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World focus on Burma (28 February 2009)

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Civil Society Representatives Challenge Asean Leaders on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

She said that the civic group had called for the release of all political prisoners in the country, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

South-East Asia

Radio France Internationale – 

Khin Omar from Myanmar and chair of the Network for Democracy and Development in Burma (Myanmar since 1989), was one of the two campaigners who was barred …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Plans for Regional Rights Body Hit Realities

Inter Press Service – 

ASEAN, which was established in 1967 to stem the spread of communism during the height of the Cold War, includes Brunei, Burma (or Myanmar), Cambodia, …

Burma Extends Agreement with UN on Labor

Voice of America

Burma’s state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Friday that Burma’s Labor Minister Aung Kyi signed the extension to Burma’s supplementary …

Long live Asean!

Manila Times

The worst, and all the nine other Asean members agree, is Burma. One of the major items in the Asean Charter is the formation of a Human Rights body—whether …

Activists raise Burma issues with ASEAN leaders

Mizzima.com – 

“During the meeting, we raised the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese refugees and Rohingya people and the 2010 election,” Wathshlah from Malaysia based …

2ND LD: ASEAN leaders vow action to tackle impact of global …

TMCnet

Debbie Stothard of the activist group Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma said the two blocked activists, Khin Ohmar from Myanmar and Pen Somony from …

Thailand: Thai Foreign Minister to visit Myanmar in March

ISRIA (subscription) – 

Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya has accepted an invitation from U Nyan Win, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, to pay an official visit to Myanmar …

Religion notes: Way of the Cross services scheduled

Asheville Citizen-Times – ‎‎

Originally from Burma (Myanmar), he has lived in a Buddhist monastery since he was 11; he was ordained at age 20 and obtained the title of Bhivamsa at 25. …

Southeast Asian Leaders Bar Human Rights Activists From Talks

AHN – 

Hua Hin, Thailand (AHN) – The human rights activists representing the military-ruled Myanmar and Cambodia were shunned out of the Association of Southeast …

THAILAND – ASEAN ASEAN summit: talk includes economy, ignores …

AsiaNews.it

Today, Myanmar has said that it will accept the return of the refugees, but only if they are recognized as Bengalis living in Myanmar, instead of Burmese …

Human rights in spotlight at ASEAN 28/02 14:04 CET

euronews

But Myanmar and Cambodia threatened to walk out if any such groups from their countries were involved. So organisers kept them away. Human rights…

Human rights activists barred from ASEAN meeting

The Associated Press – 

“The military regime of Burma (Myanmar) is the one who has been sabotaging ASEAN ever since they joined ASEAN in 1997,” said Debbie Stothard with the human …

Buddhist monk receives international award

BlueRidgeNow.com – 

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 …

Burma, Cambodia leaders denounced over ban on activists

Nation Multimedia – 

“They are not respecting the Asean Charter, which aims to be people-centred,” said Soe Aung, spokesman for the Forum for Democracy in Burma. …

Myanmar, Cambodian Civil Society Representatives Stay Out Of Asean …

Bernama

Altsean-Burma (Alternative Asean Network) coordinator Debbie Stothard said Ohmar and Somony had volunteered to stay out to ensure the meeting between the …

Civic groups barred from ASEAN leaders’ meeting

Reuters India

HUA HIN, Thailand (Reuters) – Leaders of Myanmar and Cambodia refused on Saturday to meet members of civic groups from their countries at a Southeast Asian …

Burma: A fervent appeal to stop push back of Rohingyas to Burma

The Muslim News

On the otherhand, the Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said Burma is ready to take back the Rohingya migrants if they can prove they are of Bengali …

ASEAN relevancy questioned

Jakarta Post – 

Not to mention that the human rights situation in Myanmar has not improved since it was admitted to ASEAN in 1997. Although, the ASEAN Charter is coming up …

Human rights concerns at ASEAN summit

ABC Online

… Thein Sein and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen yesterday said they would refuse to attend if two prominent Burmese activists were allowed to sit in. …

