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World focus on Burma (1 March 2009)

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ASEAN vows EU-like bloc by 2015, frets on Myanmar

The Associated Press

CHA-AM, Thailand (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders vowed Sunday to push ahead with ambitious plans to become a European Union-style economic community by 2015

In midst of financial crisis, leaders join together

The Australian

ASEAN leaders urged the ruling junta to move towards democracy – but the name of imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was never mentioned, …

Civil society reps denied participation at Asean summit – 

Rights activists said, officials of Burma and Cambodia on Saturday objected to civil society representatives attending from their countries threatening they …


Philippine Headline News – ‎‎

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 calls for cooperation to address illegal migrants in Indian …

Ministers of ASEAN member states sign an energy security agreement that will ensure their members “the physical availability of oil and oil products through the establishment of stockpiles on voluntary and commercial basis”, during the 14th Summit of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in Hua Hin, Thailand, March 1, 2009.(Xinhua/Zhang Fengguo)
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Xinhua – 

She said the Rohingya were illegal immigrants who were brought to Burma (Myanmar) during the colonial era. Since the independence of the country, …

Asean leaders address financial crisis at summit

Mail & Guardian Online – 

But it got off to a wobbly start when Cambodia and Burma refused to recognise the groups representing their countries. Activist organisations on the meeting …

ASEAN rights push backfires over Myanmar: analysts, activists

ABS CBN News – 

… added Soe Aung, deputy coordinator of the rights group Burma Partnership. Myanmar’s junta has been accused of committing widespread human rights abuses, …

Asean group seeks economic action

BBC News – 

Human rights were a particular issue for the grouping, which includes non-democratic countries Burma and Vietnam.  Asean also made much of its first charter …

Asean leaders address financial crisis at summit

Mail & Guardian Online – 

But it got off to a wobbly start when Cambodia and Burma refused to recognise the groups representing their countries. Activist organisations on the meeting …

Refugees struggle as jobs dry up, fueling debate over US obligation

Dallas Morning News

This leaves even fewer opportunities for Dallas’ expanding refugee population – people from Myanmar (formerly Burma), Bhutan and Iraq who already struggle …

ASEAN leaders ‘stand firm’ on protectionism

Australia Network News

Activists were angered Saturday when the leaders of Cambodia and military-ruled Burma barred two civic representatives from attending rare face-to-face …

ASEAN parliamentarians form caucus on rights and free expression …

Southeast Asian Press Alliance – 

… with the aim of protecting and promoting our core values of democracy, human rights and free expression in the ASEAN Community, and ensuring their …

Scandinavian Burma-Dialog Praised by ASEAN – 

Burma’s isolation became an international problem when the country was hit by the cyclone Nargis in May last year with an estimated 100.000 people killed. …

Diplomacy: Keep the engine running

San Francisco Chronicle – 

To get it, nations must respond to understandable questions about human rights, women’s issues, clean government, environmental concerns … the list can …

Burma sets condition for accepting Rohingya migrants

ReliefWeb (press release)

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, …

US Envoy Highlights Burma Issues at the Asean Summit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Among the 10 Asean countries, Indonesia is often considered the role model for the Burmese military junta to emulate in a transition to democracy. …

US report: Thailand not drug source

United Press International – ‎‎

The failure of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, to crack down on its drug trafficking gangs is affecting its neighbors, including Thailand, …

ASEAN vows to stand firm against protectionism

The Associated Press – 

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

Door closed for Cambodia, Myanmar reps

Jakarta Post

… in the good governance process, representation on the ASEAN human rights body, migrant workers, the status of Burma (Myanmar) and gender issues. …

ASEAN suffers blow on human rights

The Associated Press – 

The meeting went ahead without the two pro-democracy delegates — Khin Ohnmar, a prominent Myanmar activist awarded Sweden’s Anna Lindh human rights prize …

Southeast Asian Community Gets a New Space at Salvation Army …


The Army started the Laotian Corp in 2003 to offer outreach and social services to the growing Southeast Asian population, particularly to Burmese… refugees.

A Test Case For Obama

Sin Chew Jit Poh – 

Visiting UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari (second from left) meets with detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (right) along with members of the executive …

Asian Summit Snags on Human Rights

Washington Post – 

… Saturday when the leaders of Burma and Cambodia threatened to walk out of a meeting on human rights if activists from their countries were included. …

Are ‘newcomer’ schools inherently segregation?

Salt Lake Tribune – 

The rest were uprooted by war or genocide from homes in Tonga, Somalia, Burma, Kenya and Burundi. Some have never been to school before, and many won’t …

Civic groups barred from Asean meeting

Financial Times – 

… among other things, the setting up of an independent human rights body as part of its programme to make the organisation “more caring and sharing” in …

Activists forced out of Asean summit

Scotsman – 

By Jim Gomez in Cha-Am, Thailand PROMINENT activists from military-ruled Burma and Cambodia were barred from a meeting with south-east Asian leaders …

Who is India goigt to fight with?

The News International – 

India has six neighbours; Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and China. India now spends a colossal $32.35 billion on defence, Pakistan $4.8 billion …

ASEAN rights body to focus on education

ABC Online – 

Burma has one of the worst human rights records of the group, as seen in its suppression of the 2007 monks uprising and its handling of Cyclone Nargis last …

Sunday, March 8 (Pressemitteilung) – 

1942 – Japanese forces capture Rangoon, Burma, during World War II. 1949 – France recognizes noncommunist Vietnam nationalists under Bao Dai as independent …

ASEAN leaders agree on measures to ease economic crisis

Radio Australia News

… when the Burmese prime minister, Thein Sein, and his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, said they would refuse to attend if two prominent Burmese activists …

Israeli documentary wins Croatian best film award

Philippine Star – 

The “Movies That Matter” award, which is given to films promoting human rights, was granted to Danish Anders Ostergaar’s work “Burma VJ – Reporting from a …

ASEAN goal: To be like EU

… Asian Nations (ASEAN), which groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. …

Operation Leech revisited


Associated with the Burmese in exile since they came to India in the wake of the national uprising in Myanmar, human rights activist and lawyer Nandita …

Will the human-rights bulldog end up with only rubber teeth?

Nation Multimedia – 

… investigate or punish any violators such as the notorious Burmese junta. “We are talking about prevention of human-rights violation. …

Asean MPs vow to ensure charter implementation

Nation Multimedia – 

He said he was sharing the experience of his own five-year caucus on Burma. Now the Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Burma has a secretariat office in Kuala …

Treat us as partners: civil-society groups

Nation Multimedia

By KITTIPONG THAVEVONG Representatives from the civil society yesterday strongly disapproved the exclusion of two activists from Burma and Cambodia for a …

Burma Extends Agreement With Un On Labor

Journal of Turkish Weekly

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)Burma’sMyanmar reported Friday that Burma’s Labor Minister Aung Kyi … state-run newspaper New Light of

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 1, 2009 at 1:37 am

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