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World focus on Burma (21 May 2009)

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UN’s Ban To Go To Myanmar “As Soon As Possible”

Post Chronicle – Ban visited Myanmar in May 2008 after the country was devastated by a cyclone, winning agreement from senior general Than Shwe to admit foreign aid workers. …

There won’t be blood

Economist – It is brave to attend a protest rally in Burma. It is brave to be an independent journalist in Russia. It is brave to be a human-rights monitor in Syria.

Journalists barred again from Suu Kyi trial

Financial Times – By Tim Johnston in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Burmese authorities have again barred diplomats and journalists from the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi,

Time for international action: Suu Kyi’s lawyer

Mizzima.com – by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s international lawyer has said the United Nations Security Council should …

The Thinker: Asean’s Glass Houses

Jakarta Globe – … defend its criticism of Burma by pointing to the preamble, which notes that member states signed the document “adhering to the principles of democracy, …

” History of CIA Torture: Unraveling the Web of Deceit, Part III “

Brad Blog – (Kevin Phillips, Wealth & Democracy (2002)). It is here that Naomi Klein’s astute thesis is of immense value. Where others focus on torture’s illegality and …

Activist Faces More Woes With Myanmar Government

KUAR – Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has lived under house arrest as a political prisoner in Myanmar for the better part of …

Intruder had “vision” Suu Kyi in danger – lawyer

Reuters India – By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – The American man at the centre of the trial against Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi swam to her house after …

International observers barred from Suu Kyi trial

Radio New Zealand – Authorities in Myanmar have barred international observers from the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after allowing them to attend. …

Myanmar: A twist in Aung San Suu Kyi’s fate

MinnPost.com – But again, the junta that rules Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, appears unmoved by the world’s scorn. “This is a nightmare,” said Nyo Ohn Myint of the …

Burma junta bars media and diplomats from Aung San Suu Kyi trial again

guardian.co.uk – The state’s mouthpiece, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper, said she was seen by two doctors and a heart specialist. It also said that she admitted allowing

Asean must be more forceful with Burma

เดอะ เนชั่น – Although Thailand and some members of Asean have expressed “concern” to Burma about the continued detention and ill-treatment of this heroic lady, …

Myanmar again closes Suu Kyi trial

United Press International – Burmese (Myanmar) oppositon leader Aung San Sui Shi speaks from behind a gate. (Photo taken probably late 1968 or early 1969) (UPI Photo) | Enlarge BANGKOK, …

US intruder said Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘scared’

AFP – “With Burma, there has been no such action from the UN Security Council despite being similarly aware of the widespread and systematic nature of the …

Suu Kyi on trial, but the world is judging Burma

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

UK Government: Myanmar Must “Stop Charade” Over Aung San Suu Kyi

NASDAQ – LONDON (AFP)–UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband called on Myanmar to stop the “charade” of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, as the junta again …

Burma’s Junta Bars Diplomats and Reporters From Suu Kyi Trial

Washington Post – The group — of which Burma, also called Myanmar, is a member — pioneered the idea of constructive engagement with the junta. Sanctions imposed on Burma by …

Ban Ki Moon demands release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Times Online – A report published by Harvard Law School recommended that the UN Security Council establish a special tribunal for prosecuting human rights abuses in Burma, …

Burma Again Bars Access to Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial

Voice of America – By VOA News Burma’s military junta has again barred foreign diplomats and the media from attending the trial of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Threats Reported against the nld’s Win Tin

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – By ARKAR MOE Fears are being expressed within Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) over the safety of its veteran executive committee …

If The Lady is Jailed

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – However, Debbie Stothard, coordinator of the regional human rights group Alternative Asean Network on Burma, told The Associated Press that Wednesday’s move …

UWSA Leaders Reject Border Guard Offer

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – … ongoing trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Sources at the Sino-Burmese border speculated that Burmese army leaders were pressuring the UWSA …

Harvard Report Calls for UN Investigation Into Burma Rights Abuses

Voice of America – “The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma has found that, based on reliable and independent sources, more than 3000 villages since …

British Ambassador Says Suu Kyi Clearly Still a “Major Figure”

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎Britain’s Ambassador to Burma, Mark Canning, said on Thursday it’s clear from the reaction of officials at the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

