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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (12 March 2009)

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UNHCR to upgrade its mission in Myanmar

Reuters AlertNet – 

BANGKOK – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, undertook a mission to Myanmar from 7-12 March. In the course of the visit, …

Humanitarian worker sentenced to 17 years in prison

Mizzima.com – 

But when Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma’s coastal regions, particularly the Irrawaddy delta, he flashed an appeal for donation on his blogspot for victims of …

NLD-vice chairman’s birthday celebrated in party office

Mizzima.com – 

Tin Oo was last arrested in May 2003, while on a political tour in upper Burma along with Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, when a junta-backed mob …

Petition to free political prisoners in Myanmar

AsiaNews.it

Anyone interested can join by signing up on Facebook (see Free Burma’sPolitical Prisoners Now!). The campaign begins tomorrow, Human Rights Day in Myanmar. …

Northern Ireland : Peace Will Prevail

Desicritics.org – 

Vijay Sappani is a toronto based political and community activist. Articulate in policy issues, Vijay is well versed in national and international issues …

Reporters sans Frontieres finds 12 states as “Enemies of the Internet”

HotNews.co – 

The black list counts Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, China, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, Tunis, Turkmenistan and Vietnam. …

French Govt Minister to Raise Burma Question during Thailand Visit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

“Expectations will, of course, remain high with respect to Burma, where we share the hope of a return to democracy and freedom, for Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Three Men Die in Forced Labor Incidents

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… human rights abuses in Burma. “Local village authorities are still using forced labor in villages in Pegu Division,” Aye Myint, a Guiding Star activist, …

A return to reel life

Prague Post – 

It’s the largest film festival devoted to human rights in Europe, and it’s still based in Prague, where it was founded. But the scope of the One World Human …

Myanmar sees 25-fold rise in amphetamine seizures

International Herald Tribune – 

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is also the world’s second largest producer of heroin after Afghanistan, according to US and UN experts, although the Central …

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Ranked As Among World’s ‘Worst’ Societies

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

… basic human rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of belief.” Other countries on the “worst-of-the-worst” list are Burma, …

UNHCR Chief Travels to Mergui

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

They are forbidden to leave Arakan State and suffer other human rights abuses. Thousands have attempted to flee in open boats to Malaysia and Indonesia.

French Secretary of State for human rights to visit Thailand

Mizzima.com

Yade will also visit the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Northern Thailand, where about 20000 Burmese refugees are housed, and will seek cooperation between …

Internet monitored and controlled, even in democracies

Human Rights Tribune

“The 12 ‘Enemies of the Internet’ – Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam – have …

Refugee, immigrant services open in downtown Frederick

Business Gazette – 

Phun Thang of Frederick said he has been helping newly arrived refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma) settle in Frederick for the last four years. …

Exiled Burmese groups close following rumours of Thai crackdown

Democratic Voice of Burma

Mar 12, 2009 (DVB)–Exiled Burmese opposition groups based in Thailand’s border town, Mae Sot, were forced to close down their offices following rumours of a …

Nationality rights for all: A progress report and global survey on …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Numerous international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirm nationality rights. Two UN conventions on statelessness have …

MNDAA marks 20th anniversary with call for equal rights

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

… ceasefire groups attended the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army yesterday near the China-Burma border. …

Win Tin celebrates first birthday as a free man in 20 years

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Tin Oo was detained after the violent attacks on NLD members and supporters at Depayin, in upper Burma, on 30 May 2003. He was briefly detained at Kalemyo …

Off to help kids in Burma

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Gymea businesswoman Angela Colson said Burmese residents are still reeling from Cyclone Nargis that devastated the region in May last year. …

Cyclone relief coordinator sentenced to 17 years

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 12, 2009 (DVB)–A man who organised rescue efforts via the internet for Cyclone Nargis victims has been sentenced to 17 years in jail. …

Why we elect liars as leaders

WND.com

Burma and Sudan are ruled by brutal military dictatorships and mass slaughter and genocide are normal there. The vast Middle East is made up largely of …

British Ask: `Will Obama Forgive Britain for Torture of his …

Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) – 

Hussein Onyango Obama had served as a cook for a British Army captain during World War II, and spent three years in Burma, Ceylon, and Arabia. …

Limitations of the global human rights paradigm

Mizzima.com

None of this is to say that greater engagement and more development aid will bring about democracy in Burma. That will be a long and difficult process, …

Yade visits Thailand

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

… views on bilateral and regional issues including the Burmese situation and other humanitarian issues. She will also meet with the Human Rights

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East Bay Events Calendar: Community Calendar

Berkeley Daily Planet – 

Annual Burma Human Rights Day Benefit Join us for a Burmese style dinner and Burma documentary film along with two speakers on Burma, Min Zin and Zoya Phan …

Thailand: school uniforms save children from deportation

Independent Catholic News – 

… police and immigration officers and sent back over the border to Myanmar, teachers report. The Hsa Thoo Lei School in Mae Sot, near the Burma border, …

Board to determine fate of religious studies

The Daily Beacon

… of Buddhist monks in Tibet and Burma, to the role of Christianity in American politics, to the rise of religious violence around the world,” Scott said. …

ERITREA: Challenges and Threats Posed by New Religious Movements

American Chronicle – 

… Rose Revolution in Georgia, Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, Purple Revolution in Iraq, Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (Burma) and fake elections such as the …

Freedom on the global Internet still a pipe dream

CNET News – ‎‎

Burma: Its Internet users rank among the “most threatened,” according to Reporters Without Borders. A 1996 law outlaws the import or use of a modem without …

New “Dracula” Fish Discovered

National Geographic – 

Initially museum staff had thought the 0.7-inch-long (1.7-centimeter-long) creatures, caught in Myanmar (Burma), were part of an already known, …

Dracula minnow has teeth, almost

PhysOrg.com – 

It lives in a stream in northern Myanmar. The ‘teeth’ of D. dracula aren’t the same as normal teeth. Britz explains, ‘The males have spectacular jaw …

‘Dracula Fish’ Has Vampire Teeth

Softpedia – ‎‎
These animals were caught in the waters of Myanmar, Burma, and those who captured them at the time had no idea that they had stumbled upon a new species of …

NASA Study Finds ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ Fueled Killer Cyclone

Science Daily (press release) – 

… year’s Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma, according to a new NASA/university study. The cyclone became Burma’s worst …

Thailand: Resolve ‘Disappearance’ Case

منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان – 

Somchai was chairman of Thailand’s Muslim Lawyers Association and vice-chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Lawyers Council of Thailand. …

Myanmar: Chapeau Blog Awards for Burma?

Ashin Mettacara

Ashin’s blog and his website Ashin-Mettacara.com strive to bring to light the struggles of the Burmese and the cause of those around the world who seek …

China Reluctant to Lead

YaleGlobal Online

After all, if China began intruding on, even censuring, countries like Burma, Sudan, North Korea, Zimbabwe or Iran, would that not be an invitation for …

Tibet Chinese and Native Americans

Jimma Times

As television images show, what is going on now in Tibetan regions is no longer a peaceful “spiritual” protest of monks as in Burma over the last year, …

Women’s rights activists sought Thai gov grantee

Mizzima.com – 

While, a participant from We Get Together group said that current situation of migrant worker from Burma in Chiang Mai is vulnerable because of the …


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