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ျပည္သူေတြဆီမွာ လြတ္လပ္မႈနဲ႔ တန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ အရင္ဆံုး ရွိေနမွ ဒီမိုိကေရစီ စံႏႈန္းရွိတာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

World focus on Burma (18 June 2009)

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LEAD: UN chief to visit Japan in June, Myanmar in July:

Product Design & Development – ‎

The country, formally named Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Ban traveled to Myanmar for the first time last year in the aftermath of the …

Tibet’s Nobel Man

TIME – Pico Iyer

In Burma Aung San Suu Kyi, who was placed under house arrest that July (and rewarded with her own Nobel Prize two years later), is still in confinement, …

“A land the world forgot: A photojournalist sneaks into Myanmar to …

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Ryan Libre -‎

Most oversimplified headlines about Myanmar suggest that all its people are united behind Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in opposition to the …

UK: The challenge of Europe

ISRIA – ‎

Now, as we approach Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday tomorrow, we are working with our EU partners to put further pressure on the junta to release her and all …

Burmese women’s groups pressured to cancel protest

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎

… bordering Burma, to hold a protest rally demanding the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on her 64th birthday on June 19. …

Climber protests against Lloyd’s of London

Mizzima.com –

Robertson timed his protest to coincide with the eve of detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday, which falls on Friday June …

Iran candidates cite poll violations

Ninemsn –

Global plans for birthday of Suu KyiSupporters of Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi are making preparations around the world to mark her 64th birthday …

Refugee children look for new family in the U.S.

Northwest Asian Weekly – James Tabafunda – ‎

Doi Bu is originally from Burma (Myanmar) and had been staying in Malaysia for one and half years before they met. Adriana wanted to be her foster parent. …

EU funds inputs package, extension support project

The Herald – Martin Kadzere – ‎

Other countries receiving the EU-funded “Food Facility” support are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Central African Republic …

Burmese army drives ethnic rebels from last stronghold

Independent – Andrew Buncombe – ‎‎

An ethnic rebel army that has been fighting for greater autonomy from Burma for more than 60 years has been driven …

Burmese army takes Karen positions

Scotsman – ‎

BURMESE government forces captured three Karen rebel positions yesterday in the latest fighting that has forced thousands of refugees to flee into …

China’s Oil Supply Dependence

Journal of Energy Security – David L.O. Hayward – ‎

China has secured a thirty-year deal from the Burmese military junta for natural gas tapped off the Myanmar coast. China will use these new pipelines to …

Burmese troops threaten Karen rebel bases

Radio Australia News – ‎‎

Soldiers of the Karen National Union, which is waging the world’s longest-running insurgency, launched 60 years ago after Burma won independence from …

DEPRIVATION AND RAPE IS THE LOT OF KAREN REFUGEES

Pattaya Daily News – ‎

According to a June 17 allegation from a spokesman from Karen relief organisation, the Free Burma Ranger (FBR), Burmese military assailants raped and …

“A land the world forgot: A photojournalist sneaks into Myanmar to …

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Ryan Libre – ‎‎

… an ethnic and religious minority that for decades fought a war of independence against the brutal military junta that rules Myanmar, or Burma. …

Burmese women’s groups pressured to cancel protest

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎‎

“With Moreh, being a town bordering Myanmar [Burma], any activity such as an open protest rally held there aimed at criticizing the ruling junta in Myanmar …

Karen rebel Army forced to retreat

Mizzima.com – Larry Jagan – ‎

Mae Sot (Mizzima) – Burma’s largest active ethnic rebel group has been forced to abandon its stronghold on the Burmese border with Thailand …

Myanmar troops threaten Karen rebel bases

The army and their Karen allies were also threatening two bases of the Karen National Union (KNU), the largest rebel group in the eastern former Burma. …

Myanmar: Recent Karen exodus raises questions about UNHCR role

ReliefWeb (press release) – Sai SoeWin Latt

… on Karen villagers, dated June 11, 2009, which said, “The EU reiterates its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Burma/Myanmar. …

Thousands of Karen Seek Safety in Thailand

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Larry Jagan – ‎

“They are not emaciated, though many have walked for more than seven days to escape from the Myanmar [Burma] army,” she told The Irrawaddy. …

DKBA: Burma’s Second Largest Non-state Armed Group?

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

Ethnic ceasefire groups were upset this year when the Burmese junta announced plans to transform them into a Border Guard Force (BGF). …

Burma rebels to abandon their base on the Thai border

Australia Network News –

Burma’s biggest rebel group says it will abandon a stronghold on the border with Thailand after weeks of fierce fighting with government and rival Karen …

More Mobile Phone Service Available to Burmese

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎‎

Burma’s Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is set to add more than 200000 GSM mobile phone and CDMA phone SIM cards in Rangoon and …

Environmentalists press Mekong dams issue on ASEAN agenda

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎‎

… 7389 were from Thailand, 2625 from Cambodia, 583 from Laos, 338 from China, 240 from Vietnam and 26 from Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Myanmar army ‘capture Karen bases’

Aljazeera.net –

According to the Free Burma Rangers, more than 4000 Karen civilians have been forced to seek refuge in Thailand in view of the fighting. Myanmar troops and …

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 18, 2009 at 4:23 am

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