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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (17 April 2009)

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People move to higher grounds in fear of ‘Bijli’

Mizzima.com – 

Many died when Cyclone Nargis swept the area. There are no boats now to go to Pathein and other places. Now we are getting ready with our belongings,” she …

Childhood statelessness

Media Monitors Network – 

The Burmese government also disavows responsibility. Not recognised by either Burma or Thailand, this child is stateless. Children of Mauritanian refugees …

Bangladesh raises Rohingya issue in Bali

Mizzima.com – 

“Bangladesh with its limited resources had done more than enough for the refugees from Myanmar over the last three decades. Myanmar [Burma] must now take …

Bali process failed to solve Rohingya boatpeople issue: AI

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

“An obstacle for the summit in producing a sustainable means to resolve the problem was the position taken by Myanmar [Burma] regarding the Rohingya people …

Myanmar’s Rohingya Tribe Has Nowhere to Go

동아일보

Indonesia also sought to expel the refugees to Myanmar, but decided to accommodate them at refuge camps in the face of strong international criticism. …

Comedians Work Around Ban

自由亚洲电视 – 

Lu Maw said the ban was sparked by a performance at the compound of Nobel laureate and opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, currently under house …

WACC Statement on Censorship in Fiji

Worldwide Faith News (press release) – 

Reporters Without Borders has also stated that ‘The military government is heading dangerously towards a Burmese-style system in which the media are …

Philippines Urges Release of Burmese Opposition Leader

Voice of America – 

By VOA News Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has called on Burma’s military government to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house …

Philippine leader calls on Myanmar to release Suu Kyi

AFP – 

MANILA (AFP) — Philippine President Gloria Arroyo called on Myanmar to release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a recent meeting with Prime …

Thousands leave as Bangladesh braces for Bijli

CBC.ca

In neighbouring Myanmar, also known as Burma, residents along the coast were being urged to stay away from the sea over the next two days while the storm …

JRS Dispatches No. 257

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎‎

Walter Kaelin, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (idps), spoke of his concern for the large …

GMA asks Myanmar leader to free Aung San Suu Kyi in May–DFA

Manila Times – 

By Llanesca T. Panti, Reporter President Gloria Arroyo called on Myanmar to release its opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by next month, the Department of …

Earth from Space: Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’

Space Fellowship – 

… Plateau to the South China Sea, the Mekong River flows some 4000 km through six nations – China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. …

The West needs to stop being taken for a ride by China

Spectator.co.uk – 

It has undermined Western efforts to deal with the junta in Burma, punish Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in or sort out Sudan’s genocidaires. …

MYANMAR: Key Asian meeting fails to resolve Rohingya issue

IRINnews.org

The Rohingyas, a mainly Muslim minority with a distinct culture and language, have been fleeing persecution at the hands of Myanmar’s military-led

Burma braces for Cyclone Bijli – direct hit unlikely

Mizzima.com – 

But he added, “So far there is no prediction that it will hit Myanmar [Burma].” Cyclone Bijli, expected to make a landfall on Saturday, is likely to dilute …

How I was barred from reporting Tamil Tiger conflict

Times Online

For the record, other countries where foreign journalists regularly have to pose as tourists include Zimbabwe, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Burma. …

A day for remembrance

The Age – ‎‎

I ask as the son of a serviceman who was fortunate to survive captivity and the experience of the Burma Railway during World War II. …

Junta Chief’s grandson enjoys Water Festival

Mizzima.com – 

by Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe’s pampered grandson, Pho Lah Pyae, apparently had the time of his life, …

Cyclone Bijli Expected to Hit Burma This Weekend

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burma’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology forecast that the cyclone would hit the western coast of Burma late Saturday afternoon. …

Burma’s Economic Growth to Slow in 2009: ADB

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“It is also likely to reduce remittances from Myanmar workers [in those countries]” the ADB noted in the report. The ADB predicted Burma’s Gross Domestic …

UWSA Leader Calls for ‘Solid, United’ Wa State

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By WAI MOE The leader of Burma’s largest armed ethnic group, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), vowed to strengthen Wa State as thousands of Wa people …

Kachin Christians forced to pay tax for Buddhist holiday

AsiaNews.it

… in Kachin State (northern Myanmar) to make a “donation” for Thingyan, the Buddhist Water Festival, which marks the start of the Burmese New Year, …

Thai media baron and PAD leader shot

Mizzima.com – 

According to a report in Manager Websites on Thursday, the officials along the Thailand–Burma border, raised surveillance because they believed that some …

Mahn Sha’s Daughter Writes Her Autobiography

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Her mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. Zoya lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River, on the Burmese-Thai border. …

‘People of Burma’ sessions slated for today in Greeley

Greeley Tribune

Two presentations on “The People of Burma,” are scheduled today to pass along information about hundreds of Greeley newcomers from Myanmar, the former Burma …

Arroyo offers Philippines as a model for Burma

Mizzima.com – 

In a statement released today by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs, Arroyo is quoted as saying, “Like Myanmar, the Philippines has over a …

Burmese Join in Praise for Abhisit’s Crisis Strategy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Burma’s generals, who insisted they were practicing “disciplined democracy” when they suppressed protesters in Rangoon, must have trained keen eyes on how …

Are You on the President’s Enemies List?

