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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (24 March 2009)

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Burmese opposition leader’s detention violates laws: UN panel

CBC.ca – A United Nations panel says the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma. …

UN Calls Burma’s Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Illegal’

Voice of America – By VOA News A United Nations body has ruled that Burma’s continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under Burmese and …

The Path of Pen or Sword? By Ryan Libre The Irrawaddy

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Su Kyi, has been effective at getting the attention of the world media, but the Kachin see their struggle for …

Obama’s Team of Losers

CounterPunch – … board just last year, CNOOC was given sanctions by the US Treasury Department due to its involvement with drug trafficking and worker abuse in Burma. …

British man on Thai sailing holiday battered to death by pirates …


Daily Mail – … yachts are rare but the area is close to where hundreds of Rohynga refugees from Burma, try to seek landfall, after fleeing the Burmese military junta. …

Historical Facts Of Naga Independence Movement

MorungExpress – Free Nagaland had always been Independent Territory adjoining the Territories of Assam and Myanmar (Burma). 2. Between 1833 and 1879 Great Britain send …

Senate Dems Delay Vote to Tax Bank Bonuses

Democracy Now – The United Nations has ruled the continued detention of BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi violates Burma’s own laws as well as those of the … pro-democracy leader

GSK Publishes 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report

PharmaLive.com (press release) – £5m of humanitarian product donations for impoverished communities and humanitarian relief efforts, including the cyclone in Burma and earthquake in China. …

Archbishop Tutu will boycott anti-racism conference if Dalai Lama …

Virtue Online – Dr Tutu, who is a globally recognised human rights campaigners, and struggled long and hard against apartheid in his homeland, says South Africa has …

KNU in Serious Crisis

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Although the KNU has conducted ceasefire negotiations with the junta, it has yet to reach any agreement. The KNU has had close relations with Burmese …

KNU Willing to Talk, but not on Burmese Territory

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – By LAWI WENG The Karen National Union’s deputy chairman, David Takapaw, has welcomed Thailand’s offer to mediate talks between the KNU and the Burmese …

US Magazine Ranks Mugabe Worst Dictator

radiovop.com – 

… when 140 000 people were killed or went missing and more than 2 million people were displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. …

Insein Court Sentences 13 More Political Activists

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The sentences came after just a week after United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana reported to the UN Human Rights Council on Burma, …

Army Capitalists: The Junta’s Wealth

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The Burmese military founded two military-managed economic organizations, the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and the Union of Myanmar Economic Holding …

MYANMAR – UNITED NATIONS UN committee: detention of Aung San Suu is illegal

AsiaNews.it – … also national domestic laws of Myanmar.” According to Burmese law, only people who “threaten national security” can be arrested without burden of proof. …

UN says Burma detention ‘illegal’

AngolaPress – Nyanmer – The UN has said the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma. …

READER COMMENTARY: Reconsider your criticisms of STAND

Justice – We have pushed for congressional bills relating to Burma/Myanmar, and we are currently working to improve our knowledge of the international justice system. …

Chartered surveyors see Rents to fall due to unstable economy and excessive supply

雅虎香港 – It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao, Mongolia, …

Handrail from Timeless

Synfo – For some years now, the Burma Democracy Lobby has been campaigning against the use of Burmese teak. I was contacted regularly through our Timeless furniture …

SSA ready to hold talk with junta

Shan Herald Agency for News – The junta and the SSA had agreed to hold talks on 23 May 2007 but they failed to take place when the Burma Army delegation failed to appear at the venue. …

Suu Kyi detention violates Burma’s own law, says UN

This is London – The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest, with the ruling junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar, extending her …

Q&A: Meltdown a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Programmes

IPS – IPS: Finally, Burma, or Myanmar, doesn’t seem to view the epidemic the way you do, from a rights perspective. Its HIV prevalence rate is 1.3 percent, …

JN International Medical Corporation Provides Vaccine for …

Emediawire (press release) – These states are in the part of India bordered by Bangladesh to the west and Myanmar (Burma) to the east. Authorities in India’s northeastern Meghalaya …

Around the wo rld

Arizona Daily Star – … Myanmar,” said a legal opinion by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions that has been sent to the government of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

The ANC`s World Cup disgrace

Football365.co.za – In 2007, South Africa used its position on the 15-nation United Nations Security Council to try to block discussion of human rights abuses in Burma and …

UN ruling faults Myanmar detention

Arizona Daily Star – BANGKOK — The United Nations has ruled that the continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates Myanmar’s laws as well as those of the …

Ethnicity’s effect on health has local doctors weighing in

Frederick News Post (subscription) – The second most requested language is Burmese; 245 Burmese interpretation services have been provided since July. Through her own health fairs and other …

Students can help fight oppression

UW Badger Herald – In the late ’90s, the university also became one of the first to divest from companies that profited from the humanitarian crisis in Burma/Myanmar. …

