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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (26 March 2009)

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This post excludes news about US rare visit to Burma to meet the military junta and the opposition NLD. To read it, please click here.

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Asia’s strategic dangers from financial crisis

Korea Herald (subscription) – Dangerous states: It is noteworthy that North Korea, Burma, and Iran have all intensified their defiance in the wake of the financial crisis, …

Indonesia: Obama’s New Buddy Keeps Bad Company

World Politics Review – The press release also mentioned “democracy and human rights in Burma” as a topic of discussion. In Jakarta that same day, however, another statement was …

Migrant workers called upon to apply for passports

Shan Herald Agency for News – … channels for each migrant worker to travel to Myanmar National Verification Center at Tachilek, Myawaddy and Kawthawng at the Thai-Burma border. …

Dalai Lama: It was all about China

The South African Star It has previously attracted sharp criticism for its reluctance to speak out regimes such as the military junta in Myanmar/Burma and neighbouring Zimbabwe. …

Annual Amnesty Freedom Dinner marks 21 years

Lindsay Daily Post – The Freedom Dinner began 21 years ago as a one-time event to raise community awareness of the human rights work of Amnesty International and to raise funds …

ASEAN: New accords expected with China and South Korea

AKI – Adnkronos International – … Philippines president Gloria Arroyo has warned that her country is unlikely to ratify it unless fellow-member Burma frees democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

China eyes foreign shopping spree

Upstream Online – China is working with Burma to build an over 2000 kilometre-long gas and oil pipeline running through Ruili and Kunming in Yunnan province, Guizhou province …

Retired Police Official Arrested for Connections with Exiled Media

Narinjara News – Maungdaw: Retired police official U Mrat Tun was arrested by Burmese military intelligence last week while he was on his way to Buthidaung from the border

More of the same from ANC after Polokwane

Business Day For both countries, respect for human rights is an obstacle to their attainment of a national democratic revolution — so stupidly affirmed by presidential …

Isolated heroine still haunts Burma

National Post – Chaiwat Subprasom, Reuters FilesA Burmese national living in Thailand yells “free Burma” while holding a portrait of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi …

Researchers boost immune system against cancers, HIV/AIDS with …

The Guardian – Nigeria – The largest commercial producers of spirulina are located in the United States, Thailand, India, Taiwan, China, Pakistan and Myanmar (the Burma). …

How local organizations assist refugees

Lancaster Newspapers – Her husband, Marvin, was equally willing to reach out to immigrants from Myanmar, the former Burma, moving into Lancaster because he believes it’s his …

Asian refugees re-creating home in county

Lancaster Newspapers -His story is repeated by many of the 200-plus refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, who have moved into the county in the past two years. …

On Myanmar, a Tale of Three Browns, Gordon at UN, Two in Foggy Bottom

Inner City Press – Inner City Press: On Myanmar, the UN’s working group on arbitrary detention has said that the imprisonment of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi violates not only …

China’s grand bargain

Boston Globe – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted as much when she said in February that the United States would not hammer China about its human rights violations.

UN calls for release of Burmese dissident

National Post – Despite years in detention and forced isolation, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi still has the power to encourage her followers and enrage Burma’s …

EU eyes extending Myanmar sanctions: officials

Daily Times – The junta, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, has refused to recognise a 1990 landslide election victory of the opposition National League for …

Mugabe is ranked the world’s worst dictator

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

Kasit adopts a softer approach to junta

บางกอกโพส – Relations with Burma seldom run smoothly when the Democrats rule the country because of the party’s principles on human rights. …

Whereabouts Unknown

Times Online – He played an important role, behind the scenes, in persuading the Burmese… junta to let in aid agencies after the cyclone last year.

Second Thoughts on “Camouflage Passports”

Sovereign Society – … passport from non-existent countries such as British Honduras (now Belize) or Burma (now Myanmar) what are you supposed to do with your “real” passport? …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 26, 2009 at 3:43 am

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