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World focus on Burma (16 April 2009)

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Asia’s New Boat People

Radio Free Asia – 

According to Amnesty International, the Rohingyas’ freedom of movement is severely restricted, with the vast majority having been effectively denied Burmese …

Deffenbaugh to Resign as Head of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee …

7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Since 1991, LIRS and its partners have resettled more than 100000 refugees, many from Africa (including the so-called “Lost Boys” from Sudan), Burma and

World Citizen: ‘Durban II’ Dilemma Tests US Diplomacy

World Politics Review – 

It paid no attention to Burma, Tibet or Somalia or any other place in the world where prejudice exists. Instead, it chose to focus on Israel, a villain with …

UN chief: Free Burma prisoners

Business Mirror – 

The letter by 10 women senators urged Ban to pressure the military junta of Burma, renamed Myanmar, to immediately and unconditionally release all political …

Fun in Myanmar? Once a Year, and Very Wet

New York Times – 

Just under a year ago, Cyclone Nargis left more than 100000 people dead. Now, the government is preoccupied with preparations for next year’s elections, …

FVR chairing Boao Forum this week

Business Mirror – 

… President Abishevich Nzarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Prime Minister S. Bayar of Mongolia, PM Thein Sein of Burma/Myanmar, …

Smuggling season opens with arrest

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎‎

… also known as Myanmar, has been reluctant to accept the Rohingyas as citizens. Brigadier-General Phone Swe, Burma’s deputy minister of immigration and …

World’s largest democracy goes to the polls

Toronto Star – 

Some election officials rode elephants to remote polling stations near the Burma border. Other ballots were brought by two-day sea trips to the Andaman …

Estonia: Foreign Minister on Official Visit to New Zealand and …

ISRIA (subscription) – 

In addition, they will talk about the situations in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, and Burma/Myanmar. During the visit, there are also …

Rohingya Issue Remains Unresolved

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“The response from the police chief was … the traditional response of Myanmar [Burma] not to accept the notion of citizenship,” Australian Foreign Minister …

Op-Ed Contributor

New York Times – 

The People’s Power government was quickly confronted with street protests led by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (the so-called yellow shirts) who later …

NLD to Hold Rare ‘Special Meeting’ this Month

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

The NLD, led by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, was formed after the 1988 uprising and went on to win more than 80 percent of constituencies in the 1990 …

Burmese Exiles Also Deplore Bangkok Violence

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

“Even though Thailand has some weaknesses in democracy building, it is more advanced than other Southeast Asian nations,” said Zin Linn of the Burmese Media …

Naga Issue- the most misunderstood issue

MorungExpress – 

It is clear and loud that ‘Naga Issue’ has its own limit beyond India or Indian Election. It is owned by Naga people whether they are in Burma or India. …

Scholarship name gains momentum

The Heights (subscription)

“Last week, the Senate passed the resolution recognizing the heroism and courage of Aung San Suu Kyi,” Jelinek said in an e-mail. “We want the University to …

Bangkok’s first casualty of political war

United Press International, Asia – 

But in Thaksin’s time there was at least a struggle for freedom of opinion and expression that extended across different parts of the media. …

Remembering Chiminya and Mabika; Lest We Forget Mr Prime Minister

ZimDaily – 

If it had, there would not have been violations in Darfur, in Burma, DRC, Uganda etc especially with indictments on Slobodan Mlosevic, Charles Taylor, …

Church centers go against the tide to help children of Myanmar workers

IndianCatholic – 

The Thai priest is director of Maria Learning Center in Ranong, a province that borders the southern tip of Myanmar (formerly Burma). …

Scholarship name gains momentum

The Heights (subscription) – 

“Last week, the Senate passed the resolution recognizing the heroism and courage of Aung San Suu Kyi,” Jelinek said in an e-mail. “We want the University to …

Bangkok’s first casualty of political war

United Press International, Asia

… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …

India starts marathon vote, unstable coalition possible

ABC Online – ‎‎

Some election officials rode elephants to remote polling stations near the Burmese border. Other ballots were brought by two-day sea trips to the Andaman …

US Senators Call for Abandonment of Burma Election Plans

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

… a spokesman for the UN secretary general’s office said: “The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Myanmar [Burma] to promote …

