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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (2 April 2009)

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Day in Photos

Washington Post – 

Many Burmese work in Thailand to make a better wage, but live across the border. April 1: Two clowns perform during a parade in central Kiev. …

Inside Out Reform? Obama’s Move to Lead Human Rights Council …

FOXNews – 

… the only democracy in the Middle East, and its refusal to cite blatant rights abuses in places like Iran, Zimbabwe, Burma, Sudan and North Korea. …

Guatemala to receive 15 million Euros for Agriculture from …

FreshPlaza – 

… Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, …

Japan’s Myanmar refugees rally

Straits Times – 

… stop supporting the Burma Army Regime.’ Myanmar’s ruling generals say they plan to hold elections next year under a constitution approved last year, …

KNU demands international community rescue Burma

Mizzima.com – 

… during Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya’s two-day visit to Burma, asked Thailand to persuade the KNU to contest the upcoming 2010 election. …

Obligations and aspirations: human rights report 2008 – David …

eGov monitor – ‎‎

And the military junta continues to deny Burmese citizens the most basic of civil and political rights – around 2200 people, including Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Solutions for network riddles

Sydney Morning Herald – 

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has urged people not to visit the country. We never picked the founders of Storm Financial as shy and …

Triumphs and disgraces of law and order

Sydney Morning Herald – 

For the past three years Levine has been chairman of SORC, which sounds a bit like a Burmese junta but, in fact, is the NSW Serious Offenders Review Council …

US donates rice for Myanmar cyclone survivors

Reuters – 

Over the years Washington has tightened sanctions on the military, which has ruled the former Burma for more than four decades, to try to push the regime …

Obama Takes Step to Broaden Chinese Relations

Smartmoney.com – 

… the global financial crisis, climate change or what’s happening in Latin America, Africa, Burma and North Korea,” he said. Burma is also called Myanmar.

Medical specialist to launch private airline

Mizzima.com – 

… private airline for operation inside Burma. It is envisioned that airplanes will be leased from Ukraine, as the doctor continues talks with the Myanmar …

New mine victims reinforce the need for treaty

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Worldwide in recent years only Myanmar (Burma) and a few rebel groups have laid significant numbers of antipersonnel mines. …

US advocates for a common approach to Burma

Mizzima.com – 

“Viewing relations with a notorious authoritarian regime like Burma as a zero-sum game is in no nation’s interest,” Steinberg told the National Bureau of …

Visit to UNDP ends in Rangoon prison

United Press International, Asia – 

How this happened illustrates the difficulties faced by people in Burma wanting to improve their society without putting themselves at risk.

“Under the Table”: Michael Wilson and the Screenplay for The …

California Chronicle – 

The story involved British prisoners of war in Burma during the Second World War who were forced to build a railway bridge by their Japanese captors. …

Nigeria: Norway Tasks FG on Landmine Ban Treaty

AllAfrica.com – 

The Federal Government has been urged to domesticate and implement the Mine Ban Treaty as well as sign and follow up the Convention on Cluster Munitions. …

Hu Jintao – Given a rousing demonstration by, Tibetans, Burmese and Falung Gong


Tibetan Culture & News Online

protest against Hu Jintao – April 1st – UK Hu Jintao was given a graphic example of democracy in action yesterday going on into today. …

Obama aims to broaden China relationship

Independent Online – 

But Cossa said the new dialogue could allow the United States and China to tackle global issues and quietly discuss human rights – including US concerns …

‘We deserve better than Dlamini-Zuma’

Independent Online

The same goes for South Africa’s embarrassing attitude towards Sudan, Burma (Pretoria calls it Myanmar) and the sabotage actions in the UN Security Council …

Lost, arrogant ANC needs kick

Dispatch Online – ‎‎

Coupled with our reluctance to speak out on the human rights atrocities in Zimbabwe, Burma and Darfur, this amounts to a betrayal of our image as a champion …

RP urges Myanmar to protect human rights

GMA news.tv – 

MANILA, Philippines — Myanmar should free all political detainees and fulfill a long-standing pledge to democratize to make a new Southeast Asian human …

Some Governments Want to Restrict Internet Activities

조선일보(영문판) – ‎‎

Ko Htike is a Burmese political blogger based in London. Although Burma is not one of the countries examined in the report, its military government …

How a ‘G-2’ would hurt

Washington Post – 

China’s latest vilification of the Dalai Lama underscores its poor record on human rights and religious freedom. And the Chinese harassment of a US Navy …

Laos, Thailand Hmong Refugee Crisis: Australian Author to Speak at …

Media Newswire (press release) – ‎‎

“The Laotian and Hmong community in the United States, including political and religious dissidents and human rights activists, warmly welcome Kay Danes’ …

US singles out 8 nations for religious freedom violations

USA Today – ‎‎

The State Department responded by sending the commission Rice’s designations of Burma (also known as Myanmar), China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, …

Offsetting perceptions: Firms use charitable giving to clean up …

EurekAlert (press release) – 

… negative connotations related to the companies’ operations in controversial countries such as China, Burma, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ..

2009 Shortsfest Schedule

Glenwood Springs Post Independent – 

Crossing Midnight — When a health crisis strikes the war-torn jungles along the Burmese-Thai border, refugee communities bravely respond in a uniquely …

Full Frame film reviews

The Independent Weekly – 

—BG Burma VJ—Reporting from a Closed Country—In this triumphant achievement, director Andres Ostergaard stitches together stunning, smuggled footage filmed…

US Plans to Join UN Human Rights Council

Christian Post – 

… of Palestinians while hardly mentioning or investigating the human rights violations of flagrant abusers such as Sudan, Zimbabwe, China, and Burma. …

NSCN calls for Public Scrutiny

MorungExpress – 

He is from Namyong area in Burma. He was adopted by Manipur’s UNLF many years back and in the years that followed he was indoctrinated with anti-Naga and …

Does the Internet spread democracy?

Boston Review – 

The shocking and powerful pictures that surfaced from Burma during the 2007 anti–government protests—many of them shot by local bloggers with cell …

US wants common Myanmar strategy with Asia

AFP – 

President Barack Obama’s administration has launched a review of policy on Myanmar, also known as Burma, where a US official last week paid the first visit …

An Old piece On Cambodia As Khmer Rouge Trial Goes On

New America Media – ‎‎

They are a testament to an ancient empire that once st retched westward across Thailand to Burma and eastward to include much of the Mekong Delta and South …

BEYOND THE G20 LONDON SUMMIT

Bay Area Indymedia – 

The number of countries –Iraq, Venezuela, Burma, Algeria, Morocco, Rumania, Argentina, United States (Los Angeles)- where this type of explosion occurred …

When Burma Policy is Really China Policy

The Washington Independent – ‎‎

H.) weighs in with a message for the White House: “Stay the course” on Burma policy, particularly as it pertains to support for Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Kerry seeks to restore diplomacy money

Boston Globe – 

Economic support funds are vital to support those living inside countries with repressive regimes, like Burma and Zimbabwe. We know that refugees and …

Boat people cast adrift, admits PM

Daily Advertiser – 

Their darker skin was evidence, he said, that they were not Burmese; it was not “fair and soft” like a “Myanmar gentleman”, he said. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

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