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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (6 March 2009)

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Burma Releases Lawyers From Prison After Contempt Conviction

Voice of America – 

The two lawyers had represented student activists. Burma’s High Court sentenced them in November for what was described as a lack of respect for the court. ..

Award winning Burma VJ picked up by Oscilloscope and Dogwoof

Screendaily.com

The film won prizes at Amsterdam’s IDFA, Sundance, CPH:Dox and ZagrebDox, among others, as well as receiving the Cinema for Peace International Human Rights …

Arrest warrant for Bashir endangers those trying to aid the …

World Tribune – 

UNITED NATIONS — There was an almost giddy enthusiasm when many human rights activists heard the news that an arrest warrant had been issued for Sudan’s …

Myanmar frees pro-democracy lawyers after 4 months

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)

AP YANGON, Myanmar (AP ) _ A lawyer says he and another attorney who represented pro-democracy activists in Myanmar have been released after serving four …

Over 451000 IDPs in Burma in 2008: Report

Mizzima.com – 

“IDPs living in areas in Myanmar [Burma] still affected by armed conflict between the army and insurgent groups remained the most vulnerable, …

Hundreds of Thousands Still Displaced in Burma: Watchdog

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“Although Myanmar [Burma] is not a party to the Rome Statute, the definition in this Statute of crimes against humanity reflects rules of customary …

UNHCHR Calls for Investigation on Mistreatment of Rohingya

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

In her address, Pillay said she had been distressed by the harrowing accounts of the Rohingya boatpeople “who had taken to the sea to flee” Burma. …

Sleepless in Mae Sot

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Then, in the middle of February, the KNU was accused of shelling a Burmese border town, Myawaddy. The New Light of Myanmar, a Burmese junta mouthpiece, …

Mae Sot Bridge Closed by Taxi Drivers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By LAWI WENG More than 100 Thai taxi drivers are protesting Burmese taxi drivers to take passengers into Mae Sot, Thailand. Thai taxi drivers, who are not …

Report not aimed at Chin, Mizo confusion: HRW

Mizzima.com – 

Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia researcher of the US-based Human Rights Watch said the report focuses on the persecutions suffered by the Chin people in Burma …

Weekly Business Roundup (March 6, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… its leaders said very little in public at last weekend’s Asean summit in Thailand, an official Burmese junta-backed newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, …

Naypyidaw’s Version of Shwedagon Pagoda Nears Completion

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… is being built on a site visible from all main roads leading into Burma’s new capital. The official regime daily The New Light of Myanmar carried a …

Junta Rejects US Human Rights and Narcotics Reports

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“It is regrettable that such an unfair categorization was made, ignoring Myanmar [Burma]’s strenuous efforts in combating narcotic drugs,” the Foreign …

Thailand Should Not Repatriate Rohingyas: US Ambassador

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By THE IRRAWADDY The United States Ambassador to Thailand has urged the Thai government to not forcibly repatriate Rohingya boat people to Burma without …

RIM to Launch App World for BlackBerry

EfluxMedia News – 

RIM awaits application developers who are not from Belarus, Myanmar/Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and the Syrian Arab Republic, …

Burmese Writers Offered Asylum in Maldives

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“I believe he wants to encourage Burmese writers.” Nasheed also called for the release of Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and an estimated 2000 …

Personal History, Journalism and Democracy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

I was lucky to evade arrest until December 1991 when detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was honored by the Nobel Peace Prize. …

Burma, Buddhism: Myanmar Student Monks in Sri Lanka to celebrate …

Ashin Mettacara – 

Myanmar Student Monks Association, also known as Lanka-MSMA, founded on 27 September 2007 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, aims to unite the Burmese…

people and strive

Commentary: Bad girls go everywhere

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

She joins all the pro democracy events and dreams of the day when Burma is free. How do we see her? Is she just a criminal? Is she pitiful or courageous? …

Activist lawyer released while others remain in prison

Democratic Voice of Burma

Mar 6, 2009 (DVB)–Well-known central court activist lawyer, Aung Thein, has been released from Irrawaddy’s Pathein prison, while another lawyer Khin Maung …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Civil Society Sees Influential Ally in Thai Govt

Inter Press Service

ASEAN, which was founded in 1967 to stop the spread of communism but is now redefining its image, has the following members: Brunei, Burma (or Myanmar), …

Truckers block Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge in protest

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

A leader 0f the passenger truck drivers union in Mae Sot, who led the blockade of the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, said the protest was to prevent Burmese …

APRRN Calls For Regional Treaty On Refugee Protection

Bernama – 

APRRN said the predicament of the Rohingyas was caused by the chronic and consistent violation of their rights by the Myanmar government and any solution …

ECONOMY-CHINA: Human Rights Critics Silenced by Meltdown

Inter Press Service – 

China’s spirited defence of its human rights record at the UN review won backing from several countries including Sudan, Cuba, Iran, Burma, Egypt and …

