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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (8 June 2009)

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Thousands flee latest military offensive in Karen State

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Ko Wild Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A Karen rights group said today over 3000 ethnic Karen refugees fleeing Burmese military operations are facing difficulty …

Indonesian FM: US sanctions hurt Myanmar’s people

WKRG-TV – ‎

… also called on the military government in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, to release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi immediately.

Human Rights Council opens general debate on situations that …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

In this regard, Italy was deeply concerned about the continued violations of human rights in Burma/Myanmar. Italy followed closely the situation regarding …

Life after Nargis

MorungExpress – ‎

… year after Burma’s cyclone catastrophe, the victims are still without support. Now, more suffering looms A man carves wood at a shop in Yangon, Myanmar, …

Another ethnic ceasefire group rejects junta’s overture

Mizzima.com – ‎‎

… the Burmese military junta’s proposal to transform its army into ‘Border Guards’, sources said. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), …

Former Singapore prime minister visits Myanmar

eTaiwan News – ‎

AP Former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong arrived Monday in Myanmar for a four-day official visit and will meet with members of the ruling junta, …

Fire in Indo-Burma border town kills one

Mizzima.com – ‎

… insurgent groups including the UNLF, sources on the border said, members of Manipuri rebel group have a good rapport with Burmese junta… authorities.

Burma’s Karen flee army offensive

BBC News – ‎

About 3000 ethnic Karen villagers have reportedly fled from Burma into Thailand in recent days because of a new Burmese military offensive. …

Myanmar court set to rule on witnesses for Suu Kyi

eTaiwan News –

AP A court in Myanmar is set to rule Tuesday on whether to allow the testimony of three witnesses who were earlier not allowed at the trial of pro-democracy …

Clashes Force More Karens to Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

Others have speculated that the skirmishes are a belligerent response to the Thai government because of its public criticism of Burma’s handling of Suu …

Burma plays long in trial of Aung San Suu Kyi

guardian.co.uk – ‎

Were a Martian to read the New Light of Myanmar he could be forgiven for thinking an extraordinarily successful feat of social engineering had been …

Burmese flee into Thailand after army crackdown

ABC Online – ‎

By South East Asia correspondent Karen Percy There are reports that several thousand people have fled across the Burma border into Thailand fleeing an …

Burmese flee into Thailand after army crackdown

ABC Online –

By South East Asia correspondent Karen Percy There are reports that several thousand people have fled across the Burma border into Thailand fleeing an …

Another Ceasefire Group Rejects Border Guards Proposal

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By LAWI WENG Another Burmese ceasefire group has rejected a government order to reassign its troops as border guards. The Kokang group, the Myanmar National …

Suu Kyi Porn Site Sparks Outrage

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

By THE IRRAWADDY A pro-Burmese junta blog site, nlfordemocracy.blogspot.com, has sparked outrage among Burmese exiles and Burma observers by posting …

Experts Criticize Junta’s Temple Renovation Work

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By ARKAR MOE Burma ‘s state-run media has broken its long silence on the collapse of the historic Danok Pagoda, calling the structure’s failure a result of …

Goh to Meet Than Shwe in Naypyidaw

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By WAI MOE Goh Chok Tong, the former prime minister of Singapore, is to meet Burmese head of state Snr-Gen Than Shwe during a four-day visit to Burma, …

Nearly 1800 Karen flee Myanmar fighting – Thailand

Reuters – ‎

In February 2008, KNU leader Mahn Sha Lar Phan was shot dead at his home in a Thai border town in an assassination blamed on the regime in the former Burma, …

Experts Criticize Junta’s Temple Renovation Work

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

Three weeks before the collapse of the pagoda, Kyaing Kyaing, the wife of Burmese junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe, along with family members and senior …

Kokang, Wa want to keep things as they are

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

“Things had been going smoothly the way it should be,” Peng Jiasheng, Chairman of the Kokang’s Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) was quoted …

The World is Ready for a President Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

That scenario, however, should not be allowed to silence the legitimate demand for Suu Kyi to be recognized as the rightful president of Burma. …

2000 flee Myanmar fighting

Straits Times –

She added that another 400 Karen had entered Thailand’s western province of Tak from Myanmar since the start of June. The Thailand-based Free Burma Rangers …

Burma: Suu Kyi Verdict Postponed

UNPO – ‎

The Burmese court trying the case against Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has adjourned the hearing until June 12 [2009] to allow an appeal against a motion …

Constitutional loophole leaves door open for forced labor: ILO

Mizzima.com – ‎

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is currently facing trial for breeching the terms of her house detention; charges which many critics and observers …

Sri Lankan President to visit Burma soon

Narinjara News – ‎

“My visit to the Union of Myanmar this month and the numerous other activities proposed to take place in our two countries as part of the 60th anniversary …

Sri Lanka and Singapore ministers in Burma

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

… following Burma’s donation of $US50,000 to victims of the recent Sri Lankan offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels. “My visit to the Union of Myanmar this …

3000 Karen flee to Thailand

Bangkok Post – ‎

About 3000 Karen have fled across the border to Tha Song Yang district of Tak province to escape fighting in Burma, Third Army Region commander Lt-Gen …

