Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (13 March 2009)

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Burmese Rights Groups Launch Signature Campaign

Journal of Turkish Weekly – 

Theyhope to reach their target number of signatures by May 24, the datethat National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi should legally be released

Major parties not to contest polls unless constitution is revised

Mizzima.com – 

The opposition political parties see the constitution as deliberately designed for the legitimacy and supremacy of the military in Burmese politics. …

UNHCR, Myanmar agree to continued presence in Rakhine state

Xinhua

YANGON, March 13 (Xinhua) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and Myanmar have agreed to the continued presence of the UNHCR in …

Ashin Gambira longs for internet and tea

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

Meanwhile, Paris based ‘Reporters Sans Frontier’ listed Burma as the ‘enemy of internet’ in its report issued today. The military-ruled country was …

Thailand: French Minister of State for Human Rights calls on Thai …

ISRIA (subscription) – 

At the regional level, some the issues discussed were the situation in Myanmar and illegal migration, the outcome of the ASEAN Summit and ASEAN’s role in …

State pension fund drops Chinese company over sales to Myanmar

Earthtimes (press release) – 

“We cannot finance companies that support the military dictatorship in Burma through the sale of military materials,” Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen …

Norway Bans Dongfeng From Oil Fund; Siemens on Watch

Bloomberg – 

… the council referred in its recommendation to criteria applied in the European Union and US weapons embargo against Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

Norway fund expels China firm, says eyeing Siemens

Reuters India – 

“The company (Dongfeng Motor Group) sells military trucks to Burma,” the finance ministry said in a statement. “We cannot finance companies that support the …

* Fund ejects Chinese Dongfeng Motor on ethical grounds

guardian.co.uk

“The company (Dongfeng Motor Group) sells military trucks to Burma,” the finance ministry said in a statement. “We cannot finance companies that support the …

‘Reporters Without Borders’ reveals the “enemies” of the Internet

TopNews United States – ‎‎

The group stated that these countries often put the activist bloggers behind bars. RWB criticized the US technology companies – Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft …

Weekly Business Roundup (March 13, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The withdrawal comes after a prolonged campaign against Lloyd’s by the human rights group Burma Campaign UK. QBE Insurance of Australia says it has canceled …

Villages Reluctant to Take in Roadside Refugees

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By AUNG THET WINE More than a thousand people whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Nargis are still taking refuge in villages along the Laputta-Myaungmya …

Lightning strikes at fest

Toronto Star

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country: The story of underground video journalists in Burma and their tactics for bringing footage of 2007’s massive …

Human Rights Council hears presentation of reports on internally …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Did the Special Rapporteur intend to visit either Burma or Iran? ANGELINO GARZON.(Colombia) thanked the Special Rapporteurs for the presentation of their …

Americans’ Opinion of United Nations at Record Low

CNSNews.com

“America being called a ‘deadbeat’ by an organization that as a whole excuses catastrophic human rights abuses, terrorism and widespread financial fraud …

Suu Kyi a ‘Beacon of Hope’: Clinton

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday called the iconic Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …

INDIA – MYANMAR Burmese people sacrificed on the altar of economic …

AsiaNews.it – 

… who was born in Myanmar and spent there the first ten years of his life. The clergyman’s outcry coincides with Human Rights Day in the former Burma. …

Clinton hails Aung San Suu Kyi as “Beacon of Hope”

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, on Thursday called Burma’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Myanmar PM to visit Indonesia and Singapore

Yahoo

The Myanmar junta, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, declined to recognise a 1990 landslide election victory of the opposition National League …

Political Prisoners Doubled in Two Years, Say Activists

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Friday was chosen for the launch because March 13 was proclaimed Burma’s Human Rights Day by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leading …

We Will Boycott Election: CRPP

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… Aung San Suu Kyi. At the 14th Asean Summit in Thailand last month, Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein reportedly promised that Burma would allow United …

