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World focus on Burma (15 April 2009)

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Rescue on the Indian Ocean

Manila Times – 

FOREIGN Secretary Alberto Romulo’s challenge to Myanmar to respect human rights in the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia—or …

Violence won’t erode Asean credibility, says Dr. Surin

Business Mirror – 

Asean groups the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei.

Myanmar: The refugee factory

American Chronicle

Day by day Burma´s military government is causing trouble not only in their country its neighbors are also facing significant trouble handling Myanmar …

Rohingya not our problem, Burma tells Bali meeting

Sydney Morning Herald – 

Asylum-seekers from Myanmar have said they suffer beatings by Burma’s security forces and had their property stolen while having punishing taxes levied on

Rising tide of boatpeople: another vessel lands as Indonesia says …

The Australian – 

In Bali, Mr Smith yesterday announced an Australian aid package designed to entice Burma’s military dictatorship in from the cold on its ethnic Rohingya …

Sophisticated trafficking will increase refugees: Smith

Brisbane Times

A substantive diplomatic effort to stop the practice and the alleged mistreatment of the Rohingya by Burma’s junta has been repeatedly deferred to the Bali …

Indonesian Elections: Dreaming of Gajah Mada in a Modern Democracy

American Muslim

While the governments of other ASEAN countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Burma/Myanmar continue down the path of measured authoritarianism, with dominant …

One World Human Rights Film Festival to begin in BOZAR

EurActiv – 

The opening film at the One World festival at Bozar will be Burma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country whose protagonist, a young Burmese…


Faith-Based Diplomacy

Washington Post Blogs – 

The courage of faith leaders who speak out against abuse of power and for human rights is often inspirational – monks in Burma, priests and nuns in Zimbabwe …

Australia warns of rise in people smuggling – Summary

Earthtimes (press release) – 

… of the Rohingya people in Burma and in refugee camps in Bangladesh,” the Australian government said in a statement, using Myanmar’s old name. …

Barbara Kay: Durban II’s Hypocrisy Rights Conference

National Post – ‎‎

On April 19, the day before the Review Conference, a coalition of human rights, anti-racism and pro-democracy activists will assemble at the International …

India-based BPOs expect to expand operations in RP

Business Mirror – 

Asean groups the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam.

NASA experiment stirs up hope for forecasting deadliest cyclones

innovations report – 

When it made landfall in Burma (Myanmar) on May 2, the storm and its surge killed more than 135000 people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed about …

Australia vows more aid for Rohingya

Brisbane Times – ‎‎

Mr Smith, who co-chaired the Bali summit, pressed the BurmeseMyanmar (Burma) all the human rights, … representatives on the Rohingya issue. “Australia put to

Land protest draws students

CSR Asia – 

… work in Cyclone Nargis in Burma slammed a joint report titled “After the Storm: Voices from the Delta,” by the Center for Public Health and Human Rights …

Sri Lankan to RP: Help end of violence – 

… lend its voice to the solidarity campaign for Sri Lanka as it had been vocal in its displeasure of the repressive military rule in Burma (Myanmar). …

Mum’s go crazy for Brad

Star Magazine UK – ‎‎

While there has been speculation Brad and Angelina may adopt a child from Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – or India, the pair sparked rumours they are …

:. Biodiversity and conflict

Kashmir Watch – 

… Lanka (iii) Indo-Burma. The Himalayas fall under the political jurisdiction of six countries: Pakistan, India, China (Tibet), Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. …

GIA Thailand Presents Seminar On Jade

Diamond World Magazine – ‎‎

But only jadeite occurs in the coveted “imperial” type, and there is only one source, Upper Burma (Myanmar), which Hughes will focus on during his …

Crisis a gift to people traffickers: Australia

AFP – 

… marginalisation of the Rohingya people in Burma and in refugee camps in Bangladesh,” he said in a statement, referring to Myanmar by its former name. …

Fiji radio silenced, RNZ hit – ‎‎

“The military government is heading dangerously towards a Burmese-style system in which the media are permanently subject to prior censorship and other …

Thomas Plate: US must send an envoy to Thailand

Pocono Record – 

And its elites must respect the results of any new election — for once — or abandon any pretense of claiming to live in a democracy. …

The New York Times Should Send Roger Cohen to Pyongyang. The North …

The Plank on – 

Here’s another example of how the Indian-American alliance, a natural alliance of the world’s oldest democracy and its largest, reaps us rewards. …

Filipino Lawyer is Finalist in Index on Censorship Freedom of …


Last year’s Bindmans Law and Campaigning Awardee was U Gambira, the leader of the All-Burma Monks Alliance, which organised and spearheaded the nationwide …

KNLA fights Burmese Army and DKBA – ‎‎

For months now the camp has been on tenterhooks, with both DKBA and junta troops maintaining forward positions nearby. The KNLA lost the camp once last year

NASA Develops New Cyclone-Forecasting Tool It could save thousands …

Softpedia – 

As an example, the 2008 Cyclone Nargis struck Burma (Myanmar), after it unexpectedly veered off-course. It killed 135000 people, destroyed $1.2 …

Burma to discuss Rohingya issue: Smith

The West Australian

Burma’s military regime has indicated it’s willing to sit down with other countries in the region to discuss the plight of Rohingya asylum seekers. …

US women Senators write to Ban on Myanmar

Press Trust of India – 

In a letter written to the UN chief on April 9 by the US Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma before his visit to South East Asia last week, the lawmakers said …

Thomas Plate: US must send an envoy to Thailand

Pocono Record – 

… North Korea of course is already a failed state; and little needs to be said of Burma, now known as Myanmar, or war-torn Sri Lanka. …

Trafficking conference commences in Bali

Radio Australia – 

A large part of this is to focus on displaced people from Burma, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Senator Evans says there needs to be a strengthening of …

Human Trafficking: Suffocation, or Solution?


A group of 120 illegals were crammed into a refrigerator truck in the Thai-Burma border town of Ranong, a secret human cargo bound for the dream island of …

Asia Pacific leaders discuss people smuggling

Radio Australia News – 

Asia Pacific ministers are meeting in Indonesia to discuss people smuggling and the plight of Burma’s Muslim Rohingya minority. The two-day ministerial …

Are Buddhists Violent?


One could, I suppose, make much the same argument for the Burma (Myanmar) of today, as Christopher Hitchens did. And it is true that Buddhists have led …

US women senators urge UN pressure on Myanmar

AFP – 

The senators urged Ban to call on the junta in Myanmar, which Washington refers to as Burma, to “release Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners …

Bali Forum To Tackle Plight of Rohingya Refugees

Jakarta Globe

The arrival of the 391 Rohingyas, members of a minority Muslim ethnic group from the Burma-Bangladesh border, in Aceh earlier this year in part prompted the …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 15, 2009 at 6:19 am

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