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World focus on Burma (22 May 2009)

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Democracy fighter Aung San Suu Kyi faces new struggle for freedom

CBC.ca – If convicted, she faces up to five more years in prison. The charges were based on allegations by the Burmese government that American John William Yettaw, …

Harvard report calls on UNSC to investigate Burma

Mizzima.com – The international community, including the UN and world leaders, has reacted with strong words of condemnation for the Burmese military junta for putting …

Ban Ki-moon must ensure Suu Kyi’s freedom: Analysts

Mizzima.com – He said that Ban should also try to build mutual trust between Aung San Suu Kyi and Than Shwe, the Burmese junta supremo. “He should also try to build trust …

Burma’s Suu Kyi Denies Jail Trial Charges

Sky News – Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has pleaded not guilty to breaking the terms of her house arrest after an uninvited American man swam …

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CHINA-EU: Summit Redefines Diplomatic Boundaries

Inter Press Service – There was little indication whether China would exercise its influence with the military junta in Burma to release Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the …

The new power dispensation – the China-US “P2” at the UN Security …

Huffington Post – … power is (sometimes) made visible, a statement is this week under preparation to react to the trial of Aung Sung Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy leader. …

International News Brief, 22 May 2009

The Independent -A senior Myanmar government official has said a plot by “anti-government forces” was behind the visit of an American man to the house of Aung San Suu Kyi, …

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 …

He fears for his leader, Suu Kyi, but is sustained by hope

Brisbane Times – He was among scores of activists and politicians detained in the wake of Burma’s 1990 elections, won by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for …

Insein way to quell the opposition

Brisbane Times -GENERALLY speaking, the more depraved a military dictator is, the stupider his actions. This rule of thumb seems to hold true for Than Shwe, whose decision …

US warning fails to keep Suu Kyi trial open

The Age – BURMA’S military junta has put the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi back behind closed doors, after allowing diplomats and journalists to attend …

Suu Kyi rejects Myanmar charges

Aljazeera.net – Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, on trial for allegedly breaching the terms of her house arrest, has proclaimed her innocence in front of a …

Myanmar-evicted Rohingya Muslims enter Bangladesh

http://www.worldbulletin.net – They alleged persecution by the military in what was then Burma, but the UNHCR managed to send most of them back within a short time. …

UWSA turns down junta’s ‘Border Guard” proposal

Mizzima.com – by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) – The United Wa State Army, one of Burma’s strongest ethnic armed rebel groups, which had a ceasefire agreement with the …

Public demos part and parcel of democracy

Malaysia Kini -… Unless our country wants to step backwards to be like Zimbabwe or Burma where civil liberties are heavily curbed and despots rule without hindrance, …

France wavers over full EU sanctions on Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – ERI have called the Yadana pipeline project a “human rights disaster” and “one of the world’s most controversial natural gas development projects”. …

Ulster Condemns Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

University of Ulster Online – … Council establish a special tribunal for prosecuting human rights abuses in Burma, similar to those set up for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. …

Deputy Home Minister visits biggest mosque in Maungdaw

Narinjara News – Maungdaw is a Muslim dominated area in Burma where many restrictions have been imposed by the junta but now the authorities are likely to scale down some …

Nobel Laureates Call for Arms Embargo on Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – On May 5, the All Burma Monks’ Alliance and the 88 Generation Students group, two prominent Burmese dissident groups fighting for democracy and human rights …

Weekly Business Roundup (May 22, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -… says the London-based human rights campaign Tourism Concern. “Research has found that the majority of UK tour operators going to Burma are using hotels …

Free Aung San Suu Kyi

Los Angeles Times – Myanmar’s military junta is once again trying to silence the opposition activist by extending her house arrest. The military junta that runs Myanmar has …

Suu Kyi to Receive Gandhi Award

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -By ARKAR MOE In the latest in a long list of international honors, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been named the recipient of this year’s…

French Minister To Plead For Aung San Suu Kyi In Asia

EasyBourse.com – The leader of the National League for Democracy, 63-year-old Suu Kyi has been imprisoned for 13 of the past 19 years by Myanmar’s military junta. …

Myanmar junta launches offensive over Suu Kyi trial

Khaleej Times – American John Yettaw was arrested after staying for two days earlier this month at the house, for which he now faces trial alongside the pro-democracy …

West needs to stand up to dictators

ChronicleLive – In Burma, a military dictatorship has toppled a democratically elected government and holds that country’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house …

Suu Kyi’s Letter of Thanks to Than Shwe

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Thank you again for everything you have done for our country. After the Burmese people have democracy, please allow us to reciprocate.

