangkok Post

They come to us and when they come to us of course we know they come from Myanmar [Burma],” he said. But when Malaysia has approached Burma on this issue, …

Home and abroad: US vow on rights

The Canberra Times – 

… both democratic and human rights” in Venezuela. Burma’s ruling junta carried out extrajudicial killings along with rape and torture, the report said. …

Boat people to be sent back to Myanmar

CNN – 

By Dan Rivers BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) — Scores of boat people who fled Myanmar and are now in Thailand are to be sent back despite human rights… groups’

High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

Signal – 

Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School’s Human RightsHuman Rights Club. .. Watch Student Task Force by forming their own

ASEAN Politicians Say Summit Will Test Burma Human Rights Policy

Voice of America – 

“Of course in ASEAN it sounds very nice to have elections at long last in Myanmar, but it does not negate the wrong that they have committed and continue to …

Human rights groups urge ASEAN to take action over Myanmar

3 News NZ – 

There has been much criticism that the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be illegible to contest it and that the election will be heavily slanted …

ASEAN: Human rights an urgent issue for summit leaders

Adnkronos International Italia – 

… India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand after thousands of the minority Rohingyas left Burma on boats sailing for Thailand and Malaysia. …

24 Political Prisoners Released in Burma

OneWorld.net – 

… Friends of Myanmar Group, the Australian government should be taking an active role in securing the release of all political prisoners in Burma. …

Bangladesh-Myanmar maritime dispute

The New Nation – 

According to a Bangladesh-Burma border based Burmese journalist, the junta is stepping up its military presence, particularly the artillery battalion in the …

Letters: A tribute to Michael Cullen, Update on the UVSS, and more!

The Martlet – 

The article “Panties Combat Burma Military” leaves the impression that there is a “human rights” or “democracy” problem isolated within the borders of Burma …

‘Brutal’ Myanmar rights record criticized

MorungExpress – 

Myanmar’s most famous woman, pro-democracy advocate and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest for most of the last 19 years. …

Burmese election will be a sham and change nothing

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

… for the release of all political prisoners in Burma will be met with deafening silence, as is always the case where the Burmese junta is concerned. …

US worried by Mindanao situation—envoy

Cebu Daily News – ‎‎

… said the US was also concerned about the effects of the global economic meltdown on Asia and the continuing situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Council on Foreign Relations – 

Still, human rights issues such as the house arrest of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi continue to spark conflict (Economist) within ASEAN and …

US 2008 Human Rights Report: Japan

Journal of Turkish Weekly – 

In practice a number of ethnic Rohingyas were deported to Burma. In addition UNCAT criticized the lack of an independent body to review applications for …

Asian culture and community events

WFAA – 

Daphne wrote her essay on Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. Upcoming events Ikebana workshops will be from 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm Friday and Saturday …

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