UDD Red Shirts, rights group gather on 2nd day of ASEAN Summit

Thai News Agency MCOT – 

Meanwhile, ten members of an activist group called ‘Peace for Burma’, supported by Amnesty International launched a campaign urging people to take human …

Myanmar, Thailand to confer on Rohingya migrants, crime, drug …

Thai News Agency MCOT

PHETCHBURI, Feb 28 (TNA) – Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Kasit Piromya will visit Myanmar officially in late March to discuss solutions to the …

Burma offers Rohingya return deal

BBC News

By Jonathan Head The Burmese government has said it will take back ethnic Rohingyas who have fled to neighbouring countries. But it will only do so if they …

Rights groups question Myanmar offer to take Rohingya migrants

ReliefWeb (press release)

The Rohingya are a Bengali-speaking ethnic minority group that hails from Myanmar’s western Rakhine (Arakan) state but is not recognized by Myanmar’s junta …

Asean right body punishes no violator

Nation Multimedia – 

… no tooth to the body to condemn, investigative and punish any human right violator in member countries of the Asean such as notorious junta-ruled Burma. …

Asean all at sea over Rohingya problem

The Malaysian Insider

The membership of Myanmar’s ruling junta in the grouping means the Rohingya question was always going to be reduced to the so-called sidelines. …

Nargis ‘Crimes’ Alleged

自由亚洲电视 – 

Cyclone Nargis was estimated to have resulted in the deaths of nearly 140000 people and severely affected 2.4 million Burmese. But interviews 90 private …

Junta to take Rohingya back

Jakarta Post – 

The Myanmar junta have relented from their stand on the Rohingya boat people and are willing to work to solve the problem that has affected three countries …

Malaysian PM recommends rough justice for refugees

Zimbabwe Star – 

We have also to see what they do about 75 thousand Burmese Chin refugees in Malaysia. By george funke, 02-27-09, 07:49 PM Millionen kleingeld von raivo …

A Talk With The Chairman

Sin Chew Jit Poh

Burma will be present. For Asean countries wanting to realise the Asean community, we need to have a more open talk about issues that matter to people in …

ENVIRONMENT: Trumping ‘rights’ —Saleem H Ali

Daily Times – 

… friends in Beijing on human rights and accountability will likely make them even more complacent when comes to policy changes on North Korea or Burma. …

Global economic crisis hangs over Asean summit

Irish Times

But ironing out details of the charter could take some time in a diverse region whose governments range from Burma’s military junta and Brunei’s absolute …

International community has a responsibility to protect Myanmar

Canada.com – 

The cyclone that has recently ravaged Burma (Myanmar), resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of people, has rightfully prompted widespread global …

Frequently asked questions about Asean:

Nation Multimedia – 

What is the Asean stance on Burma (Myanmar) issue? Asean has been urging Burma to step up the pace of the process of national reconciliation and dialogue …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: ‘Bali Process’ May Address Rohingya Crisis

Inter Press Service

The first meeting to address the plight of Rohingyas escaping predominantly Buddhist Burma, or Myanmar, is scheduled for Apr. 14 -15 in the Indonesian …

Anger as rights activists barred from ASEAN talks

AFP


“This shows that the Burmese junta has no commitment to the charter that it has ratified,” Khin Omar said, referring to Myanmar by its former name. …

SE Asian human rights body lacks powers: Draft

Times of India

Burma is military-ruled Myanmar’s former name. The draft does not specify who should sit on the rights body, other than representatives with “competence in …

ASEAN plans early warning system to avoid conflict

International Herald Tribune

The protest was organized by Peace for Burma, a Thailand-based umbrella group for activists pushing for reform in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

State Department blasts Venezuela on human rights, drugs

World War 4 Report – 

26 condemned the new US State Department human rights report that singles out the two South American countries, saying Washington has no right to pass …

Australia signs up for free trade with ASEAN and New Zealand

ABC Online – 

KAREN PERCY: There’s also controversy over doing a deal with an organisation that counts Burma as a member. Burma has the worst human rights reputation in …

Maryland city to test new election software

Politics In Color

The town is a nuclear-free zone, the city, by statute, is forbidden to do business with the country of Burma (Myanmar), and residents must apply for a city …

Bangkok Post : US report says illicit Thai drug production has ended

Bangkok Post – 

Rather, lack of enforcement and trafficking by gangs in Burma “have a devastating impact on Burma’s neighbours, especially Thailand. …

ICC probe sought into Myanmar junta’s cyclone response

Daily Times

“The people of the delta told us how the Burmese military regime hindered cyclone relief efforts, confiscated aid supplies and land, and used forced labour, …

Simon Calder: Should tourists now return to Zimbabwe?

