Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (17 March 2009)

leave a comment »

.

2008 is one of worst years for catastrophe losses

Lloyd’s List

The tropical cyclone Nargis hit Burma in May last year, killing 84537 with 53836 missing, 19359 injured and 1.5m left homeless. …

Burma’s gem mines face closure


BBC News – ‎‎

The business of mining Burmese precious stones is dominated by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings and the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC). …

Myanmar arrests 5 members of pro-democracy party

The Associated Press – 

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar have arrested five members of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party, …

Burmese military junta arrests another leader connected to Aung San Suu Kyi

AsiaNews.it

The military junta has launched a campaign aimed at uprooting the opposition in Myanmar in view of the political elections in 2010. …

Zarganar’s Mother in ‘Serious Condition’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Zarganar, a popular comedian and well-known pro-democracy activist, was sentenced to 35 years in prison last November for criticizing the Burmese regime’s

Burmese Troops Mobilize on Bangladesh Border

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“Since then Myanmar [Burma] has kept its soldiers on high alert alongside the Bangladesh border while Bangladesh also had its troops on alert for some time …

Five arrested despite UN call for releases

Edinburgh Evening News – ‎‎

Myanmar: Five members of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party have been arrested, a day after the UN called for the release of …

Suu Kyi’s Lawyer Appeals to PM over House Arrest

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE A lawyer representing Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has asked Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein to hold a hearing on his client’s …

Waiting in silence: life in a border refugee camp

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

He is worried about the camp policy whereby ex-political prisoners or people affiliated with activism in Burma live among refugees, who have no special …

Burma: Last Stand for Democracy?

MorungExpress – ‎‎

When the Burmese generals refused to recognize the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in the elections of 1990, …

KNLA Leaders Still Barred from Mae Sot

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Military sources said that the Burmese junta has deployed more infantry battalions and a group of armored personnel carriers (APCs) in Kya Inn Seikgyi …

UN envoy urges Myanmar to free political prisoners

Reuters

The military, which has ruled the former Burma in various guises since 1962, has promised an election in 2010 as part of what it calls a “roadmap to …

Positional Warfare

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The author went on to say that the center of Burma politics then shifted to No 54 University Avenue—the resident of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—after her release …

Burma: UN Calls For Reforms

UNPO

A UN investigator calls on Burma’s military government to make major reforms ahead of planned elections in 2010. A UN human rights investigator is calling …

RI To Extend Inernment Of Rohingyas In Indonesia

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made the statement during a meeting with visiting Prime Minister Thein Sein of Myanmar at the palace that day. …

Overseas activists mark anniversary of Red Bridge Day

Democratic Voice of Burma

Mar 17, 2009 (DVB)–Overseas Burmese democracy activists have staged protests over the past two days to mark the 21-year anniversary of Red Bridge Day, …

5 Suu Kyi supporters arrested

Straits Times – ‎‎

YANGON – MYANMAR authorities have arrested five members of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, a spokesman said Tuesday, as the UN chastised …

Norway divests from Dongfeng Company

Mizzima.com – 

Ltd from the Government Pension fund – Global, for selling military trucks to Burma, a statement on Friday said. The Norwegian Ministry of Finance in the …

Pink panties empower Indian women

Toronto Star – 

Activists mailed panties to Burma’s (officially Myanmar’s) foreign missions around the world. The group Lanna Action for Burma chose panties because “the …

The Almanac — weekly

MarketWatch (press release)

Also in 2007, leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, staged a military parade to show off their new capital city, Naypyidaw. In 2008, violence raged around …

Chico man pleads guilty in tortoise smuggling conspiracy

Enterprise-Record

The Burmese variety have no published trading price. Smith will be sentenced April 21. He faces a possible penalty of five years in prison and a $250000 …

Burma to fence border with Bangladesh

Mizzima.com – 

by Nyein Chan Dhaka – Burmese military junta authorities are preparing to put up fencing along the Burma-Bangladesh border, sources on the border said. …

Junta arrests 5 members of Aung San Suu Kyi party

The Associated Press – 

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities have arrested five members of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party, a spokesman said Tuesday, …

Fifth NLD arrest this month as junta uproots opposition activity

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 17, 2009 (DVB)–A National League for Democracy member has been arrested in what one political prisoner expert believes is an attempt by Burmese …

The Dissing of Laura Bush

Wall Street Journal

… voice to the advocates of democracy persecuted by Burma’s ruling junta — she also picked up some of the work of her predecessor, Hillary Clinton. …

Lending a hand to refugees

Washington Times – ‎‎

It was formerly known as Burma. A few months ago, education officials, area Myanmar pastors, members from the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees and …

Burma-Fighting farm disease.

