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World focus on Burma (16 June 2009)

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Burmese Inaction Frustrates Asean

Jakarta Globe –

… Myanmar Caucus, or AIPMC, an organization of parliamentarians from Asean countries, said the regional grouping has been pressing Burma to reform since …

Latvia: Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins gratified with Council’s …


The EU foreign ministers also debated the EU’s further policy in the issue of Burma/Myanmar, as well as the strained situation in the country due to the …

UN Legal Experts Denounce Trial of Burmese Democracy Leader

Voice of America –

By VOA News Five human rights investigators for the United Nations say the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has ignored basic standards …

UN rights experts press Myanmar to give Aung San Suu Kyi fair trial

UN News Centre – ‎

16 June 2009 – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the authorities of Myanmar to ensure an “open and fair” trial for …

Daewoo signs MoU to sell gas to China –

“The Korean government is failing to hold Korean corporations accountable for abuses connected to natural gas development in military-ruled Burma,” a joint …

India, Burma step up measures to check swine flu near border – ‎

“So far, even along the border of Myanmar [Burma], we have not encountered any such doubt,” he added. Till date, there have been no reports of cases of …

Suu Kyi’s Detention Affects Asean’s Credibility: Thai PM

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

During the Far Eastern Economic View’s interview published on Tuesday, 16 June, Abhisit, who is now chairman of Asean, said Burma’s political process will …

Commercial Car Auction Opens in Rangoon

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎

By AUNG THET WINE Burma has opened its first commercial car auction in Rangoon, which allows people to buy new cars—even online—in the military-controlled …

Burma-China Pipeline Work to Start in September

The Irrawaddy News Magazine –

“Close to the key shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, Myanmar [Burma] could help China to extend its military reach into a region of …

Junta-backed militia will ‘make Karen state peaceful’

Democratic Voice of Burma – ‎

June 16, 2009 (DVB)–A pro-junta militia in Burma believed to be responsible for the burning of Karen villages and forced recruitment of civilians as troops …

UN slams ‘justice violations’ of Suu Kyi trial


The trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been marred by “flagrant violations” of justice, the UN has said. In a strongly worded joint …

Suu Kyi trial flouts justice, UN investigators say

Reuters –

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) – UN investigators said on Tuesday the trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi flouted …

Forced recruitment into border guard drives Karens into Thailand

Nation Multimedia – ‎‎

“There is a push by the Myanmar (Burma) government to increase the size of the force so they have been recruiting since late 2008. …

UN: Burma Faces Risk from Disasters

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – ‎‎

By BRADLEY S KLAPPER / AP WRITER GENEVA — People in Burma are among those with a risk of dying in a natural disaster, the United Nations said in a report …

UN experts demand fair trial for Aung San Suu Kyi

GMA – ‎

GENEVA — Five UN human rights experts have called on Myanmar to guarantee a fair trial for imprisoned Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her two …

‘No emotional connection’

Chicago Sun-Times –

Sung — a native of Myanmar, formerly Burma — became pregnant last year while living in Texas, authorities said. She moved to Wheaton in February to live …

Junta flays eu’s accusation –

… to fresh military campaign by Burmese Army against armed rebels in eastern Burma. The statement carried in the official newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, …

From Foes to Friends: Burma and North Korea

Daily NK – ‎

… photo exhibition were held in Myanmar and a news briefing and film show in Russia from June 1 to 3,§ where Myanmar is the alternative name for Burma. …

China set to start Burma pipeline

Upstream Online – ‎

“The section of the pipelines in Myanmar (Burma) will be built under the name of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) but whether CNPC or PetroChina …

Thai PM Abhisit on Burma and Asean

Far Eastern Economic Review (subscription) –

The exclusive interview dealt largely with how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) should handle the junta in Myanmar in the wake of the …

Set Free Suu Kyi Now

Khaleej Times – ‎

How can one accept that a woman, whom some call the Gandhi of Burma, could be considered a criminal so dangerous that she must be kept away from all contact …

Karen villagers flee army’s rebel sweep

The National – ‎‎

Their guerrilla force controlled a substantial part of Myanmar, then known as Burma, before independence in 1948. But since then the army has forced them …

Myanmar: KNU rejects regime version of fighting

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎

The Karen National Union (KNU) has rejected a Burmese government statement saying the thousands of Karen refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Burma are not …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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