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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (27 April 2009)

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When Good News Goes Bad

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

At a media workshop I attended recently, a fellow journalist asked me if there was any good news to report about Burma’s recovery from Cyclone Nargis one …

2009 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Committee

NewsBlaze – 

The situation regarding democracy and human rights in Myanmar/Burma democracy activists are locked up in remains dire. At this very moment, many pro-

EU extends sanctions on Myanmar

Luxembourg, April 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday extended sanctions against Myanmar by one year and repeated calls for the release of political …

Water Woes Still Plague Nargis Survivors

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

But when it is above us, we die,” 76-year-old U Toe mused, looking back at the damage dealt by Cyclone Nargis nearly a year ago on May 2, 2008. …

Burmese Migrants Handed Over to Human Traffickers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

He was held in detention for one month and 17 days before the guards led him out of his cell and bundled him into a truck with 60 other Burmese migrants.

EU Extends Burma Sanctions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“The EU remains open to dialogue and cooperation in response to progress by the Burmese authorities and its willingness to meet Burma/Myanmar authorities at

Political pluralism is the only answer – ‎‎

by Htet Win Addressing domestic issues is by far the most crucial need in delivering Burma from the vicious circle of political impasse and economic …

EU renews sanctions against Myanmar

Jakarta Post

EU foreign ministers have extended sanctions against Myanmar for another year to push for democratic change. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says …

EU: SESSION ON EXTERNAL RELATIONS will discuss situation in Burma

ABHaber – 

This will be followed by an external relations session at which the Council will discuss the European Neighbourhood Policy, the situation in Burma/Myanmar …

Liverpool health worker is caught up in eye of Burmese storm

Liverpool Daily Post – 

Their roots may be in West Derby, Liverpool, but home for the next few years is the cyclone-battered republic of Myanmar, otherwise Burma to …

Aung San Suu Kyi party members meet in Myanmar: spokesman

AsiaOne – 

YANGON, MYANMAR – Members of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party came from across Myanmar on Monday to discuss elections planned for next year by …

Myanmar opposition readies for crucial plenary meeting

Monsters and

… won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has been blocked from taking power for the past 19 years by Myanmar’s ruling junta. …

Burma on alert over swine flu – 

“So far there is no sign of any Swine Flu in Myanmar [Burma]. But we are taking precautions and are prepared to conduct medical check-ups at the …

BBC India Election Train arrives in Mumbai – giving unique insight … – ‎‎

… BBC Bengali, BBC Chinese, BBC Vietnamese, BBC Burmese, BBC Somali, BBC Swahili, BBC World News, BBC Arabic television, BBC Persian TV and BBC.Com/news. …

EU General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) to meet …

emportal – 

The External Relations Council will address the European Neighbourhood Policy, Burma/Myanmar, the Middle East peace process, Ukraine, …

A Pacific Alliance for Peace


The positive concept of the Arc would be founded on the values of “freedom, democracy, basic human rights, the rule of law and the market economy” according …

Burmese junta censors story on arrest of murder suspect

Southeast Asian Press Alliance

A SEAPA partner, it aims to promote awareness about the situation in Burma democracy and freedom of expression in the country. and promote

The Good Samaritan

Kantipur Online

About a century ago, a villager from Gulmi, migrated to Myanmar (Burma then) in search of better opportunities. He settled for farming in a hill station,

Migrants sent back to Burma

An itinerant worker, whose mother was sent back to the border and sent home via the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, said: “It doesn’t matter, I’ll go meet her …

Junta to open new Shweli river bridge today

Shan Herald Agency for News

Today, junta authorities in northern Shan State will be holding the opening ceremony of a new bridge across the Nam Mao (known as Shweli), between Namkham …

Spizzwinks(?) bring Burmese choir on tour

Yale Daily News – 

Burma is one of Asia’s poorest countries and has been ruled by military junta since 1962. Recently, it has become difficult to travel in and out of the

