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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World Focus on Burma (25 March 2009)

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South Asian Terrorism: All Roads Lead To The British Empire

CounterCurrents.org – The Treaty of Yandaboo provided the British with the foothold they needed to annex Northeast India, launch further campaigns to capture Burma’s vital …

Thailand Offers to Mediate Burmese Talks

Voice of America – By Ron Corben An offer by Thailand to act as an intermediary between Burma’s military government and the ethnic-Karen armed group the Karen National Union …

Poverty, Rebel Groups Push Poor Farmers To Drug Cultivation In India

CounterCurrents.org – With a total land area of approximately 22, 327 sq km, Manipur state, which shares its border with Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has one of the highest …

Cooperation among Asia-Pacific nations critical to reduce disaster …

UN News Centre – … responsible for disaster management from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Thailand.

US official in rare Myanmar talks

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AFP – Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been ruled by the army since 1962. Blake Wednesday met senior leaders from the opposition National League for ..

Are You Funding Forced Abortions in China?

NewsBlaze – Others came from Burma, Laos, Russia and Ukraine.” 3. Female suicide. According to the World Health Organization, China has the highest female suicide rate …

Myanmar opposition urges US to talk to junta

The Associated Press – Burma is another name for Myanmar. Stephen Blake, director of the State Department’s Mainland Southeast Asia office, held talks with senior members of the the opposition National League for Democracy, led by Nobel Peace laureate Ang San Suu Kyi, said party spokesman Nyan Win.

‘Voice of Burma’ comes to Byron Bay

Byron Shire News -Clements was the first American to be ordained as a Burmese Buddhist monk. He lived in a monastery in Burma through the late 1970s and 80s. …

Junta Continually Expanding Forces in Ceasefire Areas

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – … to the Thai-Burmese border. The document also indicated that ROC (Lauki) was formed and deployed in the Kokang rebel area to coordinate with the Myanmar …

Negotiations Always Possible for Rebels: Junta Secretary 1

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – … according to Burmese state media. The state-run New Light of Myanmar reported on Wednesday that Tin Aung Myint Oo said during a meeting on March 21 with

US State Department Official Visits Naypyidaw

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – … department official, according to The New Light of Myanmar. The State Department’s Burma officer, Laura Scheible, did not join Blake on his Burma trip. …

EU may extend sanctions

Straits Times – JAKARTA – THE European Union will wait until next month before deciding whether to extend sanctions against Myanmar, a special envoy said on Tuesday, …

UN Body Calls for Cooperation to Reduce Risk from Asian Disasters

Voice of America – China’s Sichuan earthquake in March killed an estimated 87000 people, while Burma’s Cyclone Nargis in May killed an estimated 140000. …

SSA opposes junta’s political process

Shan Herald Agency for News – “Shan State must be given the right to rule itself,” citing the 1947 Panglong Agreement which united Shan, Kachin and Chin with Burma. …

Celebs issue a monthlong call to action on Myanmar

Boston Business Journal – Comedian Jim Carrey was featured in a serious clip talking about the need to free Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been under house …

Will Suu Kyi Be Soon Free? And What Then?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – … since late last year predicting that Burma’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will be released soon from house arrest. …

Burma: Sham Election Cause For Hope

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

‘I had to walk through my husband’s blood,’ British woman …

Daily Mail – She told how she upped anchor and put the boat on full throttle as three Burmese migrant fisherman attempted to retake control of their 44 ft yacht Mr Bean, …

US Disappointed by Suu Kyi’s Detention

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is an independent and impartial body of the Human Rights Council. It consists of experts from Chile, Pakistan, …

Home Mailbox Mailbox Thai Mediator Role: Foreign Minister needs in-depth study on Burma’s ethnic conflict

Shan Herald Agency for News – The core problem of the ethnic conflict in Burma is the successive military regimes, including the present State Peace and Development Council’s (SPDC) …

Magnate shares stories of success, and failure

Lawrence Journal World – DeBoer has teamed up with World Vision, helping provide basic services, such as clean water systems, for the people of Myanmar, formerly Burma, in Southeast …

The China Imperative?

