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World focus on Burma (29 May 2009)

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17th Asean-EU Ministerial Meeting

Manila Times – 

But he deliberately avoided the human-rights abuses in Burma and the trial of democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, which the Europeans wanted to discuss. …

Beckham writes in support of Aung San Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com

by Mizzima News New Delhi – British International soccer player David Beckham has written a message of support for detained Burmese opposition leader Aung …

3rd bomb shakes Moulmein after 2 morning blasts

Independent Mon News Agency – 

After two separate bombs exploded on Wednesday at 9:00 am, and approximately 9:20 am, respectively, the government paper, The New Light Of Myanmar, …

Supporters say Suu Kyi needs urgent medical care

WBOC TV 16 – ‎‎

AP – May 29, 2009 12:03 PM ET YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The party of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) says she urgently …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi “seriously ill”

Radio Netherlands

The party of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed “grave concern” over her health. She is suffering from low blood pressure, …

Fears for Suu Kyi’s health in prison

The Australian

Burma’s Foreign Ministry said last Sunday Ms Suu Kyi was “provided with adequate healthcare and … in good health”. The military junta earlier said a team …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s court date postponed to June 5

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

Kyi Win, a member of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team, said authorities sent them letters today informing them of the extension of …

Concern over Suu Kyi’s deteriorating health

RTT News – 

(RTTNews) – Jailed Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party expressed grave concern over her deteriorating health. In a statement Friday, …

Concern for health of Aung San Suu Kyi

AFP – ‎‎

YANGON (AFP) — The party of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday it was “very concerned” for the health of the Nobel Laureate while she …

Burma campaign hits WGC

St Albans & Harpenden Review – 

By Alex Lewis » HUMAN rights campaigners in Welwyn Garden City will be gathering support for the Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi in the town centre …

Suu Kyi challenges junta laws

WA today

THE sole witness allowed for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has insisted she had broken no law, as a Burmese court heard final testimony before …

Time to free Suu Kyi

Central Chronicle – 

… termed Aung San Suu Kyi as one of the most courageous people who deserves our support. The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962.

Other Voices: Burma’s Daw Suu Kyi needs people to condemn farcical …

MLive.com – 

The junta initially arrested Daw Suu Kyi in 1989 due to her perceived power to upend their control of Burma. Although under house arrest, the support of the …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ill, court delays trial

Reuters

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – The party of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed “grave concern” on Friday for her health while she is …

Int’l organization helps cyclone-affected Myanmar in food security

Xinhua

YANGON, May 29 (Xinhua) — Italy has provided 5.2 million US dollars to Myanmar to assist in food security for cyclone-affected people through the United …

Human rights in jeopardy around the world: AI

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

The world watched in horror as Myanmar’s [Burma’s] government, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), refused to acknowledge the scope of the …

Movement to Suspend Burma from Asean Grows

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), a watchdog group based in Malaysia, this week called for tough action against Burma, …

RICS: Sales Transaction Levels Remain Low in Hong Kong, with …

PR Newswire (press release)

It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh , Bhutan , Burma / Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia , Japan , Kiribati , Laos PDR, …

Myanmar keeps in touch with Christian radio

Spero News – ‎‎

The Catholic radio service, based in the Philippines, also serves Kayin Christians in Burma, most of whom are Evangelicals and other Protestants. …

No Common Purpose

New York Times – 

It is time again to salute Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi and the inspiring warriors who continue to provide a voice for the people of Burma. …

Weekly Business Roundup (May 29, 2009)

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… human rights groups have attempted to force US oil giant Chevron to justify its continued involvement with the “pariah military regime” of Burma. …

Burma should listen to the world: FM

Nation Multimedia

The Burmese military junta should respond in positive to international pleas to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya …

ASEAN, EU lock horns over Myanmar

Asia Times Online – 

“If we let Burma [Myanmar] go, then it will be, politically, strongly influenced by either India or China or maybe both. And then we will have nothing to …

Myanmar must solve Rohingya problems – Bangladesh

Reuters

… flow of Rohingya Muslims into Myanmar’s neighbours would not stop unless the former Burma removed problems that compelled them to leave their homeland. …

Suu Kyi tops ministers’ talks

Phnom Penh Post

… but two high-level delegates said Myanmar rejected some aspects of the declaration that came out of the summit. “Burma has been a very contentious issue …

Jokes About Human Rights

Sky News

Burma? Bealrus? China? Saudi Arabia? Nope. Sudan? Nope? What about Sri Lanka then? Ah,that brings us to the latest joke doing the rounds in Human Rights …

Another Week

Financial Mail (subscription) – ‎‎

SA calls for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. US stocks soared on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining more than 150 points after a …

Suu Kyi lawyers optimistic

Aljazeera.net – 

Lawyers representing Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, have expressed optimism about her case, despite only one defence witness being …