European, Chinese leaders fail to find common ground during summit

Deutsche Welle – The EU also failed to get China to agree to put pressure on Burma’s junta to begin talks with pro-democracy forces and free opposition leader Aung San Suu …

Harvard report claims Burma comparable to Darfur

Democratic Voice of Burma – May 21, 2009 (DVB)–Human rightsBurma are comparable to those of Darfur and Yugoslavia and should be addressed more thoroughly through a UN … atrocities in

Myanmar’s opposition vs Goliath

Asia Times Online – … the international community, according to Debbie Stothard, a human-rights and democracy activist on Myanmar since 1988 and co-founder of Altsean-Burma. …

Shan Herald launches Thai language website

Shan Herald Agency for News – The Shan Herald has been publishing reports and periodicals in Shan, Burmese, English, and Thai, featuring politics, literature, human rights reporting and …

Film night challenge for MEP candidates

Inspire Magazine -… story of a ground-breaking lawsuit where 15 Burmese villagers take on two corporate giants for human rights abuses in a courageous struggle for justice. …

Myanmar slammed over Suu Kyi trial

TVNZ – Critics fear the charter’s proposed human rights body will be too weak to sway a regime that has survived sanctions and ignored countless ASEAN and UN …

Euro candidate hopefuls taken to the movies for a friendly grilling

Ekklesia – … a ground-breaking lawsuit in which fifteen Burmese villagers take on two corporate giants for human rights abuses in a courageous struggle for justice. …

Burma: the children of Cyclone Nargis

Telegraph.co.uk – A year after Cyclone Nargis devastated Burma, many orphans are still fending for themselves. Their story is only now being told after documentary filmmakers …

Bangladesh on border high alert for Rohingya exodus

Narinjara News – “One thousand odd Rohingya Muslims from Burma entered Bangladeshi territory through many border points recently. So the authorities have put troops on high

UNESCO chief condemns arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi

Hindu – Last week, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay emphasised that “her continued detention, and now this latest trial, breach international …

China warns EU not to meddle in internal affairs

EUobserver.com – The EU has long pushed for greater freedom of expression in the autonomous region of Tibet and has shown concern over human rights abuses carried out there …

Top Jurists Want Probe Into Alleged War Crimes In Myanmar

Bernama – … UN bodies on human rights abuses in Myanmar. The Harvard report, “Crimes in Burma”, comes in the wake of renewed international attention on the country, …

Diplomats barred from Burma trial

BBC News – “It’s a tactic which they’ve employed in other circumstances; in the wake of the cyclone last year for example we saw the regime taken aback at the strength …

Jurists say Myanmar atrocities justify UN inquiry

Reuters South Africa – Systematic human rights abuses in Myanmar, also known as Burma, “strongly suggest Burma’s military regime may be committing crimes against humanity and war …

Junta to allow foreign diplomats to meet Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com – Some diplomats from foreign embassies will be allowed to meet Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently detained in the notorious …

Council of the European Union: EU HR Javier SOLANA to visit Prague …

Girodivite – … economic and financial crisis, climate change and energy security, as well as international issues, including Iran, Burma/Myanmar

Asking President Obama To Stand For Burma

ConnieTalk – Senior General Than Shwe is the head of state of MyanmarBurma), Commander-in-Chief of the Tatmadaw, and chairman of the State Peace and Development … (

Clinton blasts Myanmar trial of opposition leader

guardian.co.uk – AP foreign, Wednesday May 20 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it’s “outrageous” that Myanmar’s military-led …

Viewpoint : Pitch dark / Juan Mercado

Inquirer.net – The junta blocked foreign aid after the deadliest cyclone, in 38 years, hit Burma. Over 134000 died. And up to 2.4 million were beggared. …

China Key to Europe’s Recovery

BusinessWeek – “We would like to say how sad we are over the ongoing casualties in Sri Lanka and the recent arrest of [human rights activist] Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma,” …

Suu Kyi on trial amid increased calls for UN action

Mizzima.com – by Larry Jagan Bangkok (Mizzima) – As Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Insein prison continues, there is mounting international

Burmese Monks Protest Democracy Leader’s Arrest

NTDTV – Dozens of exiled Burmese monks and activists held a demonstration outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok on Wednesday, calling for the immediate release of …

Understanding Cultures

Dodge City Daily Globe – The video was paired with a documentary on the culture in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The videos were the centerpiece of a presentation hosted by the …

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. …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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