Burma says Suu Kyi visit ‘staged’

BBC News – He was quoted in the New Light of Myanmar as saying the stunt had been “trumped up to intensify international pressure” on Burma. …

UN Fails to Investigate War Crimes in Burma: Harvard Report

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – The report, titled Crimes in Burma, by five of the world’s leading jurists said the UN has not done enough to take action against the Burmese regime for its …

Regime Accused of Trying to Humiliate Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – “The regime tries to damage her dignity internationally,” said Bo Kyi, joint-secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma, …

EU-China Summit Fails to Agree on Burma Issue

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -According to a joint press statement of the 11th China-EU Summit, Burma was among the many issues ranging from the world financial crisis, climate change

SA calls for released of Aung San Suu Kyi

BuaNews Online (press release) –  Pretoria – The South African Government has called on the authorities in Myanmar to release the Leader of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace …

Burma protest tree-planting ceremony in Broomfield park

Enfield & Haringey Independent – By Hannah Crown » A JASMINE tree will be planted in honour of a beloved Burmese peace leader who has been under house arrest since 2002. …

Thai PM hopes UN chief’s visit to Myanmar will ease situation

Thai News Agency MCOT – BANGKOK, May 22 (TNA) – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday said he hoped the planned visit to Myanmar of the United Nations chief will ease the …

Day in pictures

BBC News – A man sells newspapers in Rangoon, Burma, where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest. …

EU ministers to press Myanmar on Suu Kyi trial

Reuters – Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is expected to attend the meeting. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Suu Kyi faced a “show trial,” adding: …

Bangkok Post : PM has hopes for UN’s visit to Burma

“I’m deeply concerned about what has been happening in Myanmar [Burma] in terms of democratisation and I’m going to urge again the release of political …

Burma: Increased Calls for UN Action Over Suu Kyi Trial

UNPO –  As Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Insein prison continues, there is mounting international pressure on the military regime to …

Myanmar: Suu Kyi visitor was anti-government plot


The Associated Press –  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s junta alleged Friday that anti-government forces engineered an American’s illegal visit to the house of pro-democracy …

Govt concerned about Suu Kyi

News24 – Pretoria – The government expressed “grave concern” on Friday over the Myanmar authorities’ trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, and called for her immediate release. …

American’s visit to Suu Kyi was a plot to embarrass Burma, says junta minister

U.TV – … the incident was timely and “trumped-up to intensify international pressure on Myanmar [Burma] by internal and external anti-government elements”. …

DJ Donates $10000 for Suu Kyi

Korea Times –  The fund was raised during a 2007 Seoul event held under the theme “Free Burma (Myanmar), Free Suu Kyi,” aimed at raising domestic awareness of the …

Ban Ki-moon Plans to Visit Burma Again

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –  Ban first visited Burma in May 2008 in the aftermath of cyclone Nargis and toured the devastated Irrawaddy delta. However, his talks with top Burmese …

Has the Burmese Junta Softened After Nargis?

The Epoch Times – By Nava Thakuria May 21, 2009 It has been one year since the devastating tropical cyclone that struck Burma (officially known as Myanmar). …

Gas prices rises before holiday

Utica Observer Dispatch – Suzanna Naw of Utica, formerly of Burma, now known as Myanmar, said even though it’s something they use every day, “it’s difficult for us to afford it” …

Real Life Meets Cinema: Issues Raised by Burma VJ Emphasized by …

Movie City News –  When Cyclone Nargis devastated the country last year, it’sa safe bet that most people hearing the news had no idea where Myanmar was. “We still use ‘Burma …

Critics Consensus: Terminator, Night Are So-So Sequels

Rotten Tomatoes – Burma VJ, which compiles footage from video journalists’ chronicles of living conditions in dictatorial Myanmar, is at 92 percent. …

Rubber plantations may be ‘devastating’

Ninemsn –  More than 500000 hectares may have already been converted to rubber plantations in the uplands of China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma. …

Meitei temple to be built in Myanmar

KanglaOnline – … a temple is going to be built at Amrapura in Burma, a statement given by RK Shiva Chandra, president, Indo-Myanmar Alliance to the media. …

Plan set for Meitei worship place at Mandalay

E-Pao.net –  Imphal, May 21 2009: Ground works for construction of a worship place of the Meitei community settled in Mandalay of Myanmar has begun with the formation of …

Harvard study blames UN Security Council for inaction in Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com – … potential crimes against humanity or war crimes in Burma,’ the study said. The UN council has taken up issues in Myanmar in the past two years. …

Bangkok Post : US intruder said Burma’s Suu Kyi ‘scared’

Bangkok Post –  A Myanmar buddhist monk reads a statment during a demonstration in front of Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on May 20. The country’s military junta has put the

Bangkok Post : Yettaw is not the only ‘fool’

Bangkok Post –  The reports of forced labour, conscription, extortion, torture and other human rights abuses are endless. On this record, Gen Than Shwe is the one who …

Newsmakers of the week

Macleans.ca – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, 63, leader of the Burmese pro-democracy party NLD, is on trial for breaching the conditions of her house arrest …

Electoral Journey

Times of India Dr Ba Maw, producer, Burmese Service, said, “You see, since Burma is not a democratic country, it was interesting to see how democracy works in India. …

Short Takes: ‘The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story’ and ‘Burma VJ …

New York Daily News – And yet they can’t sit silent, instead sneaking into the streets with hidden videocams, documenting dangerous uprisings against the nation’s military junta, …

Bruni: Insults in French press for supporting Aung San Suu Kyi

DigitalJournal.com –  ‘It’s pitiful to see her playing at Human Rights.’ ‘She should try working on a production line. That would keep her busy.’ I really don’t think there’s …

Facebook makeover for Nicolas Sarkozy, the man

Telegraph.co.uk – … first lady devoted to humanitarian issues likes Aids research and women, or this week calling on Burmese junta asking them to release Aung San Suu Kyi. …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

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