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World focus on Burma (18 May 2009)

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George Clooney Makes Statement Against Imprisonment Of Nobel Prize …

Look To The Stars

The only Nobel Peace Prize recipient currently imprisoned, and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Suu Kyi is a noted prisoner of …

“Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country”

Democracy Now

As Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial we look at an award-winning documentary film about media activism in Burma and the …

Police Officer Testifies in Suu Kyi Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By SAW YAN NAING The first witness called by the prosecution on Monday was a police official, said National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Nyan Win, …

Suu Kyi’s trial adjourned

ABC Online

(AFP) A trial against Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been adjourned for the day and will resume tomorrow. The court sat for about four …

Myanmar puts democracy icon Suu Kyi on trial

AFP

The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962. The European Union said Monday it would consider boosting its sanctions against the …

US supports Thailand’s stance on Myanmar

Thai News Agency MCOT

BANGKOK, May 18 (TNA) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports Thailand’s stance on Myanmar, calling for the release of pro-democracy leader Aung …

Myanmar junta tries Suu Kyi and her US visitor

CNN International

The trial is expected to last about three months, said Nyan Win, spokesman for her National League for Democracy party. Suu Kyi’s lawyer asked the court to …

EU considers tighter sanctions against Burma

Mail & Guardian Online

The talk of further sanctions came shortly after the Myanmar authorities prevented the ambassadors of four European countries from entering Insein prison to …

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi on trial

PRESS TV

The trial of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of breaching security law has begun behind closed doors. The 63-year-old Nobel laureate …

FACTBOX-Sanctions on Myanmar

Reuters India

EU governments tightened sanctions after a crackdown on pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks in Sept. 2007. The steps targeted 1207 firms and …

Myanmar’s democracy leader Suu Kyi goes on trial

Kansas City Star – 

Burma is the old name for Myanmar and preferred by the military regime’s opponents. The groups included an organization of Buddhist monks, who were at the …

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Telegraph.co.uk

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader, has gone on trial inside a Rangoon jail accused of breaking the terms of her house arrest. …

British Airways and UNICEF celebrate fifteen years of partnership

emportal – 

In 2008, in response to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar (Burma), £300000 was donated to unicef’s emergency relief efforts, helping to provide life-saving …

World outcry as Suu Kyi trial opens

euronews – 

The trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyii has got under way in a prison in Yangon, amid an international outcry over what critics say are …

Rally for Suu Kyi

News24 – 

“We, democratic Burmese (Myanmar) forces in Japan, wish that the Japanese government, the United Nations and the international community immediately take …

Suu Kyi begins trial, EU threatens sanctions

Reuters India

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday and faces a further five years in detention, …

Facebook Campaign Organizes Support for Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

According to the Landon-based Burma Campaign UK, as of Sunday 40000 people has registered their support on a Facebook site. “Facebook is an excellent way to …

EU weighs stepping up Myanmar sanctions

eTaiwan News

Past efforts to cajole the Asian group to denounce Myanmar have failed. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been ruled by its military since 1962. …

Trial of Suu Kyi starts amid tight security

Indopia

… six years allowed by the law they used to justify the detention of her,”said the US Campaign for Burma, a pro-democracy group fighting for her release. …

John Yettaw, the man who dropped Suu Kyi in it

First Post – ‎‎

By Jack Bremer As riot police ringed Rangoon’s Insein prison today for the trial of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, more details emerged from …

Activists protest against Suu Kyi’s trial in front of Burmese embassy

Mizzima.com – 

For one thing the state of her health is of concern itself and secondly we have encouraged, you know, asked ASEAN, Myanmar (Burma), to continue on the …

EU considers toughening Myanmar sanctions

Reuters

However some ministers and EU officials said only Asian nations could exert a stronger influence on Myanmar. “Our problem with sanctions on Burma (Myanmar) …

Aung San Suu Kyi trial update: 14.50pm

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Yettaw began the first day of his hearing at around 2pm Burmese time today. 14.55: Suu Kyi’s court hearing finished for today. …

Pro-Democracy Leader Goes on Trial in Myanmar

New York Times

“In terms of security measures they’ve deployed, it’s very difficult for people to come together for a big march,” said Khin Ohmar of the Burma…

Partnership,

US ‘fool’ at centre of Suu Kyi furor

Canada.com

The middle-aged American blamed for landing Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in jail is said to be a Mormon father of seven and Vietnam War …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins trial, EU threatens sanctions

Reuters – 

… next year,” said Zoya Phan of the Burma Campaign UK, which planned demonstrations at Myanmar embassies in 20 cities around the world on Monday. …

