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World focus on Burma (5 March 2009)

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At UN, Amid Sudan Indictment Hoopla, Myanmar Follow-Up and Srilanka Forgotten

Inner City Press – 

… and the relative obscurity of those worried about Myanmar, much less Sri Lanka. The Burma campaigners are at least at the fringe of the UN debate. …

Chicago’s Hyde Park attracts visitors looking for Obama lore

Tampabay.com

… and hipster cafes, overloaded bulletin boards advertising poetry readings and rallies in support of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese human rights activist. …

China Will Follow the US: A Climate Change Fable

Heritage.org – 

… ignored or actively defied by the PRC–the Sudan genocide, Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, Burmese human rights repression, and so forth. …

Vietnamese Community Congratulate 50 Million Chinese

The Epoch Times

The same situation is happening today with Tibet and Burma. Today, 2009, twenty years from that date, the world is watching on with admiration the undying …

IPI Calls for Full Reckoning of Past Crimes against Journalists in …

International Press Institute (press release) – 

“The actions of the Bangladeshi government are in stark contrast to many other countries in Asia, such as China and Burma, that have regularly silenced …

Mizos blame Chins for HRW report

Mizzima.com – 

Human Rights Watch, in its report “We are like forgotten people”, released in January said Chin people living in western Burma have been silently suffering …

Diminishing Human Rights

The Weekly Standard – 

Earlier on her trip, she also discussed Burma, where the human rights situation is appalling and more than 2100 political prisoners remain in jail. …

Bad medicine

BusinessWorld Online

A major reason is that government media regulators, whether in Burma or Zimbabwe, have seldom been knowledgeable or honest enough to do a good job of it. …

Morning Coffee – 5 March 2009

UN Dispatch – 

State Department officials here haven’t officially responded yet, but are quick to remind everyone that “we, like, totally ARE uplifting our human rights …

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military junta angrily dismissed two recent U.S. government reports critical of its human rights record and counter-narcotics efforts as unfounded and politically motivated, state media reported

Indict the SPDC

The Barrie Examiner – 

The ruling military junta of Burma, known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), albeit being defeated in parliamentary elections, …

Burma dismisses US reports on human rights and counter-narcotic …

Mizzima.com – 

Burma’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday, published two separate statements in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper, and said the US reports were biased …

Is ASEAN really working for ASEAN people?

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Without ASEAN, he said, the international aid wouldn’t have reached the delta area worst hit during Cyclone Nargis. The Burmese, and the whole international …

ICC issues arrest warrant for Bashir

Open Democracy

An organisation called the “Whole Burma United Revolutionary Front” (WBURF) has claimed to be behind attacks, which, according to a statement released today …

Fresh rain deepens misery in Myanmar

Canada.com

“We are still trying to convince the authority of Burma to authorize us to go there,” Ripert said. “The ship will be off the coast of the delta, …

Thai army’s brutalities against Rohingya Muslims

Media Monitors Network – ‎‎

This dimension of the military rule in Burma has received little attention in the Western media and their local spokesmen that make so much noise about …

Christians worldwide to pray for Burma

ChristianToday – 

… initiated by Christians Concerned for Burma at the request of Burma’s democracy leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Political prisoners locked in isolation cells

Democratic Voice of Burma

U Eithritya refused to appeal for his release despite prison governor Sein Tun urging him to. “He said I can’t kneel in front of them for my action. …

Political prisoner Ko Mya Aye’s daughter to speak at prayer day for Burma

Inspire Magazine – ‎‎

… again for his peaceful pro-democracy activities. Fearing her own arrest, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon came to the UK in 2005 and now volunteers at the Burma Campaign UK, …

Fallen Nargis trees carved into sculptures

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

The exhibition was organised by the government’s Central Coorporative Limited and Kaung Myanmar Aung Co. Ltd, and is to be held later this month. …

Situation for Political Prisoners in Buthidaung Worsens

Narinjara News – 

… prisoner at the prison is former student leader Ko Htay Kywe, who is currently serving a sentence of 65 years for campaigning against the Burmese junta. …

No Hugs for the Thugs in Burma

AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online

The legitimate leaders of the Burmese people such as Aung San Suu Kyi and Min Ko Naing, along with representatives of the tormented ethnic minority groups …

NLD member receives added charges after shouting slogans

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 5, 2009 (DVB)–Imprisoned National League for Democracy member U Tin Yu has been charged, along with nine other people, for obstructing officials in …

ASEAN Pushes for Deeper Integration, Signs FTA with Australia, New …

Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest – 

Although Pitsuwan has declined to offer any explanation for the lack of movement, some observers say that the fact that military-ruled Myanmar… is an ASEAN