Pop star imprisoned for further 10 years

Democratic Voice of Burma

Meanwhile, Weekly Eleven journal editor Kyaw Kyaw Thant, who is imprisoned at Insein jail for reporting on Cyclone Nargis, has reported breathing …

Exclusive: A Muslim Hero Defies Threats as he Fights Radical Islam

Family Security Matters

… editor in chief of the Bangladeshi Weekly Blitz and peace activist, and his colleagues, happened in Tibet or Burma, for instance, the international …

TCG mandate extended, critics question PONREPP

Mizzima.com – 

… of Myanmar’s relief and recovery efforts,” Kyaw Thu, Chairman of TCG and Chairman of the Civil Service Selection and Training Board of Burma, said. …

Farmer hangs himself after failing to pay debts

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 6, 2009 (DVB)–A farmer from Ywatthit village in Rangoon’s Kayan township, which was badly affected by Cyclone Nargis, has hanged himself because he …

Thai authorities order KNU to leave Thai soil

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

It was issued by the Thai government on the instigation of the Burma’s ruling State Peace and Development Council and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army.

Maldives to be made a safe haven for writers from Myanmar

Miadhu

President Nasheed has said that he would make the Maldives a safe haven for writers from Myanmar and opposition journalists from other countries. …

Christians gird for war

Washington Times – 

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, encompasses the homelands of several distinct ethnic groups that resent the totalitarian rule of ethnic Burmese, …

Easton’s Dr. Charles MacCormack: Improving the lives of children …

Easton Courier – 

One of Save the Children’s most intensive ongoing humanitarian programs is the organization’s work in Burma. Last May, the country (also known as Myanmar) …

Get used to a corrupt and chaotic South Africa. But don’t write it off

guardian.co.uk – 

It is a country whose continued support for Zimbabwe, Iran, Sudan, Burmahuman rights-led foreign policy “ and China has betrayed Mandela’s pledge for a “.

COMMENT: Common history —Farish A Noor

Daily Times – 

While in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar and Laos we still find references to the Sri Lankan roots of Buddhism, there has been …

Human Rights Council Concludes Interactive Debate with High …

ISRIA (subscription)

HILLEL NEUER, of United Nations Watch, urged the High Commissioner to address the human rights violations in Myanmar, among others. …

UN Official Says Discrimination at Heart of Rights Violations

Voice of America

… the Rohingya minority of Burma who fled their country by sea. She says she is concerned about serious allegations of human rights violations perpetrated …

Global War on Drugs Takes Devastating Toll on Human Lives …

PR Newswire (press release)

“Any drug control approach that does not ensure protections for health and human rights is destined to fail,” said Daniel Wolfe, Director of OSI’s …

Araminta Wordsworth: Sudan arrest warrent is victory without substance

National Post – 

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 …

UN rights expert praises Maldives for steps taken towards freedom …

UN News Centre

… transition to a multi-party democracy after the enactment of the new Constitution and the peaceful conclusion of the first multi-party elections. …

Maldives to become haven for dissident writers

Minivan News – 

Last month, Nasheed spoke out against the 14-year detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners by the Burmese…

military

Human rights in recession

The Japan Times – ‎‎

… reported from Thailand to Indonesia, but the worst examples have surely occurred under the military administration in Burma (also known as Myanmar). …

Handcuffed to History – and Geography

Khaleej Times – 

Pakistan in the middle of the Sahara, or next to Burma and Thailand: who would pay any attention to it? Our geography is both a blessing and a curse. …

WBURF bombs in Rangoon Burma

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – 

Since the ‘Burmese people’ are devout citizens, they do not want terrorism. However, in the past, the ruling junta has ruthlessly killed peaceful

Mizoram Chins regret ‘false’ allegations against Mizos

MorungExpress

The leaders informed the chin representatives that majority of them (Chins) are not refugees who fled Myanmar for fear of being persecuted by the military …

Colombian Workers’ Rights Activist Nominated for Meany-Kirkland Award

AFL-CIO – 

Previous winners have included U Maung Maung of Burma, Nancy Riche of Canada, Wellington Chibebe of Zimbabwe, Ela Bhatt, the founder of India’s Self …

Passion For Reason On arresting a sitting president

Inquirer.net – 

… Hague/Africa concern, note that already Asian human rights activists are gearing up to run after the Burmese generals using the anti-al-Bashir maneuver. …

Thoughts on Violence

OpEdNews – 

… with organizations including CodePink, the ACLU of Northern California, the Burmese Women’s Union and the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy. …

Myanmar Egress denies rumours of contesting in 2010 polls

Mizzima.com

In Burma, nothing is free of speculation and rumors,” the senior member of the group, who requested not to be named, said. Myanmar Egress in February issued …

Regularly appreciate the freedoms you have

University of Central Oklahoma Vista – 

In a recent crackdown on Christians in Myanmar (Burma), which is a serious violation of religious freedom, at least 100 churches were ordered to stop …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 6, 2009 at 4:02 am

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