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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (10 March 2009)

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Mon 09 Mar 2009, Lyeh Mon, Jaloon Htaw

Independent Mon News Agency – 

“The Mon people have been discriminated against and abused in Burma just as women and children are discriminated against and abused everywhere. …

Don’t Move On Yet

Foreign Policy In Focus – 

Burma is a tough nut to crack. The Bush administration and its predecessors have tried a variety of sanctions. And the military junta has only dug in its …

UN refugee chief visits Myanmar

AFP – ‎1 hour ago‎

YANGON (AFP) — The United Nations’ refugee chief toured Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh Tuesday as he followed the route of migrants who say they are

Michael Rowan // Economic Freedom

El Universal – 

The bottom six countries are Venezuela, 40; Eritrea, 39; Burma, 38; Cuba, 28; Zimbabwe, 23; and North Korea, 2; all six are among the poorest countries on …

Christians hear of suffering in Burma

ChristianToday – 

… first initiated in 1997 by Christians Concerned for Burma at the request of Burma’s democracy leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. …

China: Comment on Tibet Issue

Global Voices Online

Remember that China still does business with a VERY Evil Myanmar/Burma, another spoke of the Axis of Evil. All comments are moderated. …

Squaring the Pentagon

The National Interest Online

Maybe Burma and Venezuela. Toss in Sudan and Somalia, as if the latter actually existed as a nation. Stretch to include Syria. This disparate group is no …

Charity doesn’t always begin at home

Third Sector

There have been many allegations of human rights violations committed against the Burmese by Thai authorities recently. SNF, together with its UK partner …

Economists Criticize Tripartite Core Group

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WILLIAM BOOT BANGKOK — The pace of reconstruction in Cyclone Nargis-damaged areas of Burma is so slow that it would take almost 100 years to replace all …

20 Reported Dead in Naypyidaw Funfair Disaster

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

The disaster has so far been unreported in Burma’s official press. A Rangoon source said on his return from the Naypyidaw festival that it occurred last …

Than Shwe’s New Pagoda Hides More than a Buddha Relic


The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The Naypyidaw pagoda, visible from every road leading into Burma’s new capital, is 99 m high, less than one meter lower than the original. …

Electricity Shortages, Students and Unrest

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE Earlier this week, the head of Burma’s military junta, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, celebrated the consecration of a new Buddhist pagoda in his …

Burmese Begin Issuing ID Cards to Mon

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

The party secretary, Nai Hang Tha, said that the new constitution, which was written by the Burmese military, guarantees neither democracy nor ethnic rights …

Tripartite Core Group prepares for second round of post-Nargis …

Xinhua – 

YANGON, March 10 (Xinhua) — A Tripartite Core Group (TCG) involving Myanmar, ASEAN and the United Nations is preparing for the second round of Post-Nargis …

Amnesty International – March

Salisbury Journal – 

Over a year after the violent crackdown on protesters in Burma (Myanmar), some arrested have been sentenced to long prison terms. In November 2008 activists …

Over 2 million workers anticipated to be laid off in Thailand

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

Many migrant factory workers from Burma are feeling the effects of Thailand’s economic slowdown, Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA) reported yesterday. …

Visiting the Rohingya, Burma’s Hidden Population

TIME – 

From everything that I had heard about this persecuted Muslim minority, the Rohingya come from western Burma’s isolated Arakan State. …

Burmese censors go digital, journalists alarmed

Southeast Asian Press Alliance – 

A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma and promote democracy and freedom of expression in the country.

What Fails ASEAN?

Korea Times

… fourth, the continued human rights violations in Myanmar (Burma) and recent Rohingya refugee issue; fifth, the new US administration showing interest in …

UNHCR chief in Myanmar, to visit Rohingya area

Reuters

YANGON, March 10 (Reuters) – The head of the United Nations’ refugee agency met Myanmar ministers this week on his first official visit to the country and …

Charles Freeman, America’s Next Political Rorschach Test

North Star Writers Group – 

Frank Wolf, is majority-owned by China’s government and has business ties to the brutal regimes of Sudan, Burma and Iran. Of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen …

Schwarzenberg: ČR wants to emphasise democracy in EU foreign policy

Prague Daily Monitor

“We must not feel indifferent to what happens in China, Russia, Burma, Cuba, Belarus and other countries,” he said. Havel said the EU should openly comment …

On this day

News24 – 

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

Column: Obama finishes what Bush started

Daily Eastern News – 

He said we should feed the starving children in Bangladesh, stand up for dissidents in Burma and say “never again” when situations like Darfur arise again. …

Two NLD members in unspecified arrest

Democratic Voice of Burma

Three of the nine NLD members arrested last year for a protest demanding the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remain imprisoned at Insein jail. …

Norway NGO plans to build 6000 houses in Myanmar cyclone-hit areas

Xinhua – 

The report also quoted a post-Nargis joint assessment report of Myanmar, ASEAN and the United Nations as saying that the Myanmar government has arranged to …

Oscilloscope lands ‘Burma VJ’ distrib’n rights

Hollywood Reporter – 

… documentary “Burma VJ,” which looks at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar through the cameras of the independent journalist group Democratic Voice of Burma. …

Holidaymakers Urged to Support Tourism Concern’s Call to Boycott …

WebWire (press release) – 

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Burma, Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1991, who has been under house arrest since the election of …

Life at 60 for the Commonwealth

BBC News – 

Nigeria was suspended after executing an activist in 1995, but also returned, in 1999. Membership has always been valuable for the very smallest countries, …

Confronting Shared History, Shared Insecurities

Khaleej 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 …

No home, little hope

South China Morning Post (subscription) – ‎‎

Myanmar’s consul general in Hong Kong, Ye Myint Aung, sparked outrage when he wrote to his diplomatic peers last month to describe the Rohingya boatpeople …

Piñata diplomacy: Where might a new anti-Semitism take root?

McGill Daily – 

Activists must also universalize their cause. There needs to be a Burma Solidarity Week, and a Zimbabwe Reform Week,

S. Asia’s hotbed of terrorism heating up

World Tribune – ‎‎

Appeals beyond ethnicity in each of these countries to democracy relies, among other things, on the electoral process, fall flat when candidates in those …

BHA: First “World Conference on Untouchability” to be held in …

Politics.co.uk – ‎‎

The conference will bring together activists and experts from around the world to explore a problem that afflicts nearly 250 million people in countries …

Arakanese Women Call for Freedom of Women Political Prisoners in Burma

Narinjara News – 

The women demanded that the SPDC release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, other female prisoners, and all political prisoners. They also urged the people of Burma to …

The Dalai Lama & Commemorating ‘Tibetan Independence Day’ on March 10

Beliefnet.com – 

And now that we have allowed the unrestrained greed of our financial elite to abuse our democracy and destroy our own prosperity and turn us back into an …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 10, 2009 at 4:38 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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