Human Events – 

We have become accustomed to authoritarian regimes in places like China, Burma and Cuba being so afraid of their own people that they see the greatest …

The bodyguard of Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign Policy Journal – 

The National League for Democracy (NLD) leader was asked by Clements how Burma could achieve a democratic revolution through non-violence and overcome a …

Class War in Thailand

Korea Times – 

Thailand’s democracy is less than 20 years old, and it was the growing Thai middle class that made it happen ― just as it was the middle class in European …

Philippine leader calls for Suu Kyi’s release next month

TopNews – 

Manila- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has urged Myanmar’s ruling junta to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi next month to boost

Philippine NGO to host Asia- Europe inter-faith retreat and dialogue

Mindanao Examiner – 

IID has been in the forefront of advocating peace, self-determination and democracy issues in the region including those of Mindanao, East Timor and Burma. …

The Case for Coherence in Canada’s Relations With China

The Epoch Times – ‎‎

The attempted crushing of democracy movements, truthful journalists, Buddhist, Falun Gong, Christian, Muslim and other independent faith groups, …

Arroyo urges Myanmar junta to free pro-democracy leader

GulfNews

AP Manila: The Philippine president has urged Myanmar’s junta to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest next month as a gesture of …

Arroyo urges Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi

GMA news.tv – 

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has urged Myanmar’s military junta to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest next month

Cyclone Bijli moving toward Burma

Mizzima.com

… having formed earlier in the week in the Bay of Bengal, is now advancing in the direction of the Burma-Bangladesh border region. …

A World Drowning in Laws: Harold Koh’s Transnationalism

The New Ledger – 

Under this doctrine, any supplier would be entirely within their rights to sell all conventional weaponry to the People’s Republic of China, Iran, or Burma. …

Video: Shan Medical Mission (Part 1)

Foreign Policy Journal – 

… of Burma experience explain the conflict. “What these children need most is the one thing no one can give them right now, freedom for their country. …

Lighting a fire with film

The Daily Planet – 

“Burma, VJ.” This documentary was pieced together using footage from small handycams shot by undercover video journalists in oppressive Burma during a …

Not another critter story!

Tampa Tribune – 

This one was about the Burmese python; the story reported under the headline, “Florida’s Big Problem: Snakes in the Grass are Big as Phone Poles. …

World politics

Bugle-Observer – 

Thailand’s democracy is less than 20 years old, and it was the growing Thai middle class that made it happen – just as it was the middle class in European …

Thailand: Nine new charges against Prachatai webmaster

Global Voices Online

How is Thailand different from Burma? FACT demands all charges against Chiranuch Premchaiporn be withdrawn! Free media, free Thailand!

Is Obama right to skip UN Rights Conference? Two views

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nearly two years after their widely publicized nonviolent protests, the people of Burma remain under the boot of dictatorship. …

POST BAG Most free by far

Bangkok Post – 

… Burma: a dictatorship; Cambodia: opposition leader chased into exile; Brunei: absolute monarchy; Indonesia: still emerging from dictatorship. Democracy …

NASA Experiment Stirs Up Hope For Forecasting Deadliest Cyclones

Science Daily (press release) – 

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 …

VIEW: Indonesia’s flourishing democracy —Farish A Noor

Daily Times

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

Violent start to Indian election as rebels kill 17

Independent – 

“People want democracy to triumph,” said Tarun Gogoi, the senior official in Assam, which has been persistently hit by insurgency. …

Eritrea: The world’s biggest prison

guardian.co.uk – ‎‎

The country has bad relations with all its neighbours, apart from Sudan; like North Korea or Burma, it has turned from the world. …

Boat People From Myanmar Face an Uncertain Future in Indonesia Camps

New York Times – ‎‎

“In Myanmar, if we pray we are killed,” said Alam Shah, 38, a member of the Rohingya Muslim minority who fled predominantly Buddhist Myanmar… last year.

They Came From Horrorwood: Ackerman Items on the Block

New York Times – 

She amassed wooden scripture chests from Thailand and Burma (now Myanmar) by the dozen, their walls inlaid with tiny mirrors. (Estimates range from $100 to …

Portraits From the Inside

Express from The Washington Post – 

The Burma-born artist’s new show, “Six Years and Eight Months,” at G Fine Art, focuses on inmates at a Peruvian women’s prison. Shown in Chao’s signature …

US states cutting all financial links to Iran

The National – 

… struck down a Massachusetts bill that effectively barred companies doing business with Myanmar (then named Burma) from being awarded state contracts. …

Chernov’s choice

St.Petersburg Times.ru – 

Birkin campaigns to help political prisoners in Burma, and supports a number of activities aimed at helping people in Chechnya. Information about her causes …

THAILAND Church centers go against the tide to help children of …

Union of Catholic Asian News

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

After Guantanamo: time to cut the wire around Cuba

Financial Times

They can take holidays in Syria or Burma. But the short boat trip to Havana could land them in the US courts. There are loopholes, of course. …

A Radically Inclusive Int’l Film Festival Heavenly Sent!

San Francisco Bay Times – 

Top of my list is the documentary, Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country (5/1, 5/2, Kabuki; 5/6, PFA) and the Turkish film feature Autumn (5/2, Clay; …

Brad’s school run causes chaos

Stuff.co.nz – 

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 …

Another Myanmar Cyclone, nasa’s 3-D Forecast

AccuWeather.com – 

Cyclone 01B is headed towards Myanmar (Burma – wikipedia) today; forecast information is available in our Weather Headlines (PREMIUM | PRO) or you can also …

P400-million noodles to feed pupils one measly meal

Philippine Star – 

Famine grips Bangladesh and Burma. China is flexing naval muscle in seas east and south of mainland, and battering Tibet. Thailand is on the brink of civil …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

April 17, 2009 at 4:06 am

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