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World focus on Burma (5 May 2009)

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Women call for Third World rights

Pacific Daily News

Suu Kyi, the heroic and beloved leader of the Burmese democracy movement, remains under house arrest and cannot speak to the world.

Myanmar Loses Aid to Political ‘Brownie Points’: Chart of Day

Bloomberg

“There is enormous pressure on politicians in the West to look politically correct, and they get human rights brownie points by being very strict on aid. …

Nargis tragedy, a source of hope for the new Myanmar, says …

AsiaNews.it – 

Andrew Kirk, Country Director of Save the Children in Burma, said that over 500000 people, including 200000 children, are still living in makeshift shelters …

BURMA: Opposition Balks at Giving Legitimacy to 2010 Polls

Inter Press Service – 

The regime in Burma, or Myanmar, as the military rulers have renamed the country, has also arrested and imprisoned scores of NLD members, including those …

Myanmar junta rejects Suu Kyi’s detention appeal

AFP – 

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar’s military government has rejected an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her detention, a party spokesman said …

Myanmar: Where journalism is a living hell

Manila Times – 

Since 2005, the Democratic Voice of Burma, based in Norway, has also been beaming television signals via satellite into Myanmar. …

In the Business of Outsourcing Food, The New Shape of World …

Jakarta Globe

… program in Africa, although private Chinese companies have expanded agricultural operations in Burma and Laos and are active in other parts of Asia. …

Press freedom suffers setback in ASEAN

ABS CBN News – ‎‎

The country is the seventh ASEAN member-state to be downgraded to this category after Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei, and Burma. …

EU-Japan call for inclusiveness in 2010 election

Mizzima.com – 

… for 2010 could be welcomed by the international community if they were based on an inclusive dialogue among all the stakeholders in Myanmar [Burma]. …

Burmese lawyers says junta should be taken to ICC

Mizzima.com – 

On Friday, May 1, 2009, Burma’s military regime in its official mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar, declared the Burma Lawyers’ Council and other …

Hailed as a miracle biofuel, jatropha falls short of hype

guardian.co.uk – 

A striking symbol of jatropha’s pitfalls can be found in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Late in 2005, Myanmar’s military dictatorship — newly enamored with what’s …

Freedom of the press deteriorates globally

p2pnet.net – 

The world’s worst-rated countries continue to include Burma, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, and Turkmenistan. In 2007, Eritrea joined the ranks of these …

Religious freedom panel adds Iraq, Nigeria to list of concern

USA Today – 

The other nations that remain on the commission’s list of countries of particular concern are Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, …

Press freedom: who’s winning the fight?

Radio Netherlands – 

Protests by monks in Burma two years ago saw only a trickle of footage leaking to the outside world. But even if a state’s official media can be muzzled, …

Hailed as a miracle biofuel, jatropha falls short of hype

guardian.co.uk – 

A striking symbol of jatropha’s pitfalls can be found in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Late in 2005, Myanmar’s military dictatorship — newly enamored with what’s …

‘Today’ show anchor to inspire young journalists at WVU May …

Media Newswire (press release) – 

Kotb conducted an exclusive interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, an internationally recognized leader of Burma, marking the first time in 11 years that Suu Kyi …

More needs to be done for Nargis victims

Mizzima.com – 

The Commission has funded relief programmes in Burma since 1994. In October 2005, an office with its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) was opened in …

Feature: Relief and recovery in a harsh environment

Inspire Magazine – 

A year after cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta, taking the lives of over 125000 people and seriously affecting another two million, …

Asking for more aid for coffer of generals

Mizzima.com

Hardly anybody mentions the obligation of the Burmese junta to open its treasure coffers and to help too. Since 2002 Burma had a trade surplus continuously; …

Media Under Assault, Freedom Suffers

North Star Writers Group – 

The worst places for journalists are Burma, Cuba, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea and Turkmenistan, but developments in several regions in the last year paint a …

Blogging equated to high treason in many civilized states

Pravda – 

Myanmar (Burma) takes the first place on the list. Iran, Syria, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Tunisia, China, Turkmenistan (former USSR) and Egypt follow the …

PaO rebels wipe out Junta patrol

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

We will keep on fighting until the people in Burma achieve genuine democracy and our PaO people obtain their genuine rights. We will oppose the generals’ …

Listening to voices from inside: Myanmar civil society’s response …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

Cyclone Nargis is believed to be the worst recorded natural disaster in Myanmar’s history. It swept through the South Eastern region of Myanmar in early May …

Police ordered not to charge politicians in political cases

Narinjara News – 

… have alleged that Burma has many political prisoners detained by the military regime. “Recently we arrested some politicians and democracy activists in

Cyclone Nargis one year on

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

The environment after the cyclone was a difficult one to respond to and Union Aid Abroad APHEDA feels that the Military Junta of Burma both contributed to …

Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta – One Year After

Politonomist – 

Neither the state-run journal The New Light of Myanmar nor the Burmese government held any ceremony to commemorate the victims; the one year anniversary of

Where is UDP heading? (Interview)

Mizzima.com

I’ve always been in Burma’s political sphere. The politicians usually talk about politics. This is a normal thing. So we see that our country has reached a …

On this day

News24 – 

1824 – British troops take over Rangoon, Burma – now Myanmar. 1862 – Mexican army defeats invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla. …

China is a threat to global good

Newstrack India – 

Having set about building and ramping up ports in Burma, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which would in be used for docking and refuelling of its navy, …

Remember Nargis? Myanmar Does, Even If Americans Don’t

Crosswalk.com – ‎‎

A year after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), faith-based humanitarian groups are still working to repair the damage, long after the …

Myanmar has food surplus, junta claims

Monsters and Critics.com – 

Yangon – Myanmar’s ruling military junta claimed the country has almost tripled its rice production over the past two decades, boasting a food surplus …

Arms transported from Thailand seized

Mizzima.com – 

The car ferries Burmese students in Tachileik attending a Thai school in Mae Sai. The car enters Burma daily,” a local in Tachileik who wished not to be …

Human Rights Activists Troubled by Administration’s Approach

Washington Post

Administration officials have suggested that sanctions against human rights pariahs Burma and Sudan could be eased, that concerns over China’s treatment of …

“Ten Worst Countries to Be a Blogger” List

Associated Content – 

Topping the “10 worst countries to be a blogger” list was (Myanmar Burma). Myanmar has a military government that has imposed internet access restrictions. …

comment: Rethinking corporate farming —Syed Mohammad Ali

Daily Times – 

Several state-sponsored companies from South Korea, Japan, and the Gulf states have acquired farmland in Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Mozambique, Madagascar, …

Photo exhibit highlights Myanmar recovery efforts

Adventist News Network – 

A current photo exhibit highlights the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s work in helping residents of Myanmar continue to restore their community …

Viewpoint : ‘No other side’ / Juan Mercado

Inquirer.net – 

And Burma is a recycled Marcos regime. Technology has recast the craft. Cell phones, blogs, Twitter, Facebook now spray information like a firehose, …

India is Indeed Shining!

Khaleej Times

… dethroned the Mughal dynasty, banishing its last poet emperor Bahardur Shah Zafar to die a tortuous death in the remote Rangoon in Burma or Myanmar. …

Myanmar one year later

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

May 4, 2009 – It’s been one year since Cyclone Nargis devastated the southern coast of Myanmar, killing 84500 people. Many still remember the emotional days …

Panel says religious violations are increasing worldwide

BP News – ‎‎

Chris Smith, R.-NJ, a human rights leader in Congress, said the commission’s report shows religious freedom “is under attack around the world, …

Myanmar tops list of worst places to be a blogger

CNN International – 

Myanmar — also known as Burma — is the worst place in the world to be a blogger, Simon’s organization says. A military government restricts Web access and …

5 opportunities Obama should seize right now

Foreign Policy – 

Secretary Clinton has reportedly ordered a State Department review of US policy towards Burma. Now is a good time to renew and expand a dormant initiative …

Bangladesh dropped from US watch list

The Daily Star

Countries of Particular Concern: Burma, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

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