Rights envoy takes new approach on Burma

United Press International, Asia – 

Because of this, U Win Tin, former long-term prisoner and National League for Democracy executive council member, refused to meet with Quintana individually …

NLD criticise government’s choices for national symbols

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 5, 2009 (DVB)–The National League for Democracy have criticised the Burmese government for arbitrarily choosing the country’s new national symbols …

Kachin ceasefire groups to contest 2010 election

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

… the China-Burma border, the committee is made up of Dr. Tuja, and Major’s Manchan Thein Saung and Phone Ram of the KIO splinter group, New Democracy …

RI vows to buck ASEAN rights slide

Jakarta Post – 

“If you keep silent about Burma *also known as Myanmar*, that means you legitimize the corrupt regime. Other countries and groupings around the world have …

Attack in Lahore similar to Mumbai assault

The National – 

Perhaps the warrant will send a shiver down the spine of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad or Burma’s Than Shwe. The ICC itself could use a morale boost: Six years …

Moon Trumps Sun: A Sight to Behold Total Solar Eclipse of Century …

eMediaWorld.com Newswire Press Release Distribution Service (press release) – 

Travelers looking to witness the July 22nd total solar eclipse will also have the opportunity to enjoy Asian cultures, historic and modern sites, …

News Analisys: Facing the people, ASEAN’s strategic deficit

Jakarta Post

“We weren’t surprised about the rejection of Cambodian and Myanmarese representatives,” Khin Ohmar from the Burma Partnership, one of those forced to …

WOMEN OF THE WORLD

บางกอกโพส – 

Born in Burma, Bhikkhuni Chao-hwei Shih moved to Taiwan when she was eight years old. She teaches Chinese, Buddhism and Religious Studies at Hsuan Chuang …

Hold the Handcuffs

Washington Post

Physicians for Human Rights anticipates “a likely spike in violent attacks.” It is easy to feel some moral satisfaction when one of the world’s most brutal …

Aung San Suu Kyi given freedom of Glasgow

The Herald – 

… for the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma. He also represents the democracy movement at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. …

Speaking out on the future of Burma

T he Japan Times

(Focus) Unlike in 1990 when the military was embarrassed by a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, a result it has steadfastly …

Sponsored refugee family to arrive by spring

Orangeville Citizen – 

She has visited a refugee camp in Thailand on the Burma- Myanmar border as well as an orphanage in Liberia, where she says the “conditions were similar”. …

A One-eyed Bastard Thanks You for Your Donation

Scoop.co.nz (press release) – 

… such as New Zealand to make any supply of aid dollars contingent on improvements in basic human rights and the rule-of-law, these have largely failed; …

Democracy for export: principles, practices, lessons

Australia.TO – 

The governments in power are capable of brushing off for decades all requests for political liberalization; this is exemplified in the case of Burma… and the

Bangkok Post : Drug smugglers have a field day as border patrols …

Bangkok Post – 

There has been no let-up in production of drugs by the minority rebels active on the Burmese side. But it is the Thai authorities who have slowed their …

Board member of Chinese government-owned company in deal with Tehran

WND.com – 

… a human rights organization, issued a report accusing CNOOC last October of human rights abuses and land theft in an oil prospecting venture in Burma. …

Senate considering truth commission on Bush policies

Monsters and Critics.com

The Bush admin proceeded to give the military dictator of Pakistan over 10 billion dollars after 9/11, money then used to thwart democracy in Pakistan, …

Questions About Darfur? Ask Nick.

New York Times Blogs – 

In the Burmese camps in Thailand for example, there are quite strong differences in the way Karen and kareeni refugees are treated/access to …

Mandate of UN-backed group supporting Myanmar cyclone recovery …

UN News Centre – 

4 March 2009 – The United Nations-backed group assisting the reconstruction of Myanmar after it was devastated by Cyclone Nargis, which left around 140000 …

Myanmar: Human Rights – Government Announces Amnesty

Global Legal Monitor – ‎‎

04, 2009) The Government of Myanmar (Burma) has reportedly announced an amnesty for 23 political prisoners. The news was welcomed by UN Secretary-General …

Prisoner of Historic Elegance at Kaala Paani

Daijiworld.com – 

By Melisha Noronha – The bricks used to build the building were brought from Burma, known today as Myanmar. Each wing was four-storied, with cells on the first three and a …

Soul-search for Reconciilation in Noklak

MorungExpress – 

He shared a story of one of the Quakers members Ram, a Tamil whose family was displaced in Burma during World War II and whose family was assisted by the …

Dealing with Burma Through China?

Foreign Policy In Focus

Outside powers did not create this opposition; US-led operatives didn’t form the National League for Democracy to undermine the legitimacy of an unfriendly …


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