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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (4 June 2009)

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Burmese and Tibetans mark Tiananmen Square anniversary

Mizzima.com –

About a hundred Burmese and Tibetan activists shouted slogans such as ‘Long Live Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi!’ and ‘China – respect democracy and human …

Myanmar: Collapse of an Ancient Pagoda

Global Voices Online – ‎‎

The pagoda was originally damaged during Cyclone Nargis, so it had been going under renovation. Just on May 7th, 2009, there had been an umbrella-hoisting …

Junta allows more FM Radio Stations

Mizzima.com – ‎

Burma’s military rulers have privatized eight FM Radio stations to its business cronies, most of whom the United States and European Union have blacklisted …

Asean rushes establishment of $120-B fund

Inquirer.net – ‎

Asean groups the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Vietnam. Also, Abhisit said the heads of …

Havel calls for solidarity with those living in non-freedom

Czech Happenings – ‎

Havel mentioned Burma, North Korea, Cuba and Iran in this connection. He said it is necessary to point out in the European Union, NATO and other similar …

Burma: Army Returns Child Soldiers

UNPO – ‎

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 …

U Thant’s vision of democracy unrealized in Burma: Ban

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

That is why I would like to visit Myanmar [Burma] again this year,” Ban iterated. Ban earlier revealed his plan to pay a visit to Burma during an interview …

World Leaders Salute Solidarity

Krakow Post – ‎

He also highlighted that the concepts of solidarity and freedom remain vital, citing the dilemmas in Burma and North Korea. German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Defacing an icon, unmasking a monster

Calgary Herald – ‎

By Denise Chong, For The Calgary HeraldJune 4, 2009 Twenty years later, the pro-democracy students who took part in the protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 …

Burma reels from poor PR but Aung San Suu Kyi verdict is close

guardian.co.uk – ‎

The British ambassador in Burma, Mark Canning, is one of the few outsiders to have been allowed into the courtroom to witness parts of the trial of Aung San …

Summer movies from hippies to Harry Potter

Georgia Straight – ‎

A video collective in Myanmar brings us Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country. Is the Unmistaken Child really a reincarnation of an ancient Tibetan …

Keep up the Pressure, Urges Win Tin

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Win Tin also welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s promise to return to Burma “as soon as possible.” He added, however, that the UN chief must be …

Suu Kyi Photo Campaign Launched

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By LAWI WENG Activists have launched a photo campaign to encourage people to get involved in the Burmese democracy movement and to call for the release of …

Burmese Media Again Challenge Thailand’s Burma Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

… has also carried reports questioning the Thai government’s Burma policy, although the state-run English language daily, The New Light of Myanmar, …

Health Problems Increasing for Political Prisoners

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Nineteen of them require urgent medical treatment, including Aung San Suu Kyi, comedian Zarganar, female labor activist Su Su Nway and 88 Generation …

A Dangerous Experiment

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Her arrest and detention have sparked international outrage and even condemnation by Burma’s usually passive neighbors. This show of disgust, …

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

American Chronicle – Muhammad Mohsin Iqbal – ‎

Trafficking in persons in the twenty-first century alike of slavery: a monstrous crime against the dignity and human rights of its victims. …

Uncertainty over trial of Suu Kyi in Burma

ABC Online – ‎

MARK COLVIN: There’s fresh uncertainty about the trial of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in which the closing arguments and verdict had been …..

ASEAN-led humanitarian aid effort needed in Burma

Mizzima.com –

… would be the end of a successful mechanism which has brought unprecedented access in Myanmar,” said Luke Arend deputy head of the MSF mission in Burma. …

US ‘will not impose solutions’ on Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma –

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–The United States has said it will not impose its own measures to solve Burma’s problems but that the military government should “promote …

The Web reacts to Tiananmen’s 20th anniversary

France24 – ‎

… Obama’s visit to Egypt is dividing local Net users; a campaign is underway on the anniversary of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Myanmar detains women, children over rare protest: official

AsiaOne – ‎

Myanmar’s ruling generals say the case is an internal matter. The country, formerly known as Burma, has been ruled by the military since 1962. …

Myanmar nationals in Malaysia call for Suu Kyi’s freedom

AsiaOne –

The military has ruled Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, since 1962 and critics say next year’s elections are a sham as they will be held under a new …

Teenager recruited by Burmese army

Democratic Voice of Burma –

Yesterday the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported on a ceremony held in Rangoon, attended by UNICEF and Save the Children, in which the army …

Students fight for political prisoners

Your Local Guardian – ‎

The pupils, part of the school’s Amnesty International group, are calling for the release of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Women, children held after rare protest in Myanmar

Reuters – ‎

According to the Thailand-based Assisting Association for Political Prisoner (Burma), there are more than 2000 political prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, …

Distressed woman goes to US Embassy

eTaiwan News –

AP A distressed woman with three young children, saying her husband was a prisoner, sought help at the US Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday, witnesses said. …

Court accepts appeal for remaining Suu Kyi witnesses

Democratic Voice of Burma –

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–Rangoon divisional court yesterday agreed to listen to an appeal from Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers to readmit three defence witnesses …

Riot Police to be Replaced with New Border Defense Forces in …

Narinjara News –

The Burmese military junta is now trying to form the border guard force with many armed ceasefire groups in the ethnic areas of Burma, primarily in the east …

Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to Burma’s U Thant

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday paid tribute to former Burmese UN chief U Thant on the 100-year anniversary of his birth and …

As globe faces multiple Crises,”U Thant’S Vision of ‘one world …

Webnewswire.com – ‎

When I visited Myanmar last year in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, I also took the opportunity to pay my respect to his memory by visiting the U Thant …

Pressure grows on Burma’s Junta

Asia Sentinel – ‎

Burma’s deputy defense minister told his audience in Singapore that other countries “should refrain from interfering in [Myanmar’s] internal affairs that …

Internet censorship fight goes global

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – ‎‎

Last month, a coalition of human rights activists and dissidents from countries including China, Burma, Laos and Cuba joined in signing an open letter to …

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE

Washington Post –

There are lots of other skewed allusions and in-jokes: After referring to Myanmar as “a ripe sewer,” Smith adds that Burma was even worse — the joke being …

SEABA 2009: SouthEast Asia Basketball Championships

International Basketball Network –

… Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. These ten national teams will compete for the gold medal. …

Myanmar court mulls more witnesses in Aung San Suu Kyi case

Monsters and Critics.com –

Suu Kyi is the leader of the NLD, which won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has been blocked from power by Myanmar’s junta for the past 19 …

Myanmar delays Suu Kyi case for witness appeal

英文中國郵報 – ‎

Myanmar was formerly known as Burma and has been ruled by the military since 1962. The army refused to recognise elections won by the National League for …

Obama Will Not Make a Difference

Arutz Sheva –

While they incessantly demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, they never demand the release of political prisoners in the Arab world. …

Tried ‘for being polite’

Straits Times –

WASHINGTON – THE United States criticised Myanmar Wednesday, saying it had put opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial ‘for being polite. …

Suffering Escalated by Oil Companies

Bay Area Indymedia –

“Chevron’s complicity in human rights abuses in Burma, the billions in project revenues flowing to the brutal Burmese military junta who use these profits …

What Does a Smaller World Mean for Human Rights?

Center For American Progress –

… we show on these issues, the worse China looks in comparison as it trades small arms in Sudan or bucks up a repressive regime in Burma (Myanmar). …

Ban pays tribute to former UN chief and Myanmar diplomat U Thant

Xinhua – ‎

Addressing guests at a lunch held at the UN Headquarters in New York, Ban recalled that during his mission to Myanmar last year in the aftermath of Cyclone …

Beyond Rangoon

Silicon Valley’s Metro – ‎

… of Aung San Suu Kyi. The next day, Laura wanders off on an illegal journey into the Burmese hinterlands with a professor-turned-guide named U Aung Ko, …

As Millions Flee Conflicts, Women’s Refugee Commission Urges New …

Reuters AlertNet –

As the manual highlights, more than 40 million people are currently displaced by armed conflict and human rights abuses. Almost completely dependent on …

Darkness descends on Burma’s Lady by the Lake

The Daily Star –

Burma’s deputy defence minister told his audience in Singapore that other countries “should refrain from interfering in [Myanmar’s] internal affairs that …

Burma Court to Consider Appeal in Aung San Suu Kyi Trial

Voice of America –

By VOA News A lawyer for Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says a court in the military-run nation will consider an appeal against a key ruling …

Suu Kyi’s lawyers challenge witness ban

Radio Australia News – ‎

Lawyers for Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi have challenged a ban preventing her from calling three out of four defence witnesses at her …

ANNE MUGISHA: Besigye treason trial could resume ahead of 2011

The Observer – ‎

Burma is a former British territory also known as Myanmar and in South East Asia it is notorious for its uninterrupted military rule since 1962 when Gen. …

Activists skeptical of release of child soldiers

Mizzima.com – ‎

… in military-ruled Burma, which is often criticized for forcibly recruiting children into the armed forces. The junta’s mouthpiece New Light of Myanmar …

Fund crunch threatens rice production in Burma: WFP

Mizzima.com – ‎

The Irrawaddy delta, also known as Burma’s rice bowl, was laid waste by the deadly Cyclone Nargis, leaving at least 130000 dead or missing and devastating …

A bicycle and a megaphone: saving lives in cyclone-prone Bangladesh

Reuters AlertNet –

… who made the point that Myanmar had no such arrangements in place when Cyclone Nargis struck in 2008. The weaker storm that struck former Burma, …

FDB denies having contact with Yettaw

Mizzima.com – ‎

… information that FDB is having contacts with John William Yettaw, an American man who swam across Innya Lake and intruded into Aung San Suu Kyi’s house. …

Grave concern for Aung San Suu Kyi

UNESCO Norge –

… his grave concern regarding the arrest and trial of the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, coinciding with the moment her house arrest was due to end. …

CNN exposé on Thai refugee abuse wins award

CNN International – ‎

… highlighted the on-going persecution of the ethnic Rohingya people in their bid to escape terrible persecution and privation in Myanmar, formerly Burma, …

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

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 …

88-year-old Veteran Back to China’s Hometown

CRIENGLISH.com – ‎

Liu joined the army in 1941 and went to Burma (now Myanmar) to fight in the anti-Japanese war. After losing contact with the expeditionary force, …

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 …

Australia Feels Chill as China’s Shadow Grows

The Ledger –

“So Lynas would become part of a group which makes hay in Burma. Can the government live with that?” The Australian, one of the nation’s major newspapers, …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

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