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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (24 April 2009)

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EU to prolong sanctions against Myanmar for a year

EUbusiness (press release) – 

The text stresses that “the EU stands ready to respond positively to genuine progress in Burma/Myanmar,” offering the possibility of ministerial level …

Saluting those who defend the nation

The Australian – 

From Fromelles to Long Tan, the Burma Railway to Kapyong, the Somme to East Timor, Australia’s role in historic battlegrounds reflects our nation’s …

Tom Uren is still fighting the good fight

The Age – 

The dream of being a fighter had been one of the things that carried him through the prison camps and his time on the Burma railway. …

Malaysia vows action on Myanmar human trafficking

The Associated Press – 

The report was based on a yearlong review by committee staff who spoke to migrants from military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, and human rights …

Min Ko Naing bestowed Gwangju Human Rights award

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

The NLD-LA has also kept the prize money and memento of Burma’s detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was awarded the same prize in 2004. …

Imprisoned Zarganar in Failing Health

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

According to human rights groups, the Burmese junta allows political prisoners to meet family members once every four weeks.

EU to extend Myanmar sanctions by a year – draft

Reuters India – 

Last month, the United Nations condemned the junta, which has ruled the former Burma since 1962, for politically motivated arrests and urged the release of …

EU to prolong Myanmar sanctions, diplomats say

Monsters and Critics.com

Diplomatic sources say that they are likely to prolong the bloc’s sanctions for a year in protest at the Myanmar government’s crackdown on pro-democracy …

Myanmar, Thailand sign agreement against human trafficking

AsiaOne – 

YANGON, April 24, 2009 (AFP) – Myanmar and Thailand signed an agreement Friday to combat human trafficking, especially of women and children, …

Regime Faces Crushing Defeat if Election is Free and Fair

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By KYAW ZWA MOE If Burma’s upcoming election in 2010 is free and fair, it can be predicted with certainty that the National League for Democracy (NLD) of …

Missing the boat on Myanmar

European Voice – 

At next week’s meeting of EU foreign minsters in Luxembourg, the EU will extend, for another year, policies on Myanmar that are widely recognised as …

Bangkok Post : Thailand, Burma sign pact against human trafficking

Bangkok Post – 

… sanctions by the United States and European countries because of its human rights records and continued detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

RICS Showcasing Professionalism Amongst the World’s Leading Market …

PR Newswire (press release) – 

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

Obama’s clock ticks down on Myanmar

Asia Times Online – 

The 1995 Free Burma Act imposed stiff economic and trade sanctions against Myanmar for its abysmal human-rights record. An amendment to the 1997 Foreign …

Burma is eight years too late; Malaysia was first

Malaysia Today – 

Myanmar’s military, which has held power since 1962, tolerates no dissent. The current junta came to power in 1988 after crushing a nationwide pro-democracy …

Message movies

Toronto Star – 

Other selections focus on oppression in Myanmar (Burma VJ), atrocities in the Congo (Reporter), dolphin slaughter in Japan (The Cove) and the death of an …

British politicians add signatures to csw’s Burma petition

ChristianToday – 

“Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and all political prisoners in jail today, are detained simply for speaking about freedom. …

Wa official: No answers to junta’s questions until ours are answered

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎‎

We will also assign educated officers from the Burma Army to assist your officers’. And when there was no response from us, he said, ‘There are reports a …

Hot Docs goes global, local

Toronto Star – ‎‎

Among the films on view at this year’s Hot Docs film festival are (from top, clockwise)’Prom Night in Mississippi,’ ‘Burma VJ’, ‘H2Oil,’ and ‘Jackpot. …

Message movies

Toronto Star – 

Other selections focus on oppression in Myanmar (Burma VJ), atrocities in the Congo (Reporter), dolphin slaughter in Japan (The Cove) and the death of an …

Myanmar junta threatened by satellite TV

eTaiwan News – 

The broadcasts were made by groups including the Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based shortwave radio station and Web site that is run by exiled …

Refugees find fresh start in Volusia, Flagler

Daytona Beach News-Journal – 

Agencies serving Volusia and Flagler have seen people from various locations including Myanmar, also known as Burma, which Carson says is among the worst …

Taliban slur MP forced to apologise

This is Nottingham – 

He highlights other cases when aid has been sent to people in countries such as Burma, Zimbabwe, and Palestine. Mr Watts wrote to Mr Palmer: “A …

Karen Refugee Testifies to Junta Crimes

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… the UN Security Council to establish an international inquiry into crimes against humanity committed by Burma’s military junta against its own people. …

