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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (20 May 2009)

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Christian council demands release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Christian Today – India – ‎‎

“As the world’s largest democratic country, India should stand in support of democracy in Burma. Additionally India is in a position to use its economic …

Suu Kyi’s trial backfires on junta

U.TV – 

This rough rule of thumb certainly seems to hold true for Than Shwe whose decision to place Burma’s much-persecuted pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Prices Rise in Burma during Suu Kyi Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

According to a gold shop owner in downtown Rangoon, the price of gold in Burma reached 528000 kyat (US $493) per tical (6.4 grams) on Tuesday, …

Malaysian churches call to free Aung San Suu Kyi

Sin Chew Jit Poh – ‎‎

Freedom has been denied her and the people of Myanmar as she has become the victim of political repression. The trial in court is meant to meet out a

Southeast Asia News Highlights

Nanyang100 – 

YANGON – Army-ruled Myanmar opened the prison trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to diplomats and journalists in an apparent effort to calm

International Nordic News

IceNews – ‎‎

By A. Rienstra on May 20, 2009 in International, MBL, Norway, Politics Things are heating up in Burma again over the fate of Aung San Suu Kyi,

Myanmar allows reporters into Suu Kyi’s trial

The Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military regime allowed reporters and diplomats to observe the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first …

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Local, Foreign Journalists Attend Suu Kyi Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

A Burmese journalist in Rangoon confirmed that one journalist from the Myanmar Times was chosen to cover the trial. Associated Press writers …

Security Council Members Hold Informal Discussions on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The Burmese community and its pro-democracy leaders have sought intervention from the Security Council, along with 72 former prime ministers and presidents, …

Show trial in Burma

USA Today – 

The junta in Burma, also known as Myanmar , does not dare kill her. It is staging a show trial to give its repression a veneer of legitimacy. …

Suu Kyi trial speeded up, says lawyer

The Mercury (subscription) – 

YANGON: Myanmar’s military regime appears to be rushing a trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of her lawyers has said on the second day of proceedings seen as a …

Tough Talk to Burma

Embassy

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon last week expressed concern over new charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy and Nobel Laureate Burmese …

John Yettaw: Suu Kyi’s Unwelcome Visitor

TIME – 

(See pictures of Burma after Cyclone Nargis.) • Arrested by Burmese authorities on May 5 while swimming away from Suu Kyi’s home. …

Asian Nations Remain Muted On Myanmar, as West Seethes

Wall Street Journal – 

A longstanding split between Asian and Western leaders over how to handle Myanmar’s military government appears likely to widen as the trial of dissident

Myanmar’s Cowardly Generals

New York Times

For all of its repressive power and privilege, the military junta in Myanmar is frightened of its people — and one especially. Otherwise, why would the …

Six days to Free Aung San Suu Kyi

Sin Chew Jit Poh

Call on UN Secretary General to secure her and all political prisoners’ release: Burma’s… democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi,

Asian leaders condemn Burma trial

Times Now.tv

Thailand, chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, on Tuesday (May 19) urged fellow ASEAN member Myanmar to release pro-democracy …

Myanmar junta wants to ‘speed up’ Suu Kyi trial

AFP – 

US President Barack Obama formally renewed sanctions against Myanmar — which Washington calls by its former name of Burma — on Friday while EU nations on …

Burma to allow media into Suu Kyi trial

Brisbane Times – 

Burma’s military regime will allow some reporters from foreign and local news organisations to cover the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Aung San Suu Kyi in danger

Sin Chew Jit Poh – 

Just a few hours ago, the chairman of ASEAN called on Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi. With the international pressure snowballing, it’s time to focus …

Burmese gov’t deploys troops to Rangoon, anticipates uprising

Australia Network News – 

Pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been held in Burma’s notorious Insein prison since May 14 . [Reuters] Hundreds of supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi …

Myanmar police testify at trial of Aung San Suu Kyi

China Post – 

YANGON — Myanmar police gave evidence Tuesday against detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the second day of a trial for breaching her house …

In the end, the Lady will surely win

New Straits Times – 

THERE are two questions to be asked about the dreary news from dreary Myanmar. One is whether this group of generals will bend under pressure. …

Burma VJ (2008)

New York Times – 

The Southeast Asian nation of Burma (also known as Myanmar) has been under the control of a military dictatorship since a coup toppled the elected prime …

Bravery Fills Secret Burmese Dispatches

New York Times – 

Myanmar’s normally quiescent Buddhist monks emerge as the symbolic and strategic linchpin of anti-government activity, and images of their defiance spread …

Asian leaders condemn Suu Kyi’s trial

ToTheCenter.com – 

Southeast Asian neighbors vehemently opposed the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but China said it would not interfere in the regime’s

Why the Planet Needs a Free Press

SustainableBusiness.com

Take Burma, aka Myanmar. When Cyclone Nargis plowed into the heavily populated Irrawaddy Delta last May, Burma’s military junta responded by banning all

BURMA: Nature Conspires Against Cyclone Victims, Denying Them

Inter Press Service – 

killed nearly 140000 people and displaced 2.4 million, created a major humanitarian challenge for the government of military-ruled Burma, or Myanmar.

The lady’s not for turning

منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان – 

Suu Kyi’s latest visitor came uninvited and, unwittingly, cast her from seclusion back into the center of Burma’s long drawn out political drama.

Leptospirosis kills two Burmese in Malaysian detention camp

Mizzima.com – 

“So far, only two among illegal migrants from Myanmar [Burma] and Bangladesh who were admitted in Bukit Mertajam hospital have died,” said Phee.

UPI newstrack topnews

United Press International

The woman’s supporters maintain the charges are an excuse by the military junta of the country formerly known as Burma to extend her house arrest.

Burma’s media reports on Suu Kyi

Sky News Australia – 

Burma’s tightly controlled state media has reported on the trial of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, giving a rare mention of the imprisoned pro-democracy

Trial of Suu Kyi may dash change in US policy

eTaiwan News

Even as the review continues, President Barack Obama extended for another year on Friday a state of emergency regarding Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 20, 2009 at 5:56 am

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