Village Councils to be formed with Military Supporters for 2010 …

Narinjara News – 

Maungdaw: The Burmese military junta is preparing to form village councils throughout Arakan State comprised of pro-tatmadaw people in order to win the 2010 …

Little Daughter: A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West

Financial Times – 

… Lewis Twenty years on from Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s first spell of house arrest in Rangoon, democracy still eludes Burma (Myanmar). …

KNLA officer killed in battle – 

The injured of the Burmese Army are reportedly being treated in Myawaddy Hospital. Last night the State Peace and Development Council or junta troops and …

Myanmar’s hope: a year after devastation

Mission Network NEws (press release) – 

Christian Reformed Church constituents responded generously to the needs in Burma/Myanmar with over $750000 in donations to CRWRC. …

Are the rich to blame for poverty?

IndianCatholic – 

For example, PIME missionaries went to eastern Burma [now Myanmar] in 1868, and English colonization in those regions inhabited by tribal peoples — who …

Film opens door to refugees’ realities

Albany Times Union – 

Zaw Min arrived in Albany from Burma in 2000, after spending years on the run from his government for political activism. “It was democracy for a couple …

EU set to extend Burma sanctions

BBC News – 

By Oana Lungescu The EU is to extend sanctions against Burma and renew calls for the release of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San …

North Korea: After Kim Jong-Il

The Edinburgh Journal – 

Unfortunately, there is a much greater likelihood that the North will come to resemble Burma rather than South Korea or China. …

EU sanctions against Myanmar: Time for a change?

CSR Asia – 

A report on the weekend says that EU foreign ministers are set to prolong sanctions against Myanmar when they meet today (although they also say they are …

Than Shwe’s winning formula to hold the reins of power

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

… cyclone and rebuild their community. This progress could lay the foundation for increasing civic participation and the democratisation process in Burma. …

Real change in Burma elusive

เดอะ เนชั่น – ‎‎

Even in the face of great international pressure following the monk-led demonstrations that were bloodily crushed by the junta, and Cyclone Nargis that …

US looking into 2 refugee reports

New Straits Times – 

THE United States Senate foreign relations committee is working on two reports containing allegations by Myanmar migrants of extortion and threats of being …

Call for independent probe into allegations

New Straits Times – 

Santiago says he has personally heard of the ordeal some Myanmar men went through when they were sold at the border and had to pay their traffickers to come …

No inside job, says Immigration

New Straits Times – 

The report interviewed Myanmar immigrants of the Chin, Rohingya, Shan and Mon tribes allegedly fleeced and tortured by Myanmar, Thai and Malaysian …

A roundup of today’s other legal news in brief

Irish Times – 

In 2008 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found 1348 violations of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to its second annual report, …

Strides of civil society are non-negotiable

The News International – 

The jailers of Burmese Nobel Prize winner Aung San Syu Kyi can now sleep better at night. It is also more than troubling that a nation that has intimately …

UK relief efforts help deliver a cleaner bill of health to region …

Liverpool Daily Post – 

BURMA, or Myanmar, has the biggest area of any country in south-east Asia and a population of 55m. It became a British colony from 1820s, administered as …

Julia is caught up in eye of a storm

Liverpool Daily Post – 

Their roots may be in West Derby, Liverpool, but home for the next few years is the cyclone-battered republic of Myanmar, otherwise Burma to …

Thailand, Malaysia to act on trafficking of Burmese migrants – 

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The government of Thailand signed an anti-human trafficking understanding with the Burmese junta on Friday even as the …

Lajcak to Leave for Luxembourg to Take Part in GAERC Session


The ministers will also discuss current developments in Sri Lanka, MyanmarBurma), and the Middle East. Special attention will be paid to the situation in … (

Burmese FTUB Delegates Freed after six days concern over …

Infoshop News – 

On 1 April, five activists of the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB) were arrested in their homes in Rangoon, Burma, after attending the first …

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