Norway’s vast oil wealth fund drops Chinese firm

International Herald Tribune

… ministry announced in October it would bar the fund from owning shares in companies that sell arms or military supplies to Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

RSF lists Burma among 12 “Internet Enemies”

Mizzima.com

Burma has two government-controlled Internet Service Providers, namely the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) and the Bagan Cybertech, which was later …

Biofuel Gone Bad: Burma’s Atrophying Jatropha

TIME – 

… some speculate that the Burmese word for “jatropha” sounds like an inversion of the name of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National …

Ad Appears for USDA Political Journals

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… in Burma, published by a junta-backed mass organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), appeared in The New Light of Myanmar, …

UN boosts presence in Rohingya areas

Australia Network News – 

The United Nations has agreed to increase it’s presence in the areas of Burma… populated by ethnic Rohingya muslims. Human rights groups there say thousands

Take off your beer goggles

Daily Gleaner – 

… very few governments make or have made beer. We join the Soviet Union, Laos, Taiwan and Myanmar, formerly Burma. Illustrious company, wouldn’t you say?

2m pills seized in Myanmar

Straits Times

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

UNHCR to expand activities in Burma

Mizzima.com

Antonio Guterres, the High Commissioner for Refugees, who concluded a six-day mission to Burma on Thursday, was told by Burmese authorities to submit a …

Myanmar activists launch campaign for 888888 signatures

Earthtimes (press release)

The signature target symbolizes August 8, 1988, the day Myanmar’s junta massacred an estimated 3000 pro-democracy demonstrators in Yangon. Suu Kyi has been …

Protesters seek release of Myanmar political detainees

GMA news.tv – 

… to continuously engage ASEAN to effect democratic reforms in Burma and apply more pressures to Myanmar’s rulers for the release of political prisoners. …

Burma named as an ‘Enemy of the Internet’

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 13, 2009 (DVB)–Burma have been named, along with 11 other countries, in an ‘Enemies of the Internet’ report, released yesterday by international media …

2 million methamphetamine pills seized in Myanmar

GMA news.tv – 

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

Reporters Without Borders lists repressive regimes

ZDNet – 

The “Enemies of the Internet” – according to a Reporters Without Borders report are Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, …

UN to expand north Burma mission

BBC News – 

The UN’s refugee agency says it is to expand its work immediately in Burma’s northern Rakhine state. The state – one of the poorest and most isolated in

UN to boost focus on Myanmar’s Muslim boat people

AFP – 

BANGKOK (AFP) — The UN has agreed with Myanmar to extend its activities in a region from which hundreds of Muslim boat people recently fled, the world body …

Suu Kyi a ‘Beacon of Hope’: Clinton

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By LALIT K JHA WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday called the iconic Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …

888888 political prisoner campaign launches today

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

It will run until 24 May, the date when Aung San Suu Kyi should be released after six years under house arrest. “It is up to the State Peace and Development …

Myanmar activists launch campaign for 888888 signatures

Earthtimes (press release) – 

Bangkok – Myanmar pro-democracy activists on Friday launched a global signature campaign for the release of more than 2000 political prisoners, …

Norway Plans 6000 Houses in Nargis-Hit Burma

ScandAsia.com – 

The official statistics show that cyclone Nargis, which swept Burma in Maylast year, destroyed a total of nearly 800000 houses in Ayeyawaddy and Yangon …

Brother-in-law of ABMA leader sentenced to five years’ hard labour

Democratic Voice of Burma

In other news, two members of the National League for Democracy in Rangoon, Ma Cho and Theingi, who provided aid to victims of cyclone Nargis, …

Google, Yahoo Criticized over Foreign Censorship

BusinessWeek

In 2005, Microsoft deleted the blog of political activist Michael Anti. The same year, journalist Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in prison after China …

Pro-democracy committee tells UN to stay away from 2010 elections

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

UN special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, has however urged the sending of observers to Burma next year. Prime Minister General Thein Sein hinted at the …