SA’s credibility could be at stake by giving in to China

Business Day – In the case of Burma , SA had ample reason to vote with China and Russia in vetoing a US-sponsored resolution that would have brought the Burmese junta’s …

UN claims Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention is ‘illegal under Burmese law’

Telegraph.co.uk – 

The Burmese junta changed the country’s name to Myanmar in 1989 and the country is today widely known by both names. The ruling went on to say: “The Working …

Myanmar opposition asks for Suu Kyi meeting


AFP – YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s opposition Tuesday issued a fresh appeal for permission to see Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained leaders, after a UN panel said …

Detention Of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Illegal: UN

RTT News – (RTTNews) – The United Nations has ruled the continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal and …

Students can help fight oppression

UW Badger Herald – In the late ’90s, the university also became one of the first to divest from companies that profited from the humanitarian crisis in Burma/Myanmar. …

UN rules detention of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi illegal

San Francisco ChronicleActivist groups, under a Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now Campaign, are attempting to collect 888888 signatures for a petition calling for the release …

UN rules detention of Aung San Suu Kyi illegal

GMA news.tvThe number “8” is regarded as highly auspicious by many Burmese. Myanmar has been under military rule since 1962. Its leaders have scheduled elections next …

Tutu will boycott anti-racism conference if Dalai Lama stays banned

Ekklesia – Dr Tutu, who is a globally recognised human rights campaigners, and struggled long and hard against apartheid in his homeland, says South Africa has …

Suu Kyi detention breaks Myanmar law – UN body

Reuters – … of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under the domestic laws of her own country, the former Burma, her lawyer said on Monday. …

Myanmar breaks own law holding Suu Kyi: UN panel

AFP – WASHINGTON (AFP) — A UN panel has urged the release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, saying the junta violated not only world law but also its own law by

Labour welcomes UN decision on Aung San Suu Kyi

Scoop.co.nz (press release) Labour welcomed the release today of the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that the on-going house arrest of Burmese democracy leader

Burma: world’s longest war nears its end

Times Online – The United Nations has ruled that the continued detention by Burma of the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates domestic and international laws. …

In Burma, Even a Sham Election Is a Cause for Hope

TIME – Many members of the political opposition — including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who still languishes under house arrest — have been …

Kasit agrees to push KNU disarmament

Bangkok Post – He was quoted as saying his government was trying to negotiate with National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, …

Karen Independence Movement: Seven Decades Of Futility?

Huffington Post Three years before she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi emerged as a national leader when thousands of protesting students and …

Dalai Lama’s South Africa conference ban causes uproar

guardian.co.uk – “South Africa is a sovereign constitutional democracy and should not allow other countries to dictate to it regarding who it should and should not admit to …

Burma’s generals are afraid of telephones and the internet

Nation Multimedia – The NLD members and activists have no permission to buy a cellphone, and are not permitted to own or even use an Internet line or a laptop computer in Burma …

EU set to change SE Asian trade policy: report

เดอะ เนชั่น – … a deal has since moved at a glacial pace, due to a myriad of problems that include European concerns over human-rights violations in Asean member Burma. …

R2P: Disciplining the Mice, Freeing the Lions

Foreign Policy In Focus – If so, should honest activists be calling for a “humanitarian intervention” to halt Israeli crimes, and further, to target the individuals and institutions …

R2P: Focus on Prevention

Foreign Policy In Focus – Through small grants, OTI encourages good governance, democracy, and civil society participation in transition countries. Leadership training workshops in …

R2P: No Love in a Time of Cholera

Foreign Policy In Focus – In Burma, 240000 suffer with HIV/AIDS as the ruling junta looks on impassively. Parts of Mexico are approaching civil war. Children are dying of starvation …

Strategic Dialogue: Responsibility to Protect

Foreign Policy In Focus – If for example Libya agrees that R2P must be invoked to alleviate suffering in Burma it must not balk if the same is required in neighboring Sudan. …

Sit-in protest for freedom of political prisoners

Mizzima.com – “We are here to send a message to the world that we show solidarity with the democracy movement in Burma and to respect political prisoners in Burma,” Dr. …

Tutu: I’m very disappointed

Independent Online – … refusal in the past to join UN condemnation of Myanmar over its treatment of the 1991 peace laureate, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

[Viewpoint] Strange silence on terrorism

중앙데일리 – When we actively share our pain and terror to the world, the alliance of freedom and human rights will grow stronger and Korea will become a leading country …

Political prisoner suffers stroke

Mizzima.com – … in western Burma, according to sources close to the prison. Political activist Maung Maung Thet (20), hailing from Tungup Township, Rakhine State, …

From Stalin to Burma, a history lesson

Mizzima.com – But when they begin to regard the active opposition, as symbolized by Aung San Suu Kyi, as increasingly irrelevant, the time has come to refresh their …

Thailand to ask KNU to reconcile with Myanmar government

Thai News Agency MCOT – BANGKOK, March 23 (TNA) – Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said on Monday that he had pledged to Myanmar government leaders that Thailand would help in …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 24, 2009 at 3:54 am

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