Singapore says ASEAN expulsion will not change Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

May 29, 2009 (AFP)–Expelling Burma from ASEAN isn’t the way to bring about reform in the military-ruled nation even if it tarnishes the group’s credibility, …

1700 steps to democracy

HardNews Magazine – 

In the late 1980s, he was part of the pro-democracy agitation that swept Rangoon and other cities of Burma. Not only was he arrested and beaten up, …

Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: Dipu Moni

Bangladesh News 24 hours – 

… they are unwilling to return to Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas fled into Bangladesh as the military junta in the former Burma cracked down …

Italy backs $5 million food aid package to Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma

May 29, 2009 (DVB)–The families of fishermen affected by Burma’s cyclone Nargis last year will be the recipients of a multi-million dollar food aid …

Burmese Junta Arrests Trial Protestor

NTDTV

Retired air force officer Zaw Nyunt held up a poster reading, “Saving Suu is Saving Burma”, in English and Burmese. He was quickly dispatched by pro-junta …

Myanmar should end media curbs on Suu Kyi trial

AsiaOne – 

Myanmar citizens must tune to international radio stations broadcasting in Burmese or the two satellite TV stations with Burmese language programming for …

Thai senators call for Suu Kyi’s release

Mizzima.com

On Tuesday, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) called on ASEAN to suspend Burma’s membership if its military regime continued to detain …

Watchdog slams Burma’s trial reporting

Democratic Voice of Burma

Last week a news journal editor in Rangoon said that two private-owned media organisations in Burma, Bi-Weekly journal and Myanmar Times, who were among the …

Malaysia detention centres ‘violating rights’: 1300 died in 6 years

Malaysia Today – 

Last year Suhakam, Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission, identified medical care as an overriding reason why 1300 detainees have died over the past six years. …

Protesters from across the globe greet Chevron shareholders and …

NEXT – 

… Burma, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Canada, the Philippines and Richmond, California. Inside the meeting Tunde Okorodudu, a pro-democracy activist and …

Burma protest set for Welwyn Garden City

Times 24 – 

They are supporting Nobel Peace Prize-winning Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is to be tried after allegedly breaching the terms of the …

South – East Asia

Bangladesh News 24 hours

Army-ruled Myanmar lashed out at foreign critics of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial on Thursday, accusing them of meddling in its affairs and denying the …

Lone Suu Kyi defence

The Mercury (subscription) – ‎‎

YANGON: The sole witness allowed for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted yesterday that she had broken no law, as a Burma/Myanmar court heard …

FAO to begin $ 5.2 mn prog cyclone Nargis families

Hindu

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in May last year killing nearly 150000 people, and leaving many more homeless and without livelihoods. …

Suu Kyi legal team ‘optimistic’

The Press Association – 

Lawyers for Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have expressed optimism about her case. Closing arguments in a case that could send the Nobel Peace …

Govt. alleges foreign interference

United Press International – 

“We don’t accept pressure and interference from abroad,” Maung Myint, deputy foreign minister of Myanmar, formerly called Burma, told a meeting of EU and …

Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s lawyers optimistic about case

The Associated Press

Kyi Win, the defense witness who is a legal expert and a member of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, highlighted what appears to be the …

‘Burma VJ’ vividly details monk uprising

Fox 31 KDVR.com

Danish filmmaker Anders Ostergaard was in Myanmar to do a half-hour portrait on a young member of the Democratic Voice of Burma, an underground group of …

Thailand Opposition Leader

Suomen Kuvalehti – ‎‎

In this photo released by the Democratic Voice of Burma taken Thursday, May 28, 2009, Myanmar officials in civilian clothes arrest a man, center, …

Junta rejects UN Security Council’s demand

Mizzima.com – 

Following the trial against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the UNSC issued a statement on May 22 expressing its concern over developments in Burma. …

MediaWATCH: Thai Sex Tourism in Bad Shape

Phuketwan – 

”No one knows what’s going on in eastern Burma,” Cook-Deegan said. The military government has burned over 3300 villages and is building more roads …

News updates on 9th day of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

“U Kyi Win testified for about two hours. It took quite a long time because there were a lot of cross questioning. According to U Nyan Win, who was briefing …

Suu Kyi marks 6 years of detention

Sify

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked six years of continuous detention by Myanmar’s military regime Wednesday, as she defends …

POST BAG Act hard and fast on junta

Bangkok Post

The only dignity Burma retains is that of Aung San Suu Kyi and the long suffering Burmese…

people. They deserve the praise, respect and support of the world

By editor • on May 28, 2009 A defense witness in Burma’s widely criticized trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in court Thursday to …

EDITORIAL When a little help is no help

Bangkok Post

Of the estimated two million migrant workers in Thailand who come mainly from Burma, Laos and Cambodia, only 500000 are registered at present, …