The Military Mind-set

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By SAW TUN I would like to try to explain what I believe to be the genuine attitude of the Burmese military government. What is the aim of the Burmese…

Romancing the Revolution

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Around that time, an exiled labor organization also had plans to start its own rebel army, called the “Democratic Labor Army,” in southern Burma. …

Here’s Looking At Earth: A Superior Ice Crust

SatNews Publishers – 

A relatively rare blanket of ice rested on the surface of Lake Superior in early March 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on …

UN refugee agency set to bolster aid work in Myanmar

UN News Centre

… Core Group that coordinates assistance provided to the delta area in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, as well as other UN officials, while in Myanmar.

Burmese Assistance Association for Political Prisoners launches spring petition drive

Bay Area Indymedia

The indigenous pro-democracy and pro-individual liberty (freedom of speech, religion, assembly, etc) Burmese group AAPP (Assistance Association for …

Global campaign to free Suu Kyi

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

A global signature campaign will begin tomorrow to collect 888888 signatures to secure the release of all political prisoners inside Burma. …

Indie Roundup: ‘Burma VJ’ Pickup and Trailer, Sundance Speculations

Cinematical – 

Biopic Pedro (about the late gay activist who memorably appeared on MTV’s The Real World) will skip a theatrical release and instead debut on MTV before …

Fires in Burma, Thailand, Laos

NASA – ‎‎

Thick smoke hung over the eastern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, and Laos on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on …

Fires in Eastern India and Northwest Burma

NASA – 

Scores of active fires were burning in eastern India and the mountainous provinces of northwest Burma (Myanmar) on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate …

NASA’s Earth Observatory latest images

Examiner.com – 

It’e been a few weeks since I was able to gather some of these awesome images. Sit back and enjoy: This image of Tropical Cyclone Hamish was captured by the …

Rights Group Accuses 12 Countries of Internet Censorship

Voice of America – 

The nations cited were China, Burma, North Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Tunisia. …

The charmer making a mess of his country

Times Online

In January, the Thai military beat up and set adrift some 1000 boat people from Burma, scores of whom died at sea. Journalists and academics continue to be …

Alan Kohler: Capitalism will renew itself

Business Spectator – 

Now there is just freedom and a few brands of totalitarianism, including the teetering vestiges of socialism (China, Zimbabwe), militarism (Burma), …

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces 2009 International Women of Courage Award

eNews Park Forest – 

… especially Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been kept under house arrest in Burma for most of the past two decades, but continues to be a beacon of hope and …

Taming the Tigers

The Guatemala Times – 

Sri Lanka’s Buddhist traditions and historic links with Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos makes it easy for it to be a future member of ASEAN, …

Report handed in to “Internet Enemy” embassies on eve of Online Free Expression Day


Reporters without borders (press release) – ‎‎

The Tunisian and Burmese embassies refused to take its copy. “Online censorship today concerns every kind of user of the Internet, from the person who posts …

Tibetan struggle can teach Thais about self-awareness and compassion for others

Nation Multimedia – 

Issues like human rights violations in Tibet can help ground us to a less rosy view about the reality of China as an emerging economic and strategic …

Lightning film to open Hot Docs

Toronto Star – 

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country: This multiple-award winner reveals the incredible story of underground video journalists in Burma and their …

Jennifer Baichwal film to open Hot Docs fest

CBC.ca – 

Danish filmmaker Anders Hogsbro Ostergaard’s Burma VJ, a profile of underground video journalists in Burma. US filmmaker Ondi Timoner’s Sundance Grand Jury …

Europe and global food security

EurActiv – 

In spring 2008, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia agreed in principle to form a rice price-fixing body, the Organisation of Rice Exporting …

EU needs more effective Burma policy

United Press International, Asia – 

… releasing Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and around 2200 political prisoners, promoting national reconciliation and ensuring that elections scheduled …



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