Save Burma

ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (2 June 2009)

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Burma ranks 126th in Global Peace Index

Mizzima.com

Additionally, following deadly Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, the worst recorded natural disaster in Burmese history, human rights violations reportedly …

KMT caucus blocks Tiananmen resolution

Taipei Times – 

The KMT also blocked a DPP proposal urging the Myanmar junta to release democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. The proposal would also require that the government …

Abuses and investigations in Burma

UN Dispatch – ‎‎

I’m sympathetic to the argument that human rights lawyers Geoffrey Nice and Pedro Nikken make in this Washington Post op-ed: that interest in Burma should …

Travel Writing as a Political Act

World Hum – 

No place I’ve been is more tangled in politics and travel than Myanmar (Burma). In 2004, when Lonely Planet asked me to be the lead author of its …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Lawyers Challenge Witness Ban

Voice of America – 

By VOA News Lawyers for Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi say they have asked a court to overturn an earlier decision to ban three defense …

Free Suu Kyi campaign with her portrait distribution

Mizzima.com – 

But in Burma civil war is still raging and the country is still backward and underdeveloped and wallowing in abject poverty. The regime should join hands …

Call for the release of NLD Vice-Chairman Tin Oo

Mizzima.com – 

Bo Kyi, co-founder and Joint-Secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), based in Thailand, on Tuesday said that the continued …

Burmese Legal Experts Criticize Suu Kyi Trial

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By ARKAR MOE The absolute control of Burma ‘s military regime on the country’s judicial system makes the ongoing trial of Aung San Suu Kyi unfree and unfair …

The Irrawaddy Delta, known as the rice bowl of Burma, was devastated last May by Cyclone Nargis, which claimed more than 130000 lives. …

DG of Meteorology and Hydrology Department resigns

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

Till Cyclone Nargis, he was known as a credible and reliable person relating to weather forecast. He was also known in media circles as a media-friendly …

Civil Servants Briefed on Suu Kyi ‘Scandal’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

In May, at governmental monthly meetings in Burma’s remote capital, Naypyidaw, all ministry officials instructed department heads to tell their subordinates …

Hints of Burma-Thailand Tension Appear in State-run Media

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

He suggested that Indonesia was a good model for Burma’s democratization. “So the question to be posed on Myanmar is why can’t they also emerge from that to …

‘We Won’t Have another Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Khin Ohmar is a secretary of Forum for Democracy in Burma and a spokesperson for a campaign calling for the release of all political prisoners, …

Burmese junta raid news journal office

Index On Censorship

Burmese authorities have raided the office of the True News Weekly Journal (Thitsa) after an increase in sales amongst the supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi …

Police raid True News Weekly Journal office

Mizzima.com – 

by Phanida Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese military junta authorities raided the office of the True News (Thitsa) Weekly Journal after sales of the journal …

Suu Kyi Lawyers Challenge Witness Ban In Myanmar Trial

NASDAQ – 

YANGON (AFP)–Lawyers for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday they had asked a court to overturn an earlier ban that prevented three …

‘One-use’ SIM Cards Set to Launch

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Myanmar Post and Telecommunications remains the only mobile phone service provider in Burma. According to the statistics available, Burma was home to 375800 …

The Regime’s Hollow Talk of Justice and the Law

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

It is absurd to contemplate that, without committing any violation of any law, Burma’s detained Nobel Peace laureate will probably be found guilty of …

South Korea Urges Burma to Ensure Democracy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“President Lee expressed the hope that the Myanmar [Burma] government would address the concerns of the international community by making sure that national …

Suu Kyi’s lawyers make appeal for more witnesses

eTaiwan News – 

AP Lawyers for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday that they are asking a court to allow three defense witnesses, earlier rejected by …

May Tha Hla: Bringing aid to Burma.

