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World focus on Burma (3 June 2009)

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Burmese Court to Hear Appeal from Aung San Suu Kyi

Voice of America – 

By VOA News A Burmese court has agreed to hear an appeal by lawyers representing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the numbers of witnesses they ..

ASEAN urged to pressure junta for democracy in Burma

Mizzima.com – 

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – ASEAN should use its charter and the ASEAN community should work out a mechanism to mount pressure on the Burmese …

Myanmar court to consider Suu Kyi witnesses

Reuters India

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – The trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was delayed again on Wednesday after a court in the army-ruled …

Court Postpones Suu Kyi Verdict, Admits Defense Witnesses

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By THE IRRAWADDY The Rangoon court trying opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi agreed today to delay the verdict it was planning to give on Friday and to hear …

Burma to Get Mobile Phone Internet Access

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

Burma has two Internet service providers, both of them state-owned—MPT and Myanmar Teleport (formerly known as Bagan Cybertech). Although ITCS is nominally

After The Lady Is Jailed

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By YENI Closing arguments and a verdict in the trial of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been delayed again. But that won’t change the outcome …

Site of Collapsed Pagoda Sealed Off

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

By SAW YAN NAING Burmese authorities have banned the general public from entering the area of the collapsed Danok pagoda, local residents report. …

Regime Fears Growing China Dominance of Burma’s Economy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

The state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, a silent partner, has 15 percent. China has rejected EU and US calls for it to intercede in the trial of Suu …

Thai Women MPs Call for Suu Kyi Release

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

According to the Deutshe Presse-Agentur, 22 women Thai MPs urged the junta in a statement to release Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma, …

Junta-EU Relations Worsening

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

… development minister, visited Burma. However, she only had a meeting with the president of a junta-backed organization, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, …

Myanmar lawyer says US man had no criminal intent

The Associated Press

… latest political play to ensure she is out of the way for the 2010 elections,” said Myanmar activist Khin Omar, of the Forum for Democracy in Burma. …

Divisional Court accepts appeal of Suu Kyi’s case

Mizzima.com – 

One of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers, Nyan Win, had gone to the Divisional Court to appeal the rejection of defense witnesses by the …

Burmese army returns child soldiers

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

The ceremony, reported in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper, was conducted by the army-run Work Committee for Prevention against Recruitment of …

Suu Kyi court date postponed

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎‎

A Burmese court has agreed to hear an appeal over the number of witnesses Aung San Suu Kyi can call at her trial, meaning that final arguments in the case …

Constructive Non-interference?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

“The changes in Myanmar [Burma] are very much needed,” said Thailand’s outspoken Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya. “It not only is a necessity for the …

Suu Kyi witness ban challenged

Aljazeera.net – 

Lawyers for Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, have filed an appeal against a court’s refusal to allow three defence witnesses to …

Myanmar misrule

Toledo Blade

… trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the key figure in the rival movement to the generals ruling the country formerly known as Burma. …

Suu Kyi trial ‘a chance’ for UN inquiry on Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

“The trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is putting additional scrutiny on Burma right now and really highlighting the lack of judicial independence,” Giannini …

Human Rights Council hears presentation of reports on independence …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

The European Union was deeply concerned about the current situation in Burma/Myanmar and the political trial of Daw Ang Suu Kyi. …

Australia Feels Chill as China’s Shadow Grows

The Ledger – 

Critics were quick to note that China Nonferrous operates huge nickel and iron ore mines in Myanmar, widely denounced as one of the world’s most repressive …

Thailand and Bangladesh to aid Rohingya repatriation

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

… refuge on the Bangladeshi side of the Burmese border. “It’s not at all clear that these people would voluntarily go back to Myanmar,” McKinsey said. …

Human Rights Council hears presentation of reports on independence …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

The European Union was deeply concerned about the current situation in Burma/Myanmar and the political trial of Daw Ang Suu Kyi. …

Messages for Suu Kyi

Vatican Radio – 

(3 June 09 – RV) As the trail of Aung San Suu Kyi continues in Burma, a new campaign has been launched allowing visitors to use new social networking …

Monk calls for unity among religious leaders

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

June 3, 2009 (DVB)–A prominent Burmese monk who organised relief efforts following cyclone Nargis last year has called for religious leaders in Burma to …

Burma low in Global Peace Index

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

In Burma, the index pays particular attention to the scale of internal conflict, lack of respect for human rights and the government’s prioritising of …

Harvard Law report calls for UN action on Burma

Radio Australia

Since 1996, there’ve been independent and reliable sources according to the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma; of more than 3000 …

Ivanhoe’s Burma stakes to be sold to Chinese firm

Mizzima.com

… active in Burma, according to a Burmese mining expert. “Half of the stakes in the Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited (MICCL), a joint venture with

Thai parliament women speak out for Aung San Suu Kyi

Earthtimes (press release) – 

Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the past 20 years under house arrest in a country ruled by a military junta continually criticized for human rights abuses. …

Children recruited in Burmese Army cadet

Shan Herald Agency for News – 

According to Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2009, Burma still continues widespread and systematic forced recruitment of child soldiers. …

a Question for Obama

Washington Post – 

The book profiles seven men and women — six Arab, one Iranian — taking impossible risks in the cause of human rights and self-government. …

Tanks for the memory, China

Malaysia Kini – 

… by an unknown and still unidentified citizen has become a classic in the iconography of the fight for human rights in the face of totalitarian might. …

Thai FM meets Hasina Issues of common interest discussed

The New Nation – 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for linking Bangladesh to the Asian Highway as she said the country does not want to remain isolated from the …

China leaps from pariah to power after Tiananmen

AFP – 

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

Thailand, Bangladesh accord on repatriation of Rohingya

เดอะ เนชั่น – 

Thailand and Bangladesh have agreed to help repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to their home in Burma, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya …

‘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 …

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 …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 3, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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