Film Series and Movie Listings

New York Times – 

… and Burmese) A collage of video and narrative collected by brave, anonymous journalists who documented the 2007 popular uprising against Myanmar’s …

‘Good love changes everything’

MPNnow.com – ‎‎

She’s still passionate about feminism and human rights, and has recently been raising awareness about the struggles of the Burmese democracy movement. …

VIEW: Studying irrationality rationally —Farish A Noor

Daily Times – 

No my friends, it is not that we are on the slow boat to democracy: the journey hasn’t even begun yet Though not trained formally as a psychiatrist, …

PM’s wife logs Suu Kyi support

Scotsman – 

By David Maddox SARAH Brown, the wife of the Prime Minister, has used her influence to promote an internet campaign to free Burma’s pro-democracy leader …

Last witness speaks at Suu Kyi trial

KMPH Fox 26 – 

AP – May 28, 2009 5:53 PM ET YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Testimony has concluded in the trial of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader after her only defense witness …

Burma VJ: Totalitarianism Revealed

WeHo News

Director Anders Østergaard presents an engrossing inside look into a closed world, culminating in the 2007 uprising in Myanmar (Burma). Burma VJ follows the …

Burma warns EU critics that Suu Kyi trial is an internal issue

Deutsche Welle

… Burma’s Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint told his counterparts from Southeast Asia and Europe that the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Thatched roofs and 5-star hotels

Boston Globe

… warm Myanmar beer enjoyed in the Shan hills by candlelight a few nights earlier. Given the total US trade embargo with Burma, I also had to wonder who, …

Today’s agenda: North Korea’s capacity, Palestinian summit, rights …

Christian Science Monitor – ‎‎

Carol Huang on the World desk is updating the news out of Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s trial in Burma/Myanmar. • Ilene Prusher in Jerusalem looks at the woes of the …

JRS Dispatches No. 260

ReliefWeb (press release)

On 25 May, the UN Human Rights Council announced it is planning to address the condition of more than a quarter of a million conflict-displaced persons in …

Slowdown Strains Myanmar Economy

Wall Street Journal – 

… prosecution was a political or human-rights issue. Maung Myint, Myanmar’s deputy foreign minister, accused critics of meddling in the country’s affairs. …

Burmese Activist’s Trial May End Monday

Washington Post – ‎‎

It is not a human rights issue. So we don’t accept pressure and interference from abroad,” Maung Mynt, Burma’s deputy foreign minister, said at a meeting of …

TAMMY BRUCE: The War Against Women

FOXNews

The Oslo Freedom Forum, which took place here this week [May 20] focuses on the international picture of human rights, honoring heroic reformative voices, …

HLS Human Rights Program issues new report on abuses in Burma

Harvard Law School News – 

… “Crimes in Burma,” comes in the wake of renewed international attention due to the continued persecution of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi …

Chevron determined to retain investments in Burma

Mizzima.com – 

… place – potentially impacting the commitment and level of CE/CR activities along with programmes and opportunities for the people of Myanmar [Burma]. …

N. Korea’s nuke activities spark WMD fears

United Press International – 

Officials said North Korean arms have were sold to US allies, such as Egypt and Pakistan, and to the military junta in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. …

MNDF-LA releases statement in advance of 2010 election

Independent Mon News Agency

The statement cites the successful election of Aung San Su Kyi in 1990, who was ultimately denied power by the Burmese government, as a central reason to …

Regional spotlight falls on Jeju summit

중앙데일리 – 

Membership of the Southeast Asian regional body expanded to include five more countries – Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. …

Refugee couple at home in city

News Sentinel

At that time, his father, a movie producer in Burma, also known as Myanmar, was imprisoned there by the military junta. His mother and other relatives fled …

Rights report targets Canada over missing women, land claims

CBC.ca – 

The delay by Burma’s government to deliver aid to those affected by Cyclone Nargis in April 2008. Increased repression of human rights defenders, …

How big a threat is North Korea?

Christian Science Monitor

Some also believe that the North is providing a small research reactor to Burma (Myanmar), says Daniel Pinkston, Northeast Asia deputy project director for …

Is Yettaw a Triathlete?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

On Tuesday, police evidence was produced at the trial in Rangoon of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is accused of breaking the terms of her house …

Pressure Builds On Total To Get Out Of Burma

Bad Idea – 

… Yadana gas field in Myanmar in 1992. Activist’s claim that Total’s investment in the Yudana pipeline earns the Burmese regime approximately $500ma year. …

Helping Myanmar after Nargis

ReliefWeb (press release)

Rome, 28 May 2009 – A three-year Italian-funded FAO programme to improve the long-term food security of 32 000 poor fishing and farming families in Myanmar …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

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