Organiser – … China denounces the mcmahon line on the Sino-Indian border as ‘imperialist’ it has accepted the same imperialist line in toto with Burma (Myanmar). …

South Africa’s Bid to Keep China Happy Sparks Furor

CNSNews.com As a member of the UN Security Council in 2007-2008, South Africa sided against democracies on a number of sensitive matters, among them Zimbabwe, Burma, …

US official in rare Myanmar talks

Inquirer.net – Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been ruled by the army since 1962 and a student-led uprising in 1988 ended in a brutal military crackdown which left …

Medley of diverse dishes provide taste of Myanmar in Cambodia

Phnom Penh Post – The culinary tradition in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been influenced over the centuries by its bigger neighbours, and more recently, …

Attorney: Suu Kyi detention breaks Myanmar law

CNN International – A UN group has ruled that the detention of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under the laws of her own nation, her lawyer said. …

Church group helps Burma refugees

SnoValley Star – … placed the league’s leader, Nobel Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest. Burma’s military dictator Than Shwe has held power since 1992. …

Ditshwanelo Film Festival on at Maruapula School

Mmegi Online – Other films that will be screened include Burma VJ, War Child, At the Death House Door and War Dance. Some of the films focused on the Zimbabwean situation. …

Wednesday, April 1

eTaiwan News – 1852 – Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma. It ends within the year with the British annexation of Rangoon. …

UN calls for immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Radio Australia – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says Ms Suu Kyi’s detention is illegal, and contravenes even domestic Burmese law. The Nobel Peace Laureate has …

Aung San Suu Kyi Of Burma’s Detention Illegal

Scoop.co.nz (press release) – The judgment from this international tribunal declares unequivocally that the ongoing detention of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal and …

Campaign for Democracy and Workers’ Rights

Scoop.co.nz (press release) – … Cyclone Nargis of May 2008. The FTUB also maintained its call for economic sanctions against the military junta, noting that 90% of the people of Burma …

Burma key to war on drugs

Bangkok Post – The prime minister correctly ordered that the war on drugs must adhere to civil and human rights. Two additional steps are vital to defeat the drug …

The war that’s still going after 50 years

guardian.co.uk – Now the Rangoon military junta – the generals who imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi and routinely defy international protests and ineffective sanctions – are …

Bludgeoned and thrown to the sea – the horrific end to dream life

Scotsman – … refugees from Burma try to seek landfall, after fleeing pogroms by the Burmese military junta. The Thai government has been criticised by human rights …

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

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

British tourist was killed for his dinghy

Independent – It is possible they belong to the Rohingya people, an ethnic Muslim group persecuted by the Burmese junta. Television cameras caught local people throwing …

Iraq’s brutal executions

The News International – Human rights are frequently turned into a political football and it’s not new either to imagine that they could genuinely have been a concern to some close …

South Africa’s Sad Descent and the Implications for Democracy …

DemocracyArsenal.org – On the Security Council, South Africa has hardly been a passionate voice for democracy, siding with authoritarian leaders in Burma and others. …

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Calls for Release of …

US Department of State The UN working group urged the Burmese government to release these individuals immediately. We are disappointed that the regime continues to ignore the …

How Do We Deal With Those Pesky Journalists!

Khaleej Times – ‎….is Robert Mugabe’s awful Zimbabwean kleptocracy, where abuses of basic human rights have become the order of the day. Just recently, according to “Attacks …

UN rules Suu Kyi’s detention illegal

The National – Amnesty International estimates that there are more than 2100 political prisoners languishing in the jails of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

KNU welcomes mediation offer

Bangkok Post – But KNU vice-president David Tharckabaw yesterday stressed that success would depend on how sincere the Burmese junta was in restoring democracy. …

Time Magazine Reports on Human Rights Impacts of Gas Development …

Earthrights.org – In a March 19 Time Magazine feature-length article, “The Scramble for a Piece of Burma,” Hannah Beech reports on the impacts of oil and gas development in …

Burmese government breaks own law

GenevaLunch – A UN body has ruled that the detention of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal under Burmese domestic law. Suu Kyi has spent more than 13 …

Labor Activist’s Health Suffering

自由亚洲电视 – Suu Suu Nway, originally from Rangoon and a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy, successfully sued local authorities under …

South Africa bans Dalai Lama to avoid offending China, and offends …

National Post – “We have lived under oppressive regimes, yet we chose to ally ourselves with the likes of Burma’s junta. Sure, it is profitable to keep China sweet. …

Hot Docs film fest boasts strongest lineup ever after record …

CBC.ca – Burma VJ — An acclaimed Danish film telling the story of underground video journalists in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, and how they shared the story of …

IRC Forensic Photographers Help Bring Justice to Refugees on Thai …

International Rescue Committee (press release) – … program and the IRC’s legal assistance centers to help bring justice to crime victims in the camps housing refugees from Burma, also known as Myanmar. …

Thai police arrest Burmese fishermen over murder of British yachtsman

guardian.co.uk – The Thai government has been criticised by human rights organisations for towing the Rohingyas back out to sea in their rickety, often engineless boats, ..

NLD requests meeting with party leaders

Mizzima.com – … Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi. NLD party spokesman Nyan Win today said that the party sent a letter dated the 19th of this month to the SPDC [Burma’s …

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