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World focus on Burma (20 March 2009)

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Myanmar activist lawyer gets 4-yr jail sentence

Nanyang100 – Authorities should also conduct an impartial review of the detention of opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention began …

Russia hopes the ‘reset’ will work

RT – From Iran’s nuclear programme to human rights in Burma to our presence in Afghanistan, there is scarcely an issue of global importance which would not …

Burma on the Edge

MorungExpress – Considering that the world opinion and solidarity for Burma has been shaped in the form of Aung San Suu Syi, due to her dedicated leadership and profound …

Khun Sa-related drug arrest in Chiang Rai

เดอะ เนชั่น – He said the suspects had a large drug lab in Burma across from Tak’s Phop Phra district that produced heroin, ice and amphetamine. …

Is Thailand headed for civil war?

United Press International, Asia – That these pro-royalists and militant anti-free speech activists have taken such measures as ordering the army to spy on the general public is one …

Govt battles grain smuggling

Bangkok Post – In February 35 tonnes of corn and 300 tonnes of rice paddy were seized in Tak province, as smugglers tried to bring it in from Burma, he said. …

Filmmaker claims to have found Kingsford Smith wreckage

Courier Mail – Their last recorded position was over Rangoon, the capital of Burma (now Myanmar) at 1.30am on November 7, 1935. No trace of the plane was found until 1937 …

The right to legal representation

Radio Netherlands – On a cursory glance, Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – has a functioning legal system. There are judges, lawyers, court cases, but to many people, …

Myanmar activist lawyer gets 4-yr jail sentence

Reuters India – According to the Thailand-based Assisting Association for Political Prisoner (Burma), there are a total of 2128 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar. …

CSW backs call for freedom of Burma’s political prisoners

ChristianToday – The call for urgent action follows the significant impact of the Global Day of Prayer for Burma held in London earlier in the month. …

Regime Stops Fast-Tracking Visas for Relief Workers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The sources said that shortly after agreeing to extend the mandate of the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) in late February, the Burmese junta ended a program to …

Burma is an International issue: China

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – “We understand the difficulties and challenges that Myanmar [Burma] is confronted with in domestic development and in promoting national reconciliation, …

Homeless Cyclone Survivors Demonstrate

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The protesters, accompanied by NLD youth members, stopped the demonstration about 4:30 pm when members of the Myanmar Red Cross (MRC) met with the group. …

Nowhere to turn or hide

Sydney Morning Herald – A Burmese Muslim minority is fleeing persecution and exploitation by the Burmese junta, but is being enslaved in Thailand and Malaysia, reports Connie …

Myanmar Activist Lawyer Gets 4-yr Jail Sentence

Javno.hr – Authorities should also conduct an impartial review of the detention of opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention began …

Alleged Khun Sa Accomplices Arrested in Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – He joined forces with the Tai Revolutionary Council of Moh Heng and controlled the whole Thailand-Burma border area from Mae Hong Son to Mae Sai and became …

There is No Way to Peace. Peace is the Way!

Ashin Mettacara – The whole thing will be hocus-pocus, and a deception, better described as a mockery of democracy, designed to perpetuate Sinhala domination over the Tamils. …

Major drug dealers arrested

Bangkok Post – In 1989, he was charged in New York for attempting to import a large amount of heroin into the US. He surrendered to Burma forces in 1996 and died under …

Maoist myths

Republica -Strangely enough, dictators the world over, for examples the military rulers of Burma and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, think that their nations cannot do …

Cyclone victims protest over reconstruction

Mizzima.com – The protest on Friday came as a surprise in Burma, where authorities are infamous for their brutal crackdown on any form of dissent be it a movement or …

Weekly Business Roundup (March 20, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – By WILLIAM BOOT Amid reports swirling that Burma’s precious stones industry is contracting sharply because of US economic sanctions, the Chinese official …

Reward to informants may increase corruption

Mizzima.com – The action comes after policemen in Bangkok arrested more than one hundred illegal Burmese migrant workers in a company meeting which they [migrant] …

Report: Changes followed Swift raids

Greeley Tribune – After the raids, the company began hiring refugees — especially from Africa and Myanmar (formerly Burma) — “to sustain working conditions not tolerable to …

Legal counsel: Giving individual rights way to wind down ethnic …

Shan Herald Agency for News Myanmar or Burma represents the name of the majority race, although the ruling military council has claimed otherwise, according to him. …

Myanmar jails activists’ lawyer

Aljazeera.net – Myanmar’s military government has sentenced a lawyer to four years in prison after accusing him of having links to “illegal organisations”. …

Myanmar imprisons activist lawyer for 4 years

International Herald Tribune – AP YANGON, Myanmar: Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced a lawyer who has defended pro-democracy and labor activists to four years in prison, …

Coconut Wireless

MauiTime Weekly – … is worth adding to your regular surfing schedule—and a Skype-assisted interview with Burmese journalist U Win Tin, who spent 19 years in prison for…

Border fencing may aim to curb Rohingya movement: Observers

Mizzima.com – by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – The proposed barbed wire fencing along the Burma-Bangladesh border, could be the ruling military junta’s plan to curb …

Junta’s blatant denial of rights abuse shameful: activists

Mizzima.com – He also called on Burma’s military rulers to release the political prisoners including detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the junta convenes …

Chinese military chief visits Burma

Mizzima.com – … that the junta will heed the Chinese advice as long as it does not involve a concession to the mainstream opposition led by detained Aung San Suu Kyi. …

RIGHTS-BURMA: Junta Lets UN Continue Helping Muslim Rohingyas

Inter Press Service – All humanitarian agencies working in Burma, or Myanmar, as the junta calls the country, are held hostage by the tough rules that have been imposed since …

History comes alive in “My Chief and My Regiment”

China Daily – Long Wenzhang, the lead character, is a self-claimed leader who organizes a group of defeated Chinese soldiers in then Burma (now Myanmar) to fight against …

Seattle falls off record in 2008, but registers $130 billion in …

WorldCity – Burma (Myanmar)’s total trade with Seattle in 2008 was $64759, a -68.13% change over 2007. Total Seattle exports were $64759 while imports were valued at …

A regional solution for Rohingyas

The Malaysian Insider – The Rohingyas are part of much wider movements of refugees from Burma (Myanmar), who have fled into surrounding countries because of political repression, …

America lies at the heart of a

The News International – If there was no demand for illegal drugs in America, the drug producers in Afghanistan, Colombia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and other countries would soon …

The New Great Game

TIME – (See pictures of Burma’s discontent.) The truth about Burma, renamed as Myanmar by its generals, is that the sanctions debate is immaterial. …

The plight of Thailand’s migrant workers


Reuters AlertNet – ‎By Peter Biro – The majority have fled forced labor, extortion and repression in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Nang Kham is a member of the Shan minority group. …

Opium in the Golden Triangle

Economist – In the Wa region of northern Burma, farmers have been calling on local authorities to allow a return to poppy-growing, which was suspended almost three …

STAND conference floods Harvard to fight genocide

College News – … to build a constituency firmly opposed to genocide so that our leaders are held accountable for their record on this glaring human rights violation. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 20, 2009 at 4:33 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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