Turmeric exports may top 50000 t

Sify – 

Other major producers are China, Myanmar, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Burma and Indonesia. India is the major exporter of turmeric in …

Ban reaffirms concern over Burma

Hindu – 

“The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Myanmar… to promote national reconciliation, democratic transition, and respect for human

DVD Reviews  ‘Vinyan’ (2008, Sony)

Charleston Post Courier – 

When a film about orphans living in the jungles of Burma is shown at a local exhibit, Jeanne is convinced that she has spotted their long-lost son in a …

Burma needs sanctions and much more

European Voice – ‎‎

Key decisions about Burma (Myanmar) are pending. The United States has announced it is reviewing its Burma policy and at the end of April the EU will …

Thailand Promises UN: No More Boat People Deaths

Phuketwan – ‎‎

Corruption of officials in Burma-Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia has trapped thousands of Rohingya and other people from Buma-Myanmar and Bangladesh in a …

From Ikeogu writes from Ututu, Abia State

Daily Sun – 

A highly partisan press bought into the project and reminiscent of the Burma war campaign buried themselves into the scheme. Nothing was sacred any more.

New research: religion is a force for peace

Inspire Magazine – 

Religion can help peace processes reconcile hostile communities and bring about democracy, according to new research. Religious groups offer new ideas, …

TSF Hopes For a Full Cup In the Fight Against Malaria

SatNews Publishers – 

Almost a year ago (on May 2nd 2008), Cyclone Nargis hit Burma killing more than 138000 people. Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) responded to the emergency and …

Global Webcast to Draw Worldwide Participation in Human Rights Summit

Media For Freedom – 

Former political prisoners Bo Kyi of Burma, Saad Eddin Ibrahim of Egypt, Ahmed Batebi of Iran, Jose Castillo of Cuba, along with activist Marlon Zakeyo of …

Indonesia: Dreaming of Gajah Mada in a modern democracy

Aliran Monthly – 

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

Asean has failed to save Rohingyas

Aliran Monthly – 

Although Myanmar has initially agreed to allow some of the Rohingya refugees back into the country, it has done so on the condition that the refugees must …

KCP cautions state forces on 29th raising day

KanglaOnline – ‎‎

The first of these was the 7-years of devastation under following a Burmesefreedom loving forefathers, both of the hills and plains, conquest. Our

Military switches off media as tide of freedom turns

The Canberra Times – 

Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Fiji’s military regime was ”heading dangerously towards a Burmese-style system in which the media are …

Mountainfilm 2009 Announces Film Program for 31st Annual Festival

Telluride Watch

With Inge Sargent, Burmese princess and human rights activist, in person. Food, Inc. – This film lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the …

Burma open to talks on refugees

The Canberra Times – ‎‎

BY ADAM GARTRELL 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 …

Burmese refugees: ICT in the fight against malaria

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

During the last 30 years, migration across the border of Myanmar and Thailand has greatly intensified. Today over one million Burmese immigrants or refugees …

Ban reaffirms concerns over Myanmar in response to US senators’ letter

UN News Centre – 

“The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Myanmar to promote national reconciliation, democratic transition, and respect for human

No forgiveness without Justice -Open letter to the PM Morgan …

The Zimbabwe Observer – ‎‎

If it had, there would not have been violations in Darfur, in Burma, DRC, Uganda etc especially with indictments on Slobodan Mlosevic, Charles Taylor, …

North Arakan: an open prison for the Rohingya in Burma

Media Monitors Network – ‎‎

In 1998, in a letter to UNHCR, Burma’s then Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt wrote: “These people are not originally from Myanmar but have illegally …

Forum Takes Aim at People Smuggling

Jakarta Globe – ‎‎

The forum also addressed the plight of the Muslim minority Rohingyas, from Burma, now sheltering in Aceh Province after being found stranded off the …

UN chief shares US concern about Aung San Suu Kyi

AFP – 

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he shared the concern expressed by 10 US senators about the continued detention of Myanmar’s …

Aus warns of people-smuggling

News24 – 

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

Dubai’s Rebuttal

New York Times Blogs

I could produce the same for the US or Canada and try to blur the issue enough as to equate them with China or Burma. But it doesn’t change the fact that …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

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