Independent – 

At Burma: a decade ago, the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, called for a tourism boycott until civilian rule is restored, saying “Burma will …

Bangkok Post : Burma: We’ll take Bengalis, not Rohingya

Bangkok Post – ‎‎

… we would like the Burmese authorities to release all the 2000 political prisoners and then hold a constructive dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi as quickly …

Report details larceny, neglect in wake of Nargis

SmartBrief – 

Eyewitness reports documented in a new report by Johns Hopkins University and the Emergency Assistance Team in Myanmar reveal that the military junta …

Softer reaction on a softer report

RT

Both the Russian part of the 2008 Human Rights Report by the US Dept. of State, and Russia’s reaction to it, are more toned down than in years past, …

Bangkok Post : Countries threaten boycott on rights talks

Bangkok Post

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) was debating terms of reference (TOR) for creating an Asean human rights body, Burma and Cambodia …

Asean looks to the future

Bangkok Post – 

A great deal of time at the last summit in Singapore was devoted to the Asean Charter and formation of a human rights body. The principal theme this year …

A Mine-Free World: Mission Possible

Common Dreams (press release)

… means that only two governments – Burma (Myanmar) and Russia – and a handful of non-state armed groups employed these weapons in the past few years. …

US: Join Allies in Banning Landmines

Common Dreams (press release)

WASHINGTON – February 27 – The United States should reconsider its stance and join the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, Human Rights…

Nobel winner in Denver to advocate mine ban

Denver Post – 

The United States remains one of 39 nations, including China and Burma, that have not signed the decade-old Mine Ban Treaty. …

42 years on, Asean reaches a milestone

Nation Multimedia – 

Furthermore, Asean must ensure that Burma continues to accept international humanitarian help. Survivors of Cyclone Nargis still need assistance to build up …

Burma Insists Rohingyas are ‘Bengalis’

ReliefWeb (press release)

The Asean foreign ministers were due to meet on Friday to discuss the proposed establishment of a human rights body under Asean’s new charter, …

Johns Hopkins School Calls For Un Investigation Into Burma’s …

Journal of Turkish Weekly – 

A young survivor of the cyclone Nargis wait for relief supplies in Bogalay, Burma, 13 May 2008A report led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine …

Public Health School Calls for Investigation into Burma’s Handling …

Voice of America – 

By Ron Corben A report led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine has called for a United Nations investigation into Burma’s handling of aid and …

Independent observers allege abuse of Cyclone Nargis victims

Channel News Asia – 

When Cyclone Nargis struck and devastated Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta in May 2008, the resulting humanitarian disaster – which claimed 140000 lives – shocked …

“We’ll take any ethnic bengalis born in Burma” : Junta

Nation Multimedia – 

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee Cha-am – BurmaBurma, … has agreed to take back the Rohingya Muslim boat people if they are identified as ethnic Bengalis born in

Honoring the fallen and the brave

CPJ Press Freedom Online – 

… of Cyclone Nargis victims held outside the United Nations Development Program office in Rangoon ‘s Tamwe Township . Burma ‘s military regime came under …

Time for a Makeover

The Edge Daily – ‎1

… so immediately I stepped in lah, and asked about Malaysia’s relationship with Burma and why we recognised Burma despite its human rights…

2008 Human Rights Reports

UNPO – 

The United States Department of State released the 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights this past Wednesday, 25 February 2009. The UNPO applauds the United …

US State Department releases annual rights reports

JURIST – 

In its introduction [text] to the reports, which covered almost 200 countries, the Department noted that many countries still abuse basic human rights, …

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