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World focus on Burma (3rd March 2009)

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Burmese junta should answer for crimes against humanity concerning …

Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The Burmese government should appear before the International Criminal Court to face human rights charges; the dictatorship …

Cyclone Nargis victims badly need potable water – 

They came and told us of their plight,” EAT-Burma Secretary Man Mann said. At least 80000 people died in the devastating cyclone in May 2008 and most of the …

US can lead field of human rights

Pacific Daily News

“We want to see a time when citizens of Burma and the Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi can live freely in their own country,” answered Clinton. …

Five arrested in crack-down on heroin racket

by Mizzima News Rangoon (Mizzima) – The military establishment in Burma has arrested at least five people since January in connection with an international …

SE Asia: B-words, P-words & C-words

ISN – 

… played a key role in persuading the Burma dictatorship to let international aid agencies into the Irrawaddy delta region, destroyed by Cyclone Nargis. …

CPB Urges Search for Moderates within the Tatmadaw

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE In a message from its base in China, the Communist Party of Burma has urged pro-democracy activists to persuade moderates within the Burmese …

COMMENT: Is recession rewriting the sourcing rulebook? – 

Reactions from early Cambodian attempts to work for Japanese buyers, and presentations made by Japanese representatives to Burmese factories, …

Chinese Traders Scooping Up Mandalay Gems, Precious Stones

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Ten Burmese companies were added to the sanction’s list. The US sanctions targeted two conglomerates, the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEH), …

Global Insights: China Fumes After Moscow Sinks Freighter

World Politics Review

The ship’s owners demanded compensation from Russian authorities for violating international law and the crew’s “human rights” in sinking the vessel. …

Two activists sentenced to 5 and 8 years – 

However, according to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPP-B) till today only 30 political prisoners have been …

Sanctions Are Not to Blame for Burma’s Economic Woes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“I fought hard for Myanmar [Burma] to be admitted into Asean. I think the leaders of Myanmar should consider public opinion,” he said. …

Unusual houseguests

Duke Chronicle

… along with fellow monks U Gawasita and U Tejavanta, came to Duke last week to speak about their struggle for human rights in their homeland of Burma. …

“New” Hampshire Support

Family Security Matters – 

He called on donors to withhold support from Hampshire until that happened: “This divestment campaign has absolutely nothing to do with human rights. …

ASEAN+3 to convene in Phuket in April

Thai News Agency MCOT – 

ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. (TNA)

Saluting a Kiwi battle hero

Manawatu Standard – 

The following year, Israel sold it to Burma (now Myanmar), then fighting an insurgent campaign by Kuomintang guerrillas on its northern border with China. …

Painting a smile on ‘brand ASEAN’

Asia Times Online – 

According to the BBC, a memo faxed to journalists by the Burmese consul in Hong Kong last week insisted Rohingyas could not be from Myanmar, …

ASEAN Urged To Shelter Muslim Boat People

Sin Chew Jit Poh – 

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian rights group urged Southeast Asian nations Tuesday (3 March) to give temporary shelter to Myanmar’s Muslim boat people landing on …

Asean partners meet in Phuket

Straits Times – 

BANGKOK – THAILAND will host a delayed meeting of South-east Asian leaders and counterparts from key partners including China and Japan on the island of …

Independent candidates establish network to contest 2010 elections

by Nem Davies New Delhi (Mizzima) – Twenty five independent candidates set to contest in the Burmese military junta’s proposed general elections scheduled …

Washington Rally: Why 50 Million Quit the Communist Party

The Epoch Times – 

The Washington metropolitan area is home to many Falun Gong practitioners, Vietnamese, Burmese, Tibetans, Taiwanese, and Laotians, who have directly …

Phuket To Host Asean+3, Asean+6 In Phuket

Bernama – 

By D. Arul Rajoo BANGKOK, March 3 (Bernama) — The southern resort island of Phuket will host the delayed Asean+3 and +6 meetings from 10 to 12 April, …

Generation Wave activists sentenced

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 3, 2009 (DVB)–Generation Wave members Nyein Chan and Aung Ko Min were handed down jail terms by Sanchaung township court on 27 February for distributing …

Down & out on the language of London

National Post – 

Imagine what a Canadian human-rights commission would do to him today. Orwell liked to compare honest, truthful writing to a window pane through which we …

Wean Burma off drugs

Bangkok Post – 

For the first time in a decade, the Thai government has a greater stake in promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law in Burma than in doing business …

Tuesday, March 10 (Pressemitteilung) – 

1942 – Rangoon, Burma _ now Yangon, Myanmar, falls to Japanese forces in World War II. 1948 – The body of the anti-communist foreign minister of …

Women’s Empowerment

Voice of America – 

Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous struggle for democracy, remains under house arrest. And in North Korea, …

Growing number of Burmese refugees make Utica their home


By GARY LIBERATORE UTICA, NY (WKTV) – Over the past two years, more than 2000 Burmese refugees have come to the Resource Center for Refugees in the old St. Francis De Sales School at the corner …

Union expecting long, hard battle

Nelson Mail
Sealord also had a number of immigrant workers and Burmese refugees, and he was worried about how they would find new jobs. He said Sealord had a lot of …

Principle may limit Asean

Straits Times – 

Addressing the controversy spawned by the refusal of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein to meet two civil society …

ASEAN fund rules up at April meet – 

In late February, before the 14th ASEAN Summit, the 13 finance ministers of the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore …

The Death of Justice for Rohingyas

Asian Tribune – 

… Thailand said Rohingyas do not face persecution in Burma. They said the Rohingyas caught in Thai waters are illegal immigrants, not refugees, …

TCFUA Slams ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (press release)

Ms O’Neil deplored this policy stating that it sent a bad message to a repressive regime responsible for numerous grave human and labor rights… violations,

Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Carew – 

During this mission he met the Commander of the Burma Defence Army, General Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, the present leader of the Burmese National …

ASEAN Is Moving Towards an EU-Style Union

Journal of Turkish Weekly

Leader also agreed on to establish a human rights agency; however, ironically the unit is foreseen to be lack of any competency to put forward criticism …

Keeping heads above global economic sea of troubles

Radio France Internationale – 

… none of the leaders brought up the case of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, who symbolises the democracy movement in Myanmar. …

Indonesia discussing anti-terror cooperation with six countries

Xinhua – 

JAKARTA, March 2 (Xinhua) — Indonesia and six other countries, namely Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Venezuela, are now discussing a …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm

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