Pro-Democracy Leader Goes on Trial in Myanmar

New York Times – 

“In terms of security measures they’ve deployed, it’s very difficult for people to come together for a big march,” said Khin Ohmar of the Burma Partnership,

People emigrating to Australia illegally caught mid-journey

Visa Bureau

Nearly 400 Rohingyas from Burma were also caught in Aceh waters on motor-less boats trying to escape the unrest in Myanmar. The Australian Visa Bureau is an …

Thailand urges Burma to achieve political process acceptable to all

Nation Multimedia

For one thing the state of her health is of concern itself and secondly we have encouraged, you know, asked Asean, Myanmar (Burma), to continue on her …

Myanmar Opposition Leader Suu Kyi Placed on Trial (Correct)

Bloomberg – 

Suu Kyi, who has spent 13 of the past 20 years in detention for leading the pro-democracy movement in the country formerly known as Burma, faces a maximum …

Burmese regime hangs heavy over EU-China summit

EUobserver.com – 

“As long as China holds its protective hand over Myanmar (Burma) nothing will be done,” a European commission official for external relations told …

Democracy and historical lessons from Burma’s colonial past

Mizzima.com – 

Likewise, according to the military’s 2008 Constitution of the Union of Myanmar, the Burmese military will have exclusive power to select and appoint …

A call on the region not to fail Myanmar’s Rohingya

Jakarta Post

The life of the estimated 800000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is one of complete insecurity. Stripped of their Burmese citizenship in 1982, when the junta …

No mincing from Masha

iAfrica.com – 

“Even the issue of Burma (Myanmar), we were saying let’s take human rights to where they belong and not the Security Council.”

Pro-Aung San Suu Kyi protest held outside Myanmar embassy to Thailand

Monsters and Critics.com – 

About 50 members of the group Peace for Burma, which is Myanmar’s former name, waved banners outside the embassy in Bangkok and shouted, ‘Free Aung San Suu s…

10000 police deployed at Myanmar National League opening

Mizzima.com – 

by Myo Thein Rangoon (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta authorities deployed at least 10000 police personnel along with armed soldiers and pro-junta …

[Editorial] Immediate releasal of Aung San Suu Kyi

한겨레

There is no end to the savagery of the military government that rules Myanmar, formerly Burma, with an iron fist. Following an incident on May 3 where a US …

MediaWATCH: Flu Surge Sweeps Japan

Phuketwan – 

But the latest issue is symptomatic of a wider Asian reluctance to act on Burma, with the major exception of Japan, which has strongly condemned the charges …

Politics and crispy pancakes in Myanmar

TravelBite.co.uk – 

After my three weeks travelling in Burma, or Myanmar as the out of control military government insists we call it, I can return to my comfortable and free …

UN: Growth Of Slums Boosting Natural Disaster Risk

WJZ – 

A Burmese boy lives in squalor in small huts without proper sanitation in the slum area of Hlaing Thaya on May 7, 2009, in Yangon, Myanmar, Burma. …

Canadian company caught in middle of fight over Greenland rubies

The Canadian Press – 

When it does, it could break the deadlock on the global ruby market now held by the military junta in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

EC notes lack of Asean commitments for FTA, is open to bilateral deals

Business Mirror – 

Asean groups the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. The EU is composed of 27 member …

Scorched Earth

Business Mirror – Last year’s Cyclone Nargis killed over 100000 Burmese and affected more than 2.5 million people. According to the new Greenpeace report “Blue Alert, …

Broadcast 22 May: Dispatches: Orphans of the Storm

Broadcastnow – Director/Producer Evan Williams’ Dispatches doc follows the lives of children orphaned by the deadliest storm to hit Burma. Cyclone Nargis…

:. Kashmir born Flying doctor’s disaster zone relief

Kashmir Watch – Since being formed in 1994, it has helped victims of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir and Cyclone Nargis, in Burma, in 2008. …

The Burmese Junta Still Fears Suu Kyi

Wall Street Journal – Last year when Burma was devastated by Cyclone Nargis, the international community had to beg the junta to allow it to save the government’s own people. …

Jonathan Aitken: Jailed for telling the truth

Independent – The regime’s callousness was on full display a year ago when, after cyclone Nargis – the worst natural disaster in years, it initially refused international …

UN: Growth Of Slums Boosting Natural Disaster Risk

WJZ – A Burmese boy lives in squalor in small huts without proper sanitation in the slum area of Hlaing Thaya on May 7, 2009, in Yangon, Myanmar, Burma. …

Burma’s jailing of Suu Kyi is a test for both Asean and Surin

Nation Multimedia – Within hours after the Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta last May, Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan initiated the leading role of Asean in relief

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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