BBC News

May Tha Hla is a Burmese expat who lives in the UK. After Cyclone Nargis struck in May 2008 she was frustrated at the failure of aid to get through to Burma …

Aung San Suu Kyi is key to reconciliation

United Press International, Asia

The UN Security Council has called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma. The generals should seriously …

Chin: Statement on Mission to the USA

UNPO – 

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is not a threat to the security of Burma, but is an irreplaceable political icon for bringing about change in the country.

Costs of War: Fixing National Security

ISN – 

… he nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and spoke out against the house arrest of Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Three Ways Obama Must Choose Wisely in Cairo

North Star Writers Group – 

Though Obama criticized Burma’s military junta last week for arresting democratic activist Aung San Suu Kyi, he said nothing after last week’s death of …

FACTBOX-A look at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Reuters – ‎‎

Intelligence experts say Kim ordered the 1983 bombing in the capital of Burma, now Myanmar, that killed 17 senior South Korean officials and the bombing of …

Malaysia denies Burmese human trafficking

Mizzima.com – 

The report was based on a year long review by committee staff who spoke to migrants from military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, and human rights …

Veteran politician laments Burmese independence

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

The speech was observed by politicians, including members of the opposition National League for Democracy party, whose leader Aung San Suu Kyi is currently …

Need for political change in Burma for regional stability: Thai FM

Narinjara News – ‎‎

Both the foreign ministers felt that the two countries should convince the Burmese military authorities that the Bangladesh-Myanmar Road is “a more viable” …

Malaysia denies claim of Myanmar human trafficking

Sin Chew Jit Poh – ‎‎

The report was based on a yearlong review by committee staff who spoke to migrants from military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, and human rights …

Thai Immigration crackdown on border runners

Phuket Gazette – 

Immigration checkpoints bordering Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia are expected to enforce the regulation shortly. Most visa runners in Phuket make the …

Crushing Democracy in Myanmar

Mainstream

From the event of the Four Eights Uprising (August 8, 1988) to the Crackdown on Monks in 2007 and dealing with last year’s Cyclone Nargis, the junta has …

Guardian Daily: Alistair Darling’s future in the balance

guardian.co.uk – ‎‎

Gordon Brown has signed an online petition supporting Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi. Simon Tisdall says that while it will help keep her name …

Myanmar cyclone: WFP lifts veil on aid operation

Reuters AlertNet – ‎‎

Most reports on Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar’s biggest natural disaster in years, make pretty dry reading. But not so, the latest UN offering which looks more …

The pagoda’s collapse and the Burmese junta

Examiner.com – 

… Buddhist site in Rangoon, Myanmar. The pagoda had been damaged by the Cyclone Nargis last spring – which took the lives of at least 140000 Burmese – and …

What the UN Can’t Ignore in Burma

Washington Post

The leader of Burma’s struggle for human rights and democracy has been charged with violating the terms of her house arrest after an American citizen swam …

China leaps from pariah to power after Tiananmen

Emirates Business 24/7 – 

“They can talk strongly about human rights in Burma — or human rights domestically, like closing down Guantanamo — but when it comes to China, …

MediaWATCH: Stress, Fatigue in Phuket Disaster

Phuketwan

Australia leads the Asia-Pacific region with 400 cases. idahostatesman.com (ap) In Rangoon t spray-painted demands appear overnight: ”Free Aung San Suu Kyi …

CrisisWatch N°70, 1 June 2009

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎‎

… and fears for the further escalation of regional tensions. The situations in Guatemala, Myanmar/Burma and Niger also saw significant deteriorations in May.

Dhaka, Bangkok to take up refugee issue with Rangoon

Radio Australia News – 

Thailand and Bangladesh will take up the issue of ethnic Rohingyas fleeing Burma into neighbouring countries with the military junta. …

‘Political change in Myanmar will benefit all’

Bangladesh News 24 hours

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, or BIMSTEC, groups together Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, …

Suu Kyi trial sparks helpless outrage in Myanmar

The Associated Press

For a nation still recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Nargis last year, which left at least 138000 dead, the ongoing economic hardship makes coping …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

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