Farming UK – 

Chinese sources report that Myanmar has announced Pyay township in Bago division as already being free from Viscerotropic Velogenic Newcastle Disease (VVND) …

On Myanmar, UN Official Predicts April 18 Ban Visit, US Softens …

Inner City Press – 

UNITED NATIONS, March 16 — On Myanmar, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is actively arranging a visit for just after the April 12 ASEAN meeting, …

More than 2100 political prisoners held in Myanmar

Daily Times

GENEVA: Many of the more than 2100 political prisoners held in Myanmar… have been sentenced in flawed, closed-door hearings, says a report to be presented at

Miami’s trade with 225 nations, country by country

WorldCity – 

Burma (Myanmar)’s total trade with Miami in 2008 was $546693 , a -70.68% change over 2007. Total Miami exports were $546693 while imports were valued at …

Burma: Sri Lanka-based Myanmar Media Website Attacked Again

Ashin Mettacara – 

By Muchacho Enfermo The news site Ashin-Mettacara.com, of  Burmese monk in exile Ashin Mettacara, was attacked twice in the past week with DDoS attacks.

UN Calls for Burma Reform

自由亚洲电视

Among those political prisoners detained in Burma is Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been held without trial for 13 of the last 19 years. …

China will follow the US: a climate change fable

On Line opinion – ‎‎

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

Tel Aviv Rallies to Support 50 Million Chinese Quitting Communist …

The Epoch Times

(Tikva Mahabad/The Epoch Times) Rabbi Cohen, of Rabbis for Human Rights, called for freedom in China. Freedom, specifically, from, “Fear of imprisonment, …

Rights groups urged to investigate Rohingyas’ death in the western …

Asian Tribune

… Rohingyas in Maungdaw, the western township of Arakan State of Burma and to take immediate steps to stop human rights violations against the Rohingyas. …

Global Campaign Launched to Free Burma’s Political Prisoners

The Epoch Times

By Joan Delaney A Burmese citizen living in Japan holds a portrait of detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally near the Myanmar Embassy …

Ranking America

Forbes – 

(The US ranks 61st in this one.) Is garlic that highly prized in Burmesejunta enforce an artificial scarcity on garlic? I don’t know. cuisine? Does the

Abhisit urges rights awareness

Bangkok Post

The solution to human rights violations is acceptance of reality and heightened awareness by every member of society, says Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. …

Enemies of free speech online are everywhere

Index On Censorship – 

… Microsoft, Yahoo and others signed up last year to the Global Network Initiative, a venture that seeks to build human rights into corporate practice. …

Norway places Siemens under ‘observation’

IPE.com – ‎‎

UK – The Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global pension fund has excluded a Chinese company for selling military trucks to Burma and is monitoring …

Norwegian Government: Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global …

Trading Markets (press release) – 

Mar 16, 2009 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) — SI | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating — The Ministry of Finance has decided to place the German company Siemens …

Week 11/2009 in CzechNews

Aktuálně.cz

Tuesday’s screening of this film is followed by a debate with experts on Burma and Burmese activists. FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS AND MORE. …

UN Rights Envoy Urges Burma to Free Dissidents Before Elections

Voice of America – 

By VOA News A United Nations human rights investigator says Burma’s military rulers should free more than 2100 political prisoners they are holding before

Obama Urged to Join Human Rights Council

OneWorld.net – 

US absence from these conventions has allowed states to undermine international rights enforcement, for example by disputing criticism of the Burmese …

Differences among groups planning to contest election

Mizzima.com – 

Out of 18 invited organizations and individuals, 88 Generation Students and Youths (Union of Myanmar) and ‘new generation study group for modern science and …

MYANMAR: Coordination mechanism extended for one year

IRINnews.org

“The people of the delta told us how the Burmese military regime hindered cyclone-relief efforts, confiscated aid supplies and land, and used forced labour, …

UN expert to Myanmar: release political prisoners

eTaiwan News – ‎‎

AP A UN human rights expert is urging Myanmar to release all of its political prisoners before the country holds its first elections in two decades next …

Many Of Myanmar’s Political Prisoners In Flawed Hearings – UN

EasyBourse.com – 

“Many of the prisoners of conscience have been sentenced in close-door hearings within prison compounds, without legal representations, without the presence …


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: