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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (13 May 2009)

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EU urges ‘proper health care’ for ailing Suu Kyi

EUbusiness (press release)

“The EU calls on the authorities of Burma/Myanmar to guarantee for Ms Suu Kyi immediate and proper medical care, as well as access for her personal attorney …

Pro-Regime Web Sites Step Up Smear Campaign Against Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

… the lakeside compound of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon is still the talk of Burma. The state-run newspapers The New Light of Myanmar …

US consul meets American detained in Myanmar

The Associated Press – 

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar authorities allowed a US diplomat to visit an American arrested last week for swimming across a lake to sneak into the home …

North Korea and Burma boost diplomatic ties – ‎‎

Burma’s state-owned newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar, on Wednesday carried a front page story of the Burmese Prime Minister General Thein Sein meeting …

India Elections, Burma Failure, Sri Lanka Conflict Mismanagement – 

Vijay Sappani is a toronto based political and community activist. Articulate in policy issues, Vijay is well versed in national and international issues …

Member of Mon ceasefire group attacked – ‎‎

… has inked a ceasefire agreement with the junta. Members of the group, which has offices in Moulmine, capital of Mon state, are free to travel in Burma.

US embassy official meets with arrested swimmer

Monsters and

Myanmar authorities said Yethaw was a Vietnam war veteran who was working on a book about human rights abuses. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest at her …

India deports some Rohingya boat-people to Bangladesh – 

“Thailand has its own procedures for asylum seekers from Myanmar [Burma] and it’s not clear whether the Rohingya would be included under those procedures,” …

Burma steps up precautionary measures against Swine Flu – 

“So far there is no sign of Swine Flu in Myanmar [Burma]. But we are taking precautions and are conducting medical check-ups at the international airports,” …

FM goes to Myanmar Thursday to ease border tension

Bangladesh News 24 hours

… three aides will have talks with her Myanmar counterpart and other government officials on May 16 and 17 in Naypyidaw, the former Burma’s new capital. …

The trouble with elections

Open Democracy – ‎‎

The people of Burma will, also in 2010, experience their first election since the 1990 elections that briefly elected Aung San Suu Kyi before the military …

Declaration of the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on … – 

The EU calls on the authorities of Burma/Myanmar to guarantee for Ms Suu Kyi immediate and proper medical care, as well as access for her personal attorney. …

Suu Kyi’s Stalker Swimmer

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Did he really swim across Inya Lake—some two kilometers—to meet Aung San Suu Kyi? If so, what was his motive? Had he really been there before? …

Washington Post Urges Regime to Free Suu Kyi’s Doctor

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By THE IRRAWADDY The influential Washington Post newspaper has called on Burma’sAung San Suu Kyi’s personal physician, … military rulers to release

Asia Watches Warily As China’s Navy Grows


Last year, Japanese prime minister Taro Aso floated the idea of an “arch of freedom,” a security consensus threading together democracies like India, …

Australian company pulls out of Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

“It does seem likely that a lavish new airport in the junta’s secretive capital would benefit the generals more than anyone else,” said Bland. …

Detained drug suspects released after paying millions

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

The chase launched on the “Druglord” Naw Kham by the Burma Army following the shootings at a Chinese cargo ship on the Mekong on 18 February had resulted in …

US embassy still denied access to ‘swimmer’

Democratic Voice of Burma

Yettaw was arrested last Wednesday after apparently swimming across Lake Inya in Rangoon, on the shores of which stand Suu Kyi’s compound where she has been …

Seven allies call for release of Suu Kyi and her doctor – 

The pro-democracy Burmese Opposition yesterday urged the Burmese military junta to release their leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her personal physician. …

UN forced labour report condemns Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma

The risks of lodging a complaint of forced labour to the ILO in Burma are significant. In January this year, labour activist Zaw Htay was sentenced to 10 …

KNU claims Burmese Army Brigadier General killed – 

While the Burmese Army made no announcement of the battle, the state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, on Wednesday carried an obituary of Brigadier …

UN: Monsoon Threatens Burmese Cyclone Survivors

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By THE IRRAWADDY Hundreds of thousands of survivors in the area of Burma devastated by Cyclone Nargis one year ago are in extremely vulnerable temporary …

Group helps Myanmar recover from storm

Billings Gazette – ‎‎

By SUSAN OLP Last May, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar – formerly Burma – killing thousands of people and rendering hundreds of thousands homeless. …

New humanitarian crisis threatens Myanmar

World Radio Switzerland – 

The United Nations has warned that one year after Cyclone Nargis ripped through Myanmar causing massive damage and death, many homes devastated by the …

Religious persecution must be at the center of US foreign policy

Cherry Hill Courier Post – 

This year the commission names 13 “countries of particular concern” — Burma, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, …

Common lives and politicking

Express Buzz

A pipeline venture by two oil companies TOTAL and UNOCAL goes awry and Burma falls into a rut. It starts at 6 pm today. ‘The US vs. …

World Briefs…….