Former Singapore PM visits Myanmar: officials

AFP – ‎

YANGON (AFP) — Former Singapore prime minister Goh Chok Tong visited Myanmar, officials said, amid international pressure on the military regime to halt its …

Goh Chok Tong on four-day Burma visit

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Mizzima News New Delhi (Mizzima) – Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s Senior Minister begins a four-day official visit to military-ruled Burma on Monday. …

Mae Sot Workers Hungry for Suu Kyi News

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By ALEX ELLGEE MAE SOT — Factory workers along the Thai-Burma border are simmering with anger over the ongoing trial of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San …

Junta clampdown on exiled radio listeners

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

The ruling junta yesterday issued a warning in the New Light of Myanmar…

newspaper that those listening to radio without holding a license could be

Thousands of Burmese flee offensive to Thai border

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎‎

Thai villages are taking care of the health of the refugees and food is being provided by the Thai Burma Border Consortium (TBBC), said Nang Phaw Kay, …

Spotlight interview with Maung Maung (Federation of Trade Unions …

Infoshop News – ‎

Brussels, 5 June 2009 (ITUC OnLine): The FTUB (Federation of Trade Unions of Burma) held its first ever Congress in March 2009. …

Scepticism greets Suu Kyi trial in Rangoon

Radio Australia – ‎

The trial of Burma’s jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been delayed yet again. The trial has been adjourned until this Friday, the 12th of June, …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial likely to be delayed further

MyNews.in –

The trial of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delayed for a week over efforts to reinstate three defense witnesses. She is being tried on charges …

Myanmar defends trial of opposition leader

Inquirer.net – ‎‎

… Defense and Security Ann Taylor told the conference the world is behind Suu Kyi and others struggling for democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Isolating Burma Isn’t Helpful

Asian Tribune – ‎

“We urge the government of Myanmar to resolve the matter speedily and to release Aung San Suu Kyi immediately and unconditionally,” said Philippine foreign …

3000 villagers flee shelling in Burma

Scotsman –

MORE than 3000 ethnic Karen villagers have fled Burma into Thailand as Burmese troops fired shells near a camp where they were sheltering. …

BURMA: Jurists Want Security Council to Open War Crimes Probe

Inter Press Service – ‎

The report, which was released in late May, accuses the regime in Burma, or Myanmar, of perpetrating “epidemic levels” of forced labour, the recruitment of …

Sri Lanka wants George Soros ‘like a hole in the head’!

Lankaweb –

Outside of Russia and the Balkans, he takes a special interest in China, Burma and the small central Asian countries that “surround” China. …

Bug-proof garb for army

Calcutta Telegraph – ‎

… more casualties to the British army than the Japanese while fighting in the jungles of Burma, now Myanmar, bordering the Northeast,” the official said. …

EDITORIAL Did you hear what he said?

Bangkok Post – ‎

Mr Obama’s speech unfortunately failed to stress that Islam and democracy are fully compatible. It was disappointing that he honoured the monocracy of

Ms. Kyi Vs. Myanmar’s Vicious Junta

Black Star News – ‎

The ruthless military junta of Myanmar, formerly called Burma, has finally decided to take on the human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi again. …

UK: PM’s speech at D-day memorial service

ISRIA – ‎

When Darfur is in the grip of genocide, Burma is in chains, Zimbabwe is in agony? When the enemy is not just violence but the mortal threat of poverty, …

“Undermining Democracy: Strategies and

Petroleumworld.com – ‎

By Undermining Democracy.org ….He warned that today’s Russia is advancing a new form of authoritarianism, with methods of control that are signifi cantly more …

Icon of democracy

The Daily Star – ‎

Our next-door Myanmar is a mysterious country, which has been ruled for decades by the military junta. Most of the countries in the world have snapped …

Many Burmese See Pagoda Collapse as an Omen for the Junta

New York Times – ‎

By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK — It cannot have pleased Myanmar’s ruling family: the collapse of a 2300-year-old gold-domed pagoda into a pile of timbers just three …

PITCH DARK

Negros Chronicle – ‎

… the freedom that People Power restored. But we’ve failed to fully respond to Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s plea for the suppressed people of Burma. …

Myanmar Thailand Refugee

Suomen Kuvalehti – ‎

… Free Burma Rangers on June 7, 2009, Karen civilians take shelter on the bank of the Moei river after fleeing the fighting between Myanmar soldiers and …

Web Journalists at risk

Lawdit Commercial Solicitors – ‎‎

… the most journalists – such as China, Cuba, Burma and Uzbekistan – are also some of the most repressive in terms of freedom of expression for bloggers. …

IPI Congress Honours Russia’s Novaya Gazeta

International Press Institute (press release) – ‎

… India/Burma (2007); Yemen Times, Yemen (2006); SW Radio Africa, United Kingdom (2005); the Central Asia and Southern Caucasian Freedom of Expression ..

Sunday Forum: Our brave new cyber world / Online toward democracy

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – ‎

China would lose its capacity to cover up SARS epidemics, and the Burmese dictatorship would no longer be able to engage in massive, bloody crackdowns ..

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 8, 2009 at 4:40 am

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