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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (5 June 2009)

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ICC Orphanage In Burma Attacked by Burmese Government Forces

International Christian Concern – ‎

6/5/09 Burma (International Christian Concern) Burmese government forces attacked two internally displaced people’s camps along the Thai border last night …

Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary

Newspost Online – ‎‎

The march, which was followed by a candlelight vigil, saw the activists condemning the military might of China and Myanmar. “We have come here to show …

Situation Seen as Deteriorating at Aceh Refugee Camp

New York Times – ‎

The smuggler, Rahmatullah, 38, is from Myanmar and was first caught illegally transporting people by the Malaysian authorities several years ago, …

Suu Kyi lawyers challenge ban on defence witnesses

AFP – ‎

YANGON (AFP) — Lawyers acting for Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court Friday to challenge a ruling over the witnesses who can …

Fate of Rohingya Hangs in the Balance

Jakarta Globe – ‎

Foreign Ministry data showed that 119 of the boat people have been identified as Bangladeshi and 269 as Burmese. “The Bangladeshis said they were ready for …

Junta launches fresh offensive against KNU

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

by May Kyaw Chiang Mai (Mizzima News) – Burmese Army troops are preparing to launch an offensive against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and heavy …

Myanmar: 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

Global Voices Online – ‎

A sample of 64-word message of support: “Nineteen years ago, the Burmese people chose Aung San Suu Kyi as their next leader. For most of those 19 years she

SBY likely to win second term

The Australian –

If he throws his weight around, Myanmar (Burma) is quite comfortable (remaining) an isolated country.” One of Indonesia’s foremost writers and social …

Suu Kyi trial delayed one week

United Press International – ‎

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a crowd in this undated photo. (UPI Photo) | Enlarge YANGON, Myanmar, June 5 (UPI) — The trial of …

Karen villagers flee to escape battlefront

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Usa Pichai Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Several hundred ethnic Karen have crossed into Thailand as fears of fresh fighting between the Burmese Army and the …

Another Pagoda Accident in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By THE IRRAWADDY An electric elevator crashed into a stairway inside a well-known Buddhist temple, Bawdi Ta Htaung monastery, in the central Burmese city of …

Myanmar court delays Suu Kyi trial, witness ruling

Washington Post – ‎

A conviction is widely expected in the former Burma, where the courts routinely bend the law to suit the country’s military rulers. …

Court postpones decision to reinstate witnesses

Mizzima.com –

by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Rangoon Divisional Court on Friday heard arguments from lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi urging the Court to reinstate …

Karen Villagers Seek Refuge in Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine -‎

By SAW YAN NAING More then 700 ethnic Karen villagers in Pa-an District in Karen State in eastern Burma have fled to Thailand in fear of more clashes …

Myanmar court postpones decision on more witnesses in Suu Kyi case

Monsters and Critics.com –

Suu Kyi is the leader of the National League for Democracy, which won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has been blocked from power by Myanmar’s …

Restoration Work Blamed for Pagoda’s Collapse

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By THE IRRAWADDY Burma’s state-run media has broken its silence over the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, blaming renovation work. accident until …

A hard reign continues in Myanmar

Asia Times Online – ‎

When Myanmar freed itself from British rule in 1948, with Burmese revolutionary leader and Suu Kyi’s father Bogyoke Aung San at the helm, the Union of Burma …

Jury’s out on Myanmar’s election

Asia Times Online – ‎

… said Dr Maung Zarni, a leading activist and founder of the Free Burma Coalition whose efforts led to the withdrawal of the Pepsi company from Myanmar. …

Karen villagers flee rumoured Burmese offensive

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 5, 2009 (DVB)–Around 700 villagers from Burma’s eastern Karen state have fled to the Thai border to avoid forced recruitment into the Burmese army …

Suu Kyi lawyers to argue witness appeal

AsiaOne – ‎

… the detained deputy leader of her party; and lawyer Khin Moe Moe. Myanmar was formerly known as Burma and has been ruled by the military since 1962. …

Burmese dictators get a free pass

Atlanta Journal Constitution – ‎

The latest outrage in Burma, the country renamed Myanmar by its ruling generals, came May 14, when startled witnesses saw a security convoy speeding from …

Refugees are walking to bring peace to Myanmar

LimaOhio.com –

“We are campaigning for the freedom of Burma [the former name of Myanmar] and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.” Min Oo said they sometimes stay in hotels and other …

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 …

THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF A REGIME THAT HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS

Calcutta Telegraph – ‎‎

What would the state in Myanmar have been like if Aung San had not been assassinated on the eve of the country’s independence from Britain? …

… with celebrities — namely Kevin Spacey, Eddie Izzard and Emma Freud — most recently on the topic of Aung San Suu Kyi, the imprisoned Burmese politician.

Given the major human rights issues also arising in Burma, we might be able to combine the two and debate them together.”

Amazon Defense Coalition: Chevron Providing Misleading Information …

Business Wire (press release) – ‎

Chevron’s latest mischaracterization of the evidence follows a stunning rebuke last week of Chevron management over growing human rights problems in Ecuador …

Court mulls witnesses in Suu Kyi’s case

Gulf Times – ‎

A Yangon court is to decide today whether to allow more witnesses to testify in defence of democracy-icon Aung San Suu Kyi who stands accused of breaking …

There’s no silver bullet for malaria

U.TV – ‎

Fake drugs have long been rife in southeast Asia: a 2006 study shows 68% per cent of antimalarial drugs in Laos, Burma, Vietnam and Cambodia contained …

Poland marks vote that broke communism

The Australian – ‎

“That means supporting courageous individuals, notably Aung San Suu Kyi” the embattled Burmese opposition leader, she said. Vaclav Havel — the Czech …

Obama’s speech: A new argument for nonviolence

Dallas Morning News – ‎

How’s that working for Aung san suu kyi in Burma? I’m not advocating violence, but it requires a tremendous amount of time to change a country, …

Editorial: In solidarity – Remembering Tiananmen, 20 years after

Greenville Daily Reflector –

There will be no formal recognition today in Tiananmen Square in Beijing where 20 years ago Chinese troops stormed pro-democracy protests. …

Tiananmen vigil held to mark anniversary

Swindon Advertiser –

Ms Bushell said: “As well as remembering the people who sacrificed their life and freedom to ask for democracy we are asking the Chinese authorities to hold …

Taiwan cannot ignore PRC human rights

eTaiwan News – ‎

The DPP maintained that “freedom, democracy and human rights” should become the “common language for the development of future cross-strait relations” and …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 5, 2009 at 1:52 am

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