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World focus on Burma (27 March 2009)

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China, Burma to build cross border gas pipeline

Mizzima.com – 

The New Light of Myanmar, Burma’s official newspaper on Friday reported that the Burmese Energy Minister Brig-Gen Lun Thi and Head of China’s National …

One killed, two injured in North Okkalapa blast

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

Bomb blasts in Burma are a rarity but not uncommon. Earlier this month, two bomb explosions occurred within a span of one hour in Padoma Park in Sanchaung …

UN reappoints Myanmar investigator, slams junta

eTaiwan News – ‎‎

The 47-nation body passed a resolution Friday condemning violations in the country also known as Burma. It urged the government to release all political …

Poverty, rebels push farmers to drug cultivation in India’s North East

MorungExpress – 

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 …

Hunt resumes for murdered yachtsman

The Press Association – 

Thai police arrested and charged three fishermen from neighbouring Burma on Tuesday with murder and robbery. Police said they confessed to climbing aboard …

Bomb explosion in Yangon inn assessed to have killed bomber himself

Xinhua – ‎‎

The authorities linked the incident with two anti-government armed groups in exile including the ABSDF (All Burma Students’ Democratic Front). …

RICS: Government Needs to Revise Zero Carbon Targets

PR Newswire (press release) – 

It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh , Bhutan , Burma / Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia , Japan , Kiribati , Laos PDR, …

Bomb storm in Myanmar

Merinews – 

On all instances the regime has blamed armed groups operating from the Thai-Burma border and anti-junta forces. On Thursday a minor explosion rocked the …

TATA Motors to make trucks in Burma

Mizzima.com – ‎1 hour ago‎

The New Light of Myanmar, Burma’s official newspaper, on Friday reported that Mr. Manas Kumar Mishra of TATA Motors Ltd. on Thursday met Soe Thein in …

Lone protestor detained

Mizzima.com

Demonstrations in Burma are a rarity but not uncommon. On March 20, at least 20 victims of Cyclone Nargis in Twante Township staged a peaceful protest …

Myanmar junta open to talks after U.S. diplomat visit

(Reuters)- By Aung Hla Tun

… Myanmar’s military junta is open to talks with the United States, its information minister said after a rare visit by a top U.S. diplomat….

Family hails death sentence for musician’s murderers

Edinburgh Evening News – 

Two men have confessed to the killing and are currently being held in a Thai prison. A third is still at large and is believed to be hiding in Burma. …

Burma: US Officials in Rare Burma Talks

UNPO – 

“Myanmar [Burma] and the US have been friendly countries since the beginning,” a senior Burmese official told the French news agency AFP on condition of …

China’s handmaiden

Financial Mail (subscription)Editor’s note

We were a young democracy that was going to be a beacon for the world. For instance, a committee was established under Kader Asmal to ensure we did not sell …

World’s inaction in Burma a crime

Irish Independent – 

A recent report into the humanitarian effort following last May’s Cyclone Nargis, which killed 140000 people and left many hundreds of thousands homeless, …

Myanmar: Junta Chief Sets Guidelines For 2010 Polls

Sin Chew Jit Poh – ‎‎

One of the provisions of the constitution effectively bars Suu Kyi from holding any kind of political office in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Analysis: Clinton pushes for stronger China role

The Associated Press – 

Clinton then pleasantly surprised China by saying the Obama administration would not let its human rights concerns interfere with cooperation with Beijing. …

China and Myanmar seal gas export deal

AsiaOne – 

Few western companies will invest in the former Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San …

Myanmar leader warns on democracy at parade


AFP – 

Wearing his uniform with medals on his chest, the 75-year-old junta chief, who has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1992, inspected troops from …

China, Myanmar in oil deal

Straits Times – ‎‎

Few Western companies will invest in the former Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San …

China and Burma sew up pipe deal

Upstream Online

Few Western companies will invest in Burma because of its poor human rights record and continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Blast in Lashio

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

Northern Shan State, apart from the Burma Army and militia units under its control, has 5 ceasefire groups: the United Wa State Army (UWSA), Myanmar …

So much for ubuntu

Mail & Guardian Online – 

This week it was the Dalai Lama, but South Africa has also shunned solidarity with the peoples of Darfur and of Burma if our votes at the Security Council …

Indonesia’s unlikely – and steady – democracy

Asia Sentinel

And Burma’s military dictatorship remains one of the world’s most reviled governments. Contrast them with Indonesia and things look pretty good. …

Out of Africa

guardian.co.uk – 

When he wasn’t squandering South Africa’s moral authority over Zimbabwe, Mandela’s successor was wasting it at the UN security council protecting Burma’s …

Analysis: Clinton pushes for stronger China role

International Herald Tribune – 

Clinton then pleasantly surprised China by saying the Obama administration would not let its human rights worries interfere with cooperation with Beijing. …

Group Presses for Action to Improve Human Rights in Thailand

Voice of America – 

… a trend of deteriorating human rights. Concern included Thai officials forcing back into the open sea ethnic-Rohingya boat people from western Burma. …

Chicago sets record for import-export trade, passes $150 billion

WorldCity

Burma (Myanmar)’s total trade with Chicago in 2008 was $1.01 million, a 801.21% change over 2007. Total Chicago exports were $1.01 million while imports …

Daily Press Briefing

US Department of State

QUESTION: I would like to go back to Burma, to Myanmar. QUESTION: You said yesterday that – well, you issued a statement yesterday saying that there is no …

World’s cutest animal? You be the judge

KHOU – 

In the wild, red pandas live only in temperate forests in the Himalayan foothills from western Nepal through northern Burma (Myanmar) and in the mountains …

Congressman Moran’s News Commentary

Falls Church News Press – 

The conference, organized by Northern Virginia human rights groups, included more than 100 Vietnamese, Burmese, Tibetan and Chinese-American activists. …

A Most Unlikely Activist: Jorie Butler Kent

Concierge – 

But sitting in my office not long ago, Butler Kent was speaking with passion about her company’s efforts to get emergency relief to Burma after the cyclone …

Senior US Diplomat Visits Myanmar

New York Times – 

(In something of a diplomatic slight, the State Department officially refers to Myanmar by the name it had before the junta, Burma. …

US diplomat, Myanmar foreign minister hold “cordial discussions”

SmartBrief

As part of the Barack Obama administration’s high-level review of its Myanmar policy, a senior US diplomat and the nation’s foreign minister held “cordial …

Trust the Burmese junta at your peril

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

Both Thailand and Asean have called repeatedly for the release of all political prisoners including the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But the Burmese …

US, Myanmar diplomats meet

United Press International – 

… “does not reflect a change in policy or approach to Burma (as Myanmar was formerly known),” The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported Thursday.

NLD urges US to talk with junta

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s main opposition political party the National League for Democracy said it has urged the United States to initiate …

Exile Burmese news agency faces libel lawsuit

Mizzima.com – 

by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – A Burmese political party – United Democratic Party of Myanmar (UDP) – said it has filed a defamation lawsuit against …

On Anti-Semitism, Boycotts, and the Case of Hermann Dierkes

Alternatives – 

Social justice movements have often called for boycotts or divestment, whether against the military regime in Burma or the government of Sudan. …

From ‘People’s Army’ to ‘Enemy of the People’

Mizzima.com – 

If someone was married to a non-Burmese or a foreigner, like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, he or she would be disowned. The military’s view that they are the only …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 27, 2009 at 2:27 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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