Phuket Still Hungry for Burmese Workforce

Phuketwan – 

When discovered, the Burmese are trucked back to the Myanmar-Burma border with Thailand and the construction company is fined. Construction companies would

Dare to Dream – Rally To Rescue Child-soldiers Saturday

Huffington Post – ‎‎

Large pockets of the world, like North Korea, Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Uganda and Congo, where women are subjugated, speech is still stifled, …

Myanmar arrests opposition politicians for praying

The Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two members of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party were arrested and charged with insulting religion …

Poison found in refugee camp water supply

Mizzima.com – 

The ruling Burmese military junta claims they serve dual roles, as a breeding ground for insurgents and a place for KNLA soldiers to hide and be fed when …

UK lauds RP rights stand at ASEAN meet

Inquirer.net – 

Miliband also praised Romulo’s statement on the need for political reform in Burma (Myanmar), including the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Organization holds die-in at Speakers Circle

UM Maneater – 

The organization strives to raise awareness not only about the situation in Darfur, but also about conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burma. …

Human Rights Advocates Urge US Not to Ease Sanctions on Burma

Voice of America – 

The US Campaign for Burma, a group of pro-democracy activists, says the US should impose even tougher sanctions on the Burmese military leaders. …

US Senate ‘Trafficking of Burmese Migrants’ Report

Malaysia Today

… in business transactions with the military junta. Malaysian state oil company, Petronas, does business amounting to millions of US dollars with Burma. …

Unnecessary deaths in detention

The Malaysian Insider – 

The memo made several recommendations, including the independent monitoring of detention centres by human rights groups, the establishment of an independent …

Friday, May 1

eTaiwan News – 

1942 – Japanese forces take Mandalay, Burma, in World War II, while British retreat along Chindwin Valley to India. 1948 – The Democratic People’s Republic …

‘Don’t Forget Burma’ Urges Author

Sky News – ‎2 hours ago‎

… of guerilla soldier (her mother) and a freedom activist (her father), both of the Karen tribe – who have opposed the Burmese military junta for decades. …

Burmese refugees ‘sold at brothel’

Financial Times – 

By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington A US senator has accused Malaysian officials of complicity in the trafficking of Burmese refugees who have been sold …

Malay officials accused over human trafficking

Financial Times – ‎‎

… on Tuesday handed the Malaysian government a report on a year-long investigation into allegations that refugees who fled the Burmese junta for Malaysia …

MALAYSIA: Burmese Refugees “Treated Like a Commodity”

Inter Press Service – 

Human rights activists have long charged that immigration, police and other enforcement officials, have been “trading” Rohingyas to human traffickers in …

SF Film Festival celebrates 52nd year with Redford and Coppola

Santa Cruz Sentinel – 

And in Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country,’ we relive the 2007 protests by thousands of monks and citizens against Burma’s military dictatorship. …

Grading Obama’s first 100 days: Will Inboden

Foreign Policy – 

… Europe, the Islamic world, Russia, China, Iran, Burma, Cuba, Venezuela, Latin America collectively, and even the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Binghamton shooting victims remembered at naturalization ceremony …

The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com – ‎‎

Thuta lost contact with her mother during the cyclone in Burma and anti-government demonstrations last year. After three attempts her mother was was finally …

Isn’t the objective of this conference to help victims?

UN Watch (press release) – ‎‎

We heard victim testimony from Soe Aung, a dissident from Burma. From Ahmad Batebi from Iran, the student demonstrator who was tortured for 9 years in Iran, …

Myanmar: Rebuilding after Cyclone Nargis

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

On May 2, 2008 Cyclone Nargis, a category five cyclone, made landfall in the southern Ayeyarwaddy delta of Burma/Myanmar. The devastating winds and storm …

Donors to pour funds into Burma HR work

Business Mirror

While Asean includes the dictatorship Burma called by its rulers Myanmar, still countries such as Britain and regional groups such as the European Union …

Cruising Asia’s great waterways

Wall Street Journal – 

He’s also made three trips up the Irrawaddy in Myanmar, allowing him to see what he calls “the real Burma.” On a river cruise, the waterway is the …

The Mekong, Vietnam and Cambodia

Wall Street Journal – 

All the boats are built from a late-19th-century design of a paddle steamer operated by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. that was once a common sight in Burma. …

Over 200 Burmese arrested in Malaysia

Mizzima.com

by Salai Pi Pi New Delhi (Mizzima) – In a fresh crackdown on migrants, Malaysian authorities arrested at least 200 Burmese nationals on Wednesday, …

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