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World focus on Burma (26 June 2009)

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Sri Lankan astrologer arrested after predicting President

Times Online – Jeremy Page – ‎
Myint Lwin, an astrologer from Burma, apologised to the country in May 2008 for failing to predict Cyclone Nargis.  A Russian astrologer, Marina Bai,

UN envoy to meet military junta, perhaps Aung San Suu Kyi

AsiaNews.it – ‎

It is not clear whether he will be able to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, currently under arrest. A hearing in her current trial was scheduled to …

Shoot first, talk later in Myanmar

MorungExpress – Brian McCartan – ‎

Saw Em Wee, a 43-year-old Karen villager, said, “The Burmese army came to both sides of our village. We were afraid to be used as porters or to walk in …

Burma (Myanmar) presses rebels in bid to eliminate armed opposition

Christian Science Monitor – Simon Montlake
Bangkok, Thailand – A four-week military offensive in eastern Burma (Myanmar) has pushed …

UN envoy arrives in Burma on Suu Kyi mission

The Standard – ‎
The UN special envoy to Burma has arrived in the military-ruled nation to pave the way for a visit by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon focused on the trial of …
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In pictures: Burma’s tunnel network

BBC News – ‎
Analysts say Burma is willing to trade food and raw materials, such as rubber, in exchange for North Korea’s tunnelling expertise.

North Korea Vows Nuke Attack if Provoked

FOXNews – ‎
And the isolated regime may now be moving to openly flout the resolution by dispatching a ship suspected of carrying arms to Myanmar. …

Torture the only tool for investigation

United Press International, Asia – Bijo Francis
India is neither Burma nor China. There is still space left in the country where open and constructive criticism against evil practices is possible. …

More than Half of Myitkyina Uni Students Addicted: KNG

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎
The New Light of Myanmar reported that the Burmese authorities had destroyed 312700 hectares of poppy within the last two years and that Burma has been …

Court adjourns Suu Kyi’s trial to July 3

Mizzima.com – ‎
He added he suspects a mastermind behind Yettaw’s visit to the Burmese… democracy icon’s house on the shores of Inya Lake in Rangoon, and that authorities

Making sense of Burma’s new capital

Mizzima.com – Joseph Ball – ‎
The volume, however, is not without some questions, such as the use of “Burma” on the cover and “Myanmar” throughout the text. …

Op-Ed Contributor Don’t Moon Over Burma

New York Times – Marie Doezema – ‎
DOHA — It doesn’t take a trip to Myanmar to see that measures taken by the international community against the Burmese junta are not …

Tunnel Construction Pictures Spark Questions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Min Lwin – ‎‎

According to a MoU signed between Burma and North Korea which has been obtained by The Irrawaddy, Burma plans to build a military headquarter facility with …

Raising awareness of political prisoners

Mid Sussex Times – ‎
Elaine has also set up a website and is aiming to raise at least £3000 for the Burma Campaign UK and the US Campaign for Burma. …

Mentally-ill Missourian accidentally alters the course of history

Pitch Weekly – Peter Rugg – ‎
This year he took a trip Burma, and gave the country’s oppressive regime an excuse to keep one of its most high-profile critics under house arrest just as …

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Kyaw Zwa Moe – ‎
ashington and other Western capitals. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), …

Tenasserim hydropower project under survey

Mizzima.com – Ko Shwe – ‎‎

… Light of Myanmar, a state-run daily newspaper, a signing ceremony for the Tenasserim hydropower project was held on October 9, 2008, between the Burmese …

INFORMATION WARFARE: God Versus The Internet

Strategy Page – ‎‎

Burma (Myanmar) shut down all Internet access, and all cell phone service, in September, 2007, in the face of urban unrest. This left only those with …

MediaWATCH: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett Die

Phuketwan – ‎

US officials have said they believe the Kang Nam could be heading to Burma, carrying weapons in defiance of a UN embargo. Now the Burmese government has

Inside Burma: ‘They can’t tell what’s true anymore’

Guardian Weekly –

It doesn’t look like imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi is going to generate protests inside the country; she was barely discussed, not like the way she used to …

Why Burma May Be North Korea’s Best Friend

TIME – Ishaan Tharoor

Its cargo is unknown; Burma’s state newspaper claims authorities expect the arrival of a “rice-bearing” North Korean vessel, though most news reports …

N.Korean Cargo Ship ‘Approaching Moment of Truth’

조선일보(영문판) –

“The moment is approaching when the North Korea sanctions framework led by the US and North Korean provocations collide,” a government official said …

US Biding Its Time Over Suspicious N.Korean Ship

조선일보(영문판) – ‎

Radio Free Asia, meanwhile, reported that chances are that the Kangnam is carrying North Korean weapons and will exchange them for food in Burma. …

Humanitarian crisis brewing for Burma’s Karen people

Radio Australia – ‎

Burma’s exiled democracy movement has warned of a humanitarian crisis on the doorstep of regional countries, if they ignore attacks by the Burmese military

Looking ahead

USA Today –

The trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to resume after a month-long hiatus. She is accused of violating house arrest by sheltering an …

Movie Review: Bravery fills secret dispatches in ‘Burma VJ’

Providence Journal – A. O. Scott – ‎

… electoral defeat by Aung San Suu Kyi by cracking down ruthlessly on the citizens of the country that nearly everyone in this film pointedly calls Burma, …

Movie Review: Bravery fills secret dispatches in ‘Burma VJ’

Providence Journal – A. O. Scott – ‎

Myanmar’s normally quiescent Buddhist monks emerge as the symbolic and strategic linchpin of anti-government activity, and images of their defiance spread …

Burma VJ – Candid cameras

Independent – ‎

The purpose of the evening was to gather support for the country’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrated her …

Myanmar Monk in Maine to Promote Film about 2007 Uprising

MPBN News – Josie Huang – ‎

The election protests in Iran have conjured up images of a similar uprising in 2007, in Myanmar, the former Burma, where Buddhist monks led marches against …

WAR ON DE-MINING

Daily Mirror – ‎

… has its front organizations now operating from countries that also include India, Botswana, Burma, Cambodia, Denmark, Germany, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, …


Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

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