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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (26 May 2009)

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Over 600000 people sign petition for release of Burma’s political …

Narinjara News – ‎

The campaign is said to have begun on Burma’s Human Rights Day (March 13) and the number of signatures, which could be collected within 10 weeks, …

Military junta lifts Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest order but …

AsiaNews.it – ‎

Myanmar’s opposition leader remains in prison despite the lifting of her house arrest because she is on trial. Today she was allowed to speak to the judges,…

Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi

InTheNews.co.uk –

After military rule broke out in Burma in 1962 with the overthrow of the government by General Ne Win, Daw Suu Kyi was raising her young family and …

Burma’s opposition leader charged over US intruder

Buenos Aires Herald – ‎

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was charged on with breaking the terms of her house arrest and faces up to five years in jail after an American…

Thailand continues constructive dialogue with Myanmar

Thai News Agency MCOT – ‎

The new statement said that last week’s statement also issued by Thailand was with the “best of intentions towards Myanmar and reflects the desire for the …

Southeast Asian Politicians Urge ASEAN to Suspend Burma, Consider …

Voice of America – ‎

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus on Tuesday called for tougher actions against Burma, including suspending its membership in the regional bloc. …

Cyclone Aila Lashes Eastern India, Bangladesh

Voice of America – ‎‎

Cyclone Sidr in November 2007 left more than 3000 people dead in Bangladesh. And Cyclone Nargis, one year ago, is estimated to have killed nearly 150000 …

Asean Tiptoes toward Statement on Suu Kyi Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

And it should start with Burma.” Roshan Jason, the executive director of a regional rights group known as the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar…

Caucus

Elder statesmen call for Suu Kyi’s release

Reuters India – ‎

Former US President Jimmy Carter said: “Aung San Suu Kyi is a hero for those who believe in human rights and democracy.” The Elders, who are meeting in …

UN Receives Petition with 600000 Signatures

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

Since the campaign launched on March 13, commemorating Burma’s Human Rights Day, one person has signed the petition every 10 seconds.

ASEAN should expel Myanmar: Singaporean lawmaker

Sify – ‎

The petition calls on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to ‘make it his personal priority to secure the release of all political prisoners in Burma’. Myanmar …

In northern Thailand, food gives a history lesson

Nanyang100 –

… also at times be called very Burmese. A popular dish is khao gan jin, or rice wrapped in banana leaves cooked in pork blood, and imported from Myanmar, …

European and Asian ministers criticize North Korea, Myanmar …

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎‎

‘(Aung) San Suu Kyi is an indispensable partner in a dialogue leading to a mutual reconciliation in Burma/Myanmar,’ Kohout said. …

MP RETURNS FROM WORLD NOBEL WOMEN’S INITIATIVE CONFERENCE

Modern Ghana – ‎

Challenges confronting women in various countries were also discussed, paramount of which were the Aung San Suu Kyi’s dehumanising ordeals in Burma, …

Amazon Defense Coalition: Chevron CEO O’Reilly Faces Major …

Business Wire (press release) – ‎‎

At the meeting, shareholders will vote on a resolution that requires Chevron to report on its environmental and human rights policies in the company’s host …

TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

PR Newswire (press release) – ‎‎

… from a Jamaican robotics expert to a next-generation Burmese human rights activist, we couldn’t be more thrilled with our inaugural TEDGlobal Fellows,” …

Responsible Jewellery Council addresses ethical concerns

SpringFair.com Marketplace – ‎

RJC members are committed to promoting responsible, ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner …

Myanmar Calm During Suu Kyi Trial

Wall Street Journal – ‎‎

Dissidents and advocacy groups accuse Myanmar’s military regime of an array of human rights violations, including the use of forced labor and imprisonment …

Frequency of rape by Burmese army appalls researchers

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

Despite a ceasefire agreement in 1994 between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), human rights violations remain very serious, …

Myanmar’s last stand may be coming soon

Washington Examiner – ‎‎

Domestically and throughout Southeast Asia, reclusive General Than Shwe’s government is under increasing pressure to respect democratic and human rights. …

At Asia summit, Germany sees progress on Myanmar

Monsters and Critics.com – ‎‎

‘We are talking here about questions of human rights and democracy,’ Gloser said. ‘These issues enjoy priority over the concerns of individual companies.’