Dispatch Online

Sapa-AFP THE health of detained Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has improved, after she suffered from dehydration and low blood pressure last week. …

Engage With Burma?

Washington Post

… seem aligned for a new era of US engagement with the dictators who run Burma, the Southeast Asian nation of 50 million people also known as Myanmar. …

Cyclone survivors roofless

Straits Times – 

GENEVA – HUNDREDS of thousands of people in areas of Myanmar devastated by cyclone Nargis a year ago are in urgent need of a proper roof over their heads …

UN: Severe lack of funding for Myanmar shelters a year after Nargis

Earthtimes (press release) – 

… humanitarian in Myanmar warned Tuesday that providing adequate shelter remained a serious problem in the country following last year’s cyclone Nargis. …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi In Better Health

RTT News – 

(RTTNews) – Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is reported to be in better health after receiving medical attention …

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi resposnding to treatment

Australia Network News – ‎‎

A National League for Democracy says Aung San Suu Kyi has responded well to medical treatment.[AFP] Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is …

Why Uganda’s democracy fails

The Independent – 

Most democracies everywhere outperform autocratic regimes in service delivery – Mobutu’s Zaire compared to Botswana or Burma compared to South Korea. …

US Faces Uphill Battle at UN Human Rights Council


The United States is a welcome addition to the United Nations Human Rights Council, but the country will face an uphill battle in restoring credibility to a …

Is There a Doctor in the House? Not in Burma

Huffington Post

Having led the National League for Democracy to a massive victory in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi could have left Burma and traveled the world, enjoying her …

China is a threat to global good

Global Politician – 

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

One Year After Cyclone Nargis CFI Continues Under the Radar in Burma.

Christian Freedom International – 

One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta, leaving more than 140000 dead and several thousand orphans in its wake, …

US rejoins UN’s human rights forum

Christian Science Monitor – 

Council supporters say the relatively new body, while not perfect, has held 10 special sessions on human rights cases such as Myanmar (Burma), Darfur, …

Teamsters Call for Transparency at Chevron in Shareholder Proposal

PR Newswire (press release) – 

His country and regional expertise includes Latin America, Burma (Myanmar), Nigeria, Sudan/Darfur, and China. Simon Billenness developed his professional …

Canadian Sanctions Legislation – How It Impacts Your Business

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) – 

… Council has used his authority under SEMA to enact regulations in response to the recent humanitarian crisis situations in Burma (Myanmar) and Zimbabwe. …

Labour exploitation costs migrants $21 bln a year-ILO

Reuters – 

It also singled out Myanmar because of the “continued use of forced labour” by the former Burma’s military rulers. The ILO estimates there are 12.3 million …

BHA: First “World Conference on Untouchability” – 

“Untouchability” – the social exclusion of people because of the population they are born into –is a problem in Bangladesh, Burma, India, Japan, Korea, …

Glimpses of America’s Man-Made Disasters – 

Other Muslim hot spots, Malaysia and Myanmar, were only spared because Indonesia and Thailand respectively took the pounding intended for them. …

Monsoon rains threaten Myanmar cyclone survivors-UN


By Jonathan Lynn GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) – One year after Cyclone NargisMyanmar, and with the monsoon rains setting in once more, …

devastated a swathe of

Burma expels two American journalists – 

… whom they do not know or have connections with, who was arrested for swimming across Inya Lake and meeting detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Journalists Say They Don’t Know Why They Were Deported

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This was not the first time that the Burmese junta has pulled the welcome mat out from under the feet of foreign journalists. …

Internet Users Face More Restrictions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Burma currently has three ISPs: state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), which operates Myanmar Info-tech; semi-government-owned Myanmar …

UPI NewsTrack TopNews

United Press International – 

The military has ruled the country, formerly called Burma, since 1962. Nyan Win, a spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, said she met with a doctor Monday …

Inside the First Amendment: Around the globe, religious freedom … – 

Given the complex economic and political realities of American ties with some of the worst offenders, religious freedom and other human rights issues often …

Threatening Suu Kyi’s Health

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… law and human rights you can see a pattern of willful negligence by the regime. Of course, in Burma the local population is used to neglect. …

Honoring Nazanin: an Angel of Iran

Right Side News – 

Nazanin continues to address human rights abuses worldwide, in China, Burma, Darfur and other countries with tyrannical regimes and particular in relation …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 13, 2009 at 4:21 am

Posted in World Focus on Burma

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