Asian and European ministers agree on Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

France’s human rights minister, Rama Yade, said delegations had spoken about Aung San Suu Kyi’s plight in “sometimes not very diplomatic” tones. …

Indonesia: Rohingya boat people to Bangladesh

Sin Chew Jit Poh – ‎

They had initially said they were from Myanmar, but none had identification papers. They now say they are Bangladeshi citizens. …

Obama Emulating Jimmy Carter in Portraying US As Soft, Analyst Says

CNSNews.com – ‎‎

Citing its approach to North Korea, Iran, South Asia, the Middle East, China and Burma, veteran India-based analyst Bahukutumbi Raman said the new …

North Korea Defies Obama

Philadelphia Bulletin – ‎‎

… of the Burmese people and the continued illegal detention of Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime in Myanmar; and its silence on the Tibetan issue. …

The Enemy Within

Korea Times – ‎

His arrest is something we might expect in Myanmar (Burma) or North Korea, but here in South Korea? Give a big thanks to Lee for that! …

Bomb accusations ‘to discredit’ opposition groups

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

May 26, 2009 (DVB)–Government accusations that a bomb found on a train heading towards Burma’s capital is the work of opposition groups was an attempt to …

Perilous plight – Burma’s Rohingya take to the seas

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎‎

In late December 2008, several small boats packed with hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Rohingya Muslims from western Burma, many of them emaciated, …

Classes help refugees acclimate to working world

Frederick News Post (subscription) – ‎

She is one of 26 ethnic Chin refugees from Myanmar, formerly Burma, who participated in the class that started last May. Six of them took the test Thursday. …

Boat people to go Bangladesh

Straits Times – ‎‎

They had initially said they were from Myanmar, but none had identification papers. They now say they are Bangladeshi citizens. …

Myanmar Opposition Leader Suu Kyi to Testify Today, Party Says

Bloomberg – ‎‎

The regime that has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962 has said Suu Kyi’s detention and trial is “in accordance with the normal practice …

Burma: End Abuses Against Rohingya

Reuters AlertNet – ‎‎

(New York) – Burma’s neighbors should press the Burmese military government to end systematic abuses of Rohingya Muslims and protect those who flee to their …

Charles James defends Chevron around the world

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎‎

Chevron also has been criticized for doing business in Burma, whose repressive rulers last week put the country’s foremost pro-democracy…

activist on trial.

Nigeria: Standing Before History

Toward Freedom –

And I think people like my father, Steve Biko, Aung San Suu Kyi, chose to make the world safe for their children. And there are implications for that, …

The Burmese Mirror

Forbes – ‎

Do we have any attention left over to worry about the show-trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy activist and Nobel Peace laureate? …

Put pressure on junta

Bangkok Post – ‎‎

… and at the 17th Asean-EU ministerial meeting in Phnom Penh _ to pressure Burma to stop intimidating democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

RI to deport 114 Rohingya boat people

Antara – ‎

A rising tide of Rohingya refugees has been fleeing Burma to the neighboring countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and India`s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. …

Begging for change

The News International – ‎‎

Aung San Suu Kyi is strongly backed by Washington, which in turn is pursuing hardcore strategic interests of its own in trying to destabilize the government …

ASEM Foreign Ministers Derailed by Burma, North Korean Nuclear Test

Voice of America – ‎‎

The European Union called for the Burmese government to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She is on trial for violating the terms of the house …

Bomb found, defused on train in Myanmar

Tri Parish Times – ‎‎

Authorities blamed the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, which was formed in 1988 after the ruling generals crushed pro-democracy demonstrations and a …

In Ignoring the Rohingyas, Asean Rejects a New Role

Jakarta Globe – ‎‎

Asean has been well aware for years of the disgraceful treatment of the Rohingya in Burma. They are denied citizenship, basic freedom of movement, …

Who are internally displaced Tamils?

Asian Tribune – ‎

Britain was responsible for creating a similar situation in Burma too when they granted independence to that country. Many Tamils of Indian origin were …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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